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Wilson, Richa ; Snodgrass, Kathleen . 2007. Early 20th-Century Building Materials: Resilient Flooring. 0773 2322. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program. 12 p.

This is the third in a series of tech tips about innovative building materials developed in the first half of the 20th century that were commonly incorporated into Forest Service buildings. It provides practical information to help engineers, persons working in the heritage program, and others maintain and preserve historic facilities that contain resilient flooring. It describes the history, manufacture, and physical characteristics of resilient flooring. It addresses common problems encountered with resilient flooring and provides guidance on maintenance, repair, and replacement.

Keywords: Accotile, adhesive, asbestos, asphalt, cork, Corkoustic, Elastite, felt-base, Flintkote, flooring, floors, historic, inlaid, Kencork, linoleum, Linotile, linseed, mosaic, no-wax, oilcloth, patterns, printed, resilient, resin, rubber, vinyl


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