Floor Tiles for Country Kitchens

There has been a growing trend in recent years for modern minimalist kitchens but there are still many people out there that prefer a rustic, country-style for their kitchen. The warmth of this style can help to make it feel as though it is really the heart of the home and the flooring that you choose for this room can help to add to that charm.

The country-style kitchen is one that does not scream perfection but it is slightly eclectic and avoids materials like plastic. With plenty of natural wood and stone, it is very easy to get the right flooring for this style.

Natural stone is the first choice for floor tiles or slabs. These are often not cheap but they can be much better than cheaper options because they will last for many years and will stand up to a great deal of wear and tear. In a busy kitchen the last thing that you want is for your floor to appear scuffed. Stone will resist this and it can help to achieve a much warmer feel than you might think. The downside is the cost and time in installing stone, which is not an easy task due to the size and weight of the slabs.

Others might consider that terracotta floor tiles are a good option. The warm colour of these tiles can be matched to other elements in the room such as wood cupboards, wall tiles and accentuating features such as wall colour or accessories in the room. Terracotta is hard wearing and easy to clean, which is an essential feature of any floor in a busy kitchen area. It would take a great deal of force to break any of the tiles once they are in place so for those who have kids, there is little worry of damage.