With the different features that the wear layers provide waxing a new vinyl floor is no longer necessary.
An average lower end (builder grade) kitchen costs about $1,300 fully installed. A mid range quality will cost approximately $1,800. Higher end vinyls will cost about $2,500 depending on the actual vinyl selected, pattern repeat, square footage and other details of the installation.
True linoleum is made from all natural components such as linseed oil. Historically all "vinyl" was linoleum. Today real linoleum is rare but does still exist. Linoleum is limited in print and pattern capabilities and must be waxed on a regular basis. Most vinyl flooring sold today is 100% synthetic. There is seemingly no end to the number of vinyl prints and patterns to choose from. Vinyl is very easy to maintain and is a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.