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Linoleum Base


Description

Linoleum wall base serves as a wall finish and a functional protective border. Linoleum is commonly confused with vinyl. True linoleum is made of linseed oil, wood dust, ground limestone, resins and a jute backing.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified.
  • Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly.

End of Life Tips

  • If in good condition, materials can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them
  • For materials that are well worn or damaged, recycling is the next best option. Contact the manufacturer for recycling information, or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • At a minimum, 25% of the total cost of all materials and products used in the project must be responsibly extracted using one of the following criteria: extended producer responsibility, bio-based materials, certified wood products, materials reuse, recycled content, or other USGBC approved program.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials
  • Adhesives: Must meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation