In Style: Linoleum flooring

Looking to do some kitchen renovations? If yes, you will be happy to hear that linoleum floors are coming back in style and better than ever!

 

The new linoleum comes in vibrant colors and updated designs, with over 100 colors of sheet and 31 colors of tile! The new product is made from renewable raw materials. It no longer uses asbestos and other heavy metals that are not renewable materials. Linoleum flooring still uses its good and original attributes of linseed oil, wood powder and jute backing from 114 years ago. This means the linoleum flooring has increased in its eco-friendly material.

 

And if you think that is amazing, you will be happy to hear that the new linoleum products have an expected life span of 40 years, this is far better than 10 to 15 years for sheet vinyl. Linoleum is a great product to use for a kitchen floor because it is long-wearing. Linoleum is long wearing because its color and construction are sustained all the way through to its backing. This is not the same as vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring pattern is printed onto the surface. Vinyl or urethane wear layer protects this pattern, which is the reason why the vinyl flooring only last 10 to 15 years.

 

Linoleum is twice resilient as vinyl because it is made with petroleum-based chemicals.  Linoleum is also great flooring because dust mites cannot live and breed in linoleum, so it is great in homes in need of protection against home allergens.

 

Linoleum can repel dirt, dust and bacteria. It can withstand heavy loads and wheeled traffic. Linoleum is also fire resistant! How can you beat that?

 

If you need to learn more about linoleum flooring read this article from Hgtvpro.com.

 

Or for professional services and questions, contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America by calling 410-667-0620 or click here today! We have a great selection of environmentally friendly flooring!

 

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