Vinyl (linoleum) flooring , stain? Easy to clean?

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Vinyl (linoleum) flooring , stain? Easy to clean?

Postby MarlowAndMe » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:48 pm

Upgrading Marlow’s viv to a 48”x 24” x 24”
I’m just deciding on substrate... I have AstroTurf in the current viv but I want something easier to clean - more a “just wipe up the mess and not have to take flooring out of tank” type thing
So for that I’m left with tile or non adhesive vinyl

Vinyl is cheaper here, easy to cut to size myself , and will have no edges all through viv for poop to go between unlike tile would

But.. I’d really appreciate insight from others that have used vinyl
does dragon poop stain the vinyl?
Those that use vinyl , are you glad you did? If you’re not happy with it , what are your reasons for that?
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Re: Vinyl (linoleum) flooring , stain? Easy to clean?

Postby Terry15 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:12 am

I use to have the reptile carpet, 2 of them. I got tired of constantly washing them. I switched to the non adhesive shelf liner. It’s cheap, easy to clean & bugs can’t hide under it. My Beardie won’t poop in his tank, he has his spot in the kitchen on the linoleum floor, which is white. Have not had any staining. The linoleum floor is slippery as he walks through the kitchen.
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Re: Vinyl (linoleum) flooring , stain? Easy to clean?

Postby MarlowAndMe » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks :) I contemplated tile but Lino is easier when I don’t have tools and lighter ... plus with tile I don’t like that poop could get between them and make clean up harder so I would want to grout and seal them - but then I can’t change my mind later

If I go Lino I’d have rocks and slabs of slate etc down for him in walk on anyway still as I have now , it’s mainly just by his sliding door he poops there so it would be easier if he does that on Lino I think
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Re: Vinyl (linoleum) flooring , stain? Easy to clean?

Postby MarlowAndMe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:49 am

I thought I would update this for any future readers looking to Lino their enclosures - best thing I could have done!
Just make sure it’s the roll you cut to size yourself with a craft knife - not the self adhesive as the glue isn’t safe. It’s so neat , easy to wipe away any poop or food spills ,no gaps for poop to go down unlike tile, looks really nice in my opinion and it doesn’t mark from their poop either.
100% happy with it
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Re: Vinyl (linoleum) flooring , stain? Easy to clean?

Postby Terry15 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:02 am

Looks great and easy to clean. That’s one happy dragon & mom.
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