If you’re looking for an affordable flooring material for your basement, then you will certainly want to consider linoleum. With natural, eco-friendly characteristics and wide array of design options, linoleum is an excellent choice for all different applications. Here is some more information to get you started.
Linoleum flooring usually costs around $3-4 per square foot, including installation, but can vary depending on the quality of the materials used and the cost of labor. You can get a few price quotes from local installers to learn more.
Present-day linoleum won’t wear down like the old 1950s type, and is said to last between 40 and 50 years. In addition, the glue has improved so it won’t pucker up over time.
With periodic maintenance, linoleum flooring can look like new for years after installation. Regularly sweep and mop the floor with soap and a mild detergent. Reseal the flooring using the sealant suggested by the manufacturer.
Yes, the colors and patterns aren’t just printed on the surface—they penetrate all the way through the linoleum. In addition, sealants used today are far better at protecting linoleum so it stays looking the same for years to come.
Linoleum is made from linseed oil, cork dust or pine rosin, jute, and limestone.
Linoleum is no stranger to the flooring market. It was invented 150 years ago and graced many a home until vinyl took over in the 1950’s. It is now seeing an increase in popularity because of its environmentally-friendly attributes.
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