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Linoleum Flooring

Natural, renewable flooring.

(You may also be interested in: Vinyl Flooring)

What is linoleum flooring?

If you want a color in linoleum, we probably have it!
Look at all those colors! Linoleum flooring comes in dozens of colors.
Linoleum has been a commercially manufactured floor covering since 1864. Linoleum is a resilient floor made from natural, renewable resources like solidified linseed oil, pine rosin, wood flour, limestone, jute (backing material), and pigments for color. If you want an environmentally conscientious floor that is capable of lasting for decades (with proper care), real linoleum flooring is a great choice. It is especially popular in kitchens and bathrooms but is suitable for main living areas and commercial spaces as well.

People often refer to vinyl floors as "linoleum", but technically, linoleum is a different product. Nevertheless, if you go anywhere and call a vinyl floor "linoleum", everyone will know what you mean. Vinyl began to overtake linoleum as a floor covering in the 1950's. However, the extensive assortment of beautiful marbelized colors available in linoleum is spurring a comeback in real linoleum.

Since linoleum flooring is more environmentally conscientious, why use vinyl floors? Vinyl floors have these benefits:
  • Still rather eco-friendly. Especially the new vinyls that have very high use of limestone.
  • They are cheaper than linoleum floors.
  • They are more flexible and easier to install than linoleum floors.
  • More style options. They come in patterns (including wood, stone, and ceramic tile looks) that just aren't possible with real linoleum.
  • Easier to install.

Benefits of linoleum floors

It's a green floor!

Linoleum floors are made from natural, renewable resources such as linseed oil (the "lin" in linoleum), pine rosin, ground cork, wood flour, and limestone. They are often paired with a natural jute backing for superior adhesion to your subfloor.

Extremely durable.

Linoleum can last decades with proper care. The color goes all the way through the substrate instead of being a top coating. This means years and years and years of wear before we wear through all the color.

Water Resistant.

Water resistance is built right in.

Chemical and Stain Resistant.

Your linoleum floor is resistant to many chemicals and staining agents including: alcohol, salt water, mineral spirits, gasoline, vegetable oil, lipstick, urine, blood, hydrogen peroxide (3%), and many more.

Lower maintenance.

Linoleum does not require constant stripping and polishing. It is also naturally anti-static. Static attracts dirt to surfaces. Low static means dirt is not attracted to linoleum like some other floors.

Economic Choice.

While linoleum does have higher up front costs, its additional durability and lower maintenance costs more than make up for it. There is a difference between what is the cheapest floor right now, and what is the cheapest floor over the next 10 years. When you are looking at overall costs over 10 years, linoleum consistently ends up ahead.

Tons of colors.

Linoleum is so much more vibrant compared to what was available years ago. There are plenty of neutral colors if you need them, but you also have blues and greens and reds and many other colors. Want a really pretty blue floor for your home bathroom? Linoleum has it.

Commercially Rated

Meets Class 1 fire ratings for commercial use. And durable enough for commercial use too.

Linoleum floors come in two main types.

On rolls

Sheet linoleum floors come on a roll like carpet. This provides a more homogenous look. Sheet linoleum has fewer seams, so liquid spills are less likely to soak through cracks into the sub-floor.

Or As Tile

The other type of linoleum floor is linoleum tile. Linoleum tiles are easy to repair if you have extra flooring left over. A damaged tile can be removed and replaced without the need to replace the entire floor.

How Much Do Linoleum Floors Cost?

Linoleum flooring costs about $11 per sq. ft. including materials and installation (65 sq. ft. minimum). It varies depending on the exact product you select. Our selection and price ranges can change at any time. Additional floor preparation may be necessary and is not included in these prices. We can determine if this is necessary when we visit your home or business.

Some close-ups of a few colors available.

Close up of marmoleum flooring. Close up of linoleum flooring. Close up of linoleum floor.
Linoleum floor close up. Close up of flooring by Forbo. Close up of linoleum flooring.
Close up of linoleum flooring. Durable linoleum floors. Close up of linoleum flooring.

We have many more colors available!

Reference files: How to care for your vinyl or linoleum floor.
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