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 more, embossed with textures that look and feel surprisingly realistic. Pros: One of the most inexpensive flooring options on the market, vinyl can approximate
pricier materials at a fraction of the cost. It's a snap to clean, easy to patch if a spot gets damaged, and comfortable underfoot. Plus, you can usually install it on your own, which eliminates the expense of hiring a pro. Cons: Vinyl can dent, bubble or curl over time. Sharp objects may tear it, and
flooring materials, its life span is shorter (it will begin to show wear after five years or so).Cost: About $1 to $5 per square foot, uninstalled.