Statement Floors Are Having a Moment In Kitchens Across the Country
It’s a fun alternative to hardwood flooring.
An increasing number of today’s homeowners and designers are going against the grain, and opting for something a bit bolder when it comes to their kitchen floors.
Statement kitchen floors—in particular, encaustic or faux-encaustic tiles (also called cement tiles)—are popping up everywhere. If they look familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen them all over Pinterest, in the pages of our magazine, or in rooms styled by big-name designers like Joanna Gaines and Emily Henderson.
Considering that white, greige, and neutral kitchens are the go-to look right now, these colorful, patterned tiles are certainly mixing things up. They’re a subtle way to add some pizazz to a kitchen, which is why Country Living named ’em one of the top kitchen trends for 2017.
You can also choose from a range of materials, including long-lasting concrete or porcelain. “It’s incredibly durable,” designer Amy Storm told Houzz. And thanks to the glaze-free finish, the tiles give off a perfectly distressed, rustic appeal that ages beautifully. You can also opt for inexpensive faux-encaustic tiles, available at The Home Depot and Overstock.com, if you’re looking for cheaper options.
A statement-making tile backsplash in your kitchen is a smart investment and here’s why: Not only is tile incredibly durable and easy to clean, it helps break up an endless arrangement of cabinets. Used correctly, tile backsplash can add a touch of artistry to a kitchen in even the smallest amount of space.