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What flooring for my new kitchen?

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katzg · 13/02/2007 17:29

we're having a new kitchen fitted soon, next week or so, and we still can't decide on flooring.

We gone for a walnut finish on the cupboards and black worktops, very modern looking (MFI's Toscana if anyone is interested)

We're thinking of retangular tiles on the walls in a cream colour.

so flooring what?

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lovelymoo · 13/02/2007 17:37

tiles are good as easy to clean but go for grey/dark grout as it stay cleaner longer else you will need to keep re grouting it- i speak from experience

noddyholder · 13/02/2007 17:41

We have dark grey ceramic tiles with grey grout.Indestructible adn look great

USAUKMum · 13/02/2007 17:47

if you are going tile/stone, think about underfloor heating. lovely .....

katzg · 13/02/2007 17:51

would love underfloor heating but the budget just won't stretch.

Was thinking maybe the fake tiles laminate so that in a couple of years we could put underfloor heating in.

So lots of yes' for tiles then, was thinking they were unforgiving when things are dropped.

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TLV · 13/02/2007 19:06

we are getting our kitchen extended and I think i'm going to go for marmoleum?? spotted a thread on good housekeeping section titled vinyl yes or no (sorry can't do links) and i'm going to john lewis to price it up, i worry incase dd who is 20mths almost may fall so I want something thats a bit soft (apparently it comes in lots of designs too)

hana · 13/02/2007 19:07


bambi06 · 13/02/2007 19:10

weve got new kitchen and weve put down heavy duty lino in lookalike slate tiles and its a lot warmer than the real slate tiles we`ve got at the other end of the kitchen

itsmeNDP · 13/02/2007 19:12

I have got glossy creamy marble tiles on my floor and all I can say is DON'T DO IT. They are a nightmare to keep clean. They show up every tiny mark and when you try to clean them up they then show the bloody water marks from the damp mop.

Bobalina · 13/02/2007 19:30

Couple of years ago we had the toscana at MFI fitted in our kitchen with black worktops (liking your style ). We had a glorified vinyl (in cream) put down and it's the best thing I've ever bought. It's an absolute dream to clean. The make is Karndean and it's Amtico's poor relation {still quite pricey though} but I love it!

Pannacotta · 13/02/2007 19:39

How about real lino, otherwise known as Marmoleum? I am an Interior Designer and have recommended it to all my clients who have all been really pleased with it. Looks like vinyl but less "shiny" as its not made from plastic so also more eco friendly. Made from natural products (cork, linseed and hessian or jute I think). Have used it in our bathroom and loo, its warm underfoot, easy to clean and costs much less than Amtico (around £26/28 sq metre). Its trade name is Forbo nairn, they have a website (sorry can't get link to work) and John Lewis and other flooring suppliers sell/fit it too. Comes in great colours and even some funky designs like mock croc effect too. Happy browsing!

smoggie · 13/02/2007 19:49

We've just had ours done and we opted for amtico...toyed with ceramic tiles with undefloor heating but it was twice the price and was worried about constantly breaking things by dropping them on it. We love the Amtico (have got it in the bathrooms int eh house)...cleans well, is warm underfoot and you can get some lovely designs. We opted for a limestone ceramic tile effect.

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