I put in a tile floor in my last house in the kitchen/dining room, entry way and bathrooms. I didn't like it in the kitchen because the table and chairs didn't sit flat because one leg would be over a joint. I used 9" tile because the rooms were small. It looked great though. My house I just bought in FL I'm thinking of putting done a hardwood floor. Still not sure though. Good luck and let me know what you decide.