Tile flooring has been around since 1100AD and has gained in sales within the last 2 decades due to cosmetic advancements in the manufacturing/finishing process. Compared to hardwood or bamboo, tile tends to wear alot longer then it's "grown" counter-parts.
INVESTMENT: $1- $15 per sqft
Almost no maintenance needed
All natural stone & moisture resistant
The highest Janka hardness available
Better warranty (35 yrs)
Smaller area to replace if damaged
A larger investment
Possible slip hazard when wet
Susceptible to cracking by blunt force
Grout lines need cleaning & sealing
Colder & less sound absorbing
Very popular in the southern states and less porous means it's less susceptible to spills and dirt. Tile floors have come along way recently; in some styles, the tile flooring is etched & stained to resemble hardwood flooring.
Ceramic: Easy to clean, it’s resistant to stains, odors, and scratches.
Porcelain: From clay and minerals, it’s dense and water-resistant.
Stone: Get the natural looks of tumbled marble and travertine.