Gorgeous Kitchen Floors

Both functional and beautiful, these kitchens floors can withstand heavy traffic while enhancing the design of the room.

Photo By: Designer, Suzanne Furst

Photo By: Designer, Amy Bubier

Photo By: Designer, Elizabeth Rosensteel

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Photo By: Armstrong

Stylish Inlaid Flooring

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, inlaid flooring is a growing trend in kitchen design. This kitchen's wood floors with inlayed slate tile provide durability and complement the room's sophisticated Old Word design. Design by Suzanne Furst of Suzanne Furst Interiors. 

Eco-Friendly Cork Flooring

Another hot trend in kitchen flooring, cork is an environmentally friendly option that reduces noise and is durable and soft underfoot, making it ideal for homeowners who spend much of their time in the kitchen. This kitchen's warm cork flooring complements the cabinets and the glass tile backsplash. Design by Amy Bubier of AB Design Elements LLC. 

Timeless Wood Flooring

Wood flooring adds warmth and classic appeal to this cozy kitchen. Soft underfoot, wood floors are a great feature for chefs who spend a lot of time on their feet. Design by Elizabeth Rosensteel of Elizabeth A. Rosensteel Design. 

Trendy Bamboo Flooring

A hot trend for cutting-edge kitchens, bamboo floors are harder than many types of wood and come in a variety of sizes, colors, patterns and textures. Honey-colored woven bamboo floors add contemporary flair in the kitchen. Image courtesy of EcoTimber. 

Practical Ceramic Tile Flooring

Perfect for busy kitchens, tile withstands heavy foot traffic and water, and it doesn't absorb odors or bacteria. Ceramic is easy to install but slightly more prone to damage than porcelain. An affordable alternative to travertine, this ceramic tile floor features enhanced realism due to a special digital imaging process. Image courtesy of Mohawk Flooring. 

Natural Stone Tile Flooring

Durable and low-maintenance, natural stone tile flooring adds a high-end look and provides a surface that can handle the wear and tear of a busy kitchen. Image courtesy of Burgin Construction. 

Resilient Porcelain Tile Flooring

Made from sands and minerals, porcelain tile is harder and denser than ceramic tile and is water resistant, but it's harder to install. This rich beige porcelain tile features natural color variations and realistic textures. The large-format tiles are less busy, causing the kitchen to appear larger. Image courtesy of Mannington Mills, Inc. 

Low-Cost Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum flooring is an inexpensive option that is available in many styles and colors and can be arranged in unique patterns to complement your kitchen's design. Linoleum is inherently antibacterial and antistatic, making it hygienic and easy to clean. Image courtesy of Forbo. 

Durable Laminate Flooring

Another low-cost option, laminate flooring is available in styles that mimic hardwood, stone and marble. The surface resists stains and scratches and is easy to clean. Image courtesy of Armstrong Laminate Floors. 

Versatile Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl comes in a wide range of colors and patterns that mimic hardwood, ceramic and stone. Unlike the dated floors of past generations, today's vinyl features better textures and colors for a more realistic appearance, thanks to improvements in the rotogravure (engraving) process for the surface. Crisp black-and-white checkerboard floors bring an updated vintage vibe to this kitchen. Image courtesy of Armstrong. 

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