These same natural materials also cause a harmless odor and a slight yellow discoloration at installation. Both will disappear when the floor is exposed to light and air.
Linoleum for residential use is sold in rolls and a high performance coating may be bonded to the surface to improve durability and make cleaning easier. Because linoleum is very durable and naturally anti-microbial, it's a good choice for kitchens and playrooms.
What you should know:
- Because linoleum is made from abundantly available, renewable materials it truly is a "green floor".
- Be sure that the linoleum you choose for home use has a high performance coating. This eliminates the need to polish the floor and protects it from high ph cleaners.
- Samples of linoleum should be exposed to light before you make your color selection.
- Linoleum is not recommended for a DIY project. Professional installation is important to protect your investment in your floor.