Style ideas for choosing wall and floor coverings for a modern kitchen: functionality and versatility for contemporary taste
A modern, minimalist kitchen? A rustic kitchen in the heart of the countryside? Compact or concealed kitchen? Whatever type you choose for your home, kitchen floor and wall coverings become the defining and distinguishing elements of one of the most important spaces in the home.
When choosing kitchen coverings, it is essential that the tiles are resistant to impact, moisture, heat, detergents and stains. They should also require minimal maintenance and should be easy to clean and in keeping with the style of the rest of the house.
Porcelain stoneware can replicate fine materials such as wood, stone, marble and concrete, while keeping final costs down and guaranteeing high technical performance.
Let’s take a closer look at which elements can contribute to a kitchen’s style when choosing coverings.
Continuity or contrast with other rooms in the home
A house’s floor plan and the space allocated to the kitchen determine how you should approach the choice of floor coverings. If you want to create a link between the living area/kitchen and the rooms of the home, especially when the kitchen is in a living room that is not separated from the lounge, you should select wall coverings that ensure continuity between one room of the house and another.
Excellent options therefore include parquet-effect stoneware with listel tiles, like those in the Woodsense collections, matt stone-effect square medium sizes from the Realstone and Studio collections and large glossy marble-effect slabs from the Incanto collection.
If, on the other hand, you want to accentuate and define the kitchen space in contrast to the rest of the flooring in the house, decorative ceramic carpets with geometric or floral patterns are the ideal choice, placed on the floor near the worktop or as backsplash element. Some examples? The Twig and Fizzy decorative carpets from the Decora collection in the square size to pair with a white or beige matt-finish kitchen or the Avorio and Bianco Caleido and Botanico carpets from the Cocciopesto collection.