Vinyl and Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum or vinyl flooring is popular for its affordability and the range of styles and patterns available to match almost every design need for your home. It’s made to look like tile, natural stone and wood flooring, but at a fraction of the cost, and with far easier installation and care.  Linoleum is back and better than ever, still one of the original ecofriendly, man-made flooring materials but now in more attractive style options.

The durability of linoleum and vinyl flooring can’t equal wood, tile or natural stone, but it’s not designed to, and the lower price reflects this. Linoleum and vinyl flooring is a popular choice when looking for a floor that will last 5-15 years, retain its appearance through wetness and in high traffic areas, and especially for homeowners shopping for affordable flooring on a fixed budget.

When affordability and easy maintenance are important, but you still want attractive flooring for your home or office, these materials are a great choice. Browse our vinyl and linoleum flooring guides for more details.

Vinyl & Linoleum Flooring Guides

A great place to start learning about linoleum or vinyl flooring is is our Vinyl & Linoleum Flooring Buying Guide. The guide shares information about why linoleum flooring is so popular, how vinyl flooring and linoleum are made, and much more. If you want to learn even more about these popular home flooring materials, check out our in-depth guides to essential topics such as care, cleaning and maintenance, installation and vinyl and linoleum flooring prices.


If you are considering other options for your flooring project, see comparable guides that cover solid hardwood flooring, engineered flooring, tile and natural stone flooring, bamboo and cork flooring and carpeting. Our goal is to help you research your flooring decision with detailed and accurate, up to date information on the various home flooring options.

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Hiring a Pro or Doing it Yourself?

Vinyl and linoleum can be difficult to install if you don’t have some experience with these materials. If you plan to do it yourself, see our Vinyl & Linoleum flooring installation guide. If you’d prefer to hire home flooring pros, we can connect you to some of the top installers in your area. When you use the free, no-obligation service to request estimates online, you’ll receive multiple written estimates from pre-screened flooring contractors who know they are competing for the job. Click here to request estimates.

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