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A translucent amber to almost black brittle friable resin that is obtained by chemical means from the oleoresin or dead wood of pine trees or from tall oil.

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Linoleum Flooring
...Linoleum Flooring, also called Lino, is a floor covering made from materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, most commonly on a burlap or canvas backing. Dye pigments are often added to the materials to create the desired color finish. The finest linoleum floors, known as "inlaid", are ext...
Resilient/Vinyl Flooring, the precursor to today’s resilient flooring, has been available for more than 100 years. Linoleum is a totally natural flooring product composed of limestone, linseed oil, wood or cork flour, and rosin. Linoleum has the distinctive characteristic of growing tougher over time. The natural oxidation process hardens the material and increases its durability, yet it remains comfortable and quiet u...