Floor in the kitchen - what to choose

When choosing a floor covering for a kitchen area, it is important to consider not only taste preferences and design ideas, but also general practicality.

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First of all, before acquiring the necessary material, one should study its strength, resistance to moisture, fat and other external factors, as well as ease of care.

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Currently, manufacturers offer a huge selection of materials and floor designs in the kitchen, able to meet all of the above requirements, while it is great to fit any design.

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However, despite all this, many are wondering what are the differences of all the materials used, and also what are their positive and negative qualities.

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In this article, we will try to find the answer to the main question of interest, which floor is better in the kitchen?

Linoleum

It is the most practical material for flooring in the kitchen and has a number of distinctive features:

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  • the cost is quite low, and the service life is relatively long (on average from 8 to 10 years);
  • easy to install and does not require special care;
  • has excellent heat and sound insulation;
  • the choice of design is quite diverse.

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Despite the high demand, this material has its own significant drawbacks. These include environmental friendliness, as many budget options are not suitable for flooring in living quarters.

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In this case, it is important to pay attention to the marking. In addition, some varieties suggest the use of special glue or mastic.

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The best variant of linoleum with the least number of defects is self-adhesive vinyl tile.

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Ceramic tile

It has about the same popularity as the previous material. The main advantages are:

  • increased strength;
  • simplicity of care;
  • long service life;
  • resistance to all possible impacts.

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In terms of cost, it has a variety of options, from the cheapest (one-color) to the relatively expensive (imitation of numerous materials), while the design of tiles on the floor in the kitchen has a variety of solutions.

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As for the shortcomings, in this case it is "coldness", but this problem is easily solved by installing a system of warm floors.

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Laminate

This kind of flooring is popular for a long time, while its use can be carried out in a wide variety of rooms.

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The mounting process is simple, but the choice is quite diverse. However, several important nuances should be considered.

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Laminate не любит грязь, повышенную влажность и механические воздействия, так как это способствует нарушению внешнего вида, а замена деталей – процесс трудоемкий и длительный.

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It is for this reason that it is worth starting to think about whether this material is suitable for a kitchen area.

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Parquet and wood

This option is mainly used in the presence of relatively expensive finishing, since in other cases it can be too catchy.

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As for the shortcomings, they are in many respects similar to the negative characteristics of the laminate.

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But the use of a massive board will be an excellent solution for the floor in the kitchen, which is represented in the photo of the floor in the kitchen, of course, with the observance of the rules of timely and competent processing. It is better if you use the floor of the pile boards.

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What is the reason for this? Primarily with the fact that it is not only pleasant to the touch, but also has a long service life. In the future, when aging the surface, it can be sanded and then covered with a special varnish.

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It should be noted that this variety has a high cost and expensive additional materials for the subsequent installation process.

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Alternative options

Additional options for coverage include:

Cork floor - has a warm and soft surface, is characterized by safety, environmental friendliness and special appeal. Also, this option can be easily installed and, if necessary, you can easily replace individual fragments. Suitable for the better off.

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Polymer coating. It has one more name - liquid linoleum. In fact, this option is a so-called filling of the common genital area.

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Distinctive features of the floor in the kitchen are the absence of the possibility of penetration of dirt and moisture, a variety of color solutions, excellent fit in any interior.

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Thus, summing up all of the above, it should be noted that the answer to the question of which floor to make in the kitchen is quite simple. The main thing to know and take into account all the features of the materials just before the acquisition.

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