Marmoleum Modular is a naturally sustainable tile collection comprised of beautiful colors available in three coordinated sizes designed to mix and match for endless design possibilities. Available in ~20"x20" (19.7" x 19.7"), ~10" x 10" (9.8" x 9.8"), and a unique ~10"x20" (9.8" x 19.7") rectangular tile, Marmoleum Modular makes it easy to create inspiring designs ranging from timeless chevron, herringbone, and checkerboard patterns to modern mosaics.
For optimal stability, the backing is made from polyester rather than jute. Each tile is 2.5 mm in thickness or gauge.
Forbo recommends the Marmoleum Tile Adhesive (T940) or the Sustain 885M Adhesive for installation.
Marmoleum Modular Tiles offer all the benefits of Marmoleum Sheet floors:
- A natural floor covering, made from renewable natural resources
- PVC free
- Easy to install
- Extremely durable
- Easy to clean with its Topshield2 finish
Country of Manufacture: Germany
The Marmoleum Modular tiles are sold by the carton with 40 tiles per carton for the 10"x10" and 10"x20" sizes and 20 tiles per carton for the 20"x20" size. The cartons contain 53.82 square feet of tile for the large and rectangular tile size and 26.91 square feet for the small square size.
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.
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, which helps you to obtain the desired result. Key factors for a successful installation of a floor are:
Jobsite Conditions: The installation should not begin until the work of all other trades has been completed, especially overhead trades. Areas to receive flooring should be clean, fully enclosed and weather-tight and the permanent HVAC must be fully operational, controlled and set at a minimum of 68° F (20° C) for a minimum of seven days prior to, during, and seven days after the installation. The flooring material (including adhesive) should be conditioned in the same manner for a minimum of 48 hours prior to the installation. Areas to receive flooring should be adequately lighted to allow for proper inspection of the substrate, installation and for a final inspection.
Substrates: Floors shall be sound, smooth, flat, permanently dry, clean, and free of all foreign materials including, but not limited to, dust, paint, grease, oils, solvents, curing and hardening compounds, sealers, asphalt, and old adhesive residue. Wood floors should be double construction with a minimum total thickness of 1". Wood floors must be rigid, free from movement and have at least 18" of well-ventilated air space below. Forbo floor coverings should not be installed over wooden subfloors built on sleepers over on or below grade concrete floors without first making sure that adequate precautions have been taken to ensure the structural integrity of the system, and to prevent moisture migration from the concrete slab. Concrete substrates should be prepared in accordance with the latest version of ASTM F 710, Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring. Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength of 3,000 psi. Patch and repair minor cracks and other imperfections using only the highest quality patching and leveling compounds in strict accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations for their use and application. Floor covering should not be installed over expansion joints. Suitable expansion joint covers should be used. It is essential that moisture tests be conducted on all concrete floors regardless of the age or grade level. Conduct calcium chloride tests in accordance with the latest version of ASTM F 1869, Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride. Measure the internal relative humidity of the concrete slab in accordance with the latest version of ASTM F 2170, Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes. One test of each type should be conducted for every 1,000 square feet of flooring (minimum of 3). The tests should be conducted around the perimeter of the room, at columns, and anywhere moisture may be evident. Concrete moisture vapor emissions must not exceed 5 lbs.per 1,000 square feet in 24 hours when using Forbo T 940 adhesive, 8 lbs.per 1,000 square feet in 24 hours when using Forbo Sustain 885m adhesive or 10. lbs.per 1,000 square feet in 24 hours when using Forbo Sustain 1195 adhesive. Concrete internal relative humidity must not exceed 75% when using Forbo T 940 adhesive, 85% when using Forbo Sustain 885m adhesive or 95% when using Sustain 1195 adhesive. A diagram of the area showing the location and results of each test should be submitted to the Architect, General Contractor or End User. If the test results exceed these limitations, the installation must not proceed until the problem has been corrected. Note: Moisture tests indicate conditions at the time of the test only. The absence of an acceptable vapor retarder under the slab, changes in the environment, or other circumstances beyond Forbo's control, may lead to adverse changes in the moisture condition of the concrete. Forbo's warranty shall not be extended to cover damage or failures caused by moisture conditions in excess of specified limits that occur after the time of initial testing or installation.
Adhesive: Use Forbo T 940, Forbo Sustain 885m or Forbo Sustain 1195 adhesives. Use a 1/16" x 1/16" x 1/16" square notch trowel. Spread Rate: Approximately 125 square feet/gallon.
Installation Guidelines: Refer to Forbo Flooring's Installation Guide for complete installation guidelines.
Care and Maintenance
After installation is completed, allow a minimum of 5 days for the adhesive to properly bond and cure before conducting wet cleaning procedures.
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Benefits and Certifications
100% USDA Certified BioBased Product.
Compliant with CHPS 01350 requirements for VOC emissions and indoor air quality.
Contributes to the following LEED v4 credits:
Materials & Resources
Credit 4, Option 1: See Forbo's LEED v4 sheet for additional information.
Credit 4, Option 2: Recycled Content (60% Pre-Consumer)
Prerequisite 2: 100% Recyclable Packaging
Indoor Environmental Quality
Credit 2: Low-Emitting Materials
Credit 2: Low-Emitting Materials (Adhesives comply with SCAQMD Rule #1168)