Linoleum Flooring - ©Iriana ShiyanLinoleum is a type of flooring that many have heard of and is on the rise again. It is an environmentally friendly material, as well as hypoallergenic. There are many other benefits to linoleum flooring and here at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake, we want to help you realize the great potential linoleum has as your next flooring material.

The Material

Linoleum flooring is long-lasting, easy to maintain, and inexpensive. It’s made in a process that has changed very little since it was invented in 1860. Some though, may consider linoleum to be a better flooring material than other types of flooring. Linoleum is made of all-natural materials, making it the best kind of flooring for anyone wanting to “go green” and be environmentally friendly. Allow our experts at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake to assist you in choosing the perfect linoleum for you and your home.

Environmentally Friendly

As mentioned before, linoleum is extremely environmentally friendly. This is an excellent choice for people with strong allergies at any time of the year. Its natural, organic material is made of pine rosin, jute fibers, wood flour, linseed oil, and pigments (to get you the colors and designs you desire). The linseed oil is extracted from flax seeds and wood flour is obtained from lumber waste (known as sawdust). Jute fiber, which creates the backing of the flooring, is a strong fiber that is plentiful in areas of the world where there are monsoon seasons. This type of flooring material is great as a “green” option for your home.

Clean and Long-lasting

Linoleum flooring is known as a hypoallergenic material. This means that it bodes well for people with harsh allergies, whether it’s dust, grass, or pet dander. The material has qualities such as anti-bacterial properties that repel dirt and dust and can help people battle allergies. Linoleum flooring is very low-maintenance. Simply sweep and damply mop once a week and your linoleum floor will look as good as new!

At Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake, our flooring and design experts can help you achieve the look you desire in your home. We will jump at the chance to assist you in all of your flooring needs!


Photo Credit: Iriana Shiyan