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Flooring for Leisure & Hospitality

The ultimate visitor experience

Wondering what's the best flooring for the hospitality and leisure sector? Selecting the ideal flooring for these venues is an important decision. Flooring should not only durable and practical, but also attractive to create a warm, welcoming environment for the ultimate visitor experience.

Elegant high-end carpet textile flooring for Hotels - Flotex Chrysler Sapphire 261402

Leisure & Hospitality

The ideal floor for the hospitality & leisure sector

From theatre or stadium visits, hotels or campsites, dinner or lunch in a restaurant, to relaxing in the sauna. There are many factors that designers need to consider when designing the interior space for these venues. The flooring is one of them. It has to be chosen not just for its aesthetic appeal but also because it should stand up against wear and tear, and be easy to clean.

The ambience and the interior scheme of the space are crucial factors in giving visitors the ultimate visitor experience.

Forbo offers an extensive flooring product portfolio to help turn a visitor's experience into a unique delight, our flooring systems include a range of resilient vinyl sheets, luxury vinyl tiles/planks, linoleum, carpets, entrance matting, accessories, and underpayments for all your flooring needs.

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The impact of the interior scheme and the overall ambience play a crucial role in giving them the ultimate visitor experience.


Spaces in Leisure & Hospitality

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    Public locations

    Overall ambiance

    Public locations

    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 portfolio of products makes it easy for you to choose the perfect flooring to set the tone in your venue.

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    Travel, bars and restaurants

    Take a break

    Travel, bars and restaurants

    Taking time out travelling, a bite to eat and time to relax is often top of visitor's priority lists, and so creating a chic yet comfortable place for them to take a break can ensure they make the most of their time with you. Whether you want to bring the outside in with the natural look of wood and stone, or if you want to create a cosy, warm atmostphere, Forbo Flooring has a wide choice of products to suit your needs.

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    Walking bare foot in wellness areas requires a clean and safe floor. Our Step safety flooring offers you both and in the most attractive designs. There are several levels of safety flooring depending on the required safety norms. Within the several levels designs can be combined so that you follow all the regulations but the area still looks good.

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    Acoustics & Hygienic


    For hotel owners, transfer of noise to neighbouring rooms and rooms located below must be limited where possible. The less you hear of chairs being moved around and/or ‘clickclack’ stiletto heels, the better it is. Beside the acoustics properties of a floor, the hygienic properties are also important for hotel owners. Floors that are easy to clean will make sure that your hotel personel will be able to bring the rooms back in tiptop condition, whithout spending to much time on it.


Products to use in Leisure & Hospitality

Custom flooring - you choose what it looks like

Within our Custom flooring you can design your own unique floor with our digital print techniques in Flotex, Eternal project vinyl and Coral entrance flooring and the refined Aquajet cutting technique for Marmoleum flooring.

Coral Logo Ammonite Hotel

Coral - entrance systems

By keeping out dirt and moisture at the entrance, cleaning costs can be cut by up to 65%.

Our Coral collection has been the market leading, textile entrance flooring brand for 50 years. It offers more choice than ever before with attractive and sustainable clean-off systems and is available in styles and constructions to suit all applications, budgets and aesthetic requirements. Coral entrance floors can prolong the life of your floor as well as greatly reduce cleaning costs and the risk of slipping.
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Flotex – flocked flooring

Fotex is a unique textile floor covering that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is a strong and hygienic floor, and being completely waterproof, it is also the only truly washable textile floor. Explore the collections below or watch the Flotex video for inspiration.

There are over 70 million fibres per m² in Flotex, which provide a slip resistant surface in both wet and dry conditions. Flotex fibres are flexible and comfortable under foot and thanks to their density and strength they return to their original shape.
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Tessera Chroma Camisole 3621 -Tangerine 3623 -Tuxedo 3606

Tessera – carpet tiles

Tessera has an wide range of multi-construction carpet tiles. Various formats are available including planks and XL tiles enabling creative floor design. It reduces the impact noise to up to 30dB. Random lay ranges are available, reducing installation waste to 2%.
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Marmoleum – linoleum sheet and tile

Our Marmoleum floor coverings are natural floors associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative designs.

Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials and is the most sustainable flooring choice. It is a CO2 neutral produced floor covering, measured from cradle to gate. The more than 300 colours & designs allow for beautiful, colourful floor designs.

All Marmoleum floors have a Topshield pro finish, meaning they are scratch and scuff resistant, which makes it an easy to maintain flooring with long lasting appearance retention.
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Eureka Museum Marmoleum Aquajet
Alegro Montijo food court

Allura – luxury vinyl tiles

Are you looking for the aesthetics of natural wood and stone floors with the advantages of strong and comfortable vinyl tiles? Explore our Allura LVT collections. Warm underfoot, excellent dimensional stability, easy installation and maintenance. We offer our LVT designs in several constructions to make sure there is always a suitable choice for your application.
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Eternal – general purpose vinyl sheet

A general purpose vinyl is perfect for waiting areas where a durable solution is key. Eternal is available in realistic wood effects, stone and abstract designs, a broad palette of colours and some digitally printed visuals which are designed to inspire.
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Sarlon | Modul'up 2021

Sarlon | Modul’up – acoustic vinyl sheet

Forbo Flooring has over 30 years experience and industry knowledge in this specialist field and has produced over 100 million m2 of acoustic floor coverings. Sarlon | Modul’up is phthalate free and offers a wide range of colours and designs.

