Many areas of my linoleum floor have embedded stains,
which I am unable to remove using various common
would like to restore my floor to a like-new condition.
What do you recommend?
If your floor is very old, I imagine most of those
stains could be there to stay.
the other hand, Armstrong, which has been making
linoleum floors for decades, recommends two of its
products. If you are willing to spend some money, they
might work for you.
is Armstrong Satinkeeper Resilient Low Gloss Floor
Finish. (A recent check online showed it priced at
$12.99 to $17.50 for a 32-ounce bottle.)
other is Armstrong Shinekeeper Resilient Floor Finish,
which cannot be used on low-gloss floors. (Prices online
were in the $12.99-$16.99 range.)
near you can be located on the companyís website, www.armstrong.com
can find linoleum-maintenance tips at the website, as
well, but I wanted to share something I found there that
is pretty interesting.
room yellowing" ó sometimes referred to as
"seasoning bloom," "drying room
film" or "stove yellowing" ó is a
natural phenomenon that occurs during the manufacturing
process of all linoleum.
linoleum cures in the drying room, a yellowish cast may
develop on its surface due to the oxidation of the
is not a product defect. Any change in the linoleumís
appearance because of this yellow cast is temporary and
disappears after exposure to either natural or
artificial light. The time required for the yellow cast
to disappear ranges from a few hours to several weeks,
depending on the type and intensity of the light source.
the yellow cast disappears more quickly with exposure to
natural light. It will not disappear on areas that are
not exposed to light.
of floor finishes will not interfere with the
dissipation of the yellow cast.
now you know.
thing Iíve learned over the years is that regular
maintenance keeps small problems from getting bigger.
Give it a try.