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March 11th, 2024

When deciding on the best type of floor to use for your kitchen, there are two options you have to consider: Tile and Hardwood flooring!

Tile and hardwood flooring can both be great options for your kitchen. New tile and hardwood floors can elevate your home into something that makes you say, “wow!” However, tile and hardwood floors have advantages, so choosing between the two will depend on what is suitable for you. Let’s take a look at the benefits of each.

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring has been the go-to for many families for years. People who grew up with tile floors in their kitchen might not realize they might be biased towards choosing tile flooring for themselves. Here are some advantages of tile flooring for your kitchen:


We often discuss waterproofness when it comes to hardwood floors. However, one of the main reasons tile appears in many kitchens across America and the world is because of its waterproof construction. In an area of spills, splats, and messes, tile floors are better designed to deal with it all due to their waterproofness.

Scratch Resistant

Alongside being waterproof, tiles are more scratch resistant than hardwood floors. The kitchen is typically a high-traffic area, especially for larger families or families with children and pets. If your family keeps a busy schedule and an informal kitchen table inside of the living room serves as a hub for the family, tile might be an excellent choice for you. In addition, tile will better handle the spill, scrapes, and furniture slides you can throw at it!

Tile Breaks Up The House

The last reason tile wins over hardwood is because it is a great way to break up the space of your house when used for kitchen space. Some people like the change of scenery tile flooring gives the kitchen area of a home. It makes the room feel different from the rest of the house and, often, more “homey.”

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can just as well be the best flooring option for your specific needs. Here are some of the advantages of using hardwood for the flooring in your kitchen:


In most cases, hardwood flooring will be a more affordable option than tile flooring. Tile for floors can be a bit pricey, especially including the cost of installation. You will definitely save some money when installing the same hardwood throughout a home, including the kitchen.

Hardwood Looks More Spacious

Using hardwood in adjacent spaces that connect to your kitchen will make the area seem larger and roomier. By choosing not to break up the space, from your living room to your kitchen, your home will feel more significant by using the same hardwood.

Easier To Keep Clean

Over time, hardwoods will be easier to keep looking clean rather than tiles. Although tiles can be more durable, they tend to get dingy and discovered much quicker than hardwoods. Also, hardwoods can be refinished and touched up when they start showing their age. Tile floors, however, are much harder to keep clean and hold on to that “new” look.

Hardwood floors and tile floors can both be great options for a kitchen. If you have any questions about what would be the best for you and your unique situation, please contact us for help! We are currently serving all of Florida and Westchester, New York.