Linoleum was once the most popular choice for the American kitchen due to its durability, water resistance, and comfort under foot. This ideal kitchen floor was overshadowed by the growing popularity of its synthetic cousin, vinyl, in the ‘50s. While both products have evolved over the years to keep up with modern demands, linoleum claims a number of perks that make it a smart choice for any Stow home. We have a great selection of linoleum floors here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South, and an even greater number of reasons why you should consider linoleum for your home today!
Linoleum is made from natural materials, such as linseed oil, ground cork dust, and wood flour. Thanks to this, it is both recyclable and biodegradable, unlike vinyl, which is made synthetically and can only be recycled. Today’s growing demand for eco-friendly products has created a great market for linoleum to make a comeback in. If sustainability is a priority for you, linoleum should be on your list of floors to consider!
Another perk of linoleum is its customizability. Today’s tiles and sheets can come in an endless variety of colors and designs, allowing the homeowner complete control over the originality of their floors. Linoleum can bring you bright, unique patterns, or it can be used to mimic natural stone tiles and hardwoods. You can even mix and match styles in the same room – something that’s much harder to do when actually mixing and matching materials. Want a combination of hardwoods and tile in the bathroom? Not a problem with linoleum!
The benefits that linoleum was once known for still hold true: it is comfortable to walk on, durable against wear and tear, and is quite water resistant. This makes it a great choice even for high traffic areas in the home. If you have concerns about linoleum’s yellowing or “blooming”, have no fear. This often occurs when linoleum is transferred into new lighting conditions. The “blooming” is actually due to a lack of light, so once your floors are exposed to the sunlight in your home, they will return to their natural color. With the proper care, a linoleum floor can last up to 40 years; it is easy to clean, and can be waxed to refresh its finish.
Call Your Local Linoleum Experts Today!
Still not convinced? The experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South can answer any of your linoleum questions. Call today for a free, in-home consultation, and to learn more about our linoleum selection. We proudly serve the greater Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron areas and look forward to working with you!
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