Tile is a fantastic flooring choice for the kitchen. It not only looks elegant and clean, but it’s also very easy to maintain and durable. There are a wide variety of tile options to choose from—including ceramic, marble, porcelain and quarry. Additionally, modern printing technology can generate porcelain and ceramic tile surfaces which mimic natural stone (marble and travertine), concrete and wood, and clean monotone styles. The versatility offered by tiles almost guarantees that you’ll find a style that suits your kitchen floor ideas.
Ceramic tiles stand up to wear and tear, from muddy footprints to spills and splashes, like a champ and they are super easy to clean. The huge variety of low-priced options makes tile one of the most affordable kitchen flooring choices. And have you seen the trending styles of tile? Wide tile is trending for kitchens with good reason—it makes your kitchen look even bigger! If style and durability are your top criteria, then tile is the way to go.
Tile can crack as floors settle, and a dish or glass dropped on it is virtually guaranteed to shatter. It can also be cold and hard underfoot, so use a rug or cushioned mat to cancel out the discomfort. Moisture makes tile slippery; a textured surface can provide slightly more traction. Also, grout needs periodic sealing and special cleaning to keep stains at bay.