LinoluemSheet, Tile, Allergy UK Approved.
Linoleum the Eco-Friendly alternative to Vinyl.
Most Linoleum floors are mistaken for vinyl which is a man-made material as a by-product of petroleum. Vinyl is effectively a plastic sheet, which is awkward to produce and to recycle. Linoleum is a natural flooring material; it’s made up of 97% natural raw materials, 72% of which are rapidly renewable and the other 43% is recycled content. This makes linoleum biodegradable and safe for the environment while having the lowest cost of ownership of any hard floor covering available to the customer.
Properties of Linoleum which make it superior to vinyl.
Even though Lino is a natural product, it is highly durable and is resistant to diluted acids, oils, fats and most conventional solvents. This durability makes Lino capable of lasting for 30+ years, making lino not only environmentally safe but economically sound as well.
Linoleum is made from linseed oil, flax, rosin, wood flour, limestone and jute. Linseed oil has Bio-static properties meaning it can fight bacteria and germs, like MRSA, which have become a serious threat to peoples health and studies have proven that MRSA is killed off by the linseed oil. This makes Lino ideal for NHS buildings, Doctors surgeries and even Veterinary practices
Allergy UK has also given it their seal of approval, as it helps sufferers of dust and mite allergies.
Unique Linoleum features.
Endurance to heat.
Linoleum is resistant to burns, and that is why it was Used in bars in pubs and restaurants. If there is a mark left by a cigarette, it could be easily be removed with sandpaper or wire wool. This doesn’t apply any more since the smoking ban in public places, but it does demonstrate the strength of Linoleum.
Sometimes you need something bespoke to set your floor apart from the next. Using lino, you can craft your unique floor with a one of a kind design. Whether you would like feature strips, border work, clip-stones or even a logo or motif. It can be created to your specifications using aqua jet cutting to give you precisely what you want.
What types of Linoleum are available?
The most common thickness of linoleum is 2.5 mm and 3.2 mm. Other thickness’s are used for such applications as acoustic and sports floors. The sheet material is 2 meters wide with variable roll lengths of about 20 meters to 30 meters and it is very heavy.
It is also made in tile form 333 mm x 333 mm and 500 mm x 500 mm although there are specialist cutting services available where designs are required. The material is generally marbled with beautiful ranges of colours and it is also homogeneous so it’s pattern is all the way through.s.
Plain linoleum is also available which is very useful for covering desks and work tops and other pieces of furniture, sometimes it is used to cover round support columns and other building shapes.
Linoleum that meets higher requirements for electrical conductivity. Electrical resistance is improved to more than 1-10 8 Ω (EN1081), ensuring personal safety and protecting equipment that is sensitive to static electricity. Typical areas of use are computer/server rooms and areas with sensitive equipment.
Acoustic linoleum provides a linoleum floor that achieves lower dB values due to a special insulating layer that is connected to the linoleum sheet. In this way impact sound reduction of up to 17 dB can be achieved.
The natural and comfortable look of Cork Linoleum brings a relaxing touch to every room. It is hygienic, practical and decorative. Cork Linoleum is suitable for application in libraries, (physical) therapy rooms, recreation rooms, kindergartens, living rooms, bedrooms and other areas where comfort is demanded.