Creating a new kitchen is definitely a
process. A kitchen renovation gives you the opportunity to express your creative side. Of course, it's also important to make sure that you're creating a balanced, attractive look that will stand
the test of time. Many people find it difficult to choose details that help to tie everything together in a kitchen. Two of the biggest surface areas that you'll deal with when redesigning a
kitchen are your floor and your countertops. These two elements must be perfectly balanced and go together naturally. Have you already chosen quartz countertops for your kitchen? That's good news
because it is recommended that you pick out your countertops before picking out other elements of your kitchen. This is the case because countertops are often the most expensive element of a
kitchen renovation. The work of choosing floors that match perfectly must now begin. How do you choose the right floors to match your quartz countertops? Here are some simple tips for making sure
your new kitchen has the right look.
Choose the Flooring Material That Fits Your Needs
The great thing about quartz is that it’s a versatile and universal option for kitchens. Quartz countertops will look great whether you decide to go with wood, vinyl or tile floors in your kitchen. That's great news if you have a preference due to your lifestyle or you are working within a specific budget.
Settle on a Color Palette
It's important to choose your preferred color palette before getting too far into the process of redoing your kitchen. The secret to creating a good visual flow in your kitchen is to focus on two dominate colors and one accent color. The cabinets and flooring inside a kitchen usually deserve the dominate color choices. Countertops should fall somewhere in the middle of those two colors.
Focus on Texture
You shouldn't only focus on color when it comes to coordinating your quartz countertops and your floors. Texture is also an important element. A quartz pattern that is busy may look best with floors that are simple. A floor that has lots of texture and character may look best with a countertop style that has a uniform color or some subtle flecks.
Pick Your Focal Point
Do you want all eyes on your floor or on your countertops? One of these details needs to be the showstopper in your kitchen. Floors and countertops should never compete. For example, you may want to pick a muted floor design if you plan to install quartz countertops with bold coloring.
Use an Inspiration Picture
It can be hard to start from scratch when designing a new kitchen. Color combinations that work in your mind may not translate to real life. That's why using some photos as inspiration is a good idea. Seeing how colors play against other colors in a fully finished kitchen can give you the guidance you need to create your own dream kitchen. Browse online or in design magazines to find some examples of kitchens that you think really work. You can then search for countertops and floors that share the same colors and textures for your own kitchen.
Don't Focus on Creating a Perfect Match
It may be tempting to think that your floors should be the same color as your quartz countertops if you'll be installing tile flooring. However, the opposite is actually true. Matching floors to countertops can create a busy, overwhelming look. You should instead try to search for flooring that subtly highlights your countertops.
Never Choose Style Over Function
It can be easy to get caught up in the fun of designing a perfect kitchen. However, the reality is that you will be using your kitchen on a daily basis. That's why it's so important to make your decisions based on what works for your lifestyle. Don't choose a floor style to match your countertops solely based on the fact that it looks picture perfect. It's important to choose a flooring style that is durable and practical enough to serve your needs. The reality is that you should have no trouble finding something that matches your countertops without sacrificing what you need.
Don't Forget About Your Backsplash
Don't forget that your kitchen renovation won't end with flooring and countertops. You may also be installing a tile backsplash in your kitchen. Be sure to factor this detail into your plans when choosing floors to go with your new quartz countertops. Your backsplash should not be in competition with your countertops or floors.