Vinyl flooring that is either NOT ugly or hideously ugly in a way we like: does it exist?
We are not pleased with having to do this, but we are going to have to put vinyl flooring into our kitchen. This is due to the fact that our old house's floor is too...squishy for stone/ceramic tiles to be laid without breaking, we don't want hardwood in a water-prone area, and carpet is out of the question in a house with two dogs and six cats.
So vinyl it is. Unfortunately, most vinyl apparently gets sold by pretending to be something it's not: I could, with ease, find vinyl masquerading as ugly stone, vinyl masquerading as ugly ceramic, or vinyl masquerading as ugly wood, and slightly more effort can even find vinyl masquerading as steel. What we cannot find, and are at a total loss about, is vinyl that is striking and awesome on its own.
We like whimsy. We want our flooring to look absolutely absurd. We aren't intending to sell the house any time soon. For instance, if we could find sheet vinyl that looked like this
, we would buy it in a heartbeat. Yes, I know we're crazy. No, I don't care what you think about my taste level. My house is awesome. La la la I'm not listening. Anyway, we're about 3 hours from a decent flooring store and I'm trying to find awesome vinyl online. Does anyone have some sort of amazing resource for vinyl floors that do not suck and would look pleasing to a group of four twentysomethings who have very little patience for staid tile designs and antique florals?