Hillsborough homeowners may not be familiar with linoleum, but this eco-friendly material has actually been in use for decades.
Linoleum flooring is often associated with retro design because of its popularity in the 1960s. However, it is now gaining popularity as a sustainable flooring choice because it is made from all natural materials like linseed oil, cork powder, pine resin, etc.
If you’re interested in linoleum flooring for your home, read on to learn more from Floor Coverings International Hillsborough:
Appearance & Comfort
Linoleum has a slight bounce and cushion, making it very comfortable for standing. Many homeowners like to install linoleum floors in their kitchens for exactly this reason. Linoleum may also help save your dishware, since dropped plates and glasses are less likely to break!
Linoleum is available in a wide range of colors and patterns. This makes it a fun choice for spicing up an otherwise bland space. You can find linoleum in both sheets (which must be glued down) and tiles (which snap together).
Linoleum vs. Vinyl
Linoleum flooring shouldn’t be confused with vinyl; the two are very different. Vinyl flooring is a petroleum byproduct, while linoleum is made from linseed oil and resin. Vinyl’s patterns are printed on the surface, where linoleum’s color is mixed in the material.
For the lowest maintenance, look for a linoleum floor that has a protective coating. This will help protect against scratches, stains, and fading. However, if your linoleum does not have a coating, then you should have it cleaned and waxed periodically (every two years or so).
Call Floor Coverings International Hillsborough to schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our experts! We’ll show you a range of options from our mobile flooring showroom, and you can compare them all in the comfort of your own home. We can also answer any questions you may have. So give us a call today!
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