What exactly is linoleum flooring? Put simply, it’s a flooring type made from sheets of heated and compressed biodegradable materials that are formed into sheets of flooring material. They come in a wide range of colors and designs including solid colors, patterns, and finishes that look like wood, stone, or virtually any flooring type.
Linoleum can be made from a wide range of materials but most have linseed oil as a main ingredient. This is a natural ingredient that’s biodegradable, which means it’s an eco-friendly choice that’s often chosen as a part of a green construction initiative. It’s also water and spill resistant and likely to last for years to come. This can reduce the frequency of replacing it – another eco-friendly factor.
You’ll have dozens of colors and designs to choose from, and depending on the specific materials and dyes used, linoleum flooring can be a solid color or patterns can be formed over the entire sheet. It can look like wood, stone, or almost any flooring type. Savvy homeowners often choose it as an affordable way to get a more expensive look. The texture is smooth and even and a protective layer is used to ensure it will last for years to come. You choose the level of gloss you want, from a matte finish to a glorious, gleaming floor.
One of the biggest advantages of choosing a linoleum floor is the fact that its coating makes it very durable. It’s a great choice for high traffic areas in your home, in your office building, and in schools. Menlo Flooring recommends linoleum for customers who want a flooring option that’s easy to clean, affordable, comfortable for both walking on and playing on, and is resistant to spills and water damage.