We often get asked the question whether engineered flooring is a good choice in the kitchen. We’ve also heard many people who are for and against the idea whom have some previous experience. One of our clients stated that they had engineered flooring in their kitchen for over 8 years and it still looks fantastic.
Where most of our clients have had positive experiences of kitchen engineered flooring we have had a couple of comments from clients who have not had a pleasant experience. One client stated that the kitchen engineered flooring was destroyed when they’re washing machine leaked and penetrated the boards. Although to defend that incident, that amount of water would destroy all types of wooden flooring if not dealt with immediately.
Kitchen Engineered Flooring Pros and Cons
When deciding on what floor to have in a kitchen, engineered flooring is a common choice due to its improved appearance over vinyl flooring and price difference compared to ceramic tiles.
Kitchen Engineered Flooring Pros
- Visually stunning compared to vinyl
- Cheaper than real wood and ceramic tiles
- Scratch and dents resistant
- Spillages can be wiped and cleaned easily
- Warmer under foot than tiles
- Withstands water better than real wood flooring
Kitchen Engineered Flooring Cons
- Not as visually appealing as hardwood or tiles
- Standing water can warp and damaged floor
- Various qualities of flooring
- Noisier under foot than carpet or tiles