An increasing number of today’s homeowners and designers are going against the grain, and opting for something a bit bolder when it comes to their kitchen floors.

Statement kitchen floors — in particular, encaustic or faux-encaustic tiles (also called cement tiles) — are popping up everywhere.

Considering that white, greige and neutral kitchens are the go-to look right now, these colorful, patterned tiles are certainly mixing things up.