NKBA Kitchen Trend: Wood Flooring

Durable and long-lasting, wood floors lend classic beauty to the kitchen.

Photo By: Mike Kaskel

Photo By: Mike Kaskel

Photo By: William Standen Co.

Photo By: William Standen Co.

Photo By: Mike Tuell

Photo By: Mike Kaskel

Photo By: Mike Kaskel

Classic Hardwoods

Hardwood floors are a timeless, durable choice for the kitchen that can be refinished when you’re ready for a fresh look. In this kitchen, hardwood floors are paired with wood cabinets for a warm feel.

Seamless Transition

The designer of this contemporary kitchen was tasked with removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room, creating an open space. Hardwood floors throughout the room help to connect the two spaces.

Engineered Wood

Created by bonding layers of hardwood (“plies”) together in a cross-grain construction, engineered hardwood floors are more stable and can withstand higher levels of humidity than solid hardwood floors. In this kitchen, engineered hardwoods are paired with white cabinets and countertops and a live-edge walnut bar-top.

From: Cassandra Nordell-MacLean

Rustic Charm

Think beyond traditional finishes when choosing a hardwood floor for your kitchen. Wide-plank engineered wood floors with a slightly grayish hue lend a casual, rustic feel to this kitchen. An angled wood feature wall with open shelving adds additional texture and visual interest.

From: Cassandra Nordell-MacLean

Lighten Up

Blonde wood floors brighten up this kitchen, which also features a mahogany island, extra-deep cabinets and lots of custom storage features.

From: Tom Lutz

Warm Finishes

Hardwood floors, wood cabinets and stone countertops lend a warm look to this open, contemporary kitchen. The large island features a raised glass breakfast bar, making this space super functional for a family.

Bright and Open

Hardwood floors connect this kitchen with a casual dining area, creating an open, airy space. Complementing the cabinetry, a fireplace hutch features extra storage and a sleek gas fireplace.