Resilient floor tiles are a very popular choice for flooring primarily because it is a fairly straightforward do-it-yourself project. But resilient tiles have so much more to offer. Their flexibility makes them easier to walk and stand on for longer periods. They can also be a little more forgiving when dishes are dropped on them. They are long lasting and durable and come in a wide array of colors and patterns.
Unlike ceramic tiles, it is not critical to have a super rigid underlayment. However, since they are relatively pliable, the surface below the tiles should be smooth. You can lay resilient tiles over concrete, an underlayment or even an older resilient floor provided it is in good shape and well adhered.
When choosing your tiles, you not only have color and pattern choices, but tile composition and self-stick or tiles that require adhesive. Vinyl tends to be the common element in most tiles, thus providing its flexibility. Self-stick tiles are obviously easier to install, but if you consider the tiles that require adhesive, you will have a greater selection of styles and colors to choose from.