Kitchens overheating is generally more of a complaint than kitchens having a bit of a chill. Pair that with ease of cleaning (and the recent heat wave) and we think these "cool" flooring options are looking pretty good:
Whether it's for storage or aesthetics, there are a few places that a good ol' grid may pop up in the kitchen. The grid is an organizational tool and a strong visual pattern that we found all over these kitchens:
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:
Look at this colorful, playful backsplash! This Portland kitchen was an entry in the recent Room for Color contest at Apartment Therapy, and we just fell in love with the way that the tile livens up the space.
Blogger Zazazu is recently bought a little fixer-up house, and she's in the middle of renovating her kitchen. She wants to tile her backsplash, and to do this, she has sent out an unusual request to the blogosphere: Will you send her just one or two tiles? Read on to see why she is asking for tiles, and what she is going to do with them.