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Kitchen floors your feet will love

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Porthleven Eclectic style kitchen by LEIVARS Eclectic
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When looking for room inspiration we take everything into account, from ceiling down to floor, and when it comes to functional flooring that needs to serve an aesthetic purpose too, none are more important than kitchen floors! Needing to be hardy, easy to maintain and beautiful so as to compliment your fabulous cabinets, kitchen floors are a shamefully undervalued addition to one of the busiest rooms in the house and we want you to give them a little more consideration.

Take a look at these fantastic kitchen floors and see if you could be tempted to give your food prep area, not to mention your feet, a bit of a treat!

Perch on parquet

Project 820 Modern kitchen by Artichoke Modern

Project 820


Our toes are tingling just at the thought of stepping onto a floor this stunning! This fabulous room, from the team at Artichoke, is so utterly harmonious and high end that we are almost being blinded by its beauty, but we are forcing ourselves to keep looking, just so we can appreciate the use of traditional herringbone parquet. Kitchen floors really don't come much more beautiful than this and we are in love with the subtle varnish finish that allows the natural wood to do all of the talking. Perfection!

Colour match

Porthleven Eclectic style kitchen by LEIVARS Eclectic



Kitchen floors are often overlooked as potential colour matching elements, but after this, no longer! A wonderfully complimentary addition to this grey shaker style haven, the natural granite floor tiles bring considered and mature design into the kitchen. Naturally cool underfoot, we could imagine barefoot cooking being something of a luxury in summer and if underfloor heating were installed, it could be enjoyed all year round. The perfect supporting cast member to the cabinets, this floor really is a show stopper!

Low key and lovely

Country House in Tenterden Country style kitchen by Bandon Interior Design Country
Bandon Interior Design

Country House in Tenterden

Bandon Interior Design

Beautiful comes in all shapes and sizes and kitchen floors are no exception to the rule. Where some people may be crazy for perfect finishes and crisp lines, others are die hard fans of rustic and natural finishes. Neither has more validity than the other of course, but we can certainly see why so many people love repairing the original floorboards in their kitchens! Offering warmth underfoot and comforting flexibility, natural floorboards bring an undeniable sense of nostalgia and homeliness and in a kitchen such as this one, we can't imagine any other choice working so well!

Cool contrast

Free Standing Country Kitchen Country style kitchen by Samuel F Walsh Furniture Country
Samuel F Walsh Furniture

Free Standing Country Kitchen

Samuel F Walsh Furniture

Kitchen floors are as varied in their styles as the people that choose them and there really is a perfect option for everyone. We love this heavy granite floor, finished in a deliciously dark grey, which offers the most wonderful contrast to the light cabinets, vivid turquoise tiles and pastel walls. Bringing an authoritative depth to the room, the granite offers a smooth surface for tired feet to glide across, while also being a perfectly practical choice of material for a busy room, that will inevitably witness many spills. Wonderful!

Different strokes

What a great use of floorboards! Though the same material has been used throughout this open plan space, the different functional areas have been marked out with the directional placement of the floorboards, helping to separate between the kitchen and living quarters. Traditional wooden floorboards are great choices for kitchen floors, due to how easy they are to maintain and keep clean and when they look as rich and luxe as these ones, we are almost loathed to consider any other choices!

Mosaic mania

When the rest of the room is kept super simple, mosaic kitchen floors make for a beautiful and dramatic addition. This example, in particular, caught our eye due to the fantastic tones at play, with the dark wood picking out the rich burgundy hues in the floor and bringing a natural warmth to the white walls. Such a busy floor allows for a far more pared back unit design and we love this simple but sizeable island that is providing all the storage needed, while also acting as a perfect dining spot. 

Painted perfection

If a stonework floor almost appeals to you but it's not quite right, how about a painted stone floor? We love the use of bricks here, which have been painted white to match the cabinets, as they almost blend into the rest of the kitchen so perfectly that they go relatively unnoticed. Kitchen floors always need to have an element of practicality to them, regardless of how important aesthetics are and in this case, the white finish will allow for easy identification of dropped food, making clean up far simpler. A beautiful and naturally clean feeling space, this is a wonderfully thought out room.

Polished and perfect

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones Classic style kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens Classic
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

Kitchen floors really can be a super luxe part of your space and when given a lot of attention, can be utterly breathtaking, like this example. If natural parquet appeals to you, but you are looking for a more high end finish, this version, which features a super complicated design and has been perfectly filled and lacquered, offers all the beauty of a natural wood floor, with less of the upkeep. The perfect match to the wooden worktop, the floor makes the kitchen as a whole appear extremely cohesive, not to mention high end.

Dark decking

Purple gloss glass with white gloss lacquer kitchen units​ Modern kitchen by LWK London Kitchens Modern
LWK London Kitchens

Purple gloss glass with white gloss lacquer kitchen units​

LWK London Kitchens

This floor is stunning and wouldn't look out of place on a super yacht! The floorboards have been perfectly sanded and finished to allow for a dark stain to be applied, which has lifted this kitchen to new heights of elegance. Breaking up the kitchen and dining area, the floor is one of many luxury material at play in this room and really supports the chic styling that is the main focus. Kitchen floors have the ability to either add to or ruin a wonderful kitchen; just picture this room with anything other than these boards and you will know that this was the perfect choice.

Trick of the eye

Is that a natural wooden floor? No, it's laminate! Once thought of as the ugly cousin of real wood flooring, laminate has come on in leaps and bounds and is now almost totally indistinguishable from real floorboards. A cost effective and hugely practical choice, laminate is perfect for kitchen floors, being easy to keep clean and replace and now that the appearance has been so vastly improved, we are hard pressed to think of a reason not to consider it!

For more flooring inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Which flooring for my kitchen?

Which kitchen floor did you like most? Tell us in the comments,  below!
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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