These days engineered flooring is the best product on the market. Unlike solid wood, it has a multi-layer construction of boards that makes it far more rigid and stable (less likely to warp or bow). This means that it will resist the fluctuations in heat and humidity often found in kitchens, especially those with underfloor heating or a cast iron cooker. For anyone looking to create a modern or traditional looking kitchen engineered wood flooring is a must.
The Kitchen is usually a high traffic area where people naturally gather, therefor this area needs to have a durable enough floor to withstand the foot traffic. People congregate in the kitchen, socialising and preparing food, this should be noted when choosing the kitchen wood flooring.
A good quality, engineered wood floor can last for decades as long as it is looked after properly, and in time, if it shows some signed wear and tear it will only add to its character and charm.