Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum Is Back in Style, Thanks to the Green Movement
Since reaching its height of popularity half a century ago, the demand for linoleum flooring has decreased. Now, as consumers begin to seek out environmentally friendly options in everything, natural linoleum flooring is making a comeback. In addition to being good for the environment, consumers are finding the low price point and durability of the material to be very appealing.

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Why is Linoleum Good for the Environment?
There are quite a few reasons linoleum flooring is considered to be environmentally friendly:

 The materials used to create linoleum are considered renewable materials. Made primarily with linseed oil, which comes from flax plants, linoleum also incorporates calcium carbonate, a compound found in rocks all over the world.  Even vinyl linoleum flooring, which incorporates vinyl into the mix, is mostly composed of organic ingredients. 

 Linoleum flooring has a long life expectancy. This also helps the environment as the process of changing out the flooring creates a lot of trash. If the flooring you choose now lasts longer, and you do not have to undertake changing it out to a new floor anytime soon, less waste is created in the long run. 

 You can reduce your carbon footprint by choosing linoleum over an imported material, like travertine, which is typically imported from Italy.

Other Advantages of Linoleum
Linoleum is durable, water resistant, and non-allergenic. This makes it a good choice for people who own large pets, as carpet will hold on to the pet dander and hardwood can be easily damaged by a large dog.