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Marmoleum

Marmoleum

The versatile classic with a contemporary edge. Marmoleum is Forbo's main brand for its core Linoleum collections. Ranging from subtle marbled designs, to modern concrete and intriguing striped patterns, Marmoleum offers a floor design to suit every taste or application. There are over 300 colors and 12 different design structures to choose from.

All Marmoleum collections are presented by structure and color range, all items of the collection can be viewed on a large scale and/or presented in a room-set. Samples can be ordered of all items on view in this section of the website.

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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 colors provide a wide color palette with endless posibilities for designing your floor.

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    Marmoleum Fresco

    Marmoleum Fresco

    The 19 colors in the Fresco range are based on a tone-on-tone concept that results in a warm yet authentic finish.

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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 color and exploring the boundaries of a 150-year old process, we created new designs and color combinations.

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    Marmoleum Vivace

    Marmoleum Vivace

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

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    Marmoleum Concrete

    Marmoleum Concrete

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

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    Marmoleum Piano

    Marmoleum Piano

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

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    Marmoleum Walton Cirrus

    Marmoleum Walton Cirrus

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

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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.

100% biobased

Naturally beautiful, durable, and healthy!

Marmoleum is USDA certified 100% biobased. This natural linoleum floorcovering is 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 forests, while lime stone 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, Renewable, Recycled

Literature

Product Specs, MSDS, Warranty

Technical Specification

Download the Marmoleum Sheet and Marmoleum Sheet Adhesive technical information here.

Marmoleum Sheet
Technical Data Sheet
MSDS

Walton
Technical Data Sheet

Marmoleum Sheet & Walton Adhesives
L 885 Technical Data Sheet
L 885 MSDS
Sustain 885m Technical Data Sheet
Sustain 885m MSDS
Sustain 1195 Technical Data Sheet
Sustain 1195 MSDS

Warranty
5 Year

Guide Specifications
Linoleum Sheet Specifications

EPD
Marmoleum Sheet EPD

Tech specs Linoleum

Installation

Easy 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:

Jobsite Conditions
Areas to receive material should be clean, fully enclosed and weather tight with the permanent HVAC in operation. A minimum temperature 68º F (20º C) should be established at least seven days prior to beginning the installation, maintained during the installation, and for at least seven days following the installation. The installation should not begin until the work of all other trades has been completed, especially overhead trades. Any areas to receive material should be adequately lighted to allow for proper inspection of the substrate, installation, seaming and for final inspection.

Subfloor Preparation
The installation of a floor starts with the subfloor, which must be sound, smooth, flat, clean, and permanently dry. In order to ensure that the moisture condition of concrete substrates is within acceptable limits, it is critical that moisture testing be conducted on ALL concrete substrates, regardless of age or grade level, including those where resilient flooring has already been installed. Moisture testing should not be conducted unless a stable, conditioned environment as described under the Jobsite Conditions section has been established. The 3 moisture testes that Forbo recommends conducting are as follows: a Calcium Chloride (Moisture Vapor Emission) Test, a Relative Humidity Test, and a pH Test. Performing adhesive bond tests is also highly recommended. Bond testing will aid in identifying both the working characteristics of the adhesive (open time and working time) for the site conditions, and also any potential bonding problems.

Material Storage and Handling
Areas where materials are to be stored should be a stable, conditioned environment as described under the Jobsite Conditions section. All materials and adhesives should be acclimated to these conditions for at least 48 hours prior to the installation. Material should be delivered to the job site in original, unopened packaging, with all labels intact. All rolls should be stored standing upright, labels up, to ensure that the color, roll and batch numbers can be easily read.

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. Forbo offers 3 high quality adhesives for Marmoleum sheet installations, L 885, Sustain 885m, & Sustain 1195. The flooring material must always be placed into wet adhesive and rolled immediately with a 100 pound roller. Check for adhesive transfer frequently. There must be a wet transfer of adhesive to the material backing in order to achieve a secure bond. Always carefully read and follow the instructions on the adhesive label regarding the use and application of the adhesive, and always review and follow safety and health warnings included on the label and MSDS. After installation, make sure that the room is ventilated, in order to allow the adhesive to dry. Heavy foot traffic and rolling loads are not recommended over a freshly installed floor, until the adhesive has set thoroughly, which in normal conditions takes about 72 hours.

Seaming
There are 2 options when it comes to seaming, the heat weld or the net fit seam.
Heat welding provides a watertight and hygienic seam. Forbo Marmoleum and linoleum products may be heat welded with either a matching solid or multi-colored welding rod or a contrasting colored welding rod, use only Forbo Marmoweld welding rod. All welding should only be done after the flooring adhesive has set up or approximately 24 hours after installation. The depth of the groove on 2.0 mm and 2.5 mm material should be down to the jute fibers but not through them. The material should be grooved to a 3.5 mm wide U-shape. It is recommended to practice on a scrap piece of material first to assure proper temperature and speed.

The net fit seam is when one side of the sheet is cut at an angle so that some adhesive can get up in between the 2 sheets when they are put together.

Installation Guide

Linoleum Installation

Floor Care

Floor Care for Marmoleum floors

Our linoleum floors are easy to clean and maintain thanks to their durable Topshield2 finish. Marmoleum with Topshield2 is the only resilient flooring with an occupancy-ready finish. This means that at the time of installation, cleaning with a neutral pH cleaning solution is all that is necessary. The Topshield2 finish also provides exceptional performance against soiling, staining, scratching, and scuffing. Topshield2 has been designed to create a Marmoleum that meets the demands of everyday use and is even more resistant to dirt pick-up, less prone to wear and has improved resistance to scratches and stains, and thus creating a floor that demonstrates a lasting performance over time.

There are generally three types of cleanings are performed on Marmoleum. The first is an initial cleaning. You would want to wait a minimum of five days following the installation before conducting initial cleaning or other wet cleaning procedures in order to allow the adhesive to dry and cure properly. The initial cleaning is done for new installations exposed to normal construction soil and traffic.

The second type of cleaning is a routine cleaning. The routine cleaning should be performed a minimum of once a day, depending on the application, type of traffic and hours of operation.

The third, and final, type of cleaning is an interim cleaning. The interim cleaning should be performed as needed, depending on the application, type of traffic and hours of operation.

Additional maintenance may be performed if necessary.

Forbo offers a full line of cleaning products including a Neutral pH Cleaner, Spray Buff, Mop on Restorer, Heavy Duty Cleaner, Matte Floor Finish (for commercial use), Gloss Floor Finish (for commercial use), Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner, Adhesive Remover, & a Residential Floor Finish.

Floor Care Guidelines

Marmoleum easy to clean

Collection

The Next Generation of Marmoleum

Forbo's Marmoleum collections are presented in a series of different designs and color ways. Colors between collections are coordinated. Below please find a description of the individual designs in the Marmoleum collections.

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

Marmoleum Solid: Concrete and Walton
The secret spirit of this collection lies in color nuances and subtleness. With reference to classic, original linoleum, a conceptual range of (almost) uni colors has been created. There are twists and traces of color and design to be found in the very subtle color veins that characterize 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. Out of this structure, which we refined and brought up to the color 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 color and exploring the boundaries of a 150-year old process, we created new designs and color
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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Wallbase & Install Accessories

Wallbase & Install Accessories

To view our wallbase colors and accessories please download brochure below.

wallbase