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Design Challenge: How to salvage a dated kitchen floor


So I recently signed the lease to an incredible apartment in Montreal
It has so much old-fashioned charm and character, and I'm really excited to start decorating it. 
The only problem with it is the kitchen....

It has dated, kind of awkward, and very brightly coloured ceramic floor tiles. They're very funky, to say the least. While some might like that kind of thing, for me it's a bit much. And put next to an exposed brick wall (which I love)... well, that's a lot to take in visually, in my opinion.

So I need your help!
I'm not very design-savvy, and I know that many of you out there are...
Do you have any suggestions on how to tone down this room and modernize it a bit (remember it's a rental, so tearing out the floor is not an option here)?


I was thinking of buying a kitchen-friendly natural fiber rug, like this one, but so far that's all I can come up with.
Any suggestions?!

7 comments:

  1. Flor tiles. Then you can take them with you and use them in your next place.

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    1. I had no idea you could put floor tiles on top of existing floor tiles. Goes to show you how little I know about this kind of thing!

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  2. They are beautiful but I agree, they would be a bit much for me too. I think I would get a rug that you can wash regularly. My friend had a similar problem and got cheap wood-like flooring that you can very easily place on top of the tiles and later when you're moving out, take it off (without damaging the tiles). It looks very pretty and it would match your amazing exposed brick wall:) Have a great day, lovely

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    1. I'll have to look into this... I like that idea. Thanks, Diana : )

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  3. that is such a cool kitchen! the floor is so pretty but you're right. i like diane's suggestion as wood would look pretty cool!

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  4. 'flor' tiles are actually modular carpet tiles :).. not just 'floor' mispelled.. it's a company (name) and I also think, it might be a very good option ... maybe even a modular linoleum floor (or something similar), or simply a rimmed carpet). Not sure about wood on top .. you would have to look into the differences in height then from one space/area to another ...

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    1. Thanks for your input, Nic. I was wondering about that... I don't think any kind of hard tile would work on top of this floor (at least not simply) because the existing tiles are quite uneven.
      I'm going to look into flor tiles : )

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