Kitchen Floor Tiles: Which One Shall I Choose?
The first in a two part series, this month we’ll be looking at the different kitchen floor tiles suitable for use on your kitchen floor and the advantages and disadvantages of each one, allowing you to assess which tile works best for you.
Porcelain replicates the look of real stone, but at a much lower cost! Durable and low maintenance, porcelain offers stronger kitchen floor tiles than ceramic tiles and comes in a variety of colours and designs to suit any decor.
One of the cheaper natural stone floor options, limestone is a beautiful material to add a rustic feel to your home. However, limestone is porous, so will need sealing every six months to protect it from water damage. Also, limestone is one of the softer stone options so if your kitchen is subject to heavy traffic, you may find that it can chip over time.
Slate kitchen floor tiles are always a popular choice as they are waterproof and resistant to stains. Not only does this make slate a perfect option for the kitchen, but it can be used to extend your kitchen outside to create an outdoor eating area. A very heavy-duty material, slate is the best option if you have a very busy household. The benefits of slate flooring are plentiful, so it is no surprise that this is on the higher end of the price range.
Marble is a beautiful and unique surface, so isn’t suited for those who would like their tiles to be perfectly matching and symmetrical! The surface must be sealed frequently and because of the porous surface, drips and marks must be cleaned quickly with a specialised cleaning product. Whilst this isn’t best suited for kitchens with heavy traffic, it does add a glamorous and delicate touch of beauty to a high-end kitchen.
Travertine mimics the beauty of marble flooring, introducing the luxurious feeling into more functional kitchens. Travertine kitchen floor tiles are available in many designs and are more easily repaired and maintained than porcelain or marble flooring. It is also easy to shape and install, making it a firm favourite amongst buyers and installers alike. However, travertine is still a natural stone, and is therefore porous and will require sealing every few months.
Ebberns have an extensive range of luxury floor tiles suitable for internal and external use, all shown in grouted displays at our showroom to allow our customers to visualise the finished product much easier. Our friendly and expert staff are always on hand to offer you one-on-one advice in choosing the right tile to match your decor, as well as to suit your requirements and budget. No detail is too big or too small for our dedicated team, so why not get directions to one of our impressive showrooms for a fantastic tailor-made service?