Wooden floor in the kitchen?

Yes, you can install a wooden floor in the kitchen!

And wooden kitchen floors look really beautiful! Installing a wooden floor in the kitchen provides peace and unity, because you have the option to extend the floor from the living room into the kitchen. The kitchen floor forms the basis for the entire space.

View examples of wooden floors in the kitchen in our magazine or visit one of our showrooms for more information and advice.

Wooden Kitchen Floor Options

The kitchen floor is a heavily loaded part of a floor in a home and Uipkes wooden floors are ideally suited for this. Our wooden floors have been installed many times in offices, business spaces or bathrooms. These are all areas that are walked on a lot or where the wooden floor is heavily loaded. We supply and install floors of the best oakwood from European forests, which means that our floors can take a punch.

Colors

Uipkes can supply a wooden floor for the kitchen in 90 unique colors. This enables you to choose a color that goes well with the color of the kitchen and the interior or vice versa. With this many colors you can select a kitchen color first and then choose a suitable wooden floor color. Our wooden floors, which we treat with color oil, can be combined with all types of living styles, such as modern, classic, vintage or industrial.

Installation Patterns

You can choose from 17 different installation patterns for your wooden floor in the kitchen, such as the plank, chevron and herringbone pattern. We install the chevron floor and herringbone floor mainly without bevelling. Beveled edges are often used on a plank floor to accentuate the lines of individual planks. Without a beveled edge, the floor looks more quiet and dirt and dust cannot get between the planks, which is nice for a kitchen floor.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating in the kitchen? You can easily combine a wooden kitchen floor with underfloor heating. Solid wood floors are not suitable for underfloor heating because of the high resistance, but oak engineered wood flooring in the kitchen can be easily combined with underfloor heating.

A wooden floor in the kitchen is therefore available in the color and installation pattern of your choice and you can also combine this with underfloor heating.
 

Do you want to place a wooden floor or kitchen first?

Whether the kitchen or the wooden floor is installed first depends on the design of your kitchen. There is a good solution for both situations.

Kitchen with plinth

If your kitchen has a plinth, then install the kitchen before the wooden floor is placed. Immediately upon installation, the kitchen is placed at the desired 'working height', taking into account the total thickness of the floor. The thickness of the floor depends on the type you choose (the total thickness can vary between 12 and 35 mm).

After the wooden floor has been installed, the kitchen plinth can be mounted without modification. Placing the kitchen in advance prevents damage to the recently laid and finished wooden floor.

Kitchen without plinth

If you have a kitchen without a plinth, so that you can see underneath the base cabinets, the kitchen should be installed after the kitchen floor has been installed. For the fixed part of the kitchen set-up (the part against the wall), the wooden floors can be installed up to the legs of the cabinets, just below the plinth.

With cooking islands, the sides usually extend to the floor and then it is necessary to place the floor, with a recess for pipes, before the island is placed.

Installing the wooden floor

It is essential to take into account a number of features of installing a wooden floor:

  • The drying time of the oil applied to the floor is 2 days
  • The curing time is 14 days (do not cover, do not spill water). Of course, this does not apply to any pre-treated floor parts.

If the kitchen has not been installed in advance, it is more sensible to install the kitchen only after 14 days in connection with the hardening time of the oil.

Impregnate a wooden floor in the kitchen

The wooden floors are impregnated liquid-tight after installation, so that no liquid can affect the wood. For example oil, grease splashes, wine, coffee or tea cannot penetrate into the wood fibers and can be easily removed with soap and water without staining. This is ideal for a wooden floor in the kitchen, where you prepare food and often (unintentionally) spill it on the floor.

The big difference of an impregnated floor compared to, for example, a lacquered floor is that the impregnated floor has the hardness of oak and a lacquered floor the hardness of lacquer (plastic): this is softer than oak and therefore more susceptible to wear and scratch.

In addition, a varnished floor cannot be repaired locally and the floor must be completely sanded and varnished during repair.

What to do when a kitchen is installed on an existing floor?

The preferences for your interior can change over the years, so the floor you have chosen in the past for your kitchen, might no longer match your wishes. If, on the other hand, the kitchen is still in great shape and according to your wishes, it is not necessary to change or remove the kitchen if you want to change the floor.

It often happens that the kitchen is placed on the existing floor. However, it is not possible or desirable to remove the kitchen to remove the floor. This is not necessary in many cases. With years of experience in removing floors, we can cut the part under the kitchen so that the floor can be removed in the rest of the room.

Maintenance of a wooden kitchen floor

The impregnated wooden kitchen floor is a frequently used part of the home, so regular maintenance must be taken into account. Our wooden floors are resistant to water, coffee, cola, beer and wine and therefore pose no unnecessary risk. The wooden floor is also excellent for local maintenance and general maintenance consists mainly of mopping the wooden floor with floor soap.

The only thing you have to take into account is not to treat the wooden floor in the kitchen with aggressive cleaning agents.

Should visible wear and tear occur over the years, then repair is very easy by means of local degreasing (as painters do before their work) and locally impregnated again after drying (polishing/polishing), after which no color difference becomes visible. This is a major advantage over other types of floor coverings, such as PVC, laminate or natural stone, where local repair is a lot more difficult.

Do you have more questions about installing wooden floors in the kitchen? Schedule a visit in a showroom below. We take the time to advise you as best as possible.

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