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Shakespeare & Linoleum

Poetry and Marmoleum…Shakespeare? Really?

Shakespeare & Linoleum - Marmoleum Sweet Marmoleum

Shalt thou embrace and splurge for the flower of the floor or lie for all the seasons, regretful at thou fickle frugal nature!

A long time admirer of the linoleum floor, most people don’t know that William Shakespeare was thought by some of notable import to be the first in history to write about linoleum and its wondrous properties. When dirt floors were all the rage in England it was heresy to even consider such luxury.




Marmoleum Sweet Marmoleum

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;
Apologies to J H Payne must be expressed
Or this verse will be pure theft at best.

While exiled from home, scouting materials up-to-date,
What to use to replace the old carpet I hate,
The DIY in me fell in love with Marmoleum
So pretty and easy and free of petroleum.

I gazed on the naked floors with anticipation,
And designed a layout of my own wild creation.
My carpenter did machine cuts and we both did the Click
And found that the floor got finished right quick.

How sweet, how Cool, and thoroughly Green,
I even enjoy keeping the silly Floors clean.
So round two is upon me: three more rooms to do,
The adventure starts again, and the colors are new.

To return ever more determined, renovation the goal,
My heart still flutters at Marmoleum —
Not linoleum — never rustoleum –like a museum —
Such a lovely home, and the floor is floating;
If I could be humble I wouldn’t be gloating.
No more from that cottage again will I roam;
Be it ever so tumble, there’s no place like home.


PS: Points to W. Shakespeare!

Oleum, The True Linoleum


Oh Sexy flooring of Yore
Your Blue Excites
Green Just Sends Me
Reds & Yellows I Blush
Oh Oh Oleum

I Sneeze Not
Tiles of Dual
Colors are Hot
Sheet so Smooth
Lush & Warm
Fresh & Earthy
Oh Oh Oleum

Cool & Green
Floors of Old
Forbo Marmoleum
The Only Linoleum

by Marmo Clique

Please enjoy our verse and feel free to add your own. Few products have inspired such passion and enjoyment in the building product world as true bio-based, natural and sustainable linoleum flooring.

Marmoleum Clique Contest

Go ahead let it rip… and take the Marmoleum Clique Challenge… create some prose in a blog post that rhymes twice with the word marmoleum and you get a $50 gift certificate toward an all expense paid trip to any planet in the Milky Way Galaxy.  *Prizes subject to availability.  

Contest Rules

One entry per terrestrial, supernatural or human body.
Must be over 6574.32 days old to play.
Poems, haikus, sonnets must be at least 25 words
All entries must be at least four lines of prose.
All entries must include the words green, floors and marmoleum.
All words must be in the latest version of the Websters dictionary.
Exceptions are generously granted for creative variations of words ending with “oleum.”
All entries are approved at the discretion of the blogmaster.
All entries are graded on a curve.
Entrants are “asked” to supply a picture of their floor, their work in progress or one of their pets.

M. Clique