Linoleum shares similar attributes because it is a type of vinyl flooring. However, modern vinyl floors have advanced to provide maximum underfoot comfort, an eco-friendly layered construction, and wide variety of styles. Linoleum on the other hand is an older product that was first patented 150 years ago. Linoleum is made from all natural and biodegradable materials, which limits designs and much more difficult to cut. Vinyl flooring provides an incredible amount of styles and designs available as the designs are printed, providing tremendous variety at a low cost.