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Linoleum Flooring

CO2 Neutral Marmoleum

The natural beauty of a CO2 neutral floor covering (without offsetting) made to contribute to a healthy indoor environment. Marmoleum is versatile in its application and durable in use. It is an all-time modern classic.

Raw Materials Marmoleum

The story behind Marmoleum

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Linoleum is a 160-year-old innovation.

Marmoleum is our worldwide linoleum brand, which is known for its natural origin, durable character, versatility in its application and ease of care.

Benefits of Marmoleum:
GECA and Red List free certified
● A CO2 neutral product (from cradle to gate) more information
Allergy UK approved - it does not harbour house dust mites
● Every m2 of Marmoleum installed in Australia contributes to restoring Australian native forests. More information
● Scratches and gouges can be repaired insitu
● Can last 30+ years with the appropiate maintenance
● Various formats (rolls, planks, tiles, sheet)
Topshield2 factory finish reduces soiling, staining and scratches
● Excellent resistance to soiling and chemicals (test report available upon request)
● Naturally antibacterial for life – Kills MRSA and Norovirus

Why is Marmoleum so natural?

Plants are the main source of Marmoleum floors, as they grow they ultimately provide the natural ingredients for linoleum. The flax plant flowers produce linseed from which the vegetable oil is extracted. Rosin, which is responsibly extracted from certified re-planted pine forests, is combined with the linseed oil to form the very essence of linoleum.

Limestone and wood flour - residue from the recycled materials from the PEFC certified forestry industry - provide substance to the linoleum, while the fibres from the jute plant are used for the jute mesh carrier on which linoleum is calendared. Pigments colour the floor and give it its characteristic visual.

How it's made

The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 160 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand. Making Marmoleum flooring is an art, which you can not 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, applying the correct temperature & pressure are skills a Marmoleum Experts must master. We are proud of our experts, as they take pride in creating our Marmoleum floors.

Watch the video to find out how we make our Marmoleum

"Marmoleum is our worldwide linoleum brand, which is known for its natural origin, durable character, versatility in its application and easiness to clean and install."

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Antibacterial activity

One very specific and unique characteristic of linoleum floorings is its natural antibacterial properties Marmoleum's ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria stems from the natural raw materials that go into its production, namely linseed oil. An inherent property of the product, the bacteriostatic qualities of Marmoleum won't diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.

Third-party laboratory research* shows that Marmoleum floors restrain and reduces the activity of common bacteria including Ecoli and MRSA, thus enhancing the hygienic performance of the floor.
Industrial Microbiological Services Ltd. UK / 2018

Antimicrobial test results:

Marmoleum - Acinetobacter Baumannii Report
Marmoleum - C-Diff Report
Marmoleum - MRSA Report
Marmoleum - Norovirus Report
Namsa Efficacy Testing


Topshield2 is Forbo Floorings' high-performance UV-finish which is applied to all Marmoleum floor coverings.

Topshield2 resists staining, scuffing and scratching for lasting appearance retention and provides for easy cleaning and maintenance at lower intervals.

Because the finish of the floor can be refreshed the lifecycle of the floor can be prolonged as over time the floor continues to perform as it can be returned to its initial appearance. With Topshield2 the performance and appearance of the floor keep up even under longer cleaning and maintenance intervals.

Topshield2 Brochure

Marmoleum Life Cycle Costs
Allergy UK

Allergy approved flooring

Allergy UK has conducted a survey to ask people how they think about their workplace in relation to the presence of allergens. They concluded that close to 27% of working people could be allergic to their workplace.

Forbo's Marmoleum has been awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval as, with the correct cleaning and maintenance regime, it won't harbour dust mites, contributing to a better indoor environment for all. This is one of the reasons why Forbo's Marmoleum flooring has been awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™.

Allergy UK Marmoleum Certificate

Focus on nature

Marmoleum CO2 neutral

Made by nature

Forbo Flooring Marmoleum is manufactured from natural raw materials. Therefore the product is free from plasticizers and synthetic additives and low in emissions. It's the first true CO2 neutral resilient floor covering in the world, made to contribute to a healthy indoor environment. Carbon neutrality is achieved because of the growing phase of the natural ingredients and using 100% renewable electricity in production. Offsetting is not required!

Find out more information about Marmoleum CO2 neutral flooring solution.

Thank you for helping regenerate Australia's natural landscape by using Marmoleum!

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.

in 2019 we managed to plant over 6,000 trees this year and plan to plant may more in 2020 and beyond, thank you for choosing CO2 neutral Marmoleum flooring.

Find out where your trees have been planted

Tree planting program with the carbon neutral charitable fund

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Inspired by nature

Our Marmoleum has the largest resilient flooring colour bank, so it's applicable in every interior. The softer natural feel of Marbled coordinates well with woods and stones. Its blend of colors provides versatility when combining with other surfaces. The different patterns can be effortlessly mixed or used alone.

In our Floor planner you can combine different flooring patterns to see how they match.

Reliable by nature

Marmoleum Marbled is versatile in its application and durable in use. With the correct cleaning and care, it can last up to 30 years or even longer. Marmoleum floors have a proven track record, with millions of m2 installed on a yearly basis. They are easy to install with the net fit seam technology or Marmoweld (with a welding rod).

The Marmoleum Marbled collection contains structures and colors where dust and dirt are less visible. This is an advantage when you have a room with high traffic. All our Marmoleum floors are easy to clean, so it doesn't take too much time to keep your floor looking great.

Netfit Marmoleum Marbled Fresco

Marmoleum structures

Marmoleum Marbled - defining natural spaces

The Marmoleum Marbled collection provides the largest colour bank in resilient flooring, a beautiful array of authentic structures and designs that connect the colour and tones of the indoor space and at the same time keep a low profile.

If you want to see all structures and colours in one overview, please go to the Marmoleum Marbled overview page.

Marmoleum solid - defining pure spaces

Marmoleum Solid is a collection of five distinct individual textures that provide the foundation for creating pure and stunning contemporary spaces. This Marmoleum collection is the most modern display of what linoleum is capable of. The Cocoa range in the Solid collection has been awarded with the iF Design award.

If you want to see our five designs of the solid collection, please go to the Marmoleum Solid page.

Marmoleum Linear: defining spaces

The Marmoleum Striato collection presents exciting linear floor designs in both warm neutrals and outspoken bright colours. The organic linear pattern gives your floor a natural, homely feel. Striato Textura adds a tactile dimension with its natural embossing creating a vibrant floor that plays with the subtle shadows of floodlight.

Discover the 3 ranges of Marmoleum Linear page.

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Marmoleum modular - create your own style!

This collection allows you to create contemporary individual spaces that express your taste and application. The planks and tiles of Marmoleum Modular are created around visuals of wood, concrete, stone, and marble with additional accent colours. The designs are featured in a range of color tones that can be used to mix and match or on their own, both delivering a beautiful floor.

Discover the endless opportunities of Marmoleum Modular



Click on the images below and get inspired by the design possibilities that Marmoleum offers.

More information

Do you need more information?

Interested in our linoleum products, want to know more about installation, need to get hold of technical datasheets? Or maybe you want to contact one of our representatives to discuss different possibilities?

Please contact us to request a presentation or more information by clicking on one of the links below!

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