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ID: 300411612
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300411612

 

Record Type: concept
balatum (floor coverings, <coverings and hangings for surface elements>, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Waterproof floor covering material composed of layers of bitumen-impregnated felt cardboard, and provided with a printed decorative wear-resistant top layer. Sold in rolls, balatum had its greatest popularity in the middle of the 20th century as an alternative to true linoleum, as it was inexpensive and easy to apply. It was eventually replaced by vinyl products. Originally a brand name, it was manufactured beginning in 1924 at the Papeteries de Genval. The term often appears uncapitalized as a common noun to refer to any linoleum-like floor covering.
 
Terms:
balatum (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,N)
Balatum (C,U,English,AD,U,N)
Balatum (Dutch,D,U,U)
ballatum (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Furnishings (hierarchy name)
........ Furnishings (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of furnishings (works)
............ furnishings (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <furnishings by form or function>
................ <furnishings by form or function> (G)
Hierarchy of coverings and hangings
.................... coverings and hangings (G)
Hierarchy of <coverings and hangings by specific type>
........................ <coverings and hangings by specific type> (G)
Hierarchy of <coverings and hangings by location or context>
............................ <coverings and hangings by location or context> (G)
Hierarchy of <coverings and hangings for surface elements>
................................ <coverings and hangings for surface elements> (G)
Hierarchy of floor coverings
.................................... floor coverings (G)
Hierarchy of balatum
........................................ balatum (P,U)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Gladde vloerbedekking opgebouwd uit lagen met bitumen ge├»mpregneerd houtviltpapier, voorzien van een decoratief bedrukte slijtvaste bovenlaag. Balatum dat in rollen verkocht werd kende zijn grootste populariteit in het midden van de vorige eeuw toen het een goedkoop en makkelijker aan te brengen alternatief vormde voor linoleum en voor de opkomst van o.a. kamerbreed tapijt, vinylvloerbedekking en laminaatparket. 

Sources and Contributors:
Balatum............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.................  Vademecum van historische bouwmaterialen (2009)
.................  Van Dale Online Woordenboek (2014-)
.................  Van Oss warenkennis en technologie (1956)
balatum............  [VP]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.................  Felecan, and Bughesiu, Onomastics in Contemporary Public Space (2013) 175
.................  Papeteries de Genval: Papiers, Papiers Peints, Balatum: 1904-1954 (1954)
ballatum............  [VP]
.................  Felecan, and Bughesiu, Onomastics in Contemporary Public Space (2013)
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... Felecan, and Bughesiu, Onomastics in Contemporary Public Space (2013)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... Vademecum van historische bouwmaterialen (2009)
.......... Van Dale Online Woordenboek (2014-)
.......... Van Oss warenkennis en technologie (1956)

 

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