We've gone back and forth in our discussions about kitchen flooring. I want something that is comfortable underfoot and my partner wanted tile or stone. I was pushing for lino.
We have been out to a few tile stores, more looking for backsplash ideas, but also browsing for flooring. Nothing particularly jumped out at us. My partner wanted more of a traditional/French look, I wanted more classic looking.
We recently travelled to France to visit family, and travelling with a 2-year-old necessitated frequent stops while touring around Paris -- at the city's plethora of cafes. I noted some interesting tile on the floor, but didn't think too much about it until we passed by this window one day in the Marais.
These lovely tiles are by Emaux de la Fontaine, a tilemaker from Crecy La Chappelle.
I'm really into the idea of using this cement tile on our floor now. We will have radiant heating installed which will help on the comfort factor -- right now the kitchen is unheated.
I haven't yet found any U.S. distributors of this tile, we might have to order it from France. I just need to research the color options as well.