What causes linoleum floors to buckle?

Linoleum floors can become buckled for one of two reasons. Number one, if the linoleum is in an area where there are temperature changes often, the rapid change can cause it to buckle. Linoleum shrinks and expands, although just a little, over time it can cause the buckling. Another reason is that the installation was done improperly. Some linoleum manufacturers state that you only need to apply adhesive to the edges of the linoleum in order for it to stay in place. While this may be so, it is advised by experts that the entire piece has the adhesive applied to avoid buckling and cracking.