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  • 8 Reasons Why A Herringbone Floor Is Perfect For Kitchens

    January 16th, 2023

    Parquet wood floors are a perfect choice for anyone wanting to give a property a touch of luxury and class. However, genuine wooden parquet flooring is expensive. An alternative is high-quality herringbone vinyl flooring, which gives the appearance of a wooden floor without the huge cost and many more benefits. Here we show eight reasons why a herringbone floor is a perfect choice for kitchens.

    Why vinyl herringbone floor is so popular

    First, let’s look at why this type of flooring has gained popularity. The pattern of the herringbone is very distinctive thanks to its arrangement of rectangles. It combines plenty of visual interest along with bringing a warm atmosphere to the kitchen. When laid properly, high-quality vinyl herringbone flooring looks very much like traditional wooden parquet flooring but without the huge cost associated with real wood.

    Before high-quality vinyl became available, the style was only available in real wood flooring. Real wood flooring is extremely costly, and it is not the best choice for kitchens as it is not waterproof or scratchproof. Thankfully, high-quality 100% waterproof vinyl flooring has opened up this style of floor to enhance kitchens with its stunning looks and durability.

    Pro-Tek™ herringbone vinyl is waterproof and scratch-resistant, making it a great choice for the kitchen or any room where hardwearing flooring is needed.

    Eight reasons to choose herringbone flooring for your kitchen

    1. Herringbone patterns fit any style of kitchen

    It doesn’t matter if you have a cottage look kitchen or a stainless steel modern kitchen; the herringbone pattern will fit into any style and shape of kitchen.

    If you have a small kitchen, you could use one of the lighter shades of our herringbone vinyl flooring to brighten and lighten the space—darker shades of flooring suit larger kitchens or open-plan areas.

    1. The herringbone pattern is inspired by herring fish bones

    The herringbone pattern was inspired by nature and, in particular, the bones of a fish, the herring. This link makes it a great choice for kitchens, places where you cook food, including fish.

    1. Herringbone vinyl flooring doesn’t scratch

    Kitchens are the heart of the home, and as such, they typically get a lot of traffic. Pro-Tek™ vinyl flooring planks look like a traditional wooden floor with the added advantage that they don’t scratch.

    If you have a large open-plan kitchen/dining room, you can be assured that dining chairs will not leave scratches or marks on your brand-new flooring.

    1. You don’t have to worry about spillages

    Let’s face it; kitchens can be messy spaces, especially if you have young children. Young children often drop food and drink on the floor, and of course, if you like baking or preparing meals from scratch, the floor often gets more on it than you would like. Waterproof vinyl flooring is easy to clean with a mop or cloth to bring it back to as new.

    Pro-Tek™ herringbone planks are 100% waterproof. This means you never have to worry about your children spilling water or you knocking over pans or cups. If spillages occur, the water remains on the top of the floor and can simply be mopped or wiped up without damage to the underlying layers.

    1. Herringbone vinyl is perfect for high-humidity areas

    The kitchen is typically one of the spaces in a property that is known for high humidity. Thanks to boiling pots and pans, plus the kettle, humidity can cause issues in kitchens.

    High humidity can cause havoc with hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring that is not waterproof. Pro-Tek™ herringbone vinyl, on the other hand, is waterproof, and as such, it can withstand high humidity without any issues.

    1. Herringbone patterns help rooms look bigger

    If your kitchen is small or narrow, the herringbone pattern is a great way to open it up and make it look larger than it is. This is thanks to the fact that the pattern, which is a zig-zag, gives the illusion of movement.

    An additional tip when choosing herringbone vinyl to enhance a smaller kitchen that doesn’t get much light is to choose one of the lighter colours of high-quality vinyl.

    1. Herringbone flooring warms up the room

    Kitchens can often look stark and cold. Herringbone flooring, on the other hand, helps to give a warm look and a feeling of warmth. This feeling of warmth is typically enhanced when choosing one of the medium or darker shades of Pro-Tek™ vinyl flooring. For kitchens with dining areas, a warm kitchen can help to bring people together.

    1. The herringbone pattern is available in accessories

    As the herringbone pattern is a very popular choice for kitchens, you will be able to accessorise it with other elements of the kitchen. The classic pattern is often found in backsplashes, countertops, tiles and more.

    You could use a warm-looking herringbone pattern on the floor while installing lighter tiles in the herringbone pattern and having a matching darker countertop to match the colour of the floor.

    Check out our herringbone LVT flooring choices for your kitchen

    Here at Pro-Tek™, we stock a vast range of herringbone patterns in planks. Our planks are a great way to enjoy the look of a genuine parquet floor without the associated huge costs that come with real wood flooring.

    Thanks to its durability, our herringbone LVT flooring is one of the most popular flooring choices for kitchens. We stock a wide choice of modern grey tones along with the traditional medium and dark oak colours traditionally associated with the herringbone style.

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