Flooring is one of the most noticeable and most used surface in your kitchen and is important that you find the material that is right for your kitchen’s style and can withstand constant use. Of course, the priority for your kitchen flooring should be functionality and durability but it should also suit the rest of your house and complement your kitchen design. We discuss the pros and cons of popular kitchen flooring material options to help you determine which best suits your needs.


Timber is a very versatile material and one of the most popular choices for kitchen flooring. It gives a very warm feel to your kitchen, comes in a range of shades and never goes out of style.
Pros: A very affordable and comfortable option which can withstand heavy traffic.
Cons: Timber can be relatively difficult to clean and will scratch and dent easily. It must be well-sealed to resist spills and stains.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are an excellent choice for high-traffic areas as it is very durable and available in a range of patterns and designs. A safe bet for any kitchen budget and style.
Pros: Ceramic tiles are affordable, durable, easy to clean and will match any kitchen style from country to contemporary with a large range of designs.
Cons: Ceramic is unpleasant to stand on for long periods of time and is not slip-resistant. Grout needs to be resealed and fragile items dropped on the tile are almost certain to shatter.

Poreclain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are a type of ceramic and are available in a variety of shapes, colours and styles. Choose porcelain tiles if you want a low-maintenance tough kitchen flooring.
Pros: Porcelain is very hardwearing and easier to maintain than natural stone. They are useful for kitchens and wet areas where things will get spilled often.
Cons: Porcelain tiles are harder than ceramic and therefore are more uncomfortable to stand on for extended periods of time.


Vinyl flooring is a softer material and is ideal if you cook a lot, are on a tight budget and want an easy to maintain flooring option.
Pros: Vinyl is long lasting, easy to clean and soft under the foot. It is often priced to suit a range of budgets, is easy to install and is one of the most water resistant flooring options.
Cons: Vinyl has poor resistance to scratches and dents and can fade with strong sunlight.


Laminate mimics the look of timber or bamboo flooring at a lower price and is a soft material on the foot, highly attractive as a kitchen flooring option for lower budgets.
Pros: Laminate is very easy to clean and install and available in a range of shades, colours and finishes.
Cons: Laminate is not as long lasting as other kitchen flooring options and can be damaged easily with water exposure.

We hope these kitchen flooring options have inspired you during your kitchen renovation planning. If you need any advice on kitchen flooring materials or kitchen renovations, do not hesitate to contact us at Harrington Kitchens. We are well known for creating quality kitchens that are individually designed for your home and lifestyle.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

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Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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