I would like to say that before I start this article I will not be endorsing any manufacturers this Linoleum flooring article is written with the intention of being of use to the person who is reading it.
I have been in the Wooden & Laminate flooring trade for over 20 years, in that time I have seen the good the bad and the ugly. Until recently my area of expertise has primarily been with regards to Solid Wood Floors, Engineered Wooden Floors and Laminate wooden flooring.
So whats changed in the wood floor industry
I have recently come across a linoleum or Vinyl Wooden flooring option which has made me rethink my strategy when it comes to recommending a wooden or wooden effect floor covering.
What is Linoleum Flooring ?
Linoleum, also called Lino, is a floor covering made from products such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, most commonly on a burlap or material backing; pigments are often added to the materials.
I should imagine that this means nothing to you so I will put it in simple terms ?
Linoleum is a cushion floor it is basically a waterproof floor that is made of plastic that is designed to look and feel like real wood or Laminate wood flooring.
Why use Linoleum ? There are a number of reasons.
- Vinyl Floor coverings are 100 % Recyclable.
- Linoleum Fully Water resistant.
- Lino has No need for expansion gaps around the outside of the floor.
- Linoleum Very thin can be laid on top of existing floors
- Revolutionary Glue less Floor fitting system.
One of the main factors that has sold me to Linoleum effect flooring is the glue less fitting system thus in turn opening the market to all tradesmen with a carpentry background. In the past I would never have considered fitting a Vinyl floor due to the fact that it needed to be glued directly to the sub floor which can be both very expensive for the consumer and also can be difficult for a carpenter to accomplish.
Negative points with Linoleum Flooring
If I could give any sort of negative feedback on Lino Floors it would be that the sub—floor that it is being fitted on needs to be perfectly level due to the thickness of the Vinyl generally being no more that 5mm. Apart from that fill your boots do your research and keep an eye out for the glue less Lino floor options that are on the market.
For any further information you can call me at my place of work in Swansea near Cardiff South Wales on 01792 884828.