Linoleum: It's Back! Linoleum
The Old House Web
Now, thanks in part to an interest in restoring homes from the early- to mid-20th century, linoleum, under the trademarked name Marmorette is being produced by Armstrong. You won't find the floral patterns, teals and pinks that marked earlier periods, however. Marmorette comes in 58 largely earth tones, like the floor pictured. Colors include "Bamboo Tan" and "Oak Brown." The flooring is available only in sheets. One benefit of linoleum could not have been anticipated by its inventor -- it has an anti-static that makes it ideal for rooms with electronic devices.
Marmorette starts at about 80 cents per square foot. Professional installation is required, and the floor is not recommended for bathrooms or below-grade floors. (January 2005).