Prior to the start of this project, I had no idea what marmoleum was nor I did I realize how cool its backstory really is. (But I did know not to end a sentence with a preposition….some things never change…)
Marmoleum is a clean, durable and allergen-free linoleum floor covering that is neither carpet nor plastic. It’s a natural product that starts with completely natural ingredients. Linseed oil is pressed from the seeds of the flax plant and wood flour is obtained from lumber industry waste (also know as sawdust!) and sustainably harvested forests. The roisons in marmoleum are harvested from pine trees and the colors comes from environmentally responsible pigments with natural jute fibers woven on the back.
As if that isn’t sustainable enough, marmoleum has a an earth-to-earth lifecycle – it is completely biodegradable, right up the solvent-free adhesives used in installation. There is no lead, no formaldehyde, to plasticizers and no chlorine.
The very best part – is so very, very affordable. Affordable and easy to clean. Its natural anti-static properties (for a natural product it seems extremely advanced) mean that dirt doesn’t stick very well and bacteria has a tough time breeding. There’s no need to use harsh chemicals for cleaning, any dust is easily removed by a damp mop.
We are using marmoleum in the Green Life Smart Life house – it’s safe, affordable, kid friendly, what’s not to love? Check out www.themarmoleumstore.com to see colors & designs in action.
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