yellowed linoleum???


Old 05-07-04, 01:30 PM
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yellowed linoleum???

When we purchased a new home four years ago, we picked out our own carpet and linoleum, except for the bathrooms, which already had linoleum installed. In both the bathrooms we have some floor mats, and underneath the mats, the linoleum is turning yellow. I assume it's because the linoleum that was installed is the thinnest and cheapest they could find - but is there any way to remove the yellow and restore it to the original color?

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Old 05-07-04, 02:12 PM
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Even a high end vinyl can yellow because of the rubber backing on the bath mat.
Find a better, safer bath mat, but it doesn't really matter now unless you replace the vinyl, which is the only way to remove the yellowing.

just in this real lino or vinyl?
real lino will yellow a bit when not exposed to light, this will go away after some exposure.
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Yellowing of vinyl from rubber- and vinyl-backed rugs is permanent. As indicated, to eliminate it would require vinyl replacement. Vinyl manufacturers do not recommend the use of rubber- or latex-backed mats because the chemical (antioxidant) used to keep the backing from becoming brittle can permanently stain your floor. Nonstaining, colorfast woven rugs are best. Check labels for "colorfast" on woven rugs.
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