May 05 2010

What are linoleum floors made from?

Category: Flooring,Home Improvement


Linoleum is created from solidified linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant. Other ingredients that are added include: wood dust, limestone, and other resins. They are all mixed together and set over a canvas material. Mineral pigments deliver the rich colors. Some manufacturers add a high performance coating to increase the floor’s ability to resist scratches and scuffs, and to make clean-up easier.

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