Why is Marmoleum Right for Me?

Looking for something a bit different and unique? Then you may want to look at what Marmoleum has to offer. In case you didn’t know, Marmoleum is made of the original linoleum formal that was invented back in the 1880’s, before petroleum based vinyls flooded the market in the 1960’s.

Above: Marmoleum Real

Fun facts:

It’s all natural. Marmoleum comes from nature itself, made out of Linseed Oil, Pine Rosin, Wood flour, environmentally responsible pigments, and jute fiber which is used for the backing.  It is extremely durable, and since it’s made out of natural materials the product will continue to harden over time and once it’s long life is over. The best part? It’s bio-degradable.

Cleaning is fairly easy. Marmoleum has natural anti- static properties that will repel dirt and dust. Dust and damp mopping is commonly all the care that will be needed to main the floor.

It can be installed mostly anywhere. Marmoluem is not only meant to go in a kitchen or bathroom. It is the ideal product for any room in the house or even on furniture. It comes in numerous amounts of colors to match whatever color scheme you like. It can be installed in sheets, tiles, or click-together flooring – so options for style and design are endless. Just take a look at a few examples below.

Which is your favorite?

Above: Marmoleum Composition Tile

Above: Marmoleum Fresco

 

Above: Marmoleum Modular Lines Tile 

Above: Marmoleum Modular Shade Tile 

Above: Marmoleum Furniture Linoleum


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Is this the right Cabinet for me?

Remodeling your kitchen and unsure of what direction you want to go in when it comes to the door style? Do you want a mitered cabinet or a cope & stick? Here are some key factors to think about when  choosing your door style.

Mitered Cabinets VS Cope & Stick

Mitered Cabinets joints are joined together at a 45 degree angle, such as the example above. One thing to think about before selecting this type of door is the location of your house. Wood will expand and contract depending on humidity increasing and decreasing – this is more prone to happen the closer you are to the coast. All wood is affected by the humidity, just how much of a change you notice in your doors may vary depending on the species. With mitered cabinets, you may see the joints separate over time and have to be fixed. While it may not seem like that big of an issue, when you’ve just completed a remodel and  you notice the joints separating a few months later, your remodel has turned from being complete to now having to be fixed a few times a year.

Cope and Stick cabinets, unlike the mitered where the joints meet at 45 degrees – now meet at a 90 degree angle such as the image above. With cabinet, specifically a 5 piece door done with cope and stick, when the wood is expanding and contracting it holds up a lot better in the end. For example the panel in a 5 piece door, in a way floats within the frame – The edge of the panel will  sinks deeper in the stile when humidity causes expansion and then pull back during contraction. While you may see the joints start to separate in a mitered cabinet,  you may not notice that much of a change within the joints of a cope and stick cabinet. This may be the safer option if your home is closer to the coast.

Take a look a few more examples of each door style and let us know which one is your favorite.

 Don’t forget – Once you figure out the style you like for your kitchen, the next steps are picking out materials. There are more green and eco friendly products out there to choose from –  just remember that for your next remodel. Whether you decide to go with FSC certified wood or bamboo for the cabinets to paper or recycled glass countertops. The possibilities are endless!


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What is FSC Certified Wood?

If you’ve seen the logo above, but were unaware of what it stood for here’s a little bit of information. The FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council and they set the standards for responsible forest management. The FSC is a non profit, voluntary program, who use use their power of the marketplace to protect forest.

While the best way to protect deforestation is to not use forest made products, it’s a hard task to achieve when people use these products every single day.  The FSC ensures forests are responsibly managed, and they do so without compromising the health of all the Earths forests for future generations.

Today, more than 380 million acres of forests are certified under FSC’s system. This includes more than 150 million acres in the US & Canada.

To learn more about the FSC and what they are doing, check out their website here!

Below are a few examples of FSC certified flooring that you can install in your home today.

ABOVE : Kraus Flooring – Touch of Euro – Shallows Oak

Kraus is a sustainable design choice when looking into changing up your floors. They’ve got while collection fit for any home. All their hardwood is FSC certified and they use rapidly renewable materials to achieve this.

You can learn more here.

ABOVE: DuChateau – The Chateau Collection – Windsor

Duchateau is another FSC certified company that uses rapidly renewable materials for their wood floors. Not only that, but they use all natural VOC free hard wax oil on all their flooring so you don’t have to worry about harmful smells or chemicals.

You can learn more here.


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