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mskennedy
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Posted: August 1, 2008 2:05 PM

Is there a way that I can tell the difference between linoleum and vinyl? I am trying to figure out what I have in my kitchen.
JimLaeger
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Posted: August 1, 2008 2:09 PM

RE: Can't tell if I have vinyl or linoleum
Linoleum is a very hard product and does not come with a no wax surface. It also does not have distinct patterns and is usually available in a marbleized look.
mskennedy
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Posted: September 24, 2008 1:12 PM

RE: Can't tell if I have vinyl or linoleum
So when you say that linoleum does not come with a no-wax surface, does that mean it will feel waxy to the touch? 
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Posted: October 2, 2008 12:29 PM

RE: Can't tell if I have vinyl or linoleum
You could say that linoleum feels a bit waxy to the touch, but you will also not notice a very glossy finish unless the floor has been waxed after installation. There are vinyl patterns that look an awful lot like real linoleum as well, so if you want the best way to tell your floor's make-up, pull-out your refrigerator or stove, or pull-off a piece of base in a closet, and remove a very small piece of the flooring. Usually around the edges it won't be perfectly adhered anyway. Look at the backing of the product. If you can see a mesh backing that looks like a carpet backing, it's linoleum. If it has a gray felt backing or is solid vinyl all the way through, it's vinyl.

 

 
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Posted: January 30, 2016 4:02 PM

RE: Can't tell if I have vinyl or linoleum
 I was looking for this information, thanks for the post! 192.168.1.1
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