We need to pull off a few tricks to make a small kitchen a great cooking space. While layout, colors, and style will matter a lot, we also need to pick the right flooring options. Thank God there are enough options for this, but the ones that are going on trend this year include these tiles:
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1. Chess Tiles
The combination of black and white will be easily fit with almost any colors and layout. In this small kitchen, the tiles are set diagonally to add a little twist in the consistent white finish. The tile size isn’t too small or too big to emphasize the optical illusion of the room size.
For the look sake, these tiles look really gorgeous for being a classic touch in such modern kitchen. It doesn’t turn the kitchen darker but it adds interesting point to enjoy as soon as you enter the kitchen.
2. Pale Pine Wooden Floor
Okay, this kitchen is small but it doesn’t look like so at all. Its’ white kitchen countertops and cabinets are all finished in white, making the room even brighter than it is. The countertop is finished in wooden hue to match the floor.
Now the floor is wooden one, with long vertical shape and pale color. It helps in reflecting the natural light. Enough light makes this room even more airy. As you step on that floor, you won’t realize how small the kitchen actually is. It is really clean and nice.
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3. Grey Herringbone
The grey color is picked to add balance on the entire room composition. It has enough bright hue represented by the white finish on the kitchen cabinets and shelving, and it matches the wall finish. The key to its spacious looking lies on the herringbone setting though.
Herringbone setting is popular when you need to put some extra optical illusion. As it lead your eyes to see outward, it makes the kitchen looks wider than it is, so it doesn’t look and feel cramped at all. Nothing is to complain from this flooring choice.
4. Patterned Flooring
Patterned tiles can be added in your list. While it is a highly popular choice for bigger kitchens, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear it in your small space. The trick is to use neutral color. As the pattern goes even more complicated, you need even more neutral color for the patterns.
This kitchen makes a good example. While the rest of the kitchen finish is already soft and nice, something bold with neutral hues won’t hurt at all. In fact, the tiles only add a point of interest in the room, diverting the eye to enjoy this beautiful pattern.
5. Giant Grey Tiles
This modern kitchen can achieve the look due to each detail. The modern finish on the entire kitchen is then paired with huge size of grey tiles for flooring. First, it is an effective canvas for the entire cabinetries and counters. Second, it gives an edgy and industrial look on the kitchen.
If you have clean lines on your kitchen layout, these tiles will make a perfect addition. It puts balance on the entire concept, highlight the kitchen details, and diverting your eyes from the room size to the room modern look.
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6. Concrete Looking Tiles
This year, industrial and neutral look is still hot in the mix. And this is a good idea as well for the design sake. As for a small kitchen, concrete hue is on high demand. The hue gives an outdoor feeling which is brilliant for a small space.
This kitchen looks like it gets a blank neutral palette for its bright finish. It makes people feel airy as they step on the floor and focus more the kitchen design over anything else. It is very pleasant and modern at the same time.
7. Dark Wooden Floor
While the pale one is recommended previously, the darker ones are highly recommended too, depending on the kitchen design. This kitchen is finished mostly in white and wooden so it is bright enough as it is. We need to highlight that for a small kitchen.
This darker hue on the wooden floor makes sure everything above the floor is highlighted. It makes people focus more on the bright hues instead of the room size, and it instantly makes the room feels more airy than it is.
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8. Honeycomb Tiles in Black
Using the same principal that all bright kitchen needs darker or more neutral palette, this kitchen makes sure the small space gets the same. The entire white finish of the kitchen is effectively highlighted by the flooring choice.
Instead of the usual tiles, this kitchen uses black tiles in honeycomb shape which fun and playful. It adds an interesting twist in the classic modern kitchen, preventing the room from looking boring. It gets white lining too to bridge it with the rests of the kitchen and it effortlessly completes the room.
9. Patterned and Wooden
The combination of two interesting choices is encouraged too. This kitchen makes a fine example. Its pale wooden flooring makes sure the room still looks bright and airy all the time, which is highly needed for a small kitchen.
This look is then completed with the patterned tiles. They are in black and white which is neutral enough to combine. However, the pattern adds some twist, adding character and accent to the entire plain layout of the kitchen.
10. Stone Tiles
Stone tiles are common for outdoor setting, true, but it can be used for your small kitchen too. The best thing about this tile is that it brings in an outdoor feeling inside. It gives a good impact on your kitchen. It feels bigger while it isn’t actually, and it feels brighter and more airy.
To bring out the kitchen details, choose neutral hues like terracotta. It effortlessly adds unique touch in your kitchen, highlights on the kitchen interior value instead of the size, and brings in all nature elements indoor. Combined with natural lights, it is going to make a kill look.