Are the French Country design shopping guides going to keep coming? Do they speak French…and German and Basque… in France? Probably. See my original inspiration post on the design style for tips on how to make it yours, and snag the perfect French Country design sinks and faucets I unburied yesterday. They’ll look great between these mosaic tile backsplashes, granite countertops, and flooring.
You don’t want a little water to destroy your beautiful French Country kitchen. Or your walls in general, when you can protect them while making them look Old World wonderful.
Wouldn’t your kitchen look lovely wearing a little of this Original Style Rustic Sandstone Mosaic Tile ? You don’t have to do any of the piecing.
The backsplash is the place to work in some bolder colors and textures. This Original Style Gold Fleck Mosaic will stand right out from all the neutrals.
Draw in all your colors, neutrals and mosaics, with the traditional elegance of Maestro Mosaics Marble Tile. Sounds musically beautiful.
This American Olean Tumbled Stone Mosaic Azteca Blend works best with other stone pieces in the kitchen. A very different texture. Older, rougher.
You don’t want a whole wall of these (do you, style fanatic?), but I’d sure like a few. For the most European look, get just one Questech Dorset Decoratives Travertine Fiddlehead Mural and surround it with a few distinct varieties of stone tile.
Best of the Country Countertops
Countertops don’t just stabilize your dishes and cutting boards, they ground your kitchen style. Any traditional scheme (like French Country design, of course) will benefit from the smooth sheen and unique flecks of granite. Each one is customized for you by Mother Earth.
This regal floor tile comes with a name as long as its lineage: Questech Dorset Floor Accents Travertine Essex Dot Tile Stone.
Not every floor tile can be the accent piece, but not every tile is as nice as the Mohawk Borghesi Floor Wall 6 X 6 Dorato Tile, either. Do the walls in it, too? (No.)
To bring out darker tones and shadows, or just to hide that dirt, use Megatrade Corp Alviano Floor Tile 13 X 13 Noce Dark Beige Tile.
If you still have energy after picking out your cabinets to try and match a wood floor to them, it can really bring out the country in your French Country kitchen. I picked a few with color variation to give you more leeway and look antique.
For a basic wood flooring look, you want Bruce Northshore Plank 3 Vintage Brown Hardwood Flooring.
This flooring is perfect without pretending to be. Columbia Amelia Hand Sculpted Solid 5 Bridle Ash Hardwood Flooring is wood with history and attitude.
Br111 Solid Exotic 3 4 X 3 Brazilian Teak Hardwood Flooring gives a smoother, trendier look.
For proof that history never really repeats itself, though it sometimes looks like it, it’s Bruce American Originals Hickory 5 Antique Natural Hardwood Flooring. Not buying the metaphor? Well, there’s still the wood.
Since I’m trying to sell you on a traditional style, it makes sense to have some traditional looks, eh? Here, have some Mullican Ridgecrest 3 White Oak Gunstock Hardwood Flooring. I like the showier looks, but this lets you put the focus elsewhere.
Compromise? There’s a something for everyone in this typical grain pattern with artsy colors, called Columbia Beacon Oak 3 Barrel Oak Hardwood Flooring.
There. You’re covered from floor to backsplash. That’s 3/4 of the way to your French Country kitchen or other traditional style room. Live in it, love it.