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Corian permits the buffing out of scratches or discolorations; make this possible at regular linoleum
I was visiting a thrift store restroom when I noticed it
discolored. Wouldn't it be pleasant if you could just buff
away of few micrometers of surface to renew the
basically a Corian version of linoleum.
The thing is that this is not perhaps as easy as it sounds.
is soft and drapes against something other than
perfectly regular floor. Still it seems possible that
could be combined with aluminum trihydridrate (kind of
like bauxite) to make a microgrindable soft surface.
Linoleum floors everywhere would look cleaner!
[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?
||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.
||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.
||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?"
||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.
||"Corian flooring is already a thing" -[2F] I am greatly
||The operative phrase here is 'used to be.' Then again,
Karen Carpenter was quite popular for awhile, too.