Here are a few pictures of my new kitchen floor tiles. My kitchen floor was never laid correctly, so it was slanted. I finally found someone to fix the problem which required ripping up the entire floor and laying a new one down. This also presented me with the opportunity to put down better quality floor tile and something that I really like. For four days I had no kitchen floor. I couldn’t cook because my gas stove had to be removed from the kitchen along with everything else. It was a huge job, but my contractor was up for the challenge and he did a great job. My kitchen floor is now super sturdy and level.
I love old-fashioned kitchens, so I chose blue and white checkered floor tiles by Armstrong. I bought them from a local Home Depot. The tiles are commercial grade so they are very sturdy and I can even polish them. I have a very large kitchen, so I was concerned that the checkers would be overwhelming, but they aren’t. I am VERY HAPPY with the results.
The floor work is all done, but I need to paint the yellow trim that you see in the photos before I take “after” shots. You can see that I have a fireplace in my kitchen, but it is closed up until I can get the chimney repaired. Or I may put in a gas insert because it is a less expensive alternative.
This fireplace mantle was in my front parlor room, and I decided to move it into my kitchen. The hearth floor was done in beautiful vintage mosaic tiles that I bought from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. You will see them in the “finished” pictures. For my front parlor room, I replaced this mantle with a gorgeous one that I bought at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for only $95. I will post pictures of that too.