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The Smart Design Guide: Benefits of Using Marmoleum Flooring

Marmoleum Flooring

Marmoleum might not trip off the tongue like lino and other flooring materials. But Marmoleum flooring is actually a very good choice for many projects and has some benefits you might not have realised.

So what exactly is Marmoleum? Why should I be thinking about using it instead of more familiar materials?

Read on to learn about the many benefits of Marmoleum flooring.

What Is Marmoleum?

Marmoleum actually is a form of linoleum. Marmoleum is a brand name, owned by Forbo Flooring Systems. 

As the name linoleum suggests, it comes from linseed oil. Marmoleum is an all-natural form of lino, that combines linseed oil with rosin, a natural form of resin.

During the manufacturing process, you can add lots of things to Marmoleum to give it different looks. These include wood, limestone and pigments. This makes it a highly versatile, natural material that can bring a wide range of looks to a home.

It has a couple of other advantages on lino. First, it’s not whiffy like lino can be. Secondly, you don’t need to use adhesives to lay it.

Unique Benefits of Marmoleum Flooring

Marmoleum flooring is an excellent choice in both residential and commercial properties. It’s very durable, and it’s easy to clean.

It’s also a naturally warm material and comfortable to walk on. This makes it great for commercial spaces which could otherwise feel cold and austere. 

Eco Credentials

These days, we’re all looking to use natural products. Marmoleum is made from natural materials, most of which are rapidly renewable. It can also be made with recycled materials. 

Once you’re finished with it, it’s naturally biodegradable. It also doesn’t give off VOCs like a lot of synthetic products can. It’s a great choice for anyone looking for sustainable flooring.

Antibacterial Properties

An amazing feature of linseed oil is its antibacterial properties. Even when it has been heated and manufactured into Marmoleum, it retains these qualities.

This quality does not fade over time. It can even slow down the growth of notorious infections like C Difficile, MRSA and Norovirus.

Marmoleum is not a substitute for strict cleaning protocols and infection control practices. However, it supports them. This makes it ideal for use in medical settings.

Versatile Designs

In the past, linoleum didn’t have the best reputation when it came to style. However, Marmoleum has banished memories of such outdated designs.

Marmoleum is available in a huge array of styles. Marmoleum colours and effects include:

  • Marmoleum Fresco Barbados
  • Marmoleum Fresco Walnut
  • Marmoleum Fresco Blue Heaven

And many, many more are available. A variety of textures are available. Colours and textures can be combined to make stunning flooring designs. 

There are many different types of Marmoleum flooring available. They’re designed for use in restaurants, salons, as surfaces of sports facilities and residential flooring. 

Choose Marmoleum for Your Next Project

Marmoleum is eco friendly, comfortable, easy to clean, and highly versatile. There are so many outstanding benefits to Marmoleum flooring. It should be considered for all commercial and residential projects.

At The Flooring Group, we supply a wide range of Marmoleum flooring. We’re sure to have something that will make the perfect, sustainable flooring material for your next project.

Call us on 0207 609 1234 or contact our commercial division today!