Waterproof vinyl floors are overtaking laminate in the flooring industry.
Vinyl can have a wood look that is more durable than laminate. And since it’s water-resistant, it can be installed in kitchens and bathrooms.
Cost: Vinyl flooring costs can range from 50 cents to $5 per square foot, with installation an extra $3 to $5 per square foot, depending on the exact type of flooring.
Porcelain wood-look tiles that look like wood are all the rage these days.
Porcelain wood-look tiles can be easily mistaken for real wood, without any wear and tear or risk of scratching and it’s easier to maintain.
Cost: Installing ceramic or porcelain tile can run $3,000 to $4,000 for a 200-square-foot area.
Stained Concrete works well in homes that “lean modern, industrial, or midcentury” and with “a clean, minimalist design scheme. The concrete is usually mixed, poured, and polished by hand.
Cost: Cost can be $2,000 for a 200-square-foot space.
Terrazzo flooring is popular again.
Terrazzo is made from stone fragments, crushed glass, shells or other organic materials embedded in concrete and polished until smooth. Definitely an environmentally responsible material.
Cost: Terrazzo floors average $7,000 for a 200-square-foot space.