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Posted by LAdancer (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 11, 14 at 22:07

Considering Marmoleum and know a little about its installation etc, but has anyone real knowledge about its wear? I am looking for a neutral shade, off white or silvery blue and I can't seem to find it in the click series. However, I may go with the sheets instead of the click. Has anyone some experience with either that they can share with me?

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RE: Marmoleum?

We had sheet Marmoleum put down in our master bathroom last summer. It's nearly a year old at this point and we are quite happy with it. It is a pale grey color. Master bath wear is nothing like kitchen wear of course. Ours looks as good as the day it was installed though. And it feels so much better under my bare feet than tile.

RE: Marmoleum?

Thank you Cri. I am also looking for a pale grey or blue and wonder if you remember the exact name. I saw Silver Shadow the other day and wish I had a sample to take home. Perhaps I'll see if another place will order a sample for me. Do you remember the name of yours?
Thank you.

RE: Marmoleum?

Petty sure I have moonstone. I ordered a bunch of samples free from the maker's website. It was very helpful to see the colors in the right light and have them to hold up to the soapstone countertop. I chose a different one than I had anticipated--went lighter in color because it looked best with the soapstone remanant our contractor found.

RE: Marmoleum?

I installed Marmoleum sheet in my previous kitchen (color: Rosato) and I just LOVED it! My advice is if you decide to get it, you want a very experienced installer and you want to make sure the heat weld the seams.

I have never felt anything better under my tootsies! Like walking on velvet.

RE: Marmoleum?

We have sheet marmoleoum installed in the large common space of our complex. It gets heavy use including tables and chairs being dragged around, etc. Also in the heavy used laundry room (cleaning solution spills, machines moved, etc.).

Make sure prep is done properly. Ours wasn't and resulted in a wrinkle in the sheet - maybe caused by the thinset drying unevenly?? Not sure.

It's a lovely surface - things don't break, it's easy to clean, and relatively quiet. After 12 years there are scratches and signs of wear, but it can (and should) be regularly refreshed - stripping, waxing, and buffing. Definitely inform yourself as to what would be involved with that.

I'm definitely in favour of continuous flooring in open concept spaces, but if I had a closed-in kitchen marmoleum would be a top contender.

RE: Marmoleum?

We have sheet Marmoleum in downstairs bath and kitchen. It has been over 10 years and it looks like new, but we are not that hard on things. I've never heard of stripping and waxing it. I use the Forbo cleaner followed by their "conditioner" or whatever they call it, which restores the slight sheen. If you get down low in the right light, you can see some scratches, but it's held up extremely well.

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