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Fine Homebuilding: Difference Between Linoleum & Vinyl
Fine Homebuilding says linoleum is mostly, but not exclusively, limited to commercial applications. Vinyl is found in numerous residential and commercial applications. Both materials are available in sheets and in tiles.

WFCA: Overview Of Vinyl Flooring
World Floor Covering Association describes how vinyl flooring is made, styles, linoleum, installation, cleaning, terms, and vinyl flooring calculator.
Industry Sectors

RFCI: Resilient Floor Covering Institute
Resilient Floor Covering Institute is an industry trade association of resilient flooring manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, additives, and sundry flooring products for the North American market.

WFCA: World Floor Covering Association
World Floor Covering Association represents the entire floor covering industry. If you want one place to get a brief overview of all of the different kinds of flooring this is it.
Information Sources

RFCI: Resource Site On Resilient Flooring
Resilient Floor Covering Institute offers information and resources on resilient floor coverings including links, recommended work practices, manufacturers, products, maintenance, installation, idea gallery, and more.

BCFCA: Floor Covering Reference Manual
BC Floor Covering Association sells the NFCA Floor Covering Reference Manual that is the industry source for floor covering specifications, installation practices and substrate issues. It covers general requirements, resilient flooring, carpet, hardwood flooring (including sanding and finishing), laminate flooring, and cork and bamboo flooring.

Mass Univ: Wood Underlayments For Resilient Flooring
University of Massachusetts article on Wood Underlayments for Resilient Flooring describes how proper selection and installation of underlayment material paves the way for durable and attractive vinyl floors.
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