A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment. A modern middle-class residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, and worktops and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher, and other electric appliances. The main functions of a kitchen are to store, prepare and cook food (and to complete related tasks such as dishwashing). The room or area may also be used for dining (or small meals such as breakfast), entertaining and laundry. The design and construction of kitchens is a huge market all over the world.
Commercial kitchens are found in restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, educational and workplace facilities, army barracks, and similar establishments. These kitchens are generally larger and equipped with bigger and more heavy-duty equipment than a residential kitchen. For example, a large restaurant may have a huge walk-in refrigerator and a large commercial dishwasher machine. In some instances, commercial kitchen equipment such as commercial sinks is used in household settings as it offers ease of use for food preparation and high durability.In developed countries, commercial kitchens are generally subject to public health laws. They are inspected periodically by public-health officials, and forced to close if they do not meet hygienic requirements mandated by law.

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    Tiler needed- Hampton TW12. Kitchen floor tiles cracked

    The tiles are 60x60 and sat one a Wunda floor UFH system (Water). The builder who installed them didn’t use the right adhesive or any primer. I have the tiles. We are in Hampton TW12 Thanks Alan
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    I'm having my kitchen renovated and the tiler came last week and did the floor tiles. They're 175x200mm Porcelain hex tiles. He laid the tiles onto no more ply cement board that was put down by our builders. The day after the tiling I realised the floor isn't flat - almost every tile is not...
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    Hi all, I am hoping someone here can help me. I had kitchen tiles installed on Monday, and I’m really not happy with the finish. The grout lines are uneven, the plug sockets have been put back on crooked (I checked with spirit level to make sure my eyes weren’t tricking me), the tiles don’t line...
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    Preparation Kitchen floor tiling - Currently laid with Karndean

    Hi - I have been asked to tile a kitchen floor which currently has Karndean (Or other such...) type flooring stuck possibly onto a thin board, but it is ultimately all stuck to a concrete/screed subfloor. I've never been asked to lift this type of flooring before doing the tiling work, so...
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    Kitchen splashback metro tiles -is it a bad job?

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    Porcelain tiled kitchen floor - cracking after 2 days

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    Tiler North Hertfordshire - Kitchen Wall Tiler Required

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    Help - issues with kitchen tile floor due to demolition downstairs

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    Can this be fixed?

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    Hi. I’m new to the forum and wanted to ask if anyone is in the Perthshire area that could tile my new kitchen floor? Joiner finishes kitchen fit mid November so hoping to get flooring done ASAP after that. It’s open plan kitchen diner into utility room. Suspended floor which will be sheeted in...
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    Plastic and metal edging in kitchen

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    Messy tiling under kitchen cabinets

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    Brick bond tiling of kitchen window

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