Inspiration and DIY 5 Ways to Use Kitchen Tile Flooring to Create a Contemporary Look

Photo features 24 x 20 Bee Hive hexagon field tile in White, Taupe, Ashtray, & Grey on the floor.

Photo features 24 x 20 Bee Hive hexagon field tile in White, Taupe, Ashtray, & Grey on the floor.

 
 

5 Ways to Use Kitchen Tile Flooring to Create a Contemporary Look

Selecting the right kitchen tile flooring is an important design consideration. The flooring you choose is going to set the tone for the entire room and establish your overall design style. Opting for the right tile colors, patterns, sizes, and types will make it easy for you to create the contemporary kitchen you've been wanting. Here are five ways to create a contemporary look in your kitchen using tile:

1. Try an Industrial Chic Look

The neutral colors and rough-hewn look of industrial design looks great in any contemporary kitchen. Use tile that comes in shades of gray to create a trendy look. Volume 1.0 glazed porcelain is designed to look like concrete, which is always a popular look in industrial design, but it's made to be kitchen-friendly. The porcelain tile cleans easily and is naturally resistant to moisture—qualities you want in any kitchen tile. In addition, porcelain tile comes in large-format size options, which makes it the ideal choice for kitchens of all dimensions.

2. Stick to Simple Shapes

Clean lines are the foundation of any contemporary design. Fill your kitchen with simple shapes to create a simply gorgeous, modern look. Bee Hive ColorBody™ porcelain tile comes in several eye-catching shades, and each tile is shaped with a six-sided beehive design. The soft colors and simple pattern create a great look when you use it for kitchen tile flooring. You can even play around with the design, mixing different tile colors to create a pattern, or use one color to create a clean sweep of contemporary style.

Photo features 24 x 20 Bee Hive hexagon field tile in White, Taupe, Ashtray, & Grey on the floor.

3. Make Your Space Gleam with Modern Shine

The kitchen is the center of activity in any home, and there's a good chance it's also a center of technology. Some of the best modern-day gadgets are designed for use in the kitchen, and the room is probably filled with all sorts of high-tech gear that would astound any time traveler.

Make the most out of your modern kitchen by choosing Cristallo Select to give your space a contemporary design. This tile is made to gleam and shine in different colors, so you can see different shading depending on where you're standing and how the light hits the tile—a truly modern tile feature. This added bit of extra sheen will make any contemporary kitchen design stand out.

4. Bring Out Your Boldest Design

Contemporary design is often clean and simple, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Make your kitchen tile flooring stand out with color. A simple tile like Semi-Gloss porcelain has bold, bright shades in simple, clean designs that are perfect for creating any contemporary look. Add a bright splash of red or bold lime to your kitchen floor, and you'll be incorporating all sorts of eye-catching style to your room.

5. Try Timeless Tile Style

Some designs aren't ever going out of style, and that means they're always contemporary. If you want to add wood to your kitchen, it's easy to do with tile. Porcelain tile can be made with the appearance of real wood, but still features the same easy maintenance as glazed porcelain tiles. Yacht Club tile comes in stunning dramatic shades that are perfect for contemporary room designs. The smooth wood look and deep colors will make any kitchen floor timelessly trendy.

Flooring is everything in room design. It's one of the first things people will notice, and it serves as the foundation for your room's entire design. Choose the right kitchen tile to get a great contemporary look, and your kitchen will look stylish and trendy for many years to come.