The Kitchen Floor: Look Down for Fabulous

When you enter a kitchen, it is easy to ooh and ahh at the cupboards, shelves and even the appliances and that is where most people put their designer effort. However, there is a way to make your kitchen totally fabulous that many people overlook, and it is something oh so simple. But, at Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens when is something fabulous not simple?

Often the biggest surface in your kitchen, no matter large or small your kitchen is, is the floor. Very often it gets overlooked with regards to “fabulous” by “practical”. Sure, there are some great flooring materials for kitchens, but some are so practical that they err away from fabulous and become mundane and even dull. At Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens, we don’t like dull or mundane but we love fabulous and cool. So, how can your dull and mundane floor get the equal oohs and ahhs that your cupboards and appliances receive?

The answer is colour. Kitchen trends, no matter how you look at them, are all about being fabulous and whole natural wood and stone is all the rage there is nothing wrong with being a little bolder and adding some magic to your kitchen floor.

The Painted Floor

Many homeowners have no clue what may lay under their tiles or, heaven forbid, linoleum. There are plenty of kitchens that have amazing wood floors under modern kitchen flooring that can be exposed and given a new lease of life. There are equally as many kitchens with wooden floors and owners just don’t like the old wooden farmhouse look. No matter what, with wooden boards to can go totally fabulous and paint them!

You can choose the brightest of colours if you wish and give your kitchen a wow factor like never before and your friends will love it. Just remember, your kitchen floor is a high traffic area and you may need to add a layer of lacquer unless you want that faded look in time.

You can go wild with paint on the floorboard, choose just one colour or paint a pattern or even paint a work of art. Your kitchen floor is your blank canvas!

Rugs for warmth and colour

The easiest way to add some fabulous to your kitchen floor is to throw down some rugs. Kitchens are places where things spill and splatter so don’t use expensive rugs or go with wall to wall shag pile, rather find some cheap, colourful and easy to replace rugs that simply make you smile. Who says you cannot have a rug in your kitchen?

Fun Funky Fab Tiles

An alternative to the drab and mundane tiles you may have is to replace them with some colourful or patterned tiles. It the Romans could do it with tiles so can you. There are no rules around patterns or colours of tiles, yet we all follow the herd. Be brave, be bold and replace your floor tiles with something amazing.

The fastest growing flooring material on the planet

Vinyl is making a comeback with music and it is making a comeback in flooring too. No, not the huge roles of horrible Linoleum from the 70s but LVT, Luxury Vinyl Tile!  Often made from sustainable or even recycled materials LVT flooring gives you a million and one ways to uplift your kitchen floor from drab and dreary to fab and funky without breaking the bank.

For all your flooring ideas in your kitchen speak to Watford Bathrooms and Kitchens and we will help you.



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