Because it’s low-maintenance, water-resistant, cost-effective, and long-lasting, vinyl is the most common type of resilient flooring (which also includes linoleum and cork). It also has the ideal combination of stiffness and “give,” meaning it springs back slightly when you walk on it, giving you a pleasant underfoot experience.
Vinyl flooring also requires the least amount of energy to maintain of all the floors that need to be cleaned and maintained. Vinyl flooring is water resistant, so you may mop it without worrying about it warping. The lack of seams minimizes bacterial growth, therefore the floor is also recognized to be hygienic.