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Tile Ideas for Dining Room & Kitchen

Updated April 17, 2017

The best tile ideas for a dining room and kitchen are attractive, durable, and easy to clean. Installing the same basic tile or tile pattern for your kitchen and dining room floor helps create the illusion of space. The uniform colour and pattern provide a smooth transition from kitchen to dining room, visually unifying the two rooms into one open area.

Country Tile Floor

Country-themed tiles are a popular choice for casual kitchen and dining room floors. Install large, square, ceramic tiles in yellow and white for a simple style. Use white and cream furniture with a few yellow decorations in each room. For example, place cream appliances, white cabinets and cream tile counters with yellow tile trim to keep the style clean and simple.

Marble Tile Floor

Marble tile is a common choice for kitchen and dining room floors with an elegant and expensive style. Use large, polished, rectangular, Italian cream marble tiles for the floors. Italian cream marble has a cream and beige base colour with dark beige veins. Place the tiles as tightly as possible for a seamless appearance.

The rich marble tiles are versatile and match many styles. Try white cabinets with matching marble tile counter tops in the kitchen and an ornate, white wood table in the dining room for a fresh look. Use dark mahogany cabinets with a single, Italian cream marble slab countertop with carved mahogany dining furniture for a classic look.

Modern Tile Floor

Combine unusual colours and sharp lines to create a tile kitchen and dining room floor with a modern look. Use small, octagonal, ceramic tiles in lavender, jade, lilac and grey for the basic floor. Install tiny square black ceramic tiles in the open areas between the octagonal tiles. Use white, black, grey or jade furniture and lavender or lilac decorations for each room.

Rustic Tile Floor

Use earthy and simple tile for a kitchen and dining room floor with a rustic style. Install broken flagstone tiles with streaks of rust, brown and grey to create an earthy floor. Add rustic wood pieces to each room, such as plain pine cabinets with flagstone tile counter tops, a log picnic table, and split-log shelves.

Southwest Tile Floor

Invoke a desert atmosphere with a southwest-style floor in the kitchen and dining room. Place medium-size, square, terracotta tiles over the floor. Alternate dark terracotta tiles and light tiles with a stamped sun shape in the middle to create a checkerboard pattern. This versatile floor suits many different styles, such as red cabinets with light terracotta tile counter tops or pale oak cabinets with dark terracotta and jalapeƱo-themed tile counter tops.

Blue Granite Tile Floor

Make a bold style statement with unique materials and rich colours for your kitchen and dining room floors. Use large, polished, square tiles of blue macauba granite for the floors. Blue macauba is from Brazil and has light blue and grey granite with bold blue streaks. Add silver-toned appliances and cobalt blue cabinets with matching granite tile countertops to the kitchen. Add a cobalt blue table with matching granite tile on top, blue chairs, and silvery candle or vase decorations to the dining room.

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A writer since 2000, Aya Pauli has covered a variety of topics including food, fashion, beauty, health, parenting, education, decor and crafts. Her award-winning recipes have been published in food magazines such as "Taste of Home," and she is also the author of a salad cookbook. Pauli's craft projects appear in major manufacturer websites, including Dow Styrofoam. She also holds a CDA in early childhood education and works as a preschool teacher in Wyoming.