23 June 2021


Our experts' recommendations: 5 types of kitchen flooring

Plain, textured, marble or wood-effect, PORCELANOSA has the right type of kitchen flooring for your project, adding design and function to your home.

When designing interiors, choosing the right flooring should be one of the first things you think about. It's a key part of your overall layout.

In the kitchen, you need to make the decision even more wisely. After all, the finish, quality and strength of the material you choose for your floor can have a major impact on its functionality. There may be a lot of flooring types to choose from, but it's important to get one that's the right fit for your personal style, so you can add character - without taking away functionality.

Newport Natural 80 cm x 80 cm Porcelanosa

Newport Natural 80 cm x 80 cm

#1. For the more modern style: microcement inspired flooring

If you want to create an uninterrupted atmosphere with a serious dose of cool, we'd advise you to take a look at microcement kitchen flooring. These floor tiles have a distinctly soft, greyish surface, and work well with metal lighting, hardwood tables and designer bar stools.

1- Lampione 1L Dark parquet + Montblanc Polished Antic Colonial

2- Lampione 1L Pure Kalahari parquet Antic Colonial

#2. For the ever practical: laminate kitchen flooring

Laminate flooring from L'Antic Colonial has become a kitchen favourite, thanks to its hybrid composition of different materials and its incredibly realistic finish. Most of these designs are made up of layer upon layer of wood, with a protective transparent laminate that adds to the quality and aesthetic.
They generally come in a plank format and fit together almost like a jigsaw. This flooring is resistant to moisture and wear and tear, easy to maintain, and is very versatile in terms of style.



LAMPIONE 1L DARK 19.2 X 200 X 1.5
Lampione 1L Dark parquet
LAMPIONE 1L PURE 19.2 X 200 X 1.5
Lampione 1L Pure parquet



Karachi Grey 120 cm x 120 cm

#3. For the more classic style: ceramic kitchen flooring

More traditional design styles also continue to rank high in terms of elegance and functionality. And for them, porcelain stoneware will add the perfect touch of distinction. The most classic of kitchens also benefit from the touch of distinction you get from a porcelain stoneware or ceramic tile floor. From marble to stone-look designs, these will all add a natural feel to a room; ceramic is limitless in its versatility and there's something to suit all tastes. There's a huge variety of ceramic floor tiles available, with something for everyone.

What's more, because of its low porosity and easy maintenance and cleaning - as well as its technical performance - this is one tried and tested option. The perfect kitchen flooring.

1- Par-Ker® Manhattan Colonial

2- Linkfloor multiformat Silver

#4. The warmest of spaces: wood-effect kitchen flooring

If you go for wood flooring in your kitchen you could be limited by its technical performance, as it can be affected by changes in temperature or moisture levels. But PORCELANOSA has the solution for hardwood lovers looking for a timeless, warm kitchen.

PORCELANOSA's Par-ker® brand provides ceramic and laminate solutions that are the perfect rendition of real wood - but with all the benefits of porcelain stoneware. Inspired by American oak, walnut and other types of wood, all 12 collections take the rich natural feel of wood and inject it into every tile.
Tanzania floor tiles by PAR-KER® offer improved properties in comparison with real wood, making it perfect for the kitchen.



Manhattan Colonial
Linkfloor multiformat Silver
ANTIQUE SILVER 59.6 X 59.6 (A)

Antique Silver 596 cm x 596 cm

#5. For the nostalgics: hydraulic tiles for your kitchen

The vintage trend landed some years ago, and it looks as though it's here to stay. PORCELANOSA Group's hydraulic tiles are the perfect representation of this concept. The botanical motifs and neutral tones will lend a sense of dynamism to your kitchen.

Hydraulic floor tiles for kitchens stand out for their versatility: use them throughout, or combine them with other tiles to create decorative accents such as 'rug' or patchwork designs.


Stoneware or ceramic flooring is known for being one of the best and most resistant options for the kitchen. It's almost completely non-porous, hard, and will stay intact even if it suffers blows or heavy objects falling on it like dishes, glasses or utensils.

It all depends on the material you've chosen and the level of dirt. The most common option is to vacuum or sweep the floor, then scrub it with warm water and a cleaning product designed specifically for floor cleaning (and we always recommend a final rinse with water at the end). Once you've washed the floor, bring out the shine by going over it with a soft mop.

White is one of the most popular choices for kitchen design and décor, so people often wonder what flooring to go for in a room dominated by white. In fact, white kitchens go with anything, so in this case you should base your decision on the aesthetic concept you're aiming for. Let's look at some examples. If you're going for a vintage style, a decorative cement tile (hydraulic) would be the right choice, whereas if you're looking for something more rustic, ceramic wood tiles from Porcelanosa would make a great match. Similarly, if you're seeking a calm and tranquil ambience, you could go for flooring in a softer tone; but if you want to create a contrast, you could go for something grey or dark.

Think about the colour of dust - grey or light beige. So your best bet would be to choose floor tiles in this colour range to mask any accumulated dust.

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