Floored away: Wood and ceramic/porcelain tile are expected to continue as the two most popular flooring materials according to NKBA 2014 Style Report. That’s the National Kitchen and Bath Association and they keep up on this kind of stuff.

Airy ranch house kitchen remodel, so light and pretty with all eco-friendly finishes—recycled glass tile, engineered quartz countertops, LED lighting, eco-friendly cabinetry and flooring—what a pleasant and healty place to prepare meals and just hang out. What would your dream kitchen include? 

Goats and Art in Pescadero, CA, There is a Connection.

No this goat didn’t paint the framed piece here, but she did provide the milk for the medium that was mixed with the color pigments. Old fashioned milk paint with a new twist—it’s non-toxic, long-lasting, has a nice flat finish, and beautiful colors. You can’t bleat that. 

Reclaimed doug fir from cherry brine tanks was milled and used as flooring and beams in this Santa Barbara Spanish style home. Happy #EarthDay!

Green Goods Products Mikel Robertson gives a quick tour of a sustainable building project—notice that “beautiful” and “sustainable” are not mutually exclusive. 

Just one of the many innovative items that fill the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) experiment in tiny house urban living—SCAD PADS. Check it out. 

More Marmo, More Marmo, More Marmo

Kind of a tongue twister but what a versatile flooring material. Marmo, or marmoleum is true linoleum, a resilient floor made with all natural materials including wood flour, linseed oil, pine rosin and mineral pigments. 

With over 90 colors and patterns, linoleum offers endless design possibilities.

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Marmoleum provides excellent indoor air quality. It’s one of just a handful of flooring materials recommended by the asthma and allergy Foundation of America.

It’s an extremely durable floor, resistant to scratches and dents. Should you manage somehow to knick it, the color goes all the way through so the blemish disappears. 

Marmoleum is well-suited for installations in wet areas like kitchens and baths. The linseed oil in the material helps make the floor very water resistant. 

It’s easy to clean, just sweep or dry vacuum like you would any hard surface floor, and damp mop with a neutral ph cleaner periodically. You can even use a spray cleaner and a microfiber mop system like Bona. 

Sheet

The traditional style for a resilient flooring material, sheet, comes on a roll 79" wide. This material can be seamed for an all-over color look and must be installed by a professional flooring installer familiar with the material. 

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This floor design was created with Marmoleum sheet material in several colors, precisely cut and professionally installed. Design by Heather Tissue Design, installation by Green Goods.

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Marmoleum sheet installed over radiant heat warm board. Design by Heather Tissue Design, installation by Green Goods. 

Glue Down Tiles

Tiles currently come in two sizes, 13" and 20" and are glued down to your subfloor. This can be a do-it-yourself project but takes a little skill.

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Marmoleum 13" tiles completed the update for this 1930s-era home renovation. Design by Heather Tissue Design, installation by Green Goods.

Click Tiles and Planks

Marmoleum click tiles are the most user-friendly installation. These tiles comes adhered to their own sub-floor with a cork backing and lock together easily. Currently available in 12" x 12" tiles or 12" x 36" planks, the inside scoop on click is that it will be available in larger size tiles and more patterns later in 2014. 

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Easy-to-install Marmoleum click panels were used to create  this lively kids room floor. 

Think about Marmoleum for your next flooring project—healthy, all natural, beautiful, durable and easy to care for, it’s a great choice for your home. 

For more details on using Marmoleum for your next project, click to watch “Introduction to Marmoleum”.