The kitchen is often the heart of the home. It’s where your mornings start and days end and where busy family life takes place. The trend for open plan kitchen and living spaces continues as people choose to create a central social space that allows different elements of everyday life to take place in one room. Choosing the right flooring for your kitchen space is now an integral part of the overall design – and the good news is your options are endless when you shop for new kitchen floors at Vincent Flooring.
Whether you want to zone different areas, make a small space feel bigger or make the floor design the stand-out feature, we have an abundance of styles that will work for your kitchen design.
Perhaps you want a traditional wood plank, modern herringbone blocks, the look and feel of stone and ceramic or something a little more abstract for statement flooring.
Our collections of luxury vinyl, laminates and real wood floors are all perfect in kitchen spaces. With so much choice we’re here to help get you started in choosing your new floors as we look at the benefits of each type of floor in kitchen design and get your creative process started with some of our top style picks.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl tiles make a great choice in kitchen design for both their practical benefits and wide range of style options. Luxury vinyl tiles from brands like Amtico and Karndean are high quality vinyl floors made up from multiple layers. The surface is finished with a design layer which creates an extremely true representation of hard floor surface styles including wood and stone.
This authentic and versatile finish can help transform your kitchen space without the drawbacks of a natural product in an area often prone to spillages and water. You have an abundance of styles and installation patterns to choose from to create a floor that works with all kitchen styles from traditional to ultra contemporary, and will leave you with an extremely durable and hardwearing kitchen floor that not only looks great, but is soft to walk on, easy to keep clean and stain and water resistant.
Karndean Storm Oak Herringbone Format
Create a modern parquet look with the ashy grey tones of Storm Oak. Featuring a handscraped emboss that gives you an authentic look without the difficult upkeep, it’s the perfect style to add character to your space.
Amtico Mineral Broken Bone
With its delicately dappled texture, this cool and natural grey has an authentic and rustic stone feel in practical luxury vinyl tile format. Choose a broken bond installation pattern and add concrete effect stripping for a finished tile look.
Karndean Alderney Island Limestone
The cool chalky freshness of Alderney Island Limestone creates an airy, classic backdrop to any kitchen space. Each panel uses a variety of tile sizes separated by a realistic grout effect strip to create a random tile pattern akin to traditional limestone floors.
Amtico Check Plaid
Two modern stones coordinate in Check Plaid for an injection of style into any space. Here Kura Kala and Kura Opium create a modern twist on a classic kitchen floor style for a fun and contemporary kitchen floor finish.
Amtico Large Herringbone Rotterdam Oak
A classic oak grain is accentuated with warm golden tones which will carry natural texture throughout your space. Take planks and create a stand-out large herringbone style floor that will be the talking point in your kitchen design.
Real Wood Floors
In the past there was a tendency to shy away from real wood floors in areas like kitchens due to the risk of damage from water and humidity and that remains the case for solid wood floors. However modern engineered wood flooring offers natural wood floors that will stand-up to kitchen life without a problem if cared for correctly.
Engineered wood flooring styles now offer such a wide range of colours, tones and formats it is easy to find a real wood floor that will become an integral part of your kitchen design. Rustic, smooth, plank, herringbone, the choice is yours. With the right installation and maintenance measures you can have a real wood floor in your kitchen.
If you do decide to install engineered wood flooring into your kitchen, then you will still need to be careful and wipe away any water spills to reduce the risk of any standing water possibly penetrating and damaging the floor’s surface, and lots of our real wood style offer surface treatments that make them particularly durable to life in a busy kitchen. A lacquered surface offers a low maintenance option for kitchens, but choose UV oiled or a hard wax oiled surface finish in the kitchen and they just require a little more maintenance, but with the right products and care they also make a great natural floor choice for kitchens.
V4 Wood Flooring Zigzag Frozen Umber herringbone wood floors
Beautiful mid-tone oak blocks with a modern yet rustic feel create a stylish herringbone floor style that works just as well with contemporary or classic kitchen styles. The engineered blocks provide versatile installation and a choice of laying patterns.
Kahrs Chevron Dark Brown
Add classic chevron style to your kitchen for a smart textured finish. Kahrs chevron boards are hand prepared to create a unique appearance to every board. Chevron Dark Brown is a dark, strong brown floor with occasional knots and cracks that will add modern rustic charm in any kitchen.
V4 Wood Flooring Urban Nature Fired Brick
For a smooth and natural floor that contains rustic character V4’s Urban Nature Fired Brick engineered wood floors will warm up light and minimalist kitchen design beautifully. The generously sized oak planks also enhance the feeling of space in a room.
Panaget Bois Flotte – part of the Vincent Collection
This character grade floor displays everything that is special about French oak. The wide planks are full of lovely knots, variation and natural oak features which will add a classic and natural wood floor finish in kitchen design.
Laminate flooring offers the attractive appearance of wood and stone, accompanied by a lower price point and less maintenance requirements.
Good looking and low maintenance, they make a great choice in kitchen design and there is a huge variety of styles to choose from so you can find the perfect fit for your design.
Installation is simple with a laminate floor which will typically be installed to form a floating floor offering simpler sub-floor preparation and quick install times, with many modern styles offering simple click or lock planks.
Laminate doesn’t typically expand or contract like a real wood floor, but today’s laminate floors deliver a truly realistic surface that mimics real wood, ceramic and natural stone. And if you prefer a more consistent finish laminate floors eliminate the defects and changes in tone often found in different pieces of natural flooring choices.
The wear layer on the top surface protects the floors from scratches, stains and fading, even in high footfall areas like kitchens, and delivers a very easy to clean floor. You will have to be careful with liquid spillages to avoid long periods of exposure, but generally as long as you clean up messes soon after they occur they won’t damage your floors and they will stay looking like new in your kitchen for years to come
Quickstep Largo Grey Vintage Oak
The laminate wood planks feature larger dimensions to make a bold statement and convey a feeling of luxury and style. The darker colour tones give a very contemporary feel which are equally at home in a modern country style kitchens and sleek contemporary designs.
Elka Natural Oak V Groove
Keep things light and natural with the durable and well proportioned planks of Elka V Groove laminate wood floor in Natural Oak. The boards feature a Uniclic installation system for ease of fitting and the high definition surface structures enhance the authentic appearance of the floor.
V4 Wood Flooring Natureffect Earthen Oak
Imprinted with a natural textured grain that is warm and tactile under barefoot, the durable surface is the perfect rendition of a real timber floor and perfect for everyday use in kitchens. Earthen Oak embraces dark earthy oak tones and rustic grains.
Quick Step Natural Pine
Embrace Scandinavian style with a light pine finish. Delivering a modern Nordic feel the light wood effect planks of Quick Step Natural Pine are made from the finest materials and built to last. Perfect for modern white kitchen design with Nordic flair.
Come and start the search for your perfect kitchen floors in our Walton-on-Thames showroom. Whether you choose luxury vinyl, real wood flooring or authentic laminate styles – you are spoilt for choice. We pride ourselves on the most competitive prices, impartial advice and expert fitting and after care services – so your new kitchen floors live up to everything you hoped for.