kitchen diner externtion 20sqm flooring
I am writing this post to seek houzz community advice regarding my first design project.
I am designing my kitchen diner extention, it is a victorian property and I am working very hard not to destroy its charm. It (the extention) is approc 20sqm (3.6x5.6m) and will have two skylights, and bifold doors so a lot of light coming in. We are keeping the features but also our appliances and the boiler limit waste and safe money. In terms of kitchen cubboards, we had to go for a slab door design, as the shaker accentuated many irregularities the space has; to make it classic we decided white matt, handleless to save space. Th kitchen will take 40 % space and there will be an island 90 cm from the kitchen countertops.
My husband and I parent, now working from home, a toddler, have 2 cats and overall we are not as good as our parents would like us to be with clearning, I would say we are or had been prior to our son's arrival a relaxed type:).
When we thought about flooring choices for our extention we were compelled with the idea of LVN, specifical amtico which we were told was great and durable. Our builer says that QS laminate is the most durable and has some nice finishes. He recommends wood reminding us that we may be leaving the area in few years time and we need to conciser how attactive the house would be to potential buyers.
Now, I am a a little bit lost with all of it.
I like the idea of a durable, easy to clean and warm in touch flooring. But, I read that with amtico, you need a skilled fitter. The chap who manages our project has done only one project with amtico!! If we go ahead with amtico, should I ask him to source a specialist for the job?
Other questions with amtico I find it hard to get my head around is what kind of thickness should I go for, is click smart better that glue on?
I also read that amtico tends to have a shany finish and I think that with matt kitchen shiny flooring may look strange... Am I right about that?
These are just the dilemmas for amtico, of course there are other LVTs and there is QS and then there is engineered wood the chap that manages my project is very keen on, possibly because he has a lot of experience in this area of work.
Given the description of my project, and our considerations which I presume are fairly universal, please share your thougths about flooring you would go for, and if yes to amtico, what spec would you go for and would you insist on specialist fitter?
Thank you in advance to anyone to comments.
With best wishes,