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Off the Floor Applications

Off the Floor Applications

Linoleum can be used for much more than just creating beautiful floors! Our Furniture Linoleum and Bulletin Board collections are linoleum surfaces which have a multitude of application possibilities.

Their properties make them ideally suited for use on notice boards, and it provides a functional finish to walls, furniture, door panels and cupboards. Both collections are produced from renewable raw materials.

  • Off the Floor Applications
  • Off the Floor Applications
  • Off the Floor Applications
  • Off the Floor Applications
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    Bulletin Board

    Bulletin Board

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    Furniture Linoleum

    Furniture Linoleum

    Forbo's Furniture Linoleum Desktop is a natural surfacing material that delivers the finishing touch for all high end 3D furniture designs such as desks, chairs, stools, cabinets, doors and displays. The material is flexible and can be applied as a surface on all kinds of constructions. Furniture Linoleum is renowned for its elegance and durability, radiating high quality and finesse.

Why Choose "Off the Floor"?

Why Choose "Off the Floor"?

The naturally smooth and durable nature of linoleum lends itself perfectly to finishes all kinds of surfaces, from desks, chairs and cupboards to large scale notice boards.

Furniture Linoleum
Furniture Linoleum is the finishing touch for everyone who wants to create breathtaking, beautifully designed and functional furniture that will stand out from the crowd while also standing the test of time.

Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board linoleum surfacing material has a multitude of applications. Its properties make it ideally suited for use as a notice board because of its excellent pin hole recovery.

Furniture Linoleum

Sustainability

Marmoleum, a natural talent

There's a craft to making really good Marmoleum. Fortunately, we've had 100 years experience in getting it just right. Forbo's Marmoleum is made from 97% natural raw materials. So it's no surprise that it is the world's leading sustainable resilient flooring. Marmoleum is what it is, a genuine authentic floor.

How it's Made
• Made from 97% natural raw materials, 72% of which are renewable and will grow back within 10 years
• The flax plant is where we derive Marmoleum's key ingredient, linseed oil.
• Marmoleum is made with 43% recycled content to reduce the need for virgin raw material
• Marmoleum is 100% biodegradable
• Of all the electricity we buy, 100% comes from renewable sources. This means our linoleum production sites are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO14001 certification.

How it Performs
• Our Marmoleum performs well from the minute it's installed, but it also becomes stronger over time, making it more durable. And because it lasts for so long, and is so easy to clean, Marmoleum has a very low cost of ownership
Topshield2 finish, which, together with naturally antibacterial ingredients, means the floor is hygienic and needs less cleaning with fewer harmful chemicals
Approved by Allergy UK and with TVOC's 30 times lower than the European norm and CO2 emissions 50% lower than other resilient flooring, you can relax knowing that Marmoleum contributes to a healthier indoor environment
• Through our Back to the Floor scheme, we can collect installation off-cuts from our Marmoleum floors and recycle them back into Forbo products at our plant in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Creating Better Environments with Marmoleum

150 Years of Linoleum

Celebrating 150 Years of Linoleum

Frederick Walton
Frederick Walton discovered linoleum and patented its manufacturing process in 1863. It is quite remarkable that a product, discovered in the days of gas lights and horse-drawn carriages, is still used in applications for which it was originally designed, such as flooring in healthcare and educational facilities.

Impressive references
Over 100 years and more, linoleum has found its way into an incredibly large number of buildings all over the world. It was the dining hall flooring for the famous Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, CA, as well as the elegant White House in Washington, DC. Not to be outdone, linoleum is also installed in the Kremlin in Moscow, the German Reichstag and Buckingham Palace. Even Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam (1938) featured linoleum, as did Sorbonne University and the institute of Madame Curie.

Marmoleum is still found today in many public buildings world wide from the new opera house in Olso or the latest tribal art museum from Jean Nouvel in Paris. Marmoleum remains a classic that is loved by Architects because of its authenticity and versatility.

View our online magazine to find out more

Making Marmoleum
The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand.
Making Marmoleum is an art, which is not learned at any trade or craft school. In fact, only a handful of people know how to make Marmoleum.

To find out more about the art of making Marmoleum, you can watch our online video by clicking here

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