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Marmoleum

The versatile classic with a contemporary edge. Marmoleum is Forbo's main brand for its linoleum floor collections. Ranging from subtle marbled designs to modern concretes and intriguing striped patterns, Marmoleum offers a floor design to suit every taste and application.

Marmoleum is a natural floor made from 97% natural raw materials, 70% of which are rapidly renewable, along with a 43% recycled content. This makes Marmoleum the most sustainable flooring choice.

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    Marmoleum Real

    Marmoleum Real

    Marmoleum Real is the largest range in the Marmoleum collection and features a classic marble structure. The 59 colours provide a wide colour palette with endless posibilities for designing your floor.

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    Marmoleum Vivace

    Marmoleum Vivace

    Marmoleum Vivace is a range of powerful, colourful contrasts delivered by mixing 8 elegant colours while still retaining a predominant hue.

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    Marmoleum Concrete

    Marmoleum Concrete

    The 16 colours from the Marmoleum Concrete collection resemble subtle concrete structures with fine colour nuances, created to suit today's modern interiors.

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    Marmoleum Fresco

    Marmoleum Fresco

    The 19 colours in the Fresco flooring range are based on a tone-on-tone concept that results in a warm and authentic finish.

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    Marmoleum Walton Uni

    Marmoleum Walton Uni

    Marmoleum Walton Uni consists of 4 solid tones that create a simple and urban appearance.

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    Marmoleum Walton Cirrus

    Marmoleum Walton Cirrus

    Marmoleum Walton Cirrus is created with a slight marbled structure within the uni colour and is available in 12 pronounced accent colours.

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    Marmoleum Striato

    Marmoleum Striato

    Marmoleum Striato’s retro-yet-modern linear design adds an extra dimension to large, tall and open spaces. By playing with colour and exploring the boundaries of a 150-year old process, we created new designs and colour combinations.

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    Marmoleum Piano

    Marmoleum Piano

    Marmoleum Piano’s two-tone speckle effect on an almost solid colour structure results in a harmonious look & feel that emphasises the natural and the sophisticated as the floorcovering apears like a uni colour once installed on the floor.

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    Marmoleum Graphic

    Marmoleum Graphic

    Our Marmoleum Graphic collection consists of a series of high-contrast blacks and whites as well as a range of complementary greys which makes Graphic a truly architectonic collection.

Collection

The Next Generation of Marmoleum

Forbo's Marmoleum Next Generation collection is presented in a series of different designs and colour ways, each with it's own unique character. The colours between the collections are coordinated so you can mix and match endlessly.

Marmoleum Marbled: Real, Fresco & Vivace
The marbled collection is presented in a vast array of colours, combining stronger and subtler marbled patterns in one presentation. Marble designs combine anything from 3 to 8 different colours that can vary in intensity and contrast. Sometimes they create bold, strong contrast resembling real marble, yet sometimes the colours are more subtle like fresco murals.

Marmoleum Solid: Conrete & Walton
The secret spirit of this collection lies in colour nuances and subtleness. With reference to classic, original linoleum, a conceptual range of (almost) uni colours has been created. There are twists and traces of colour and design to be found in the very subtle colour veins that characterise this collection. The Solid collection offers a wide range of neutral and outspoken choices for complementing the modern environments of today.

Marmoleum Linear: Striato
Celebrating the rich heritage of linoleum, a search through our archives lead to a rediscovery of the historic, 1950s linear pattern. We refined thsi structure and brought it up to the colour spectrum of the 21st century. The directional linear pattern is the natural outcome of making linoleum in one of its initial stages of creation. By playing with colour and exploring the boundaries of a 150-year old process, we created new designs and colour
combinations.

Marmoleum Patterned: Graphic & Piano
This collection is a dialogue between the easily understood statement of the black, grey and white Graphics and the subtle, two-tone speckled pattern of Piano. This comforting offer provides a selected foundation for playful combinations. By developing a refined and pleasing collection, an understandable palette was created.

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Sustainable & Durable

A Natural Winner!

Marmoleum is a natural floor made from 97% natural raw materials, 70% of which are rapidly renewable, along with a 43% recycled content. The key raw materials used in its production include linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant seeds, wood flour as production waste from controlled forestry plantations and jute, a crop whose fibres provide the material for the membrane onto which the linoleum is calendared.

With its ‘all-natural ingredients’, Marmoleum flooring is almost like creating a floor covering with nutrients. As a matter of fact, the process of making Marmoleum is not unlike to that of preparing an oven-baked apple pie.

What makes Marmoleum special is that it is created entirely from raw materials obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in just 12 months time. Jute and flax are annual crops that can be harvested just like wheat or corn. Extracting rosin is a continuous process, while wood flour, a waste material from the timber industry, is derived from European
industrial forrests, while lime stoen is available in abundance.

