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use of linoleum flooring in bathrooms

Christine O. 0 Ratings 2 Discussions 0 Group posts

Posted by: Christine O. // green consumer

Does anyone have any practical experience with linoleum, such as Marmoleum, in a bathroom? The general contractor with whom I spoke advised against it since it is water resistant rather than waterproof. The manufacturer says that it should be fine as long as spills are dispatched quickly.

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Marla Edmond , OK, united-states

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Marla // Green Home Coach

Christine, I don't have any practical experience with linoleum, yet I did go peruse some chats about the topic. From what I put together from the chats - it depends. The sheet product has fewer seams therefore fewer places for water to get through. You may also want to consider who is using the bath - it may not be the best choice for a bath primarily used by children who may splash more, etc. Check out these chats and info to learn more. http://www.marmoleumclique.com/forbo-faqs/
https://greengoodsusa.com/blog/2017/06/01/marmoleum-can-i-install-this-in-my-bathroom/
http://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/All-Products/Click/Forbo-Marmoleum-Click
Hope this helps. Marla

Christine O. 0 Ratings 2 Discussions 0 Group posts

Christine O. // green consumer

Dear Marla,

Thank you for finding those sites for me. I will look at them. It just seems interesting that linoleum was a technology used for generations and I wondered if many contractors are just unfamiliar with it, being used to installing vinyl flooring or other materials. I very much appreciate your reply.

Sincerely,
Christine

On: 10/20/2017 Marla wrote:

Christine, I don't have any practical experience with linoleum, yet I did go peruse some chats about the topic. From what I put together from the chats - it depends. The sheet product has fewer seams therefore fewer places for water to get through…

 

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