By Kevin Stevens, Networx

When it comes to kitchen floor tile, we are pretty lucky with the selection that is available. Natural stone options include granite, marble and slate, just to name a few. In each of those individual types of stone we have dozens and dozens of choices. Add in the ceramic and porcelain options and the choices can reach in to the hundreds. Kitchen floor tiles also come in a multitude of sizes, from small mosaic pieces to large squares of 20" or more.

The simplest pattern is laying the tile in basic rows where each tile lines up with the one above and below. The next simplest is laying tile "on point" by cutting the edge tiles in half on the diagonal so you get a nice, repeating diamond pattern. Beyond these two patterns, the sky is the limit.