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Kitchen Designers’ Fave Kitchen Flooring

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Research by Dana Salzman and Madasyn Czebiniak

Stone, wood, ceramic tile—the choices abound. So just what type of flooring works best in the heart—and command central—of the home? We asked local kitchen designers for their recommendations. 

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“You can’t do wrong with porcelain tiles; they’re easy to clean.”
—Arthur Bogue, designer, Bilotta Kitchens in Briarcliff Manor

“Hardwood flooring adds warmth to the space. It’s easier more forgiving in an active kitchen, and maintaining it is not as difficult as people think.”
—Jennifer Howard, owner, JWH Design and Cabinetry in Rye

“I like both wood and stone or tiles, depending on the project. I’d choose wood, for example, for continuity, if the surrounding rooms already have wood floors. But tiles are more sensible because they are more durable and easier to maintain.”
—Ryan Ko, owner, Today’s Kitchens in Hartsdale

“The most durable floor is probably a porcelain tile, while a slate floor is probably best for hiding dirt. The most luxurious feeling tile would be some type of natural stone, for example, limestone or travertine.”
—Jason Landau, owner,
Amazing Spaces in Briarcliff Manor

“Ceramic or procelain tile is durable. Seventy-five to eighty-five percent of the time, it’s going to be ceramic or procelain tile.”
—John Bordonaro, owner, Bordonaro Remodeling in Pleasantville