The Materials Book

A Nineteenth-Century Marvel, Revived: Linoleum is versatile and made from natural, renewable resources Though linoleum has been around since the 1860s, it’s increasingly relevant as we seek to build more sustainably. It’s versatile, ages beautifully, and is made from 100 percent natural, renewable resources such as linseed oil, ground cork, wood dust, and jute. It can be laid out continuously to create an uninterrupted floor plane without visible joints, so it’s easy to clean and can unify space. And the mid-gray tone 3369 Titanium shown here is bright enough to reflect light but sufficiently dark to appear clean even in heavily trafficked areas. Example: Forbo Marmoleum® Walton Uni in color 3369 Titanium Contributed by: Johnston Marklee, USA 307