Popular Vinyl Tile Patterns for the Kitchen Popular Vinyl Tile Patterns for the Kitchen

Vinyl tile comes in many colors and patterns and the possibilities are  endless.

If you are looking to create a unique pattern in your kitchen, vinyl tile is the way to go. The only thing you need to figure out is where you want it to go. Think about the rest of your rooms decor and your families lifestyle. What are your personal tastes? These are all questions that need to be answered before you make your flooring purchase.

To help you along in the process, below are four most popular kitchen flooring options. Read through them and decide if one of these is right for you!

1. Checkerboard

The most common flooring pattern that can scream fun is a checkerboard design. The most common used is black and white, but really any two colors can be used.

All you need to create a checkerboard kitchen floor is tile in two different colors of your choice. You will want to lay all the tiles onto a grid alternating each color even amounts of time.

This pattern is nice because you have the choice to use either large or small tiles to create it.

2. Diamond Effect

Another popular flooring pattern option is to create a diamond affect. To create this look takes a tab bit less work than creating a checkerboard because it only requires one color to make it work. Of course, it is up to you and your taste if you want to use more than one color. Sometimes home owners will use a contrasting color, just to add a little pop to the presentation.

For this pattern you need to lay the tiles at an angle going towards a point. This is what creates the diamond affect.

3. Octagon Look

If the checkerboard or diamond affect isn't grabbing at you, try looking at the pattern that creates the octagon look. This is a pattern that takes a bit more time than the other two that were already stated, however, it is still very much worth your time. It is beautiful, and creates a very appealing room to the common eye.

To make this pattern work, you will need a mix of both large and small square tiles all at once. You actually need to cut or snip the corners of the large tiles, so that the small tiles can fit into the area to create the octagon.

This pattern looks the best when more than one color is used. You can however, use only one color, and with the proper color, and the right contrasting colors among other items in the kitchen, you can make this look spectacular as well.

No matter if you decide on one of the patterns described above, or you decide that you are looking for something a bit different, just remember to keep your personal taste in mind. The most popular designs now days may not fit into your homes present decor, or into you and your families taste. Have fun!

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