Among many other things in this house, the kitchen floor was in desperate need of a facelift. The dated green sheet linoleum was in good condition; however, it was a disco era design. I’m not a fan of sheet linoleum…ever.
I replaced the countertops with a light faux marble appearance, and since the cabinets are so dark, I knew I needed light-colored floors. I chose another faux marble appearance (very similar to the design of the countertops). Normally I would choose larger size tiles instead of 12×12, but I couldn’t find any that matched and were in my price range. So I opted for the standard 12×12 squares.
We decided to tile right on top of the linoleum instead of ripping it out. As long as it’s well sanded and polished, it’s perfectly okay to tile on top of it. I chose a dark gray grout. My experience is that a kitchen always needs dark grout since that is the area that sees the most spills and such.
Now that the big stuff is done in the kitchen, it’s time to address the backsplash and dated wallpaper!