Flooring Picks: Linoleum and Vinyl Flooring

Kitchens and baths require heavy-duty floors. These vinyl and linoleum flooring options can handle the challenge with style. Manufacturer information included.

Dramatic Resilient Flooring

Out-of-the-ordinary flooring is one way to make a huge impact in your kitchen. This resilient flooring features a sea of neutral shades to give your floors a natural look.

Easy Living Fashion Collection, Seagrass
$2 per square foot
800/367-8275; tarkett-floors.com

Vinyl Tile Mimics Stone

Get the look of natural travertine with these 12-inch vinyl tiles that won't weigh down your budget like a stone. The Shenandoah line offers style and performance.

Shenandoah vinyl
From $3.39 per square foot
800/482-9527; mannington.com

Versatile Resilient Flooring

Franklin is just one of more than 100 colors and designs available in the FiberFloor Collection. Its backing layer includes a moisture- and sound-reducing barrier.

Easy Living Fashion Collection, Franklin
$2 per square foot
800/367-8275; tarkett-floors.com

Embossed Vinyl Flooring

These embossed vinyl tiles suggest weathered and stamped metal. Other unexpected tile designs from this company imitate granite, slate, marble, and concrete.

Vinyl tiles
From $6 per square foot
Amtico International
404/267-1900; amtico.com

Colorful Linoleum Flooring

Versatility is one of linoleum's strong points. This flooring is available in calming shades such as Verdi Green, Natural Corn, and Whispering Blue.

Marmoleum flooring
From $3.50 per square foot
Forbo Industries
800/842-7839; forbolinoleumna.com

Create a Custom Look with Vinyl

Similar to synthetic vinyl, linoleum offers a vintage, all-natural flair. Mix several colors of this durable material for a custom look.

Marmorette flooring
From $4 installed
800-233-3823; armstrong.com

Vinyl Flooring Mimics Cork

These cork-look vinyl tiles resemble the real thing, but they resist scuffs, scratches, and water better than cork. They also offer more design variations.

Cork vinyl tile
From $3.49 per square foot
800/233-3823; armstrong.com

Durable Resilient Flooring

Pretty meets practical in this FiberFloor Collection flooring. The flooring's wear layer and finish layer protect against rips, indentations, scratches, and stains.

Easy Living Fashion Collection, Antonia Spanish Tile
$2 per square foot
800/367-8275; tarkett-floors.com

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