All About Linoleum Flooring

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Linoleum has been used for flooring purposes for many years. It is often confused with vinyl, but linoleum is actually very different from vinyl. It is made with natural materials, such as linseed oil, in addition to ground up stone and wood or cork powder. Linoleum is a recyclable material and can even be purchased in a partially recycled state. 

There is a variety of benefits that can be associated with linoleum flooring. One of these is aesthetics. Linoleum can be found in a variety of colors, styles, and patterns that can go well with any scheme you might have in mind. It is easy to cut, enabling many homeowners to combine different patterns and colors so that they can completely individualize and customize the flooring in their homes. Another advantage is the durability of linoleum, as it is one of the most resilient options that you can find. There is a protective layer on top that will help preserve the material from scratches, scuffs, and other stains. Even if it is continuously used every single day, it can last up to 40 years. It is also easy to clean, being resistant to liquids such as water. This makes it an excellent choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens, where water is often likely to spill on the floor. Though you may have to mop it once in a while, it is relatively very low maintenance when compared to other types of flooring. 

Adding to the appeal of linoleum is the fact that it can be naturally recycled. It is biodegradable and antibacterial due to its natural composition. It will last a very long time, and once you are at the point where you want to replace the flooring, you can recycle it. What many people might find to be the biggest advantage of this type of flooring, however, is the price. Linoleum is cheaper than many other flooring options that you might be looking at for your home or office. 

As you can see, there are many advantages to linoleum flooring when compared to other types of flooring. It is worthy of consideration, no matter where you are trying to install new flooring. 

For more information on linoleum or any other flooring material, contact our store today.