When you’re choosing new flooring for your large kitchen space, it’s important to get the right kind that’s watertight, durable and resistant to scratches and spills.


Simply put, the best flooring for your large kitchen space depends on your priorities. For example, if you’re quite messy when cooking, you might want a more waterproof floor which is easier to clean and maintain.


If your large kitchen is the hub of the home, where there’s a lot of entertaining going on and fun things happening, you’ll want flooring that’s durable and doesn’t wear down easily in busy spaces.

Vinyl Flooring in a Large Kitchen Space


Vinyl flooring is made up of a few layers of material, and it generally comes in the form of a single sheet.


Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of choosing vinyl flooring for your large kitchen space.

The Pros of Vinyl Flooring in the Kitchen

As it comes in the form of a large sheet, vinyl flooring is actually waterproof. This means it’s the ideal choice for a kitchen.


Finally, vinyl is cheaper overall, and as it’s easier to install and doesn’t usually need a professional for fitting, it’s a good option if your budget is tighter.


If you go for this option, all you need is the flooring and the knowledge, skills and tools, and you should be good to go when installing your new vinyl floor in your large kitchen space.

The Cons of Vinyl Flooring for Kitchen Use

There are some cons of using vinyl flooring in your kitchen, however.


Firstly, vinyl isn’t the most durable flooring option available, as it isn’t made up of many layers, so it is thinner than LVT and laminate. This means it’s less resistant to being scratched or damaged, and it can easily become dented by heavy furniture.


Essentially, your decision depends on how much your kitchen space is used, what it’s used for, and what you need from your flooring.

LVT Flooring in a Large Kitchen Space


LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile. It’s made up of quite a few layers of mostly PVC material, and it’s generally thicker and more cushioned than vinyl and other types of flooring.


We’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of using LVT flooring for your large kitchen space.

Pros of LVT Flooring

There are a few pros of using LVT flooring in your kitchen space.


Firstly, as we mentioned above, LVT flooring is dense, creating a comfortable underfoot feel. If you’re spending a lot of time standing while you’re cooking, LVT flooring could help keep your feet comfy and cushioned, especially compared to hardwood or stone floors.


Secondly, LVT flooring is durable. Again, due to being thicker and made up of more layers, it’s more resistant to damage and scratches, so if your kitchen space is quite busy with a lot of people walking through and spending time there, LVT flooring could be the way to go.

Cons of LVT Flooring

As with any type of flooring, there are some cons to using LVT in your large kitchen space.


Firstly, LVT comes in either tiles or planks which have to be placed together. This can take longer than simply laying a sheet of vinyl, for example, so the time factor is something to think about when covering a large floor space in your kitchen.


Secondly, LVT isn’t fully watertight, especially compared to vinyl. Again, this is because LVT doesn’t come in the form of a single sheet. This means, if there are slight gaps between the planks or tiles of LVT flooring, this could lead to water or spills getting trapped and damaging the floor.


Finally, LVT is generally more expensive than vinyl and laminate, so this is worth considering when you’re looking at your budget.


As we always say - it’s about working out your priorities in terms of what you want from your large kitchen’s flooring and making decisions based on this.

Laminate Flooring in a Large Kitchen Space


Laminate is a type of flooring made up of a few layers of synthetic material, with a wood or stone design printed on top.


Let’s explore the pros and cons of choosing to use laminate flooring in your large kitchen space.

Pros of Laminate Flooring

There are several pros of laminate flooring.


Firstly, laminate flooring is extremely resistant to scratches and damage, as it’s generally thicker than vinyl.


Secondly, laminate is easy to clean and maintain, which is ideal in a kitchen where crumbs and other dirt and debris will build up quickly.

Cons of Laminate Flooring

The most notable disadvantage of laminate flooring, especially in terms of using it in a kitchen space, is that it isn’t waterproof.


Also, laminate flooring is generally more expensive than vinyl, which is something to consider if your budget is tighter.

Wall2Wall’s Flooring Options for Large Kitchen Spaces

Now that you’ve read up on some of the pros and cons of the different flooring options for your large kitchen space, it’s time to check out Wall2Wall Carpets and Flooring’s range of products.


We have lots of flooring options ideal for large kitchen spaces, so take your time and browse through your options.  


Our team of flooring professionals are here to help you choose the right option for your space, so you can get flooring that suits your environment and your priorities. Call us today on 01204 303333 for your free at home consultation or visit one of our showrooms.


So, get in touch today to find out more