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Marmoleum Flooring: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?

The popularity of green lifestyles continues to soar among homeowners and business owners alike. So when the approximately 1 billion square feet of buildings are demolished and replaced with new construction each year, it’s not surprising that contractors are starting to embrace green building products. When it comes time to replace the flooring in your home, you have many possibilities at your disposal. But if you’re trying to decide on eco friendly flooring options, you may want to consider marmoleum tiles. Let’s take a closer look at marmoleum flooring products and the benefits they can provide.

What is marmoleum?

Before we discuss the advantages of this type of flooring, it’s helpful to know exactly what is is. Technically, marmoleum is a type of linoleum. But it’s probably not what you picture when you hear “linoleum.” Marmoleum is actually made of all-natural materials like wood flour, jute, linseed oil, and other organic products. This flooring is made without the use of toxic chemicals and is installed without harmful adhesives. It can also be made in virtually any color of the rainbow.

What are the benefits of marmoleum flooring products?

The most obvious benefit of marmoleum is that it’s a type of environmentally friendly flooring. Not only is it all-natural, but it’s also biodegradable. It contains no VOCs and is a sustainable option for your home.

It’s also safer for your family’s health. As we previously mentioned, it contains no toxic chemicals that could put your safety at risk. But it’s also certified as being allergy and asthma friendly because it reduces dust mites and other allergens. It even has anti-bacterial properties that can keep dangerous micro-organisms (such as Salmonella and Staphylococcus) from multiplying. That means that something as simple as your choice of flooring could keep your family a lot healthier.

Best of all, marmoleum flooring products are incredibly durable, easy to clean, and comfortable to use. The lifespan of a marmoleum floor is estimated to last around 50 years, which means you won’t have to spend money on a replacement for several decades. Because this flooring has anti-static properties, dust and dirt will not stick to it. This makes this flooring a lot easier to maintain, saving you time and energy on cleaning efforts. And unlike other kinds of tile flooring, marmoleum is not cold to the touch. Instead, they’re comfortable to stand and walk on — even when you’re barefoot in the morning.

As an added bonus, marmoleum is surprisingly versatile and able to fit in with virtually any preferred style. This material can be created with over a hundred different colors, borders, and insets in mind. This gives you more control over the aesthetic properties of your home and allows you to benefit from all the points outlining above without sacrificing on visual quality.

Given all of these advantages, it’s clear why so many homeowners and business owners have embraced the idea of marmoleum flooring. To find out more about our green building products and how they can improve your space, please contact us today.

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