Published by Roxane Wesley, Sep 20, 2016
Kitchen is the heart of every home and therefore, choosing the right tile flooring for the kitchen is not as easy as we thought. There are various types of kitchen tiles available in the market, and they seem to be perfect to make your kitchen looks beautiful. So, what the first, important thing to consider?
When choosing the tile flooring for kitchen, one thing to keep in mind is that the glossy tiles on the wall won’t be the same as the floor. Flooring tiles for the kitchen have to be safe to walk on, and a glossy floor kitchen tile could be unsafe under foot. Here are a few tips to choose perfect tiles for your kitchen’s floors.
1) Know various types of tiles
Before choosing the tiles for kitchen floors, you have to know various types of those tiles and the purpose of each type. Most popular tiles for kitchens are quarry and stone, cork and vinyl, ceramic and porcelain, then bamboo and glass. For instance, vinyl and cork are most commonly used in flooring, while quarry, ceramic, and porcelain can be used for counters and floors. Glass tiles are exclusively made for walls and backsplashes.
2) Consider the lifestyle of your family
Kitchen tiles are resilient, but they still need to be maintained well and the longevity of each material differs. Determine if your family’s lifestyle will match the tile finish you choose for the kitchen floors. If your family members are usually active, you may need to consider choose a floor tile that has a slightly raised pattern, or texture to it to allow for a safer kitchen floor. However, for a more luxurious and elegant look, you can opt for clay and limestone based quarry tiles. They’re equally safe, but more expensive than the traditional ceramic tile and look gorgeous.
3) Want a bohemian style kitchen?
If your answer is a yes, you may want to consider patterned tiles. They come in various patterns, colors, and textures, from ethnic and traditional look to modern and geometrical. You can actually use patterned tiles as kitchen flooring in certain areas, not in whole kitchen floors. They will help to create a beautiful center-of-attention in your kitchen. Happy designing!