USDA defines biobased products as goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry or marine materials. Armstrong’s linoleum contains 100% biobased content by weight per ASTM test method D6866 USDA certifies and awards labels to qualifying products to increase consumer recognition of biobased products and to help assure consumers that a product or package contains a verified amount of renewable biological ingredients.
Linoleum is the original sustainable floor from the brand that first put linoleum in American homes and businesses. More than a century ago, the company ceased discarding post-industrial cork waste and began recycling it—first into corkboard insulation, and soon afterwards into the product on which its modern flooring business was built: linoleum.
Today’s linoleum is still made with natural ingredients, like linseed oil, (which comes from the flax plant) wood powder, resins and ground limestone. The rich colors come from mineral pigments and the floor has an all-natural jute fabric backing. The added benefit of NATURCote, an exclusive UV-cured coating, protects the floor from scratches and scuffs and reduces the time, chemicals and labor needed for routine maintenance.