For a timeless look that never goes out of style, timber is an excellent choice. Timber floors will last for many years without signs of wear and tear, and will suit most kitchen environments. If your kitchen connects to another room, you can easily install timber in the adjoining room as well.
As a flexible option, you can choose from a variety of wood finishes that range from light to black, from oak, cherry, and walnut to the more exotic teak, tigerwood, and Brazilian cherry. There are many negatives to installing timber, but keep in mind that too much water damage can affect the wood's quality, so always opt for engineered timber.