Engineered wood floors in your kitchen are a fabulous option. Not only do they look sophisticated, but they’re also sturdy and hard-wearing, and their clever design means they won’t move or buckle, even if your kitchen gets steamed up from cooking. Engineered wood floors are also one of the best types of flooring for underfloor heating, so you won’t have cold feet if you’re downstairs making a baby’s bottle in the middle of the night, or preparing breakfast on a winter’s morning.
Engineered wood planks are created from seven to 10 layers of real wood, stuck together. They’re glued with the grain of each piece running in a different direction to the layer below. This makes each plank strong and long-lasting. The thicker the top layer, also known as the wear layer, then the more durable the plank is, and the better it will absorb sound. Clever, isn’t it?
Before you decide which type of wooden floors are suitable for your kitchen, here’s a list of advantages and disadvantages to help you decide.
There are plenty of reasons to choose kitchen engineered wood flooring. They include:
We can’t really find any, but there are a few things to consider:
Giving your kitchen a full makeover is a major DIY project, so it’s best to spend a little time thinking about what you’d like to achieve and how much money you want to spend before you start measuring up. While you may not have the budget to completely remodel your kitchen with the latest smart oven or halogen hob, there’s plenty you can do to create a new look and feel. You could start by refreshing all the paintwork or improving the lighting.
For a quick change, how about replacing the handles on the cabinet unit doors, or buying a new work surface and taps? The biggest transformation, apart from buying brand-new furniture or appliances, will be creating attractive, hard-wearing kitchen flooring.
If you want to create an eye-catching kitchen, then style your floor in a bold and intense colour and keep your kitchen units in a similarly deep tone. Style this moody look with focused lighting, making sure that there aren’t any shady spots in the kitchen while you’re preparing food.
Or why not choose a striking contrast, with a dark floor and black work surfaces, and choose a lighter shade for the cabinets?
The style that never goes out of fashion and always looks fresh, herringbone engineered wood floors are arranged in a zig-zag pattern that’ll draw your eye to your gorgeous floor and give you that timeless V-shaped design. Tapi’s collection, which includes a warm hazel tone, is helpfully labelled for either ‘left’ or ‘right’ side fitting in a tongue-and-groove system.
Soft and golden shades add elegance and a peaceful atmosphere and also have the advantage of making the floor look larger. Style pale engineered wood flooring with cabinets and work surfaces in a warm shade, for a Japandi-inspired decor. Tapi’s collection of engineered wood is made with a top layer of oak, the hardest-wearing native wood there is.
Here are our top tips to keep the engineered wood flooring in your kitchen looking lovely for longer: