Sometimes a type of flooring looks fantastic but has care requirements that you don’t think you can fulfill. Or, the care might be easy, but the flooring material isn’t suitable for the room in which you’re installing a new floor, like non-water-resistant laminate in a bathroom. There is an alternative now that would allow you to give almost any room the look you want it to have without running into issues involving water damage, stains, or care: vinyl.
Many people remember the vinyl sheets and square tiles used in apartment kitchens and bathrooms in the last century, but vinyl has come a long, long way. Now you can get flooring that looks like hardwood or stone but that is made of essentially the same stuff that you see in 1970s-era kitchens, a material that’s variously called luxury vinyl tile or resilient sheet flooring. Vinyl is tough and extremely easy to care for — and very affordable — creating an almost perfect combination.