The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, so it’s crucial to get your decor just right. Whether it’s your busy family hub, or somewhere to relax and socialise with friends, the kitchen is an important part all of our lives. The floor of your kitchen might not be the first thing you decide on, but it can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the room. We’ve put together some tips to help you just the right floor tiles for your kitchen.
From brightly coloured spatulas to shining chrome ovens, we all have a style that we prefer in the kitchen. Choose a light colour to make your space feel larger, but be aware that light colours might need cleaning more often. Darker coloured tiles can look striking and modern, and can work well even in small kitchens when used with clever lighting. Don’t be afraid to use a coloured floor tile, particularly if your overall colour scheme is quite simple.
There are quite a few choices when it comes to the material for your kitchen floor tiles, and which suits yours best will depend on how you use your kitchen. Natural stone like travertine or limestone looks stunning, but can be very expensive and requires regular sealing to keep it looking its best. Ceramic can be used on the floor, but it is not ideal in high traffic areas. Porcelain is the most common material for kitchen floors as it is hardwearing and strong.
When choosing your floor tiles, consider the size of your space and the tiles. Large tiles reduce the amount of grout joints and can make the room look bigger, but you may require lots of cuts in a small or awkwardly shaped room. Plank shaped tiles, such as wood effect tiles, can create a line for the eye to follow making narrow spaces feel longer.
Most modern grouts have anti-bacterial properties but this doesn’t stop them from getting a bit grubby – particularly on kitchen floors. A light coloured grout will show the dirt more and require extra cleaning. Using a grout that matches, or is close to, your tile colour will make grout joints less obvious, giving your floor a more seamless look.
If your kitchen opens out onto a patio, deck or terrace you can create a natural flow from indoors to outside using co-ordinating tiles. These matching 10mm and 20mm porcelain tiles are ideally suited to use with bifold or french doors, as the wide opening enhances the flow and brings the outdoors in.
From traditional Victorian mosaics to polished porcelain, we have a fantastic range of kitchen floor tiles available to order online or in-store.0
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