Kitchen tiles are one of the little accents that you may apply to your kitchen to really individualise it and have it speak for you.
A careful co-ordination of floors and splashbacks can draw the eye and soothe the mind, not to mention stop you from slipping and protect your walls from hot oil.
Here is where boldness pays off. A contrasting of colours or a prominent line is called for rather than uniform beige.
A successful coordination means a contrast of the tiles and your cupboards/bench top. You can even use different materials and textures to effect this contrast, a healthy mix of matt, silk, gloss, natural stone, porcelain, metal and glass and don’t forget to pay attention to grout colour.
Tiles are among the best choice for your kitchen floors.
If ceramic floor tiles strike you as cold and hazardous then stone or terracotta may be better for you.
The downside to these tiles is that they are naturally porous and so naturally attract more dirt. This can be combated with the application of a sealant.
On the subject of avoiding the caking of dirt, it is best to opt for a darker grout for floor tiles so that it may show less dirt. This may not fit with your design if you have opted for lighter tiles. It just means that you will be rolling up your sleeves and applying grout cleaner more often.