7 Kitchen Floor Tile Ideas with Beauty and Function in Mind

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When renovating a kitchen, many people choose their flooring with minimal knowledge about the kind of materials they should opt for. Of course, aesthetic design is something to consider (and it’s often the easy part to figure out), but you should understand a surface’s durability as well before installing it all over your kitchen.

When it comes to tile, the possibilities are limitless, with a huge range of shapes, sizes, colors, finishes, and materials—from resilient ceramic to durable natural stone. However, here are seven kitchen floor tile ideas that we recommend:

  1. Checkered Marble Flooring
  2. Marble is one of the top material choices for a kitchen makeover. While the checkered design is a timeless setup with its typical black and white palette, the colors can be substituted according to other elements in the kitchen. Marble tiles also provide high durability and make the flooring look elegant and fresh. Furthermore, simply treating these tiles with a marble sealant (used to clog the pores present in natural marble) will make them resistant to kitchen spill and stains. Keeping up the gloss, however, may require maintenance.

  3. Hexagon Tile
  4. Hexagon tiles add a contemporary vibe in kitchens and are a refreshing change from the classic square or rectangular flooring. Choose a striking all-over palette like terra cotta, navy, or dark gray to bring out the overall colors of the space. Hexagon tiles come in different colors and materials. Your choice should depend on the kind of activity that a kitchen would likely experience.

  5. Wood-Look Tile
  6. These tiles provide the natural appearance of timber along with the durability of a ceramic tile. They are also effortless to clean. Nowadays, wood-look tile flooring is available in various shades, but most of them have one thing in common: they bring warmth and texture to any room.

  7. Concrete Look
  8. Kitchens with an industrial edge are perfect for the concrete look. It creates a sleek design that intensifies the beauty of the kitchen. If you opt for concrete-looking tiles instead of the real deal, they are often made up of porcelain, making them extremely durable. With warm tones and elegant design, these tiles can complement any color palette.

  9. Pale Natural Stone
  10. If you want to add a subtle touch of beauty to your kitchen floor, light natural stone is one of the best kitchen floor tile ideas. An almost white natural stone flooring gives a light and bright appearance and provides a peaceful atmosphere. Choosing a polished stone that reflects light will ensure seamless relaxation.

  11. Mediterranean-style Encaustic Tiles
  12. These tiles use bold, repeating patterns to give a traditional yet elegant look to any kitchen floor. The Mediterranean patterns appear on encaustic tiles, which are created with bonded cement of different colors. The design is inbuilt within the tile and not printed on it, giving them a more organic feel.

  13. Brick-look Subway Tile
  14. These tiles are made of slices of brick that have been cut from a standard-sized clay brick. They give a traditional look to kitchens without the thickness of real bricks (their thickness is 1/3 of other bricks). Kitchens with brick floors feel warm and rustic.

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