The floor might not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen, but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here are kitchens with floors so beautiful, so eye-catching, you may have a hard time looking at anything else.
1. Painted designs
Painted floors can occasionally feel a bit precious, but this diamond-painted floor spotted on Style Me Pretty is the perfect complement to a modern kitchen.
2. Historic hexagons
I'm a little bit obsessed with this kitchen from Carmody Groarke, and not least with the beautiful old hexagon tile floor. The minimal style steals the show from the rest of the modern kitchen, without be too dramatic. (Even if you don't own a 250-year-old English manor house, you can get a similiar look with terracotta tile.)
3. Chevron wood pieces
This beautiful old apartment in Lyon, France, has those gorgeous chevron floors that always manage to get all the likes on Pinterest. Here, they provide a lovely contrast to a sleek, minimal kitchen. See more of the apartment at Vogue.
4. Pale parquet
The pale parquet in this kitchen from Dwell is a surprisingly perfect counterpoint to the dramatic dark marble of the island.
5. Giant marble slabs
These beautiful slabs of marble were originally installed in the Museum of Modern Art's sculpture garden. Salvaged after a renovation, they made their way to this Sag Harbor home. See more at Dering Hall.
6. Geometric cement tile
There's something so beautiful about the texture of cement tile. I just want to rub my cheek on it. Or I would, in this case, if it wasn't on a kitchen floor. I spied this beauty on Popham Design.
7. Herringbone wood pieces
This is herringbone, and not chevron (yes, there's a difference!), but whatever you want to call it, it's beautiful. Kitchen by Pelle Designs.
8. Patchwork tiles
Something about patching this antique tile floor with geometric hexagons makes it even more appealing. This floor is in a Paris apartment (of course it's in Paris) spotted on Dwell.
9. Geometric tiles
This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: The World's Most Beautiful Kitchen Floors
Which one is your favorite? If you had to pick one!