- How to choose linoleum for bedroom, kitchen and hallway
How to choose linoleum for bedroom, kitchen and hallway
Choosing flooring for apartments, you must take into account the purpose, special conditions and the permeability of each of the rooms in which it is planned to be laying.
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What criteria should guide the choice of linoleum for each room? Before the construction of the floor covering must be allocated out of the total number of dwellings children's rooms. They should be covered with linoleum ecofriendly exclusively from natural materials with antibacterial properties. In all other rooms can be safely used linoleum made from synthetic materials: PVC, glyptal, kolloksilinovy or relin.
The next criterion is the humidity. In the kitchen, where the humidity is always higher than in the other rooms, need kolloksilinovy or PVC vinyl with excellent resistance to moisture.
The thickness of the linoleum to the bathrooms, which Paul has pronounced defects in the form of cracks and depressions shall be not less than 3 mm. Although, by and large, this floor before laying linoleum, you need to prepare by doing the repair, especially if it is concrete.
In a thick linoleum with a decent protective layer (0.25 mm) are in need of a room, having a high permeability and exposed to high mechanical loads. Otherwise, the replacement of a newly laid flooring will stand up pretty soon – in a year or two.
As already mentioned, linoleum for children should be of natural materials with a minimum thickness of 3 mm. to lay If such coverage is not possible, you can opt for domestic or semi-commercial linoleum.
Since the permeability in the nursery will be high, and the mechanical load is significant, the thickness of the linoleum should be 3 mm and above, and the protective layer is not less than 0.25 mm.
Due to the fact that permeability in most of the bedrooms of our apartments and houses can be described as moderate or even low, the load on the linoleum laid in them is low.
Therefore, for the bedroom will be quite a floor covering thickness of about 1.2 mm with the thickness of the protective layer of 0.15 mm. On a semi-commercial linoleum in this case not necessary to spend money quite fit and household.
Kitchen, corridor and hallway
Did you know that the kitchen is on level terrain is not inferior to the hallway and the corridor? That is why the choice of linoleum for these areas, grouped in one section. Since the movement is active, the flooring will experience high loads to abrasion and deformation.
The linoleum in the first year after repair not frayed, its thickness should be not less than 3 mm. In the thickness of the protective layer also save you should not. 0.25 mm and above – that the optimal value of the protective layer of linoleum for the hall, corridor and kitchen. Don't forget that flooring for the kitchen should have excellent resistance to moisture. The best type of linoleum in this case – semi-commercial.
Activity visit the living room occupies an intermediate position between the bedroom and hallway.
Given the moderate permeability and a low probability of mechanical damage, equip the flooring in the packing of household linoleum with a thickness of about 1.5 mm cover thickness 0.2 mm.
Proper care of the linoleum will significantly extend its lifespan. Performing wet cleaning, avoid hot water – high temperature linoleum doesn't like. Do not use aggressive detergents, abrasive substances, and coarse-grained powders. Regularly use a polymeric mastics and special Polish.