Tile is a much better choice. Definately better resale value, and it is much more durable. It also looks a lot classier. How to? Lots of options to learn. Most reputable tile centers have videos and all the tools you need to rent. My husband and I have done tile counters and floor ourselves, and have found it to be quite simple, as long as your tile "pattern" is relatively simple as well. Give it a whirl - you will love it!