Picking Tile 101: The Kitchen Floor

Tile on the kitchen floor is a great idea!  It’s durable, easy to clean, and lasts just about forever. There are a few timeless style options when it comes to the kitchen floor: ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, slate, travertine, and granite are just a few. 

Ceramic


Ceramic tile is a favorite among homeowners due to its durability. In addition to being durable, it’s also resistant to stains, heat, and water. This option is perfect for any kitchen, especially if you have high traffic. There are endless colors and styles to choose from, so options won’t slow you down. On top of the versatility of ceramic, it’s affordable as well.

Porcelain


Porcelain is very similar to ceramic. It’s durable and affordable and great with high-traffic areas, like the kitchen.

What sets porcelain apart is the fact that it is denser and is more water-resistant than ceramic tile. Porcelain will last longer with minimal care.

Slate


Slate is a natural stone that mostly comes in charcoal, green, or gray and has an uneven texture. Slate is very unique because no two tiles will look the same. It’s a little more on the expensive side, but the durability of slate will last decades. It can be slightly chilly, especially in the winter, but slate is perfect to  pair with radiant heat underneath.

Granite


Granite is a popular choice for many kitchen countertops, but it’s also a great choice for the kitchen floor. Granite tile is extremely durable, and resistant to scratches and heat. You’ll pay a pretty penny for its beauty and it’s a little on the high maintenance side, but you can depend on granite to last!

 

Marble


Marble is another slightly expensive tile choice. It provides a unique look with swirling patterns and shade variations. Installation will definitely require a professional who specializes in marble installation as the tiles can be difficult to match. Marble is a porous natural stone and will have to be sealed and cleaned regularly.

Travertine


Travertine is perfect for the open floor plan. It’s a gorgeous look and will last forever. As long as travertine has been properly honed and sealed, it’s easy to maintain.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss updating the tile in your home, contact us today!

One Reply to “Picking Tile 101: The Kitchen Floor”

  1. That’s good to know that you would want a professional to lay down the marble tiles. I would think that would make it look as good as possible. I’ll have to consider getting someone to do that for me if I decide to redo the kitchen floors.

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