Forbo Marmoleum Slate Natural Sheet Linoleum
Inspired by the natural texture of stone. Forbo Marmoleum Slate introduces a unique embossed texture that adds a new dimension to our Marmoleum flooring. The result is a surface that has the timeless aesthetic of stone with the warmth and purity of linoleum.
The slate look is sophisticated and refined and plays with the light making your floor come to live. The embossing also improves the slip resistance of the floor (R10).
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.
How do I estimate the cost of flooring materials?
Measure carefully, being sure to have 5 or 10% overage for square patterns and maybe some more for diagonal patterns as an allowance for cutting and waste. You can use graph paper to lay out the design and count the exact square footage or number of pieces when you are estimating tile projects. Here are some tips:
Click Tiles and Planks: At approximately 12″ x 12″ squares and 12″ x 36″ planks they are 7 pieces to the box, so boxes are approximately 7 square feet and 21 square feet. Loose pieces are generally not sold. Click can generally not be easily installed on 45 degree angles because of the way it locks together.
Glue Down Tiles: At approximately 13″ square, the exact number of tiles can be confusing if you are using graph paper with 12″ squares. MCT comes in boxes of 45 or 54 square feet and the thicker Dual Tile comes in boxes of 45 or 54 square feet but also in boxes of 9 for mix and match color floors. Also, available in 20″ tile the Dual Tile comes in boxes of 54 square feet as well.
Sheet Material: Not considered a DIY or novice product, 79″ wide sheet material estimating should be left up to the installer. Since the product is very, very heavy and must be handled with specialized equipment when taken off the truck, it is uncommon to order it without the installer involved.
NOTE: Be sure to leave yourself some extra when estimating since getting more product in the exact same color lot can sometimes be impossible.
Available Accessories for Marmoleum Sheet
|Forbo L885 Sheet & Tile Adhesive is a solvent-free acrylic polymer adhesive recommended for use with Marmoleum and all grade levels of concrete, as well as approved suspended wood floors.|
|Marmoleum Heat welding Rods provide a watertight and hygienic seam, as well as a unique artistic touch. Marmoleum may be heat welded with either a matching solid color, a multi-color rod or a contrasting color welding rod.|
|Marmoleum Floor Finish provides a beautiful, long-lasting, protective finish for all Forbo linoleum floors. Suitable for use on linoleum or any traditional vinyl floor covering, Floor finish makes cleaning easier and less frequent.|
|Marmoleum Floor Cleaner is environmentally friendly and manufactured from renewable, non-toxic ingredients containing no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Marmoleum Floor Cleaner leaves behind a fresh, clean fragrance.|