When you think of “green” flooring you will most likely think of wood and cork, and for carpeting, wool and natural grasses. Linoleum, however, which has been around since the end of the 19th century is another one of the original “green” flooring materials. Over the years, the term “linoleum” has been used for almost any flexible tile flooring — and slowly, the majority of linoleum tile has been replaced by PVC-based (polyvinylchloride) flooring because it is so much more cost effective to produce.
Environmental benefits of Marmoleum:
Marmoleum is an excellent flooring choice if you’re concerned about your environmental footprint. The company itself is constantly looking for ways to decrease its energy consumption. For instance, in 2003, they stopped drying the linoleum in light-intensive drying rooms, and instead built greenhouses and use sun power to dry the tiles. The investment in the greenhouses has saved the company a considerable amount of money.
Linoleum itself is made almost entirely from renewable resources and consists of a combination of pine rosin, linseed oil, wood and cork flours, and limestone powder. Jute is used for the backing. Colour dyes are derived from natural pigments.
trying to find a dealer of Marmoleum in the Burlington/Hamilton area
Hi Annie. Here is the link to the Forbo website for the US and Canada. If you put your postal code into the search box, it will identify the dealers that are located near you. http://www.forbo-flooring.us/Residential-Flooring/Dealer-Locator/
Has asbestos ever been used in the manufacture of Marboleum Standard 9×9 floor tile.Our house was built in 1948and as we wish to now sell it
Do you have a listing of dealers in the London, Ontario area that sell Click?
I found three dealers of Marmoleum Click in London, Ontario: Alexanian Flooring Limited
1225 Wonderland Rd
N6G 2V9 London
phone: (519) 641-2830
4380 Wellington Road
N6E 2Z6 London
phone: (519) 681-1528
The Carpet Department
9-98 Bessemer Court
N6E 1K7 London
phone: (519) 680-5094
It is however, best to call before you go, just to make sure they do carry the Marmoleum. I find websites aren’t always up to date.
Wondering where I can purchase marmoleum in or around medicine hat, Alberta.
Marmoleum is sustainable. It is made from linseed oil, color pigments, pine rosin and pine flour, which is responsibly collected from planted forests in Europe. Linseed oil is a natural product of the flax plant. The mixture is heated and then run through rollers that press the hot mixture into sheets and then onto a jute backing. It is then cured for a time before use.
Marmoleum flooring is the new floor of choice for people interested in green building materials. You may remember it as linoleum. This is not the linoleum you recall from your grandmother’s house. Marmoleum comes in a wide spectrum of beautiful colors to compliment all home styles and decors. It can be bought by the roll or in sections called Marmoleum Click flooring. There are infinite design possibilites.
Greatly interested in this product. Do you have dealers in New Brunswick. I reside in Moncton.
It looks like there aren’t any dealers in New Brunswick, at least according to their website — although, sometimes websites can be out of date. There are however dealers in Quebec and Nova Scotia. To find the dealer nearest you, click on the link and put your postal code in. Thanks for your question, and good luck.
Please advise dealers in central Montreal area who are accustomed to dealing with interior designers.
Thanks for writing to me!
Here is a link to the Marmoleum dealers in the Montreal area.
If the dealers don’t appear when you click this link, just type in “H” in the postal code section.
Hope that helps,