Tip #1: Research the Benefits of Genuine Linoleum
Look into the benefits and drawbacks of linoleum before committing. Linoleum features all-natural, renewable materials such as sawdust and linseed oil. For this reason, it is completely biodegradable. Natural organic materials bring out the pigmentation in linoleum, allowing for beautiful coloring. It’s durable and requires little maintenance. However, many people choose to go with vinyl, which is different than linoleum, because of even easier maintenance.
Tip #2: Save Money With Self Installation
This is one of those areas where you can really save a bundle by installing the linoleum squares yourself. Because it’s easy to maintain and it’s durable, you can incorporate this type of flooring into any room in the home, including laundry rooms and storage rooms. Spend the money you’re saving on hiring a professional, and use it on decorative cabinets and fixtures. Just make sure the pre-existing flooring is solid for a smooth surface, then let the linoleum tiles acclimate to the environment for about 24 hours before installation.
Tip #3: Select Accessories Carefully
OK, so you’ve selected the linoleum flooring you want. Now, it’s time to consider accessories, which will work to protect and enhance your floor, not to mention extend its life. If you’re looking to bridge the gap between two floors within two different rooms, you’ll need to choose trims and moldings. Adhesives are another consideration, as many types of linoleum require the use of special glues to adhere the new floor to the sub-floor. And, sealers and caulks are also necessary to protect your new floors.