Kitchen Flooring: What Is The Cheapest Option?
A great way to fully transform the look and feel of your kitchen is to change the flooring. This will help to set the tone in the room before anything else.
Kitchens, like bathrooms, require the correct type of flooring, both from a design perspective and also in terms of practicality. Having a non water-resistant carpet in a bathroom for example can lead to a range of issues, such as damp and unpleasant aromas.
So in terms of kitchen flooring, the price varies just as much as the designs, and there are many to choose from. Laminate flooring is particularly cost-effective and carries a lower price tag than most the other types of flooring available.
It’s a good idea to first think about what type of flooring you want; will you be going for an authentic-looking wooden floor or an original form of laminate?
Original Style Laminate Flooring
Ideal for busier households, this is one of the most popular types of laminate flooring. This is due to its relatively low price tag, along with its ability to cope with wear and tear. So if you’re looking for something that is highly practical, an original style laminate floor is what you are after. Besides looking great, this type of laminate also boasts the following:
- Great design
- Low cost
Real Wood Effect Laminate Flooring
Since the early days of laminate, flooring technology has greatly advanced and this has allowed for the emergence of realistic designs. You can replace the floor in your kitchen with this type of laminate flooring instead of real wood, which could save you money! Like the traditional laminates (see above), this type of flooring can also withstand heavy footfall, making it another great choice for busier households. The cost of realistic-looking flooring tends be slightly higher than that of traditional laminate and this is because it imitates real wood and is more technologically advanced in terms of the design. Still there are many great features:
- Cheaper alternative to real wood
- Ideal for busy households
- Modern design
- Imitates real wood
Vinyl is another cost-effective option that you can roll out into your kitchen. Many people prefer this option as it creates a softer feel underfoot, this down to the thin layer of felt/foam which is contained within the product.
Another reason that vinyl is a preferred choice for kitchens is that it is water and dirt resistant, making it ideal for use in kitchens and utility rooms. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, vinyl only requires sweeping with the occasional mop to ensure that the material stays looking its best. Key features:
- Water and dirt resistant
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Cheaper alternative to real wood flooring
- Wears well
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