11th August 2022
What You Need To Know About The Variations Of Linoleum

Linoleum is one of the most common types of flooring because it's so versatile. With a wide array of colours, shades, and patterns to choose from, you can find linoleum that will match any room on your premises. Here are some things to consider that will help you determine which type of linoleum is best for your business:


Linoleum comes in 3 forms - tiles, planks and sheet linoleum, each having its respective pros and cons:

  • Tiles are easier to install and make it easier to create patterns, but planks are more durable.
  • Planks can be more expensive than tiles, but they're also more flexible and durable.
  • Sheet linoleum can be cheaper than plank or tile options, but you can't cut it into different sizes like you can with the other two types of flooring choices.


Tiles are also very easy to install and replace if they become damaged or worn out over time and their biggest benefit is that they come in such a wide variety of colours, patterns, and sizes; this means you can customize your flooring with whatever design fits your home's style best.

Tile size options range from 12"x12" up to 24"x24", so you can choose how much coverage you want per tile based on how big or small your project may be. For example: if you were looking at installing bathroom flooring, then smaller sized pieces would suffice.


Planks are thicker than tiles, and they're also easier to install, use a click-lock system and snap together like a big puzzle. This means you get more thickness without having to pay for expensive adhesive products or hiring a professional installer—and if you ever want to remove your new flooring, it'll be very easy. They're also less expensive than tiles because there's no need for grout lines between each piece.

Sheet Linoleum

If you have large rooms to cover or you're concerned about water damage, sheet linoleum could be the right choice for you. It’s typically sold by the square foot or roll, so there aren’t as many seams as tiles to deal with. Sheet linoleum is typically easy to install and more affordable than other types of linoleum. It's also very durable, making it ideal for high traffic areas.


It's important to consider all your options, especially if you're going to be investing in a large amount of flooring. Hopefully, this post has given you some useful pointers and if you require any further help or advice, contact the experts at First Point Flooring today.

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