Hardwood floors work, cork works, and bamboo works too but when it comes to certain rooms of the house tile is an even better way to go. From colors and designs to simplicity and function, there’s a lot to take into consideration when deciding on your kitchen flooring. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with a smaller space or a larger one, because what we’ve compiled can inspire any size. Check out these 36 beautiful examples of kitchen floor tile below!
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.
When it comes to kitchen design, there is one area that’s often under-appreciated: the floor. Sure, an original, beautiful wood floor should never be replaced, but for many of us, the tiles or laminate covering our current kitchens leave much to be desired. Whether you’re planning a kitchen renovation soon or simply just hear to browse, we must introduce you to one of our favorite home design Instagram accounts: I Have This Thing With Floors. Exactly what the name implies, it’s a feed of the most gorgeous floors, ceramic tile or otherwise, that you’ve probably ever seen.
Most of the kitchen flooring options out there are featured in light that doesn’t do the design any favor, or treat the kitchen floor as an afterthought. I like to peruse this account for inspiration, especially for colorful stone tile designs and vinyl flooring. The kitchen flooring ideas you can find here are some of the most beautiful and inspirational around.
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. 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.