Christopher Moline , the Residential Group Manager of Alexandria Carpet One, put his money where his mouth was. He had heard that Forbo’s Marmoleum was so safe that you could eat it. So, what did Chris do? You guessed it. He ate a small piece of the flooring. Check out the above short video and his blog.
Marmoleum is made out of linseed oil, rosins, wood flour, jute and ecologically responsible, organic pigments. For more details as to what these particular ingredients are comprised of, see here. According to the Company, Marmoleum has inherent anti-bactericidal and anti-static properties.
I think of Marmoleum as funky lineoleum with wonderful patterns and colors. Believe me, it ain’t your grandma’s lineoleum. Check out their photo gallery. Forbo offers both Marmoleum and Marmoleum Click (floating floor.)
So, what did the flooring product taste like ? I emailed Chris, and he replied, “it tasted like cardboard.” And “he has a strong stomach.” I gather this means that he felt fine after eating the floor. The better question to ask, is did he digest it? (You know what I mean, right?)
Personally, I think Chris deserves a raise for his can do attitude of selling the product. Do I hear “Fear Factor” contestant?
In any event, Marmoleum is an eco option that great for the environment , and apparently looks better than it tastes!
Tip via my buddy, Mary Hunt at In Women We Trust.
- Flooring Choices: My Durability, Cost, & Environmental Perpective
- Cork Floors. Eco, Stylish, Hypoallergenic. What’s Not to Love?
- Recycled Leather Tiles. Just What the Green Designer Ordered
- Radiant Electric Heat by Carbonic Heat: Thin, Efficient, and Infrared
- Volatile Organic Compounds: Harmful in Our Home. Learn to Choose Better.