Types of Plank Flooring

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Recommended Uses: Kitchen, Bedrooms, Recreation Rooms

Linoleum and cork flooring are natural materials. Since they are made from natural raw materials 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. I don't recommend the linoleum flooring plank system for areas that can become very wet such as for bathroom flooring because of the plank's high-density fiberboard (HDF) construction.

Installation Difficulty: Average

Installation Method:
For proper acclimation, boxes should be stored flat, and unopened, for approximately 2-3 days (6 days in winter) in the center of the room in which they are to be installed. Planks are easy to install using a simple tongue & groove mechanism. The panels simply “click” into place requiring no adhesive and the floor can be walked on immediately after installation.

I have used and recommend Marmoleum® brand linoleum flooring products as made by Forbo Flooring Systems in Hazleton, PA. The Marmoleum Click™ product is a linoleum laminate with a protective layer on HDF panels and cork. It incorporates Marmoleum and the sub-floor system in a single product and can be installed on almost every type of floor. Since the product is linoleum, its main ingredient is natural linseed oil, mixed with wood flour, rosin, and limestone. Marmoleum gets its color from “ecologically responsible pigments” according to the company.

The linoleum is pressed onto a jute fabric under high pressure producing an extremely durable and environmentally friendly flooring. I have had Marmoleum linoleum flooring down in my house for years and it looks brand new.