Simply put… kitchens and bathrooms should have ceramic tile or vinyl flooring for ease of cleaning.
A trend in flooring is to eliminate carpet altogether. Carpet degrades daily and the fine paticles end up as dust in your lungs and on your furniture. If you need to you can always put down a throw rug where needed.
Real Hardwood flooring is always a welcome site in a home. It will give your home a prestigous look and feel. Hardwood flooring exudes a warm comfortable feeling where ceramic tile offers a more industrial or sanitary feel.