Linoleum Flooring: Your Eco-Friendly Flooring Solution

Are you looking for a cost effective, stylish, and durable option for your home or commercial space? Linoleum flooring is one of the most versatile and understated options on the market. Learn more about the benefits of linoleum below!

Think Green

One of the most distinct advantages of linoleum flooring is the fact that it is made of all natural, biodegradable, materials, making it an eco-friendly product. Because it lacks certain plastics and varnishes used by other planks, you won’t need to worry about toxic or harmful particles being released into your home over time.

Long Lasting

Not only is linoleum incredibly durable day to day (can someone say pet and children friendly?), but it’s built to last. With proper care, linoleum can last far longer than vinyl products, averaging a lifespan of 20-40 years.

Low Maintenance

If you’re looking for a floor that can withstand heavy duty traffic with minimal effort, linoleum is a fantastic fit. Naturally water, scratch, stain, and warp resistant, your tiles are designed to withstand heavy demand while staying stylish. Simply sweep off any accumulating dust or debris and mop up spills as needed and you’re covered!

Cost Effective

One of the most attractive aspects of linoleum is the competitive price point, particularly if you’re looking at a large installation. Compared to luxury vinyl tile or laminate, linoleum typically comes in cheaper, even when the cost of installing is factored in.

Simple and Stylish

Think linoleum is bland and boring? Think again! Linoleum has plenty of versatile styles to choose from, allowing you to enjoy all of the benefits above, along with a fantastic visual compliment.

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Summer Linoleum Installation Tips

With Summer on the way, families are more active than ever, eager to get out and enjoy every moment in the sun! More activity outdoors means the increased potential for dirt to track indoors. If you have linoleum floors, or are considering installing them knowing how to maintain their natural lustre is a must. Fortunately for those of us constantly on the go, your upkeep routine is quick and easy. Find out how to keep your linoleum looking its best below!

A Word On New Installations

If you’re looking to care for your newly installed floors, you’ll want to give your linoleum at least one week to properly set before your introduce any wet washing or scrubbing. If you need to spot clean or mop up spills, do so promptly and use gentle microfibre cloths to remove as much moisture as possible without disturbing the setting process.

Regular Maintenance

Once your floors have properly settled into place, your new cleaning routine is quite easy to implement. Follow these quick tips to get started.

Remove Dirt and Debris Often

While linoleum is very durable and fairly forgiving, it’s best to remove any dirt, grime, mud, or other visible contaminants  swiftly to avoid build up, as well as the potential for stains or scratches. Try to sweep, vacuum (on a gentle setting!), dust mop once a week or as needed to keep your floors clear.

Be On Guard For Spills

Spills and leaks happen, we’ve all been there. Your linoleum should be resistant to liquid, but that still doesn’t mean its a good idea to leave any damp spots unattended. Be diligent with spills, blotting them up with soft paper towels or microfibre as quickly as possible to help maintain your seal and prevent water damage from occurring.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

If your linoleum is getting on the older side, it may be tempting to introduce some stronger cleaning agents to your routine to try and get rid of stains or duller areas. Harsh chemicals often have the opposite effect than desired, stripping away the protective elements of the tile and leaving your floors more vulnerable to outside factors.

Time for a flooring upgrade? Let Ashley Fine Floors help you find the perfect fit! Contact our team today to learn more.