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Wood Flooring for Kitchens: Key Things to Know

Wood flooring in a kitchen
Wood flooring in a kitchen

Stylish, functional, and suitable for both a traditional country house vibe and a modern interior space, wooden floors have long been regarded as a popular flooring type for kitchens. As the so-called heart of the home, where the family gathers and where meals are prepared, the kitchen is a space which is as functional as it is welcoming – with every part of the kitchen design needing to tie into the decorative theme and the usable nature of the space.

In this blog post, we’re putting the spotlight on wooden kitchen floors, exploring the benefits and things you need to consider before investing in this high quality, high value flooring option.

The benefits of wooden flooring in the kitchen

For starters, wood flooring is one of the most coveted flooring types in the interior design industry. Offering an aesthetic which manages to compliment a traditional and a modern vibe, wood flooring is effortlessly stylish and presents a timeless finish which will literally increase the value of a property almost instantly.

Where colour carpet and tiles are often a matter of preference, with buyers sometimes being put off by the decorative choices of sellers, wooden floor is a universal sign of interior elegance and gives any room or interior space an instant facelift.

In addition to its aesthetic value, wooden flooring adds a sense of texture and authenticity to a room – whether that becomes a focal point of your interior style or simply part of the overall design.

Another benefit of wooden flooring in the kitchen specifically is the ease of cleaning and maintenance. There are some things you need to consider and be aware of with regards to cleaning and upkeep, prior to installing a wooden floor in the kitchen – however, for the most part it is an easy surface to sweep, vacuum, and mop when required.

Things to consider before choosing a wooden floor for the kitchen

When people think about authentic wooden floors, their minds often turn to the warnings – of stains, chips, scratches, and warped floorboards. But the reality is that if your floor is well maintained and cared for in the proper way, these warnings can quickly fade away into the background – leaving you to enjoy your stylish and family-friendly floor.

Wood floor in a kitchen

Yes, wood can warp and buckle when exposed to excessive moisture – however the correct amount of care and attention will ensure that your floor can be efficiently cleaned and effectively protected. It is advised that any spills are wiped up quickly, and that you treat your hardwood floor with a wood floor oil and/or lacquer as well as an occasional re-sanding treatment for a consistently perfect surface finish.

Other things to consider when looking into wooden floors for your kitchen include the potential for slip and trip hazards (something that you can counteract with added rugs for young children), the impact of humidity and heat (ventilation in the kitchen is key for protecting wooden floors) and the importance of eradicating greasy marks and stains as quickly as possible so that they don’t set into the wood.

Is a wooden floor worth the investment?

Let’s be honest, authentic wooden flooring is expensive. And while there are a whole host of alternatives which give you the same or similar aesthetic finishing, only the very best products will increase the value of your home and give you that truly authentic, rustic, timeless style in your kitchen space.

The main options available on the market are:

  • Hardwood flooring
  • Engineered wood flooring (a combination of plywood and hardwood)

Whichever option you choose, wooden flooring is a stylish and functional way to elevate the interior design of your kitchen – and is one which will last the test of time. When considering the longevity of hardwood flooring, even in a room with as high footfall as the kitchen, the durability of wood means that it looks good for years (and even when worn, still presents a rustic look which ticks a multitude of style boxes for modern homeowners).

To conclude, wooden floors are not just a stylish way to upgrade your kitchen – they offer the kind of durability and user friendly finish which makes them a low maintenance and high value choice. Plus, with the support of an expert joinery and interiors firm, your kitchen can benefit from a high quality and cost effective installation.

For more information, reach out to our team directly and let us help you find the perfect hardwood floor for your kitchen.