The real selling point of a professionally installed vinyl flooring is its ability to mimic the look of other high-value flooring materials like hardwood, granite, and marble.
Hardwood floorings provide the best look for that traditional rustic feel. It goes very well with other wood accents, furniture, and brick finish. The problem is cost, hardwood flooring including reclaimed wood is expensive. We can use vinyl flooring with a wooden design pattern to complete the cabin look.
Granite gives the best modern luxury look available today. It is also the most expensive per square foot area. Vinyl can also mimic the look of granite flooring cheaply. It is as durable as Granite and they are equally prone to scratches.
The same could be said between mimic vinyl and marble. Marble is susceptible to stains while vinyl is not. But laying vinyl over concrete may result in uniformity and smoothness problem. Installing a well-sanded plywood under-layer normally solves the issue.