If you’re looking for grey wood flooring for your kitchen, then you’re in the right place. At Wood and Beyond we have a stunning collection. We’ve found recently that more and more people are seeking out wood flooring solutions for their kitchens and we think that’s a great idea.
Kitchens really are the hub of most homes today. Ask anyone who has a small kitchen what they would trade to have a bigger one, and you’ll get an idea of how important this room really is. With the real and genuine growth in interest in food in the UK, more and more people are taking to the kitchen for their hobbies, pleasure and socialising. Gone are the days where the kitchen was the sweatshop of food preparation, hidden away from the guests who were graciously served in the dining room. Kitchens now play a starring role in the whole food preparation and enjoyment process, and making sure your kitchen looks as good as it possibly can is priority.
At one time, kitchen flooring would have been either tiled or vinyl covered, but today, more and more people are realising that wood flooring works perfectly well in kitchens. In fact, not only does it look great, it’s warm under foot and is easy to maintain to boot – so it really can tick all your boxes if you do your research and make the right decisions.
Of late, we’ve had an increasing number of people looking for grey wood flooring for kitchens at Wood and Beyond. Not so very long ago, natural wood colours were the order of the day, then black had its moment, but now, the biggest interest we’re seeing is grey. So why is grey wood flooring for kitchens in such big demand at Wood and Beyond?
It’s hard to say for sure, but one thing’s clear and it’s that grey wood flooring hides the dirt really well and although it’s a modern choice, it’s not so modern that it runs the risk of dating in a short period of time.
So what sort of grey wood flooring should you be looking out for if this is what you want for your kitchen?
- Choose Grey Engineered Wood Flooring
First things first, we always recommend engineered wood flooring for kitchens, rather than solid wood flooring. Why is that the case? Well, as any regular reader of this blog will know, the answer is simple. Engineered wood flooring is constructed in such a way that it’ll hardly bat an eyelid at the temperature and moisture fluctuations in most domestic kitchens. This is because it’s constructed in such a way that the boards simply can’t and don’t expand and contract to the same extent as solid wood. This means that you can fit an engineered wood floor in your kitchen and not worry about it developing gaps or cupping or bowing because of fluctuating temperature and moisture levels. This is great news.
- Work out which finish will work best for you
The two most appropriate finishes or coatings for wood flooring in kitchens are oiled and lacquered. While each have their advantages and disadvantages, both will stand up to busy kitchen life well, and without showing too many signs of distress, no matter how busy your kitchen is. While lacquered is likely to be your preferred finish if you’re someone who’s prone to spills and splashes, if you like a really natural look and are quite proactive when it comes to mopping up little accidents, then an oiled finish is likely to appeal most.
- Our Top Three Choices
At Wood and Beyond we’re so precious about what we do that we love every floor we stock, but if we were pinned down to pick our Top Three grey wood flooring for kitchens choices.
If you’re on the lookout for a grey wood flooring solution for your kitchen, you can browse the whole Wood and Beyond range here. Alternatively, if you’d like to chat through your options, why not get in touch? We’d love to help you make the right choices for your unique situation.