26 Dec '12, 10pm

What's the Difference Between Linoleum, Marmoleum, and Vinyl? #greendesign #greenbuilding

Advice provided by: Claire Moloney, LEED Green Associate, Cornell University Share Linoleum is a flooring material made of natural materials, including linseed oil, wood flour, cork dust and mineral fillers. Marmoleum is simply a brand name for linoleum flooring made by Forbo Flooring Systems (you can find it at the company's website ). The company, which is British-owned, owns over a 60% market share in linoleum flooring, making it a global leader. Their U.S. arm is based in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Lineoleum or Vinyl? While linoleum and vinyl flooring may look similar, they are actually very different in terms of composition, durability and maintenance. Linoleum is made from natural materials and is longer-lasting, which makes it better for indoor air quality and the environment. As I said above, linoleum is a fairly sustainable flooring material made of natural materials...

Full article: http://www.green-buildings.com/content/782622-green-floor...

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