If tile is your style, there are a lot more options than you may currently know about. There may also be a few questions to answer and things to consider that will help you make an informed decision. Keep reading to learn more about kitchen and entry tile ideas for kitchen floors and entryways.
Kitchen Floor Tile Ideas
Kitchen tile flooring materials come in a variety for you to choose from: ceramic, stone, concrete and others. The type you choose should depend on your kitchen design and the amount of wear and tear you expect your kitchen to see. Here are some things to consider when choosing floor tile for your kitchen:
Linoleum Tile - Made from hardened linseed oil, pine rosin, wood flour and mineral fillers, linoleum tile has specific care instructions, so it does not lose its natural antibacterial properties. It is also installed by the sheet so when it’s time to repair, the entire sheet needs to get replaced.
Ceramic tile - Offers low maintenance and high durability—unless your subfloor is prone to movement. If it is, then ceramic tiles can crack easily. Choose an alternative tiling or replace your subfloor before installing ceramic tile.
Make sure you select tile that is intended for floors—not walls. They're often right next to each other at the tile store, so if a surface feels very smooth on your hands, it is likely to be very slippery underfoot! Choose a color and texture that hits the right balance: too dark shows dust in the sunlight (even after cleaning) and too light will show stains.
Entryway Floor Tile
Your foyer is oftentimes where you make a first impression on your guests. What kind of statement do you want to make? Your entryway’s floor tile can make this statement for you.
Things to Consider When Choosing Floor Tile
There are a variety of styles and floor tile materials to choose from – and there are several questions you should be asking yourself before you make this decision, including:
What kind of weather is brought through your home? For example, if you live in the Midwest, you’ll have a lot of snow salt drug through your entryway on boots and shoes throughout the winter. This will require a more durable and easy to clean tile material like ceramic.
What’s your favorite tile material? What’s being used in other parts of your home? You can choose from floor tile materials such as ceramic, brick, mosaic, porcelain, terra cotta, cement and others. Make sure you choose the material that fits your lifestyle and entryway décor.
What color will complement your entry and make your statement? Would you like a neutral tone that blends into the walls and shades of your room? Or, would you prefer your floor is the focal point of the entryway with a show-stopping color like blue or red? Or would you like a custom design/artwork in the flooring?
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