Sarlon | Modul’up is an excellent all-round performer ideal for areas where noise pollution can be an issue. Sarlon | Modul’up has an impact sound reduction of 15-19 dB. It requires minimum cleaning and maintenance and is available in an extensive range of colours and designs. Sarlon | Modul’up can be installed in heavy traffic areas and offers all the benefits of a loose lay installation.

● Downtime reduced in busy buildings
● Immediate use of the building (no adhesive, no odors)
● Easy to remove after installation
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Step – safety vinyl sheet

Step is perfect for areas prone to spillages, the Step collection offers varying levels of slip resistance from R10-R12. PUR pearl finish means Step is resistant to scuff marks and improves the ease of cleaning and maintenance. Particles in the wear layer of all Forbo Step safety floors guarantee lifetime sustainable slip resistance. Step is available in over 60 designs in wood and stone effects.
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Step safety vinyl
Fabscrap F50004 & F50037

Sphera – homogeneous vinyl sheet

The SMART-top surface finish ensures that Sphera has a high resistance to chemicals, scratches and stains, which makes it a perfect flooring solution for high traffic environments. Sphera is a homogeneous vinyl which is easy to clean and phthalate free, which provides a hygienic indoor environment. The in-line coating and subsequent embossing ensure superior appearance and durability.
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Custom flooring

Make it your own

Image is probably the most important factor, which is why companies in the hospitality and leisure branch all try to create their own unique experience. Many owners want to make their mark on the interior. There are countless options of course, though we mustn’t forget that interiors also need to move with the times and therefore don’t always need to last for decades.

So decide beforehand how long your furniture and floor must last. Are you looking for a floor for the next 20 years? A timeless design floor such as Marmoleum is the ideal choice. If a shorter life cycle is acceptable, a more outspoken flooring can also be an option.

When designing a digitally printed floor, it can be quirky as you like. A fairytale landscape, champagne bubbles or motorway cutting across your restaurant? No problem. A floor with a unique print certainly reinforces your identity. It can also contribute to routing, which can be very advantageous, working constructively and sometimes also lowering thresholds. The quality is extremely important, what could be worse than seeing the design which is your heart and soul becoming shabby because the print is not properly protected?

Within our Custom Design flooring you can design your own unique floor with our digital print techniques in Flotex, Eternal project vinyl and Coral entrance flooring and the refined Aquajet cutting technique for Marmoleum flooring.

There are virtually no limits to what can be achieved in terms of aesthetic design, colour and intricate detailing.

Fact: First impressions are crucial in this sector.

Flotex Vision digital print

As Flotex flocked flooring has over 70 million fibres per square metre, it provides a unique high density substrate for printing. As a result, vibrant designs and true to life visuals can be printed in high level photographic resolutions. All desired colour shades, tones and hues can be achieved.

Digital print offers an infinite number of design options ranging from abstracts with an intricate colour spectre to realistic images of grass, sand or water, or any picture projected on your floor. Create 3D depth or a “trompe l‘oeil” effect on your floor.

Visit our flotex vision website and explore the designs

Bespoke Flotex Digital Print

Digitally printed vinyl flooring

Bespoke Digital Print is a revolutionary printed vinyl flooring that presents a dramatic and bespoke opportunity to create one off flooring designs that are focal points for interiors.

Choose from thousands of images that are licenced and ready to be reproduced or design your own floor. Whatever the type, size, scale or complexity of design, our Digital Print delivers pin sharp and vivid images as a result of 6 colour, 600dpi (high resolution) digital printing.

Our advanced digital printing technology enables striking floor visuals that cannot be achieved with conventional print techniques. It enables you to design your own unique floor in the high quality of our heterogeneous vinyl sheet flooring.
More information about Digital Printing

Questacon ACT - Eternal digitally printed flooring

Designing with Marmoleum

Are you looking for something unique on your floor? That is also sustainable and durable? Our Designing with Marmoleum selection offers you just that. With our Aquajet technique we can create the most precise and detailed floor designs. From laser engraved Marmoleum tiles to exciting designs created by international designers.

Leeds City Museum UK | Archidea 39 | Marmoleum Aquajet

Coral Logo entrance flooring

Great looks for a great welcome. Forbo offers a bespoke print and cut-out design service to create your own unique entrance mat. Forbo Coral Logo entrance flooring will retain its looks whilst keeping out dirt and moist for years to come.

Coral logo entrance flooring



Acoustics plays an important role in many sub sectors within the leisure segment, and the acoustics requirements will vary from establishment to establishment. For hotel owners, transfer of noise to neighbouring rooms and rooms located below must be limited where possible, while acoustics is a total package which is essential in raising perception to a higher level in a theatre or cinema.

