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Old 01-11-2016, 06:35 PM   #1
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Is this glue down or floating? Still looking for a new floor covering.
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:46 PM   #2
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Historically it's been glue down. But there is one called "Marmoleum Click" that may be floating.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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We've used glue down Marmoleum (sheet, not tiles) in two Airstreams - love it!

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Old 01-15-2016, 11:02 AM   #4
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The manufacturer recommends using their adhesive
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:03 AM   #5
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Covered all our horizontal surfaces (countertops, tables...) with Marmoleum sheet last year. Love it -- cleans up with a damp sponge, looks a lot better than our old Formica. Have had it as the bathroom flooring for years and it looks as good as new. Glues down easily.

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Old 04-28-2016, 10:37 AM   #6
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I'm looking at Marmoleum too. What is the best adhesive for trailers? (I've heard that some of the vinyl/marmoleum adhesives get brittle and crunchy when exposed to extreme temps.)
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:48 PM   #7
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Marmoleum flooring

We used a polyurethane construction adhesive from HD with a 1/16" notched trowel. Worked fine.

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Old 05-31-2016, 08:57 PM   #8
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Durability

Considering marmoleum for our 66 Tradewind. We are at the point of making this flooring decision. I've been researching this product and one consumer website listed pros and cons. One of the cons was that it mars and scuffs easily. The examples they gave were spiked heels (ok so probably won't be wearing these camping but could also translate to gravels or any sharp items) and staining from things like pet accidents. (We have a 75# mutt - adorable of course). Is this info accurate. I've seen a lot of posts here saying how much people love this product in their trailers. Also concerned about costs and value for the money.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:09 PM   #9
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We have installed Marmoleum in both the 2014 Classic and the 2015 23D. It is supposed to be installed by factory trained installers as this does not work like standard linoleum. The installer should use their glue to protect the warranty and get the best adhesion.

We have had no staining issues.

Since the color is throughout the thickness, a scratch or dimple just does not show up. There are two products they sell to maintain the surface appearance of the product that the end user can apply.
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It's actually pretty durable stuff. I specify it in high use areas of assisted living facilities as it stands up well to heavy use. It has the added benefit of being 100% natural.
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One could actually eat Marmoleum with no side effects. I prefer steak though.
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What about bamboo? Alleged to be the hardest flooring of all.
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What about bamboo? Alleged to be the hardest flooring of all.
Bamboo is tough as nails but oh so soft. I put it in my home and it dings and scratches if you look at it wrong.
Dogs toenails don't do it any favors either.
At least now it is scratched and dented and I'm not near as worried as I was when it went in.
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You can order samples (no charge) of Marmoleum from the manufacturer, Forbo. The retailer we used apparently was not aware of this. At least they didn't tell us about it. Samples really helped as we made our final choice. Just as everyone says, it's the real deal, apparently used in U.S. naval vessels (to what extent I'm not certain) and in hospitals (this I do know for certain) because it's so tough. Ours went in about a month ago. We couldn't be more pleased with it.

Here's the link to get samples:

http://www.forbo.com/flooring/en-us/...rmoleum/bygfce
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