Recommended Uses: Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry
Linoleum tile flooring is very beautiful and durable providing flexible design abilities through use of colors and patterns. Linoleum is a great choice for bathroom flooring or kitchen flooring. Linoleum is natural and since it is made from natural raw materials you may see slight color and structural differences are possible between the production batches and samples. Linoleum flooring wears like iron and maintains a warm natural look and feel. Lives of these floors may exceed 40+ years depending on the quality of the linoleum tile and quality of the installation.
Installation Difficulty: Intermediate
Installation Method:Linoleum tile flooring requires a trowel applied full spread adhesive where adhesive is spread across the entire underside of the floor before it is placed down for installation. Not recommended for installation over old resilient flooring. Cartons of tiles should be installed in consecutive order, installing tile in alternating directions (quarter turned). Install tiles into wet adhesive and roll immediately with a 100 lb. roller. Always check for proper adhesive transfer. In order to achieve a secure bond there must be a complete wet transfer of adhesive to the tile backing. Do not allow heavy traffic or rolling loads for a minimum of 72 hours following the installation. Additional time may be necessary when installing over non-porous substrates. In order to allow the adhesive to dry and cure properly, wait at least five days following the installation before conducting wet cleaning procedures or initial maintenance.
Linoleum flooring like that manufactured by Marmoleum® is made primarily from natural ingredients which consist of oxidized linseed oil, rosins, cork and/or wood flour, all of which are embedded onto a carrier backing sheet. Depending on the embedding process used and the composition, various types of linoleum can be manufactured. Marmoleum linoleum tile uses a dimensionally stable polyester backing.