linoleum floor

Ecological Data per mass per volume

Primary Energy, non-renewable32.2MJ/kg
Primary Energy, non-renewable9,673.0MJ/m³
Global Warming Potential1.4kg CO2-eq/kg
Global Warming Potential412.8kg CO2-eq/m³

Life Cycle Transition

About the Product

The main components of linoleum are linen oil, wood flour, limestone, jute and resin. Gerflor DLW Linoleum consists of 80% renewable raw materials. According to the manufacturer, hardly any waste is produced during production, since production residues are further processed into linoleum powder and returned to the production process.

Linoleum is used as a floor covering in rooms with different functions. Linoleum sheets are often glued over their entire surface with dispersion adhesive and seams are welded with hot-melt wire. This leads to a non-slip installation, but the replacement and thus the durability is limited.

There are no known recycling scenarios for linoleum. Linoleum is heat-resistant and therefore cannot be returned to the natural cycle. Used linoleum floor coverings are usually burned.

Manufacturer: Gerflor DLW GmbH