had carpet in it when we brought it home last September. I knew I wanteda 'wood' floor look and began my search for what would work. I ended up with a 1 piece vinyl off the in-stock roll at our local Home Depot, as I liked it better than the one a Lowes. It's an Armstrong floating sheet vinyl and according to the information at H.D. wouldn't be a glue down product even if installed in a home so I thought 'why not'?
I measured my length, knowing the width was 12'. Got it home and used the old carpet as a template. Put down a sheet of OSB that I had in the garage, cut it out, and had it installed in less than 30minutes... The edges were a little rough in a couple spots, so I had to figure out how to make it look better. While at Lowe's one day, I found some vinyl tub surround (used between the tub and the wall tile to keep water from getting behind the tile) and now it looks 'finished' and the edges smooth and straight. Wipes up clean.
Just a thought. I don't recall what I paid for the vinyl sheet..but with an exacto knife and the carpet template, it was a breeze to cut and install.....my husband thinks I'm kinda handy...compliments get him out of having to do things...