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Corian linoleum

Corian permits the buffing out of scratches or discolorations; make this possible at regular linoleum
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I was visiting a thrift store restroom when I noticed it was discolored. Wouldn't it be pleasant if you could just buff away of few micrometers of surface to renew the appearance?

basically a Corian version of linoleum.

The thing is that this is not perhaps as easy as it sounds. linoleum is soft and drapes against something other than a perfectly regular floor. Still it seems possible that rubber could be combined with aluminum trihydridrate (kind of like bauxite) to make a microgrindable soft surface.

Linoleum floors everywhere would look cleaner!

beanangel, Aug 18 2017

Corian flooring https://www.google....Nw&biw=1067&bih=465
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 18 2017]


       Can you explain a bit about how Corian works, and how that would be transferred to linoleum?
pertinax, Aug 18 2017

       Corian is basically a mixture of clay and acrylic. If you buff it down a little an eentsy amount of the top surface comes off and it looks new again. It comes in different thicknesses. Linoleum like material that is mostly clay and rubber, possibly with some acrylic would do the same.
beanangel, Aug 18 2017

       Corian flooring is already a thing. Probably going to put me out of a job someday.   

       How would this be an improvement over linoleum? Real lino (as opposed to modern substitutes such as the one you saw) is incredibly hard-wearing, and the colour goes all the way through. It can therefore be buffed just as you describe.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2017

       Examines the previous annotation and author, wondering where in the historical Buchanan estate there would have ever been linoleum--perhaps the footman's shoe closet just as a temporary addition while the shortage of marble took hold? And what the devil is "real linoleum?"
RayfordSteele, Aug 19 2017

       Linoleum used to be quite expensive and very fashionable. Many patterns were created, mosaicked together intricately.   

       "Real" linoleum was made using linseed oil amongst other things, was about a quarter of an inch thick, and was resistant to almost everything. You can still buy it, apparently.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2017

       "Corian flooring is already a thing" -[2F] I am greatly relieved, thanks!
beanangel, Aug 19 2017

       The operative phrase here is 'used to be.' Then again, Karen Carpenter was quite popular for awhile, too.
RayfordSteele, Aug 19 2017


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