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A material consisting of a canvas backing thickly coated with a preparation of linseed oil and powdered cork, used especially as a floor covering.
- ‘These repair techniques can be used on vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet floor covering or linoleum.’
- ‘He flung a butter knife at my head and it clanged noisily off the wallpaper and onto the abused linoleum floor.’
- ‘She worked her way back and forth until the entire linoleum floor shone like polished glass.’
- ‘To the rear, the kitchen has linoleum flooring and is fitted with a range of wall and floor units.’
- ‘Immediately ahead is the kitchen with linoleum flooring and plumbing for a washing machine.’
- ‘Since the floor was linoleum, all he had to do was wipe, so as not to disturb anybody with the vacuum.’
- ‘Choose an area with linoleum or tiled floors in case of mishaps or accidents so the area is easily cleaned.’
- ‘From here, an archway opens through to a small kitchen with linoleum flooring.’
- ‘I awoke again in a dazzling fluorescent haze, my ears filled with the soft rushing noise of rubber wheels on linoleum.’
- ‘Somehow, he cannot cross the threshold and walk on its linoleum flooring.’
- ‘True linoleum is usually also made with wood and cork fibers, and mounted on a natural jute backing.’
- ‘The family bathroom has linoleum flooring, black wall tiles and a linen cupboard.’
- ‘Paintwork was faded and there was linoleum on the floor where carpets should have been.’
- ‘An exposed brick arch leads to the kitchen which has original floor tiles covered with linoleum.’
- ‘My weighted footsteps echoed off the sterile, cold walls and polished linoleum floors.’
- ‘The floor is covered with thick black linoleum and the walls are acoustically treated with an asbestos compound.’
- ‘If you live in an older home and haven't replaced the vinyl or linoleum, built up wax will discolor it.’
- ‘I had the students trace the piece of linoleum on the Manila paper so they could draw the exact size they needed.’
- ‘You may wish to wax your linoleum or vinyl floor after a thorough wash, but there's no point in doing it too often.’
- ‘The room was linoleum instead of cement, and the kennels were filled with cats.’
Late 19th century: from Latin linum ‘flax’ + oleum ‘oil’.
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