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Linoleum Kitchen Floors

October 08, 2020

Enhance your kitchen's design with suddenly fashionable again linoleum flooring, an affordable, eco-friendly and durable option available in a rainbow of colors.

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Reasons to Love Linoleum

Linoleum is made with renewable, biodegradable materials including linseed oil and cork. Mineral pigments are added to produce rich, vibrant colors. Linoleum produces no harmful vapors and is considered a top environmentally-friendly flooring choice. Linoleum comes as sheet goods designed for glue-down installation and as laminated planks and tiles that install as a floating floor system. Some manufacturers provide a protective coating that prevents staining and helps the product stand up to foot traffic. Linoleum without this coating should be refinished every two years. Expect to pay $2 to $5 per square foot and $7 to $12 per square foot installed.

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Why Choose Linoleum?

A rainbow of colors and a bevy of design options make linoleum a good choice for a kitchen floor. Often compared to vinyl, linoleum is a durable surface great for busy spaces (like kitchens). It stands up to foot traffic, water, heat and scratching. Linoleum is inherently antibacterial and antistatic, making it hygienic and easy to clean. And a plus for avid cooks: linoleum floors are soft and comfortable underfoot. You can stand for a long time at the stove without getting achy.

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Easy-to-Clean Linoleum

Gray, gold and black linoleum floor tiles echo the colors found in this galley kitchen's backsplash while also adding a playful touch throughout.

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Photo: Jessica Comingore. From: Jenika Kurtz Cuadra.

Black and White

Black and white gives graphic punch and energy to this contemporary kitchen. A striped shade adds character above the sink and freshens up the classic black-and-white diamond floor.

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