Vinyl is one of the easiest and most versatile kitchen flooring options. This man-made material is nearly impervious to stains, damage and water issues, and cleaning it is as easy as keeping it free of debris with sweeping, vacuuming or regular mopping.
One of the most inexpensive flooring options on the market, vinyl can approximate the look of pricier materials at a fraction of the cost. And like we mentioned before, it’s a snap to clean, easy to patch if a spot gets damaged, and comfortable underfoot.
Also, it used to be that vinyl’s main advantage was price—it wasn’t exactly considered chic. But that’s changed. Nowadays, this material comes in a sophisticated range of designs and finishes. It’s available in sheets or tiles that mimic stone, wood, ceramic tile, and most embossed with textures that look and feel surprisingly realistic.
Vinyl can dent, bubble or curl overtime. Sharp objects may tear it and dirt can scratch and dull its finish. It also can fade in strong sunlight. Compared with other flooring materials, its life span is sometimes shorter.