Floor Show – give the kitchen some wow factor underfoot with the latest flooring designs


When it comes to kitting out the kitchen, we tend to turn our attention to the cabinets and appliances first but it’s also equally important to consider the flooring before you begin any installation. The material, colour, finish and any pattern or print will have a huge influence on the overall look and feel of the room so take time to consider the kitchen as a whole rather than leaving flooring as an afterthought. This month we’ve seen some fabulous new designs coming to market, which are sure to complement or contrast with your kitchen scheme…

Domus has launched Technicolor, a new coloured porcelain wood tile collection that will add instant impact to your kitchen or open-plan living space. It features a bold graphic industrial design in an eye-catching palette of colours and each piece displays a subtle wood grain pattern that can be used in a multitude of combinations. (www.domusgroup.com)

Pergo engineered wood, laminate and vinyl is now also available in the UK exclusively from Domus. Along with durability and designer looks, it’s also easy to install thanks to the click system. This engineered wood in Seafield Oak is water, scratch and stain resistant and is available in planks up to 240cm long and 26cm wide. Choose from oiled, lacquered or a new extra matt lacquer to create the perfect look. (www.domusgroup.com)


Karndean Designflooring has launched new mixed material, oak and limestone designs as part of its Opus collection. There are six new classic and contemporary styles in total, which come in an extra large plank and tile size as well as two exclusive small herringbone tiles. These Fumo and Argento designs can be placed alongside the matching full stone tile and laid in a herringbone, block or brick pattern to add extra interest. Opus also includes Fumo, Argento and Lutum limestone effects, which come with a lifetime residential guarantee. (www.karndean.com)


Twin Herringbone is a new parquet solid hardwood floor from Junckers. Durable, long lasting and perfect for the kitchen, each board consists of two rows of staves – one full length and one with two half-length staves – to give it an authentic pattern and elegant look. Its factory-finished surface means it’s ready to walk on as soon as it’s installed and it never has to be sanded, filled or treated after fitting. Available in solid ash, beech, oak and black oak in matt or silk matt lacquer as well as oil and a large selection of colours. (www.junckers.co.uk)


Dovetail is the new Neisha Crosland flooring collection from Harvey Maria. The third to emerge from this creative partnership, it follows on from the success of Parquet and Check, drawing inspiration from period tile patterns. It features a linear graphic motif and bold, repeated diamond design. This large format LVT comes in five distinctive tones of Flax, Ink Black, Lavastone, Ochre and Oxford Blue. (www.harveymaria.com)

Harvey Maria

Tile Mountain’s new Kanna floor tile range is made from hardwearing porcelain and comprises a choice of three neutral colourways for a realistic reinterpretation of aged wood. With a matt finish, this porcelain parquet comes in Kanna Nogal, Natural or Cenzia and doesn’t need any sealing post-installation. (www.tilemountain.co.uk)

Tile Mountain

I also love this LVT from Lifestyle Floors, which is due to be launched in November. The Colosseum print in Cubist Dark suits Shaker-style kitchens as well as handless modern slab doors and neutral schemes that need an injection of moody colour. (www.lifestyle-floors.co.uk)

Lifestyle Floors

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About Hayley Gilbert

Hayley Gilbert is a freelance interiors journalist with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Specialising in all things kitchens, Hayley has contributed to a wide range of consumer titles such as Beautiful Kitchens, EKBB, KBB, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and Ideal Home, as well as national newspapers including The Sunday Times.... @HaylGilbert / hayleygilbertblog.wordpress.com

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