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"Flexible flooring might be the perfect solution."

The flexible flooring category is dominated by rubber and vinyl products. These are products that are firm but have a resilient nature.

Checkerboard Vinyl Tiles

Linoleum and Vinyl

Linoleum and sheet vinyl products have been around for a long time. They have advanced in quality during the past decades and are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Different colors can even be coordinated to create interesting, inlaid floor patterns if you so choose.

Vinyl flooring is easy to clean and is a good option for kitchens and bathrooms. It’s available in both sheet and tile form.


Rubber flooring is harder wearing than vinyl flooring and supplies greater sound suppression as you walk on it. It’s available in both tile and sheet options. Rubber flooring with a raised pattern provides a good, non-skid surface in a bathroom, for example.


An earthier alternative to both vinyl and rubber flooring is cork. It is commonly sold in tile form but is available in sheet format as well. Cork needs to be sealed. Often this is done by the manufacturer before you purchase it.

Cork wears well, but is not the best option in an area susceptible to a lot of incoming exterior grit such as a foyer, for example. Small, grinding pebbles can score and mar the surface over time.

Consider the location and your needs when choosing a flooring option.

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