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Marmoleum Click can be very easily installed on stairs. The stair nosing is available in coordinating colors that blend well. One thing to consider though, any hard floor material installed on stairs will provide less friction as compared to carpet. The edge molding / stair nose trims are meant to provide some grip underfoot. If you have young kids or elderly person at home you should consider putting a stair runner rug to avoid falls with any hardwood or hard surface material.

You get transition strips (T-molds, overlap reducers etc.), and stairnosing in coordinating colors for Marmoleum Click system. Recently Forbo added rubber wallbases to their collection for Marmoleum series. Check the leadtime on these once you have located the dealer. Set your timeline as per the leadtime required for these materials.  You will need these moldings towards the end of the installation process, so plan ahead accordingly.

As a general rule of thumb, any household spills on linoleum floor should be cleaned right away. Typically blotting with a paper towel and wiping with a mild cleaner should do the job. You should be careful with the cat urine, and do not let it sit there for long. Once turned alkaline, it tends to stain any floor.

It depends on what you are using. The sheet Marmoleum will go fine on the uneven floor, since it is pretty much a monolithic surface. Linoleum easily adapts to the mounds and dips of the subfloor. The unevenness may be noticeable from a certain angle, against the light source if the sheet forms significant contours, though. The glued down tiles, being a thinner product will behave like the sheet as well.
If you are using Marmoleum Click also, it has been seen that slight variations in subfloor surface do not make much of a difference. You will install the panels and squares just as you would do otherwise. Make sure the joints are really tight. You may feel a slight “cushioning” when you walk on such uneven area in the beginning. Over time the Click panels and squares also adapt to the slight variations in the subfloor. The homeowners I talked to who had similar scenario, could not tell where the level difference was, a few days after the installation.
Like I said, this is really a “worry-free” product!

People often get confused about this. If you go to home improvement giant stores to look at some Linoleum samples, you are in the wrong place. The salesperson there will show you the isle full of vinyl sheet rolls. I feel the need to educate people as to what exactly is Linoleum. Here is my favorite blog that talks about this:

http://nicolettet.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/linoleum-it’s-not-old-school-anymore/

I have found, even if many flooring dealers carry Marmoleum, they are not completely familiar with the product. The information I received from one salesperson was totally misleading. I suggest you do your homework, read reviews online before making any decision.

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I was looking at different options for our floors mainly because our son is allergic to dust, and certain chemicals, fumes emitted from products around the house. We had a good quality carpet with a good pad underneath, but even though I steam cleaned it often, I had a feeling that it was a habitat for dust mites. We knew we had to invest in better flooring. Having worked in the field of Green Architecture, I was well informed about the goodness of Linoleum as flooring material. Also, my favorite linoleum floor, Marmoleum Click had got the “Asthma and Allergy Friendly” certification recently. Check out “Forbo” to read more about it. So I knew what our choice for new floors was going to be!

I love the fact that it comes in so many different colors, and one can use his/her creativity to personalize each room.  To me, this is the added bonus.

When I clean around the house I know, ….I now can keep each and every corner of my home clean!

I get that question a lot.

Actually, one can use linoleum in all parts of the house. Living room, Family room, Play rooms, Kitchen, Laundry, and even in Bathrooms.

The material linoleum, by nature is dust repellent, and so is best in kids’ rooms or pretty much all over for anyone with allergies.

I have experienced how a well designed floor makes a significant impact on the aesthetic part of the room.

Here is a photo of my Breakfast nook area:

I love how the cabinet and floor colors go so well together!

I love how the cabinet and floor colors go so well together!

Here I have used 3 different color squares to make a pattern.

I have used Van Gogh, Sahara, and Barbados from Marmoleum Click system. I chose these colors because they go well with my Cinnamon Maple cabinetry and Breakfast table.

The best part I like about this material is it is so easy to maintain. Just Swiffer once a week, and use wet mop whenever you think it is dirty.

Here is one more picture of the Guest Bed:

Guest Bed

A combination of Marmoleum Click squares and panels used here.

Upstairs in our bedrooms I used 2 colors.

Van Gogh that flows all around, and one more color to add that punch. In this room I used Eucalyptus squares. Just a simple design like this brings the special character to the room.

If you are looking for some change in your home, whether you are feeling responsible for the environment or not, you might want to give Linoleum a thought. I know many happy homeowners, who are glad they did!