A Classic Returns, Say Hello to Linoleum Flooring!
Linoleum is something that has stepped out of the residential market, but it is starting to make a significant comeback! As time pushed forward there have been an incredible amount of breakthroughs in flooring the flooring industry as a whole. But specifically, Linoleum flooring has really come into a meaning.
Let’s talk about the Environmental impacts.
Many people think that linoleum is just about as unnatural as you can get. But this could not be further from the truth. The new versions of linoleum are outstanding when it comes to a low environmental impact. For example, Armstrong linoleum has a line called Marmorette. It comes with a NATURCote treatment. This provides an insane amount of durability, why also providing exceptional stain and scratch resistance. You will never have to polish it either, like traditional linoleum.
Not only has the quality of the linoleum improved with Armstrong but the installation process has gotten about 10 hours faster! Why? Well now there is no need for heat welding, which is the traditional way of installing it.
Armstrong now has its own exclusive S-761 Seam Adhesive! Here is what this product does:
- It lowers the cost of installation by a large amount allowing you to save money because you will not have to purchase or rent expensive tools and machinery.
- You will not be required to use heat welding, adding a greater level of DIY capability as well as making it a bit safter for you!
- The seams can actually be adhered in as little as 15 minutes. Traditionally heat welding takes almost 12 hours.
- On top of everything this new process is just as effective as heat welding.
Another really awesome new linoleum is by Johnsonite. It is called Harmonium xf and it is probably the most advanced linoluem on the market today.
Years in the making Harmonium xf is made of about 95% natural componets. This includes items like linseed oil, flax seed, wood, and even limestone. Of these materials around 73% are rapidly renewable resources. This means that the environmental aspect of this product is one of the most virtuous of all flooring!
Like the former Harmonium xf Linoleum has multiple benefits:
- It is Natually Antibacterial
- Fire Retardant
- It can even heal itself, when scratching occurs. Not magic, just advanced!