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Marmoleum, the most sustainable floor

Marmoleum is a CO2 neutral product range (from cradle to gate), which does not affect the worldwide climate change. It combines ecological values with contemporary design and offers an important contribution to a sustainable world.

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Drought in large parts of the world, floods in other places and hurricanes that are becoming more powerful and destructive; climate change presents us with ever greater challenges. But what are we going to do? With Marmoleum a CO2 neutral product range (from cradle to gate). Forbo is taking another step towards a more sustainable world.

The sustainable flooring choice

There is one more great reason to take an interest in Marmoleum.
You are choosing a floor that is CO₂ neutral (from cradle to gate). The trees and plants used for creating linoleum during their growing life have
absorbed an amount of CO₂ that exceeds the amount of CO₂ that is emitted during the production process. WITHOUT OFFSETTING Each square meter of Marmoleum is helping to reduce CO₂ emissions

Both the Assendelft and Kirkcaldy linoleum plants are modern production environments that operate on 100% green electricity.

co2 neutral

The Marmoleum product range is carbon dioxide (CO2) neutral (from cradle to gate) because the natural crops of jute, flax and trees absorb much carbon dioxide and the production process costs little energy. To be able to produce a CO2 neutral floor covering that not only lasts for over 30 years but is also bio-degradable at its end of life, is truly unique.


100% transparency in the EPD

To prove the eco-friendliness of our linoleum product, Forbo uses several assessments. The first is the life cycle assessment (LCA) technique resulting in an environmental product declaration (EPD). This declaration, which is transparent and third-party verified, is based on a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, to ultimate disposal or recycling.

This technique takes all the following aspects into account: environmental impact of raw material acquisition, energy use and efficiency, content of materials and chemical substances, emissions to air, soil and water and waste generation.

View the EPDs of our Marmoleum floors

CNCF case study

Restoring Australian Biodiversity

Marmoleum is not only a CO2 neutral product (from cradle to gate) reducing your projects embodied carbon it now also contributes to restoring Australia's natural landscapes through our partnership with the Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund.

Every square metre of Marmoleum installed now contributes to restoring Australian native forests. CNCF plants native trees creating long term carbon sinks which in addition to capturing carbon provide habitat and protection of local native species.

Find out more about our tree planting program

Eco labels & certification

A sense of responsibility towards the environment and subsequent generations are important components of our daily activities. We are constantly working to further develop our products and make the production process more climate-friendly.

Our products receive many worldwide quality marks and certifications for being environmentally friendly. Forbo Marmoleum is the most durable floor in the world, so we are proud that environmental experts confirm this statement.

More about our environmental labels

Australia eco labels for marmoleum

For further information

  • Marmoleum sheet EPD

    Marmoleum sheet

  • Planting trees through Marmoleum FAQ flyer

    FAQ Flyer
    Planting trees through Marmoleum

  • Discover Linoleum, Love Marmoleum Brochure

    Discover Linoleum
    a CO2 neutral produced product

Do you have any questions about the sustainability of our products or which steps you can take? Your Forbo representative will be happy to visit you to discuss this further. Fill in the contact form