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The latest tiles for kitchen floors

We take a look at the latest tiles for kitchen floors and why, with a choice of materials to choose from we think porcelain is the perfect pick for new builds and renovations alike.

As flooring is one of the largest surface areas in any kitchen, the right product is key. Along with walls, your floor will create the backdrop and canvas for your dream kitchen. Colour, texture, design and tile size are all important considerations.

So we explore the latest innovations in tile technology and how they are impacting the latest tiles for kitchen floors too!

Kitchen floors need to perform on so many levels. They need to be capable of taking the thrills and spills of every day life whilst still looking amazing in years to come. Your kitchen floor is probably the most hardworking floor in your home. So you not only want it to look amazing, you need a material that is easy to clean, has high scratch resistance, high stain resistance, compatibility with underfloor heating and possibly even good for pets. It needs to look and feel inviting.

Porcelain is probably one of the most versatile materials you can choose. It is super hardwearing, scratch and stain resistant, can be used on walls and floors and with underfloor heating. In the right slip ratings it can be used outside too where it is fade and frost resistant.

Combine all that exceptional performance with different tile size options and bigger formats, and this material is in a league of it's own. Plus leading porcelains are echoing other materials such as marble, wood, limestone and cement with incredible precision whilst remaining cost effective and without the ongoing maintenance these materials require to keep them in tip-top condition.

With no need to seal, it's a thorough clean by your installer after tiles have been newly laid and you are good to go. Typically a mop and water will do the trick to keep your porcelain looking great.

The latest tiles for kitchen floors

Patina Blue Rust - a stunning metal effect porcelain - metals are a key design trend for 2022

When we choose tiles, colour and design are of course a key priority. The great thing about porcelain is the fabulous wealth of designs and colour available. With tiles imitating everything from metals to marbles, cements to concretes and more, porcelain brings an astonishing degree and flexibility of design.

Add to that a tiles finish or texture and this can also influence the overall feel.

Our Spanish floor tiles feature some of the most innovative tile manufacturing processes on the market. As some of the latest tiles for kitchen floors to hit our tile portfolios, these tiles replicate real materials with ever greater detail. These are tiles that don't just look like marble or wood they are replicating the contours, veins, knots and patterns to the highest level.

Cement tile textures - introducing Beat

Cement has proven itself one of the leading design trends in recent years. It adds a certain industrial chic, an urban feel. It's the stuff of minimalist design. In it's rawest form it has a rough hewn texture full of beautiful imperfections. Replicating those tonal variations and non-uniform surface takes a certain technology that can expertly define the worn areas and timeless appeal of the real thing.

Beat's beauty is its imperfection. The surface of these tiles reflect the changes of shade, flaky patches, cracks and spattering of salts of the real thing.

Tile Texture and Finishes

Porcelains are also available in different textures with everything from polished to lapatto, matt to soft and more. So whether you are looking for that luxurious marble feel or the understated you will find porcelains that will work for you.

Of course, tile finish is also a consideration in a kitchen where water and food spillages are part of every day life. Polished tiles are more likely to be slippery when wet for example. There are some highly innovative tile finishes now that combine a higher degree of slip resistance with a soft touch finish so they feel beautiful underfoot and are easy to keep clean. Just another great reason to pick porcelain.

Scratch and Stain Resistant

Porcelain is highly scratch and stain resistant. Pet bowls being moved across the surface, pooches claws, footwear, food spills and more are no contest. Porcelain can cope with them all without a hint of damage. This is a tried and trusted material, that has been used for years so you know what you are getting.

Size and format

With so many sizes to choose from and larger formats becoming the go-to tile collections can create the most amazing and ground-breaking spaces.

Even wood planks are in larger formats and leading porcelains offer a wealth of designs per tile - take our Dwell porcelain collection with 39 different patterns per tile it's hard to tell this apart from the real thing.

And, with finishes that allow for these woods to also work outside, it's no wonder porcelain is one of the leading choices for kitchen flooring.

Want to know more about the latest tiles for kitchen floors? Visit our website or click any of the links in our blog and start exploring. With the very latest Italian and Spanish designer porcelain and ceramic tiles you will find everything you need! You can order samples via our website or get in touch with us. We'd be delighted to help with your project.

The TilePortfolio specialise in Italian and Spanish Porcelain and Ceramic tiles, in particular large format Porcelains and Porcelain tiles for inside and outside. Our carefully curated, stunning tile portfolios are beautifully presented online and supported by our fuss-free ‘go-the -extra-tile’ service and tile consultancy service. Visit our website for unmissable interiors inspiration. The TilePortfolio team are always available to chat, we’d be delighted to help with your project so please do get in touch.

Please note: We strongly recommend using a professional tiler for your project. Installation requirements may vary depending on the tiles you choose, the fixing products used and the specific conditions. Always check with your tiler regards the suitability of the tiles. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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