Linoleum Flooring - An Old Product Given New Life...
Linoleum flooring is a very old option in flooring that has been given new life in recent years. I remember crawling around on my parents linoleum kitchen floor to this day. But you know what? That old kitchen floor stood the test of time. It was down for 30 years before needing replacement and then came up quite easily and we could lay down the next generation of linoleum floors.
What is new and exciting about the next generation of linoleum flooring is its sustainable aspect, color availability and durability improvements. Linoleum flooring is made mostly from natural, raw products. Linseed oil, which comes from the Flax plant (which is the primary ingredient), and cork powder, ground limestone and resins.
Mineral pigments provide the rich colors and the materials are rolled out on to a durable jute backing and comes both as a sheet flooring product and in individual tiles. Thicknesses can vary but most common is 2.5 mm and the sheets are typically 2 meters in width or about 6'-7".
Things to keep in mind with linoleum flooring are: