As if selecting a new floor for your kitchen isn’t hard enough, you have to keep in mind the size of the tile, width of the floor plank, how it will withstand spills and marks, and the end result or mood you want to achieve. Today, we’ll touch on the 3 most popular finishes and which style of kitchen would work best with them.
Polished concrete is the material of choice for many new homes and gives a contemporary feel to a space. It’s a great accompaniment to industrial style kitchens, but the grey undertones could easily look too cold and uninviting for the area that’s meant to be the heart of the home. Luckily, this can be remedied by bringing in rich tones to balance out the cool greys. Timber cabinetry or even small touches of natural elements such as wooden spoons, cutting boards or timber stools can chase away the sterility of the cold hardness of a concrete floor. To impart a more industrial edge, try an exposed brick wall to entirely steal the show! Combine this with black taps and appliances and you have a winner.
You’d think that pairing timber flooring with timber cabinets, would have the same cringe worthy effect as denim on denim (and even that’s back in fashion big time!) The beauty of timber flooring is that you could go as sleek and modern, or as traditional as you like. Timber flooring has a timeless elegance that would go with anything and can be moulded into any style that takes your fancy. If you want to combine timber cabinets with your timber floor, make sure that the timber tones don’t clash. If you prefer darker timber cabinets, use the darkest shade in your timber floor as contrast. Another way to reach visual panache (sounds fancy, doesn’t it) is to combine your timber floor with white or black cabinets and a marble look benchtop. This combination would suit the more classic styles like Modern Country, Hamptons or even a Beachy look perfectly. Add a bowl of fruit and fresh flowers and your design is complete!
Tiled floors give you freedom in a sense that other flooring finishes could never achieve. Options in shape, size, colour and patterns are limitless and because of it’s ability to mimic other surfaces such as concrete or timber, the visual effect they can create are endless. You can create any design tile you like. If you’re all about drama, apply patterned or coloured tiles. Just take special care with your splashback when you have a screamer of a floor. Dim the splashback down with neutral or white patterned tiles, rather than adding another colour. Alternatively, if you’re more of a traditional girl, there’s nothing wrong with the more understated tile varieties, which can also pack a punch if used correctly.
If this stage of your renovation is still doing your head in, you might need a visit to a tile or timber floor specialist with us! You know where to find us 🙂
Cheerio ’til next time!