Interior designer Evelyne Merkx regularly uses Marmoleum in various shades, but rarely in white. Why? Because the natural ingredients of Marmoleum (linseed oil, rosins and wood flour) are slightly opaque, which makes it hard to manufacture really light colors.
Nevertheless, that’s what Evelyne wanted. What she had in mind was the grey-white of concrete as used in Japanese architecture, the white of a perfectly plastered wall, the white of pumice as used by herself in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The ‘natural’ color of building materials. It took a lot of experimentation, resulting in a Marmoleum with very little marbling and an almost luminous surface. Evelyne definitely intends to employ it in her future projects.