Kitchen Flooring Choices For Your Home

6 Kitchen Flooring ChoicesHas the time come to invest in a new floor for your kitchen or indeed, some other rooms in your home? Perhaps you are building a new home and are wondering what choices are available and which is the best option for you. Here’s some flooring choices and the advantages and disadvantages of each:-

Stone or Tile

Stone or tiles are hugely popular for high traffic rooms or where water damage is a possibility. There’s a wide variety of styles, colours and types of tiles available. Sometimes homeowners are wary of tiles believing them to be cold but they can be used in tandem with under floor heating now.

Wood Effect Tiles

You can now get wood effect tiles too. They look like wood but won’t be in danger of being scratched by furniture being dragged or by high heels. It won’t be stained by spillages either and can be washed easily.


Source: in Dublin


As you can see, these tiles resemble wood so closely so are definitely a good choice if you love the look of wood with a variety of styles available.

Natural Stone Carpets

Stone and a carpet? Is that not an oxymoron? But no, this exists. They give the warmth of a fabric floor covering but have the practical nature of tiles in that they can be cleaned easily. They are warmer than tiles too so could be a good option if you don’t have underfloor heating (although they can be used with this heating too). They are created from thousands of granules and the ambient air lodges between the granules which makes them warmer. They are durable and low maintenance.

Natural stone flooring 2

Source: Natural Wood Kitchens

There’s also a huge choice in colours and you can even have a variety of colours within a single room, perhaps using different colours for the different zones in a room e.g. working area in the kitchen and the eating area.

Slate Floors

Slate floor

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Slate tiles give a bluish gray hue and have wonderful character. They look wonderful in country and contemporary settings. As you would expect, it is water resistant and wear extremely well so is ideal for heavy traffic areas.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring would be much cheaper than the other option but won’t be as long lasting. If you are the type of person who might get bored with the flooring, it can be a good option. It is easy to clean and maintain.  There’s a wide variety of styles and colours available too.

Wooden Floors

Wood creates a warm atmosphere and feels good to walk on. Floors today can be protected to stand up to heavy traffic and water stains. Of course, there is the choice between solid, semi-solid and engineered wood flooring. Wood will need a little more care and attention between requiring sanding and sealing at intervals.

If you would like to have a new floor installed and would like a quote, apply on our Tradesmen website for quotes from up to four rated tradesmen.


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  • Patrick Chesser

    Hi there, you mentioned that underfloor heating could compliment stone or tiled flooring as they can become cold over Winter, would you know anyone who provides such a service as I myself am struggling to locate anyone where I live??

  • tradesmen1

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for your comment. If you are interested in getting some quotes for underfloor heating just log on to our website at and post your job under the category ‘underfloor heating’.

    I hope this helps, if you need anything else let me know

    Kind Regards

    Oliver Dempsey

  • Andaluzia Rampelt

    I heard a new flooring type called liquid floor (or something similar). Are there any recommendation on that?