Because they're sold in 12-foot widths that provide seamless, waterproof coverage, vinyl sheets are a good choice for bathrooms. Natural Fusion flooring is an exceptional 105 mils thick with a scratch- and stain-resistant surface coating of polycarbonate-fused aluminum oxide. Deep embossing with "variable texture technology" lends a realistic feel. This "luxury" line contains 35 patterns, including Galleon (shown); prices run about $2.50 to $3 per square foot. Armstrong, 800/233-3823, www.armstrong.com

This high-pressure-laminate (HPL) flooring offers simple "Tap-N-Lock" installation, immediate usability, durable performance, and easy maintenance in the kitchen or bathroom. Crema Milan tile (shown) is one of 20 wood and stone looks available. Both plank and tile profiles cost $4 to $6 per square foot and come with a 20-year warranty...

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