I am interested in experimenting with making linoleum and was digging
on the internet about how actualy make linoleum, but did not found any
step by step procedures, only ingredients (linseed oil, cork , pine
resin and fluor, etc.) and general info. I want to experiment with
linoleum on wood, some crazy ideas I want to try on. So has anyone
seen the linoleum recepy around? I guess the linoleum patent must have
the specifics about the elaboration process but is that info of public
| I am interested in experimenting with making linoleum and was
| on the internet about how actualy make linoleum, but did not
| step by step procedures, only ingredients (linseed oil, cork ,
| resin and fluor, etc.) and general info. I want to experiment
| linoleum on wood, some crazy ideas I want to try on. So has
| seen the linoleum recepy around? I guess the linoleum patent
| the specifics about the elaboration process but is that info of
I don't have a recikpe answer, but ... patent information IS in
the public domain, AND is available on the internet.
Unfortunately I haven't used it in a few years (retired for
health reasons) but as long as you only use it for yourself and
gain no profits, you can even duplicate some parts of the process
if they're usable. Just don't advertise that part of it. It;'s
available because it's used mostly for patent searches.
Try Google for "patent search" (with quotes) or "patent
office" (with quotes). Something should turn up for you. All I
recall for sure is that it is there, and I think it's a .gov
site; definitely not a com or net.
If no luck finding it, come on back and I'll take a crack at it.
That'll get you to the GVMNT office of patents.
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Unless you have tons of money and a Quixotic nature, you would be far
better off just buying it. There is none being made in the USA, btw,
only in Europe.
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I want to make some sorf of a very customized finish of exotic hard
woods, like phernambuco and ebony, and I want to go through the
linoleum manufacturing process and see where can I alter it to suit my
I tried googling the about linoleum but haven yet found the "process"
only general infos and some manufacturers.
Linoleum has many caracteristics that I find useful for the purpose of
finish instead of contemporaneous lacker/polishing techniques.
I am not running for linoleum manufacturer, not me.
If anyone digs up the original linoleum patent number, or any patent
relating to manufacturing linoleum please let me know. Meanwhile I am
going to try to find it myself at the patent office site.
konstantin email@example.com (Konstantin) wrote in message
Even with the patent, it would seem to me it's impossible for an
amateur to produce a product that's actually useable. I would think a
good part of the process is having highly specialized equipment to
correctly form the material under high temperature and pressure and
then extrude it into a uniform sheet. To me, it sounds like trying to
get the formula for aluminum or plastic, hoping to make a sheet of
custome material yourself.
What, specifically, ary you wanting this to do, how to use it/the
finished product, etc.? Perhaps someone could make some suggestions
knowing the actual objective more specifically, but I sincerely doubt
you'll have any luck making anything at all like linoleum w/o some
pretty stiff investment. (At least anything that will last any length
I'd think encapsulating material in an expoxy might be a more feasible
approach, but not knowing what you're after, can only speculate...
I dont have any interest in making linoleum, but I would be interested
in learning how it's made. Or how it "was" made. They dont make
linoleum any more. Its all vinyl now.
On 15 Nov 2004 08:17:36 -0800, konstantin firstname.lastname@example.org (Konstantin)
There's an article in the last (or one before last) Fine Homebuilding
magazine (you could check whether the article is online at
www.taunton.com and follow links to Fine Homebuilding site) or try local
library or (gad!) :) even buy a copy...
Linoleum <is> still being manufactured, but not in the US...it's still
(apparently) reasonably popular in Europe and, according to the above
article, making a resurgence amongst the green movement in the US as
it's judged by them to be more "environmentally friendly"...
Enter on Google search line "linoleum is made by" , using the quotation
You'll get several hits.
Basically it is made from linseed oil (as in lin-) and some oils or resins
that set up (as in -oleum) plus some crushed rock for color and body. Its
sorta like health food on the floor. I love linseed seeds as topping on my
mush in the morning - at the health food store they call it flaxseed. The
flax plant is fantastically versitile - the stem fibers are made into linen
sheets and shirts, the seed oil made into paint vehicle and wood preservers
such as boiled linseed oil, plus there are the flooring and food uses as
Waitaminute, I think I am getting off-topic.....................
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