A Homeowner’s Guide to Linoleum Flooring
Invented by Fredrick Walton in the mid-1800s, linoleum is a versatile flooring solution that’s become increasingly popular in modern-day homes. It’s strong, durable, and available in countless styles and designs. If you’re a homeowner who’s looking for new flooring, perhaps linoleum is the right choice.
What is Linoleum Flooring?
While most people have at least heard of linoleum flooring, few know what it’s actually made of. Not to be confused with vinyl — although the two look similar — linoleum is made of several materials, including processed linseed oil, pine rosin, cork, wood flour and calcium.
Because the dye is infused into the actual material and not placed on a separate underlying layer, linoleum flooring retains its color more so than other types of flooring. Regardless of which color you choose, you can rest assured knowing that it will maintain its vibrancy for years to come.
Durability should be a key selling point when choosing flooring for your home. Thankfully, linoleum is incredibly durable. It’s considered more durable than its vinyl counterpart, making it an excellent choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Soft and Comfortable
Linoleum is also softer than many other flooring options. The unique combination of materials from which it is made creates a comfortable cushion-like surface.
Linoleum flooring also lasts a long time, a very long time. When properly maintained, it’s not uncommon for linoleum to last half a century.
Easy to Clean
No one wants to spend countless hours cleaning and scrubbing their floors. With linoleum, thankfully, you don’t have to. Cleaning most linoleum flooring requires nothing more using a broom or mop.
Of course, linoleum flooring is also inexpensive. You can expect to pay more for it than vinyl flooring, but it still costs less than hardwood, laminate and tile.
Contact Flooring Innovations today to learn more about linoleum flooring. 760-321-8600
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