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Marmoleum - our linoleum brand

The best natural flooring solution

Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials, it’s truly CO₂ neutral (cradle to gate) without offsetting. Thanks to the great Topshield pro surface finish it offers the ultimate protection for the endless possibilities in colour and design.

The best natural flooring solution: Marmoleum, linoleum flooring

THE ULTIMATE FLOORING SOLUTION

Marmoleum is our linoleum brand, also referred to as 'lino'. Made from natural raw materials and is produced CO₂ neutral from cradle to gate, it is the ultimate flooring solution in many ways.

Marmoleum is designed for spaces to work, learn, play, heal, cure, recharge, relax or socialise, renowned for its durability, sustainability, quality and innovative designs. With millions of square metres installed all over the world, Marmoleum is the best resilient natural flooring solution available on the market.

Marmoleum designs are naturally beautiful ➔
✔ Endless possibilities in colours & designs

Marmoleum is eco-friendly ➔
✔ Made from natural raw materials
✔ CO₂ neutral, without offsetting
✔ Recyclable
✔ GECA and Red List Free certified
✔ Contributes to healthy interiors
✔ Plastic free
✔ Every m² of Marmoleum installed contributes to regenerating native forests and habitats through our partnership with Carbon Positive Australia

Marmoleum is strong & durable
✔ Excellent performance with Topshield pro surface finish
✔ Durable and has a great appearance
✔ Low cost of ownership
✔ Easy to clean
✔ Naturally bacteriostatic and allergy friendly

MARMOLEUM IS BEAUTIFUL - The most attractive designs

Marmoleum is designed for spaces to work, learn, play, heal, cure, recharge, relax or socialise. Would you like to see how others apply Marmoleum, then please have a look at our 'Marmoleum case studies' part of our website.

Discover the natural beauty of Marmoleum flooring with over 300 colours & designs, ranging from marbled to linear and concrete, available in sheet, tile & plank. Additionally, design and colour combinations can be custom-made for your specific needs.

ORDER A FREE SAMPLE

Receive a free sample, so you can experience the natural look and feel of Marmoleum flooring for real. Note that the samples below are only a fraction of the available colour and design combinations available.

1. Choose a tile from the overview of colours & designs below
2. You will be forwarded to the product page
3. Click “Order a sample”
4. Fill in your details to receive the sample

MARMOLEUM IS STRONG, DURABLE & EASY TO MAINTAIN

With millions of square meters installed all over the world, we have learned what to improve in functional flooring aspects. Marmoleum is the ultimate flooring solution in many ways. The improved Topshield pro surface finish, developed with the latest technology and based on our years of experience, keeps the appearance for longer and makes the surface even for easier cleaning.

3x better – A stronger floor

With the latest innovative step from Topshield pro to Topshield pro surface finish, we can proudly say that Marmoleum is the best natural flooring solution. This has been proved by TÜVRheinland, one of the world’s leading testing service providers.
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Better wear performance – Our thicker surface finish makes Marmoleum even more resistant to wear, ensuring a great design appearance for longer.

Better stain resistance – The new and improved surface finish technology makes Marmoleum even more resistant to stains, to evolve with the changing requirements like the use of hand disinfectants in many places.

Better floor care – The innovative application and the improved smooth surface of Marmoleum with Topshield pro secure a uniform and consistent protection for your floor. As a result, the surface has less dirt build-up and is easier to clean.

Learn more about Topshield pro

Marmoleum - Topshield pro - 3x better AU

But there are more benefits…

Low cost of ownership - Marmoleum has a very long lifetime.

Resistant to water even during long exposure, without the need for welding.

No chemicals – No wax sealer or polish is needed to ensure the optimal appearance for years.

Superior hygiene properties – On the surface of Marmoleum bacteria like MRSA cannot grow, and the smooth surface also makes it easy to keep clean.

Health consciousness – Marmoleum with Topshield pro has natural bacteriostatic properties allergy friendly, has low emissions, eco and human toxic-free and is plastic-free.

Linoleum Flooring 3358 and 3360 in a commercial office + eco-labels

Marmoleum innovations

Older Marmoleum floors (+25 years old) are often the foundation for pre-assumptions around the characteristics of Marmoleum. These floors are still performing well due to their durable character, but are from a different generation and not comparable to Marmoleum that is supplied today.

Through time, Marmoleum has been undergoing product innovations that are severely improving its properties to one of the best performing and sustainable resilient floors. Innovations in adhesives, surface treatment and linoleum technology mean that Marmoleum today is among the best scratch, stain and water-resistant flooring products on the market.

