It’s no secret that the kitchen is the heart of the home and for many families, the most popular room in the household! Full of delicious flavors, aromas, and meaningful conversations, an inviting kitchen captures warmth and comfort while offering a chic culinary station. Farmhouse style design offers a refined yet relaxed appeal that highlights craftsmanship, quality, and nostalgic touches. Engineered hardwood flooring in your kitchen provides water resistant wood flooring that withstands spills. Hearthwood water resistant wood flooring makes the perfect foundation for these design principles thanks to the unmistakable character, color, and texture presented in every plank. Here are a few of the farmhouse kitchens we love using gorgeous Hearthwood Collections:
TRADITIONAL TONES – Whether you call it ‘rustic vogue’ or ‘country chic’, a farmhouse kitchen fosters familiarity that harkens back to countryside living. Traditional, rich brown tones immediately recall the great outdoors and create an emphasis on natural materials. This stunning Homecoming hickory engineered hardwood floor from the Tall Timbers Collection (below) delivers hand sculpted texture with high character and color variation for upscale rustic charm:
STANDOUT ELEGANCE – If you want your farmhouse kitchen to capture a more modern or contemporary vibe, subtle brushed texture and bright neutral tones will help you match your real wood floor with other standout materials. This Porcelain white oak floor from the Au Naturelle Collection (below) works seamlessly with the elegant counters and sleek cabinetry to create a fashion-forward space that still incorporates a timeless feel:
RECLAIMED BEAUTY – For an undeniable rustic real hardwood floor, a highly textured, multi-colored floor will bring weathered barns and salvaged planks to mind. The striking bold tones, graining, and markings of this Seismic white oak floor water resistant wood flooring from the Dynamic Earth Collection (below) deliver authentic farmhouse character for an unforgettable kitchen. Not only will this real wood floor provide exceptional design versatility, the movement and detail within the visual help this kitchen appear cleaner for longer in between cleanings in an active home:
AIRY & OPEN – Bright, airy wood species are trending with designers and homeowners alike for their ability to open up smaller spaces using natural light. If your older country cottage has a smaller kitchen, you can use a lighter-toned floor such as Nude white oak from the Au Naturelle Collection (below) combined with materials that will reflect sun rays to perfection.
For this look, a white subway tile backsplash and white cabinetry enhance the perspective of the kitchen while the nude floor and light brown cabinetry bring out exposed beams for a truly inspired interior.
To complete a farmhouse kitchen, make sure to showcase your antique cutlery and barware, as well as any gold and metallic accents. Consider vintage wallpaper, patterns, or motifs where appropriate. Also, add woven area rugs and other natural textiles for extra softness that brings in the coziness.
Hearthwood water resistant wood floors ensure that engineered hardwood flooring in your your kitchen will capture the style you love, but that it will also be easy to maintain! Now that’s comfortable luxury.