Help us pick our kitchen floor
If you have been following LROL for a while, you may remember me sharing my plans to update the kitchen. Slowly, but surely, we’ve been making progress and the next step is to install new flooring.
Originally, I wanted ceramic tile in the space. But I was a little skittish about doing the work ourselves. There are tons of little corners and trim to work around and the same flooring needs to bleed into the pantry, hallway, half bathroom and laundry room. The price of tile increases exponentially when you add in labor costs, so that was pretty much a no-go.
I love the look of hardwood, but since I may be the only blogger left on the planet who hasn’t painted her kitchen cabinetry (mine is still beautiful cherry wood), I was afraid the wood on wood might look a little too, well, woodsy. Plus, I am still a bit leery of putting wood in a space with the potential of so much water spillage. There are some seriously messy peeps (and a dog) up in here.
So, after much deliberation, the hubs and I settled on grout-able, peel-and-stick vinyl tile squares.
We can slap the flooring right over our existing linoleum, which by the way is the cheapest and hardest to clean builder’s grade flooring I have ever encountered! The new floor will be beautiful, easy to clean, inexpensive (we can do the work ourselves) and softer than ceramic tile (dishes and small children’s noggins will be safe).
The only problem? We are not 100 percent sure which tile to choose, so we were hoping you could help us decide.
Here is the lighter version:
And the darker version:
I’m leaning toward the lighter version because I think it creates better color flow between the living room/kitchen/dining room. We will be grouting between the squares.
What do you think? I would love for you to leave me a comment with your selection – or any other suggestions you might have.