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Public buildings

Every solution, one supplier

Working together with many government estates, local authorities and facilities managers - Forbo Flooring Systems currently helps clients in the public sector to continually achieve value for money by offering a fully integrated portfolio.

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Public buildings

Flooring solutions in Public buildings

Forbo partners those who are seeking to simplify the floorcovering selection process and to lighten the project management burden, ultimately helping clients to meet continually challenging timeframes and tightening budgets.

From entrance to exit, we can help you find the ideal flooring solutions for all your project flooring requirements, no matter what the purpose of the building is. A fully integrated product portfolio, delivered by one trusted supplier and supported by a dedicated Key Account Team.

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Spaces in Public buildings

  • Entrance Flooring Nuway


    Protect interior floor finishes


    Entrance flooring is fundamental in the Public building environment. A well designed entrance flooring system will prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked in and thereby prolonges the life of interior flooring, reduces cleaning & maintenance costs and the potential for slip injuries. With both textile (Coral) and rigid (Nuway) Entrance Systems in our portfolio, we can offer an entrance solution for every situation.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Is easy to clean
    ● Reduce slips and trips
    ● Protect your interior floor finishes

  • Circulation areas

    Circulation areas

    Durability & Noise reduction

    Circulation areas

    Durability & Reduces noise
    Corridors are busy, noisy places and demand durable and safe flooring. We have a range of products that can offer sustainability, sound reduction and quick installation whilst also having superb durability and slip resistance. This ensures your circulation zones not only look great, but are safe and practical.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Is durable
    ● Reduces sound
    ● Is slip resistant
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain

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    Kitchen and Canteen

    Hygienic flooring

    Kitchen and Canteen

    Canteens and restaurants are a vital part of any Public building as they act as the place where members of staff can recharge. In kitchens and canteens safety is the main concern. In environments like this a floor with excellent non slip properties is crucial to minimize the risk of accidents. Durability and ease of cleaning are also main concerns in these areas. Forbo understand your needs, therefore we created several collection to fit your needs. Our Step safety flooring for example offers lifetime slip resistant performance and provides safety solutions for a wide range of applications.

    Choose a floor that:
    • Good slip resistance to avoid slips and trips
    • Durability
    • Excellent acoustic properties to reduce and contain the noise where possible
    • Flooring that cleans up as good as new and is hygienic

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    Sanitary facilities

    Safety and Hygiene first

    Sanitary facilities

    In sanitary facilities, slip resistance is of paramount consideration in areas where water or spillages could affect safety underfoot. Staff and visitors should not worry about slips and trips when entering your sanitary facility. Our Step range significantly reduces the risk of slips in wet areas whilst still creating a modern, fresh interior.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Is slip resistant
    ● Is durable
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain

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    Meeting rooms

    Acoustics & Comfort

    Meeting rooms

    Meeting rooms should provide a comfortable yet inspiring place in which staff and visitors can express themselves and share thoughts and ideas with each other. Therefore, comfort and aesthetic capabilities are important to consider when creating a meeting room.

  • Main workspace

    Main workspace

    Comfortable and inspiring

    Main workspace

    The perfect workspace is an environment where your employees can feel comfortable, safe and inspired. Colour, light, acoustics, it all affects the level of attention and concentration of your employees in the workspace. Forbo can offer a range of solutions which fulfil all of these requirements. When looking for the right floor in the workspace environment, these are the most important elements to consider.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Provides an inspiring atmosphere that promotes concentration
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain
    ● Is durable
    ● Contributes to a healthy indoor environment
    ● Reduce the noise level


Products to use in Public buildings

Flotex – flocked flooring

Flotex flocked flooring is the perfect solution for public buildings where foot traffic and movement of chairs requires a durable floor covering. It is slip resistant, comfortable and has an excellent sound absorbency up to 20dB. Flotex is available in a wide range of colours and stimulating designs and is offered in a sheet, tile and plank format. Flotex also holds the Allergy UK Seal of Approval and it contains up to 52% recycled content.
Go to the Flotex collection

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Tessera – carpet tiles

Tessera has a wide range of multi-construction carpet tiles. Various formats are available including planks and XL tiles enabling creative floor design. It reduces impact noise to up to 30dB. Random lay ranges are available, reducing installation waste to 2%.
Go to the Tessera collection

Marmoleum – linoleum sheet and tile

Our Marmoleum floor coverings are natural floors associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design, which makes Marmoleum an ideal floor covering for Public buildings.

Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials and is the most sustainable flooring choice. It is a CO2 neutral produced floor covering, measured from cradle to gate. The more than 300 colours & designs allow for beautiful, colourful floor designs.

