linoleum floor

linoleum floor
floor covered with linoleum

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • linoleum — [[t]lɪno͟ʊliəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Linoleum is a floor covering which is made of cloth covered with a hard shiny substance. ...a gray linoleum floor. and white squares of linoleum. Syn: lino …   English dictionary

  • Linoleum (disambiguation) — Linoleum can mean several things, including:*Linoleum (programming language), cross platform assembler. *Linoleum or similar materials that are used as floor covering. *Artists linoleum that is used as a material for linocut prints. *Linoleum… …   Wikipedia

  • linoleum — [li nō′lē əm] n. [coined (1863) by F. Walton, Eng manufacturer < L linum, flax + oleum, OIL] 1. a hard, smooth, washable floor covering, formerly much used, esp. in kitchens 2. any floor covering similar to linoleum …   English World dictionary

  • linoleum — 1860, coined by English inventor Frederick Walton (1837 1928), from L. linum flax, linen (see LINEN (Cf. linen)) + oleum oil (see OIL (Cf. oil) (n.)). Originally, a preparation of solidified linseed oil used to coat canvas for making floor… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Linoleum — Li*no le*um (l[i^]*n[=o] l[ e]*[u^]m), n. [L. linum flax + oleum oil.] 1. Linseed oil brought to various degrees of hardness by some oxidizing process, as by exposure to heated air, or by treatment with chloride of sulphur. In this condition it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linoleum — ► NOUN ▪ a material consisting of a canvas backing thickly coated with a preparation of linseed oil and powdered cork, used as a floor covering. ORIGIN from Latin linum flax + oleum oil …   English terms dictionary

  • floor|cloth — «FLR KLTH, FLOHR ; KLOTH», noun. 1. a cloth or other material for covering a floor, such as linoleum. 2. a cloth for washing or wiping floors …   Useful english dictionary

  • floor|ing — «FLR ihng, FLOHR », noun. 1. a floor. 2. floors. 3. material for making or covering floors, such as wood, linoleum, or tile …   Useful english dictionary

  • floor covering — Finish material on floors, including wood strips, parquet, linoleum, vinyl, asphalt tile, rubber, cork, epoxy resins, ceramic tile, and carpeting. Wood strip flooring, attached to a subfloor of plywood, is most popular, especially for residences …   Universalium

  • Linoleum — For other uses, see Linoleum (disambiguation). Linoleum from around the 1950s Linoleum (informally abbreviated to lino) is a floor covering made from renewable materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood …   Wikipedia

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