Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is next on our list. Vinyl has been around for ages and new technologies have helped it make a comeback. There are more choices in textures and finishes, designs and colors. The vinyl can either be inlaid, where color goes all the way through, or rotogravure, where the color and design is only on the surface. It can come in either sheets or tiles and it can be fairly easy to install. It's very easy to clean and considered to be somewhat durable, depending on the quality of vinyl purchased.


  • Easy to stand on for long periods
  • Least expensive of all flooring options
  • Easily installed
  • Readily available in a variety of styles


  • Can peel off if not installed properly
  • Easily stained if not treated and monitored
  • Low life expectancy for lower end vinyl
  • Not quite as visually appealing; lower end tiles can look cheap