Is Linoleum The Right Kitchen Flooring Material For You?


Linoleum can be for life. It also holds color and pattern well, meaning that you can have it customized to suit your tastes.

When it comes to choosing the right kind of flooring for your kitchen, it can seem like an incredibly daunting task. With so many different materials, textures, and colors to choose from that all have their own unique pros and cons, how can you make the right decision for you and your home? Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of linoleum flooring.

The Pros of Linoleum Flooring


This type of flooring is highly durable, and can last up to four decades if properly cared for. Linoleum can be for life. It also holds color and pattern well, meaning that you can have it customized to suit your tastes and space without worrying about that signature look fading or degrading. It is also very easy to install and low maintenance. Unlike other types of flooring which can crack, warp, split, or are easily stained, linoleum makes for ideal kitchen flooring. It only requires occasional mopping and sweeping to look its best for the long haul. This softer material is also more comfortable underfoot than harder materials, such as tile. It is biodegradable, eco-friendly, and does not cause indoor pollution.  


The Cons of Linoleum Flooring   


While linoleum’s soft nature makes it comfortable underfoot, this also means it can be vulnerable to scratches. The dragging of furniture, and even stiletto heels can scratch its surface. After linoleum is installed it emits linseed fumes for a few weeks. While this odor is completely harmless, many people find it unpleasant. It is, however, quite temporary considering a linoleum floor can last up to 40 years. Linoleum can turn slightly yellow when exposed to light, so it is important to pick colors and designs accordingly. Only sealed linoleum is low maintenance. Unsealed linoleum requires regular polishing and buffing, however, if you seal the flooring to the manufacturer’s specifications, this will not be an issue. Also, while well-maintained linoleum can last for decades and decades, when this flooring material is not properly maintained it shows its age in a hurry. It can turn dingy and yellowish, which is not a good look for any kitchen floor.



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