Ethical Flooring loves Marmoleum floors from Forbo!
Did you know we install Marmoleum floors all over the city? We’ve completed installations in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby and Vancouver-proper. We have on display in our showroom the Marmoleum CinchLoc (click-together) flooring, the Modular glue-down tiles, as well as the traditional glue-down sheet (roll) products. And best of all, we have highly-skilled installers who can professionaly install it for you. The installation of Marmoleum is becoming a bit of a lost art among today’s floor installer; that is why we are so pleased to have an experienced Marmoelum installer as part of the Ethical Flooring team!
Marmoleum, Forbo’s brand of linoleum, is a natural floor made from 97% natural raw materials, 70% of which are rapidly renewable, along with a 43% recycled content. This makes Marmoleum the sustainable flooring choice.
Natural raw materials
The key raw materials used in the linoleum production include linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant seeds, wood flour as production waste from controlled forestry plantations and jute, a crop whose fibres provide the material for the membrane onto which the linoleum is calendared.
What makes Marmoleum flooring special is that it is created entirely from raw materials obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in just 12 months time. Jute and flax are annual crops that can be harvested just like wheat or corn. Extracting rosin is a continuous process, while wood flour, a waste material from the timber industry, is derived from European production forests. Limestone is available in abundance.
CO2 neutral floor covering Because of its unique properties, its natural ingredients and its modern manufacturing process, Marmoleum is a CO2 neutral product.
Floor performance in the real world
Topshield2 is a floor finish that we developed specially for our linoleum floor coverings. Topshield2 has been designed as a highly performing finish to create a ‘ready to use’ Marmoleum floor. A floor that requires no initial maintenance or polymer application and is even more resistant to dirt pick-up, less prone to wear and has improved resistance to scratches and stains.
The reality of the day-to-day life of a floor is that it encounters both ‘use and abuse’ without being able to balance its performance with a prescribed cleaning and maintenance regime, as in reality, this is not always carried out exactly on time.
The floor needs to withstand the traces of every day use; the weather of the season, the footprints and dirt carried into the building, the scratches and stains occurring by accident as well as the overall retention of the appearance of the floor over time.
Even where every floor starts out as a new floor just after installation, it will need to keep up is performance over a lifetime of many years. Marmoleum has a proven track record and is also now the modern floor for lasting performance: today, tomorrow, forever.
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