As green architects we have been specifying Forbo Marmoleum floating floor systems for years.
These linoleum floors are fantastic, super 'green' and fairly water resistant.
- One client had a problem with the floor where it sat under the dog's water bowl for over a year (that tile needed to be replaced) but otherwise it holds up well to the random spills that are cleaned up in a timely manner.
- It is very durable.
- Plus the colors are fantastic, you can make super fun designs and patterns - the kids will love it!
- And you have the peace of mind that it is the simple, natural, old fashioned linseed oil, color pigments, pine rosin and pine flour.
It does do not off gas toxic VOCs. It can be applied with solvent free adhesives so even the installation is clean.
And you can get them in either glue down or floating floor. We too like the floating floor option for basements.
For more information:
Read Mary Cordaro's Q&A "I just finished my basement. Can you help me choose mold-resistant flooring?"