Kitchen Floor Design Ideas

When designing a kitchen, a lot of thought goes into the cabinets, countertop and backsplash. But the right flooring choice can also make or break the design. Take a look at these beautiful spaces thoughtfully designed from the ground up.

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A 1940s Home's Original Hardwood

This kitchen was totally overhauled, the only thing that was kept from the original space was the solid wood floors, they needed just a slight refinishing. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Upper West Side Apartment

A deep-brown hardwood floor anchors this modern white kitchen. Dark floors work best in spaces with very high ceilings.  As seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor

Wood-Looking Tile

This floor looks like hardwood, but it is actually porcelain tile, so no worrying about spills or scratches. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Planned Randomness

This slate floor tile was laid out in a Versailles pattern. It combines four different sizes of tile replicated over and over to give the finished floor a random look. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Easy-to-Install Bamboo

Sustainable bamboo flooring in a caramel color adds warmth to this industrial-style kitchen. As seen on DIY Network's House Crashers

Modern Residential Loft

This modern kitchen was once a commericial office space that was turned into a luxurious loft-style home. The hardwood floor just needed to be sanded and refinished in order to make it shine. As seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor

Long and Lean

The flooring in this galley kitchen is laid the long way to help make the space look bigger. As seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers

Colorful Farmhouse Kitchen

Vinyl plank flooring was installed right over the existing linoleum flooring. The new flooring was extended into the adjacent living room to give the space continuity. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Budget Alternative

This inexpensive floor is made from particle-board plywood joined with aluminum seams and covered in a thick coat of oil-based polyurethane. The floor is very durable and the plywood's pattern helps hide dirt. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen

Neutral Travertine

This kitchen features new custom cabinets, a colorful backsplash tile and travertine-tile flooring. The poured-concrete countertops, new stainless-steel appliances and tech-friendly accessories finish off the kitchen. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen.  

Beautiful Terra Cotta

This kitchen was totally remodeled, except the beautiful Saltillo floor tile. The homeowners loved the flooring so much, they built the new kitchen around it. As seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers

Honeycomb Tile

This Spanish-inspired kitchen was resurfaced with authentic Saltillo tiles in a high-gloss finish. Knotty alder cabinets and vibrant-colored countertops complete the rich and rustic look. As seen on DIY Network's House Crashers

Able to Use What They Got

This kitchen was completely remodeled in a French-country style with a few modern-design elements sprinkled in. Fortunately for the homeowners, their gorgeous hardwood floor didn't need to be redone, and it fit in perfectly with the new space. As seen on DIY Network's House Crashers

Refurbished Barn

This warm and cozy kitchen sits in a converted 19th-century barn. The sturdy knotty-pine floor lends to the rustic charm of this unique home. As seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Impossible.  

Chevron Patterned

Custom-cut vinyl tile laid in a herringbone pattern lends a ton of personality to this contemporary kitchen. As seen on DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen