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March 21, 2011

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Terry Hartley

Hey now...linoleum is big in my historic neighborhood where it was originally used in kitchens and bathrooms. Small expanses. Here in L.A. there is a store by the name of Linoleum City with lovely deco designs and nifty checkerboard patterns. I do recall staring at brown lino in elementary school hoping for the answer to magically appear when the teacher was grilling us. I believe the sanitary factor (think kids throwing up or otherwise) in school settings was a big plus. That and durability.

Jeff Donlan

There is/was a Scandinavian company that made library furniture and their circulation desks were topped with linoleum instead of formica. It wears much better. I've wanted one for years. I think it would have a nice sound to it, too.

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