When we hear of flagstone, we generally think of it as a flooring material used for patios or other outdoor spaces. Which makes the material really bring in an outdoor feel when it's used indoors. Here are a few kitchens that incorporate beautiful flagstone floors:
This definitely isn't a resilient material for the floor. But clay tiles are another wonderful choice for kitchen flooring, as it's a natural material, it has a durable surface, and it adds warmth with its clay coloring. The material isn't just reserved for Tuscan villas (though image 5 is incredible): We've seen it used in everything from turn-of-the-century apartments to mid-century modern houses. Take a look:
So, we just encouraged you to get rid of unnecessary kitchen paraphernalia, and any product reviews we do here at The Kitchn are done with the Cure in mind! We examine products in our own kitchens, asking, is this helpful, wellmade, and beautiful? That was the question we approached this WellnessMat with. We have reviewed several gel mats now, and this time our question was really: Are gel mats worth the high price tag?
This week's Cure assignment includes a good bout of deep cleaning, and boy, nowhere needs it so much as our kitchen floor. We are pretty animated in the kitchen, and it seems like there's always something landing on the floor. We do our best to keep it clean(ish) as we go, but it still almost always needs a good mopping.
We're curious how you clean your kitchen floor. Do you sweep or vacuum? Do you use a mop? Or do you get down on your hands and knees with a sponge? And what kind of kitchen floor do you have? Cleaning methods will vary for different sorts of floors. Do you have any especially good tips for removing stuck-on food, old crumbs, and grease?
We've had quite a bit of focus on the kitchen floor lately, what with this gallery of painted floors and a look at painted floor cloths. Reader Jacqueline was inspired to send us her own kitchen floor solution. Take a peek at her kitchen floor before painting...
One of the biggest complaints, and hardest things to change, about a rental kitchen is the floor. When you own a kitchen you can put down new tile or wood floors — but even then you may not want to for reasons of cost. So, many of us are stuck with ugly, peeling linoleum tile, but here's one great option for renters and budget owners alike: Canvas floor cloths.
We've been on a kitchen floor kick this week: First the cork, then a survey of what kind of floors you all have. But we've saved the prettiest for last. Read on for all kinds of painted floors, from diamonds to seaside motifs to some incredibly gutsy polka dots...
On Monday we showed you a kitchen with eco-friendly (not to mention leg muscle-friendly) cork floors. We're guessing, though, that most of you have something more traditional. We're curious what kind of floors you have in your kitchens- and what you wish you had, if you could choose.
We love the classic look of black and white, diamond-patterned kitchen floors. They're very 1950s diner but can look clean and modern, too. Well, this is an eco-friendly riff on that idea, with sustainable cork laid out in contrasting shades.