See which flooring materials and patterns these pros have been using in their latest kitchen projects and why.
When it comes to selecting a material for the floors of their latest kitchen projects, these designers tell us it’s hard to beat the look and timeless quality of wood and wood-look vinyl. However, for those projects where tile is a must, a durable porcelain is hands down their favorite material for the job. And when it comes to laying down a kitchen floor, these pros suggest a herringbone pattern as a stylish way to go.
1. White Oak
Designer Joe Human of Designs by Human tells us that wood is the top material choice for kitchen floors. “Our most popular choice in recent years for kitchens is actually not tile but real wood. In most cases wood is very durable if you select the right type and finish,” Human says. “It looks timeless and is able to merge many styles and aesthetics.”
When it comes to selecting wood, Human says many of his clients are drawn to white oak. “You can get white oak with more knots for a little more industrial look or with less grain for a cleaner, modern look,” the designer says. Human recently used white oak planks for the kitchen floor in this Manhattan penthouse.
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