Linoleum was the standard floor covering material in kitchens for decades. It was available in thousands of colors, patterns, and designs. It was even available in patterns that looked like oriental rugs. It was in standard use in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, many dining rooms and even throughout many entire homes.

Linoleum is not as popular as vinyl at this time, but it is gaining popularity for many of the same reasons that made it popular in the past. Linoleum, like vinyl, is a good choice for kitchen floors because it is water resistant, easy to clean and maintain, and inexpensive. When remodeling, linoleum is a good choice because it is easy to work with.

Of increasing interest to many homeowners today is the fact that linoleum is made and treated entirely with natural materials. It is an environmentally friendly floor covering option.The cost of linoleum should be between about $3 and $7 per square foot.