Four Unique Ideas To Give Flooring In Your Kitchen A Unique Look

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Flooring that you have installed in your kitchen has to be durable, and there are many different choices of durable kitchen flooring. You can do a lot with tile and other materials to give your floor a custom look -- you can even combine different materials in patterns or mosaics. Materials like epoxy and wood can also be used to create a unique look for your tile flooring. If you are ready to have new tile flooring installed in your kitchen, here are four ideas that you may want to consider:

1. Combining Wood, Tile And An Epoxy Finish

Wood and tile can be a great mixture to create a unique flooring. Before the tile grout is laid, a pattern of wood can be installed lower than the tile surface. The tiles can be installed around the wood and then a finish layer of epoxy applied to give the appearance of two different heights of flooring in your kitchen. Even though an epoxy coating will protect the wood, you may want to use a wood that is resistant to water such as Brazilian walnut.

2. Creating A Custom Design With Acid-Stained Concrete

Concrete can be a great floor for your kitchen too. With acid staining, you will be able to apply any custom look you want for you kitchen flooring. It can look like custom tile or artwork and can even simulate the appearance of wood and other materials that you may not want to use in your kitchen.  This is a great option if you are planning to have in-floor heating installed in your home.

3. Interlocking Vinyl Flooring For The Look Of Wood

Vinyl flooring has also come a long way and can come in many styles for your kitchen. Vinyl tiles have long been an affordable option for flooring. There are now interlocking systems that work much like engineered floors and have the appearance of hardwood. These materials are a great option if you have hardwood in other areas of your home and you want your kitchen to have floors that have a similar appearance.

4. Using Outdoor Carpet For Durable And Comfortable Kitchen Flooring

You may want to have comfortable flooring in your kitchen. Carpet is a great option for this. The common indoor carpet may not be durable enough for a kitchen with a lot of foot traffic. Today, there are many designer outdoor carpets that can be used inside. These are easy to clean and resistant to water and the wear of your kitchen. Outdoor carpets can be a great choice to make your kitchen flooring a little more comfortable.

These are some ideas that you may want to consider for custom flooring in your kitchen. If you are ready to have a custom design for your kitchen, contact a kitchen remodeling contractor like Cascade Design/Build and ask them about applying some of these ideas to your new floors.

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