Go ahead and spend the money on the sheet vinyl and cut to fit. Then get some quarter-round moulding to hold the edges down. After that, I too recommend the foam interlocking tiles in the main work area. I have the brightly colored ones, my feet love me. FYI, the foam tiles can be rinsed off to keep clean. I take mine up once a month and mop the floor, rinse the squares and let air dry, reinstall.