Today’s linoleum is a far cry from the flooring you crawled around on in your mother’s kitchen.

It’s enjoying renewed popularity as a flooring choice because it is made of natural ingredients. So you may take a natural liking to it.

These natural ingredients include linseed oil, cork, limestone, wood flour and tree resins.

An advantage to you is the fact that the color in linoleum goes all the way through, making it extremely wearable and durable.

Another reason for linoleum’s renaissance is that, while it normally comes in sheets, it can be hand-cut for intricate patterning and one-of-a-kind artistry.

Thus it’s very customizable, giving you wide freedom to express yourself.

Linoleum is a quiet, warm surface that cushions your feet and requires minimal maintenance, although it may scuff or mark if not kept well polished.

Its main nemesis is dirt, grit or sand that can be ground into the surface. Utilize walk-off mats or rugs whenever possible. And sweep clean.

Linoleum can be wiped with water but should not be left wet