Titanic's Linoleum


Cam Houseman

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Hi. I thought I'd start a thread to collect Titanic's correct linoleum. Post here if you have additions, or corrections

1. 1st class Smoking Room
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2. Gymnasium Tiles
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3. Reception Room carpet
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4. D-Deck Dining Saloon
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5. Officer's Quarters and Second Class Staircase
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6. Third Class Stairway under the Poop Deck (with many thanks to Thomas Krom. Such a smart man)
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Mike Spooner

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Hi Cam,
I would be interested where the lino was made. As there was a local company to me called the Staines Lino Company near Heathrow airport London. This subject has been brought up before in the past. The inverter was Fred Walton in 1855 from Yorkshire England a highly inflammable material in manufacturing. As Fred found out in his first factory resulted in been burnt down. Fred then tired in with a London business man for the money to build a new factory in Staines known as now Staines upon Thames. Fred was also the first to introduced colour patterns but was very much focus on the up market for top quality. London on his door step was captive market indeed. The local museum have records of the lino factory and lino was sold to White Star Line, Cunard Line and Union Castle Line. However the dates when sold are a little bit vague.
If the lino has FW printed on the back that has come from the Staines lino factory. Needless to say with great regret the factory has long gone and now is the Two Rivers shopping centre.
 
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They stopped using the kind of linoleum Titanic had, because they found that it eroded when seawater was exposed to it--Oops!
 
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Thanks for the excellent film on linoleum which I have never seen before. There was another reason why linoleum was stopped used on warship decks. After the attack on Peral Harbour 1941they found to be too flammable.
 
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Interesting. Never heard that before. The best thing about linoleum in my opinion was that it covered up and preserved a lot of old wood floors in houses that could later be restored.
 
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Thanks for the excellent film on linoleum which I have never seen before. There was another reason why linoleum was stopped used on warship decks. After the attack on Peral Harbour 1941they found to be too flammable.
absolutely, always happy to help! The linoleum burning probably didn't help them trying to put out fires on the burning Warships!
 

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Linoleum Continued:

Reading and Writing room carpet:
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First Class tile:
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Veranda Palm Court:
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First Class Lounge carpet:
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Fireman's Spiral Staircase landing linoleum:
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