When you think of linoleum you think of your grandmother’s outdated kitchen, back when you were a small child. It has been round a long time, about 100 years to be exact, but with so many options to choose from now it doesn’t have to look dated. It was at its most popular around the 1950s but now with economy- minded homeowners it is having resurgence. Read on to find out why it could be a great option for you.
It’s Extremely Durable
It is really durable and resistant to wear and tear. A great investment if you don’t want to have to change the flooring every few years. The pattern also carries through the full thickness so even as natural wear happens over time, the pattern will still look the same.
It is Heat Resistant
In the kitchen where hot spillages are likely, the linoleum will stand up to this happening. So if an accident happens you don’t have to worry about nasty looking scratches or holes ruining the look.
It is Ecofriendly
Linoleum is made from natural components like linseed oil, tree resin, wood and cork flours, limestone and pigments. These are natural, renewable products, making it an ecofriendly choice.
It is Affordable
Linoleum is a good choice compared to other flooring as it has an attractive price tag. Many linoleum floors have self-adhesive tiles that can be easily shaped and attached by the average Joe without doing anything to the existing floor. Some linoleum is designed to imitate more expensive flooring like granite or marble so you can get a more chic look without paying over the top.
Easy To Install
Linoleum is made up of self-adhesive tiles which can easily be cut around with a razor. So no need to spend extra money hiring expensive installation equipment or manpower.
Cleans Very Easily
It is the perfect choice for kitchens or dining rooms as spills can be cleaned up easily. It is an easy to maintain flooring with just a damp mopping needed daily to get rid of surface dirt and debris. Because of its smooth surface, spillages tend to easily be removed with a little floor cleaner detergent or a bit of vinegar with no staining.
There are many advantages to getting linoleum for your kitchen flooring — it just comes down to your personal choice. If you want something durable, easy to maintain, ecofriendly that is not going to break the bank, this could be for you. These days it comes in many different styles and patterns so there’s no need to worry about the preconceptions of it being outdated.