Hey, thanks to our friends for following and reading!
A friend from work (hi Pat!) suggested we rethink the flooring. This caused us to rethink the flooring. Painting and sealing is an option, but we realized that high-traffic areas will need periodic attention. Who would remind us it was past-due? The cat with Inappropriate Urination syndrome: Oh look! My impulse control problem is soaking in over here!
So, we're back to thinking vinyl might be the better choice.