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Friday, January 20, 2017

The Latest Kitchen FlooringTrends

It’s been a bit of a challenge for Mr. Decor and me to make a decision on what type of flooring we should select for the Storybook Cottage kitchen, laundry, family and powder room. There are SO many great options!

Rugs, however durable, aren't practical for a heavy-use kitchen. Enter statement floor tile. It's a more subtle way to add impact than, say, a bold eye-level backsplash (go to for similar quilt-like patterns).
Bonus idea: Tired of the same old subway tile? This on-trend square shape has a charming shingle-like effect. 

At the bottom of last week’s The Why’s of New Flooring post I included a photo that featured a fairly new trend in flooring. The trend comprises the use of tiles in various shapes, materials and color within the same space.

Modern Industrial Giant Hexagon floor tile from Alhambra Home & Garden

This trend can also encompass tile being paired with wood or laminate flooring. 

While wood laminate is a good choice for many people, others worry that perhaps it is not the best choice for “wet” rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Because of this the popularity of “wood look” porcelain tile in kitchens is becoming a fast favorite for many homeowners.

This is porcelain tile made to look like wood flooring. South Cypress  - American Heritage 9" x 36" - Saddle:

I love it when such tile is laid in a herringbone pattern.

A Bright White Family Friendly Kitchen

For a traditional look ceramic tile has long been a popular choice. The trend today is to use larger squares such as those that measure 24” x 24” square or larger sized rectangles.

Spring European Interior Trends 2016.

The natural and rustic trend in design is definitely in and terra-cotta tile is a good selection if you want to achieve such a look. 

Modern landelijke keuken van RestyleXL

Terra cotta literally translates from Italian to English as “baked earth”. It truly adds warmth and character to a room.

Townhouse Elegance And Country Style

Another fast rising trend is encaustic cement tiles.

This tile trend seems to be the shining star all across blogland, home decor sites and magazines.

 interior design decor trends 2017 tiles floor in dining room

The use of brick as a flooring surface in a kitchen continues to be popular.

Change the feel of a room with high ceilings by hanging large pendant lamps. The space will feel instantly cozier. #personalstyle:

I do love the look but it is so unforgiving on a cook’s back or a dropped dish.

We definitely have our work cut out for us in trying to decide.

Next week, flooring looks I really love.



Art @ Home said...

Ten years ago we replaced our hardwoods in our kitchen with limestone and travertine tiles after a malfunctioning pressure valve caused a small flood and ruined our hardwoods. Our kitchen is completely open to our family room so the tiles are "soldiered" against the hardwoods in the family room. For once I'm on trend....

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I had brick floors one, look great so hard to clean and definitely hard on the back and feet. Can't wait to see what you choose. I absolutely love my new floors, they look amazing.

therelishedroost said...

I am glad that I did my patterned cement tiles years ago before they became to trendy, but I still love them, and II kept the terra cotta in a clients kitchen that i just did because it was different! Love all of these!!

Linda said...

In a small house like ours where the kitchen, dining room and living room are all we have for living space and it's all connected and open, hardwood floors was the best option and I've loved them for the past several years now that we've had them. So easy to care for and pretty. :)

Stacey said...

I love brick floors in the kitchen and wet areas. To me that is a look that absolutely never goes out of style. Can't wait to see what you choose. :)

Eilis said...

That last picture is so beautiful. I wouldn't want to stand on a brick kitchen floor while working in the kitchen, but I sure would like to look at it!

craftyles said...

There are so many choices out there, I can't wait to see what you'll decide on. I'm sure it will be great. Good luck with your decision.

Cristina Garay said...

So many beautiful options! We have hardwood floors, they're easy to maintain. Looking forward to see what you choose!

Jeanie said...

I really love the concept of wood floors and if going tile, that wood look is great -- hadn't seen that. But I do think tile is tough on the back... especially when you're doing long stints in the kitchen. I have to come up with something soon here, too so this is very timely for me!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

As my eyes age, I find I need plain and simple and all one level. Many of the floors you've shown are beautiful but from this age forward, for me, it's all about safety.

The Charm of Home said...

Some really pretty looks here you have selected Laura. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!