Choosing flooring to match cabinets/counter

jrzmurrayApril 4, 2013

My wife and I are trying to pick a flooring option for our new kitchen which is being completely renovated. We are leaning towards vinyl tile (which we will grout) due to cost/appearance/value. Unfortunately I can't manage to get all of these products in one place so I am hoping GW can help with opinions!

So far we have nothing installed, but the cabinets have been ordered and we are decided on the countertop selection.

Countertop: DuPont Zodiaq - Antique Pearl

Cabinets: Shenandoah Mission - Cherry Chocolate Glaze

Tile choices:

Also taking recommendations. :) Thank you!

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From an aesthetic point of view, I prefer the contrast that the Armstrong will provide to your cabinets. Love the cab and countertop combo so far!

This post was edited by miffybunny on Thu, Apr 4, 13 at 12:51

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Thank you! I should also mention that we are going with stainless appliances.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:00PM
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I think I would like the lighter color floor.

Has grouted vinyl tile been around long enough to know its durability?

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:39PM
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With that quiet countertop, you can go a little more patterned with the flooring. I would look at Armstrong Alterna because it comes in 18 x 18--bigger tiles are the trend now. Everyone wants to avoid grout lines. The Alterna is not just vinyl--it also has limestone in it. I think it makes it look and feel more like porcelain tile. I have 18 x 18 porcelain in my kitchen with a monochromatic quartz counter and we're getting ready to do our guest bath in the Alterna Multistone 18 x 18.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 3:34PM
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Thanks. I took a look at Alterna as you suggested and they have some nice colors. La Plata in taupe/gray and a couple of the Tuscan Path colors look nice. I also found a blog with someone who installed the kind of flooring I mentioned in my original post:

It looks very nice in that kitchen, but it is difficult to say if it would work in ours because our colors are so different.

This post was edited by jrzmurray on Thu, Apr 4, 13 at 17:18

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 4:44PM
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Sorry I am new here. Here is the link I had posted.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blog with Sagebrush tile

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 5:19PM
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If anyone has any ideas on other flooring options that would be compelling, please let me know. We have to select something by next week!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 12:32AM
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Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 9:01AM
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