Linoleum flooring was introduced in the 1960 and quickly became a popular floor in the 1960s because its rich color palate worked well with the decor of that era. While most commonly sold in sheets, linoleum flooring can also be found in tiles.
Although both types are considered resilient flooring, linoleum flooring isn’t to 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.
Recent advancements in technology, coupled with the realization that linoleum has green or eco-friendly attributes, has enabled linoleum to make a bit of a comeback. Linoleum can be quite stylish as well as functional. Like vinyl, lino flooring is well-suited to kitchens and bathrooms and basements. With it’s stylish appearance, linoleum can be used just about anywhere to complement a wide range of decor.
Contact Floor Coverings International of Cedar Falls to discuss the features, advantages and benefits of linoleum flooring, or to compare and contrast with vinyl. We even provide free, in-home consultations.
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