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Linoleum? A Better Option than you Might Think

I know what you are thinking. Linoleum? Who in their right mind would put something that is going to warp in the sunlight or begin to peel after only a couple of years in their kitchen? The truth is most people are actually thinking of vinyl when they’re talking about Linoleum. Instead, Linoleum is actually made from all-natural materials, including linseed oil, pine rosin and wood flour. And with Linoleum, you don’t have to worry about the beautiful color or designs fading away, since it’s built into the very soul of the material.

Here are a couple of reasons why you should look at Linoleum for your next residential flooring needs:

At Home Ease

Look, Linoleum is going to last for a long time. Some estimates have the material lasting as long as 40 years, so when you decide to remodel again, it will be on your terms. A room with Linoleum flooring won’t knick and scar up, like a softwood floor might, so you don’t have to worry about which room to put it in.  And you can forget about the hours lost to scrubbing and mopping, since all you need to keep your floors clean is a quick spot of a specially designed cleaner and you’re good to go.

For something a little more tricky, like a gummy or particularly sticky spot, just cool it with some ice and wash it–and your worries–away. One of the better ways Linoleum could help improve your home, however, is that it doesn’t keep the allergens locked in, making it a much better option for families with asthma or other allergies.

Laying down carpet and installing wood floors can be a bit of a hassle that takes up most of  a weekend. When you use Linoleum, you don’t need to clear off your calendar. Thanks to its interlocking system, doing a whole room is as easy as a snap. Of course, getting a professional to help out is always nice, which is why we at Ozburn-Hessey specialize in installing flooring.

Saving you money

Saving time and helping you avoid the hassles that normally come with putting in a new floor are nice, but that’s not all you will save by using Linoleum. No, you’ll also save something a little more helpful: Money. Most Linoleum-based flooring options are a great deal cheaper than their wood or carpet based counterparts. In fact, the average cost of Linoleum is only about $2.50-$3.50 per square foot, whereas the cost for new wood floors is going to run you in the neighborhood of $8 to $14 per square foot.

So get rid of your preconceived notions about Linoleum, because it really is a more cost effective, more durable option for your home. And since it is available in tile or wooden design options, it’s a flooring option that will keep you happy for years to come. We at Ozburn-Hessey believe you should be happy with whatever floors you install, no matter the material. Contact us for a free quote today!

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