As time goes on, resilient flooring manufacturers are taking advantage of advances in technology to offer products that feature visuals and textures closer and closer to the appearance of their natural counterparts. Resilient flooring can come close to mimicking the look of a range of flooring types -- whether that surface be stone, ceramic or wood.
On the other end of the spectrum, resilient products are opening up to an expanded range of bright, designer colors for contemporary markets that are suitable for installations in both residential and commercial environments. Manufacturers' are also increasing the versatility of their aluminum oxide finishes to make them last longer and offer even more stain resistance. Some manufacturers are even bringing brand-name recognition into this aspect of their resilient product -- Congoleum's Xclusive resilient features Scotchgard brand protection, for example.