Linoleum floors are made from renewable materials like linseed oil, cork, wood dust, calcium carbonate and rosin. One of
the best types of linoleum flooring is “inlaid” which makes it extremely durable. Quality linoleum is flexible
in certain situations to other more rigid materials that are liable to crack.
Linoleum flooring was a British flooring invention, relatively inexpensive and extensively used in high traffic areas. It
is moisture resistant and easy to clean which makes it ideal for use in kitchens.
Linoleum comes in a variety of attractive surface finishes such as marble, flecked, patterned and solid. It is
commercially available in three forms:
- Sheet linoleum that comes in a wide range of colors. It is generally manufactured in rolls of 6'6" which makes
installation difficult, necessitating the services of a professional.
- Linoleum tiles which give the flooring the appearance of a tiled floor with a variety of finish. A linoleum tiled floor
has a different, softer feel to ceramic or stone. An advantage is that linoleum tiles can be installed over a
- Floating linoleum flooring is the ideal choice for the DIY enthusiast. This type needs no adhesive and fits together with
a click and lock process.