And why you should think twice before buying it.
Q: How long will Marmoleum last?
A: This depends upon the amount and type of foot traffic and how it's maintained. If carefully maintained, it should last 30-40 years. No matter how badly it's scratched or abused, Marmoleum is very repairable because it's made of natural materials. Forbo provides excellent care instructions; look for them in our download section of each Marmoleum product.
Marmoleum has no adverse health issues whatsoever, either during
production, its useful life, or disposal. Quite the opposite is
true. Read below to find out the health benefits of Marmoleum.
Your Marmoleum floor is designed to last for many years. It is easy to clean and with a little care and attention it will continue to look great throughout its long life — now that is serious fun! Learn how to clean and treat your new marmoleum.
Marmoleum click has a strong, durable protective top layer called Topshield. This innovation from Forbo ensures a highly effective shield against dirt and scuff marks.
With Topshield, your Marmoleum floor will maintain its beautiful appearance with simple cleaning.
This article includes very technical information about Marmoleum Click such as dimensional stability, fire resistance, castor resistance, formaldehyde class, etc.
Q: I am looking at "loose lay" vinyl plank flooring for my basement due to the ease of install. Is there such a thing as "green" vinyl? I want a flooring that is easy to install, economical and warmer; softer than ceramic tile. I want to be able to install myself, and the loose lay wood-look planks seems to be a perfect solution, but I do worry about off gassing.
— asked by Terry Edinboro, PA
A: Luxury vinyl flooring has recently become popular today due to its durability, price and unique looking surfaces. However, it is made of vinyl which is Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC. PVC has become known as one of the most environmentally hazardous consumer materials produced. Although vinyl may seem useful to us as flooring for a short time, we have to think long term as to how our decisions will affect our environment and future generations. If your answer is, “that matters to me," then keep reading.
Watch me install this floor blindfolded!
The new Forbo Marmoleum Click Cinch Loc Floor is so easy to install, I show you how to do it blindfolded.
When you need to decide between Marmoleum (natural linoleum) and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), you need to consider aesthetics and performance as well as health benefits. The difference between the two are night and day.