kitchen floor designs

Kitchen Floor Designs

Stylish Inlaid Flooring According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, inlaid flooring is a growing trend in kitchen design. This kitchen’s wood floors with inlayed slate tile provide durability and complement the room’s sophisticated Old Word design. Design by Suzanne Furst of Suzanne Furst Interiors. Eco-Friendly Cork Flooring Another hot trend in kitchen flooring, cork is an environmentally friendly option that reduces noise and is durable and soft underfoot, making it ideal for homeowners who spend much of their time in the kitchen. This kitchen’s warm cork flooring complements the cabinets and the glass tile backsplash. Design by Amy Bubier of AB Design Elements LLC. From: Amy (Bubier) Klosterman Timeless Wood Flooring Wood flooring adds warmth and classic appeal to this cozy kitchen. Soft underfoot, wood floors are a great feature for chefs who spend a lot of time on their feet. Design by Elizabeth Rosensteel of Elizabeth A. Rosensteel Design. Trendy Bamboo Flooring A hot trend for cutting-edge kitchens, bamboo floors are harder than many types of wood and come in a variety of sizes, colors, patterns and textures. Honey-colored woven bamboo floors add contemporary flair in the kitchen. Image courtesy of EcoTimber. Practical Ceramic Tile Flooring Perfect for busy kitchens, tile withstands heavy foot traffic and water, and it doesn’t absorb odors or bacteria. Ceramic is easy to install but slightly more prone to damage than porcelain. An affordable alternative to travertine, this ceramic tile floor features enhanced realism due to a special digital imaging process. Image courtesy of Mohawk Flooring. Natural Stone Tile Flooring Durable and low-maintenance, natural stone tile flooring adds a high-end look and provides a surface that can handle the wear and tear of a busy kitchen. Image courtesy of Burgin Construction. Resilient Porcelain Tile Flooring Made from sands and minerals, porcelain tile is harder and denser than ceramic tile and is water resistant, but it’s harder to install. This rich beige porcelain tile features natural color variations and realistic textures. The large-format tiles are less busy, causing the kitchen to appear larger. Image courtesy of Mannington Mills, Inc. Low-Cost Linoleum Flooring Linoleum flooring is an inexpensive option that is available in many styles and colors and can be arranged in unique patterns to complement your kitchen’s design. Linoleum is inherently antibacterial and antistatic, making it hygienic and easy to clean. Image courtesy of Forbo. Durable Laminate Flooring Another low-cost option, laminate flooring is available in styles that mimic hardwood, stone and marble. The surface resists stains and scratches and is easy to clean. Image courtesy of Armstrong Laminate Floors. Versatile Vinyl Flooring Vinyl comes in a wide range of colors and patterns that mimic hardwood, ceramic and stone. Unlike the dated floors of past generations, today’s vinyl features better textures and colors for a more realistic appearance, thanks to improvements in the rotogravure (engraving) process for the surface. Crisp black-and-white checkerboard floors bring an updated vintage vibe to this kitchen. Image courtesy of Armstrong.
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Kitchen Floor Designs

When it comes to kitchen design ideas, you’ll find inspiration in the many stylish choices available in flooring. Take a look at some of today’s most popular kitchen design ideas. 5 Kitchen Flooring Options Hardwood – A premium choice, hardwood flooring is durable enough to last a lifetime, while adding real value to your home. Most homeowners prefer hardwood floors for their striking natural colors, richly detailed grain patterns and their one-of-a-kind elegant style. Hardwood alone contributes a variety of unique kitchen design ideas – exotic tropical and traditional domestic species, wide-plank, authentic hand-sculpted and distressed planks – all with the richness and character you demand for your home. Luxury vinyl – Achieve high-end looks with two kitchen design ideas in luxury vinyl. Luxury vinyl tile in our Alterna and Alterna Reserve collections captures the realism of beautiful, natural stone and ceramic, while providing a soft surface that feels warm and comfortable underfoot. Luxury vinyl plank accurately represents real hardwood colors and textures in a vinyl product that’s easy to install and waterproof. Vinyl sheet – Innovative print technology in our Duality™ Premium Plus and Duality Premium vinyl sheet floors captures realism so true to nature that floors look like actual stone and hardwood. When you factor in excellent durability and superior stain protection, it’s no surprise that vinyl ranks high among great kitchen design ideas. Laminate – If low-maintenance and durability are important in your floor-buying decision, then explore the many options available in laminate floors. Not only is laminate highly durable, it offers real wood and stone looks at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Vinyl tile – a DIY favorite, vinyl tile comes in an amazing assortment of patterns and styles that make it easy to customize the floor you want. Vinyl tile has a long-lasting finish that resists scratches and scuffs, plus a protective layer that guards against rips, tears and gouging. It’s affordable and easy to maintain, making vinyl tile a great value. In all of these kitchen design ideas, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect floor to complement your cabinetry, countertops, appliances and, most importantly, your lifestyle and budget.
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Kitchen Floor Designs

