Benefits Linoleum Flooring
Though there’s a wide variety of flooring options for homeowners to choose from, the basic attributes that everyone wants are attractiveness, long-life, ease of maintenance, and of course affordability. Linoleum is one flooring option that does an excellent job of delivering all three.
Linoleum has been one of the most popular and widely-used flooring types for a long time. It was invented almost 150 years ago and quickly became a favorite choice of both homeowners and builders.
Unlike vinyl, linoleum flooring is manufactured entirely with natural materials. The main ingredient is linseed oil, which is then mixed with stone powder for hardness and other materials to produce colors and designs, then solidified in a special process.
Linoleum can be used throughout the entire home or just in applications where its unique benefits are particularly useful. Some of those benefits include:
- It’s very affordable. Linoleum is one of the lowest cost flooring types available, much less expensive than other hard surfaces. Using it can significantly cut the costs of a remodel or new construction.
- It lasts a long time. Linoleum stands heavy foot traffic very well. With proper maintenance and care, linoleum can last years.
- A wide variety of colors and designs. Linoleum can be found in almost any color, and in a dizzying number of designs, from retro to modern and everything in between. Creative homeowners often put together different colors and designs to create their own truly unique look.
- High water resistance. Being almost waterproof makes linoleum an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, or anywhere moisture might be a problem.
- It’s easy to clean. Linoleum flooring is very resistant to stains and soiling, so the only maintenance required is regular sweeping and mopping to keep it looking great, and a good polishing a couple of times a year.
- Linoleum is environmentally friendly. Being made of natural materials, it’s recyclable, and there are no worries about potentially harmful fumes that can sometimes be a problem with other flooring types.
To learn more about linoleum or any of our other flooring options, visit us in Livermore, CA today. Our dedicated staff is excited to work with you.