Environment friendly products are becoming more popular because more people have become aware of the benefits of using all natural products. From food to lighting, furniture and flooring, there are eco friendly products available.
For the floorings, eco friendly materials include cork and Marmoleum linoleum floorings made of natural raw materials. Marmoleum is a specific brand that uses linseed oil extracted from the flax plant, and this is mixed with wood flour and jute. Marmoleum is hypoallergenic and does not emit any harmful gases. It does not have toxic materials in it and it does not have asbestos or formaldehyde.
Marmoleum flooring is also easy to clean and does not accumulate dust. Those that have allergic family members will not have to worry about using Marmoleum flooring. You can already get rid of carpets with this flooring.
Marmoleum flooring is easy to install, and you do not need to apply adhesive chemicals before installing it. It can be placed on top of a bare, clean floor, and it can also be removed and reused in another area. This is advantageous for those who are renting homes, since buying a Marmoleum flooring is not cheap. When you move, you can take the flooring with you.
When buying Marmoleum flooring, you can follow these tips:
- Measure the floor area on which you will use the Marmoleum flooring. Separate each room into sections, and if the floor area is irregular (not an exact square or rectangular shape), then consider each rectangular section and measure these sub sections.
- Decide whether to buy a Marmoleum sheet, which is available in widths of 6 feet, and you get to choose the length. You can also buy a Marmoleum tile, which comes in 13” x 13” or 20” x 20”. A Marmoleum sheet is best for floors that have regular rectangular or square shapes, while Marmoleum tiles are best for homes that have irregular floor shapes.
- Choose the color that matches your wall paint. If you want a bright, clean look, choose light colored Marmoleum flooring. If you want a lively floor, then choose tiles of different colors, preferably contrasting colors. You can search the Internet for available designs and colors in the market
- Research on where you can buy Marmoleum sheets or tiles. Ask whether they have installation services so it can save you time, especially if you do not have previous experience in installing linoleum flooring. Also check their prices. If the cost for installation is too high, you can install the floor yourself. Just ask for instructions from the experts. It is easier to install the Marmoleum tiles than the sheet, since all you have to do is fit the pieces. For Marmoleum sheets, you need to cut them according to the shape of your flooring, taking into consideration furniture that are permanently placed on the floor.
Once the Marmoleum flooring is installed, take good care of it by cleaning it regularly. Place protection on chairs and furniture, to avoid it from scratching or piercing through the Marmoleum flooring. It is also best to carry the furniture when moving it, rather than dragging it in place.