how long can linoleum be stored?

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plott hound
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how long can linoleum be stored?

Post by plott hound » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:54 pm

so since our new dog has almost finished tearing up the linoleum floor in the kitchen,its time to think about a new floor.ive got a roll of linoleum in the basement that's about 30 years old.its new old stock and is still wrapped in the plastic from the flooring company.what kind of surprise am I gonna get when I hup this out of the basement and try to unroll it? :o

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A. Spruce
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Re: how long can linoleum be stored?

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:59 pm

It is likely going to be a bit brittle and any kinks or folds will be permanent. If you roll it out and the entire thing lays fairly flat and is still nice and pliable, it may still be usable, but definitely something that you use at your own risk.

All floor retailers have a remnant bin, especially those who cater to contractors or have their own installation crews. Remnants can be had pretty darned cheap, about half of "off the roll" prices, so I'd be inclined to just buy some new stock
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