Should a kitchen floor match countertops? An expert walkthrough of the pros and cons
Should a kitchen floor match the countertops you’ve chosen for the room? It’s a decision you’ll need to make whether you’re planning a full remodel of your kitchen ideas or simply upgrading your space with brand-new kitchen flooring and replacement cabinet countertops.
The flooring is quite literally the foundation of your kitchen, and as such, it needs to work alongside your cabinetry and countertops to create a cohesive, well-designed space. There are pros and cons to matching your kitchen flooring with countertops, especially if your counters are very light or very dark. You’ll also need to think about the cabinets, which come between both the floor and the work surfaces.
We’ve quizzed Homes & Gardens experts and interior designers to discover the pros and cons of matching your floors and countertops or opting for contrasting colors in your kitchen design.