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Marmoleum

Marmoleum

97% natural raw materials, 72% rapidly renewable, 43% recycled content

Marmoleum, Forbo's main linoleum brand, is a natural floor associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design. Our Marmoleum collection includes solutions for virtually any type of application. Discover the versatile world of Marmoleum with over 300 colours and more than 12 different structures to choose from, available in sheet and modular tile formats.

Marmoleum stands for versatility in application as well as in colour and design. What makes Marmoleum special is that it is created from natural raw materials that give it its unique performance attributes.

All Marmoleum floors now include Topshield2, a double UV cured finish that takes care of beautiful floors with a lasting apprearance retention, resulting in the flooring solution with the lowest costs of ownership over its life-time.

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  • Marmoleum Marbled
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    Marmoleum Marbled

    Part of Forbo's Next Generation of Marmoleum collection, the Marmoleum Marbled range presents a vast array of colours, combining stronger and subtler marbled patterns together.

  • Marmoleum Patterned
    Marmoleum Patterned

    Marmoleum Patterned

    Part of Forbo's Next Generation of Marmoleum collection, the Marmoleum Patterned range is an easily understood statement of the black, grey and white Graphics and the subtle, two-toned speckled pattern of Piano.

  • Marmoleum Solid
    Marmoleum Solid

    Marmoleum Solid

    Part of Forbo's Next Generation of Marmoleum collection, the secret spirit of the Marmoleum Solid collection lies in colour nuance and subtleness.

  • Marmoleum Linear
    Marmoleum Linear

    Marmoleum Linear

    Part of Forbo's Next Generation of Marmoleum collection, the Marmoleum Linear collection reflects a modern and outspoken trend design, which we refined and brought up to the colour spectrum of the 21st century in the Striato range.

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    Marmoleum Modular

    Marmoleum Modular

    New and original! Marmoleum modular is a collection with a twist offering over 100 products that enable you to create individual, inspiring and high performance flooring designs. The collection includes four new tile formats, ranging from extra-large (75x50cm) to small (25x25cm) and in between, the medium format square and rectangular tiles (50x50cm and 50x25cm respectively) complement the offer.

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    Touch

    Touch and feel the difference! Touch makes it easy to create inspiring natural environments that intrigue your senses. Environments that reflect current movements in art, fashion, architecture and interior design. Both shiny and matt, rugged and smooth: a textured surface and range of colours that you sense as much as you see.

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    Unexpected Nature

    Unexpected Nature

    The joy of seeing crystals glinting in rock; the serenity of an emerald green lake; the myriad shades of lava as it evolves through the ages. No matter how much we think we know about nature, nature has a way of surprising us.

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    Conductive linoleum

    Conductive linoleum

    Marmoleum Ohmex is linoleum that meets higher requirements for electrical conductivity. Electrical resistance is improved to < 1-10 8 Ω (EN1081), ensuring personal safety and protecting equipment that is sensitive to static electricity.

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    Acoustic linoleum

    Acoustic linoleum

    Acoustic linoleum achieves lower dB values thanks to a special insulating layer that is laminated to the linoleum sheet. In this way impact sound reduction of up to 17dB can be achieved.

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    Corklinoleum

    Corklinoleum

    Corklinoleum is a warm and natural floor, ideal for areas where comfort, impact sound reducing and shock absorbing properties are required.

  • Furniture Linoleum
    Furniture linoleum

    Furniture linoleum

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

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    Bulletin Board

    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 it's excellent pin hole recovery. It also provides a functional finish to walls, furniture, door panels and cupboards. The application of Bulletin Board in rooms shared by many people facilitates simple, efficient communication.

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    Aquajet

    Aquajet

Why choose Marmoleum?

Why choose Marmoleum?

As long as the sun shines and the rain falls we can continue to make Marmoleum

Sustainability
97% natural raw materials, 72% rapidly renewable and a 43% recycled content
• There are no phalates, plasticisers or mineral oil in Marmoleum
• Marmoleum is biodegradable and burning it delivers a higher calorific value and thermal energy that outweighs the energy used in production giving a full life cycle circle
• Installation offcuts and production waste is recycled back into our product ensuring optimal raw material utilisation

Design
• Colour palette of over 300 choices across a variety of marbled, patterned, solid and linear design effects
• Marmoleum modular tile collection for bespoke design and unrivalled creativity
Off-the-floor applications with Furniture Linoleum and Bulletin Board

Performance
Topshield2 water based polymer which is UV cured finished, delivering floor performance in the real world that results in lower cost of ownership over its long life time
• Specialist acoustic and static control versions available



The next generation of Marmoleum

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. ADD LINK TO BTTF

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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Topshield2

Floor performance in the real world

The reality of day-to-day life for a floor covering is that it encounters both use and abuse without being able to balance its performance with prescribed cleaning and maintenance regimes.

Topshield2 has been designed to ensure that Marmoleum meets the demands of everyday use, to give you a floor that gives lasting performance over time.

Topshield2 provides you with a floor covering that:
• Is naturally bacteriostatic
• Is resistant to hand disinfectants
• Has excellent stain resistance
• Is efficient, easy to clean and quick drying
• Soils less and picks up less dirt
• Has improved scratch resistance
• Is easy to maintain
• Can be renovated

Watch the Topshield2 video

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Allergy UK

Creating Better Indoor Environments

Forbo's Marmoleum has been awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval as, with the correct cleaning and maintenance regime, it won't harbour dust mites, contributing to a better indoor environment for all.

To find out more about why Marmoleum and Flotex, Forbo's unique flocked flooring, have been awarded the Seal of Approval, Click here

Other useful links:
Visit the Allergy UK website

Allergy UK Seal of Approval

Infection Control

Infection Control

Marmoleum's ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria stems from the natural raw materials that go into its production, namely linseed oil. An inherent property of the product, the anti-bacterial qualities of Marmoleum won't diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.

To find out more, visit our Infection Control information section click here

Marmoleum and Infection Control

Where to use Marmoleum?

Sustainable yet durable

Particularly suitable for use in healthcare and education environments, Forbo's Marmoleum floor covering is a versatile product that gives character and quality to a very wide range of applications.

Healthcare
Easy to cove and with uni and matching weld cables available, Marmoleum provides the ideal hygienic flooring solution required in healthcare settings. To find out more visit our Healthcare segment section

Education
Tough, durable and attractive, Marmoleum will stand up to the demands of daily school life thanks to its unique Topshield2 surface finish. to find out more, visit ourEducation segment section

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