Natural Marmoleum Flooring in London, UK
Improve your home or office interiors by installing Marmoleum flooring. It is a cost-effective solution when you need to make major changes in your design. Changing the flooring is one of the oldest tricks in the book: make a room feel entirely new by changing the design, colour and texture of the floor. There’s no better material for this purpose than Marmoleum.
The Flooring Group offers a broad selection of Marmoleum flooring in the UK, from adhesive sheet rolls to modular tiles. We have six showrooms all over London with a Commercial Division headquarters in Hampstead. Visit our stores to view our samples.
What is Marmoleum?
Marmoleum is a versatile floor covering made from natural and harvestable raw materials such as linseed oil, wood flour, chalk and pine rosin. It’s as durable as it is beautiful, easy to clean and easy on the eyes. The best thing about Marmoleum, however, is its versatility. It is easy to cut, shape and install, and it is available in many colours, designs and textures.
You can create stunning floor designs from a palette of 30 colourways and a broad selection of borders, highlight strips and more. Here at The Flooring Group, we’re confident that you can find design combinations that will bring lifeyour home, office or store.
Take a look at our available palettes and designs below.
The Advantages of Marmoleum Flooring
Marmoleum flooring is popular in the UK for both residential and commercial use. It checks out many people’s criteria for flooring options, from affordability and durability to sustainability and eco-friendliness. Let’s get into the details below:
The Benefits of Marmoleum
- Versatile – Manageable and available in a variety of looks, Marmoleum is extremely versatile in its applications. It is suitable for living and dining areas, the kitchen, even the bathroom. It also works for high-traffic areas such as building lobbies, office hallways, restaurants and sports courts. Finally, Marmoleum is highly customisable. You can be conservative and stick to one design or combine two or more to create interesting floor patterns.
- Eco-Friendly – Marmoleum is made fromnatural raw materials, 43% of which are recycled and 72% is renewable content. It doesn’t contain phalates or mineral oils, nor does it emit toxic elements or foul odours. Best of all, Marmoleum doesn’t contain allergens that trigger adverse reactions or asthma.
- Attractive – Marmoleum has a smooth, glossy finish that makes a room look clean and polished. Given its many colours and designs, it can also mimic the appearance of expensive hardwood or marble. Find the right design combination, and you can recreate the tasteful aesthetics of a luxury hotel or commercial spaceinto your home or office.
- Long-Lasting- Spills, scratches, stains and fading are inevitable where floors are concerned, but Marmoleum can hold these at bay for decades. With proper care and maintenance, Marmoleum floors can last 30 to 40 years.
- Cost-effective – Considering its quality and aesthetic appeal, Marmoleum is a very affordable flooring material. You have the option to buy the laminate sheet or the pre-laminated tiles or panels. You can accomplish a lot of interior looks without having to spend so much for expensive stone or wood flooring.
Marmoleum vs. Linoleum: What’s the difference?
The differences between the two are few but crucial to what customers eventually decide to go with. Marmoleum looks and feels like traditional linoleum. Both are available in various colours and patterns. Marmoleum has the upper hand, however, because it poses no danger to human health. Linoleum, on the other hand, is made frominorganic materials that release dangerous volatile organic compounds or VOCs. These are air pollutants that could trigger irritation, headaches, sneezing and nausea.
Ready to shop for Marmoleum? Visit The Flooring Group or call us on 0207 609 1234 to book a free consultation.
15 Year Warranty
A Marmoleum floor is designed to last for many years – that’s why it comes with a 15 year warranty. With a little care and attention it will stay looking as good as new throughout its long life.
Maintenance And Care
- Remove dust and grit regularly – dry dust wiping is a quick and easy way to remove loose soil
- Protect against scratching from furniture feet by using felt pads (or furniture cups under heavier items of furniture)
- Prevent dirt and grit from reaching your Marmoleum floor by using appropriate mats at exterior doorways
- Remove stains quickly
- Use protective coasters under items of pottery as unglazed bases can cause staining
- Regular removal of dust and stains is normally carried out quickly and easily.
