A Farmhouse Kitchen Floor Is the Charm Your Cook Space Has Been Missing

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As you dream about your farmhouse kitchen, you might imagine a white subway tile backsplash, lantern-style pendants, and flea market finds galore. But have you thought about what's going under your feet?

Sometimes, kitchen flooring ideas can be an afterthought during a renovation. But for a cook space that has a particular theme or style, it can be helpful to consider it sooner rather than later. Oftentimes, the hue, material, or patterning can tie together the styling throughout your country kitchen.

When searching for farmhouse kitchen floor inspiration, look for well-worn hardwood flooring (either light or dark), cement tiles showing off the prettiest patterns around, or to push things in a modern direction, consider black kitchen flooring ideas.

These are some of our favorite culinary spaces, each showcasing a farmhouse kitchen floor that acts as the ideal finishing touch.

1. Patterned Cement Tile

Although the farmhouses of yore usually had standard wood floors, nowadays, one of the defining design touches of a farmhouse kitchen is patterned cement tile. Typically displaying black and white hues in a feminine pattern, it's an artful accent full of personality to add to the mix, as proven by Sarah Joy's cook space.

2. Painted Wood

If your culinary headquarters already has wood flooring and it could use a farmhouse refresh, consider coating it in a layer (or two, or three) of white paint, which is what Liz Marie of Liz Marie Blog did in her kitchen. The bright flooring idea makes everything look airy while still appearing as if it was transported from another era.

3. Light Wood

As you search for farmhouse kitchen floor ideas that will lend a breezy feel to your space, consider light wood. Showing off varying tones and distinctive knots, it's a perfect partner to Jenna Sue of Jenna Sue Design Co.'s all-white work station.

4. Dark Wood

Or, if you'd rather bring some depth to your cook space, ponder a wood floor in a dark shade. Mahogany and walnut are preferable to achieve a dreamy, dark farmhouse kitchen floor. In this setup by Bria Hammel Interiors, the rich finish lends flawless juxtaposition to an otherwise all-white farmhouse design.

5. Black Tile

Black is an increasingly on-trend shade for flooring, and we especially love it as a farmhouse kitchen floor idea. The black tile in this space belonging to Catherine and Bryan of Beginning in the Middle acts as an anchor amid white details — a classic combination.

6. Brick

To really capture old-school vibes for your farmhouse kitchen floor, look no further than as-vintage-as-it-gets brick. It'll provide the bygone ambiance you crave, and it'll look visually-impactful alongside several different hues. For instance, in this deVOL Kitchen, the warm, earthy material plays nicely with cool, gray cabinets, creating a farmhouse-industrial look that's unique and beautiful.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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