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Old 03-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #15
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #16
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Excellent. It is now on my modlist. Where did u get?
I get Marmoleum from Eco-Wise in Austin. A block off of SoCo. Talk to Jim.
There are three or four other places around Austin that handle Forbo Marmoleum.
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I get Marmoleum from Eco-Wise in Austin. A block off of SoCo. Talk to Jim.
There are three or four other places around Austin that handle Forbo Marmoleum.
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Marmoleum (natural linoleum) was specified by the architect for a High School renovation we did six years ago. Lobbies, corridors, cafeterias......they even specified it for kitchen areas (but I put the ki-bosh on that during design development.....kids dropping knives during culinary training didn't seem like a good idea. I specified good old quarry tile). Anyway, within three years we ripped all the Marmoleum out and replaced with an epoxy based system.

Marmoleum is a nice product, for RESIDENTIAL applications. I'd steer clear for commercial/high traffic. I consider narrow aisles and doorways in an AS as 'high-traffic' areas.

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Marmoleum is a brand of real linoleum. Linoleum is *NOT* sheet vinyl, but your average mouth-breathing realtor will point at a vinyl floor and call it linoleum. It's a green product both because it's not petroleum-based and because if it's properly installed and cared for it can last and look good for decades.
Hey, hey, hey. I'm a real estate agent and understand the difference between linoleum and vinyl. Guess I'm not average.

My wife and I have been thinking about doing Marmoleum in our kitchen and have been to a few flooring stores in are area that don't understand what real linoleum is. When I asked them if they carried linoleum they just say the vinyl is linoleum nowadays and just don't get it. Very frustrating.

One of the nicest features of Marmoleum are the wonderful colors available. I'd love to do a deep blue in our waiting to be built International Signature.
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Hey, hey, hey. I'm a real estate agent and understand the difference between linoleum and vinyl. Guess I'm not average.

My wife and I have been thinking about doing Marmoleum in our kitchen and have been to a few flooring stores in are area that don't understand what real linoleum is. When I asked them if they carried linoleum they just say the vinyl is linoleum nowadays and just don't get it. Very frustrating.

One of the nicest features of Marmoleum are the wonderful colors available. I'd love to do a deep blue in our waiting to be built International Signature.
I guess you're not average, but clearly your local flooring vendors are.
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Marmoleum (natural linoleum) was specified by the architect for a High School renovation we did six years ago. Lobbies, corridors, cafeterias......they even specified it for kitchen areas (but I put the ki-bosh on that during design development.....kids dropping knives during culinary training didn't seem like a good idea. I specified good old quarry tile). Anyway, within three years we ripped all the Marmoleum out and replaced with an epoxy based system.

Marmoleum is a nice product, for RESIDENTIAL applications. I'd steer clear for commercial/high traffic. I consider narrow aisles and doorways in an AS as 'high-traffic' areas.

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A high school I can see as high-traffic. Maybe if you're hosting marathons through your trailer it's high-traffic, but we don't trudge through the aisle of the Argosy more per month than we do through the kitchen in our house.
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Marmoleum, being a true LINOLeum, is made from Linseed Oil. It also smells great when you put it in.
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One of my sisters sells 'flooring' and other home improvements.. She said "If the underlayment is solid you should have no problems" So, one 'advantage' of the engineered floors is they snap together and spread out the 'load'... at least that's how she explained it to me, her big brother engineer sorta guy.
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Engineered floors tend to be thicker and heavier. You'll want to think about whether you want to add that extra weight to your trailer. Marmoleum is available in sheet goods and can be applied directly to your subfloor without adding a great deal of weight.
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i installed marmoleum and i loved the look. but i dont feel it held up well. Its been 2 years and already has deep scratches the get dirt stuck in them and make it look worse. It is a light colored floor though. (single sheet, not tiles).
May I ask what is causing the scratches? I've specified Marmoleum for use in high traffic institutional settings and it stands up very well. The flooring in these applications sees daily wear from food and laundry carts as well as heavy foot traffic. Did you finish the floor with an appropriate acrylic wax sealer to protect it?
FYI, we absolutely did not seal it. Didn't really know we were supposed to. Scratches mostly from sliding grey plastic "bin" of camping goodies in and out when traveling (bin containing H20 hose, wheel chocks, etc).

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There's the problem. Linoleum is essentially compressed wood flour and linseed oils. It is a resilient flooring, but won't be its most durable without first sealing/waxing it. It does require periodic resealing/waxing. If properly maintained, it'll last a very long time. I regularly see it in hospitals, schools and other institutional facilities where it is still in good condition after 40 years of service. One apartment I lived in had the original lino from the 30's and it was in terrific shape.
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Well, bad news! The price of marmoleum has gone up! We received two quotes for our Safari 19' by 7'. One place wants $ 1,800 and the other $2,300. for the product and installation! Eegads!
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Well, bad news! The price of marmoleum has gone up! We received two quotes for our Safari 19' by 7'. One place wants $ 1,800 and the other $2,300. for the product and installation! Eegads!
It never was cheap. You can put it in more reasonably if you find a floor guy who has some left over from a big job and put it in yourself. My 71 has the livingroom/ galley in hardwood (from a garage sale) and the bedroom in Marmoleum. I did the job for about $200 a few years ago. Ordinary vinyl probably would have been less about half.

By the way I still have a half a gallon of the Forbo adhesive if anyone is interested.

Did you know Marmoleum comes in tiles and sheets? Different adhesives are required.
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