S.P. Dinsmoor Residence located in Lucas, Kansas contains some fine examples of early twentieth-century sheet linoleum. The parlor features a printed woven pattern (above) and the upstairs area has a floral-foliate motif (below). Varnished by successive property owners, the linoleum has darkened and is highly reflective.
(1)Cork flour was a more expensive (and traditional) element. Lumber flour was also utilized in making a less expensive dynamite. See: "Make Flour From Lumber." Hutchinson Daily News 7 December 1909.
(2)"Of Feminine Interest." Lawrence Journal World 25 December 1907.
(3)"Clever Ways of Doing Things." Belleville Telescope 17 May 1907.
Images above: Flooring, S.P. Dinsmoor Residence, Lucas, Kansas, as photographed 1.10.2016 by K. Rylance.