Right now I'm still looking for the right flooring for the bedroom, office and kids room, and during my search I came across hardwood linoleum. I have to say that we have 2 dogs and it's also important to me that the flooring is easy to clean, not too sensitive and above all that it doesn't harbor mites, bacteria, etc. Tile would certainly be a good choice here, but for me it is too cold, especially for a child's room.
Like I said, the manufacturer's description reads very well. But does anyone have any experience with them?
But if there are dogs in the house, parquet as well as laminate is totally inappropriate. Or there is a lot of time to sand down the dog scratches on the parquet and recoat it. After a while, the laminate looks ugly.
That's why PVC flooring is already the best flooring in this case.
Many friends have installed it in their home, so I chose this flooring for the kitchen and I really regret it. The floor just scratches very quickly because it is so soft, and it really bothers me with such a smooth floor.
I would never put a floor like that in a child's room because in a week it would already be scratched. In a few years I will replace the floor with tile.
This is certainly true, and the price difference is quite substantial. I have linoleum in my hallway, and I'm very happy with it. However, I would not install linoleum in wet areas.
For me, linoleum has only advantages: it is easy to clean and it is very durable.
Linoleum would be a good choice, it is durable, virtually indestructible and comes in a variety of surface patterns.
We've laid linoleum in the decking area ourselves, plain black; it doesn't look dark due to the slight sheen of the surface. With monochrome linoleum, it is important to consider that scratches (e.g. from dog slides, small stones in the soles of shoes, sand from children's shoes) are certainly visible, but not permanent. In general, linoleum is resistant to mechanical and chemical stresses, so deformations such as pressure marks will disappear after a while.
Linoleum is antistatic, mildly fungicidal and suppresses bacterial growth. At this time, to care for the floor, you should use ordinary detergents that do not contain alkali, wipe with damp warm water, and occasionally use a wax-based maintenance product.
We have linoleum in our kitchen, and we can attest that it is very durable. Especially in the kitchen, where a lot is done and the degree of contamination is high. But so far I've managed to get rid of everything.
Like any other flooring, it has its advantages and disadvantages. The same applies to linoleum. For me, the plus side is that linoleum is very durable. Its smooth surface is easy to clean. It is also slip resistant.
The only drawback I see is that linoleum does not tolerate dampness, it swells up.
We had linoleum in the nursery, and we very quickly replaced it with parquet. It looks better and lasts longer.
It's just that for many people, it's also a matter of price. The cost of linoleum is only a fraction of the cost of hardwood flooring. It's clear that linoleum is more vulnerable. But parquet isn't durable either.