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Marmoleum - Live forward

The path to a real carbon neutral building is made from natural raw materials, not plastic. Our linoleum brand, Marmoleum, contributes to a healthy and sustainable indoor environment.

Forbo has been manufacturing linoleum flooring over the last 125 years, under the brand Marmoleum - the sustainable flooring choice.

Follow the true CO2-neutral path

Made from 97% natural raw materials, it is CO2 neutral - without the need for offsetting and arguably one of the most sustainable floor coverings available globally.
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Linoleum eco flooring

About Linoleum

The natural flooring choice for over 150 years

Forbo has been manufacturing linoleum flooring over the last 125 years, under the brand Marmoleum - A natural floor covering made from 97% natural raw materials and is CO2 neutral from cradle to gate - without the need for offsetting.

Marmoleum is the most sustainable resilient floor available it contains no phthalates, no plasticisers and no mineral oil.

Marmoleum, linoleum flooring taking the green road

Natural by nature 🍃

Our Marmoleum flooring is created from linseed oil, pine rosin, wood flour and other natural ingredients, which is naturally biodegradable.Click here to find out more
Marmoleum is produced in a modern and efficient production environment running on green electricity, the production of this floor covering is actually carbon negative from cradle to gate.

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COP26 global climate summit: how we support climate goals

Taking a step further

Restoring Australia's natural biodiversity
Forbo Flooring Systems Australia has partnered with Carbon Positive Australia to plant native Australian trees and shrubs to help restore Australia's biodiversity. Not as an offset program rather as regeneration, since Marmoleum is already CO2 neutral from cradle to gate.

Over the past two years we have managed to plant over 12,000 trees/shrubs and plan to plant many more this year and beyond. Click here to find out more.

Tree Planting Program with Marmoleum Australia

Made by humans

Because Marmoleum floors are made from natural raw materials we depend highly on humans who guide the process of harvesting and preparing the raw materials for further transportation and preparation.

Only when this process is perfectly organised, our craftsmen in the factory can make high quality Marmoleum out of it.
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Social accountability
We care for the people that touch our business, from employees to suppliers. That’s most of our manufacturing sites in Europe are certified to SA8000®. The SA8000 Standard is one of the world’s preeminent social standards which aims to protect workers along each step of the supply chain.

Marmoleum human made

History of linoleum flooring

When was Marmoleum / linoleum invented?
Linoleum floor covering is over 150 years old after first being invented by Frederik Walton. At the time linoleum was the first resilient floor covering.

The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand over the last 125 years. Making Marmoleum is an art, which is not learned at any trade or craft school.

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Marmoleum - Order your free colour sample!

Discover the beautiful colours Marmoleum has to offer by selecting your favourite colour in the brochure below, you will be redirected to the Marmoleum product page. From here you can order a free sample by clicking on the button 'Order a sample'

Impressive case studies

Over 100 years and more, linoleum has found its way into an incredibly large number of buildings all over the world. Such 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!
Take inspiration from our 100+ Marmoleum case studies
Marmoleum offers a wealth of colour options, scuff and scratch resistance, coupled with the possibility to repair damaged surfaces making it the ideal flooring solution for numerous of segment applications.

Australian Sports Museum

Where to buy Marmoleum flooring?

Forbo Flooring Systems is a European flooring manufacturer that supplies to numerous of flooring retailers across Australia & New Zealand.

To find your local Forbo supplier, please fill in our Distributor locator form and we'll get in touch.

Did you know Forbo Flooring Systems Australia have supplied Australian commercial projects and homes with flooring and building products since 1961!
2021 marks 60 years of Forbo in Australia!

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Marmoleum CO2 Neutral cradle-to-gate

Products

Marmoleum Products

A natural winner! Our linoleum floor coverings with the Marmoleum brand are natural floors associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design.

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Marmoleum products

Characteristics of Marmoleum

Marmoleum, Forbo brand for Linoleum, is phthalates free, alllergy approved and is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate). Find out more about all special characteristics of Marmoleum.

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Marmoleum Raw Materials

How it's made

The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand. Making Marmoleum flooring 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.

