Give your kitchen island the finish it deserves with flooring that makes it stand out. By choosing a colour and style that suits your design scheme, you can add an extra level of beauty to your island of paradise.
Kitchen flooring in most households has to withstand a lot of wear and tear. While tile and vinyl are certainly easy to clean, wood flooring is highly durable.
For more information on flooring types and styles, we have dedicated kitchen flooring design guides.
The best shade of flooring will depend on the colour of your island and units, and the overall style you want your kitchen to achieve.
If you have a dark kitchen island, flooring in a similar shade will help to achieve a sleek look across your scheme. Alternatively, contrasting a dark island with light flooring will help to brighten up your kitchen and highlight your starring feature even more.
The shade of your flooring will also help to define your kitchen's design scheme. If you want to achieve an ultra-modern look, dark wood flooring or monotone vinyl will instantly create a sophisticated impression.
For a country-cottage style kitchen, opt for a warm shade of wood or bright white tiles, perfect for complementing a more traditionally coloured island. You can also find a point between and combine modern and vintage influences by offsetting a wooden island with neutral tiles in slate and beige.
The flooring you choose will depend on what colour your island is, but there are a few things you can do to create a good look.
Choosing a style of flooring that suits both your personal style and the theme of your kitchen can help to make your island the starring feature in your kitchen. By considering what sort of look you want to achieve, and what flooring material best suits your lifestyle, you can narrow down the wide range of choice to find the perfect match for your dream kitchen.