Vinyl Kitchen Floors

A popular type of resilient flooring, vinyl is durable, low maintenance and easy on the budget. Vinyl floors are available in many styles that mimic pricey hardwood, tile and stone surfaces.

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October 08, 2020

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Vinyl Plank Flooring Creates Look of Wood Floors for Less Money

Vinyl flooring has more depth and texture today than it did a generation ago, so it can look like hardwood, tile and stone, and it comes in a variety of colors. Vinyl is soft underfoot, so it's comfortable to stand on for long periods. It's also warmer to the touch than hard surfaces like tile. Vinyl comes in various levels of gloss so you can get a range of looks.

Sick of your old, dated carpet or linoleum? Get the look of wood floors, but with even more durability and less maintenance, with vinyl plank flooring. This is an excellent option for homeowners with basic DIY skills.

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Why It's the Ideal DIY Flooring

Here's a flooring installation you can tackle yourself with little to no DIY skills: vinyl plank. Similar in look to hardwood, vinyl plank adheres to itself with integrated adhesive strips and all you'll need to install it is patience and a utility knife.

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Resilient vinyl plank flooring averages less than $1.50 per square foot, is easy to install by simply cutting to size with a utility knife, then staggering each plank to create a pattern. To clean, vinyl can simply be wiped clean with a sponge.

Updated Modern Kitchen With Hardwood-Look Vinyl Flooring

Drew Scott's team on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother remodeled this outdated kitchen, installing vinyl flooring with a hardwood look, modern ceramic tile backsplash, new cabinets, quartz countertops and new appliances.

Bright Eat-In Kitchen

One of the key focal points of this Brother Vs. Brother renovation was updating this kitchen by installing hardwood-like vinyl floors.

A Striking "Wood" Floor

This neutral contemporary kitchen has rich dark wood cabinets with crisp white countertops. An open floor plan emphasizes the room's size, while a striking textured vinyl floor meant to mimic hardwood adds an extra dimension to the design.

Vinyl Flooring Serves a Multitude of Uses

To create a room that is comfortable and can stand up to a lot of pets, in this home designers used furniture upholstered in performance fabrics: Sunbrella, Crypton and leather. And for a durable flooring choice, the designers went with luxury vinyl tile.

Faux Wood Vinyl

The vinyl hardwood-look flooring in this kitchen is 100 percent waterproof and features an attached cork underlayment that is naturally resistant to odor-causing mold and mildew. It was constructed to be a softer, warmer and quieter floor, which makes it a great fit for the high-traffic space.

Luxury Vinyl

For a cohesive look in this new open concept kitchen and dining area, luxury vinyl-plank flooring was used throughout the space.

A Lighter Touch

This contemporary kitchen features natural wood cabinets, pendant lighting, gas range, an island with sleek drop-in sink and a lighter shade of luxury vinyl plank flooring to brighten the space.

Classic Style

Crisp black-and-white checkerboard floors bring an updated vintage vibe to this cheerful kitchen. The resilient surface is soft and warm underfoot. Shown: Armstrong Alterna vinyl tile. Photo courtesy of Armstrong

Woven Vinyl Flooring

This contemporary kitchen features custom concrete countertops, a custom island, banquette seating and woven vinyl flooring to bring depth and texture to the room.

Gray and White Galley Kitchen With Vinyl Floors

The floors of this galley kitchen, remodeled and featured on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, look like hardwood but are actually budget-conscious, hardwood-like vinyl.

Upscale Design Patterns

This sheet vinyl floor mimics 12-inch hand-set terra cotta tiles, perfect for a Mediterranean or Tuscan-style kitchen. The surface withstands wear and tear and is quite low maintenance. Photo courtesy of Mannington Mills, Inc.

Authentic Wood Details

Made to resemble oak hardwood, this vinyl floor resists moisture and features built-in antimicrobial protection. Shown: Congoleum DuraPlank II, Forest Oak, Golden Harvest. Photo courtesy of Congoleum Corporation

Gray Vinyl Tiles

Gray vinyl tiles give this floor an elegant look.

Shaw Scuff-Resistant Luxury Plank Flooring

It’s important to invest wisely when selecting floors for a home blessed with active kids and pets. These vinyl plank floor picks are built to withstand all the action in high-traffic areas and lively households with textured finishes, sound-minimizing cores and scuff-proof design. Image courtesy of

BUY NOW:, $3.12 (per sq. ft.)

MSI Waterproof Rigid Core Plank Flooring

Waterproof vinyl plank designs are a great option for kitchens. Image courtesy of

BUY NOW:, $2.53 (per sq. ft.)

Bold, Natural Styles

Inspired by nature, this luxury vinyl tile closely mimics slate, complete with rich colors and weathering. It must be installed with grout. Photo courtesy of Mannington Mills, Inc.

Grouted Vinyl Tile

This vinyl tile can be grouted for added realism. Vinyl is ideal for homes with pets, as it’s durable and comfortable, and it resists messes. Shown: Armstrong Alterna groutable vinyl tile in Mesa StoneTM, Canyon Shadow. Photo courtesy of Armstrong

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