I really wanted to call this blog post The Death of Tile - but you know how un SEO friendly that is. However, it's true. For quite some time now, we've been moving away from tile in kitchens - (41% of people have tile in their kitchens, 2% have carpet - I struggle with that last statistic) yes even for the backsplash and moving toward more natural products like wood and cork? Why? Several reasons.
2. Glassware and dishes break more easily on tile.
3. Open concept homes look better with a single flooring type used throughout the space.
4. 4x4 floor tiles make a space look cluttered and even when matched to the tile, grout calls attention to itself when it should not be the star of any show.
Here we have our favorite alternatives for you.
Cork and bamboo are the environmentally preferred kitchen flooring options. They come in all colors and patterns and work for any design style (that we can think of ....maybe not in an igloo??)
Bamboo - so green (it's actually brown, but environmentally friendly.)
But, here's what's new. We are recommending that you go Larger, Lighter and Duller(?). Larger plank widths and lighter finishes and less shiny finishes. Here's why: