Marmoleum natural linoleum is extremely durable, available in a large variety of colors and – is eco-friendly. The linoleum is composed of renewable materials: linseed oil, pine tree rosin, wood flour, jute and ecologically responsible pigments. Limestone is also used, and according to the company site is “found all over the world in enormous quantities”. The flooring is calendered onto natural jute backing, rather than polyester, which is commonly used to back tile.
Time enhances this organic product as exposure to air hardens the material and increases its durability. Even though Marmoleum hardens, it remains quiet and comfortable underfoot. The unique aesthetic of the flooring is achieved through the combination of multiple colors to “create a single colorway”. Color palettes range from calming, subdued neutrals to exciting, vibrant contrasts; offering a design solution for just about any room.
Photos courtesy of Forbo Marmoleum
Filed under: eco decor on August 31st, 2008