Just as with any other living space in your home, you have every option available to you when selecting a flooring system for your kitchen. Some will prefer to go with the sleek modernism of polished concrete, where others might prefer to go with the rustic feel of tile. However, there’s one flooring material that’s incredibly versatile and that can be used with pretty much any design style that you might consider: hardwoods.
Because hardwoods can be stained and treated in different ways, you can get pretty much any kind of look you might like. Plus, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to selecting what kind of wood your hardwood floors will be made out of, as well as the size and width of the boards that make the floor up.
To show you what the possibilities are, as well as to give you some tips for how to select the right hardwood floors for your kitchen, we’ve collected the 25 following examples. Each is different than the last, and each shows just how amazing hardwood floors can be for a luxurious, cheerful and comfortable kitchen design. So, come take a look! We’re sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration below.
With hardwood floors and wood cabinets, you may want to consider pairing the stain. Doing so can lead to a cohesive look.
2. Subtle Tones
In this kitchen, you see darker hardwood floors. The subtler, deeper tones of the cabinets work well.
3. Dark Pop
One way to really get some pop out of an all-white kitchen is to use dark hardwood floors.
4. Rich Grain
In a kitchen that’s featuring a more contemporary design, hardwood floors with rich grain can add warmth.
One popular design convention is to use an accent center island that features a darker wood tone than the hardwood floors beneath it.
To really bring out the beauty of your kitchen’s hardwood floors, be sure there’s plenty of lighting. Recessed lights and track lighting are great for this.
For kitchens that are featuring more of a country or rustic vibe, hardwood floors with wider boards are best.
8. Multiple Tones
Here you have an example of a kitchen with hardwood floors that uses multiple wood tones in its cabinets to great effect.
Note how having the boards aligned left to right in this white kitchen makes the space appear larger than it is.
Using boards of irregular width for your hardwood floors can add a real touch of charm to your kitchen design.
11. Preserving Brightness
Lighter hardwood floors in a kitchen that receives an abundance of natural light can really preserve the brightness of the space.
One of the cool design choices in this kitchen is how the stools have been paired to the hardwood floors.
13. Black and White
With dark hardwood floors, it’s always a wise choice to consider going for marble countertops. The look is thoroughly luxurious.
14. Contemporary Flair
The contemporary design of this kitchen is unmistakable. It adds some flair to its hardwood floors by including under-cabinet lighting.
15. Neat Touch
The antiqued wood accent wall at the back of this kitchen works wonderfully with the irregularly sized boards of the hardwood floors.
The glossy finish on these beautiful hardwood floors makes it appear as if the cabinets and island in this kitchen are floating.
17. Classic Contemporary
With wide, dark reclaimed wood boards, this kitchen achieves a look that straddles the line between contemporary and classic.
The grey finish on the hardwood floors of this kitchen succeed in giving a muted tone to the space.
19. Blank Canvas
Lighter hardwood floors can provide you with a blank canvas to work with. Note how the red island really stands out in this kitchen design.
20. Cherry On Cherry
The cherry finish of the hardwood floors, which is mirrored in the cabinets, separates this gorgeous kitchen within this open-concept space.
21. Black Island
One can’t help but love the way the black center island pops out against the beautiful hardwood floors in this kitchen.
Note how the metal stools and the kitchen tabletop in this space perfectly complement the washed-out tone of the hardwood floors.
23. Switching It
You’ve got to love the grey cabinets of this contemporary kitchen and how they work against the rich cherry notes of the hardwood floors.
Hardwood floors are amazing in pretty much any kitchen design you can imagine. Look at how beautiful they are here.
25. Choose Your Wood
There are so many options when it comes to hardwood floors. Choose something that has the look and warmth that you want, and you’re sure to be happy with the way those hardwood floors look in your kitchen.