Another consideration with vinyl is that they do NOT like extremes in temperature. They won't do well when left in a car on a hot or sunny day, etc. And with the staining--they will even pick up certain types of inks off of paper. And stains are next to impossible to get out completely. And if for some reason they get pressed against a funny angle or some such, there's a good chance that they'll get a permanent dent or the like.