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 Woodsensecollections, matt stone-effect square medium sizes from the Realstone and Studiocollections 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 contrastto the rest of the flooring in the house,decorative ceramic carpets with geometric or floral patternsare 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 theAvorio and Bianco Caleido and Botanico carpets from the Cocciopesto collection.

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Shapes, colors and finishes

Small square, rectangular and hexagonal sizes; neutral white and beige shades or decorative carpets with bold blue and green color schemes; rounded edges with a ‘hand’ finish or glossy and smooth to accentuate the brightness of the space: when choosing a kitchen wall covering, the shape of the tile, its color and final finish determine the style, along with the selection of furniture, appliances and lighting.

The mosaic from the Mixed collection in 11 colors and patterns in the 40x120 size is a restyled, yet still valid solution.
The Ardesia collection in pastel and grey tones brings stone surfaces to life with a pleasant tactile effect for all structures, from Wall 3D to Bee 3D.
With the Roots collection, the wide range of sizes, textures and finishes explores the technological possibilities of stoneware with its concrete effect and structures with intense tactile sensations.

 

Combinations: the floor covering, walls and backsplashes

The worktop and walls behind the stoves become the ideal place for experimenting with new decorative carpets, breaking away from traditional monochrome designs. Perimeter walls become tactile experiences with 3D-textured tiles with specially designed imperfections that evoke traditional craftsmanship. When choosing coverings for backsplashes, glossy glazed tiles give the whole project a touch of solid, vibrant color.

Make way for color and astonishing 3D textures in the Gleeze collection, which combines craftsmanship, unusual shapes and elegant colors in a tile that is perfect for new backsplash solutions. The glossy textured tiles in the Sol collection in shades of Bianco, Blu, Verde Piuma and Foglia in decorative carpets are a colorful, Mediterranean alternative for modern kitchens with a rustic flavour.