Linoleum Flooring: Is It The Greenest Flooring?

Do you need green flooring in your home or commercial business? An excellent green flooring option would be linoleum floors, specifically linoleum floors made of flax seeds.

Some individuals say linoleum flooring when they mean vinyl flooring but the two types of flooring are completely different from one another when it comes to affecting the environment.

Vinyl flooring is produced from petrochemical based products. These petrochemical products are full of toxic dioxins that are harmful to the reproductive organs of humans and animals alike.

Linoleum flooring is a better option because linoleum flooring is composed of the following natural products:

  • Boiled Linseed Oil (also known as flax seeds).
  • Powdered cork
  • Ground sawdust
  • Pine resin
  • Ground limestone
  • Zinc

Linoleum flooring is perfect flooring because it is long lasting, very eco-friendly and provides plenty of color and pattern options. Not to mention, it is a very easy to clean floor that’s biodegradable. How can you beat that?

How do you clean linoleum flooring? Simply dry mop and vacuum it. You only need to damp mop the floor sometimes.

As for minor scratches, you can sand them out with nylon cleaning pads.

Green flooring is all about saving the planet by reusing, recycling and reincorporating natural resources.

Green linoleum is the greenest flooring you can purchase and install for a home or business.

Linoleum flooring can last up to 40 years.

See what Jim Boyd’s Flooring America has at the showroom today. View our linoleum flooring options.

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Source: http://www.sierraclubgreenhome.com/go-green/flooring/linoleum-floors/

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