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.
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.
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.
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.
See the people behind the product Marmoleum
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.
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.
Watch the video to find out how we make Marmoleum
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.
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!