One Word Photo Challenge: Linoleum

London 2015

Did you know that linoleum practically no longer exists? In Switzerland everyone has tiled or wooden flooring, but no linoleum. Otherwise you find fitted carpet everywhere. I I decided to search in my England photos, as in England you basically find either linoleum or fitted carpets in the council houses. I eventually found linoleum in my dad’s extra care home. He had fitted carpet in his private appartment, but in the communal room where the golde oldies all met for a lotto game or otherwise special events, there was linoleum.

My dad is sitting in the middle talking to the lady who is standing. It was at the time when Queen Elizabeth was celebrating something british and so it was all decorated with the british flags. I think it was after a lotto match where they were serving tea and cake and dad had celebrated his 100th birthday in that week. That was why I was there to help him celebrate.

One Word Photo Challenge: Linoleum

6 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Linoleum

    • The actual original linoleum no long exists as it was I think. Today you can get such good quality artificial covers for the floor. We have genuine wood and tiles in the appartment, but the appartment had not been completed when we bought it so we could organise what we wanted. In our hobby room in the cellar we have wood imitation which is very good.


    • We had the original Linoleum in our house in London in the fifties, but it no longer exists. Itbwas not the ideal flooring and would crack and tear if you were not careful


  1. I remember lino from childhood and that it would crack and tear. I haven’t seen any in a very long time. I especially remember the black and white chequered pattern that many people had in their bathroom or kitchen. I have vinyl on the floor in some rooms and carpet in others.

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