What is Linoleum?

Linoleum is a floor covering made from materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate.

Linoleum has been largely replaced with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flooring, which has similar properties of flexibility and durability, but has greater brightness, translucency and is relatively less flammable. Modern day references to the term “linoleum” generically refers to¬†flooring material that is installed¬†from sheet roll goods.