Vinyl and laminate tile is often considered an inexpensive alternative to other building materials. Early vinyl and laminate tile was certainly “cheap” in every sense of the word. Since they are both relatively new materials, to some extent they have been unfairly written off before they hit their stride.
Whether they are the best choice for every situation is left up to the homeowner installing them. This much, however, is certain: the popularity of both vinyl and laminate tile is growing. People certainly like the price, but there are other qualities as well causing such mass appeal.