Tile is hard on the back, especially while working in the kitchen. Oh yes, and drop a water glass on the floor and you will be picking up glass shards for a month of Sundays. Oh, I know you can buy a matt to place in front of your sink, especially designed to relieve back stress . Well that’s all good until you forget it’s there and catch the edge of your shoe on it while making a move towards the dishwasher and spin out off control, grasping at anything on the smooth counter top, smashing your waist into the edge of the counter, then bouncing off the recycling bin at the end of the counter and hitting the floor with a thumb, knocking the wind out of yourself. The next next, my waist and ribs were a facsimile of giant grape gum ball from one of the old fashioned gum ball machines. That Matt became a flying carpet straight out the patio door. Needless to say the floor is bare tile once again.