This HGTV webpage gives helpful hints on flooring choices, including concrete, bamboo, linoleum (which I'm happy to see has made a comeback), rubber, hardwood, carpet, and brick. They're using wood more in kitchens, but "Wood floors can be finished with oil and wax to give a weathered, antique look, but this finish is less durable in a kitchen setting and will require regular waxing. A better choice for kitchens is wood flooring that is factory-pretreated with a tough sealer like polyurethane. ..." Links: Fresh Flooring Options for Kitchens : Kitchens : Home & Garden Television and Home Improvement : Fabulous Floors : Home & Garden Television
Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it.