Made from linseed oil, linoleum was created in the 1860s and up until a few decades ago has been recognized for its natural qualities and affordability.
Susceptible to moisture damage. Linoleum is inherently antibacterial and anti-static, making it hygienic and easy to clean. Linoleum is a hardy floor, standing up to heavy traffic and spills. Linoleum comes in three types.
Sheets: Usually two meters wide, can be sleek and seamless or accented with inlays and borders.
Tiles: Come in several sizes and can be arranged in nearly any design, mixed and matched, and dressed up with accents.
Panels and squares: Offer design versatility mixed with easy locking installation.
Linoleum comes in a variety of colors, from earthy neutrals to bright reds, greens, yellows, blues, and purples. The color is not just a coating but runs all the way through. Linoleum colors and patterns can be mixed and matched to create many designs. It's biodegradable and recyclable. Linoleum's surface repels dust and dirt for a floor that's hypoallergenic. It's also free of potentially harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). With proper prep, linoleum can be installed over virtually any flat, dry, clean surface. In most cases, a plywood underlayment is recommended for the best results.
Magnitude of colors and creative design options make linoleum a good choice for a kitchen floor.