What is the best type of flooring for a kitchen? Wood? Tiles? Laminate? by Lindsay Renee

Answer by Lindsay Renee:

Hardwood, tile, and natural stone are going to have the greatest return on your investment. Wood is beautiful and my personal favorite BUT from a practical more carefree standpoint tile is the safer way to go.
If you like the look of wood there are plenty of “wood look” tile options out there!

If your hesitant about the hardness and cold factor of tile you might want to consider a product called “alterna.” (Made by Armstrong)
It is a luxury vinyl tile that looks just like real tile!! The product comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and patterns. Alterna allows you either to butt each tile up to one another or you can grout them. In addition install can be cheaper due to the possibility of installing directly over the existing floor and the fact you don’t need cement board.

http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/alterna.asp

What is the best type of flooring for a kitchen? Wood? Tiles? Laminate?