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Originally posted 16th November 2022

Last updated 29th March 2023

Why vinyl flooring could be the perfect solution for your kitchen

If, like most, the kitchen is the heart of your home, you’ll likely be looking...

Simon Golder

Product Analyst

3 min read
Written by Expert

If, like most, the kitchen is the heart of your home, you’ll likely be looking for a flooring solution that is durable, looks great and can withstand the thrills and spills of meal times, drink times and fun times.

Vinyl flooring is a tough and resilient flooring material, making it a great choice for your kitchen. With many vinyl flooring options lasting between 10 and 20 years, provided you take good care of it (which is easy) it is fast proving a very popular choice.

Whether you’re entertaining guests, are a particularly creative chef or running a busy family kitchen, vinyl is also perfect as it is resistant to water and stains. You can use water to clean it so a regular or a steam mop will do a great job, and you can run the vacuum cleaner, provided it is intended for harder surfaces, over it for a quick clean up of crumbs.

It has a relatively soft finish, which means any dropped glasses or plates are less likely to smash, plus provides additional comfort underfoot, perfect for those at the stove cooking up a Sunday roast or rushing around after hungry children.

Even better? It’s a steal at a fraction of the price of its natural or real wood counterparts, and with an increasingly sophisticated range of finishes, from ceramic to oak and more bold and creative patterns, there is an option for everyone with a budget friendly price tag. Available in sheets or tiles that mimic stone, wood and many embossed with textures and finishes, vinyl can be deceptively realistic.

Feeling inspired? Time to check out some of the vinyl floors our customers are enjoying in their kitchens.

For the bold

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For a kitchen with a continental flavour, why not choose one of our bolder vinyl patterns, boasting Spanish vibes and oozing class. The Ecostep Evora 594 Cushioned Vinyl will brighten up your kitchen, with the added bonus of slip resistance, and all the perks of a cushioned vinyl flooring option, including comfort and durability.

For the natural

Designed with intentional imperfections using striking grains and clever craftsmanship, the Hyper Loc Earth click vinyl flooring is so close in look to real wood it is hard to tell the difference. Created with heavy domestic use in mind, it is a great choice for a high traffic area of the house such as the kitchen and comes with a 12-year residential warranty for peace of mind.

For the timeless

This Aqua Plank Crayon Grey Herringbone Click Vinyl is a modern but timeless popular choice for those looking to kit out their kitchen floor with underfloor heating, and want to install it themselves. With a simple, unique click system, the planks measure  480mm in length, 120mm in width and 5mm in depth. The depth includes a 0.55mm wear layer, helping to prevent scratches and scuffs from daily wear and tear.

For farmhouse chic

If you’re going for that deep and rich natural wood look, this contemporary, characterful Aqua Plank Farmhouse Oak Herringbone click vinyl floor boasts a strikingly realistic wood effect. As tough as it is beautiful, it features an embossed surface and is suitable for both heavy commercial and domestic use.

Ready to find the perfect vinyl floor for your kitchen? 

Have a browse of our huge range of options, or speak to a member of our team who will be able to advise you about the type of vinyl floor that would work best for you. You can order free samples of our vinyl flooring to help you make the right choice, and with our handy guide to laying vinyl flooring, your dream kitchen could be cheaper yet grander than you ever thought possible.

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About the Author

Simon Golder, Product Analyst

Simon has been a key team player with over 20 years experience, he started his love of wood as a carpenter before joining our team. He is heavily involved with every product that we offer, looking at all the key aspects including finishes, colours and performance. Simon is responsible for all of the images shown throughout our website, making sure that we give the very best realistic view of all our products.