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While the kitchen might be the heart of the home, the living room is a close second and a very busy place. Further, this flooring can complement many different design ideas, and they are easy to clean and maintain.

Living Room Floor Tiles: Materials and Styles From natural stone to hardwood flooring, tiles can mimic many aesthetic options. Each has a different level of durability and stain resistance that should be explored when choosing tiles for the living room. There are ceramic tiles that look like wood and natural stone like slate and granite.

These tiles are similar to ceramic but have a higher proportion of silica and quartz. This makes them more durable and resistant to water damage than ceramic tiles. They resemble hardwood of many different species like oak and pine and are arranged in patterns like herringbone and other decorative parquet. Luxury vinyl tiles mimic the look of natural materials and are water resistant.

While most are inexpensive, luxury vinyl tile is longer lasting and more expensive. This is a natural flooring tile made using linseed oil and cork dust.

Linoleum also mimics the look of other materials like wood and stone, though it is not as varied as vinyl. You must reseal this tile every six months to maintain a strong resistance to stains and scratches.

You must reseal this tile every six months to maintain a strong resistance to stains and scratches.

Most slate is dark gray but there are variations within the stone ranging from orange to brown and green to purple.

There are definite reasons why tile floors don’t work as well in some situations. Therefore, it is a good idea to have some extra tiles from the original batch in case one breaks and you need to replace it.

The look of tile is varied and unique making it a good choice for living room floors. This accent color works well as it echoes the tones of gray in the tile floor.

Further, mosaic tiles are the perfect accent for a fireplace in a living room if you can’t use them on the floor. This living room from Jean Stoffer Design strikes the perfect balance between casual and sophisticated. Fabricators have crafted this floor from dark gray and white marble squares. This kind of look is distinctive and would bring a vivid sense of style to any living room.

Manufacturers crafted this porcelain tile floor to look like wood laid in a herringbone pattern. The light wood look is modern in style and works well with the neutral color tones throughout the space.

Even though the wood is not real, the pattern provides a warm texture that provides interest in the room. Slate has an old world feel that is aesthetically pleasing in classic, traditional, and modern living rooms. Menendez Architects used large slate tiles in this midcentury condominium design. These tiles are water resistant and durable so they work well in high traffic areas like living rooms.

This greige porcelain tile is perfect in this contemporary beach space. In fact, tile works better than other flooring like carpet in a space like this because of the tracking of sand from the outside in.

These large tiles work in many settings including contemporary and traditional alike. This tile works in the spacious room by creating a varied texture. Manufacturers have created this porcelain tile with a variegated pattern to look like marble. Porcelain is cost effective and can be created to look like stone, marble, and wood.

Therefore, they work better in warmer areas like beach properties and locations closer to the equator. Also, varying shades of warm gray would look perfect with beige floors. Some of these situations are places that have constant foot traffic and where there is sediment tracked inside.

Ceramic tiles are one of the least expensive options and you can get these beginning at less than $1 per square foot.

Natural stone tiles
Natural stone tiles
Porcelain tiles with a marble look
Porcelain tiles with a marble look

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