Does your flooring pair nicely with your worktops?4 min read

It’s oh-so-easy to overlook your flooring when you’re already consumed in your new units, space-saving drawers and stainless steel undermount sinks – but why not pair your flooring flawlessly with your countertops like a professional, too? If you’re already revamping your kitchen or bathroom, it’s time to consider how best to tie in your coloured carpets, tiles or wooden flooring with your brand new look. This month, Cawdor Stone Gallery are here to help you consider what to do with the largest surface areas in these rooms. Keep on reading – we might just be able to help you set off on the right foot.   

What is it you’re looking for?

It’s likely you’ll want your flooring to work well with your entire kitchen – so first things first – ask yourself, what are your new cabinets and countertops like? This will give you a good indication of what to choose when picking out your new flooring. Laminates and matte porcelain flooring work really well in modern kitchens, especially those with cream granite countertops. Alternatively, warm wooden flooring and tiles pair nicely with traditional styled kitchens that have marble countertops.

At the moment, you may have noticed more and more industrial styled interiors because this is incredibly in right now. The masses are loving polished concrete flooring and it certainly looks good regardless of the finish you’re trying to achieve, as it can look both modern and traditional.


Opt for a material that’ll perform well within your lifestyle: think about how long it’ll stay looking great for and whether or not you have the time to offer intensive TLC. How long will your chosen material last? If you have the pitter patter of little feet around the home, it’s worth considering a flooring that’ll stay looking great with just a basic clean or something that’s softer, in case there are any trips or falls.

In a kitchen, it’s likely food bits and spills will find their way onto your floor. What you need to ask is, do I have enough time for the upkeep needed to keep my home looking great?  

Types of flooring

  • Tiles come in various textures, shapes, sizes and designs. They pair well with grainy natural stone countertops and can be easily mopped clean but grouting is also something you need to keep in mind when it comes to maintenance. Be careful with tiles, they are brittle and crack under pressure – steer clear if you have the tendency to drop a plate or two – a cracked tile can be expensive and difficult to replace.
  • Carpets are warm underfoot and make a home look cosy but they can look worn very quickly and can be a victim to unsightly stains. Carpets require regular vacuuming and shampooing.
  • Concrete flooring is a great way to stay in with trends and what’s better is that upkeep can be kept to a minimum. This type of flooring pairs nicely with warm coloured countertops. Whatever your style, concrete is a versatile finish that’ll bring together interior.  
  • Soft vinyl flooring looks great with quartz countertops and is a great flooring for families – it’s softer than concrete and can be cleaned easily with a quick wipe or mop.  
  • Stone flooring works with both contemporary and traditional country tastes. Stone offers an elegant finish and the colour, size and texture can be customisable, so you can be sure to find the right pairing for your kitchen or bathroom. Stone can be more porous than other materials which means wear and tear can be an issue but, with the correct sealant and upkeep, your home stone can work well.
  • Laminate flooring can be quickly installed and is a great option for those on a budget. Laminate comes in a range of finishes meaning you can get a wooden and stone effect for half the price but this may not last as long. When cleaning, be careful to use laminate friendly cleaning products too.

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For full impact, pick a contrasting flooring that’ll bring out the best in your units and the benefits will be two-fold. So once you’ve chosen your material, think colour.   

Cawdor Stone Gallery have over 30 years of experience providing customers with quality granite, quartz and marble worktops. We offer a fast and efficient service and a price match guarantee for like-for-like materials. If you would like advice or to speak to our professionals, call today. We work throughout Barnet & North London, Bedford, Bishop’s Stortford, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Luton, Potters Bar, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City and the surrounding areas.