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How Marmoleum Flooring Offers Affordability Without Compromising Quality

Marmoleum flooring is one of the lesser-known flooring types in the UK, but with its versatility and sustainability, people are starting to sit up and take note.

Marmoleum has many similarities with linoleum flooring. It has linseed oil as a base and is made almost entirely from all-natural raw materials. However, in many respects, Marmoleum, which is a brand name, is the new and improved linoleum, with a unique range of features and benefits that set it apart.

Here we explain how Marmoleum flooring can take your interior spaces to the next level while reducing your carbon footprint. We also discuss some of the benefits that make this a high-quality flooring type that fits most budgets.

What is Marmoleum flooring?  

Marmoleum flooring is a product made from 97% natural materials. As a type of linoleum, it includes many of the same raw materials, such as linseed oil, wood flour and jute. However, unlike some older linoleum products, Marmoleum doesn’t release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause headaches, sneezing and nausea. Many Maroleum products also don’t require adhesives for installation, making them cheaper to install.

Marmoelum is extremely versatile, with many designs, colours and textures to choose from. There’s also a wide selection of borders and highlight strips, so you can create a design combination to enhance every home, office or store.

Is Marmoleum flooring sustainable?

Marmoleum is about as sustainable as it gets in the flooring world. It’s carbon-negative, meaning it removes more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it creates during the manufacturing and transportation processes. This is due to the photosynthesis of the raw materials used. It’s also recyclable and biodegradable, so you don’t have to worry about the waste you produce when you’re ready to replace it. 

What are the benefits of Marmoleum flooring?

Marmoleum’s green credentials rank high among its benefits, but it also has several other features that make it an excellent all-around flooring solution.

  • Durable and long-lasting – Marmoleum is resistant to spills, scratches and stains, and it withstands heavy foot traffic and wear and tear despite being relatively thin. It comes with a 15-year warranty but can easily last 15-25 years. It’s worth putting small felt pads at the end of your table and chair legs to prevent damage and keep your floor looking its best.
  • Good value – Given the longevity and quality of Marmoelum, it’s extremely well-priced. It’s also available in click tiles, which can reduce the installation costs significantly.
  • Hypoallergenic – For those who suffer from allergies or respiratory issues, Marmoleum flooring is an excellent choice. It has natural antibacterial properties, is resistant to mould and mildew and doesn’t trap dust or pet hair like other flooring types.
  • Easy to clean – The antistatic properties of Marmoleum flooring help to create a dust-free environment and make it easy to clean with a dust mop or vacuum. You should also give it the occasional once over with some soapy water and a mop.
  • Simple installation – Laying Marmoluem sheets or click tiles is a relatively easy process that you can do yourself. If you’re short on time, professional installation is cheaper than other flooring types as the process is quick and there’s no need for adhesive.

Is Marmoleum flooring right for me?

If you’re looking for a sustainable, durable and affordable floor covering, Marmoleum is an excellent choice. In the home, it’s suitable for kitchens and bathrooms and is popular in hallways, dining rooms and conservatories.

It’s also ideal for offices and retail outlets, with its durability, innovative design and ease of maintenance making it a product you can fit and forget. With lots of styles, designs and colours, you won’t have any trouble finding something that matches your existing decor. 

Marmoleum flooring options

At The Flooring Group, we supply and install high-quality, sustainable and hypoallergenic Marmoleum floors. Visit us at one of our London showrooms or contact our residential or commercial teams for a free flooring consultation and quote.