All Marmoleum floors have a Topshield pro finish, meaning they are scratch and scuff resistant. This makes Marmoleun an easy to maintain flooring with long lasting appearance retention. Go to the Marmoleum collection

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Allura – luxury vinyl tiles

Are you looking for the aesthetics of natural wood and stone floors with the advantages of strong and comfortable vinyl tiles? Explore our Allura LVT collections. Warm underfoot, excellent dimensional stability, easy installation and maintenance. We offer our LVT designs in several constructions to make sure there is always a suitable choice for your application.
Go to the Allura collection

Eternal – general purpose vinyl sheet

A general purpose vinyl perfect for areas where a durable solution is key. Eternal is available in realistic wood effects, stone and abstract designs, a broad palette of colours and some digitally printed visuals which are designed to inspire.
Go to the Eternal collection

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Sarlon – acoustic vinyl

Forbo Flooring has over 30 years experience and industry knowledge in this specialist field and has produced over 100 million m2 of acoustic floor coverings. Sarlon | Modul’up is phthalate free and offers a wide range of colours and designs.

Sarlon | Modul’up is an excellent all-round performer ideal for areas where noise pollution can be an issue. It has an impact sound reduction of 15-19 dB and requires minimum cleaning and maintenance and is available in an extensive range of colours and designs.
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Modul'up - loose lay vinyl

Modul’up is the best loose lay floor covering available for high traffic applications. It can be installed quickly without adhesives, and is even more time and cost efficient at time of replacement. Modul'up is available in an acoustic (19 dB) and compact version. Both formats offer the best possible quality and durability. Modul'up 19 dB offers over 90 colours in 4 design directions: Wood, Material, Graphic and Colour.
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The robust, hard-wearing properties of our Needlefelt floors make it ideal for installations that meet high traffic or where chairs with castors are likely to be used, such as in offices and retail establishments. Needlefelt carpet often provides a cost-efficient alternative to conventional broadloom carpeting in heavily-used areas that require a practical & durable textile floor covering.
Go to the Needlefelt collection

Step – safety vinyl sheet

Step is perfect for areas prone to spillages, the Step collection offers varying levels of slip resistance from R10-R12. The PUR pearl finish means Step is resistant to scuff marks and improves the ease of cleaning and maintenance. Particles in the wear layer of all Forbo step safety floors guarantee lifetime sustainable slip resistance. Step is available in over 60 designs in wood and stone effects.
Go to the Step collection

Step Safety Vinyl
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Sphera – homogeneous vinyl sheet

The SMART-top surface finish ensures that Sphera has a high resistance to chemicals, scratches and stains, which makes it a perfect flooring solution for high traffic environments. Sphera is a homogeneous vinyl which is easy to clean and phthalate free which provides a hygienic indoor environment. The in-line coating and subsequent embossing ensure superior appearance and durability.
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Nuway & Coral - entrance systems

By keeping out dirt and moisture at the entrance, cleaning costs can be cut by up to 65%. Our Nuway collection is the recognized market leader in engineered entrance flooring systems. Nuway entrance systems provide an outstanding first line of defense against soil and moisture entering a building on the soles of shoes and the treads of wheeled traffic. It helps to keep your interior floor coverings dryer and cleaner whilst also preventing slips.

Our Coral collection has been the market leading, textile entrance flooring brand for 50 years. It offers more choice than ever before with attractive and sustainable clean-off systems and is available in styles and constructions to suit all applications, budgets and aesthetic requirements. Coral entrance floors can prolong the life of your floor as well as greatly reduce cleaning costs and the risk of slipping.
Go to the entrance systems collection

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Health & Education

Healthcare & Education

Whether it's infection control or ease of cleaning, our independently tested solutions for healthcare can help to provide peace of mind. We also have a wide range of floor coverings to suit every sector of education whether it be nurseries, schools or universities.

For Public buildings with specific requirements, such as Healthcare or Education, visit our dedicated segment pages to see the most appropriate flooring requirements for your needs.


With millions of square metres of our floor coverings installed in healthcare establishments around the world every year, Forbo is at the forefront when it comes to understanding the needs and concerns of the health sector in regards to flooring.

From areas such as sterile environments requiring effective infection control to relaxing, welcoming areas where patients can recover, Forbo's wide portfolio of products offers ideal flooring solutions for healthcare institutions.
Visit our Healthcare pages



From nurseries to academies and universities, educational establishments demand attractive, hardwearing, low maintenance safe and sustainable flooring solutions.

We make entrance systems, resilient and textile products so Forbo understands the impact of a total solution and can offer advice to ensure the correct product is installed to meet the demands of that particular area.
Visit our Education pages

Fast Flooring

Reduce downtime, choose Fast Flooring

In Public buildings speed of installation can be an important factor when choosing a floor. With our Fast Flooring collection we can change your floor in no-time, so you can stay open for your customers. The Fast Flooring collection is Quick, Easy and Economical.

Many of the products can be fitted over existing floors and as they don’t need to be installed with adhesive, they can reduce installation time by over 50%. The floor is ready for immediate use after installation, no need to wait 48 hours before using with heavy traffic.

