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If you are looking to sell or renovate your home and need to replace the flooring, there are many great options on the market to get the job done beautifully. When people think of linoleum, the first image that comes to mind might be that of plastic, fake tile flooring. Good news for you: vinyl and linoleum are two completely different materials.

True linoleum floors are ecologically friendly and beautiful. It is made of renewable materials and can last up to 40 years when it is given the proper care. This material was once revered as a luxury, even being used in the ballroom of the Titanic. Before you decide how to replace the floors in your UBC home, consider these great advantages of linoleum flooring.

 

It is Durable

Linoleum is one of the most durable materials that you can buy for flooring. It is water resistant and simple to clean, making it a perfect choice for high traffic areas and rooms such as the kitchen, bathrooms or laundry areas. With proper care, it does not fade or show excess wear over time.   

 

Cost Efficient

Wood, tile and even carpets can get very expensive. Linoleum is a cheaper alternative for beautiful flooring. This material gets a lot of bang for your buck and, since it lasts over an extended period of time, is a great investment. Using linoleum to replace or remodel floors can save you a lot of money both immediately and long term.

 

Eco Friendly

Though linoleum became a less popular choice among consumers, it is seeing sales steadily increase due to many factors, including being ecofriendly. True linoleum, not the vinyl imposter material, is made from natural, renewable resources such as cork dust, wood flour and linseed oil. It is biodegradable and will not release toxins into the environment as it decomposes.

 

Texture

People love the warm softness of linoleum compared to other floor materials. It is easy to cut and install, and if you happen to drop a dish, it is less likely to shatter. Linoleum traps more heat than tile, a major perk during the cold winter months.

 

Customizable Options

Linoleum comes in an endless amount of designs and color options. There is something to represent every person’s unique tastes. They can be customized to fit any theme or room, unlike many other floor materials.

Linoleum is a great option for those who are going to place their UBC home on the real estate market. It insures that you do not put excess money into a home that you might not get back in the sale, while also providing your buyers with quality floors that they will love. For more great tips on selling your home this season, visit our seller’s page and contact a UBC Real Estate representative today.