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Old 08-16-2003, 09:55 PM   #1
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Marmoleum Flooring

Just finished installing new floor for the Silver Bullet. For anyone interested, Marmoleum is a relatively inexpensive option for covering the plywood on a restoration job. It looks pretty cool too.

Check out http://www.themarmoleumstore.com/

Our trailer came without the carpet or padding... just bare plywood, stained from years of beer spilling. No real damage, so I filled the depressions and used some leftover Marmoleum from a countertop job at a neighbor's house. Had a roll of 20 feet that was 79 inches wide to work with. It was free, so we figured what the hell... Finished most of the job, but we're holding off on the bathroom for a bit.

Will post photos when possible. Tip for the day: Make sure you fill the seams of plywood gaps and fair out the uneven surfaces. I blew it off and did a half-assed sanding job on the line between the sink and the fridge. The seam is clearly visible beneath the new flooring... DOE!!

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Old 08-16-2003, 11:20 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Love it!

We installed Marmoleum 1-1/2 years ago & love it! No problems with cracking or splitting so far

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Old 08-17-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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We installed Marmoleum too. No probs, looks great!
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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marmoleum question-can you glue the marmoleum directly onto the plywood ? I'm trying to understand all the pros and cons of adding anything underneath it. Is luan necessary or not ? Why? What are the pros and cons of adding a sealer to the wood first? (Marine Sealer). What to do ???
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I am ready for new flooring and have the same questions as Denise.
Marmoleum seems like the way to go.
Does anyone have pics of the finished product? That would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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Marmoleum

I love Marmoleum. Not the easiest thing to install, but it feels very nice under foot and looks spectacular.
Here is a link to the beginning of the Marmo install I did on my '72
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ml#post1151072
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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).
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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?
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Update: We originally installed Marmoleum in our first trailer 11+ years ago (see post #2) and liked it so much we did it again in our second and will again in our third.

I too am curious whats scratching it NJtoNC? And would always recommend keeping it cleaned & protected with the appropriate floor finishes.

MarkDenise & Luc, et al: Be careful about "sealing the wood" with polyurethane or porch sealer (i.e. don't!) if you are going to be installing sheet Marmoleum, vinyl or any other glue down products. The glue for the finished floor material may not stick or be incompatable with the wood sealer. One of two things may happen...the glue won't stick or it could chemically react to the sealer and be a mess.

When we had our Marmoleum installed, we did all the prep work ourselves to keep the cost down, but had a professional install the actual product. He said it had to be installed to the clean (uncoated) wood, if we coated the wood with anything he would have to remove it before installing the Marmoleum in order for the product & installation warranties to remain in effect and the glue to penetrate the wood & stick.

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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).
I'm also interested in what scratched it. The dog in my avatar image is a 55-lb Bull Terrier, and while Trudy has done a number on the wood floors at direction-change points (where she has to turn a corner running from one window to another to warn us that the evil mailman is about to put more of that dangerous paper through the mail slot, e.g.) there's no visible impact on the Marmoleum in the kitchen where she does the same thing. If she can't scratch it, it's tough stuff!
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Ok, I'll bite.. what is a 'marmoleum'? I have researched it to be some 'green stuff'... which may be ok... YMMV...

Just kidding... I think we will look into this for the new 'Longship'...
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Ok, I'll bite.. what is a 'marmoleum'? I have researched it to be some 'green stuff'... which may be ok... YMMV...

Just kidding... I think we will look into this for the new 'Longship'...
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.
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Excellent. It is now on my modlist. Where did u get?
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Here is the company web site. You could contact them for a distributer or retailer near your location. Check with your local flooring stores, they may stock it or be able to get it in.

Marmoleum sheet & tile Forbo
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