Installing a liquid linoleum floor - DURACRYL (2)

What is linoleum flooring?

In 1860 linoleum flooring was invented by the Scotsman Frederic Walton. Linoleum is made through the pol of lineseed oil and natural materials such as cork- and woodflour, mineral fillers, rosin and pigments.


After the mixing of the ingredients the linoleumpast is rolled out on a burlap sheet. For the hardening process the linoleum is kept hanging in the socalled ‘dryingchambers’ for several weeks at a temperature of 30 degrees Centigrade. Only when the lineseed oil is oxidized the linoleum is ready for transport and installation. The rolls are about 30 meters long, 2m1 width and weigh uptill 200 kg. On site the linoleum is cut to measurement and glued to the subfloor. The joints are welded with polyethylene weldingcord.


This process of fabrication is practically unchanged since it’s origin and takes place over more then 150 years.


Duracryl has developed a technique to produce linoleum on site. With the linoleum mix it is now possible to pour liquid linoleum. An additional binder creates a hardening within hours. This binder is based on natural renewable oil and works in combination with the lineseed oil.
All known and proven characteristics of classic linoleum are now being improved with a labourfriendly installation (max 25 kg), no joints but seamless, no cutting losses, no maximum roll lengths, a high flexural strength and a high chemical resistance. Furthermore is the product hardening without external warmth and within hours. Application on site can be from 2 to 2,5mm.


The new linoleum is launched in many countries around the world as: CORQUES LIQUID LINO


Corques also outperforms linoleum from the roll in terms of sustainability by limiting the use of precious raw materials.

Sheet linoleum vs Corques liquid lino

All numbers are given in weight (gramms) per m2. In case of sheet linoleum, experience shows that with modern design of organic shaped buildings, the cutting losses are well over 10%. In the above diagram the cutting loss is calculated with 15%. In both cases all materials needed for 1 sqm are included.


Corques Liquid lino is made with cork. Sheet Linoleum contains only wood flour and more mineral filler making it considerably heavier than Corques per square meter.


The comparison shows that a weight saving of more than 40% can be achieved with the application of Corques. Again: Sustainability is also avoiding unnecessary use of (non) natural resources and limiting transport effects by using lighter materials.

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