Recommendations for kitchen floor - not tiles

(14 Posts)
RobinBanksisInnocent Sun 23-Oct-16 05:07:02

Any thoughts?
Will need to go over underfloor heating. Not keen on tiles because when underfloor heating is not on they are cold underfoot and everything breaks when you drop it on it (I'm clumsy and so is dd)
In previous property we had engineered oak but the varnish went very yellow/orangey over time.
I'd love amtico but it's prohibitively ££££.

Any other suggestions, what haven't I thought of?

Tessticklesyourfancy Sun 23-Oct-16 08:35:46

Have you looked at Karndean? Comes in loads of different styles is fine with under floor heating. We've got it in our kitchen, it's been down over two years and no complaints

PuraVida Sun 23-Oct-16 09:39:54

Marmoleum or Lino?

ijustwannadance Sun 23-Oct-16 09:44:27

In our last house we had laminate floor that looked like large tiles. It was pale grey. Looked much nicer than it sounds!

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 23-Oct-16 10:10:10

Cork? Warm and less breakages.

Kaisha02 Sun 23-Oct-16 12:47:32

We are considering karndean, loads of options to choose from.

ZedWoman Sun 23-Oct-16 15:42:26

If you fancy a vinyl tile floor like Amtico but not as expensive then I'd recommend looking at Polyflor. It's the same sort of stuff but nowhere near as expensive. We have it in our hall and it is very hard-wearing and easy to keep clean. We are having their click-together floor in our new kitchen.

Hobbes8 Sun 23-Oct-16 15:48:55

I was looking at bamboo flooring, but I don't have any experience of it. Has anyone got it?

RobinBanksisInnocent Sun 23-Oct-16 21:27:25

Thanks all.
Zed - what's the cost of fitting like with the polyflor as it seems to add loads to the price of karndean and amtico?

ShortLass Mon 24-Oct-16 14:23:50

Karndean or similar is probably what you're looking for.

Just adding that you can have engineered wood floors which are oiled rather than lacquered which could help your yellowing situation. You need to re-oil every now and again. Wood in a kitchen should be fine if you look after it, but a Karndean or Rhino floor would be safer.

Laquila Mon 24-Oct-16 14:29:13

We have Quikstep laminate and I'm really pleased with it - I think it's the Exquisa range, in slate grey. To be perfectly honest, it probably isn't going to fool anyone who looks at it for more than 2 seconds into thinking that its slate, but it's a nice flooring in its own right - slightly textured, mottled pattern with a very slight sheen to it. It's fine over our underfloor heating and doesn't feel as cold as slate, even when the heating's not been on. It's not exactly soft, but if my baby whacks his head on it it's nowhere near as hard as slate!

llhj Mon 24-Oct-16 14:33:16

I have an oak kahrs floor. It's very warm with the underfloor heating and seems to withstand all spillage etc pretty well.

coffeeandcake14 Mon 24-Oct-16 14:37:38

We have the quickstep described above too and I really like it. I have dropped a cast iron casserole dish on it and not a mark on it so seems fairly indestructible too! Had it for just over a year and looks good as new

MontePulciana Mon 24-Oct-16 20:43:00

I'd stay away from Karndean. We were really disappointed with ours. Looks no better than cheap laminate from B&q. ..

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