As beautiful as hardwood flooring would look in a kitchen, people sometimes still ask if having hardwood floors in the kitchen is a good idea. Depending on individual circumstances, just about any kind of flooring can be used in any kind of room. Hardwood floors make the perfect surface for a living room floor or dining room floor, and it is great for high-traffic areas like hallways, and even in the bedroom as preferred by many, but the question remains: is hardwood flooring right for your kitchen?
Hardwood floors are relatively easy to clean. The fact that they are so smooth by their very nature ensures cleanup of virtually anything is extremely easy. As long as something is cleaned up quickly, it should not matter that it was spilled on the floor. There is no grout for food to seep into where bacteria and fungus can grow. It is true that this same property means it has the potential for being slippery, but most people report no serious problems with that issue, and a few well-placed rugs should help mitigate any potential accidents that could possibly occur.
The truth is, hardwood floors look great even after a great deal of use. Many people with hardwood floors who have added them during a remodel have reported being very happy about choosing them even more so after the flooring gets worn in a bit and starts to match the rest of the hardwoods in the house.
Even back pain can be alleviated by standing on hardwood instead of ceramic tile, cement or linoleum. It is easier on the back which makes it an excellent choice if you love to cook or enjoy doing dishes by hand. More time is likely spent on your feet that in any other room of the house, so where else would it make more sense to have a beautiful hardwood floor beneath you?