Linoleum was invented in England in 1863
by Frederick Walton who came up with the name linoleum;
a sustainable, natural product, from the Latin name,
linum, which means flax, and oleum, which means oil.
Scottish flooring manufacturer Michael Nairn, who
introduced the inlaid patterning that linoleum is
known for, later perfected linoleum.
MANUFACTURING PROCESS: Linseed oil
is pressed from the flaxseed; dried and ground into
a fine powder known as "linoleum cement".
The cement is cooled and mixed with pine resin, wood
and cork dust, pigments of colors and limestone and
pressed into homogenous sheets over jute backing.
The word linoleum is often used incorrectly to describe
any sheet flooring, when in fact flooring can be made
from other materials such as vinyl, PVC etc.
OF LINOLEUM FLOORING
Linoleum gets tougher with time as the linseed oil
cures, which makes it extremely durable and resistant
to indentation marks. This is why linoleum is used
frequently in school and hospital applications.
Linoleum does not absorb dust and because of that
the maintenance of linoleum floor is easy and, therefore,
does not cause allergies or create a risk to people
who suffer from asthma or other respiratory diseases.
Warm and Comfortable:
Linoleum is a thermal and sound insulator,
which makes the floor warm and comfortable under foot.
It reaches the room temperature quickly and can be
used with under-floor heating.
Just like cork floors, linoleum is a naturally fire
retardant material, which does not feed off gas.
Linoleum is a natural material that has readily renewable
ingredients. It is biodegradable, formaldehyde free
and non-toxic. Nova’s Linoleum Floating Floors
are also FSC Certified in recognition that the products
meet stringent environmental, social and economic
Nova Linoleum Floating Floors are manufactured in
12”x36” planks and 12”x12”
tiles in a patented click system from Unilin. It is
a glueless installation that snaps together very easily
that do it yourself homeowners can install.