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How to Choose Linoleum?

Linoleum flooring is a popular choice all across the world, when it comes to achieving ease and style on a strict budget. Besides being light on the pocket, the flooring is an environment friendly option as it manufactured out of composed and recycled materials.  Its features of hard wearing, resilient and long service life makes the material, an ideal choice for just any room and any decorating scheme.

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One of the significant features of linoleum flooring is that is it is extremely easy to install. If you are slightly knowledgeable about the product, the task can be easily handled all by yourself. Here is a list of some useful tips in order to assist you in making the right selection.

As linoleum is easy to maintain and durable, the flooring can be easily incorporated in bathrooms, kitchens, store rooms and laundry rooms that are generally allotted a limited budget. Choosing linoleum as the flooring option for these rooms will allow you to spend freely on other decorative elements of the rooms such as cabinets, countertops and relevant fixtures.

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Linoleum flooring is available in oodles of patterns, designs and colors. Whenever opting for the flooring, always ensure to get few extra pieces so that the pattern at the seam can be easily matched. Generally, the color of the flooring is uniform along its thickness but the color is known to fade with consistent exposure to sunlight.

A flooring underlayment can be easily used to protect linoleum flooring against moisture damage and also decrease noise level. Plastic is the best option of shield for the moisture damage, whereas cork underlayment is the ideal choice for offering the best sound reduction.

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Sheet linoleum flooring is the most popular choice. It is available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and designs.  However, a smooth and even subflooring is necessary for enjoying satisfactory results. The sheets are generally available in size ranging between six to eight feet. As a result, seaming the sheets would be required in most of the rooms. Henceforth, please do not hesitate to get professional help.

While choosing to install linoleum flooring all by yourself, you need to ensure that the pre-existing flooring is solid and also provides a smooth surface. In addition, the linoleum tiles should also be allowed to acclimate to the environment for a minimum of twenty four hours before the installation process is initiated.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 7, 2011

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