we have hardwood in our dining room and black/white vinyl tiles in our kitchen. however, when we do our big kitchen remodel, we are looking at slate (or slate looking ceramic tiles) with radiant floor heating underneath, or cork.
i'd actually LOVE to put in hardwood floors in the kitchen, but we have the original hardwood flooring throughout the entire house and would have a REALLY hard time making it match up.....our house is about 73 years old. and i think it looks odd when you have different hardwoods like that. but i think there's absolutely nothing more durable than hardwood....and it would be pretty fabulous in a kitchen!
: : vicki ~ wife & mom of 2 amazing kids
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