Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring
Bottom LineExperts say that vinyl flooring offers some advantages beyond low cost, ease of installation and suitability for wet environments like kitchens and bathrooms. Vinyl flooring is reasonably durable and easily replaced. It's less likely than wood to fade with prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. It's non-absorbent and easy to clean. It's not as cold underfoot as stone or tile. And it comes in an almost limitless variety of designs, colors and textures. However, vinyl flooring isn't particularly elegant. You're more likely to need professional help installing sheet vinyl than with small vinyl tile squares, but there will be fewer seams with sheet vinyl. For a similar type of flooring, made of natural materials rather than plastic, reviewers recommend linoleum (*est. $3 to $7 per square foot).Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to clean
  • Good for kitchens, bathrooms
Cons
  • Varies in appeal
  • Grades vary widely
  • Not a natural material