During the Nineteenth Century, linoleum floors burst onto the scene as an impressive new option in manufactured flooring. They caught the public interest, and linoleum was often favored by homeowners for its versatility and durability. Even the U.S. Navy took a liking to linoleum, commissioning a super-durable version for the insides of vessels — they called it “battleship linoleum.”
Enemy battleships are not a threat to most North Jersey homes, but the experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey encourage readers to explore this review of linoleum, the impressive and durable floor with a history.
Durable, Resistant Linoleum Floors
Linoleum comes in the form of glue-down sheets or tiles that easily snap together, making professional installation a quick blip on your schedule — and you get to enjoy your new floors sooner! Linoleum is tough, providing a small bounce-back effect after compressing beneath weight. As with cork, you don’t need to worry that your linoleum floor will be ruined by furniture prongs or heavy foot traffic. One of the materials used to create linoleum is actually cork dust, which contributes to its springy imperviousness.
Linoleum floors are also resistant to liquids, which makes them an ideal choice for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, or anywhere else water tends to show up. Resistance is not the same as immunity, though, so be sure to minimize the amount of water that is allowed to spill on your linoleum floor. Many manufacturers claim that their linoleum has a lifespan of several decades, and with a protective sealant, your linoleum can last even longer than that!
That Linoleum Look
Some of linoleum’s durability is actually a product of its inherent color. Unlike some manufactured floors, linoleum’s colors and patterns exist within the material rather than as a mere surface print. This allows for them to be refinished, just like hardwood. The surface of your linoleum floor can be buffed and re-sealed to restore its original healthy pallor.
This can really help if your linoleum has turned an amber tone due to prolonged sunlight exposure. For maximally long-lasting linoleum floors, North Jersey homeowners would do well to wax them every couple of years.
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