As you can probably tell, I am struggling to settle on kitchen flooring ideas for our all white kitchen. We have the new cabinets, range, and countertops in, but have not made a decision on what types of flooring we want to use for the space (especially since it flows into the living room). Clearly, we went with a monochromatic all white look, with just a bit of color through the subtle aqua shade on the walls. I think that our large beige tile floor is nice because it is extremely neutral, but I think we could do better. My partner and I have been weighing different kitchen floor tile ideas (including keeping the existing) and we think that the best bet may be to swap out the tile for a luxury vinyl plank or laminate product in a very light white washed shade to give it more of an updated look.
I have been searching frantically for kitchen flooring ideas because we have come to that step in building our dream home. Our contractor has been asking for my decision for weeks now but I still am not sure what is the best flooring for kitchen designs like the ones we have chosen. These photos are the closest to the decor, cabinetry and cabinets that we settled on but, I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of the very dark wood floors. I love the idea of using laminate wood flooring because it is more durable and less expensive than real wood (we have several dogs), but I would prefer it in a much lighter shade.
As I am sure you can tell, we need kitchen flooring ideas so badly because this beige tile is just so awful. I actually don't hate the rustic bare wood country kitchen cabinets or even the black granite countertops, but the flooring doesn't go well at all and really brings down the look. At first, I thought we should do wood floors to keep with the French country vibe that is going on. But I realized that it would be very challenging to find a shade that would pair well with the color of our existing cabinets. With that being said, I thought that kitchen tile ideas would be the next best choice because it would be a nice contrast (just not in this beige shade).
I never realized that something so small as modifying the direction of wood planking could have such a huge impact on the overall look of the kitchen flooring ideas we use. This opens up a whole new world of decision possibilities for some of your lower end products like kitchen laminate flooring (vs real wood) because switching up the angle makes it look so cool and high end. In this home, we laid all of the white washed planks diagonal to the flow of the large open floor plan (as opposed to parallel with it). This gave the very traditional style space, a more edgy and contemporary look in a very subtle way. I would definitely encourage you to try this with other cheap flooring ideas because it will really elevate the overall look without spending any more money.
Our latest client loved the kitchen flooring ideas we decided to use in their new space so much that we just had to share some photos in case anybody else needed some decor inspiration. The entire time we worked with them they always talking about using the latest luxury kitchen vinyl flooring product (LVP) that you have probably seen advertised at your local home improvement store. They wanted it because it would be more durable and cheaper than wood. I see the benefits but, as a Realtor as well, I just could not recommend it because I felt that it may bring down the value of their home compared to the rest of their finishes. Instead, we opted for wood-look kitchen floor tiles that (in my opinion) look exactly like the dark wood planks that they were eyeing.
I have been looking around for kitchen flooring ideas to upgrade our current space without having to gut the entire room. I have always loved wide plank wood floors in kitchen because they have a rustic feel yet is quite classic and elegant at the same time. The gorgeous ashy toned flooring in this particular kitchen really jumped out at me because I think that they would blend so well with the neutral soft grey and crisp white palette we have going on right now. I have always very clean and chic design, so a style like this would really amplify that look. In fact, I am loving the kitchen design ideas in this inspiration home so much, that I am considering switching up a few more items in our space in order to mimic the photos.