Kitchen floor design
The floor design is not only an aspect of kitchen modeling. It is the mostly important stage in the interior design. Always plan your floor area first. It is easy to change the furniture or appliance, but after all, to change the floor is the hardest thing. So spend time considering your options. You can either have the same material throughout to merge the areas together or use different types to create specific zones. If you have opted for dark units, a pale floor will help to lift the space. Alternatively, light furniture can easily take a strong, densely coloured floor. Remember that any kitchen covering should be hard-wearing, slip and stain resistant as well as easy to clean, so take into account if your garden access is via the kitchen and if you have pets.
A tiled floor is ideal for the kitchen with popular options being slate, limestone, ceramic and porcelain, while a wooden surface will add warmth to dining and lounge areas. Consider using different designs of the same wood, such s boards and parquet woodblocks. You could also vary the direction in which the floor is laid. To care the best design, it is important to use flooring that can link different areas and furniture.
If you are tempted to use different flooring, you should be prepared for more expense and different suppliers and fitters to get the job done. There will also be the issue of how to clean each floor. One way around this is to use laiminate, which offers the look of wood, stone and ceramic but can be installed by one fitter.