Linoleum is a long-lasting floor covering made from renewable raw materials whose environmental impact is so low that it can hardly be reduced further. In view of the scientific demands for protecting the environment, there is a hardly a product out there that meets this criteria!
Kind on resources
The raw materials for Linoleum are 98 percent organic or mineral-based, with naturally renewable materials accounting for 80 percent. Linoleum is produced entirely without crude oil.
Easy on the environment
As linoleum largely consists of renewable raw materials, it is more or less CO2-neutral over its entire life cycle. It is manufactured using a traditional formula without plasticisers, chlorine or heavy metals. The linoleum waste occurring during production is recycled during manufacture.
With linseed oil is used as raw material of food-grade quality. All other raw materials are safe to health and even comply with the stringent requirements of the European Toy Safety standard (EN 71)
Linoleum has been awarded the following environmental labels: Blue Angel, Scandinavian Swan Label and Austrian Environment Certificate.
It has been confirmed by the German Federal Environment Agency: Linoleum releases so few organic substances into the indoor air that its emission value falls well below the threshold level.
We thank the Armstrong DLW Italy for advice.