Zillow Advice: Home Ownership - Kitchen Flooring: Hardwood or Tile http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate They both can work, but personally ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ They both can work, but personally I prefer hardwood.&nbsp; This will help make your space look larger and works especially well with an open floor plan. It seems to be more in style as well.&nbsp; It's easier of your feet, warmer and easier to clean.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Below is a blog post I wrote on the pros and cons for both hardwood and tile.&nbsp; They both have advantages and disadvantages.&nbsp; I hope this is helpful.<br/>[website deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines] Mon, 02 Dec 2013 01:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2013-12-02T01:51:00Z I think tile, in areas like ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ I think tile, in areas like the kitchen which see so much foot traffic everyday, hardwood is probably more hassle to keep up with. &nbsp;But just like anything it goes back to personal preference and your budget!<br/><br/>Good luck! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-24T19:29:00Z &nbsp;I have seen many homes ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ &nbsp;I have seen many homes with both wood and tile in the kitchens. It does come down to personal taste.&nbsp; In a rental home I have a oak floor in part of the kitchen,&nbsp;on one side of the&nbsp;bar and black tile in the main part around the stove, fridge and sink. It is a more modern kitchen.&nbsp;In my own home I have wide plank pine floors throughout the first floor but along the high traffic kitchen area there is a earth tone tile.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Depending&nbsp;on the wood floor you choose make sure it won't dent with time with say a refrigerator sitting on it.&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp; Tile is easier and cheaper&nbsp;but less forgiving.&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp; Head to the&nbsp;flooring stores and check out their displays. There is alot of tiles that will compliment a wood floor.&nbsp;<br/>I would say go half and half but it really is a personal choice. &nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-24T19:25:00Z Having hardwood in a wet ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ Having hardwood in a wet area is always risky. As a designer of 17 years, I have found that if you use a tile that has a mottled or natural look and is close to the color of the wood (so that the eye doesn't see the break in the rooms) is a great choice. It keeps the flow of the flooring and resists water much better. &nbsp;Also using large tiles so that there is not much grout is a great idea and try to match the grout to the tile&nbsp;as much as possible. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-24T18:15:00Z Most kitchens experience ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ Most kitchens experience a lot of&nbsp;traffic; therefore tile would be a better choice.&nbsp;The product is&nbsp;more durable and easier to maintain. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-24T11:30:00Z Thank you all for you feedback. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ Thank you all for you feedback. I will taking a look at different homes to see how well the rooms flow with all wood. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-24T10:50:00Z This is definitely a personal ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ <p>This is definitely a personal prefererence question and we see both sides in the earlier responses.&nbsp; If it is one big area, i prefer one floor covering instead of multiple seams.&nbsp; I don't know if you have seen this yet.&nbsp; Have you heard of LVP?&nbsp; That stands for Luxury Vinyl Planks.&nbsp; These are individual Vinyl planks that actually have dimension.&nbsp; They are very hard and have texture that looks like wood grain. It is pretty amazing.&nbsp; It is popular in basements because there is no concern with moisture.&nbsp; Moisture can cause buckling of any type of wood or engineered wood flooring.&nbsp; On the main level however, I love the hand scraped cross cut engineered wood.&nbsp; It has more of a rustic feel and I am getting ready to use it in my lake home.&nbsp; Good luck.&nbsp; I'm sure it will be great.</p> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-21T22:44:00Z Hardwood all over will give ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ Hardwood all over will give you a lot more spacious looks, that matters. It will in general look a lot better because of the consistent flow. Of course, it`s just a matter of taste. As far as resale goes, I`d say people tend to like hardwood all over better, &nbsp;when searching for homes... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-21T22:04:00Z Tile is easier to keep clean ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ Tile is easier to keep clean and deals with wet better, but most tile is very hard and unforgiving.&nbsp; If you are standing and cooking for hours your legs get exhausted on tile.&nbsp; If you drop your glass on the floor, it will shatter on tile, but has a chance of life if dropped on hardwood.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>We've had both, and I'd vote for hardwood 100x over if you enjoy kitchen time and wish to continue to enjoy kitchen time without covering the work areas with squishy mats. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-21T16:49:00Z I agree with tile in wet ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ I agree with tile in wet areas in most cases. Remember that there are some very cool "wood look" tiles available also. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 16:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Kitchen-Flooring-Hardwood-or-Tile/465107/ 2012-10-21T16:19:00Z