Creating a Stylish Kitchen Floor with Tiles
By Zoe Crook
Sep 29, 2022
When it comes to designing a stylish kitchen, flooring is a crucial part of the look. At Bert & May, we celebrate personality, and our range of kitchen floor tiles is full of unique patterns, colours, and shapes. From ultra-modern metro tiles to antique patterns, find inspiration as we go through the best tiles for a stylish kitchen.
What is the best type of tile material for a kitchen floor?
There are a several things to consider when choosing the right flooring for the kitchen. The kitchen is often a high-traffic area, so requires a material that is hard-wearing and easy to clean.
One of the best materials for kitchen floor tiles is porcelain. It is a naturally hardy material known for its durability and water resistance, making it a sensible choice for a busy kitchen floor. Porcelain is also very easy to clean and maintain, so you don't have to worry about water or food stains. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, our Porcelain tiles come in a range of beautiful colours and shapes, so you can find the right ones for your home.
Another great material for kitchen flooring is cement. Bert & May Cement tiles are made from a mix including crushed marble to increase their durability. They are also naturally non-slip, making them ideal for kitchen spaces. Once they are sealed, cement tiles are perfectly waterproof, meaning they’re easy to clean, too.
Modern kitchen floor tile ideas
The right floor can really bring a space together. When creating a modern kitchen, floor tiles are key to a cohesive design that can transform the feeling of the space.
Many modern kitchens are styled in the bright white aesthetic, which is simple yet impactful. Our large White Honed Marble tiles create homogenous look with a touch of grey veining for a unique edge.
Take a softer approach to the modern kitchen with our Alalpardo tiles, to create a versatile and effortlessly stylish space. White and grey floors are an ideal base for the kitchen as they complement any colour palette.
Shape your kitchen your way
When it comes to stylish kitchens, embracing unique tile shapes is a great way to bring personality and modern flair into your home. Find inspiration from our range of kitchen floor tiles.
Our traditional Square tiles are a classic choice that will never go out of style. Choose from a unified colour palette or one of our many patterns to make a statement.
Create an elegant and classic flooring pattern with our Herringbone tiles. The zigzag arrangement is a popular choice for kitchens as it looks gorgeous on floors, walls, and splashbacks. Our range of herringbone tiles includes cement and marble tiles in an array of colours.
For something a little different, our Hexagonal Tiles are a beautiful choice for floors and countertops. Create a honeycomb pattern in a range of colours to make your kitchen stand out from the rest. Try a pastel tone such as our Pearl and Brighton Stone Split Hexagons, or Hexagonal Terracotta tiles for a traditional, textured finish.
Tile by colour
A colourful kitchen can be just as modern as a sleek white or grey kitchen, and colour is the best way to create a certain atmosphere within a room. The colour of your kitchen floor will determine how the rest of the design pulls together, so you can make a statement with your choice of tiles here. If you have a smaller kitchen or one that doesn't get much natural light, then white or yellow tiles can help make the space feel bigger and brighter.
For a moodier, industrial feel, try black tiles to create a sense of depth and elongate your kitchen. If you like a dark colour palette and want something different, dark green tiles are another great choice.
Unique and bespoke tile colour and pattern ideas
Using patterned flooring is a great way to make the most of your space, as patterned tiles can give the illusion of a larger space by directing the gaze and highlighting other aspects of the kitchen's design.
Inspired by antique designs from southern Spain, our tiles are a celebration of timeless patterns and colours. For an inviting, Mediterranean look, our Vejer tiles are a beautiful mix of blues and greys. In a darker palette, our Navy Madajas tiles bring a chic geometric pattern to the space. Both perfect for a subtle and unique look, these floor tiles would complement blue finishes for a harmonious scheme.
For a bolder look, many patterned tiles can make a big impact and help you design a unique space. One of our favourite choices is the Soho House Berlin tile, a variation of the geometric Madajas tile that has been designed using five colours from our signature palette. You can use these tiles to make a statement against neutral walls and finishes or tie together a design full of colour and fun pieces.
Filling your space
The size of the tiles you choose can also change the feel of the room. For flooring, a large-format tile is often the best choice as you can easily cover a lot of floor space with fewer tiles. Consider our taupe Belgian Flag Stone tiles for a traditional, rustic feel. These natural stone tiles are ideal for the kitchen as they are hard-wearing and bring a warm, natural colouring to the room, which works especially well with antique furniture.
At the other end of the scale, small tiles can be used to create intricate and bespoke patterns on your kitchen floors, walls, and splashback. A popular choice are our Herringbone tiles. Try alternating two complementary colours for symmetry or create separate spaces in one room by blocking colours like our vibrant, hand-crafted Rhubarb colour.
Add character with tile designs
Tiled flooring is a fantastic way of bringing character into your kitchen, whether through shapes, size, or colour. There are endless options to make your kitchen bespoke to your tastes while keeping it stylish. Using high-quality tiles with unique colouring, you can achieve any design from a pristine white kitchen that feels large and airy, to a cosy, colourful space that takes inspiration from traditional designs.
Looking for more kitchen inspiration? Read about how to create a calm and contemporary kitchen.