Lining a Linoleum Flooring
In the early year of 1890, Frederick Walton observed how the linseed oil on paint formed into skin when oxidized. From this, he invented the linum ‘flax’ oleum ‘oil’ or Linoleum – a mixture he made by oxidizing linseed oil and then combining it with pigments, pine rosin, and pine flour.
Due to the success and practicality of this linoleum invention, Fred Walton had later replaced his expensive Kamptulicon rubber industry with the much cheaper substitute found in the linoleum material. Later still, Fred Walton, together with his partner inventor Frederick Thomas Palmer, created the Lincrusta, an embossed wall-covering also made of their linseed oil mixture. Then afterwards, the Scottish flooring-manufacturer Michael Nairn introduced the perfected form of the linoleum with his much-famous inlaid pattering.
Since then, linoleum flooring has been frequently and popularly used on the early Victorian homes well extending up to the present times, with only minor downplays during the vinyl-hit in the 60’s. Nonetheless, the times have preferred the use of linoleum flooring certainly under one reason – Durability. Linoleum flooring has taken a comeback past the vinyl flooring since it can last longer up to 40 years, that is, if lined properly and maintained carefully.
Linoleum flooring is basically made as a resilient-type of flooring, but only if the linoleum is used correctly. Linoleum is a thin material susceptible to frequent tearing from the irregularities underneath its surface. It must then be laid carefully onto the floor which must be free of any bumps such as nail heads or rough cement. Do this to have a good clean start in having a linoleum flooring. Next is maintenance. It is important to use all caution when moving or dragging heavy furniture. It would be best to put protective-padding under all your furniture to protect the linoleum. You don’t want to make any damage to your linoleum flooring’s resistance to fluid and dirt due to avoidable scratches.
Linoleum flooring is easy to clean using only a damp mop and mild detergent. Since linoleum material is applied with a protective-coating, it is water and stain-resistant, better than laminate flooring in areas that gets moderately wet very often. Linoleum flooring then is perfect in the kitchen, laundry room, or foyer and other entry ways. Yet modern styles of linoleum are almost limitless in design and color choices. Linoleum flooring can breathe new life into an outdated living room or dining. You can even have it comfortably in a bedroom to provide a clean-sleek feel. Laminated wood, ceramic and natural stone floors are harder to keep up than linoleum. All you have to do is a regular cleaning of your linoleum to help prolong its life and preserve it.