MARMOLEUM IS NATURAL - THE sustainable flooring choice

Marmoleum is a natural resilient floor made from natural raw materials, it is produced CO2 neutral – from cradle to gate.

Made by nature

Marmoleum, Forbo's brand for linoleum, is a floor made from natural raw materials. The key raw materials used in linoleum 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.

These raw materials are obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in just 12 months' time.

Marmoleum is CO₂ Neutral

When choosing for Marmoleum, you are actually choosing a floor that is CO₂ neutral, by nature. The raw materials used for creating linoleum have absorbed such an amount of CO₂ during the time the plants, trees, and crops have grown, that this amount of CO₂ exceeds the amount of CO₂ that is emitted while making the product. Each square metre of Marmoleum delivers a bonus to the environment and reduces CO₂ emissions, as well as helping to restore Australia's natural biodiversity with our partnership with Carbon Positive Australia.

Marmoleum is a recyclable product

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 basically could be composted and returned to earth as nutrients to the new grown rapid natural raw materials.

This is the only way to capture CO₂ in a product, avoiding off-setting necessity. The use of recycled, up-cycled (i.e. cocoa shells and tall oil) and re-used materials is a circular economy principle that has been applied in Marmoleum for ages already.

Circular economy

Contributing to healthy interiors

Floor coverings are an intrinsic part of the built environment, they are omnipresent in every square meter of our schools, healthcare institutions, workplaces, leisure centres and our home. Today more than half of the world’s population, over 54%, are living in urbanised areas. On average, we are spending around 80%-90% of our time indoors, and this will only increase. The quality of indoor environments and therefore the attention for green architecture and healthy buildings are becoming more and more important.

Forbo’s Marmoleum floors are designed to contribute to a safe, hygienic and comfortable indoor environment. It is our mission to design and offer floor products that positively affect the health and comfort of the individual.

Marmoleum - Benefits for health

Making Marmoleum is an art

The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand. Our linoleum flooring is made in our manufacturing plants in Europe, Assendelft and Scotland both ISO 9001 and 14001 certified.

Making Marmoleum flooring is an art, which you cannot learn at any trade – or craft school. In fact, only a handful of people know how to make Marmoleum.

Determining the correct mixture of ingredients, allowing the right time for raw materials to settle, and applying the correct temperature & pressure are skills Marmoleum experts must master. We are proud of our experts, as they take pride in creating our Marmoleum floors.

Inspiring Marmoleum case studies

  • Dalby School atrium pattern marmoleum marbled

    Dalby Skole

    playing with colours

    Dalby Skole - playing with colours

    The project of the architecture office Nova5 Arkitekter for an expansion of Dalby Skole in Kolding is distinguished by its playing through an exceptionally colourful score. With its expressionist use of colours on the 3,000 m² floor surface, the environment evokes an atmosphere of light and joy, of security and reflection.

    An “educational staircase” displays a scale of eight tonal shades of green Marmoleum. It touches on the themes of growth and health, and also on the nuances of a step-by-step learning process. For the younger children, the staircase is based on blue tones, the symbol of peace and harmony.

    Forbo Marmoleum was chosen for its wide choice of tonal graduations, in particular the yellow-blue and yellow-green colour scales.

  • RMIT University Stimulated Hospital Space - Marmoleum Flooring

    RMIT Simulated Health

    Proven performance

    RMIT Simulated Health - Proven performance

    RMIT University has recently completed a new, impressive health simulation ward to train our future healthcare providers. This project included a state-of-the-art hospital situation ward, training bathroom as well as areas for community and mental health.

    The architect selected Marmoleum flooring because of its proven performance within the healthcare sector, ease of maintenance, leading sustainability attributes (Produced CO2 neutral cradle to gate) and with a vast colour pallet to choose from. The creative lines and dimensions on the floor were installed via the highly skilled Marmoleum installers from Asset Flooring Group Melbourne.

  • Green and Grey Marmoleum lino floor covering installed at Australian Sports Museum

    Australian Sports Museum

    THE sustainable flooring choice

    Australian Sports Museum - THE sustainable flooring choice

    The Australian Sports Museum in Melbourne is home to Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia and has recently received a new makeover.

    Focusing on incorporating the latest technology to create an interactive and unique exhibit. The Australian Sports Museum bring the stories of Australian sport to life in a fun and engaging way, which encourages visitors to be a part of the story as they explore all the rich history of Australian sporting culture.

    Forbo’s Marmoleum sheet was chosen due to the wide range of colour options, and it was possible to cut designs cut out of Marmoleum, which can then be installed seamlessly together – allowing specifiers to place different coloured floor coverings side by side.

If you'd like to see how others apply Marmoleum, discover our Marmoleum project case studies ➔