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What does the reference to the linoleum floor mean in Oprah Winfrey's speech?

Oprah Winfrey has been one of the main protagonists in the Golden Globes gala last night in which she was awarded the special award Cecil B. DeMille.

His speech, one of the most anticipated in this edition marked by its vindictive nature did not disappoint and began this way "In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor from my mother's house in Milwaukee ... ". You can read the full speech here.

With this phrase Oprah It is placing us in a house of cheap materials in an industrial city north of Chicago.

Times have changed and linoleum is in vogue. It is a highly recommended option for its many advantages, also in the residential sector, but in 50-60 years It was placed massively in buildings for public use (hospitals, shops, schools ...), or in cheap or social housing due to its low cost and its large durability and resistance.

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Linoleum is a material that has been used as pavement for more than 100 years and it is manufactured with natural raw materials such as flaxseed oil, resins, wood flour, jute and organic pigments

The multiple benefits of this land, (in addition to those mentioned above there are others that we will point out below), make it very demanding and open to wider markets such as residential.

And, a floor made of linoleum turns out to be very durable and hygienic. Supports heavy loads and wheel traffic, is fire resistant and has permanent antistatic and bacteriostatic properties.

In addition, both for the materials of which it is composed and for the methods used in its extraction, it is also an environmentally friendly option and therefore, ecological.

Some manufacturers, such as Forbo Flooring, have specially designed models to reduce noise pollution, which in schools, offices or businesses is a fundamental factor. Another great advantage is that you can make customizable designs as in the following photo with a lunar floor finish for a thematic space.

As for its finishes it is available in multiple colors and designs, or imitating natural coatings such as wood.

For all this it is fundamental in Oprah Winfrey's reference to her linoleum floor the temporary location, (she being a girl in 1964), because today choosing a linoleum floor would not imply the same meaning as in the house of the famous presenter.

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