Marmoleum Composition Tile (MCT) is a homogeneous floor covering made from natural ingredients including linseed oil, rosin binders, wood flour, limestone and dry pigments which are mixed and then calendared onto a polyester backing to ensure optimum dimensional stability. Topshield2 is a high-performance finish. Its UV-cured, double-layer technology delivers extraordinary performance and clear and vibrant colors that remain over time. Topshield2 creates a ready-to-use Marmoleum floor that requires no initial maintenance or polymer application. The surface can be repaired or refreshed in cases of accidents or after years of intensive use.
MCT's inherent anti-static properties repel dust and dirt, making it easy to clean, reducing exposure to allergens, and contributing to better indoor air quality. MCT also features inherent antimicrobial properties that halt the breeding of harmful micro-organisms, including MRSA and C-difficile.
MCT is USDA-certified as a bio-based flooring option.
MCT is backed by a 30-year limited commercial warranty. View: Warranty Information
Country of Manufacture: Germany
MCT is an ecologically-produced, bio-based, natural linoleum that comes in approximate sizes of 13 x 13-inch tiles (actual size 33. x 33. cm).
The Tiles are 2.0 mm thick (approximately .8 inches) and are sold by carton with 43 Tiles per carton (equivalent to 53.2 square feet).
Due to the way its made, don't be surprised if your tiles have a yellowish tint on it when it's delivered. This is oxidized linseed oil, which can color the surface in the final stage of manufacturing. The tint will disappear (usually within 24 hours) as soon as your floor is exposed to the light. Also, because linoleum is a natural product, there may be slight color and structural differences between production batches, samples, and the delivered goods.
View the full range of colors for MCT Colors.
In order to get a perfect floor, it is important to prepare and to pay attention to a proper installation of the floor covering. We offer an assortment of high-quality installation products and tools, to help you obtain the desired result. Key factors for successful installation of a floor are:
Jobsite Conditions: Areas to receive material should be clean, fully enclosed and weathertight with the permanent HVAC in operation. A minimum temperature 68° F (20° C) should be established at least seven days prior to beginning the installation, maintained during the installation, and for at least seven days following the installation. The installation should not begin until the work of all other trades has been completed, especially overhead trades. Any areas to receive material should be adequately lighted to allow for proper inspection of the substrate, installation, seaming and for the final inspection.
Subfloor Preparation: The installation of a floor starts with the subfloor, which must be sound, smooth, flat, clean, and permanently dry. In order to ensure that the moisture condition of concrete substrates is within acceptable limits, it is critical that moisture testing is conducted on ALL concrete substrates, regardless of age or grade level, including those where resilient flooring has already been installed. Moisture testing should not be conducted unless a stable, conditioned environment as described under the Jobsite Conditions section has been established. The three tests that Forbo recommends are as follows: a Calcium Chloride (Moisture Vapor Emission) Test, a Relative Humidity Test, and a pH Test. Performing adhesive bond tests is also highly recommended. Bond testing will aid in identifying both the working characteristics of the adhesive (open time and working time) for the site conditions and also any potential bonding problems.
Material Storage and Handling Areas: where materials are to be stored should be a stable, conditioned environment as described under the Jobsite Conditions section. All materials and adhesives should be acclimated to these conditions for at least 48 hours prior to the installation. Material should be delivered to the job site in original, unopened packaging, with all labels intact. You will want to store Forbo tile products in cartons stacked and lying flat.
Installing: Be sure to only use material from the same batch/dye lot. Mix tiles from several different boxes within the same batch/dye lot. Do not remove more tiles from the box than can be installed in approximately 1 hour. Install the 13"x13" tiles in alternating directions (quarter turned).
Adhering: A perfectly installed floor requires perfect adhesion. Forbo offers 3 high-quality adhesives for Marmoleum tile installations: T 940, Sustain 885m, & Sustain 1195. The flooring material must always be placed into wet adhesive and rolled immediately with a 100-pound roller. Check for adhesive transfer frequently. There must be a wet transfer of adhesive to the material backing in order to achieve a secure bond. Always carefully read and follow the instructions on the adhesive label regarding the use and application of the adhesive, and always review and follow safety and health warnings included on the label and SDS. After installation, make sure that the room is ventilated, in order to allow the adhesive to dry. Heavy foot traffic and rolling loads are not recommended over a freshly installed floor until the adhesive has set thoroughly, which in normal conditions takes about 72 hours.
View: MCT Installation Guide
Care and Maintenance
MCT is durable and simple to care for. The smooth surface is easy to clean - a dry-cloth sweeper for dust and a neutral cleaner and damp cloth for any spots - while thanks to the way it is made, it's beautiful colors won't fade. Because Marmoleum is a natural product, it reaches room temperature quickly, ensuring your house is snug and warm. It can even be used with underfloor heating.
MCT features Topshield2 which is an occupancy-ready, factory-applied finish This means that at the time of installation, cleaning with a neutral pH cleaning solution is all that is necessary. Lots of floors and finishes work well in theory, but only Marmoleum with Topshield2 works well in the real world, where staining agents do not get removed in time, dirt and grit does not get cleaned up regularly, and your non-renewable finish gets permanent stains and scratches. Topshield2 has been designed to create a flooring that meets the demands of everyday use and is even more resistant to dirt pick-up, less prone to wear and has improved resistance to scratches and stains, and thus creating a floor that demonstrates a lasting performance over time. Unlike PUR finishes that will show wear and dirt concentration encapsulated in micro scratches over time, MCT with Topshield2 can be refreshed and renewed, generating a new finish, turning MCT into what is probably the best performing resilient floor in the real world.
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