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linoleum

a floor-covering which contains lead; cows and dogs with pica may be poisoned when they eat it.
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Berco's environmentally-conscious customers, from designers and architects to dealers, choose linoleum surfaces because it has biodegradeable properties.
As with many new material introductions and innovative ideas, Berco quickly found out what linoleum can and cannot do.
According to Baum, the company applies laminate to MDF panels or plywood, but it only uses Finnish birch plywood for linoleum.
According to Baum, it took some trial and error to find out that Finnish birch plywood specifically supports the weight of the linoleum best.
Another discovery for Berco has been that linoleum keeps its color all the way through.
For tables that are in classrooms and high-traffic areas, linoleum can at times take scratches better," Baum says.
The company at first recommended three standard solid colors and patterns for its linoleum products.