Another option for “going green” in the home is linoleum. Linoleum is made fromÂ linseed oil, woodflour, and/or cork dust and sometimes pine rosin,Â jute and limestone.Â
Pros â€“ It comes in aÂ wide variety of colors. It isÂ quiet and durable. MoreÂ importantly it isÂ biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It is also very hygienic and doesn’t collect dust like some flooring. It is a goodÂ choice for people with dust allergies.
Cons – It is made to be porous soÂ it may need to be waxed or polished from time to time. Overall it isÂ a strong flooring but repairsÂ can be veryÂ difficult for a do-it-yourself homeowner. Also, linoleum doesn’t really add to the resale value of your home.