Show me your lovely linoleum!!

purrusApril 3, 2013

I would love to see some pictures of splendid linoleum floors. We have old lino down now, and it has asbestos underlayment so unfortunately the expensive involved with taking it up is prohibitive as we are doing the rest of the $$$ kitchen remodel.

So, I am thinking either cork or linoleum will be our most realistic options. I haven't loved the cork I've seen (and have concerns about it blending with my existing hardwoods), so I would like to do some research on linoleum. Thanks!!

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This is a picture of my laminate floor. I'll post a pic of my old linoleum which was actually really nice.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:06PM
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Here is the linoleum that I replaced, but it is still in our mud room. NOTHING shows on this floor and people used to tell me they liked it in my kitchen.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:08PM
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Did you mean real linoleum? If so I can post it next weekend. We have ordered Marmoleum Dual Tile in shell and coffee in a 4:1 ratio and will be installing it next week.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:17PM
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Linoleum is a wood and linseed oil product made by Forbo (Marmoleum), Armstrong and someone else.

Vinyl is made by many manufacturers in many grades.

Which are you talking about?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:24PM
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Marcolo, yes, I'm aware that they are different products. I'm hoping to go for real linoleum, provided there isn't something that would keep me from doing so. (Like exorbitant cost or some installation issue with my space...)

If not, then I guess it would be vinyl, or I could go back to looking at cork (but like I said, I have concerns about how it would look against the hardwoods that are everywhere else throughout the house.)

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:30PM
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Holly- Kay

I love cork flooring and the owner of the flooring shop that I use says it is very comfortable flooring. I would use it in my kitchen if I didn't have such an open floor plan.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 10:21PM
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Holly-kay, I originally really wanted cork because of the comfort issue (and because you can install the floating version over my hideous 1960 lino). However, again, I'm just worried about getting it to look right with the hardwoods that will be right up next to it from three different rooms.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 10:26PM
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Here is mine

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 11:33PM
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There are several shots of my linoleum if you scroll down in my "almost done" thread. I did forest ground 13x13 tiles with a dark bistre stripe around the perimeter of the room. I love the floor. I used linoleum rather than cork for the same reasons as you expressed. We have walnut cabinets and darkish red oak floors in the dining room which opens to the kitchen. I didn't want to bring the oak into the kitchen. Cork just wouldn't work with the walnut and oak, so linoleum was the logical choice for flooring that was easy on the back.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 7:10AM
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Here is a picture of my Marmoleum; it is Caribbean in the sheet flooring. We needed two rolls with the seam running down the center of the kitchen as the rolls (as I recall) are only 6.5 feet wide. So far it seems to be bulletproof. The color is a warm tan with swirls--my monitor is making it look a bit pinkish which it is not at all.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 11:54AM
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Here's our Volcanic Ash marmoleum. Love it.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 2:02PM
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