Inspiration and DIY 4 Flooring Ideas to Transform Your Dining Room

Photo features Veranda Solids in Sand 20 x 20 and Rawhide 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 and 6-1/2 x 20 field tiles.

Photo features Veranda Solids in Sand 20 x 20 and Rawhide 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 and 6-1/2 x 20 field tiles.

 
 

4 Flooring Ideas to Transform Your Dining Room

With the incorporation of the right tile flooring ideas, you can design your dining room to meet any style. The dining room has traditionally been one of the more formal spaces in a home, where families gather for everyday meals and large holiday get-togethers. If the kitchen is where you put in the work, the dining room should offer a relaxing atmosphere for you to rest and revel in your culinary efforts. And luckily, the right flooring ideas can help you achieve this. Here are four ways to transform your dining room with tile flooring:

1. Opt for Wood-Look Tile
Wood-look porcelain tile is a great flooring option because of its versatility and performance. Porcelain tile is easy to clean and maintain, thanks to specialized manufacturing techniques. It's also robust enough for long-lasting enjoyment. For example, the Forest Park collection from Daltile exemplifies the splendor and style of hardwood. From velvety and delicate to robust and dark, try going with one of these six striking colors to transform your space.

Photo features Saddle Brook in Farmhouse 6 x 36 field tile on the floor.

2. Mix Different Styles
Professional interior designers will tell you that the key to great home design is to use versatile materials. For example, mixing wood-look tile flooring with stainless steel wall accent pieces conveys a stunning marriage between modern country and industrial styles. Or you can go with a modern glass and steel table set, while also incorporating a large, traditional chandelier above it.

If you're designing a floor, try mixing Rawhide or Sand colored tiles from Daltile's Veranda Solids line, and then either contrast them with bright white pieces of furniture or complement them with rich, dark woods.

3. Go with Limestone
Your dining room is a space of relaxation and rejuvenation for both you and your guests. Limestone tile floors can help you achieve this goal. Available in a wide variety of grays, whites, and other natural hues, this natural stone features distinctive flecks and patterns that can transform your dining room floor into a masterpiece. Daltile's Limestone Collection features a range of styles that include light tans, such as honed Hauteville Beige, and dark tones, such as honed Sormonne Brun.

4. Look to Nature
One look at your surroundings can help you tie natural elements into your dining room—from the floor and walls to the furniture and accent pieces. If you're aiming to pull off a coastal feel, look no further than Daltile's Franciscan Slate collection. With hues such as the smoothness of Desert Crema and the rich blue tones of Coastal Azul, you can surround yourself with nature and enhance the beauty of your design.

Try adding the relaxed feel of the beach to your dining room by incorporating white walls and chairs, as well as pine furnishings and light-colored tile flooring. Then don't forget to add splashes of sunny accent colors like robin's egg blue or coral to finish off the look.

When the time comes to overhaul or update your dining room, keep these four inspirational ideas in mind. Let them guide your decisions as you work through your design options. Don't forget to have fun with your project, and stick to your vision. No matter how eclectic, formal, or modern your style is, there are plenty of design materials on the market to help you achieve your dream design.