added by caxtell
(21 months ago)
Linoleum is a sturdy, water- and wear- resistant material and if taken care of will last for a very long time. It can't handle having heavy objects being dragged over it, but no flooring material can.
Linoleum is static free (helpful when it comes to cleaning up pet hair) and is purported to be non-allergenic. Take care to clean it with pH neutral cleaners (Fabuloso is one) and it will stay looking beautiful for years and years.
Pros: Wide selection of colors and patterns, environmentally friendly, easy to care for, comfortable underfoot
Cons: Can be expensive to have installed, difficulty finding an installer, water-resistant but not waterproof
Suggested uses: Living rooms, kitchens, hallways, baths, dry basements
Price range: $5 to $8 per square foot