Arts and Crafts Kitchen Floors

If you thought the Arts and Craft style was simply furniture and accessories at home, then you are wrong. This consists of flooring as well as design of the home. Simple and relaxation are the two features of the Arts and Craft style and that is what your home needs.


Interestingly, the materials used in Arts and Craft style are more natural and earthy. What makes Arts and Craft style beautiful is the beauty of the natural look and the presences of low cost in terms of mass production, making it a good choice. An Arts and Craft home can be described as a bungalow which is built and designed from 1900 to 1930 using beautiful woodwork and oak floors. An important aspect of any 2Arts and Craft home is the presences of the Arts and Craft kitchen floors.

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History of Arts And Crafts


Firstly, let’s check out a bit of the history of Arts and Crafts Movement. Basically, the Arts and Craft design style was a normal move from the mechanical and tedious procedure of furniture manufacturing and other kind of furnishings. The major aim of the Arts and Craft design is to pass away from the ornate and jump into a simple and clean line.


Basically, from the early days, the goal of Arts and Crafts proponents was to merge craftsmanship, beauty and basic functionality. Somewhat it was conceived that the furnishing in terms of furniture needs to come from craftsman. In a sense, it has to be designed and hand-built by craftsman rather than getting assembled and manufactured at factories by machines. Getting the furniture from factories where machines or underpaid workers churn items for mass production will lack any of creative and design.


Arts And Crafts Kitchen Floors


If you simply adore the design style, then you are bound to select the Arts and Crafts kitchen floor. No doubt that is the best thing about Arts and Craft kitchen floor. It is often made from natural materials. So, it provides the kitchen a rustic and kind of welcoming feeling. Here, wood floors which are mostly in the form of oak can be considered as one of the major choices in Arts and Crafts design. Chances are there that the plank or parquet can either be stained or polished due to having a dark finish.


Natural Stone Tiles


No doubt, natural stone tiles are commonly and frequently used in Arts and Craft style homes. You should go for the natural ones and simply avoid the bright and bold color ones. Select the color for the stone tile which can be easily seen in the nature and once it is done you are on your way to get the best Arts and Crafts kitchen floors.


All you need to keep in mind is that the flooring choice that you use must be durable, easy for cleaning and looks ravishing as your kitchen is one of the best and often used rooms in the entire household.




Are you aware that stenciling is one of the common and often used design styles in Arts and Craft design? Make sure to keep in mind that the stencils have to be simple and not ornate. The colors have to be calm and muted. Even though stenciling is becoming common, you need to keep in mind that the Arts and Craft design style has to be simple and that is most important.


Just imagine how muted, soft, and simple design can easily add enough variety and attractiveness to your kitchen. Plus this would help in adding a touch of color without making a movement from the Arts and Design feel of your kitchen.




Frankly, there is no doubt that Arts and Craft Kitchen floor is the best and fun design style for your kitchen and for you. The beauty of this so called handmade design is so priceless and something that you are going to adore. Your kitchen will be more welcoming and a feeling of extra comfort will be there for everyone who walks into it.


Most people never realize that kitchen is the sanctuary. It is a place where you and your family feel safe especially being at home. By implementing the Arts and Craft design style you are not only adding warmth but even beauty to the kitchen floor as well as to the rest of the home.

17 thoughts on “Arts and Crafts Kitchen Floors”

  1. I have an Arts and Crafts home, and needed even more information from you. Thanks for helping me with what you have. You’ve given me a feel for it.


  3. My house is arts and crafts style, built in 1920. I’m remodeling the kitchen and would love to incorporate a Mexican/Southwest or Tuscan decor. Is this in keeping with the rest of the house? I was thinking of terra cotta flooring but was told it will always look dirty. Can I do tiles or should I stick with wood?

  4. Hi Bonnie,
    I’m guessing that by terra cotta flooring you’re thinking of something like Saltillo tiles? There’s no need for any terra cotta, stone, etc. to always look dirty so long as it has been sealed well (before and after laying!). Be sure to read through the site to learn how to properly lay tile – there’s much to learn! Best of luck!

  5. I have nice orginial wood floors bordering my kitchen-if I put new wood in my kitchen will it flow or is it too much?? I’m leaning toward tile, but how large could the pieces be to keep with the bungalow feel?

  6. Purchased mostly untouched 1916 Craftsman Bungalow last fall. Have a 113# English Mastiff with bearclaws! Yes I trim them. Bathroom is gutted. Clawfoot tub being redone, ordering pedestal sink w old look cabinet and a glass block shower to be built. Contractor needs to know what kind of floor I’m putting in 12 X 9.6 bathroom with a radiator in corner.
    Trying to stay w era of home but have to watch finances. What do you think would look & wear best? Walls will have bead board up 5.5 feet or so. Thx much. Sherie in Iowa

  7. Hey there-
    I just bought a 1912 craftsman. The living room has a dark wood floor with a door connecting it to the kitchen. I love wood floors (not a huge lino fan, and heard vinyl is totally wrong for craftsman) and wanted to go with a light, bright wood. Im thinking bamboo or as you suggested oak- will this clash with the dark wood flooring of the living room? What do you recommend?

  8. Hi Sasha,
    I’m not so sure I would think of it as ‘clashing’ as I would ‘contrasting’. Having contrast isn’t necessarily a bad idea and there’s now law that says the flooring colors have to match. It’s strictly a personal preference, in other words – it’s up to you.
    I don’t know how experienced you are with computers or photo editing programs, but have you ever thought about taking pictures and then adjusting the colors/darkness of the kitchen floor to kinda give you an idea of how your floor would look dark and light? Just a thought….

  9. Thanks so much for your response! I’m new to the house game (my first house!) so not sure what to put in there. I think I will go with a plank Oak as you have suggested, they come pre-stained these days and are pretty cheap. I like the custom lino cutouts but that might be even more expensive to design. Wood is classic and lasts, right?
    Thats also a great idea with adjusting the levels to see how the floor would look!

  10. Hi Sasha,
    Do your homework before you buy anything. Often, people are not happy with the pre-finished products (notice I wrote ‘pre-finished’, not ‘pre-stained’). Often, the finish will easily get smudgy, show footprints, etc. You cannot just slap a new finish on these products as they are not water or oil based finishes – you’ll wind up with a sticky mess. Only being pre-stained would be a good thing, so you can finish how you please.

  11. So, I’m trying to decide on the flooring for our remodeled 1923 Craftsman. The kitchen is new and is off the dining/living room. Should I put oak in all three rooms or would that be too much wood? Maybe marmoleum in the kitchen and oak in the DR/LR? I need ideas. Any resources to look at? thanks.

  12. I am doing a full kitchen remodel on my 1922 Craftsman to bring it back to it’s period. The people before me killed and put in gross modern crap. It has terracotta tile in the kitchen right now. I want to do some sort of stone slate looking tile would that be appropriate?


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