Food gets spilled on them, kids run on them, pets use them as a bathroom.  Your kitchen floors take a beating!  But for many of you, the kitchen is your shining star so you want your floors to match. But which style is right for you?  Let us break it down for you…

Pros - This tile is budget friendly and easy to clean.
Cons - It can be hard to stand on for long periods of time.  It can also be slippery, and anything you drop will be sure to break.  Cushioned mats can offset most of these cons.

Porcelain -
Pros - A subset of ceramic, this comes in many shapes and colors.  Many are made with high-def printing techniques, which can make them look like any material (wood, stone, etc.) and makes damage less likely to show.
Cons - Just like ceramic, this can be hard to stand on for long periods. It may also require specialty cleaning to keep it looking new.

Pros - These floors are durable, long-lasting, and offer comfort under your feet.  They are also easy to clean.
Cons - Vinyl can easily be scratched or gouged so you have to be careful with these.

Pros - This flooring is less expensive than hardwood, with much the same look.  It is durable and much less resistant to scratches than tile and wood.  And, it can be laid right over old flooring so you save on labor.
Cons - Water can cause warping and buckling.  The lifespan is shorter than other materials.

Pros - They are comfortable and inviting and help blend your kitchen into connected living spaces. They are making a comeback and can help add value to your home.
Cons - Wood floors can be scratched and are susceptible to water damage.  When in the kitchen, wood floors will need to be resealed every 5-6 years.

So..which ones is the right choice for you?