Tile and Linoleum Flooring | Best Pick Reports

Floors in potentially wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms are usually hard surfaces, such as tile or linoleum. It’s important to consider how much daily use the floor will see to make the best decision in terms of durability and wear.

Tile. Ceramic, terra cotta, and natural stone tiles are a popular option for kitchen and bathroom floors. Tile floors provide a room with a unique character, and tiles come in a limitless variety of colors, textures, and designs. Though durable, tile can also be cold underfoot.  

Linoleum. Linoleum is a popular and economic floor covering for bathrooms and kitchens. Available in tiles or rolls, linoleum is manufactured in many colors and designs to complement most any decor. It is inherently anti-bacterial and easy to clean. Certain varieties of linoleum are biodegradable and made from organic materials, such as linseed oil and ground cork dust, and are a good “green” choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.