From lino and ceramic to wood and natural stone - there are plenty of choices for those looking to lay down a new kitchen floor.
However, before you start tearing up your old flooring and splash out on expensive materials, it's a good idea to take some time to decide exactly what you want out of your kitchen floor.
Your kitchen is possibly the most used room in the house, so with hundreds of footsteps trampling over it every day, practicality is key when it comes to flooring.
In terms of versatility and durability stone flooring and laminate are good choices but, according to Alexi Sugden, founder of Egerton Designs, you ought to steer clear of wooden floorboards.
She says: "Never put wood floors in a kitchen, because no matter how careful you and your family are, inevitably drips of water or kitchen liquids will drop to the floor and the floor will lift sooner or later."
Although functionality should be top of the priority list when it comes to your kitchen floor, you'll no doubt also be keen to pick a flooring material that is attractive and fits in well with your existing interior design scheme.
It is essential not to choose a colour or material which jars with other features in the room, so make sure you have a clear picture of your interior in your head before investing in new flooring - bearing in mind everything from your wall colour and tiling right down to appliances and kitchen taps.
Finally, once you've chosen the perfect flooring, make sure that you lay it properly for the best effect and to ensure that you don't run into maintenance problems in the future.
Alexei advises: "To lay a kitchen floor properly, you are supposed to lay the floor and then install your units and machines on the top."
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY whizz then you may be able to carry this job alone, but if in doubt don't be afraid to call in a professional for some help or advice.