A few years back I was renovating the house and decided to install tile floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, because these get wet occasionally and regularly, respectively. Whereas, the rest of the house, including the bedrooms, living rooms and the study hall have hardwood floors.
Tile floors are durable and comparatively easy to clean. However, unless you clean them periodically, the tiles become dull and a layer of dirt gets embedded in the grout. The trick is to clean tile floors at regular intervals to ensure that you don’t have to put in very big efforts after long gaps.
The basic tile cleaning process is quite straightforward, but you also need to take into consideration cleaning the grout as well as ensuring that the tiles look bright and shiny. One lesson that I’ve learnt is that while it’s fine to select light coloured tiles for the kitchen, it’s best to go with a slightly darker shade for the bathrooms. However, ultimately, that’s a personal choice.