With Marmoleum, it is the simple, natural ingredient combination that creates the product. Marmoleum has no additives to make it look better, no supplements to enhance its green profile and no artificial ingredients to improve stability or flexibility. Marmoleum is what it is and nothing else.

Natural, Renwable, Recycled

Technical information

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Forbo has a wide variety of promotional and technical documentation available for each of its products. The documents can be found by going to the product selection of your choice. You are then able to download the related documentsDownload center .

Technical Specifications

Installation

Installation

In order to get a perfect floor it is important to prepare and to pay attention to a proper installation of the floor covering. Forbo offers an assortment of high quality installation products and tools, which helps you obtaining the desired result. Key factors for successful installation of a floor are:

Subfloor preparation
The installation of a floor starts with the subfloor, which must be dry, rigid, smooth and permantly dry. Forbo offers suitable products and primers to prepare the adhesion of levelling screed.

Installation plan
It’s important to make a good plan before beginning an installation. Allow all materials to acclimatise for at least one night before installation. Forbo offers specially designed installation tools for transportation and unrolling, such as the Forbocar or the Forbo Carryset.

Scribing and cutting
A good start makes all the difference: pay extra attention to the first sheet of floor covering! A set of professional installation tools contributes to a perfect result.

Adhering
A perfectly installed floor requires perfect adhesion. Within the Forbo Eurostar/Eurosafe range, high quality adhesives for every type and situation are available. Lay the sheet onto the wet adhesive bed and press it firmly into place, the sheet end in particular. Remove any excess adhesive. After installation, make sure that the room is ventilated, in order to allow the adhesive to dry. Preferably do not use or load a freshly installed floor, until the adhesive has set thoroughly, which in normal conditions takes about two days.

Welding
Welding is done for decorative and/or hygienic reasons. After the adhesive has set sufficiently, which usually takes a day, the floor can be welded by means of Forbo’s patented welding system.

Finishing
To show a professional end result, the floor has to be finished and of course many high end products are available for that. Skirtings, stairnosings and transition profiles in various materials offer a way to create perfect end results.

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Floorcare

Floorcare for Marmoleum floors

Our linoleum floors are easy to clean and maintain thanks to their durable Topshield2 finish. The Forbo Floorcare system for linoleum supports two different methods, which are determinded by the availability of dedicated tools: the Spray method is the most effective and economical method and is performed by using a one-disk or rotary machine. For situations where a rotary machine is not available or practical, the manual Monel method can be applied.

The Spray method Mechanical floor care, using a rotary machine.
In most situations the Spray-method is the best option. Spray-cleaning will keep the floor in optimal condition and inhibit the adhesion of dirt. The Spray-method provides a dry and hygienic environment.

The Monel method Manual Forbo floor care, using basic floor care tools
The Monel method (or ‘soap film method’) is the best option when a rotary machine is not available or not practical. A water-soluble Monel film prevents stubborn dirt from adhering to the flooring surface. Monel provides a satin gloss and an improved slip resistance.

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Brochure

Marmoleum brochure

Welding rods

Welding rods

All Marmoleum Next Generation collections have matching uni or multicoloured welding rods.

Download here the Marmoleum welding rods PDF

Marmoleum welding rods

NCS & LRV

NCS & LRV

Download here the PDF with Marmoleum LRV & NSC values

LRV
In architecture, Light Reflectance Value (LRV), is a measure of the percentage of visible and usable light that is reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source. The LRV can be linked to a number of decisions on which colour can be chosen. The approximate LRV of a colour indicates the amount of visible light that a colour will reflect. Black has a light reflectance value of 0% and absorbs all light. White has a light reflectance value of 100% and keeps a building light and cool. It also links to the use of electricity where lighter colours need less lighting which is a direct saving for the environment. All Forbo products carry a light reflection value, which can be found on the collection pages with the description of each item.

NCS
NCS colour coding describes the colour of any material. With numeric colour codes, so called NCS Notations, such as NCS S 1080-Y70R, any colour can be described precisely. NCS has defined 1950 standardised colours at every 10th step of the colour space to represent the entire colour space. Each notation's colour sample is visually identical to any other colour sample of the same notation, whether it is a standardised colour or a colour in between the 1950 standard colours. This way you can find matching flooring colours with other coloured items in a room.

The 'Natural Colour System', NCS has been developped in order to indentify the colour value, its intensity and hue for a product. By using the NCS maesurement system colours and colour groups can be identified and matched regardless of the material that has been used. In this way colour coordinates for differnt aspects of the interior of a building can be determined. All Forbo products carry a NCS code, which can be found on the collection pages or in the downloadcenter.

NCS Index