Timber flooring is no longer the number one choice when it comes to kitchen flooring with engineered flooring varieties such as engineered wood, laminate and vinyl taking over the top spot as man made flooring types improve and become more diverse, stylish and durable.
Here are some of the top new flooring trends for kitchens:
1. Wide-board dark timbered flooring
Sophisticated dark-timbered wide board flooring is one of the enduring trends when it comes to kitchen floors and there are now more options than ever before. If you’re looking for the real deal, hardwood floors in dark oaks, walnuts and mahoganies are the go-to’s. You can however achieve a similar look with a more affordable and easy care flooring option Vinyl Plank flooring in dark timbered finishes gives you the warm look and feel of timber at a fraction of the cost. It’s also extremely durable and easy to clean. The most budget friendly option of all would be a dark timber wide board finish in vinyl sheet flooring such as Dark Limed Oak, Smoked Oak Anthracite or Australian Aged Tallowood.
Our top picks:
- Low Sheen Merbau 2 Strip Timber Flooring
- Vinyl Plank Dark Limed Oak
- Luxury Sheet Vinyl Australian Rough Sawn Timber
2. Light coloured laminate flooring
Laminate flooring in whites and greys is becoming extremely popular due to its contemporary, clean style, it’s overall simplicity and affordability. Light coloured laminate timber-look floors are the perfect choice for classic white, clean kitchen designs, providing a seamless aesthetic and an enhanced sense of space. Laminate also has the benefit of being very durable, scratch resistant, extremely low maintenance and easy to install. As a floating floor, laminate can be installed over the top of almost any existing flooring.
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3. Bold, Hexagon and Herringbone patterned floors
One of the most significant kitchen flooring trends is the trend towards patterned flooring and in particular hexagon patterns in bold or contrasting colours and herringbone parquetry-look patterns. All of these looks can be achieved affordably and stylishly with Luxury Sheet Vinyl. Sheet vinyl has come a long way since the 70s! It’s a great, incredibly affordable, easy-care flooring option for those wanting waterproof, stylish floors without the price tag of other flooring options.
- Luxury Sheet Vinyl in Paris Herringbone
- Bazaar Luxury Sheet Vinyl Hexagon Design
- Luxury Sheet Vinyl in Greco Grey
Bamboo is enjoying a huge boost in popularity due to its environmental friendliness, and warm, timbered style. Bamboo is a sustainable flooring option, perfect for both eco and style conscious consumers. It’s also a very strong and durable flooring material making it a great choice for busy households. Carpet One’s Bamboo flooring has independent environmental certification from both GECA (Green Environmental Choice Australia) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
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Considering new flooring options for your home, office or rental property? Contact your local Carpet One store to get expert flooring advice tailored to your needs.