armstrong marmorette floors??
Anyone have these linoleum floors? I've been trying to find a floor for our bathroom remodel...If we go stone or porcelain we would have to heat the floor, which will require major electrical work. (Can't have cold floors in Maine, no way, no how...) We may still go that route, but it will also raise the floor up higher than the door threshhold. Our house is almost 200 years old and has some issues under the floor in the corner of the bathroom where the toilet is, which will be addressed as best as they can, but I'm concerned about the weight of stone or ceramic.
I've been reading that linoleum (NOT vinyl) is making a trendy comeback in period houses. Marmoleum is supposed to feel warm and last forever.(well, a long time) (Marmorette is Armstongs Marmoleum). The flooring store told me that Armstrong is much more user friendly for folks with small spaces. Marmoleum is known big time for their commercial uses and charges more to cut small pieces. These floors are very 'green' and earth friendly, I'm also told, in their manufacturing.
There have been a couple of websites I've found where a few people did not recommend this for bathroom use, but didn't say why not. Yet other sites said it was fine for bathrooms.
One thing that I don't like about ceramic and porcelain, some of the tiles actually look like the designs have been printed on with like a silk screen or something. They are trying to imitate stone, yet many, imho, are not successful.
I've looked at vinyl, too, thinking if I found one that I really liked, I'd have no problem with it, rather than stone or ceramic. But one sample I brought home had a little 'design' image printed on it that was a particular shape, no bigger than 1/2 inch in size, if that, and my eyeballs spotted that one pattern everywhere. Drove me nuts. (Don't need to be driven nuts while sitting on the toilet.)
I'm going to put this post on the bathroom and flooring site, too.
I hope someone has Marmorette in a bathroom and loves it, but who knows!
Thank you for taking the time to read this long post.
(of course, in my many months of research and looking around at stuff, what are my favorite floors? Marble and Honey Onyx. Both poor choices for practicality. Story of my life..)