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Kitchen Flooring Choices For Your New Home

Kitchen Flooring Choices For Your New Home

Kitchen Flooring Choices For Your New Home

Kitchen Flooring Choices For Your New Home

15 July 2021

When building a new house, you’re often overwhelmed with decisions that you need to make, and sometimes, you just don’t know the right questions to ask before making them.

Here, we’ve outlined some of the things you should think about when choosing the kitchen floor for your new home.

Firstly, consider which colours and materials will best complement the overall style of your home. Kitchens are one of the busiest rooms in the home, and are often attached to or visible from the living and dining areas, so you should think about which colours and materials will create the most cohesive look.

Your kitchen floor needs to be able to withstand heavy foot traffic, spills, and normal wear and tear, so you should choose a material that is durable and unlikely to chip or wear easily. After going through the stress and costs of building a new house, having to change your kitchen floor a couple of years in because it is damaged would be any homeowner’s nightmare.

Lastly, while you want high-quality flooring, make sure that it fits into your budget. This might mean that you need to shop around a bit to find flooring that ticks all the boxes, but we promise, it’ll be worth it.

Here are some of the most popular choices of flooring:


Laminate is one of the most popular flooring choices for kitchens. Laminate floors are formed from moisture-resistant layers around a core of high-density fibreboard. The extra layers of protection make laminate ideal for any wet areas in your home, so spills on laminate floors are not a problem.

There is a large range of timber-look laminates on the market. As these laminates are ultra-durable, as well as scratch and water-resistant, they are perfect for homes with young children or pets.


Tiles will always be a safe and classic choice for kitchen floors. Their durability means they can withstand heavy foot traffic and spills, and they won’t absorb bacteria or odours, which are plentiful in any kitchen. Tiles come in many different shapes, sizes, colours and textures, so you’re bound to find the perfect style for your kitchen.


Vinyl is low-maintenance, cost-effective and non-porous, making it a smart choice for your kitchen area. Vinyl is also easy to clean and is non-slip, which is extremely important in a kitchen. Although once thought of as an outdated choice for flooring, vinyl has recently become very popular. It comes in a large range of styles, including concrete, stone and timber. If timber is what you’re after, we recommend checking out a distressed timber look, for something more rustic and modern.

Before deciding on your flooring, you should make sure to do your research and speak to others. Ask family and friends about their kitchen flooring and any concerns or recommendations they may have. You can also chat to your building and visit display homes and flooring stores for inspiration. If you do your homework upfront, then you’re much more likely to avoid the hassle and costs of having to repair or change your kitchen floor later down the road.