Real linoleum or ceramic/porcelain tile
Hi -- I'm re-doing three bathrooms: a powder room (hygienically located right off the kitchen!), a hall bath with a tub/shower my 5 kids use, and the master bathroom, which merely has a shower, in which I occasionally put a little Ikea baby tub for my littlest kids to play/bathe in while I clean the bathroom or just for fun.
I would love for the powder room to look very SPARKLY and gleaming, to exude a feeling of cleanliness and luxury, but to do it cheaply. I love the look of basket-weave tile, hex-tiles, etc. but don't love cleaning grout, especially with boys with inflated opinions of their aim. Does real linoleum stain or retain odors? By the way, I'm not talking about vinyl -- most of you all probably know that, but when I entered "linoleum" as a search, I got lots of vinyl results.
If you don't mind just give me your votes. All tile, all linoleum, tile here, linoleum there?
Thanks in advance, O great wise and aesthetically astute ones!