The Fast flooring tiles and planks simply click together using a mallet and, as no adhesive is required on any Fast Flooring product, they are easier to install. There are no adhesive odours, frequently less disruption and dust, and floors can be walked on immediately after installation.

A reduction in downtime can mean substantial savings for the client, and as there’s no need for adhesives, there’s a potential saving on installation costs.

Go to our Fast Flooring collection

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Coral Click

Fast Flooring Entrance

Coral Click is an exceptionally versatile modular entrance matting system that can be assembled on site. Coral Click can be used on its own or in conjunction with our Coral clean-off textile ranges to provide an integrated entrance system.
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Fast Flooring Planks & Tiles

Are you looking for realistic wood or stone designs that are easy to install? Our Allura Click, Ease and Puzzle collections offer you just that. The planks of Allura Click & Allura Ease are easy to install without the need for adhesives, and thus also easy to remove, re-use and recycle. The Allura Puzzle tiles are, as the name already says, puzzled together. It is that easy. Protected by our exclusive lacquering system your floor will not only look great, it will also stand the test of time.
Go to the Fast Flooring Planks collection
Go to the Fast Flooring Tiles collection

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Fast Flooring Sheet

Forbo's Modul'up adhesive free vinyl sheet collection is a ground-breaking floor covering. The product is suitable for both new build and for renovation applications in health care facilities, schools and offices as well as residential buildings.

The Modul'up vinyl sheet collection heralds a technological innovation as a "lay-flat, stay flat" floor covering solution that does not require any adhesive. As such it reduces the amount of material and energy used for a flooring installation and ensures that the product can be recovered easily and safely at the end of itd service life.

In addition, the usual constraints associated with adhesives are removed, such as drying times and lingering odours.
Go to Fast Flooring Sheet collection


Creating better environments

From how they’re made to how they perform, we make outstanding floors that are truly sustainable. That’s because our floors are good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment. So, from the building they’re in to the world outside, we’re helping our customers work, live and relax in better environments.

From how we run our factories to how we choose our ingredients, the way we make our floors is a big part of how we meet our mission to create better environments. We include the whole life of a floor when we think about its sustainability performance. Which means we make sure our floors start performing from the moment they’re fitted.

Forbo's Sustainability Strategy has a horizon: we have the ambition to have mastered the challenges of the circular economy and to become a zero-waste company. At this moment it is not yet clear how governments and legislation will influence the pace in coming years. But for sure, in order to meet our long-term ambitions, steps are required now.

Therefore we have started our Sustainability program 2025. This program lays out the actions that need to be undertaken in the first five years until end 2025 to make the desired progress in the goals we have set ourselves. Click on the link below to find out more about our sustainability strategy.

Find out more about our sustainability strategy

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Get inspired by our references

Many Public buildings worldwide are using Forbo floor coverings. Visit our reference section and get inspired by worldwide reference projects.
Explore our Public building references



To create your floor and make up your mind what would fit best we have several tools and services. Our FloorVisualizer helps you to place our floors in any environment, and even combine them, so you can see how it looks.
Start playing with our FloorVisualizer

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Global player

Global partnerships

The responsibility for forging global partnerships with key clients is entrusted to our most experienced Key Account Managers. Dedicated to customer care, their only remit is to ensure that Forbo delivers a flooring solution that is ideally suited to your needs.

• We can supply international quotations and have experience with international order processes and local regulations
• We manage international logistics
• We have 20 years partnerships with worldwide customers

As a global partner we stand next to you on a local level. Our design team can offer guidance and assistance as required. Our technicians speak the language of the flooring installers and in this way everybody is aligned.

Leading global manufacturer

• Forbo Flooring Systems is part of the Swiss Forbo Group

• Key figures Forbo Group 2019:
> Net sales 1282.2 CHF Mio
> Employees 5.600

• A worldwide presence:
> 25 production facilities and distribution companies
> 6 assembly centers
> 48 pure sales organizations in a total of 38 countries across the globe

• European manufacturer with factories in The United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Russia.

• European logistics and responsiveness

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Leading in sustainability

We care about you and the environment

• We have received various labels and certification for your products and or production facilities.
• All of our manufacturing sites are ISO certified. Raw materials are used efficiently, waste is recycled whenever possible.
• We are committed to social responsibility, the Forbo sites are certified according to SA8000.

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Reliable service

We offer you:
• A sole source of supply for all your flooring requirements
• Local advice, support and cross border project management
• Efficiencies of scale, certainty of supply and rapid delivery

Above all one single contract and one single point of contact to save you time and money.

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Think global, act local

Local teams working with local representatives

Throughout the duration of a project, your Forbo Key Account Manager serves as your single point of contact for any questions, from anywhere in the world.

We believe that this approach saves you time, eliminate hassle and uncertainty and ensures consistency and reliability, no matter how complex your project.