Unless you opt for a sheet-based product, installation of linoleum flooring is typically very easy. It's simple to clean and if it gets dented or scratched, you won’t see a different coloured layer beneath due to its unique design.
Linoleum Is Cost-effective
One of the biggest benefits of linoleum flooring is its cost-effectiveness. The material is long-lasting and durable, making it ideal for use in any setting. Since linoleum isn't made from wood or other natural materials (like many other types of flooring), it won't shrink or expand when exposed to moisture. This means that installing linoleum will save you money on future repairs down the line because they won't be as likely to happen.
Linoleum Is Naturally Moisture-resistant
Many floors have the unfortunate tendency to retain moisture, which can result in mould or mildew and other problems. Linoleum is made from linseed oil, wood flour and cork and therefore has a moisture resistance that prevents these issues from occurring. This makes it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as anywhere else where water spills are likely to occur on a regular basis.
Linoleum Is Made From Renewable Materials
The raw materials used to make linoleum are very sustainable. One of the main components of linoleum is linseed oil, which is a renewable resource harvested from the seeds of flax plants. The other major ingredient is cork, which comes from trees that can be harvested every nine years. Because cork is such a sustainable resource and it's typically produced as an industrial by-product, there's no need to cut down entire forests just to produce flooring or furniture products.
Linoleum Is Recyclable
Old linoleum, including the remnants and scraps from production, can be recycled to create new sheets of flooring. This type of recycling process minimises the amount of waste that would otherwise be produced in manufacturing new products.
Linoleum Is Ideal For Any Allergy Sufferer
Linoleum flooring is a great option for individuals who have asthma or other respiratory issues, as it doesn't contain any allergens that can aggravate their condition.
Linoleum Is Fire Retardant
Linoleum is known to have excellent resistance to heat, so it will not catch fire easily even if there is a small fire accident. As long as the flames are contained within the area where they started, then there won’t be any danger of spreading to other parts of the building.
To find out more about linoleum flooring pros and cons, contact us at First Point Flooring today.