Linoleum is a natural, tough, floor surfacing material derived from oxidized linseed oil. The linseed oil is then mixed with a plant material such as wood flour, ground cork and pine resins then bonded to a jute backing. Linoleum is still used today because of its top quality organic materials. Non-allergenic homes, health care facilities and hospitals are common places where linoleum is used. Linoleum can be found in residential homes in bedrooms kitchens,and bathrooms. Linoleum is available in a variety of styles and colors and offers durable, soft flooring that is low maintenance. Environmentally conscious people look are fond of linoleum because it is composed of sustainable and natural materials. Linoleum is also known for having anti-microbial properties making it a popular choice for nurseries and playrooms. There are a variety of reasons linoleum can become slippery but the top reason is due to its smooth finish. This concern is increased when you consider the likely hood of liquid spills. It can become an even greater safety concern when you consider how often people are walking on it especially if there are children using the floor. See below for SlipDoctors recommended product to increase traction on linoleum.