Flooring Options for all types of Kitchen Design
As a hardworking space, the kitchen demands a resilient flooring that not only makes a statement but also complements the design of a kitchen.
Selecting the right flooring for a kitchen is an important choice, especially since it not only has to be a hardworking and resilient surface, but also one that makes and statement and complements your kitchen design. You will want flooring that can take the everyday knocks of living, provide a hygienic surface and look good, so we have put together a selection of the best flooring options for a kitchen.
Because of its durability and longevity, tiles are a popular choice for most kitchens. Tiles are durable, easy to keep clean and waterproof. Plus, with today's variety of tiles, you can choose the best design, colour and style to enhance the look of your kitchen.
Choosing the Perfect Tile
When shopping for that perfect tile for a kitchen, you are going to be looking for something that catches your eye and makes a statement, while adding a dash of personality to the space. There are so many different patterns, colours, sizes and style to choose from that it can be hard to decide when you want terracotta, stone, cement finish or wood-look tiles. You ultimately want a tile that you like but also one that provides a perfect contrast between your kitchen cabinets, countertops and the overall style of a kitchen.
TILES THAT LOOK LIKE WOOD
One of the most popular trends to hit the tiling market in the last couple of years is that of tiles that resemble organic materials. Wood-look tiles provide the beauty of wood flooring with the versatility of a tiled finish. Using wood-look tiles, you can afford the look of an expensive hardwood floor at a fraction of the cost and with far less maintenance.
Anyone who has ever had a quote for a hardwood floor knows that the cost of this type of flooring is extremely expensive. Ceramic tiles that resemble wood planks, even down to a grain-like finish on the surface of the tile, are far more practical and far less expensive. As a kitchen flooring option, you have the versatility of tile that can withstand heavy-floor traffic. Plus, colour options vary from a light wood finish to dark exotic woods.
TILES THAT MIMIC CONCRETE
A relatively new tile on the market but one that is increasingly popular is a tile that looks like a concrete floor. When you are wanting an industrial-style look for a kitchen, concrete-look tiles provide a durable surface that is low-maintenance and easy to clean. With a cement tile floor, there's no pouring, no screed and no polishing involved, which is what makes this a popular choice if you want the look of concrete flooring without the fuss and expense.
TERRACOTTA FLOOR TILES
With their warm colour and non-glazed finish, terracotta tiles are perfect for a country, cottage, farmhouse or rustic kitchen design style. A low maintenance option once sealed to protect from stains, terracotta tiles offer the perfect flooring option for modern shaker kitchen design.
NATURAL STONE TILE
One of my personal favourite and one of the most popular natural stone tiles is slate tiles. With a colour range from rich ochre, grey-green to charcoal. this natural stone flooring option works beautifully with all kitchen styles, whether rustic or contemporary. With slate tiles, you can choose a single colour or a blend of autumnal colours, the latter adding warmth to a kitchen.
OTHER NATURAL OR FAUX STONE FLOORING OPTIONS
If you are wanting a top quality flooring option for the kitchen, then you might want to consider natural stone materials such as terrazzo and granite. Terrazzo provides a stylish flooring for a modern or industrial kitchen that is not quite as hard looking as concrete. Natural stone tile floors are statement floors and you can expect to pay a lot more for this type of finish.