FAQs About Linoleum and Floor Installation

One of the most overwhelming parts of floor installation is the plethora of flooring materials and installation methods that are available to customers. But it’s important to have options, right? That’s why learning about each flooring material, the flooring process, and what works best in your space is crucial to receiving floors your love. Let’s take linoleum for example. This type of soft flooring is a popular floor installation choice for many commercial and residential spaces. Here are just a few of the frequently asked questions from Ozburn-Hessey on linoleum and it’s floor installation process:

What makes linoleum flooring so unique?

Linoleum floors are made from all-natural and biodegradable materials, which is why it’s such a unique type of floor to install in your commercial or residential space. In fact, vendors like Armstrong have been recycling cork waste to make linoleum floors for many years. To top it off, this material is durable and affordable making it one-of-a-kind and a great choice for many.

What maintenance is needed for linoleum?

Cleaning linoleum floors are very easy, which is another big draw to this flooring. On a frequent basis, sweeping is as simple as it gets. Because linoleum is made of all-natural products, the floors can sometimes be susceptible to cleaners, so be cautious before using. In addition, like hardwoods need waxing or carpets need hot water extraction, some brands of linoleum require occasional coating or waxing.

What is the average lifetime of linoleum?

Linoleum can last anywhere from 15 to 40 years -- depending on how well you care for it. The floors are stain resistant, water resistant and even hypoallergenic. These are great qualities in a floor, especially in a commercial space where durability is key. But beware, even though the flooring is durable direct sunlight can cause discoloration, so it’s important to be mindful.

These durable and all-natural floors are also budget-friendly -- the icing on the cake! Ozburn-Hessey has a long list of vendors that manufacture linoleum so your options are endless when you’re ready to begin the floor installation process. Have more questions about linoleum and other soft flooring? Ozburn-Hessey can help you as well as assist in any other floor requests such as pricing, maintenance and more! For additional information, contact them today!