In other words, if what you’d really love is a wood, marble or brick flooring, you can easily find vinyl that gives you the look with the added advantages of being much easier to clean and more durable. Vinyl is water and dirt-resistant and can be cleaned easily. You can also get non-slip vinyl so it is still easy to walk on when wet. Linoleum is a different material and while in recent times many people have switched from it to vinyl, it still holds a number of advantages. A natural substance, it is derived from linseed oil – hence the name. Though vinyl wears well against having things dropped on it, lino is sometimes considered to be even more long-lasting if it is properly maintained. It may have a special treatment to help it repel water and grime. Neither is significantly better than the other. To decide between them, think about your lifestyle and circumstances and also look to see differences in their appearances. You can determine what your new floor will cost with a flooring cost calculator.