Vinyl vs. Linoleum, just FYI

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ducks4you, May 7, 2009.

  1. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know until a couple of years ago that there was a difference. There is certainly a PRICE difference between the two, and most of the posts that talk about using linoleum remnants are actually referring to vinyl remnants.

    Linoleum is an old, but really cool and GREEN product. (read this)

    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,202857,00.html

    When vinyl flooring became available in new and brighter colors, Americans stopped using Linoleum. If you have an old house, like mine, you might want to put it "back" in your kitchen, where it probably used to be.

    Here's the company that makes it today:

    http://www.armstrong.com/resflram/na/linoleum/en/us/

    For my COOP, however, I'm goin' with the vinyl. [​IMG]

    Thanks for listening!
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Wow did not know that thanks [​IMG]
     
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd been biting my tongue over commenting on people calling it Linoleum for quite some time. Granted, you CAN get Linoleum from big box stores. It's highly likely [85% of] that it's really vinyl flooring you're getting.

    Anything with a foamy feeling, a texture, or pattern to it is vinyl. Linoleum does NOT come in textures or patterns. Often it's either a solid color or resembles marble.

    THIS floor, was put together with remnant Linoleum.

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    Full details here: http://vtecobuilder.com/?p=66

    I'll
    be finishing my kitchen with Linoleum, for sure, since it's just an old farmhouse.. Want that authentic, aged feeling.

    Edited to correct link to the example flooring page.
     
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  4. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine's and old farmhouse, too. LOVE the high celings! [​IMG] Please send/post pics when you're done with you new floor.
     
  5. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL.. That will be a while.. Heck.. The fireplace has been without a mantel for a year and a half..

    Really got to build a new one...

    I'm SO glad that I dug up that flooring example.. Who ever runs vtecobuilder.com has done some phenomenal work for sure. Getting lots of storage ideas and whatnot from them.
     
  6. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've already added it my Favorites. thx:thumbsup
     
  7. MJCooper42

    MJCooper42 Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU!

    My DW went to the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store and bought Vinyl and I didn't know how to tell her that I couldn't use it.. but not I know I can, and will!
    Thanks again!
     
  8. jomercer

    jomercer Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Linoleum" has become one of those generic names for sheet flooring, like Jello. Marmoleum is one brand name, see http://www.forboflooringna.com

    I wonder how durable linoleum would be under chicken coop conditions--moisture, heat, cold. After all, vinyl is forever.....
     

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