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Pros and Cons of Marmoleum Flooring

Many homeowners and owners of commercial spaces across the UK haven’t heard of Marmoleum flooring – which is extremely unfortunate! Marmoleum flooring, like the kind provided by The Flooring Group, first originated in the early 1990s, when technology allowed us to hone linoleum to its perfect point. Its popularity has continued to thrive over time as a cheap and durable flooring solution for any space, high-traffic or otherwise. 

Explore the pros and cons of Marmoleum flooring below, supplied and installed throughout the UK by The Flooring Group.


Looking at the Pros

The pros of Marmoleum flooring are undeniable and plentiful. See for yourself, here:

  • Eco-Friendly – Marmoleum floors are made of natural ingredients.
  • Non-Toxic, Non-Allergenic and Antibacterial – Because Marmoleum is made of natural ingredients, it also boasts antibacterial, non-allergenic and non-toxic properties. 
  • Affordable – Marmoleum is actually more affordable than the so-called ‘cheapest’ flooring solution, laminate! 
  • Insulating Marmoleum flooring is great at retaining heat.
  • Highly Durable – Marmoleum floors are highly durable, aren’t particularly susceptible to water damage or dirt and don’t swell. They’re also great for high-traffic areas, like a retail space, preschool, or busy hallway in the home.
  • Often Has a Warranty of 20 Years – Most manufacturers maintain a warranty lifetime of 20 years for Marmoleum flooring, a great amount of time for a floor to remain in good condition.
  • Super Customisable – Marmoleum is highly customisable, available in different colours, shades and textures – like wood or stone.
  • Easy to Clean – Marmoleum floors are easy to clean with a mop and some soapy water. 


Breaking Down the Cons

Whilst the advantages of Marmoleum flooring in the UK can’t be understated, there are some drawbacks that must be considered before purchase. These are as follows:

  • It Can Be Fragile at the Edges – The edges of a Marmoleum flooring sheet can be fragile prior to and during installation. It’s advisable to tread carefully at this time, lest the floor crack apart.
  • It Spreads and Hardens Over Time – Because Marmoleum spreads and hardens during the installation process, it’s essential that all Marmoleum flooring sheets are carefully inspected before laying – one crack or bit of damage, and the whole floor must be redone.
  • It’s Very Difficult to Cut Straight – Marmoleum is extremely durable, and is therefore hard to cut straight, which is required for a well-fitted floor. It’s best to install one Marmoleum flooring sheet at a time, and cut away with a firm utility knife. 
  • Sunlight Can Cause Fading – When exposed to bright sunlight, like being installed in front of large bay windows, the designs on Marmoleum flooring can fade away over time. 


Reach out to The Flooring Group for Marmoleum flooring, today

Looking for expert Marmoleum flooring in the UK to spruce up your property and protect it from dirt, stains and allergens? Purchase your Marmoleum at an affordable price from a well-respected supplier and installer – like the team at The Flooring Group. Reach out to us for information about our Marmoleum flooring (and a free, no-obligation quote) today.