Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials, most of which are harvested as annual crops. Flax plants, which provide the vegetable linseed oil, jute, used for the mesh carrier on which linoleum is calendered and wood flour obtained from the waste material of production forestry, all during their lifetime capture CO2 which is absorbed in the plants and trees that are used to manufacture linoleum.
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The art of manufacturing linoleum is a process whereby natural raw materials are mixed and require time to cure and mature before the next production step. In the 5 weeks, it takes to make linoleum, the energy used predominantly comes into play in the calendaring process and the heat required for the stoves that regulate the drying of the linoleum sheet. Both the Assendelft and Kirkcaldy linoleum plants are modern production environments that operate on 100% green electricity.
The outcome of the Paris agreement (2015) is one where all countries across the world are unified in mitigating climate change in a program that begins in 2020 and should result in measurable effects in decreasing national CO2 levels over time. Marmoleum as an interior finishing product as such helps to achieve the ambition to reduce CO2 levels in our environment. This is already recognised by international environmental building standards such as LEED and Breeam which both recognise the credits linoleum offers.