Linoleum flooring is some of the most durable and versatile on the market today. It is definitely among the most pattern-friendly flooring material with a range of colors, textures and looks. However, one of the most common installation problems with it is when seams are made visible because of a poor side match.
The ability to enjoy intricate patterns on the floor plus the ease of maintenance are just a few of the reasons why people love to put linoleum in their living and working spaces. Patterns range from simple monochromatic tile looks to complicated patterns that dazzle the eye. When installing patterned linoleum, it’s important to ensure a proper side match. This means that the pattern on both sides of the seam mirror each other, making the seam between the two sheets nearly invisible.
When customers complain about a bad installation job, many times it is a result of poor installation practices when it comes to ensuring that the patterns line up accordingly. With a bad side match, the flooring simply doesn’t look good. The flooring installers need to make sure the patterns are not poorly matched and should adjust the sheets accordingly before permanently taking care of the seams with seam sealer. Installers and contractors can avoid customer complaints about side matching when they take extra care to side match by ensuring that everything lines up and the seams for the linoleum are just right.