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Linoleum Flooring

Flooring Type - Linoleum

Linoleum floors are not only durable and allergy resistant (hypoallergenic), they are also environmentally friendly. Linoleum floors are made from natural resources that are recyclable and sustainable*. Start your kids out on a lifetime of green living by choosing linoleum floors for your home.

*Sustainability refers to products made from renewable and nearly inexhaustible resources.


  • Durable, hard surface resists most scratching
  • Most spills are easy to wipe up
  • Hypoallergenic qualities make linoleum a good choice for kids with allergies
  • Antimicrobial (resistant to mold, fungi and bacterial growth)
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Can be relatively warm underfoot
  • Antistatic
  • Offers a wide range of design options to suit a variety of living spaces


  • Linoleum flooring can't be refinished, only replaced
  • A smooth finish may make for a slippery surface
  • Although durable, can still be scratched or gouged

Kid–Safe Flooring Tips – Linoleum Flooring

  • Immediately clean up all spills, dirt, and debris
  • If installing click–and–lock linoleum flooring, protect the subfloor with a moisture barrier or underlayment such as cork or foam rubber
  • Choose larger linoleum tiles for fewer seams; fewer seams mean less adhesive (glue), which could contain harmful VOCs*
  • Use non–slip mats or rugs in areas where kids frequently run or visit

    *VOCs are carbon–based, chemical compounds that outgas from certain flooring products. High exposure to VOCs may result in headaches, fatigue, breathing difficulty and even increased cancer risk.