Linoleum Flooring?

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    I'm replacing the kitchen floor and want to have one type/color of flooring throughout the entire first floor. Tile is not attractive to me and hardwood is too expensive, so I am considering linoleum.

    You heard me! That indestructable stuff they used back in the 1950's.

    I'm considering either a citrus color or a neutral....linoleum is not only inexpensive, it's "green" and as most of us know, lasts a lifetime.

    Any thoughts? Most folks in my housing association carpet their living rooms, but I cannot abide carpet.

    If you like it, do you prefer all one color or a pattern? The rooms are small.

    Thankies for any input!


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    They make linoleum floor that looks like hardwood. Both parquet and planks.


    Since the rooms are small i would not go with a pattern or anything dark.. Change the flooring for each room....

    Hardwood look in the hallway and living room... Diamond pattern in the kitchen.... something neutral in the bedrooms. It just doesn't have to be ONE pattern of linoleum.

    Be sure to get extra so if there are any repairs to be made you have the "patch"


    You can always put down throw rugs over the linoleum.
     
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    I like the upper left 1st one. But if you have cats and dogs, their nails start to scratch up the linoleum after a few years. That's why I like Tiles. I also live in the southwest where tile is popular,so to each their own taste,I say.
     
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    I did see the linoleum made to look like hardwood, but I only like the very dark color and the rooms are too small for that...I need a bright coloring. I still have my "Florida" style living room furniture and was considering a citrus color throughout the first floor....I think it might be a fun thing to do here in every-day-its-overcast Cleveland, LOL.

    Chances are, I'll chicken out and get a neutral color. Thankies for the tip on getting left over product...very good idea!
     
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    Hate it hate it hate it.

    Have you considered Pergo?
     
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    Why do you hate it boedicca? Does it need waxing, etc.?

    I have looked at laminate; it is somewhat more expensive and as I said, I only really like the very dark colors which are not suitable for my home. I have too many overhangs and tress; my interior is dark even on a sunny day. I cannot abide that.

    Folks...if the price for installation was different, could you live with tiles as opposed to a sheet of linoleum? I hate tiled vinyl floors, but mebbe with linoleum it's different?
     
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    I loathe linoleum.

    The former owners of our house put commercial grade linoleum in the kitchen. Can't stand the stuff - and am so looking forward to remodelling in a couple of years (we live in a big fixer upper - the kitchen is the last thing on the list). It's a mess to take care of.

    Lowe's has pretty affordable Pergo alternatives. The paler maple type colors are quite lovely. A friend of mine redid her little bungalow in San Franciso with it - it looked great!
     
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    Okay, I promise to go see before I make a final decision, miss. Thankies!
     
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    Wax at your own risk...it makes it worse then ice.


    Linoleum has its applications and uses. But it is not something i would use.

    Linoleum tiles? Its a different look but about the same feel. BUT if something slices your floor the tiles are easier to fix.
     
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    I had linoleum in my kitchen for the longest time. It was a bee-atch to keep clean. Then I ended up burning some of it. Yes, burning. I was steaming broccoli and I never put water in the bottom of my pan. It got so hot, it actually melted my old Farberware. I picked the pan up when I smelled it burning, and hot liquid metal flung all over my linoleum floor. I wasn't that upset about it, because I knew we wanted to do our floors over. We ripped it up, along with all the carpet on that floor and put down all hardwood.

    Seeing that hardwood is costly for you, I recommend checking out the Pergo as well.
     
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