When talking about decorating kitchen space, you might be focusing on statement backsplashes, cabinetry upgrades, and flat-out while ignoring your kitchen floor because it’s not hardwood. But tile doesn’t have to be your ugly stepchild. It can be seriously chic when done right, you just have to get creative and choose the right texture, pattern, and color scheme. These 8 creative and unique ways below probably inspire you to get the best tile that suitable best with your kitchen space.

1. Keep It Classic

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White tile might sound a bit boring and basic, but there’s a time and place for it, and that time and place is in a bold kitchen like this one. But between the painted shutters and patterned, colorful backsplash, the floor could use a little basic white tile. What a perfect combination.

2. Bring The Party To Your Floor

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Give your white kitchen a patterned floor with colorful tiles and bring the party to the floor.

3. Wood on Wood

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There’s a lot of wood accents in this kitchen. So to complement the cabinets and island, the floors got concrete tiles in a similar hue. A subtle pattern helps keep your kitchen from feeling too monochromatic.

4. Turn Up For Terracotta

 

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If you want a kitchen that feels laid-back and lived in, opt for terracotta floor tiles just like in the picture above; farmhouse-style kitchen gets a dose of hacienda charm from the hexagonal-patterned floor.

5. Fake It ‘Til You Make It

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Live out your hardwood floor kitchen with tiles in wood tones. Lay them in a similar pattern to hardwoods, and you’ll have the look you’ve been dreaming about for way less money.

6. Matchy-Matchy

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Match your floor tiles to your countertops, and you won’t have to stress about anything clashing. Add a contrast with a bold, colorful rug to warm up the space.

7. Diamond Floors

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This Turkish terrazzo tiles create a graphic floor, which perfectly accents the white subway tile.

8. Two Floors > One

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If you can’t decide between wood and tile, this kitchen is proof you don’t have to. Wood planks run into a hexagonal mosaic tile. It’s eclectic, unexpected, and somehow, seriously sexy.