From Beth on October 15th, 2009 in Kitchen Remodel
When it comes to kitchen flooring there’s nothing more luxurious than tile. Tile allows you to be the master of your creation whether you choose a uniform look or design a work of art using varying textures and colors. And, there’s no shortage of options to choose from with the wide array of available metallic tones, patterned porcelain, glass tiles, mosaic, slate and textured ceramics. The emerging trends lead to more dazzling collections with bolder palettes and dramatic styles that you can mix and match using various textures, finishes, sizes and accents.
Whether your taste is urban chic or shabby chic these 7 innovative tiles will appeal to any style and elegantly adorn any kitchen floor installation.
The Vanity collection from Marazzi is made of porcelain yet offers the look of natural stone with rich, warm tones of earthy clay and old world character. Traces of metallic veining that brush the surface produce a subtle luminosity. With its multiple facets and matching mosaic accent the design possibilities are endless. The Vanity collection also offers a frost and black version that would look spectacular in a modern kitchen.
Crossville produces an amazing collection of luxurious natural limestone tile including the Bella Via Seagrass shown above. The Bella Via line includes complimenting mosaics in 1 x 1 sheets, hexagon tiles in 2 x 2 sheets and trim pieces that serve up infinite design possibilities.
Another beautiful tile from Crossville, the Color Blox Too series adds a visual layer of texture in warm hues that would look fantastic in contemporary, traditional and Zen kitchens. The porcelain tiles feature 8 colors in solids or stripes that you can mix and match or alternate the striped patterns direction to make an elegant and unique floor. The complimenting collections from Color Blox and Color Blox Mosaics gives you even more creative prospects.
Hastings Tile offers this warm and earthy ceramic tile that will create a rich textured look and add depth and character to any kitchen. Inspired by nature the Matouche Eleph line comes in 24 x 24 and colors include Ivory, brown, black and gold.
From Hastings Tile, the Porcelain Fabric Look series offers various textures and colors that imitate woven tweed, leather basket weave, and linen. This exquisite collection will produce an elegant appearance with its rich texture and interesting patterns. It’s available in various sizes and colors.
The Plate Series by Hastings offers a polished concrete look mixed with raw metal – the results are high sheen with deep vivid colors that make a remarkable visual impact. The tiles are available in 3 colors and come in 24 x 24.
From Cerim Ceramiche, the Zebrano from The Wood Collection offers an exotic themed porcelain tile that emulates Africa’s zebrawood, a wood prized for its rich textural stripes and deep amber tones. Its lustrous glaze creates a striking appearance will add a sleek sophistication to any kitchen. It’s available in various sizes and 5 colors; Bianco, Crema, Perla, Torba and Beige.
These amazing collections offer a dynamic approach to flooring coupled with a timeless appeal. They’re provocative, rich, artistic and chic!