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Kitchen floor tiles. Marble V Granite V Porcelain.

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Fluffycloudland77 Wed 08-Jul-15 21:09:19

I would like 60 x 60 shiny tiles in our kitchen. Which is best?.

I dont usually drop stuff on the floor but let's assume that if I have a floor I love as opposed to the vinyl <spits> the builder put down that I will drop my Stellar solid steel frying pan on them on the first night.

So it needs to be strong, and easy to clean due to the cat who has a job in a quarry that means he brings in vast amounts of mud on his paws that survives two turtle mats before being left in little paw prints all over the floor. It is the only explanation for the sheer amount of mud he can bring in on a wet day.

Also we had to take the door handle off the utility door or the cat jumps up pulling it down to make a "TWANG" sound for hours overnight so that's loose so we can take it off at night but sometimes we take it off and the other side is on and it drops to the floor. Obviously this has marked the crappy vinyl and will happen more on a naice floor. Much, much more.

So, what do you think? Re-homing puss is not possible. He has many unsocialble habits that only we would put up with.

NaiceVillageOfTheDammed Wed 08-Jul-15 22:18:44

I chose porcelain for my kitchen. They look like stone - pitted with colour variations.
* easy to clean. No specialist products required.
* I've got underfloor heating so warms up quicker.
* don't need to use a sealant.
* warmer underfoot (if no underfloor heat) than stone.
* no maintenance.

Marble, even if sealed can stain depending on what dropped on it.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 08-Jul-15 22:25:27

When you say pitted, do you mean like little dents in the tile? or is the tile completely smooth?.

Low maintenance is always good.

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