There is a reason there is a long history of tiling our kitchens! Your kitchen is an area that is subjected to water, dirt and spillages plus the foot traffic is normally high. You need surfaces which are resistant to all of the different foods and liquids which they may be subjected to and rustic kitchen tiles will be just that.
Tiles won't harbour mould and they won’t deteriorate or suffer from water damage. They also dry quickly and effectively - unlike carpet and similar flooring or wall covering materials you might use within a kitchen area. Tiles are highly durable and long lasting, they are easy to clean with water, and a mop or wipe. They will typically not break or crack once installed properly, and can last a lifetime if looked after.