Find out how we make Marmoleum

Marmoleum factory

Raw materials

Marmoleum, Forbo's brand for linoleum, is a floor made from natural raw materials. This makes Marmoleum the sustainable flooring choice. Find out more about the ingredients we use to make our Marmoleum.
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Marmoleum and other flooring types

With the enormous variety of floors, we can imagine that it's not always easy to know the difference between different flooring types. We explain what the difference is in build up of linoleum and vinyl, PVC, synthetic and rubber flooring solutions.

Marmoleum and other flooring types

Marmoleum

Combinable with other products

All Marmoleum collections offer you endless possibilities to mix and match, even with other Forbo flooring products such as our entrance flooring solution Coral, Flotex flocked flooring and Impressa naturally PVC free flooring.

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Marmoleum & Coral

Health

Healthy indoor environments

Floor coverings are an intrinsic part of the built environment, they are omnipresent in every square meter of our schools, health care institutions, workplaces, leisure centers, and our home. Forbo Marmoleum floors are designed to contribute to a safe, hygienic, and comfortable environment, adding to your health.

Why is Marmoleum so healthy?

Marmoleum in education

Environment

Marmoleum CO2 neutral (without carbon offsetting)

The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) without carbon offsetting and does not affect worldwide climate change. It combines ecological values with contemporary design and offers an important contribution to a sustainable world.

Carbon offsetting means that the CO2 emissions are not actually reduced in the production of the floor but rather by taking other initiatives like planting trees to compensate for the emission after the production cycle. The manufacturing of Marmoleum is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) by itself without the need to purchase carbon offsets.
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CO2 neutral Marmoleum from cradle to gate

Supporting the COP26 climate goals

At Forbo Flooring Systems, we support the objectives that have been set for this year's COP26, the global UN climate summit that takes place in Glasgow. We take pride in being actively involved in the dialogue by close contact with policymakers and influencers to share our views and solutions where we can.

Connect with us online as we follow the news and developments at and around this seminal event. We will keep you informed on the expectations, the progress and the result of the COP26 talks with special guests such as WorldGBC CEO, Cristina Gamboa.

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Circular Marmoleum

The restoring capacity of natural resources is the basis for the circular economy. In essence, linoleum is a bio-cycle product, this means that the natural raw materials can be composted and returned to earth as nutrients to the new grown rapid natural raw materials. Another alternative is clean energy generation at the end of useful life reducing the reliance on fossil fuels.

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Collaborations and partnerships

Forbo Flooring Systems partners with international associations and bodies in setting up pilot projects and alliances in which innovations and new developments can be tested and introduced. They are particularly valuable when it comes to developing for the circular economy.

We work with European institutions such as the European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers' Institute, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, the European Carpet and Rug Association and other industry leaders such as the Green Building Council, universities and innovative start-ups. All to continuously improve the environmental profile of our company and product portfolio.

In 2021, Forbo Flooring Systems has joined the global action network World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), to help transform the building and construction sector across three strategic areas – climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity.
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Market applications

Marmoleum in different segments

  • Education

    Education

    Health and risk avoidance

    Marmoleum in education

    From pre-school to higher education, educational establishments demand attractive, hardwearing, low maintenance, safe, and sustainable flooring solutions. Durability and hygiene are important in areas used by children and young adults.

    Our most sustainable flooring solution, Marmoleum offers a wealth of color options, superior scuff and scratch resistance, coupled with the possibility to repair damaged surfaces.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare

    Infection control

    Marmoleum in healthcare

    When it comes to infection control and stopping Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), what better place to start than from the flooring up? Our Marmoleum products are proven to inhibit the growth and spread of infections such as MRSA, Norovirus and C Difficile, helping to contribute to a healthier and more hygienic environment in any area of a hospital.

  • Public buildings

    Public buildings

    Durability for high traffic

    Marmoleum in public buildings

    Working together with many government estates, local authorities and facilities managers - Forbo currently helps clients in the public sector continually achieve value for money by offering a fully integrated portfolio, delivered by one trusted supplier and supported by a dedicated Key Account Team.

