04-12-2012 02:39 PM
I am going to replace the flooring in my house and I found a wood laminate flooring that I really like, but I can't find linoleum on any website. I am trying to figure out the prices of everything. Do I need linoleum? Help please. My boyfriend works all week so he doesn't have time to look at these things with me.
04-12-2012 04:00 PM - edited 04-12-2012 05:46 PM
Hi lilsaint2008, this is Mike The Home Depot Answer Man.
Genuine linoleum is hard to find anymore as vinyl flooring has taken its place. Here are some of the differences between vinyl and linoleum.
Vinyl will melt if a lighted match or cigarette lands on it, linoleum can’t.
Most vinyl patterns are printed into the surface; linoleum’s colors go all the way through.
Linoleum can be used on countertops and backsplashes where vinyl cannot.
Durability – linoleum can last 30-40 years where most vinyl cannot.
Vinyl was introduced in the 1800’s and vinyl flooring came around in 1947.
Linoleum requires an acrylic coating upon installation and then again annually where vinyl flooring does not.
Linoleum has more durable properties similar to those of ceramic and hardwood, but not the cost of those products.
The cost of linoleum similar to vinyl flooring.
Linoleum is still available, but in rolls only and the color choices are very limited. Vinyl is available in an almost unlimited colors and styles. Armstrong offers over 1,000 choices.
Check out the choices on Home Depot.com and then visit your local Home Depot store to see the styles you like first hand and order your flooring. And you can now order your flooring on line as well!
I hope this answers your question
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04-12-2012 05:08 PM
Hi there lilsaint2008,
Like Mike pointed out above, true linoleum is a bit tougher to come by. Armstrong does still make it, but we do not carry it through them. They're the only manufacturer that I'm aware of that still creates it, albeit in limited colors.
As of now, the world linoleum has pretty much just become synonymous with sheet vinyl. It's used interchangeably by people, just how people refer to laminate flooring as Pergo often. So if you were simply looking for sheet vinyl and not specifically linoleum, then we can do that = )
Also, just for clarities sake...when reading through your post, you mentioned "do I need linoleum?" I just want to make sure that you're talking about using it in a different room and not in conjunction with the laminate flooring.
I hope that between the information from Mike and myself, that we can help get you started on your project!~ = )
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