Linoleum is a flooring material which is a combination of limestone, pine sawdust, pine rosin, powdered cork, linseed oil, and color pigments. It is made from pure organic elements and does not consist of any sort of chemicals. It is a popularly used flooring material that is Eco friendly and is extremely durable. It is slightly expensive compared to vinyl flooring and lasts for a longer time compared to vinyl.
Pros of Installing Linoleum Flooring
- This flooring material is extremely durable and sturdy. It is ideal to be installed in high foot traffic areas as it can sustain scratches, spills and stains. If Linoleum is installed, cleaned and maintained perfectly it will have the same brilliant shine and radiance for years to go.
- This material has an even color tone throughout the entire layers. In the event of an unwanted damage it is just needed to apply sealant to the damaged area so that it is not very obvious. Small and minor damages sometimes totally go unnoticed because of the uniformity in its layers.
- Linoleum compared to other flooring material is soft and is perfect to be installed in areas where there is necessity for a quiet and sound proof floor.
- Linoleum is an Eco friendly flooring material as all the elements used in its manufacturing process are natural like limestone, cork dust, wood flour and oil.
- It is an excellent flooring option for bathrooms, kitchens and porches as it is water proof and is resistant to spills. Spills can be effortlessly cleaned on this flooring.
Cons of Installing Linoleum Flooring
- It is not recommended to install linoleum flooring on concrete as it absorbs moisture from the sub floor. Moisture present in the concrete damages not only the sub floor but also the main flooring that is linoleum.
- Linoleum takes time to be installed as it needs to acclimate to the area to avoid problems during installation. Linoleum has a nature to expand and contract so it is very important to let the flooring acclimatize to its surroundings.
- Linoleum is a little expensive flooring material compared to vinyl. However it is more durable and lasts for a longer time compared to vinyl.