[Congoleum] A registered trademark for a printed linoleum floor covering. Congoleum was first sold in the 1920s with a simulated wood-grain pattern for use as a border for rugs or linoleum. It was manufactured in a three-foot wide strips using asphalt material from the Belgian Congo (hence the name). Beginning in the 1950s, the Congoleum name was used for a vinyl floor covering products.
- Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995