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Linoleum is not vinyl!< BR> The word "linoleum" has become a generic term for resilient flooring of all kinds, but it is NOT vinyl. Linoleum is a flooring product made of natural materials, including linseed oil, resins, wood flour, cork, limestone, and jute fabric. This fascinating new book focuses on vintage linoleum; more specifically the marvelous patterns produced from its invention in 1863 until its almost complete eradication in 1960s due to widescale vinyl production. Linoleum is also about the rebirth of authentic linoleum flooring in the past couple of decades, and the hope for a future in which linoleum receives the long overdue respect it has always deserved. < BR> Drawing upon their expertise in restoring and photographing old homes, the authors share the history and evolution of floor coverings generally, and linoleum in particular. With humor and insight, they single out the differing types and patterns of this durable product, discuss its care and maintenance, and list major resilient flooring companies where linoleum can easily be found. This is a must-have collectible book for anyone who ever played with toy cars on grandma's kitchen floor, or arranged their marbles to fit the curious patterns that stretched from corner to corner. < BR> Jane Powell is the proprietor of House Dressing, a business dedicated to renovating and preserving old homes. She is the former president of the historic preservation organization in her hometown of Oakland, California. Her books include Bungalow Kitchens and Bungalow Bathrooms. < BR> Linda Svendsen specializes in architectural interior and exterior photography, and her work has been showcased in Camps and Cottages, Bungalow Kitchens, Bungalow Bathrooms, Old House Journal, Old House Interiors, and Lifestyles Magazine.< BR>
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THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT VINYL! Linoleum: a flooring product made of linseed oil, desiccants (which help speed the oxidation of the linseed oil), resins, wood flour, powdered cork, ground limestone, pigments, and jute fabric (burlap). Linoleum is about the rebirth of one of the most wonderful flooring products ever to be created. In spite of the word "linoleum" having become a generic term for resilient flooring, it is not the same material as vinyl. Drawing upon her expertise in restoring old homes, Jane Powell forays into the world of sustainable flooring with Linoleum. With her usual humor, insight, and panache, Powell shares the history and evolvement of floor coverings and linoleum in particular. Paired with fabulous full-color photography, Linoleum includes an array of the different types and patterns of this durable product as well as information on its care and maintenance. Powell also celebrates the wonderful and amazing designs produced in this material from its invention in 1863 until its nearly complete eradication by vinyl in the 1960s to future design possibilities. Complete with a great resource list where you find linoleum today, Linoleum is the best guide to this fabulous, versatile, amazing, and practical flooring material that is also entirely recyclable.From the Back Cover:
A visual celebration and resource guide to one of the most wonderful flooring products ever created.
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Book Description Gibbs, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Powell, Jane. LINOLEUM. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs-Smith, c2003. First edition. 120pp, illus. color photos by Linda Svendsen. Sq 4to. New hardcover copy with as new d/w. Seller Inventory # 70704
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