Give your kitchen an instant makeover with vinyl flooring
If your kitchen is looking a little tired and you want to revamp it without committing too much time or money, vinyl flooring might just be the answer. Vinyl flooring is huge right now – just take a look through any interior or home magazines and you will see how far it has come since the 70s and 80s. It is available in a huge variety of designs, colours and finishes and is the perfect match for a kitchen, as it stands up well to moisture, spills and heavy foot traffic. Here are some on-trend ideas to think about for your own kitchen.
Geometric patterned vinyl flooring works particularly well in smaller spaces. Adding a statement floor is the perfect way to add interest and drama in a small room and you will find plenty of stunning designs from which to choose. Opt for something in a dark grey for a sleek, modern finish or something more colourful if you want to add an element of fun to your kitchen. As kitchens tend to be fairly plainly decorated – with plain units and worktops – adding a heavily patterned floor works very well and won’t clash with other patterns.
If you love the look of real tiles but don’t want to splash out the money this entails or are worried that tiles will be too cold underfoot in the winter months, it is possible to get vinyl flooring that is indistinguishable from the real thing. You will find hundreds of different designs and shades, making it easy to find your perfect match. Vinyl is not only cheaper than real tiles but also far easier to install. Vinyl flooring is cushioned meaning crockery is less likely to smash if accidentally dropped.
One of the most popular vinyl designs for many years has been the classic black and white tiled finish. This complements just about any kitchen decor and is a timeless look. You can achieve this look by using individual tiles or by choosing sheet vinyl flooring. If you love the monochrome look but want something more fun, you will find an array of striking designs in black and white. As a rule of thumb, more intricate patterns tend to work better in smaller spaces while larger, bolder patterns make an impact on larger floor areas. Having said that, sometimes rules are made to be broken and you can achieve a stunning finish by choosing something a little different to the expected.