Since it's been pretty slow around the house I wanted to touch more on our AWESOME kitchen floors. We outfitted our kitchen and family room with marmoleum click tiles. I linked to a page that tells you all about marmoleum just in case you've not heard of it. We had not. Scott stumbled on it randomly while frantically searching for flooring options. The basics are:
Marmoleum is a natural product made from renewable resources: linseed oil, wood flour, pine rosin, natural pigments and a jute backing.
Marmoleum is naturally anti-static so it repels dust and dirt. A dry mop is best for cleaning, and spot cleaning with water as needed.
Marmoleum Click is also considered eco-friendly because it is very durable - you just won't have to replace it that often. It's considered "The 40 year floor".
Additionally, natural linoleum surfaces also feature antimicrobial properties that halt the breeding of harmful micro-organisms, including MRSA and C-difficile. Marmoleum is being used in hospitals because of this feature.
Those are just a few of the reasons why I love our kitchen floor! Ryan said he was impressed by the product as well and he installed it!
Pippet has been all over it chasing her toys with no scratch marks!
This is the color we chose:
This is the cork back of one of our tiles:
And the front:
And, a bit of a side note: Our fridge is in its proper kitchen location, as is our oven and microwave and it looks like a few doors are even up on the cabinets! I'm out of town for work so I can't be certain.
Rumor is the tile guy is underway in the bathrooms as well!!!