These days, it seems like everyone is all, “Hardwoods, hardwoods, hardwoods, and more hardwoods!” In fact, homeowners are going with hardwood floors for their kitchens more than ever before. While we won’t argue that hardwood floors are beautiful, we have to say that they’re really not the best option for kitchen floors.
Instead, we put our support fully behind tile for a number of different reasons. For one, tile is much more durable than hardwoods, something that can make a huge difference in a heavily trafficked area like a kitchen. In addition, tile is far easier to keep clean. Finally, tile flooring gives you a much wider array of options when it comes to determining the look and feel of your kitchen space overall.
Below, you’ll find 22 stunning kitchens that feature beautiful tile floors. As you’ll see, tile can work for virtually any kind of kitchen style you may be considering, from rustic to contemporary. What’s more, you’ll see how tile can really create a distinctive look, something that can bring out the charm of other elements of your kitchen’s design. So, take a look, and see why tile floors are the number one option for kitchens.
1. Old World
The old-world charm of this kitchen is completed by the use of brown, red and orange tiles. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
The irregular beige tiles that are used throughout this beautiful kitchen really allow the white cabinets to stand out.
3. Mixing Colors
Note how the mixture of darker and lighter tiles in this kitchen ties together the cabinets and countertops with the dark wood center island.
4. Light and Dark
When you’re going to go with a noir kitchen design, as this example does, you should consider going with light tile floors to preserve the sense of dimension.
When you’re adopting a contemporary style for your kitchen, you should most likely go with squared-off tiles as this kitchen design does.
6. So Classic
Some people love the classic, country kitchen look. Black and white floor tiles can be perfect for creating this kind of atmosphere.
7. Open Space
This kitchen design does a wonderful job of using neutrally colored tile to bring together a dining area and the kitchen space itself.
8. Super Contemporary
When you’re going for a look that’s very contemporary, large stone tiles like the ones used here can work marvelously.
Long and wide slate tiles, like the ones used in this kitchen, can increase the sense of space.
Rather than squaring the tiles off, you can do them at a 45-degree angle to the cabinets. This increases visual excitement.
11. Wood Beams
The wood beams stretching out across the top of this kitchen help to balance out the light tone of the tile floor.
12. Light Brown
If you prefer a kitchen that has a matching color scheme, then you can tie together brown tile with dark wood cabinets.
13. Something Different
You can do amazing things with tile. For example, check out the herringbone pattern that’s been put to use in this clean, classic design.
14. White on White
This amazing contemporary kitchen combines clean white cabinets with generously sized white chimney stone tiles.
The rustic beauty of this stunning kitchen is complemented by the wonderfully patterned tile floor.
16. Light Grey
In general, grey tile will work with pretty much any kitchen design you can think of. It’s the perfect solution to a design conundrum.
17. Granite Tile
Of course, if you’re looking to do something bold and noteworthy, you could always go with granite tiles as this kitchen design does.
18. Fine Detailing
In this contemporary kitchen, fine detailing has been used around the cabinets and island to add a wonderful level of visual interest.
19. Marble Tile
For the ultimate luxury look, you might wish to consider going with pure white marble tiles. The look is unmistakable.
20. Two Tone
Sometimes you may match the backsplash to your tile floors. In other cases, you may vary the tone a bit.
21. Space Creating
Note how the different color tiles used in the floor of this contemporary kitchen increase the design’s sense of space.
22. Always A Good Choice
Tile is always a solid flooring choice, no matter what style kitchen you’re going for. As long as you choose the right color and pattern, you’ll be well rewarded!