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12 Stunning Small Kitchen Floor Tile Ideas for 2024

Your kitchen doesn’t need a lot of square feet to make a big impact. From small and charming mosaics to expansive large-format tile, these twelve kitchen floor tile ideas will make your small space look and feel luxurious. For more kitchen ideas, check out our 30 Inspiring Kitchen Tile Ideas for 2024, and shop our wide selection of kitchen floor tile.

1. Subway Tiles

Take subway tile beyond the walls! The Argile Matte White handmade-look subway tile shown here is installed in a straight stack to mirror the wall tiles. The effect is a neat and orderly cohesion that keeps with the minimalistic theme of this small kitchen. Discover all the ways you can install your subway tile in this helpful guide.

This bright and cheery kitchen features white handmade-look subway tile floor and wall tile and blue cabinets.
Featuring: Argile Matte White.

2. Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Floor

If Joanna Gaines is your style icon, then your ideal kitchen is probably large, homey and features a farmhouse sink. But you don’t need a space large enough to feed a herd of cattle hands to get an authentic modern farmhouse look. The Annie Selke Farmhouse Hex (shown here in White and Sage Green) will turn even a small space into a cozy-chic haven. For more ideas on incorporating modern farmhouse into your design, check out this style guide.

Kitchen area tiled in ceramic tile on floors and walls floor tile is a hexagon in mostly white with sage green scattered throughout while tile is 6 by 6 square tiles in a plain white and one with a lace pattern I'll have natural edges.
Featuring: Annie Selke Farmhouse Hex White and Annie Selke Farmhouse Hex Sage Green.

3. Antique Floor Tiles

If you want your new tile floor to have a lived-in look, then choose a tile with a natural weathered look like the Antique tile. Shown here in a charming Green and Grey pattern, the tile’s aged appearance perfectly complements the rustic wooden cabinets and handmade-look tile backsplash. We love how the coordinating tile makes the small space feel cohesive and uncluttered.

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4. Large-Format Wood-Look Tile

Like the look of wood but are afraid it won’t hold up to the messes in the kitchen? Durable, water-, scratch- and stain-resistant wood-look tile features authentic wood-grain looks that are easy to clean and won’t trap bacteria. The Manhattan Mercury tile features a contemporary take on traditional parquet floors and as an added bonus, the large format makes this small space appear more expansive.

This small kitchen features large-format wood-look tile floor.
Featuring: Manhattan Mercury. Design and photography by Brick House Designs.

5. Black-and-White Patterns

A black-and-white tile floor will allow for pops of color elsewhere in your space like the antique blue china hutch in this cozy and charming kitchen designed by The Whitley Co. Because the base of this space is the Bolshoi Negro black-and-white tile, the cabinetry and appliances can easily be painted or swapped out to change the aesthetic.

This cozy kitchen features a black-and-white patterned tile floor and white subway tile walls.
Featuring: Bolshoi Negro and Retro Lino. Design by The Whitley Co. Photography by Angela Wade.

6. Chic Boho Designs

If your style leans towards the eclectic and carefree, a boho-inspired design like the Annie Selke Aylin Blue tile shown here, will infuse your space with a worldly charm. Inspired by vintage block prints, this stunning design elevates this small space with chic sophistication.

This small kitchen features a white handmade-look subway tile backsplash and boho-inspired patterned tile floor.
Featuring: Annie Selke Aylin Blue and Annie Selke Artisanal Pearl Grey. Design and photography by ISPYDIY.

7. Hexagon Mosaic

This charming Hex Matte White with Black Flower tile floor is versatile enough to complement a variety of design styles. We love how it looks in this minimalist kitchen with modern farmhouse details, but the simple black-and-white pattern would look stunning with a brightly colored wall or sleek blonde wood cabinets.

This modern farmhouse kitchen features a white with black flower hex tile floor.
Featuring: Hex Matte White with Black Flower. Design and photography by Ibo789.

8. Understated Encaustic Looks

The Decora Calypso encaustic-look tile floor features a muted grey and light-blue design that’s pretty without being overwhelming. With a cement look in a durable porcelain tile format, this tile has old-world charm with a color palette that will enliven a white cabinets or blend well with a bolder aesthetic.

This small kitchen features patterned encaustic-look tile floor and a white subway tile backsplash.
Featuring: Imperial Bianco Matte and Decora Calypso. Design and photography by Lynne C. Griffith.
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9. Stunning Star Pattern

The folk-art-inspired patterned tile is the star of this cute kitchen. While the Star handmade-look tile has an antique appearance, the green cabinets and brass range hood keep this space looking fresh and modern. The color choices and finishes chosen by Callaway Home Improvements prove that this tile is versatile enough to complement a range of aesthetics.

This chic modern kitchen features a star patterned handmade-look tile floor.
Featuring: Star. Design by Callaway Home Improvements.

10. Ornate Wallpaper Patterns

If you don’t have enough wall space to showcase an ornate pattern, let the floor be your canvas. The Morris & Co. Pure Net Black Ink tile is based on the iconic British designer’s classic wallpaper designs, and is just as charming for a floor as it is on a wall. Shop our exclusive Morris & Co. Collection for more artisanal colors and patterns.

11. Limestone Checkerboard

Checkerboard makes for fun and classic floors. This chic kitchen designed by Timber Trails uses Silver Mist and Noir limestone tiles for a winning floor design. We love how the natural veining in the stone adds interest to this floor. The muted black, white and grey tones throughout the room give this space a moody, elevated aesthetic, but we could see these chic floors being incorporated into a more colorful design.

12. Versailles Pattern

Squares and rectangular tiles of various sizes go into creating a classic Versailles pattern. The Queen Beige Tumbled Small Versailles marble floor tile contributes to the classiness of this chic, modern kitchen designed by Wit and Delight. The subtle design and muted color blends with the boldly veined marble backsplash and countertops, but it is elegant enough to elevate the space.

Ready to tackle your kitchen reno? Discover even more ideas to redo your limited culinary space with 12 Small Kitchen Backsplash Tile Ideas for 2024. Or, if you’re looking for some guidance on an upcoming project, set up a free design consultation to get advice from our tile experts.

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