Genuine linoleum differs from vinyl flooring, in that linoleum flooring is a natural product made from raw materials, of which, Linseed oil is the primary ingredient. Linoleum floors have made a comeback as a flooring choice as the population has become more environmentally aware. As Linoleum is made from highly-sustainable natural products it is 100% recyclable. In fact, all of the waste and leftover product from production can be reused.
Unlike most vinyl products which are manufactured with a protective top coat, genuine linoleum does not have a covering layer and therefore requires polishing for protection against scratches and staining.
Linoleum is very versatile and is extremely durable which can make it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas including kitchens, bathrooms and hallways. Because Linoleum is a natural product it is hygienic and anti-bacterial, it won’t trap dirt, debris or moisture (compared to carpet fibers) and therefore is recommended for people suffering from respiratory illnesses or asthma. In addition Linoleum can be used below grade level providing it’s not placed on concrete with excessive moisture. Complete Flooring Solutions has Linoleum with a cushion-feel underside, it’s softer to walk on and helps keep the floor looking great and lasts for years to come.