A kitchen is a gathering place. It's where people gather to prepare food, eat food, do homework, play games, work on projects, and be together as a family. That's why kitchens are one of the rooms in the home that begin to see the fastest wear and tear. Floors become scuffed and stained, cupboards get nicked and scratched, hardware falls off, and appliances start to break. So it's no wonder that the kitchen is also one of the first rooms in the house to get remodeled.
Kitchen flooring is one of the most important parts of a remodel. Your floor experiences most of the wear and tear from the constant use, not to mention the spills and accidents from food preparation. You want a floor that will not only look great, but that will handle the ups and downs of kitchen use. When it comes to popular kitchen flooring options, wood and tile are at the top of the list. Wood is one of the most popular options right now because it gives a kitchen a cozy, homey feel that people love. It's warm underfoot and quiet. But some people shy away from wood because of the maintenance requirements. With tile, there are more options than just one. Ceramic and stone are popular. Ceramic tile has several choices in color and patterns, plus it's easy to clean and simple to maintain. But it can crack and grout can become dirty. Stone tile is popular for its rustic look and durability. It's also simple to clean and maintain. Carefully way the pros and cons of each option before making your choice.