Whether you’re interested in vinyl, laminate, linoleum, cork, or another type of resilient flooring, this article will direct you to information about buying, installing, and repairing.

Flooring manufactured from vinyl, plastic laminate, linoleum, cork, and similar materials falls into the category known as resilient flooring.

As the term “resilient” implies, they tend to have a somewhat cushioned feel underfoot. In fact, because it is comfortable, skid-resistant, quiet, and warmer than materials like stone and tile, resilient flooring is one of the most popular and practical of all flooring materials. With resilient flooring, a dropped milk glass has a chance of survival—and, with most, the resulting spill is easy to clean up with a damp cloth.

Resilient flooring is made from many different materials, including vinyl, rubber, linoleum, composites, and more.
Resilient flooring is made from many different materials, including vinyl, rubber, linoleum, composites, and more. Claudio Divizia / Shutterstock.com

In addition, compared to materials such as hardwood, tile, and stone, most resilient flooring is relatively inexpensive and available in an unbelievable array of patterns and colors.

In this section of HomeTips, you will find unbiased information to help you make smart buying decisions, as well as DIY help with maintaining, repairing, and laying resilient flooring.

Also See:

Vinyl Flooring Buying Guide
Laminate Flooring Buying Guide
• Resilient Flooring Maintenance and Repairs
• Laying Resilient Floor Tiles

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