As the title suggests we're going to have a new kitchen floor put in our house. Problem is that we'd both like to replace the existing red & black quarry tiles with a much lighter stone floor but we're scared the stone floor will mark up too easily and not be easy to clean. To set the scene the house is an old farmhouse in rural derbyshire, we have loads of quarries around us so getting stone is no issue. The new floor needs to fit in with the existing "traditional" farmhouse look Does anyone on here have experience of stone flooring, how does it cope with grease being spilt on it? does it mark up easily? (we do a lot of walking so tend to plod about the kitchen in walking boots). Any other gotcha's we should know about when it comes to stone flooring? I look forward to the forums collective knowledge stopping me from making and expensive mistake or an excellent choice!