  • Leisure hospitality

    Leisure & Hospitality

    Marmoleum in Leisure & Hospitality

    A visitors experience at any leisure venue is about much more than just the activities they get involved in while there. The impact of the interior scheme and the overall ambiance play a crucial role in giving them the ultimate visitor experience.

    From their initial impression on entering the building, right through to where they eat or shop, Forbo's Marmoleum portfolio makes it easy for you to choose the perfect flooring to set the tone in your venue.

  • Office

    Commercial offices

    Marmoleum in Commercial Offices

    The colors you use in your office should change with the type of business being conducted in the office. Your image is being projected, and judgments being made, the moment your door is opened. The right choice for your office colors can ensure that your image is a positive one.

  • Senior care

    Senior care

    Marmoleum in Senior Care

    We recognize that when it comes to choosing floor coverings for senior care facilities, the decision is about more than just function and performance. Creating an ambiance that helps people to feel comfortable and relaxed is an essential requirement, in addition to making sure that the finishes can stand up to the daily demands.

  • retail

    Retail

    Marmoleum in Retail

    A shoppers experience in any retail environment is about more than just the products you can buy. Creating the perfect environment in which customers feel relaxed and comfortable is key. From the first impression as they enter to the ease of navigation. Select the perfect Marmoleum flooring for your store.

  • Social housing

    Social Housing

    Marmoleum in Social Housing

    When it comes to major housing projects, we recognize that you need more than just a supplier. Our experience in collaborative working and involvement from the early stages of a project means we can provide a dedicated support service for affordable housing, helping you to choose the most appropriate product.

  • industry

    Industry

    Marmoleum in Industry

    Forbo Flooring Systems is an international market leader with a wealth of experience in providing ESD and cleanroom flooring with its well recognized Colorex brand.

    Forbo offers a range of products to meet the needs of a variety of industrial environments. From ISO standard cleanrooms and static control flooring demanded in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries, to specialist flooring in general areas within an industrial site.

  • Transport

    Transport

    Marmoleum in Transport

    A truly comprehensive product portfolio with leading edge products designed to meet the specific requirements of the rail, marine, bus and coach segments.

  • Marmoleum sport

    Sport

    Marmoleum in Sport

    When it comes to Sport venues, we know that the safety and comfort of your clients is your top priority. We have a complete portfolio of floor coverings to cover your requirements without compromising on the style and visual impact of your venue.

  • Furniture linoleum

    Furniture

    Furniture Linoleum

    Forbo Furniture Linoleum is a natural surfacing material that delivers the finishing touch for all high end furniture designs such as desks, chairs, stools, cabinets, doors and displays. It is renowned for its elegance and durability. The mat surface and it's warm, soft texture make it a unique furniture surfacing solution.

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Order a free Marmoleum sample

From how they’re made to how they perform, we make truly sustainable floors that are good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment.

Are you new to Marmoleum? We offer you the opportunity to discover our Marmoleum products for free. If you are already familiar with Marmoleum we offer you the opportunity to order a free Marmoleum color sample of a specific collection. Browse our collections and explore Marmoleum.

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"The path to real carbon neutral buildings is made from Natural Raw Materials, NOT PLASTIC"

Install & care

Installation & Floor Care

Forbo’s installation and maintenance support is offered through the sales subsidiaries and customer service departments of Forbo Flooring. Clear descriptions and manuals are available for our linoleum flooring coverings. Installation material and installation tools can be obtained from Forbo. Following the guidelines will assure lifetime performance of the floor and offer you a lasting appearance retention.

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Proven performance

Topshield² Marmoleum finish developed by Forbo has been designed as a highly performing finish to create a ‘ready to use floor’ that requires no initial maintenance or polymer application after installation or annually! It's even more resistant to dirt pick-up, less prone to wear and has improved resistance to scratches and stains!

In fact, Marmoleum with Topshield² has been is use for more than 15 years. We have sold over 100 million m² worldwide, therefore has a proven track record.

Because of its two layer system Marmoleum can be repaired or refreshed in cases of accidents or after years of use.
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