By Nicola Enderle

In the 60s the resilient synthetic floor experienced its first boom. It was cheap, robust and easy to care for. When they were later discovered to contain dangerous substances their positive image disappeared. But lately, things have changed. Today, resilient flooring has to meet strict test criteria and production technology has been improved. Thanks to a variety of options, vinyl floors and PVC tiles today are happily being looked upon as designer flooring.

Whether you are looking for a wood, tile, concrete or cement look; we'll show you some cool resilient floors We have also asked a flooring expert to give advice on the different surface configurations, laying techniques and the still much-discussed health concerns.

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