We recently had to research a lot about Marmoleum Flooring….the good news is that after hours and hours of research we can now give you some quick tips on keeping your Marmoleum floors in great shape!
Marmoleum is linoleum but its all natural and comes in beautiful shapes and colors. Unlike the regular vinyl floors, Marmoleum has zero odor / fumes, thus its great for people who have Asthma or Allergies. It is a ‘green’ floor that is actually certified as a sustainable product. This floor is not like wood that can be damaged quite easily but nevertheless it does have to be treated with proper care especially if you have pets.
One great thing about Marmoleum is that the natural bactericidal properties of marmoleum prevent micro-organisms including Salmonella Typhimurium and Staphylococcus Aureus from multiplying themselves. It is the continual oxidation of the linseed oil that enables this phenomenon. (greenbuildingsupplycom)
So what is the best way to clean it? Just vacuum and damp mop at least once or twice per week depending on the traffic in your home. If you have Marmoleum in the kitchen, always wipe small water spots after you wash dishes.
Caution: If you have pets, you must ensure that no pet urine gets on the floor because otherwise it will stain the floors. Cat urine especially should be cleaned right away. Typically blotting with a paper towel and wiping with a neutral ph cleaner should do the job properly. If you let the urine sit for too long it would turn alkaline and it will definitely stain the floor.