• Acids

    Linoleum is resistant to the short-term impact of weak acids and alkaline solutions.

  • Ageing

    When cleaned and maintained at regular intervals, linoleum can be considered highly resistant to ageing.

  • Anti-slip properties

    In accordance with applicable rules and standards, linoleum is also suitable for areas with increased slip hazards.

  • Antistatic floor coverings

    Do not require additional precautions during laying.

  • Bacteria

    Due to its ingredients, linoleum is naturally bacteriostatic.

  • Care and maintenance

    For regular care and maintenance, wiping the linoleum with a wet or damp cloth is sufficient.

  • Charging

    Linoleum is a material with inherent permanent antistatic properties.

  • Color variations

    Over 95% of all color variations result from variances in lighting. The drying room film caused by the natural ingredients will reduce as exposure to light increases.

  • Company history

    In Germany, the history of linoleum began in Delmenhorst in 1882. By 1912, 10 factories had been established. In 1926, the three Delmenhorst Hansa, Schlüssel and Anker factories and the Bietigheim and Maximiliansau production sites merged to form the Berlinbased Deutsche Linoleum-Werk-Aktiengesellschaft headquartered in Bietigheim from 1938). In 1969, linoleum production was concentrated at the Delmenhorst Schlüssel factory. In 1998, Armstrong World Industries Inc. took over the company, now a joint stock corporation, known as DLW since 1969. The company’s new name: Armstrong DLW AG.

  • Conductive floor coverings

    Suitable for IT areas or other rooms used to accommodate data transmission systems.

  • Cork flour

    Organic filler added to linoleum cement.

  • Disposal

    No hazardous waste is generated. Old floor coverings are sent to landfill, incinerated or composted. Offcuts from production are reused.

  • Drying room film

    forms as a result of light deprivation. Light exposure reduces the film which builds back up again to a lesser extent when light exposure decreases.

  • Emissions

    Due to its largely natural ingredients, no harmful emissions are generated during the production and disposal of linoleum.

  • Fillet

    There are profile and skirting board systems. Installation as per manufacturer instructions.

  • Grease

    Linoleum is grease-resistant.

  • Initial surface treatment

    Carried out after completion of construction project to protect the surface, makes regular cleaning easier.

  • Inlaid linoleum

    Old grade no longer manufactured, with patterns and colors extending evenly through the entire layer.

  • Inlays

    Inlay works created by precision cutting ornaments in two or more sheets of linoleum in different colors. CAD-assisted development. Cutting is carried out on ultrasound cutting systems.

  • Light exposure

    Linseed oil and products derived from it are characterized by yellowing in the dark. For this reason, linoleum has a yellow cast or “drying room” film, which fades when the material is exposed to light.

  • Linodur

    Strongest linoleum grade, 4.0 mm thick. Military tank test drives did not cause any damage.

  • Linoleum cement

    Mix of linseed oil, resins and dry materials to create the linoleum binder.

  • Linoleum flour

    Generated during the in-house recycling of production waste.

  • Linseed oil

    Extracted from the seeds of the oil flax plant and fed into the linoleum production cycle in naturally pure condition. Acts as a binder.

  • Odor

    The odor previously associated with linoleum was caused by the wax used to polish the floor.

  • Pigments

    White pigments are used to brighten the dark brown base of the linoleum. All colored pigments used are toxicologically harmless and physiologically safe.

  • Polishing

    An outdated floor treatment. Regular wet or damp cleaning is sufficient.

  • Printed linoleum

    Old grade no longer manufactured. The pattern was usually printed onto the right side, using a flat-bed printing method.

  • PUR Eco system

    New permanent surface finish optimizing both cleaning and environmental performance.

  • Residual indentation

    For linoleum, this parameter ranges from 0.07 to 0.10 mm.

  • Roll width

    Usually 200 cm. Sheets rolled directly from production are 20 to 31 meters long.

  • Seams

    In general, linoleum seams should be heatsealed with weld rods.

  • Service life

    Linoleum has a very long service life, usually extending over several decades.

  • Storage

    Linoleum rolls should be stored in upright position in spaces kept at normal temperature.

  • Subfloor moisture

    Linoleum is sensitive to moisture. For this reason, all requirements in respect of subfloor residual moisture must be met.

  • Surface

    After curing, the linoleum surface is usually finished. An acrylate dispersion layer is applied and dried by infrared radiation.

  • Thickness

    Between 2.0 and 4.0 mm. In order to enhance impact sound and thermal insulation, a cork flour base may be laid (consisting of coarser cork flour without pigments and mineral fillers, thickness 2.0 to 3.2 mm).

  • Underfloor heating

    Linoleum can generally be laid over subfloors equipped with underfloor heating systems.

  • Waterjet

    Waterjet cutting technology, also suitable for linoleum engraving.

  • Weld rod

    Matches linoleum colors