Low maintenance kitchen floors

What to look for in a kitchen floor covering 

If there’s one area in your home that needs a tough and resilient floor, it’s your kitchen! The heart of your home, the kitchen is one of the most often-used rooms and it’s subjected to a multitude of challenges. 

  1. It needs to be robust with excellent wear protection, ensuring it looks good for years. 
  2. It needs to have sound insulating properties so that the clash of pots and pans or the noisy blending of your morning smoothie doesn’t reverberate through your whole house. 
  3. And it needs to be able to handle a dropped cup of coffee or a potential dishwasher malfunction: waterproof flooring is a must!


Why waterproof hybrid flooring is an excellent choice for kitchens

With this list of essential features, it’s easy to rule out impractical choices like carpet. Porous hardwood flooring isn’t practical either – one spilt glass of wine and you’ll live with a stain forever. 

Slate or ceramic tiles look elegant, but they can be cold and hard underfoot and offer no cushioning at all. This can be very uncomfortable if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. 

Laminate wood and bamboo flooring is a better choice, but like hardwood, it can be susceptible to stains. 

The most comfortable, practical, and long-lasting option would have to be waterproof hybrid flooring. 


Using modern hybrid flooring in your kitchen

Your kitchen will undoubtedly get more day-to-day wear and tear than any other room in your home, so the floor needs to be durable, low maintenance and waterproof – and of course, attractive!

Hybrid plank flooring ticks all these boxes, offering a strong, easy to clean, sound-dampening floor covering that comes in beautiful colours to complement your home. 

Although traditional vinyl flooring can conjure up visions of drab institutional floors, today’s modern residential waterproof hybrid floors such as Strata flooring offer a fresh and contemporary finish in a wide range of natural wood grain patterns. 

Available in planks or tiles, waterproof flooring is one of the best low maintenance floor options for modern kitchens. And with colours like honey oak and French oak sand drift, Strata flooring adds an organic warmth to your home thanks to its intricate timber-like finishes. 

Our Herringbone style flooring can be installed in traditional patterns giving you a true herringbone finish, as a floating floor. Ideal for any residential or commercial project Herringbone can be combined with Crete tiles for high impact, flexible designs.

Another hybrid option is Genesis by Metroflor; a 100% waterproof floor covering with an attached acoustic underlay backing that can be easily installed over most existing hard floors and imperfect subfloors, saving on labour, time, and material costs.

No matter which hybrid flooring you choose for your kitchen, it is easy to extend into your open plan living and dining rooms, creating a seamless effect and adding the illusion of space to your indoor entertaining area. 


Find the best low maintenance flooring for your kitchen

Woodland Lifestyle Strata flooring is a superior waterproof flooring product available in modern colours and designs. 

Its multi-layer structure features a stable base layer, a thinner vinyl layer, a durable wear layer, and a microscopic ceramic bead overlay. This combined structure provides much higher stability, sound insulation, and strength compared to traditional vinyl products.

Easy to install and boasting a 15-year warranty, it will give you a beautiful kitchen floor that will last for many years to come. 

Contact our team for more information or to request a free sample.

Get in touch with our team on (09) 308 7948 or email us at hello@woodlandlifestyle.com.
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