Premium Vinyl. Urban Luxury Vinyl Flooring comes in 6-inch-by-36-inch planks that mimic the look of natural wood and in three tile sizes (12, 16, and 18 inches square) that resemble real stone. According to the maker, a rigid UV coating helps the product stand up to wear and tear better than competing vinyl flooring. Installation requires tile adhesive and a 100-pound roller. Planks cost about $1 per square foot and tiles $1.20 per square foot. California Flooring Express, 951/738-9301, urbanluxuryvinyl.com.
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