Is there such a thing as posh Lino?

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We are gutting and refitting the tiny bathroom in our new house. The floor area is only 1.7x1.15m. As we have young DC, we really want something warm, comfortable, non slip and cheapish. Was thinking Lino but after popping into a local flooring shop and looking at a few ranges today, I am feeling distinctly uninspired. Is there such a thing as posh Lino? What else might work for us? tIA.

drcrab Sat 24-Nov-12 19:40:20

I think that's called karndean!

NicholasTeakozy Sat 24-Nov-12 20:01:31

Altro both looks good and is anti-slip. I think Perstorp Ferguson do a good vinyl too.

MrsGeologist Sat 24-Nov-12 20:04:16

I thought karndean too. Don't actually have any though.

PolterGoose Sun 25-Nov-12 11:37:59

I think you mean vinyl not Lino... Vinyl flooring is what most people have, Linoleum is much posher. What about rubber flooring?

Selks Sun 25-Nov-12 11:39:07


herhonesty Sun 25-Nov-12 11:49:50

no. no such thing.

Runningblue Sun 25-Nov-12 11:50:10

Yes absolutely, we've used very snazzy vinyl flooring in our bathrooms which draws loads of compliments and has encouraged a few friends to 'do' vinyl,rather than laminate.

We've also used karndean flooring through our hallway right through the kitchen and into the utility room, looks great, just same as wood, and easy to care for.

Selks Sun 25-Nov-12 11:57:07

You might be interested to read this

Selks Sun 25-Nov-12 11:58:02

Vinyl is not the same as genuine linoleum flooring.

bonzo77 Sun 25-Nov-12 12:00:55

Rubber flooring. Like they have in airports. Google kimpton flooring and look at their rubber flooring. I've got the bright green in our tiny ensuite.

Runningblue Sun 25-Nov-12 12:01:44

Are you getting hung up on terminology selks?

Pannacotta Sun 25-Nov-12 12:06:07

Marmoleum as Selks says.
Proper lino made from natural materials and perfect for bathrooms.
I say it so many times on here I probably sound like a scratched record!

John Lewis sells it and will fit too, as will local independents.

Pannacotta Sun 25-Nov-12 12:06:58

Runningblue Sun 25-Nov-12 12:16:17

Oh well, I am clearly a cheapskate then hmm - not that the vinyl we have looks cheap, or indeed was cheap.

It sounds like you have some viable options there op.

Selks Sun 25-Nov-12 12:26:50

Nope Runningblue. What Pannacotta said.

MrsBucketxx Sun 25-Nov-12 12:29:08

we have a lino type in our kitchen and bathrooms and we get lots of compliments on it on how nice our wood floor is. you need to have a good look around its moved on alot.

mirry2 Sun 25-Nov-12 12:30:14

Amtico - ver posh and ver expensive

Pannacotta Sun 25-Nov-12 12:36:01

Actually Marmoleum is less pricey than Amtico and maybe even Karndean, which is a bit odd, but there we are.
Much loved by the NHS as apparently it has anti bacterial properties (not sure how).
And no I dont work for them!

MrsBucketxx Sun 25-Nov-12 12:37:44

amtico it was i have.

weakestlink Sun 25-Nov-12 12:42:49

Amtico or (less posh) Karndean.

Selks Sun 25-Nov-12 13:53:04

I love my marmoleum, has been down seven years, is warm and comfy and looks as good as new.

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