Style and performance from a natural floor
Choose a Linoleum Floor
Choosing resilient flooring for your home project is usually a great decision because it offers style and performance suitable for any setting. But, when it comes to resilient flooring, vinyl isn’t the only option. You can also choose linoleum flooring. Linoleum is very similar to vinyl, so it can definitely be an option in your home.
Linoleum, like vinyl, is more durable than other flooring options such as hardwood and tile. It resists most scratches and scuffs, and it also repels most spills and stains. But, unlike vinyl, linoleum is not made from synthetic materials. Instead, linoleum is made from natural materials such as linseed oil, wood flour, and powdered cork. Linoleum’s natural construction means that it is friendlier to the environment than vinyl. In fact, linoleum is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available today.
In addition, linoleum is not made from individual layers; rather, it has a solid construction. What this means is that unlike vinyl, linoleum has a consistent color and pattern through its backing. The surface will not show wear as easily, and any deep scratches can usually be buffed out with the right treatment. With many vinyl floors, these types of deep scratches can be permanent.
How does linoleum’s appearance compare to vinyl’s? For the most part, linoleum looks similar to vinyl. There are, for example, various natural wood and stone looks available. Linoleum, however, does offer vibrant colors and patterns that you typically don’t see with vinyl.
Visit First Floors Carpet One in Dallas or Waxahachie to learn more about linoleum flooring. We’ll help you pick out the perfect linoleum sheet or linoleum tiles for your residential setting!