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Marmoleum Costs

Installing Marmoleum flooring in a 160-square-foot kitchen costs $500 to $2,000 with an average cost of $1,000. Marmoleum runs from $2.50 to $6 per square foot with an additional $0.75 to $2 per square foot for labor, adhesive and supplies.

Marmoleum is an all-natural, biodegradable type of linoleum. It is produced in a wind-powered plant with no hazardous waste production over the lifecycle of the product. Because it’s a mid-priced, environmentally-responsible material with hundreds of design options, it’s a popular flooring choice suitable for all types of applications. Properly installed by a professional, you can expect decades of use with little maintenance.

On This Page:

  1. Marmoleum Cost Per Square Foot
  2. Click Tiles vs. Sheets, Rolls & Modular Tiles
    1. Marmoleum Click Prices
    2. Modular Tiles
    3. Marmoleum Sheet Prices
  3. Marmoleum Flooring Installation Costs
  4. What is Marmoleum?
    1. Marmoleum vs. Linoleum
    2. Pros & Cons
    3. Environmental Benefits
  5. FAQs
  6. DIY vs. Hiring a Linoleum Installation Contractor

Marmoleum Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay an average of $4.50 per square foot with a typical range of $3 to $7 per square foot for just the Marmoleum tiles or rolls.

Marmoleum Prices by Color, Pattern or Texture

Cost ranges for Marmoleum tend to be supplier- and season-specific and not linked directly to color or texture. There are over 300 total colors to choose from.

Marmoleum Sustain Adhesives

The most commonly-used type is the Sustain 885m Marmoleum adhesive that runs between $50 and $70 per gallon for 125 square feet of coverage. That results in a $0.50 per square foot cost. It is completely non-toxic and safe for anyone with chemical sensitivities.

Other approved adhesives from Farbo include Farbo L 885, Sustain 1195 and Sustain 660.

Mid-Century Modern or Retro Designs

Looking for retro, mid-century design work? The best solution is Marmoleum. Not only is it a period-correct material, is also has the modern benefits of being one of the most ecologically-and environmentally-conscious materials you can use in your home.

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Marmoleum Click Tiles vs. Sheets, Rolls and Modular Tiles

Marmoleum comes in three main systems:

  • Marbled Sheet
  • Click Cinch Loc
  • Modular Tiles

Click Cinch Loc system makes an excellent DIY project while other tiles and rolls require professional installation.

Marmoleum Click Cinch Loc Prices

Marmoleum Click tiles cost an average of $4.50 per square foot, though sale prices drop it down as low as $3 per square foot.

Each tile is available in 12”x12” squares and 12” by 36” panels. They don’t require any adhesive and have a cork backing already attached which make them an excellent DIY solution.

Marmoleum Modular Tiles

Modular tiles require adhesives and cost an average of $5.50 per square foot.

They come in 10”x10”, 10”x20”, 10”x40” and 20”x20”, making them the most customizable flooring solution from this product. They have 44 different colors to choose from and require professional installation with approved adhesives.

Marmoleum Sheet Prices

Rolls and sheets cost an average of $3.50 per square foot.

They offer 3 designs: marbled, linear and solid with 150 colors to choose from. They’re incredibly difficult to install but give an almost seamless flooring solution.

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Marmoleum Flooring Installation Costs

Labor costs around $36 per hour but is often bid at $0.25 to $1.00 per square foot. Some urban areas with higher costs of living may see higher pricing.

There are two factors that influence the final costs.

  • Project size – small projects may come at a higher price because the professional needs to cover travel, equipment, insurance and other overhead costs.
  • Subfloor conditions – rotted or bowed subfloors need replacement and leveling. Slightly warped subflooring won’t affect price much as an underlayment takes care of slight imperfections.
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What is Marmoleum?

Marmoleum is real linoleum created with extra environmentally-friendly production methods. It can be used in the same way other linoleum or vinyl flooring is used. Most often, it is installed in kitchens and bathrooms.

It contains:

  • 95+% natural raw materials.
  • 40+% recycled content.

Marmoleum vs. Linoleum

Marmoleum is a type of linoleum. It’s a specific brand name created for Forbo Flooring Systems.

Compared to traditional linoleum, it was the first to gain the Asthma & Allergy Friendly certification. It boasts no harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC) or any other toxic substance.

Standard linoleum costs about half as much to install.

Pros and Cons of Marmoleum Flooring

Marmoleum flooring has all the pros and cons of typical linoleum with the added benefit of being completely eco-friendly, but with a slightly higher price tag.

ProsCons

Environmentally Responsible

More expensive than traditional linoleum

Lasts up to 50 years

Easily punctured

Easy to Install

Can stain

Heat-resistant

Susceptible to water damage

TopShield – a UV cured finish

Environmental Benefits of Natural Linoleum

All real linoleumis natural, but Marmoleum includes added environmental bonuses.

  • You can achieve up to 4 LEED credits.
  • It’s created in a 100% wind-powered factory.
  • It doesn’t create any hazardous waste throughout the entire lifecycle of the product, from creation to disposal.
  • It’s Asthma and Allergy Friendly
  • It is the only CO2-neutral flooring option.

FAQs

What is Farbo Linoleum?

Marmoleum is the brand name of a specific type of linoleum created in Pennsylvania for the Farbo company. It’s a completely sustainable product.

Is Marmoleum Waterproof for Kitchen Flooring or Bathrooms?

When properly installed, it is waterproof in kitchens and bathrooms. Proper sealing of the tiles or edges of rolls is the key.

Marmoleum vs. Vinyl -- Which Makes a Better Floor?

Both make excellent floors. Linoleum is an all-natural product while vinyl is a synthetic plastic product made with various toxic chemicals.

Can Radiant Heating be Added under Farbo Linoleum?

Radiant heat systems cost $3,500 on average and include heating systems that work well with linoleum.

How Much Does it Cost to Repair or Remove and Replace Marmoleum?

Linoleum repair costs $475 on average. For click tiles, it can be less expensive as only damaged tiles require replacement.

Where Can I Buy Marmoleum Flooring?

You can purchase Marmoleum at most home improvement stores like Home Depot, or at many online retailers that specialize in environmentally-responsible building products.

DIY vs. Hiring a Linoleum Installation Contractor

DIY installation isn’t always the best idea, especially for roll or solid floor applications. If you want to go the DIY route, do your research and use the Click Tiles. However, expect extra waste and time spent installing vs. hiring a professional. Roll applications should always be handled by a flooring contractor as a slight slip of the knife may result in you buying an entire new roll.

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