Blooming

Flooring Terms Glossary

Blooming

bloom·ing

\ˈblü-mən\

noun

A natural phenomenon that occurs during linoleum’s manufacturing process. Oxidation of the linseed oil causes a yellowish cast to appear on the surface as the material dries in the curing room.

Exposure to natural light was the best way to get rid of the blooming problem in the linoleum.

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