In modern times, a quality engineered wooden floor is a suitable, practical and beautiful flooring solution for your kitchen providing you purchase the right product.
Due to the nature of a kitchen it’s important that the floor is constructed in such a way that offers the highest levels of stability. With a quality engineered hardwood floor you will find a layer of oak or walnut on the top surface that is stuck to a multi-laminate hardwood plywood. The cross layer construction within the ply give the board far greater levels of strength and stability making it far less prone to movement (swelling and shrinking). For more information on this visit: /faq/wood-flooring-advantages. This is important in a rooms such as the kitchen as there are greater chances of raised temperatures, moisture content and accidents.
Seal, Protect and Enhance Your Real Wood Flooring with Treatex
In a kitchen, stain and wear resistance are essential qualities for long-lasting flooring. There are a number of different fishes on the market nowadays however we recommend a quality hardwax oil such as Treatex.
Treatex is a hard wax oil that makes wooden flooring extremely hard wearing, water resistant, and easy to maintain, in order to protect your flooring from the stains and scratches that would inevitably occur in the kitchen. As well as providing optimum protection for you wooden flooring, Treatex also works to bring out the natural beauty of your wooden flooring by enhancing the wood grain and colour of the boards.
Treatex is suitable for use on all types of interior timber, and consists of a mixture of sustainable natural materials including carnauba wax, sunflower oil, linseed oil and beeswax.
A colour to suit your tastes and design
We stock a range of different lengths, widths, colours and finishes of hardwood flooring. There are also a number of different colour tone finishes available so you can be sure to match your flooring to your carefully designed kitchen
Easy to Replace – Will not Crack or Leave Unsightly Joins
If a section of your floor gets badly damaged and needs replacing, wooden floorboards can be sanded back and re-finished to remove stains or scratches. This also gives you the ability to change the look of your flooring with a different colour treatment or varnish if required further down the line – really handy when redecorating as it’s much cheaper than a new floor!
If you do ever need to replace a section of your wooden flooring, the process is relatively simple and will not look out of place or leave unsightly joining marks, unlike carpet or lino. Wooden flooring is also easier to replace or repair than tiles and stone, which can crack or chip easily when sections are being taken up.
Worried About the Cold?
Solid and engineered oak boards are much warmer than the likes of slate or tiles, and have a naturally warming, homely feel to them. Furthermore, engineered wooden flooring stocked by JFJ can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating to add extra warmth during the winter months.
Kitchen may not be on ground floor
If your kitchen is not on the ground floor then you may be restricted as to what you can lay for weight reasons. Hardwood flooring can be laid over a number of subfloors including chipboard, plywood, existing timber boards, joists and biscuit screed therefore can again be the perfect solution for your first floor kitchen.
To enquire about installing wooden flooring in your property, or to view our range of flooring and treatments, please contact us.
About the author
Tom Fanthorpe. Director, JFJ Wood Flooring Ltd
Tom is one half of the father & son team behind JFJ Wood Flooring. An experienced wood flooring specialist with over 7 years in the industry, Tom is following in his father John's footsteps as a true expert in his chosen field. Having absorbed much of John's 35+ years of experience in the joinery and timber trade, Tom now leads the wood flooring department and holds ultimate responsibility for everything from customer service to sales, logistics to quality control.