Marmoleum is a natural product made from linseed oil, wood flour, pin rosin, jute and limestone. As a naturally hygienic and anti-static floor covering, Marmoleum is different from most floors. It is made from natural materials, that is bacteriostatic, biodegradable, and provides no hiding place for dust mites.
It is a tough yet visually striking floor covering, highly resistant to heavy rolling loads and foot traffic. Because Marmoleum is a natural organic product, its performance is enhanced by time, as exposure to air serves to harden and increase its durability. Although Marmoleum continues to harden over time, the floor remains quiet and comfortable under foot.
Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials and many of its attributes (durability, anti-microbial properties) are the result of the continued oxidation of the linseed oil over its life. During the manufacturing process this oxidation may result in a yellowish cast, known as ambering, visible on the product when it is initially taken out of its package. This visual yellowing is only temporary.
When exposed to light, the ambering disappears. The process may take only a few hours in bright sunlight but longer with artificial light. Applying a finish over the ambering makes no difference -- it will still dissipate with exposure to light.
Many colors will be affected only slightly. Other colors such as light blues, greens, and soft ivory tones will display a more pronounced color variation