- Remove loose soil with a dust wiper, soft brush or vacuum
- Remove spots with a damp mop or cloth
Interior Design Ideas
Marmoleum in the living room
Marmoleum in the loft
Marmoleum in the kitchen
Marmoleum in the dining room
Marmoleum in the bathroom
Marmoleum in the conservatory
Marmoleum in the hallway
Marmoleum in the hallway
Our linoleum products are associated with durability, high quality and beautiful, innovative design. You can choose from a rich diversity of designs.
We offer a range of linoleum products with antistatic, acoustic, conductive and bacteriostatic properties. The range includes solutions for virtually any type of situation. All our products are easy to maintain, whatever the application.
Top reasons for selecting linoleum:
- made from natural raw materials
- withstands heavy loads and wheeled traffic
- fire-resistant and difficult to ignite
- resists cigarette burns
- permanently antistatic
- permanently bacteriostatic
Natural raw materials
Linoleum is produced from renewable materials: linseed oil, rosins, wood flour, jute and ecologically responsible pigments. The harvesting or extraction of these raw materials consumes relatively little energy.
Which is obtained by pressing the seeds of the flax plant, is linoleum’s most important raw material (and the origin of its name). Throughout the years, linseed oil has been used for many purposes, ranging from cooking to providing quick relief to people suffering from a cold.
Which is tapped from pine trees using a method that does not harm their growth, provides the binding agent for linoleum. Together with the linseed oil, rosin gives linoleum its unique combination of strength and flexibility.
Is used because it has the unique characteristic of being able to bind with the pigments. This gives our linoleum products their beautiful colours and ensures their long-term colour-fastness.
Is the ground bark of the cork oak. We source ours from plantations in Mediterranean countries. The bark is peeled every seven to ten years without damaging either the lifespan or the health of the tree. Cork flour is used as a raw material in Bulletin Board and Corklinoleum.
Is found all over the world in enormous quantities. In its very finely ground form, it is an important raw material for linoleum.
The vibrant, beautiful colours of our linoleum are created by using ecologically responsible organic pigments. The pigments used in our products do not contain heavy metals (such as lead or cadmium) or other harmful substances, and do not pose a threat to the environment.
Which is spun from the fibres of jute plants in India and Bangladesh, is the preferred backing of our products because of its natural origins. Not only is there an abundant, renewable supply of jute, but it also provides critical export opportunities for these developing economies.
In order to get a perfect floor it is important to pay attention to a proper installation of the floor covering. We offer an assortment of high quality installation products , which helps you obtaining the desired result. Key factors in the installation of a floor are:
Sub floor preparation
The installation of a resilient Forbo floor starts with the sub floor, which must be dry, rigid and smooth. Egaline and MDF boards are both perfect systems for levelling sub floors. The sub floor is sanded and vacuumed and, if insulation is required, two thin layers of sealant are applied.
It is important to make a good plan before beginning an installation. Rooms, materials and sub floors must have a minimal temperature of 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit). Allow the materials to acclimatise for at least one night before installation. We offer specially designed tools for transportation and unrolling.
Scribing And Cutting
A good start makes all the difference: pay extra attention to the first sheet of floor covering! A set of professional tools contributes to a perfect result.
A perfectly installed floor requires perfect adhesion. Elastocol is recommended for adhering linoleum floorings to the sub floor. The seams can also be made to fit using a trimmer . Lay the sheet onto the wet adhesive bed and press it firmly into place, the sheet end in particular. If prescribed, use a roller to roll the surface, first width wise, then lengthwise. Remove any excess adhesive. After installation, make sure that the room will be ventilated in order to allow the adhesive to dry. It is preferable not to use or load a freshly installed floor until the adhesive has set thoroughly, which in normal conditions takes two days.
Welding is done for decorative and/or hygienic reasons. After the adhesive has set, which usually takes a day; the floor can be welded with a recommended welding system.