To bring some Mediterranean style to your kitchen, incorporate lively colors, rustic hardware and Saltillo tile flooring. The Saltillo flooring brings a warm, inviting look to the kitchen. Design by Erica Islas
Bamboo: Renewable and Beautiful
Bamboo is chic and less expensive compared to other hardwoods. Because it grows so quickly, bamboo is one of the most renewable wood materials on the planet and looks fantastic in a kitchen with a soft color palette. Design by Postcard from Paris
Black Leather Tile: Sleek and Unique
Leather couches, chairs and coffee tables are all common home furnishing pieces. When it comes to leather, people don't often think of the floor. Leather floors are durable like laminate and comfortable like cork, but they have a look all their own. Design by The Modern Group
Wood-Look Ceramic Tile: Tile in Disguise
Many people have real wood in their kitchens, but there is a downside: A busted pipe, a leaky refrigerator or dishwasher water drama can warp these lovely floors. If you love the look but hate the hassle, a new type of flooring may be the solution. This kitchen, designed by Arch Interiors, showcases gorgeous porcelain tiles that mimic the look of real wood.
For an authentic Old World feel, nothing beats terra-cotta tile. In this kitchen, designed by Postcard from Paris, the beautiful natural variation in this classic material adds warmth and subtle geometric interest to the overall kitchen design.
Marble: High-End Style
Once reserved for only the most exclusive of settings, marble is becoming more common. Marble still carries an air of sophistication and exclusivity, but you can incorporate it through your kitchen flooring for a timeless look. Design by Opustone
Hardwood: Naturally Noteworthy
Hardwood flooring may not be the most water-resistant kitchen flooring choice, but it is a popular and beautiful floor covering. The wide-plank hardwood in this kitchen is made with FSC-certified hardwood and protected with an eco-friendly wax-oil finish. Photo courtesy of DuChateau Floors
Concrete flooring is a great option because it's one of the most hygienic flooring choices available. It can work with many different styles, but it works best in a loft-style home. Place a rug in your kitchen to add some comfort underfoot. Design by Pangaea
Slate: Classic and Long-Lasting
It may not be new, but slate is a classic and sophisticated choice for kitchen flooring. For a kitchen with a neutral color palette, slate is a brilliant, long-lasting and stylish choice. In this kitchen, designed by Arch Interiors, slate serves a double-purpose — it continues onto the kitchen patio, unifying the areas through flooring.
A classic choice for high-end kitchens, travertine is a flooring option that isn't going to stand out, but it will perfectly complement your kitchen with its subtle sophistication. In this kitchen, honed Italian travertine, designed by Opustone, adds a natural feel that warms up this contemporary kitchen.