Your kitchen floor is an important element in designing, because flooring must be practical to fit the needs of the household. Also you can liven up your kitchen, even an outdated one, just by changing the flooring. All flooring, including the kitchen, can make use of colour or patterns of colour which can help produce a contrast or complement with other surface material in the kitchen. The ideal flooring will therefore help you create a simple or elaborate kitchen; or one that can unify adjacent areas with just the flooring.
Therefore, a kitchen renovation may involve you making a decision as to whether you should keep your present flooring or get new flooring. It is most convenient to keep the old floors, but you may have do some simple patch work on certain areas. Generally, a wooden kitchen floor is easier to patch. However, floors that are in a poor state are impossible to renew and you will eventually have to remove it.
Now, whether or not you choose to replace your old kitchen floor, it could take a lot more abuse during a remodeling project. Damage done to the floor can be easily spotted by everyone. So, much planning is needed to ensure a successful remodeling. Also, planning helps you choose a floor that is long-lasting, besides just being visually appealing.
Finally, your kitchen floor should be, to some degree, stain-proof, abrasion-resistant, easy to clean and kind to your feet (it should prevent skidding and feel warm). Unfortunately, no type of flooring measure up perfectly to these characteristics. So the flooring you choose should be one that fits your needs.