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Forbo News overview

Read about product introductions and news about Forbo Flooring Systems.


January 2017 - Domotex exhibition Hannover

Forbo’s 2017 collection highlights selected for Innovations@Domotex

Forbo Flooring Systems will be present at the Domotex Hanover floor covering trade show (January 14-17). Located in hall 6, position E36, Forbo focusses its presentation on the new Coral Entrance Flooring Systems with as clear novelty a colourful and functional display of its new textile entrance tile collection.

Three of Forbo’s new 2017 collections have been admitted to the Innovations@Domotex exhibition taking place in halls 6, 9 and 17. First product on display is the sensational Flotex planks collection with embossed surface. As second display the new greenfield produced Sphera collection of 100% pfthalate free homogeneous vinyl is introduced and finally Forbo reveals its new Marmoleum Cocoa range in which natural cocoa shells have been added to Linoleum creating a random decorative effect and a new tactile experience to the linoleum product category.

Press release

  • Press release Domotex

    Press release Domotex exhibition Hannover

January 2017 - Bau exhibition München

All of Forbo’s 2017 collection highlights presented at Bau Munich

Forbo Flooring Systems will be present at the Bau building & construction trade show in Munich (January 16-21). Located in hall A5, position 321, Forbo focusses its presentation on the new Allura Luxury Vinyl Tile collection which comes in three varieties: Dry back (Glued down), Loose lay and Click. The collection covers Forbo’s largest display in woods to date as well as striking stone and material expressions, extra-large formats and novelties like the Hungarian parquetry plank. Flotex , the high tech textile, is displayed in its new plank format with a striking and new embossed surface and the Linoleum product portfolio shows a peek preview of the April launch of the Marmoleum Solid collection with Marmoleum Cocoa as innovation high-light.

Natural cocoa shells have been added to the linoleum to create an organic random natural effect with a new tactile surface for linoleum. Finally, Forbo Flooring Systems officially launches its new Sphera homogeneous collections: Element, Energetic and Evolution. Produced in a zero-waste greenfield environment, Sphera can boast a 100% phthalate free profile and the newest and most fresh designs in the homogeneous product category.

Press release Bau exhibition München

  • Press release Bau 2017

    Press release Bau exhibition München

October 2016 - Exposition Broken White

Broken White / Aristotle’s Room

Akzo Nobel, Forbo Flooring Systems, Royal Mosa and Vescom show colours and materials at van Abbe Museum during Dutch Design Week 2016

Design Academy Eindhoven and the Van Abbe Museum join forces during Dutch Design Week 2016 in Broken White: an inspiring exhibition exploring our understanding of colour.

Aristotle’s Room is part of the exhibition Broken White and will be on show in Eindhoven at the Van Abbe Museum from the 8th October until the 6th November 2016. Dutch Design week runs from the 22nd until the 30th of October.

Broken White
  • Press release Broken White

    Press release Broken White

October 2016 - Sphera Homogeneous vinyl

Sphera Homogeneous vinyl

In the summer of 2016 Forbo Flooring Systems inaugurated its greenfield operation location for homogeneous vinyl in Coevorden, The Netherlands. Although Forbo already for years has carried homogeneous vinyl as part of its portfolio, the new production set-up delivers a wealth of new opportunities. For creating Sphera, the new homogeneous product offering, Flooring Systems has used the latest insights and state of the art technology to create three individual collections that demonstrate superior characteristics in performance as well as by its sustainable profile.

See the Sphera homegeneous vinyl collection

Sphera Element 50049 yellow green
  • Sphera press release

    Sphera homogeneous vinyl press release

February 2016 - Marmoleum Striato receives iF DESIGN AWARD 2016

iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 for Marmoleum Striato flooring

Our new Marmoleum Striato floor covering with its unique linear designs has been awarded with the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016.

"The collection, part of the core linoleum offer of Forbo Flooring Systems revives a classic 1950’s flooring design into a vibrant contemporary, natural (bio-based) floor covering."

Explore our Striato range
Read more about the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016

iF design award 2016

January 2016 - New Marmoleum Linear collection

January 2016

Marmoleum Linear: defining spaces
Our renewed Marmoleum Striato floor covering presents exciting linear floor designs in both warm neutrals and outspoken bright colours. The organic linear pattern of this linoleum sheet flooring gives your floor a natural, homely feel.

Striato Textura adds a unique tactile dimension to our Striato floors with its natural embossing creating a vibrant floor that plays with the subtle shadows of floodlight.

Go to the Marmoleum Linear collection

Marmoleum Linear

September 2015 - Leed Gold certificate for Forbo warehouse

Leed Gold certificate for Forbo warehouse

September 2015

Forbo Flooring Systems is the first company to receive a LEED Gold Certificate for a warehouse in the Netherlands. The Forbo LEED certified warehouse has also been nominated for LEED project of the year and the company has been nominated for the Leadership Award for Manufacturers.

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Leed Gold certificate downloads

  • Leed Gold certificate

    Download the Forbo LEED Gold Certificate press release

  • Leed certificate

    Download a copy of the LEED certificate


Broken White / Aristotle’s Room

Akzo Nobel, Forbo Flooring Systems, Royal Mosa and Vescom show colours and materials at van Abbe Museum during Dutch Design Week 2016

Aristotle’s Room is part of the exhibition Broken White and will be on show in Eindhoven at the Van Abbe Museum from the 8th October until the 6th November 2016. Dutch Design week runs from the 22nd until the 30th of October.