Heterogeneous linoleum: description, characteristics, thickness, types and reviews

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Heterogeneous linoleum: description, characteristics, thickness, types and reviews
Heterogeneous linoleum: description, characteristics, thickness, types and reviews

Semi-commercial heterogeneous linoleum has long become widespread as a floor covering for rooms with average load and traffic. High technical properties have provided a wide range of applications for the material, which belongs to the category of high-quality and durable coatings.

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In accordance with GOST, the material is based on special fiberglass coated with PVC impregnation. This makes it possible to apply a protective layer and a top coat with different patterns.

Commercial heterogeneous linoleum "Tarkett" differs from other types by the method of special application of additional PVC elements. Thus, the surface acquires an original appearance and relief structure.

The surface protective coating consists of three parts, its total thickness is regulated by the approved requirements of GOST and is within 0.2-0.5 mm. It provides linoleum with mediumcharacteristics of softness and flexibility, as well as installation on a relatively level base.

Distinctive features of the material are expressed primarily in a more complex structure. Operational initial characteristics remain the same for 10 years. The standard thickness primarily affects the total mass: a square meter of coating weighs about 2.5 kg. The internal structure is similar to the standard household version.

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Difference between heterogeneous and homogeneous material

When comparing homogeneous and heterogeneous bases, the main difference between the latter lies in the manufacturing technique and the width of the web. The difference in other characteristics is less noticeable. It should be noted that the main advantage lies in the layering, which is represented by the following layers:

  • top coat prevents abrasion and damage to the applied image, its average thickness is 5 mm;
  • middle layer is decorative, in particular, provides structural features through the addition of special components;
  • The bottom layer is a foamed PVC base, it is used to increase noise and heat insulation.
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Commercial heterogeneous linoleum, the price of which starts from 400 rubles per square meter, is easy to install and unpretentious in subsequent care. High frame performanceprovided by the use of fiberglass as the bottom layer. The thickness of the existing substrate affects the soundproofing properties, which are in the range of 12-16 dB. In addition, the material is resistant to damage and chemical active substances.

Quality sports heterogeneous linoleum has the following advantages:

  • high degree of sound insulation and heat preservation;
  • presence of antibacterial components in the composition;
  • resistance to mechanical damage of various kinds;
  • moisture resistance;
  • color intensity stays the same for a long time.

Where is it used?

Heterogeneous linoleum has become actively used as a floor covering in hotels, shopping centers, child care facilities, massage parlors, insurance and bank branches, office premises. The prevalence is caused by the presence of many positive characteristics, first of all, buyers note simple maintenance, lightness of the material, wear resistance, as well as a long period of operation. In addition, the structure remains the same even when exposed to significant loads.

Heterogeneous linoleum is also used in residential premises, it is especially popular in the arrangement of the corridor and kitchen area, but the greatest demand is observed in office premises.

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A large number ofmaterial provided by many different companies. The Russian construction market is dominated by Polish, Belgian, Slovenian and domestic manufacturers who specialize in the production of high-quality semi-commercial coatings.

It is advisable to purchase heterogeneous linoleum, having a protective layer with a thickness of at least 5 mm. Thanks to this characteristic, it is possible to obtain a high-quality floor covering with a long period of operation. In some cases, in addition to a long service life, the creation of a warm surface with high soundproofing properties comes to the fore. For this, a coating with a bottom dense and thick layer is suitable.

When choosing the required option, you need to pay special attention to the characteristics of all layers, but first of all the top one. Its quality determines the resistance to fading, UV rays and furniture legs.

It is worth noting the existence of linoleum with moisture resistant characteristics and the presence of antibacterial additives, which can also be used to create a floor heating system.

heterogeneous commercial linoleum thickness

What you need to know?

Any material, regardless of its quality and cost, requires strict adherence to the rules of storage and transportation to prevent damage and deformation. Heterogeneous commercial linoleum, the thickness of which is in the range of 2.5-4 mm, is laid using glue and does not require special tools and special knowledge. Must be carefully madepreparatory work. For high-quality installation, the base must have a perfectly flat surface. When laying on tiles or parquet, the floor must first be leveled using chipboard sheathing.


Before starting work, the material must lie in the room in which the repair will take place during the day. Then it is placed on the entire surface that requires coverage, while not forgetting the need for overlaps on walls and joints of 5 and 2 cm, respectively. After smoothing the surface of the linoleum, it is cut at a certain angle between the floor and the wall.

To apply a special adhesive, the canvas is turned over, a spatula with medium teeth is used to distribute the mass. The adhesive must be applied carefully, in semi-circular movements. At least half an hour is allotted to evaporate excess moisture. After you can start gluing the canvas.

It is necessary to pay special attention to the choice of adhesive composition, which must be made specifically for heterogeneous semi-commercial type linoleum. If this rule is not followed, the coating may simply not stick to the base. It is worth noting that for the compositions used, there are also established GOSTs. Compliance with them allows you to not doubt the quality of the material. Experts strongly do not recommend the use of universal type glue, since even a special composition is used for ordinary household linoleum. To increase the bonding density of the floor and canvases, the material is rolled from above with rollers, the mass of which is 60kg.

It is worth noting that the installation is not limited to gluing the coating to the base. The surface will look smooth and beautiful only after joining the seams. This process is carried out a day after laying work, the most widespread is the hot technique, which is welding seams using a special cord or hair dryer.

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Heterogeneous linoleum Graboplast Estate Line, according to consumer reviews, has a dense structural surface, pleasant to the touch. It is easy to cut and has markings on the inside.

The material of the Tarkett Force Canasta collection is represented by a coating with various designs and textures, this is its main advantage, according to people who used this linoleum as a floor covering in their homes.

Tarkett Travertine PRO linoleum has gained popularity due to its appearance, resembling a laminate. But many customers complain about the strong chemical smell that does not disappear even after a few days.

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