Marmoleum Modular Natural Linoleum Tile Flooring
Our Marmoleum Modular tiles & planks combine modern design with outstanding functionality. A powerful trend flooring – even for high traffic areas.
The sustainable linoleum tiles stand for a healthier indoor climate and a responsible use of the environment. The colors are presented in visuals of wood, concrete, stone, marble and 2 vibrant embossed designs that change with every angle you look at it.
Marmoleum Modular Natural tile flooring, a naturally sustainable tile collection comprised of 59 beautiful colors and 4 coordinated sizes designed to mix and match for endless design possibilities. Available in 10”x10”, 20”x20” , 10”x20”and unique 10″x40″ rectangular Striato tiles, Marmoleum Modular makes it easy to create inspiring designs ranging from timeless chevron, herringbone, and checkerboard patterns to modern mosaics.
Marmoleum Modular Color Natural Linoleum Tile comes in three sizes and 17 colors. Select your sizes and colors using the menus in the shopping cart to your left.
All Marmoleum Modular Natural Linoleum Tiles are 2.5mm thick (1/10″nominally).
|Size in Inches (approx)||Size in Centimeters||Tiles per Carton||Sq.Ft. per Carton|
|10″ x 10″||25cm x 25cm||40||26.91|
|10″ x 20″||25cm x 50cm||40||53.82|
|20″ x 20″||50cm x 50cm||20||53.82|
|10″ x 40″||25cm x 100cm||20||32.29|
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.
Can I install any of the three types of Marmoleum myself?
MARMOLEUM CLICK: This product is very similar to the other floating floor products on the market but with a few small exceptions. The Click II does not install with a tapping block and hammer, in fact if you try you will damage the product and it may leave bulges in the seams that can not be un-done. The floor is installed best by installing it in full and complete rows with the first few being the most important. They must, when completed be blocked in place with solid spacers against the walls and at the ends to prevent the beginning portion from moving. It is also critical to come back when you are done and remove those spacing blocks at the perimeter so the floor can float horizontally.
Being a “tool-free” installation means that each of the rows are simply slipped into the row before it but up at an angle. When the row being installed is raised up and the linoleum faces from the rows meet, the product will engage and snap together simply by pushing down. It is VERY important to only push down once the pieces are tight up against each other which may require a little practice or the help of a patient and adaptable helper. Really only one person can lead the click-in process and it must be gradually and carefully to prevent damaging the material. After two or three rows, people become experts. Undercutting door jambs and trim, cutting the L and flag shaped pieces around doorways, locating field seams when necessary and snapping in the very last piece of the puzzle take some head scratching and can perplex the impatient installers.
GLUE DOWN TILES: A little different than installing traditional VCT, PVC, Cork or Rubber Tiles, Marmoleum Tiles must be done in a very simple but specialized manner. They must be installed into the WET adhesive so people who install VCT are usually surprised that the floor installation fails in a few days because they ASSUMED it was the same. The other thing that is different is the need to use a 100 LB Roller rather than a 50, 60 or 75 lb roller that is typical in the industry. You can download plans to build your own 100LB Roller for free here.
SHEET GOODS: A trained installer is usually the best bet when you want to install Marmoleum Sheet Material. Master Mechanics are actually often able to do some remarkable art work in the Marmoleum medium like water cut patterns, inlays, borders, stripes and swirls. Lots of folks who are not trained can figure out how to install the floor themselves by reading the Marmoleum Glue Down Flooring Installation Guide and watching the videos. Knowing how to use scribing tools and how to make patterns can make the job a lot easier. I would absolutely not like to see beginners trying to heat weld themselves because it is so specialized and best left to the pros.
What is the best way to maintain Marmoleum Flooring?
Keeping a linoleum floor swept with a fine broom and spot cleaning occasionally is all that is needed for the most part. Many folks confess to hardly ever washing their floors entirely. It is really quite remarkable that the floor does not get dirty as fast as other flooring products because the linseed oil has a naturally bacteriostatic negative charge that prevents many things from adhering to the floor. Using a capful of Forbo PH Balanced cleaner and a damp mop is all that is necessary when the floor accumulates enough mess to require thorough cleaning.
The introduction of TopShield II has brought a much more durable floor finish for Marmoleum onto the market, even for commercial spaces. Floors installed before 2013 will usually have TopShield I and may require that the finish be reapplied every few years depending on the amount of traffic and the level of care the floor receives. People have had to reapply their finish each year and other people have their floors down for 10 or 15 years with it still looking new. It all depends on the amount of care and traffic. It is far better than the wax and periodic stripping that was common for linoleum back in the first half of the century.
Can Marmoleum be used for wall paneling or wainscoting?
Absolutely, in fact many people have used the 12″ x 36″ click type planks as wall paneling below a chair rail. Hospitals will also often “flash cove” Marmoleum up the walls to create and easy to mop joint where the floor meets the walls. Fast food businesses across the country are putting the product in many of their dining areas as a sustainable building product option.
Can I repurpose Marmoleum?
Repurposing is a major element in Green Building and Sustainable Living. Marmoleum Click snaps up in a flash and can be installed and removed over and over. Many companies use the product as their flooring of choice in trade show booths for that reason.
People have also installed a new Click floor over a perfectly good apartment floor with the plan to take the floor up when they move.
Is Marmoleum a great kitchens?
The kitchen is the perfect place for forbo marmoleum. It’s waterproof easy to clean and is easier to maintain then traditional linoleum. It also has a softer tactile feel on your bare feet then traditional vinyl or linoleum floors.
Should I use Marmoleum in my bathroom?
Yes, It is waterproof and durable and can make an average bathroom into something special. While it may require the making of a patter to get the fit just right, or perhaps the need to remove and reinstall the toilet, it is worth it. It is important to note that Click floors are just not appropriate for wet areas and shower rooms.
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
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.