linoleum definition

  • noun:
    • A durable, washable product manufactured in sheets by pressing an assortment of hot linseed oil, rosin, powdered cork, and pigments onto a burlap or fabric backing. Linoleum is employed as a covering particularly for floors.
    • a relatively inexpensive waterproof addressing used especially for flooring, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or fabric backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.
    • Linseed oil brought to numerous levels of hardness by some oxidizing procedure, as by exposure to heated environment, or by treatment with chloride of sulphur. Inside problem it's useful for lots of the purposes that India rubber has been used.
    • A kind of floor-cloth made by laying hardened linseed oil blended with floor cork on a canvas backing.
    • some sort of floor-cloth made of linseed-oil which has been oxidized to a dense rubber-like consistency.
    • a floor covering

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