By Sabine Kuester. Kitchen. Thursday, August 24th 2017, 22:31:40 PM.
The country kitchen is one of the popular kitchen designs. Country kitchens are bright and inviting. Country kitchens are a great way to wake up in the morning as they send off a cheery feeling. A country kitchen may have white cabinets to add to the light color. Tiles in the backsplash area of the countertops in a checkered pattern is very pleasing to the eyes. A stainless steel range hood is an added country touch that is very functional as well.
Floor: Faux hardwood porcelain tiles offer a great flooring option that looks like real wood but is more durable and less fussy than wood floors. Faux wood tiles come in 2-, 3- and 4-inch planks and are a perfect solution for kitchen floors with a lot of traffic. Traditional ceramic tiles in large squares arranged on the floor also give a modern look. These tiles, although gorgeous to look at, may be cold and hard on legs and feet for standing on for long periods of time.
Countertop: Even though there are many other countertop choices besides traditional, many homeowners still admire the timeless beauty of countertops. Tile for countertops is made from ceramic, porcelain or granite. The biggest problem of tile for countertops is keeping the grout clean and sanitary. It is imperative to properly seal grout. Using larger tiles means less area of grout and therefore less cleaning and sealing. Colored grout is also a popular idea instead of using white grout, which shows stains and discoloration.