Flooring that is durable and beautiful is important in homes. Ceramics are now beginning to take over the market from hardwoods. Hardwood floors have come back into vogue in the housing market. They are beautiful, can be finished to avoid scratches and come in various widths. There are many different woods now in use and stains run the gamut from very light to definitely dark. Washes of stain in various colors have also become popular. The only problem with hardwood floors is that they must be sanded down occasionally and refinished. After a few rounds of sanding, they are no longer viable. Ceramic floors never need sanding and have all the attractive features of hardwood. They are now made to look like hardwood as well.