Marmoleum: A Friend to the Environment

Marmoleum: A Friend to the Environment

Marmoleum is a brand name for linoleum flooring produced by Forbo Flooring Systems. It is made from natural, renewable materials, which makes it an environmentally friendly choice. Here’s a detailed look at what makes Marmoleum environmentally friendly:


Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials, it is produced climate positive.

Climate positive (also carbon negative) indicates that activity goes beyond achieving net-zero carbon emissions to create an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This product is unique as it has CO2 uptake in the product itself. The photosynthesis of all plants used in Marmoleum, releases a CO2 uptake that is larger than the CO2 emission caused by transport and production processing. Therefore, Marmoleum is climate positive (or carbon negative) from cradle togate.


Composition of Marmoleum:

1. Linseed Oil: Extracted from flax seeds, linseed oil is a key ingredient that helps bind the materials together.

2. Wood Flour: Finely ground wood powder, often from sustainably managed forests.

3. Pine Rosins: These natural resins come from pine trees and give linoleum its flexibility and durability.

4. Jute Backing: The backing of Marmoleum is made from jute, a plant fiber that is both biodegradable and renewable.

5. Limestone: A naturally abundant mineral that adds strength and stability to the flooring.


Environmental Benefits:

1. Renewable Materials: primarily made from rapidly renewable resources, meaning they can be replenished naturally in a short period.

2. Biodegradability: At the end of its life cycle, Marmoleum can be broken down by natural processes, reducing waste in landfills.

3. Low VOC Emissions: has low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), contributing to better indoor air quality.

4. Carbon Neutral: The production process for Marmoleum aims to be carbon neutral. The natural materials used in Marmoleum absorb CO2during their growth, offsetting the emissions produced during manufacturing.

5. Sustainable Production: Forbo, the manufacturer, employs eco-friendly practices in its production facilities, including the use of renewable energy and waste reduction measures.

6. Durability and Longevity: is known for its durability and long lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements and thus minimizing resource use over time.


Additional Advantages:

1. Antibacterial Properties: Natural ingredients like linseed oil have antibacterial properties, making Marmoleum a hygienic choice for flooring.

2. Aesthetic Variety: Marmoleum comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, offering versatility in design without compromising on environmental benefits.


Overall, Marmoleum stands out as an eco-friendly flooring option due to its natural composition, sustainable production, and end-of-life biodegradability.

Aside from the incredible composition of this product it comes in every color you can imagine and providing the versatility to create anything from simplistic to intricate patterns while mixing and matching colors.  

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