For floors, porcelain is our first choice for easy care and maintenance. Unpolished stone or granite also do well here but avoid polished marble, it will scratch. Choose something with pattern or texture to hide every day crumbs, splatters, and foot traffic. Bring samples of your cabinets, and countertop when choosing floor and wall tiles. We consider backsplashes to be the icing on the cake. Stone, ceramic, glass, metal, there are so many materials and combinations to consider for this most focal of areas. Wait to choose it when you’ve got the cabinets and countertop figured out.