When you need a kitchen floor to back you up and stand up to constant use, ceramic tile is it. This kitchen is the picture of nostalgic style combined with modern technology. Rustic cutting boards, a wooden table and bench, and wood-look flooring evoke memories of a simpler time; yet the fact that the flooring is actually ceramic tile — made possible by manufacturing advances that bake the textures and tones of wood right in — reminds us that we’re looking forward. Ah yes, but with this lovely, smokey, wood-look tile underfoot, let’s just focus on enjoying the present moment.