Let's face it, carpets are gross. They trap and hold dirt, absorb odors and can be easily stained. Vinyl flooring, on the other hand, is chic, easy to clean and, most importantly, cheap. You can also say goodbye to those muted creams, grays and browns that seem to compose the carpet color wheel. Vinyl flooring is available in virtually any color or pattern you can imagine and can even imitate other more expensive materials, such as hardwood, tile or marble. Vinyl's versatility makes it easy to do away with all the carpets in your house and still maintain a unique chi-chi style for each room.