You’re probably sick of hearing about how much I hate the floor in our kitchen. I wrote about it in this post and in this post. It will be quite a big job to get it fixed so I’ve been putting it off…for years. It really does need tackling though so I’ve always got my eye out for suitable flooring that we could use in our kitchen. I had considered cork flooring as it offers great design flexibility. I like the fact that it is a sustainable material that will not absorb dust, is resistant to bacteria and fungus and also has great insulation properties. However, I’ve sort of gone off that idea now and that is because I found the most amazing looking rubber floor tiles from Harvey Maria that would look stunning in our monochrome kitchen.
Harvey Maria is a leading vinyl flooring brand and I know a few bloggers who have used their tiles in their home makeovers. Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary transformed her hallway and cloakroom using Harvey Maria flooring as well as her daughter’s bedroom. Susie from Old Fashioned Susie also used Harvey Maria flooring in her hallway makeover, and Jen of Love Chic Living used the flooring to transform her hallway and more recently her dining room. So I know that this a great company and I love their stunning designs. But these rubber floor tiles are definitely my favourites.
They are high on impact, extremely practical and look the business. They come in 10 distinctive colours from statement tones to subtle pastels and dark, dramatic hues (Fossil Grey, Chilli Pepper, Jaffa, Black, Peppermint Cream, Midnight Blue, Cobalt Blue, Forever Green, Caramel and Ice Grey) so there is an option to suit all interior schemes.
Rubber floor tiles are also a fantastic choice for kitchens and bathrooms as they are water resistant, and incredibly durable. I like the fact that they are warm to the touch too as there is nothing worse than walking on a cold floor when you are barefoot. You can also use these tiles if you have underfloor heating which would make them even warmer.
The tiles are quite large at 50cm x 50cm so in a small kitchen like mine there wouldn’t be too many joins which is always good to know. Apparently they are effortlessly easy to install and maintain too which is bonus and they come with a 15 year guarantee.
I just need to look into this a bit more to find out just how easy it would be to install these over my crappy uneven floor tiles. Removing them or levelling them up first is going to be the hard and messy part. But I really love the look of this flooring. What do you think? Would you ever go for rubber floor tiles in your home?