How much do you know about linoleum flooring? If you have a poor impression of this flooring material, we encourage you to read on. We can consider this type of flooring to be one which is quite modern and new. Although the concept itself is nothing new, the quality of linoleum flooring in the design market has significantly improved over the recent years.
Linoleum is an impermeable, slightly rubberized flooring material. The main component of which is linseed oil mixed with other materials such as ground stone alongside natural and biodegradable component. Visit Homees.co at https://www.homees.co/articles/all-about-linoleum-flooring to find out more about prices in Singapore and linoleum as a flooring material.
- There is a wide range of qualities, prices, textures and colours.
- They have been around in the market for over 100 years but have improved over time.
- Its resistance means that it can be used both in domestic and industrial environments.
- It is very resistant and can be easily repaired.
- It is very comfortable when walking on it.
- It is waterproof.
- It is an antistatic material.
Its thickness can vary from 1.5 to 5 millimetres depending on the manufacturer.
Advantages of using linoleum floor
Linoleum floors in the kitchen
With these information, you will realise that linoleum flooring is a material that is worth considering for your renovation. Its advantages should be highlighted:
- Its high resistance makes it withstand blows and scratches, making it the ideal floor for very busy spaces.
- It has the same colour in all its layers,If it suffers any scratches it will be almost imperceptible since the colour will not be changed.
- It is very easy to clean, simply by sweeping or cleaning with a damp cloth.
- It has a wide variety of design possibilities: a wide range of colours, prints and even finishes that imitate other materials such as wood or stone.
- It does not suffer changes with stains, it is antibacterial and even resistant to fire.
- It is antistatic and repels the dust that attracts dust mites, is highly recommended for homes where allergic people live or in children’s rooms.
- It is ecological and biodegradable.
- Its market price is very competitive.
What are the installation considerations?
Living room linoleum flooring
- Floor preparation: The underfloor needs to be in perfect condition. This means that the underfloor needs to be dry, clean, firm, level, smooth and have a low porosity characteristic. On this surface, a levelling paste will be applied, made with a mixture of cement and PVA glue, thus leaving the base prepared to receive the coating.
- Application on pre-existing floors: It is possible to apply the coating on ceramic, porcelain and burnt cement floors. It might be challenging for it to be applied to materials such as wood, laminates and carpet. For ceramic floors, it is necessary to level the joints beforehand, and for burnt cement, it will be necessary to create grooves in the floor so that the levelling mass is well adhered to.
Loss of pre-existing coating: It is worth mentioning that the application of linoleum on a pre-existing floor will render it unusable becauseit is very difficult to remove the glue from the installation, which can cause irreversible stains on the base floor.