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Floor Covering

Brain Dahl
Customer Service

Lic# 93128

What is the difference between linoleum and vinyl sheet flooring?
A short history of resilient floor covering may be in order. Linoleum is the original
resilient sheet floor covering; patented in 1860. It was really the only resilient floor
covering until sheet vinyl came into its own in the 1950’s. Sheet vinyl had a number of
advantages: lower cost, ease of installation, and a wide variety of patterns and styles.
Vinyl soon replaced linoleum as the predominate resilient floor covering.
Linoleum was ‘re-introduced’ less than twenty years ago and has been making strong
strides in the market since. It is still made the way it was originally, with only five
ingredients: linseed oil, wood flour, pine rosin, pigment dye, and jute backing. Since
the color goes all the way through, a little nick or gouge is not as noticeable and can
be repaired. As a green flooring solution, it is biodegradable, hypo-allergenic, warm
underfoot and needs minimal care. Custom designs can be created using feature
stripes, decorative borders and motif inserts.
Marmoleum is the most recognizable brand name of linoleum, manufactured by
Forbo, with over 140 different colors and patterns but there are other brands as well.
We would be happy to show you the different linoleums we carry and see if one will
work for you. Come see us today or check out linoleum facts on our website at


2nd & Van Buren., Corvallis, OR 97330


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