By On May 17, 2018 Ideas
Like flooring, choosing a kitchen countertop is based on a number of different factors, from look and feel to cost and maintenance. A range of materials can be used for countertops, such as granite, marble, glass, stainless steel and engineered quartz. Tile can also be used in different places–from the backsplash to the floor to the counter–and we have 6 tips for choosing the perfect tile application for your kitchen. For a primer on materials, from classic to obscure, browse our guide to 10 trending kitchen counter materials.
A backsplash connects the countertops with the cabinets so it’s a good place to tie two main elements of your design together. While it’s not necessary to have one, a backsplash is helpful in terms of cleanliness because you’ll inevitably get that wall dirty while cooking or washing dishes. Almost any type of material can work for a backsplash as long as it’s properly sealed from the classic and versatile subway tile to modern stainless steel and solid glass to natural stone. There are many different options but here are 14 of our favorite kitchen backsplash ideas.
There are a number of different considerations when it comes to choosing a material for your kitchen floor. Does the space get a lot of traffic? Is your budget tight? Consider our tips for selecting a material for your floors, which will help you choose what works best for your space. Hardwood floors are desirable and provide a classic look, but can be replicated by laminate which is a much cheaper alternative. There are a number of different pros and cons to consider when deciding between laminate and hardwoods, the main advantage being that laminate costs up to 50% less than hardwood. Materials like cork and bamboo, among others, are economically friendly kitchen flooring ideas that are good for green design.
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