Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 31, 2016
As an important part of the house, kitchens need to be well-planned and well-designed. You need to think about all designing and layout aspects, including the type of kitchen flooring. If you haven’t decided the flooring yet, it’s highly advisable to consider tile floors for your kitchen.
Tile floors are a great choice for kitchens, as tiles can withstand insistently heavy foot traffic and they don’t absorb water and spills, and odorless as well. They are also easy to clean and perfect for a family with kids and pets. Tiles also can be arranged in many designs and go well with any decor and theme. The downsides of tile floor are its cold surface, and it can be chipped by dropped dishes or pans.
However, tile floors are still perfect for kitchens, and they’re highly desirable as well. Kitchen floor tiles come with a great variety of designs and patterns, so you have an endless choice of kitchen floor tile design to match your decor.
If you want a pretty Bohemian kitchen, you can opt for ethnic or Moroccan patterned kitchen tile floor design at the center of the room, then frame them with plain kitchen floor tiles to make a focal point. There are hundreds of reference that will show you how to design kitchen floor tiles on the Internet, but the most charming examples have probably come from vintage colonnial Indonesian kitchen design, which used Dutch style patterned kitchen floor tile design.
But if you prefer a simpler theme for your kitchen, you can opt for plain kitchen floor tile or tiles with a simple pattern.
When you’ve made your mind up with the type and design of kitchen floor tiles, it’s time to think about how you would like it laid out. The most common way is the straight lay, the simplest kitchen floor tile arrangement to showcase the beauty of the tile. This arrangement is highly recommended for kitchen floor tiles with an elaborate design.
For plain of much simpler kitchen floor tiles, consider using running bond arrangement. This layout is also known as a brick or offset pattern. As the name implies, the kitchen floor tiles are offset by half the width of the tile.
If you want to create patterns from plain ceramic tiles, the basketweave arrangement might be perfect for you. This is a classic kitchen floor tile arrangement which made with square and rectangle tiles in different colors to create a woven effect.