Here at Home Flooring Pros we’re big fans of installing tile flooring in your kitchen. It’s true that hardwood flooring is also very popular as a high end option and you can’t beat vinyl if you’re on a budget but, if you can afford it, we still believe that searching for kitchen floor tile ideas is the way to go if you want a great looking, easy to maintain and highly durable flooring solution for your kitchen. Click here for other kitchen flooring options and ideas and you can also read our thoughts on the best kitchen flooring for you particular home.
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Kitchen Floor Designs

Well, to help you on your way, we’ve collected some inspirational images covering six different kitchen tile floor ideas. Remember, you’ll be looking to find floor tiles that compliment the overall design scheme of your kitchen. But in today’s more eclectic design approach you needn’t be scared of mixing things up a bit because, as you will see below, different design ideas often work together to make your kitchen the truly personal heart of your home. You may also be interested in our 30 bathroom flooring ideas.
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Kitchen Floor Designs

Natural stone tiles for your kitchen floor is a very classic choice and give a real sense of grandeur and stature to your space. Choose from either light marble or travertine tiles, with their delicately veined detailing, or deeper warmer toned slate tiles that lend a slightly more rugged feel. Natural stones can work either with traditional farmhouse style kitchen designs or with sleek contemporary fixtures and fittings. You can also choose to have natural stones with a high gloss or matt finishes to further compliment your design, and there are some amazingly colorful slates that will give added interest to your flooring, much like a gorgeous area rug would.
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Kitchen Floor Designs

This kitchen was totally remodeled, except the beautiful Saltillo floor tile. The homeowners loved the flooring so much, they built the new kitchen around it. As seen on DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers.
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Kitchen Floor Designs

It may not be new, but slate is a classic and sophisticated choice for kitchen flooring. For a kitchen with a neutral color palette, slate is a brilliant, long-lasting and stylish choice. In this kitchen, designed by Arch Interiors, slate serves a double-purpose — it continues onto the kitchen patio, unifying the areas through flooring.
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Kitchen Floor Designs

Another very strong and classic design idea for your kitchen is the modern rustic, farmhouse kitchen – think Shaker style painted cabinets, beautifully exposed beams, deep ceramic Belfast sinks and hearty range cookers. The whole rustic flooring look is very welcoming, comfortable, and feels like it could withstand the wear and tear of family life. This kind of look is perfectly complimented with a terracotta or brick floor tile. Because it is difficult to make perfectly identical terracotta tiles, the inherent variation in tone of the tiles add to the rustic charm and give added texture to your overall design. And as you can see, terracotta tiles come in all sorts of shapes including square, brick, hexagonal or arabesque to add a further dimension to this classic choice.
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Another hot trend in kitchen flooring, cork is an environmentally friendly option that reduces noise and is durable and soft underfoot, making it ideal for homeowners who spend much of their time in the kitchen. This kitchen’s warm cork flooring complements the cabinets and the glass tile backsplash. Design by Amy Bubier of AB Design Elements LLC.
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A classic choice for high-end kitchens, travertine is a flooring option that isn’t going to stand out, but it will perfectly complement your kitchen with its subtle sophistication. In this kitchen, honed Italian travertine, designed by Opustone, adds a natural feel that warms up this contemporary kitchen.
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This kitchen features new custom cabinets, a colorful backsplash tile and travertine-tile flooring. The poured-concrete countertops, new stainless-steel appliances and tech-friendly accessories finish off the kitchen. As seen on DIY Network’s I Hate My Kitchen.

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