I’m planning to update my kitchen floor but am at a loss as to what material to use. My current ceramic floors are simply too hard. I’ve been considering hardwood – I love the darker tones that add warmth to the area, and it would blend nicely with flooring in the adjacent dining room. However, a friend who recently installed hardwood, cautioned me about the spills and stains that can mess up its appearance. Houzz, of course, has come to the rescue with the pros and cons of several options in this quick read. I WILL find the right floor!