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Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum flooring is used as a covering, mostly laid over concrete or wooden floors to get more attractive looks of the floor.

Linoleum Flooring

The linoleum flooring material is formed by mixing linseed oil, pigments, gums, cork dust, resin, wood flour and other filling materials in a correct proportion.

It is available in a variety of colours, printed on both sides, in a rolling form. The width of the linoleum flooring varies from 180 cm to 362 cm, and thickness varies from 2 mm to 7 mm.

Higher thicknesses( 5 to 7 mm) are preferable in the place where the traffic movement is heavy, like in the hospital, cinema hall, public sector, theatre etc. Linoleum tiles are also available in the market.

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Following are the advantages of linoleum flooring

1. The linoleum flooring material is cheap.
2. It is durable.
3. It gives an attractive look.
4. It reduces noise to a considerable extent.
5. This floor is comfortable for the users.
6. It can be easily cleaned.


1. It is not suitable for the wet or moist place, because it is subjected to rotting when kept wet.

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