Have a Thing for Floors? You Need to See These Next-Level Kitchens
Though floors may not be the first thing to garner our attention when we walk into a home, they're crucial to cohesive, enviable interiors. This is especially true in the kitchen, where the right tiles or area rug can truly transform the entire room. Aside from highlighting the architectural features of the home and creating a durable foundation, kitchen flooring can also be the standout feature of the whole space. And considering that one of our favorite Instagram accounts, @ihavethisthingforfloors, has 825k followers, we're not the only design aficionados who have a special place for floors in our hearts.
To honor our love of a good kitchen floor, we decided to round up some of our favourite kitchens, each featuring gorgeous flooring in a variety of styles, from sleek industrial vibes to farmhouse chic and Spanish traditional aesthetics. So whether you simply want to get your daily dose of décor inspiration or you're actually planning a remodel, consider these kitchen flooring ideas your blueprint guide to creating a next-level home. Ahead, check out 5 designs you'll want to replicate in your own home, or simply scroll through to get inspired.
Bring in Dimension With Tiles
Functionality is important in every room of the home, but this is especially true when it comes to kitchens. To make sure there's ample storage space and room for movement when cooking, bring in dimension and intrigue with colorful or patterned tiles rather than bulky furniture. Also, when designing your kitchen, consider the architectural roots of your home. For example, if it's a Spanish style structure, lay tiles that highlight this feature. Then bring in some modern elements like leather and metallic accents, bright white walls, and exposed shelving so create
Then bring in some modern elements like leather and metallic accents, bright white walls, and exposed shelving so create contrast between contemporary and traditional style (we particularly love the wall-to-wall subway tiles in the kitchen featured above). This will create cohesion in your home without making the room look too themed or nonpersonal.
Go Glam With Marble
For a more formal, dressed up aesthetic, marble tiles are your best bet. As you can see in the kitchen above, using marble that's a similar hue to the white cabinets and walls will make them blend seamlessly into each other for an expansive feel. This consistency also creates the perfect canvas to get creative with smaller accent pieces so that you can allow the special décor features have the spotlight.
For example, our eyes are immediately drawn to the minty fresh stove and playful light fixture, even if the real foundation and show stopper is the glamorous marble flooring. The classic area rug adds a fun surprise since it brings in a more traditional element against the otherwise contemporary kitchen while also warming up the entire space.
Get Bold and Graphic
If you have a smaller kitchen and want to make it feel more spacious but also love the depth that tiles provide, choose solid-hued options. Whether you want to choose two colours to create a pattern or love the black and white look as represented above, sticking to a bold colour scheme is the best way to be both unique and stylish without looking busy or chaotic.Though simple and unassuming, the black and white tiles instantly grab our attention.
We love the classic, old-timey feel they bring to the room, especially when paired with the other farmhouse features like a rustic wooden island and a sophisticated stove. Together, each item creates a complex yet simple whole. This retro flooring also works so nicely because of the high ceilings and natural light, which really open things up. That being said, bright white walls can also do the trick to make a small kitchen feel roomier when high ceilings and plenty of natural light aren't an option.
Dare to go Bare
We love the interplay of light and dark and formal and casual in this kitchen. If your home is architecturally modern, an industrial style kitchen will highlight those features perfectly. Consider concrete floors, smooth wooden walls, and an open plan to achieve a sleek and stylish kitchen. Concrete floors will make it feel much more hip than, say, classic hardwood floors, which boast a more traditional and countryside feel.
Though there isn't too much going on in this kitchen, we love the simplicity of it. In fact, it looks effortlessly cool while also honoring the style of the home. To make the space feel more alive, considering bringing in some large indoor plants or flowers.
Soften Hardwood With a Runner
You can't go wrong with classic hardwood floors. Kitchen redesigns can be seriously taxing, and if you don't want to do a major overhaul but you feel like something is missing, try laying down an area rug. A colourful runner like this one will pick up on other accents throughout the space, diversifying the room without requiring much effort on your end.
Besides being a handsome staple, hardwood floors are also super durable, making them perfect for families. The classic Persian rug has a regal feel to it while the hardwood floors are classic and unassuming, and the dark kitchen island contrasts beautifully with the bright whites.
Which kitchen flooring idea would you like to recreate in your own home? Sound off in the comment section below then shop some new flooring options.