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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. If you want an environmentally conscientious floor that is capable of lasting for decades (with proper care), 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 stone-like colors available in linoleum is spurring a comeback in real linoleum.

Since linoleum flooring is more environmentally conscientious material, why use vinyl? Vinyl has 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.
  • More style options. They come in patterns (including wood, stone, and ceramic tile looks) that just aren't possible with linoleum.
  • Easier to install.

Benefits of linoleum floors

It's a green floor!

Linoleum is made from natural, renewable resources such as linseed oil (the "lin" in linoleum), pine rosin, ground cork, wood flour, limestone, and pigments for color. They are often paired with a natural jute backing for better adhesive grip.

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 of wear before we wear through all the color.

Water Resistant.

Water resistance is built right in.

Chemical and Stain Resistant.

Your linoleum floor offers resistance 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.

It's easy to maintain. Constant stripping and polishing is not required. It is also naturally anti-static. Static attracts dirt to surfaces. Low static means dirt is not attracted to linoleum like some other surfaces.

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.

There are so many more vibrant colors compared to what was available years ago. There are plenty of neutral colors if you need them, but you will also find blues and greens and reds and many other colors which makes it easy to find the perfect color. Want a pretty blue floor for your home bathroom? We have it. Design your room with the colors you want.

Flexible design

No matter what ideas you have for decor, linoleum works whether you want a traditional or modern look.

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 comes on a roll like carpet and is typically 6'7" wide. This provides a more homogeneous 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 floor is linoleum tile. Linoleum tiles are easy to repair if you have extra flooring left over. Damaged tiles can be removed and replaced without the need to replace the entire floor.

How Much Does Linoleum Flooring Cost?

Linoleum costs about $11 per sq. ft. installed (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.

Professional Installation Is Recommended

Real linoleum takes a high degree of skill to install properly. We do not recommend this as a DIY project as it is not easy to install. A professional installer will help insure your floor gets done right.

Ambering

When linoleum is first produced, the linseed oil may make it appear more yellow than the sample. This is normal and is not a defect. Exposure to light will reduce this ambering effect as the yellow leaves the materials. The amount and duration of the light will determine how long the ambering will last. But it will dissipate with time.

Some close-ups of a few colors available.

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We have many more colors available!


Reference files: How to Maintain Marmoleum brand linoleum.pdf Icon