The flooring types used in your kitchen is a major factor for kitchen remodeling. It will get a lot of foot traffic. You will be standing on it for long periods of time and be subject to have more moisture than other floors. The durability of the flooring, ease of clean up and stain resistance are other factors. Manufacturers have tested their flooring extensively and developed a stronger, easier to care for product. Even linoleum which was mopped and waxed by another generation has re-entered the marketplace with little maintenance needed. You have a wide choice in appearance, durability, comfort, installation and price.