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What Is Linoleum Flooring?
Although linoleum flooring has been around longer than other resilient flooring options such as vinyl, it does not receive nearly as much recognition. In fact, many homeowners probably do not even realize that linoleum is a real flooring option! We at Hicks Carpet One, however, are here to tell you that linoleum is not only a real option; it may actually be the best option for your next project. So, what exactly is linoleum flooring?
Linoleum looks, feels, and functions similarly to vinyl flooring, but its construction is quite different. Whereas vinyl is made from synthetic materials such as plastic, linoleum is made from natural materials such as linseed oil, wood flour, and powdered cork. Linoleum’s natural construction means that it is friendlier to the environment than vinyl, and it is certainly more sustainable. Furthermore, linoleum, unlike vinyl, is not made from individual layers. Linoleum instead has a solid and uniform construction like solid hardwood. As a result, linoleum has a consistent color and pattern through its backing, so any wear and tear (such as scratches and scuffs) will not show as easily on the surface.
Like vinyl flooring, linoleum is available in many wood and stone looks. But, linoleum is better-known for its vibrant colors and patterns. These colors and patterns are great for areas where you need unique style and durability. Speaking of durability, linoleum resists most spills and stains, and it is also suitable for areas with moisture.
Linoleum is available in sheets, tiles, and planks. Linoleum sheets (or linoleum rolls) are the traditional option, but linoleum tiles and planks are becoming more popular now. The tiles and planks can be installed similarly to luxury vinyl tiles and planks.
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