Stone or wood for living room/kitchen
I have an open concept living/dining/kitchen and I would like to replace the existing standard grade beige ceramic tiles with something much nicer. I would guess the total square feet of the area to be covered at about 600 sq feet.
I absolutely love the look and warmth of wood, but I am concerned about scratching. I have BR-111 engineered Tigerwood in my bedroom, and after only 5 years or so, it is scratched and nicked up horribly. I don't know if that type of wood is inherently soft or if I got a low grade. I don't want a repeat of what happened in that room. Especially since I live alone and am not really hard on the floors.
Is there a type of wood that is not going to get all these scratches and gouges with normal everyday living? Or should I go with some type of natural stone?