Forbo Marmoleum L-885 Sheet and tile adhesive
All Forbo adhesives are 100% solvent free and feature the best environmental profiles in the industry.Forbo 885m Sheet and tile adhesive meets the requirements set forth in the SCAQMD Rule #1168, complying with LEED Indoor Environmental Quality: Low-emitting materials (adhesives & sealants) credit 4.1. The adhesive pails are made from recycled material.
Recommended for use with
Marmoleum Sheet & Tile, Marmoleum Real, Fresco, Concrete, Vivace, Splash, Terra Walton Uni, Cirrus, Marmoleum Composition Sheet (MCS), Corkment Underlayment, Marmoleum Composition Tile (MCT), & Coral Entrance Flooring.
• SCS-Certified 20% Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCC)
• Packaged in biodegradable plastic pails
• Dual Acrylic Polymer
• Contains MicroSept™ anti-microbial protection
• Not flammable; 100% Solvent free
• Storage: Freeze-thaw stable: 1 cycle at 20o F. If the pail is opened and found to be frozen, let it set closed and undisturbed at room temperature until thawed. DO NOT try to mix frozen adhesive.
• Shelf life: 1 year in unopened container
• Appearance and Odor: Grey paste with little or no odor
• (calculated per CA South Coast Rule 1168)
• Spread Rate: Approximately 125 square feet per gallon
• Available in one and four gallon units
Sustain 885 Marmoleum Sheet & Tile Adhesive Tech Sheet
1 gallon: 125 sq ft
Marmoleum Frequently asked Questions
Lots of people ask the simple question, What is Marmoleum anyway?
First of all, it is a four syllable word that is slang for marbleized linoleum. Made from linseed or flaxseed oil, natural pigments, limestone dust, wood fibers and resins and then pressed onto a jute backing it is a great alternative to vinyl flooring. People who are sensitive to plastics and their off-gassing like it because it is not pvc or rubber and contains no acrylics. It also doesn’t require the use of volatile adhesives or contact cements to install it.
I ordered samples of Marmoleum and I heard that the color will be very different when the product arrives to be installed?
There is definitely some truth there since all natural linoleum flooring that was made with flaxseed oil has a natural amber hue to it when it is first made. When exposed to sunlight it’s color changes and it loses much of its amber hue. For instance, many of the blue colors will look green initially and when the amber-yellow cast fades they become the true blue color of the samples. A lot of folks get totally freaked out by this but it is not necessary to get crazy and the color will definitely change over time.
Is Marmoleum the right flooring for my basement?
First off, no matter what flooring you are installing in your basement, you should do basic moisture testing with relative humidity or calcium chloride testing beforehand in order to eliminate the opportunity for mold, mildew and humidity to create an indoor air quality issue. 85% humidity is the threshold for Marmoleum.
How humid is too humid for Marmoleum installation?
Floors over 85% humidity generally require some form of mitigation which might be a simply paint on finish if levels are under 90% while levels up to 99% generally require a specialty contractor to apply epoxy based coatings and to then encapsulate that coating with a cementious skim coat. There are really no other methods right now on the market to deal with 85% or higher moisture contents.
Update 2015: Forbo now has come out with a 1195 adhesive that will allow installations over concrete floors with 11 pounds of vapor pressure and 95% humidity. While this product is a little spendy it combines moisture mitigation with the adhesive, combining steps and saving time and money.
Is Marmoleum cool for the living room or bedroom?
A beautiful and healthy option for your family and it can be combined with area rugs or throw rugs. Many people have chosen natural Marmoleum after they have a brush with bad allergies or asthma.
How long does Marmoleum last?
Some floors have lasted 35 years and are still in good condition. Forbo offers a full 25 year warranty on normal wear and tear
Do you have recommended cleaning products for your linoleum products?
Full cleaning and maintenance links can be found below
Is Marmoleum easy to clean and will it hold up when if chemicals are spilled?
Forbo Marmoleum products are subject to indicative chemical/stain testing in accordance with European standards. The tests provide baseline information on the effects of short term exposure to chemicals after cleaning and should be used as a comparative guide.
If specific chemicals are of particular concern we would advise that the effects are checked by the client on a sample of the proposed colour and material in conditions representative of those that will be experienced in service.
Forbo makes so many awesome linoleum flooring products, how can I ever settle on just one?
Marmoleum Click: is the snap lock floating flooring that is perfect for any DIY installer with basic skills.
MCT Tile: is the thin linoleum tiles that just about anyone who has put down any tiles can manage.
Sheet Marmoleum: is the glue-down heavy duty linoleum that we have all come to love for the last 150 years.
The best part is that no matter what you select and for what specific application, they will all hold up well because virtually all their product’s surfaces are now coated with the revolutionary TopShield II finish.