From Anna Baker on May 30, 2008 in Flooring
Apart from sounding like marmalade, many of us have never heard of marmolueum flooring. What is it, and where can it be used?
Marmoleum is manufactured in England and is an all-natural product. Made from wood flour, pine rosin, linseed oil, jute, and limestone, it is a biodegradable form of flooring. Similar to linoleum, it is easy to clean and very durable. Linoleum was first popular in the 1950s, and is now considered to be more of a lower-end product. Marmoleum is in the linoleum family, but offers a greater amount of design and color choices. Because of its newness and novelty status, it is becoming a popular choice for many homes. Young families especially enjoy the easy to clean, soft and durable material.
Marmoleum is actually used for more purposes than just flooring. Its hygienic nature makes it a popular choice for table surfaces in public dining. It is also produced in wall panels, bulletin boards, and furniture.
Marmoleum comes in several colors. The flooring comes in either planks or tiles, allowing for more flexibility in design. The tiles are marmoleum laminate onto cork backing, creating a soft and comfortable surface.
Aside from being attractive, durable, and easy to install, marmoleum is completely biodegradable and recyclable. Not only will it serve your needs for many years, but its properties can be put to further use once it is passed its prime. If you want a green, eco-friendly product, marmoleum flooring is the choice for you. Obtain further pricing and installation information from a pre-certified flooring contractor.