Floor boarding or laminate in Kitchen

Which flooring is better for kitchen- that potentially have heating and cable pipes under it please. Currently have a laminate flooring but having to remove to detect leaks etc.
Thanks in advance.

Asked by Addy on 8th May 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"Lvt is great for kitchens as it is waterproof. Brampton chase and quickstep to name a few. Come in click or glue down. 👍"
Answered on 8th May 2024 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"For a kitchen with heating and cable pipes underneath, best to go for a durable and water-resistant flooring like ceramic or porcelain. They can handle the heat and won't get damaged by any potential leaks. Plus, they're easy to clean, which is a bonus in the kitchen!"
Answered on 13th May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"Conductive floor coverings like stone, tile or polished concrete work best with underfloor heating as they transfer heat so effectively."
Answered on 18th May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"Vynil. Still not great to take up if you need to but easier than laminate"
Answered on 8th May 2024 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Laminate which is suitable for use with heating or LVT flooring can be used"
Answered on 23rd Jun 2024 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Depends on the period of the property either are relatively simple if they are floating click floors . stuck down Solid boards and engineered are a little trickier. Engineered or laminate are fairly stable with the heat from pipes and would be the better option than solid"
Answered on 8th May 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"I Can recommend engineered oak, good form of insulation if you glue it down then will keep warm for long. You can sand it down after few years and change colour of finish. If your subfloor is concrete, damp proof membrane is required."
Answered on 8th May 2024 - Member since May 2023 - report
"I would recommend laminate flooring if there is heating under the floor"
Answered on 3rd Jun 2024 - Member since Jun 2024 - report
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