So, you’ve got almost all of your kitchen renovation planned out.
You’ve completely overhauled your sideboard and countertops, you got a fresh coat of paint that has brought new life into your kitchen, your cabinet is looking incredible, and your kitchen island is looking fiiiine.
You’re almost ready to start using this kitchen again, fresh and new. But there’s just one thing left to figure out. What the heck should your floor look like!?
You want it to look great. But you also don’t want it to be the slipperiest surface in your home, especially when there’s likely going to be a sink in the same room too!
You want the perfect combination of both form and function, to bring everything together into one cohesive style. What you need, is a little inspiration. Well, fortunately, we have that for you in spades here!
We’ve collected some of the best designs for kitchen floors that we could find out there for your viewing pleasure!
Starting this list with an option that will appeal to homes with a more modern sensibility when it comes to interiors, we have gorgeous dark flooring that is sure to go with any dark-themed kitchen.
Many people may feel that having a dark floor will bring down the overall lightness of a kitchen, making it feel dark and uninviting. Especially in darker times of the year.
However, it doesn’t have to be the case, especially with a little planning behind it.
So long as your flooring is not a monotonous black or dark color, whether it is broken up by other colors such as grays, white, or something else, or balanced out by a lighter design for the rest of the kitchen, you can end up with flooring that, in the right light at least, looks like a modern take on a classic ceramic tile floor (more on that later), or even a starry night sky!
So, this option might seem a little… utilitarian, to some people.
It’s not unwarranted. After all, concrete makes up the bare-bones frame of many public buildings’ exteriors. Why would you want that in your kitchen, probably one of the homeliest, and most important, rooms in your house?
Well, the trick here is making sure that it has a good finish, nice and polished.
Plus, don’t underestimate the aesthetics of a good industrial-themed kitchen. A smooth, shiny concrete floor that is a little cool under the foot, might be just what your kitchen needs.
Plus, concrete requires next to no maintenance required to make sure that it stays in top condition. And given how tough concrete is, that won’t be a lot of money needed either!
Just make sure that you consult with a builder or engineer before going with this idea. You want to make sure that your home can support the weight of a concrete floor, after all!
3. Hardwood Flooring
This is probably one of the most popular options out there right now, at least in terms of flooring.
Hardwood is being used in virtually every room in people’s homes, from living rooms to bedrooms, to offices, to even, yes, kitchens too!
Hardwood has become the go-to floor material for rooms with plenty of wide open spaces, including many kitchen designs in the last few years.
And, of course, there is the sheer variety of different kinds of woods that you can use for your flooring to get a specific vibe or ambiance in your kitchen from oak to pine, to even bamboo, whose fast growth cycle makes it an amazing renewable source of material for wood like this!
Just make sure that you have it treated well for moisture or water, as hardwood tends to ruin pretty badly when exposed to enough moisture over time.
4. Luxurious Marble Flooring
Of course, if you’re looking for a luxurious material to make your flooring out of, there probably isn’t a more classy material to floor your kitchen with than marble!
The marbling effect in this iconic stone can turn any old floor from a drab surface, into a show-stopping feast for the eyes (and feet, if you’re not wearing shoes)!
Plus, marble can be shaped and sculpted into a range of styles within itself. You can go for a more tiled appearance or even a single slab effect on your floor!
Just make sure that you have the budget for it, of course. There’s a reason that many people choose to have just a countertop made from marble, rather than their whole kitchen!
Still, if you can, nothing makes a statement like an entire floor made from this material.
5. Ceramic Tiles
Moving from one of the most luxurious materials in interior design to one of the most prolific.
Ceramic tiles have been used as flooring for hundreds of years at this point in pretty much every country you can think of.
Images of a rustic cottage around the Mediterranean may be conjured when thinking about a good ceramic floor design.
Of course, one of the main pluses about a good ceramic tile floor is that it is easy to make and assemble, as this is an easily accessible material to make flooring with (it’s why it’s been used so much, after all).
Plus, there are tons of designs that you can make with ceramic tiles.
Just make sure that you keep those grout lines clean. Dirt can easily fill them if you’re not careful!
6. Luxury Vinyl
So, we covered hardwood earlier in this article as a potential flooring material for your kitchen.
However, if you don’t want to deal with damage from moisture buildup on a hardwood floor, but still want that wooden feeling under your feet, then vinyl wood flooring is the way to go for you!
While vinyl wood has been a flooring material for decades at this point, if not longer, luxury vinyl is still a pretty recent concept, but it makes for a great floor material for your kitchen!
If you’re looking to have a wooden floor for your kitchen that won’t break the bank to maintain, then luxury vinyl is absolutely an option that you should consider.
7. Rugged Flooring
Okay, so this technically isn’t the whole floor of your kitchen (at least not yet).
However, what rugs are exceedingly good at, besides being a haven for food crumbs and pet fur, is making a home feel that much more cozy and warm.
If not for the aesthetic, then certainly for your feet, at least!
Plus, rugs can be changed from one to another, so you can pick a color and pattern combination that meshes well with the color of the rest of your kitchen.
All you need to do is make sure that your kitchen floor space is big enough for one of these, and you’ll be set to go ahead!
‘Okay’, some of you may be thinking, ‘rugs in the kitchen were one thing.’
‘But cork?! The material they use in keeping the champagne bottle fastened up? Does that even work as a flooring material!?’
Well, yes. It does. Quite well at that!
For one thing, the somewhat spongy texture of cork makes it a very pleasant material to walk on. You’ll certainly have a bounce in your step as you walk over this flooring material!
It does need quite a lot of attention if it suffers from moisture or stains, like hardwood. However, it can be refurbished and made to look good as new, with a little care.
Plus, cork material is a great renewable material that saves on using more expensive or scarce materials to make flooring with, such as marble, or even wood!
9. Cut & Loop Carpet
Along the same line of thinking as rugs, carpeting is not a material that many people would consider when putting down new flooring for their kitchen.
However, one of the great things about carpeting is that it comes in a massive variety of shades, lengths, and textures.
Plus, it can be easily fitted to meet your room’s needs.
Not only that, but carpet has to be one of the easiest flooring materials to source, at least in urban areas!
10. Light & White Flooring
Of course, if you want to keep things simple, you can’t go wrong with bright white flooring for your kitchen. Depending on the material that you use for it, you can have a floor that both looks great, and is easy to keep clean too!
Plus, simply going with white means that you can use many different materials, whether it is stone or even vinyl.
For our last entry, we have a return to tiling for your kitchen floor, but with a twist. Like ceramic tiles, terracotta has been used as a flooring material for hundreds of years at this point.
However, there’s just something a little… classier, to it, when compared to ceramic. At least, that’s what we think!
So, as you can see, there are plenty of potential materials for you to pick from for your brand-new kitchen. Some are old and classics, while others are new and modern.
Figuring out which one is right will fall on your shoulders. Hopefully, now, you have a few more ideas under your belt.