Vinyl flooring is durable, stable and generally moisture-resistant. It is easy to care for with a broom and damp mop and has special backing to prevent mildew growth and water damage. It lasts for a relatively long time - at least five years - and resists UV fading, stains and dents. Vinyl is also soft and quiet underfoot, easy to repair and affordable. To match any décor imaginable, it comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, some even mimicking wood or stone.