I do not understand who thinks it’s a good idea to have tile floors in a kitchen. Well, I do understand–people who never go into a kitchen.
We have very nice tile floors in our kitchen, dining area, and bathrooms. They look great. They’re easy to clean. And that’s about all they’ve got going for them.
Tile is very hard to stand on. It’s hard on the feet, it’s hard on the knees, it’s hard on the back. It just isn’t comfortable. If you’re cooking, you’re doing a lot of standing. Tile is a bad choice.
They’re cold. I’m sure I’ll be happier about this in the summer, but right now it’s winter.
Have you ever dropped a glass on tile? That stuff goes everywhere! I spent too much of the afternoon on my hands and knees with wet paper towels (no, a reusable cloth would not have been better in this case) to pick up the tiny shards that eluded the whisk broom and dustpan. Also, there is nothing environmentally sound about breaking a glass. Now we just need more glasses.
If we ever redo the kitchen floor, I’m putting in linoleum.