Linoleum flooring was introduced in the United States, including the Bloomington and Minneapolis areas, in the 1960’s. Linoleum quickly became a popular flooring option because its rich color palate worked well with the décor of the era.

A Classic Choice

Linoleum flooring continues to be a popular choice for homeowners in Bloomington and Minneapolis because of its durability, affordability and its classic appeal. Linoleum floors also come in a variety of colors and styles, which makes it a very versatile flooring option. Unlike hardwood or carpet, linoleum is moisture-resistant, making it an ideal flooring choice for basements, kitchens and bathrooms. It is also low maintenance, easy to care for, and easy to clean!

For the eco-friendly homeowner in Bloomington or Minneapolis, linoleum is also an ideal choice as it is considered a green flooring option.

Linoleum vs. Vinyl

Although both linoleum and vinyl are considered resilient flooring, the two have very distinct features and are not to be confused. Vinyl flooring is a petroleum byproduct, while linoleum flooring is made from linseed oil and resin. The patterns and designs found on vinyl flooring are printed directly on the surface, whereas with linoleum flooring, the patterns are created by mixing color directly with the flooring material.

Easy, Hassle-Free Installation

Linoleum often comes in large sheet rolls or in individual tiles, and is installed using special linoleum adhesive or glue. For easy, hassle-free linoleum flooring installation, contact Floor Coverings International, serving the Bloomington and Minneapolis areas. We offer free in-home consultations, and will bring a wide variety of linoleum samples right to your door!

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