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Lucy's mom
06-12-06, 03:42 pm
I have a piece of linoleum in the attic that I could use for my new cage, but it's been up there for about 11 years, ever since we bought the house. I know linoleum doesn't go bad on the floor in the kitchen, but does anyone know if older un-used stuff is ok? I just want to make sure that no harmful chemicals can surface after laying around for so long.

06-13-06, 11:00 am
I don't think it would go bad, at least I've never heard of anything like that. I would clean it up really good though, at least with vinegar if not a very dilluted bleach solution.

06-13-06, 12:27 pm
If it has been rolled it might be brittle from being stored where there is heat, but if it is in good shape, I'd clean it and use it!

Percy's Mom
06-13-06, 01:21 pm
That was my thought too katie. The only thing I can think of that could be wrong with it (other than an outdated pattern on the linoleum), is that it might be brittle. If the lino is still flexible, I would clean it with a vinegar or vinegar/water solution, and use it. Free is ALWAYS my favorite price for building materials!