Genuine linoleum — a durable, versatile, all-natural floor covering — offers unlimited and distinctive decorative options. The material can be a snap to install, too: Marmoleum Click is a new line of 12-by-12-inch tiles and 12-by-36-inch panels that fasten with a click; seams are practically invisible. The 3/8-inch-thick product's 2-mm decorative surface is applied to an MDF (medium-density fiberboard) core backed by sound-dampening cork. The panels cost $5.50 to $6 per square foot. Forbo Flooring, 570/459-0771, www.themarmoleumstore.com

Conquer any preconceived notions about ho-hum vinyl-flooring designs with Mannington's Style & Pace, which serves up unusual patterns and a subtle color palette. Available in a wide variety of styles, the flooring comes in 12-foot-wide rolls that keep seams to a minimum. Prices for the line run $3.30 to $4.20 per square foot, uninstalled....

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