Carpet is therefore a popular choice in hotels, because it greatly reduces contact noise. Another floor solution within the leisure segment is the hybrid form which is somewhere between hard and soft flooring. A floor which feels soft but has a waterproof back, made from nylon and nylon fibres, for example. It gives the look and feel of a carpet but is suitable for wet cleaning like a hard floor. Hygiene and great contact noise reduction in one and the same floor therefore.

Fact: People talk even more loudly when there is a lot of noise.

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Marmoleum Walton 3359 restaurant

This type of floor is also increasingly used in cinemas and theatres because of the ease of maintenance and cleaning. As already mentioned, such flooring helps contribute to good acoustics, especially in terms of absorption of walking noise.
Contact noise often also plays a role in restaurants and pubs. The less you hear of chairs being moved around and/or ‘clickclack’ stiletto heels, the easier a conversation becomes. A hybrid product is a good flooring solution in these areas, being easy to clean thanks to the vinyl back, and absorbing noise through the textile top layer. Flotex is an example of such a hybrid floor: a high-tech flooring which looks like carpet and feels warm and comfortable.

An alternative could be to fit a standard vinyl floor: it gives much less walking noise and other annoying contact noises than wood, for example, and can simply be wiped clean. Vinyl floors offer no end of possibilities in terms of looks: wood, concrete, colours; virtually anything goes. It can even be digitally printed with any image, pattern, logo or artwork of your choice.

And finally, some technical data. Flotex gives a contact noise reduction of 20 dB, the average carpet tile 23 dB and the new special soft back tiles no less than 28 dB. Would you prefer a hard floor? There are acoustic versions of Marmoleum and project vinyl, which can reduce noise transfer by maximum 17 dB. 

Fast Flooring

Reduce downtime, choose Fast Flooring

In Leisure & Hospitality environments speed of installation can be an important factor when choosing a floor. With our Fast Flooring collection we can change your floor in no-time, so you can stay open for your customers. The Fast Fit collection is Quick, Easy and Economical

Many of the products can be fitted over existing floors and as they don’t need to be installed with adhesive, they can reduce installation time by over 50%. The floor is ready for immediate use after installation, no need to wait 48 hours before using with heavy traffic.

The Fast flooring tiles and planks simply click together using a mallet and, as no adhesive is required on any Fast Flooring product, they are easier to install. There are no adhesive odours, frequently less disruption and dust, and floors can be walked on immediately after installation.

A reduction in downtime can mean substantial savings for the client, and as there’s no need for adhesives, there’s a potential saving on installation costs.

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Colorex Plus interlocking tiles

Colorex Plus is a high performance floor covering system consisting of adhesive free tiles for all application areas where expensive sub floor preparation or downtime is an issue.

Specific sub floor treatment or preparation is not necessary as long as the floor is reasonably level. Colorex Plus can be installed without disruption to activities and it can be used immediately after installation, even by fork lift trucks.

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Allura Puzzle

Allura Puzzle interlocking tiles

Are you looking for realistic wood or stone designs that are easy to install? Our Allura Puzzle collections offer you just that.

The Allura Puzzle tiles are, as the name already says, puzzled together. It is that easy. Protected by our exclusive lacquering system your floor will not only look great, it will also stand the test of time.

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Get inspired by our references

Many Leisure & Hospitality facilities worldwide are using Forbo floor coverings. Visit our reference section and get inspired by worldwide reference project.
Explore our Leisure & Hospitality references

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To create your floor and make up your mind what would fit best we have several tools and services. Our floorplanner helps you to place our floors in any environment. Upload a picture of your room to the floorplanner and combine several floors so you can see how it looks.
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Floorplanner guide

Global player

Global partnerships

The responsibility for forging global partnerships with key clients is entrusted to our most experienced Key Account Managers. Dedicated to customer care, their only remit is to ensure that Forbo delivers a flooring solution that is ideally suited to your needs.

• We can supply international quotations and have experience with international order processes and local regulations
• We manage international logistics
• We have 20 years partnerships with worldwide customers

As a global partner we stand next to you on a local level. Our design team can offer guidance and assistance as required. Our technicians speak the language of the flooring installers and in this way everybody is aligned.

Leading global manufacturer

• Forbo Flooring Systems is part of the Swiss Forbo Group

• Key figures Forbo Group 2019:
> Net sales 1282.2 CHF Mio
> Employees 5.600

• A worldwide presence:
> 25 production facilities and distribution companies
> 6 assembly centers
> 48 pure sales organizations in a total of 38 countries across the globe

• European manufacturer with factories in The United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Russia.

• European logistics and responsiveness

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Leading in sustainability

We care about you and the environment

• We have received various labels and certification for your products and or production facilities.
• All of our manufacturing sites are ISO certified. Raw materials are used efficiently, waste is recycled whenever possible.
• We are committed to social responsibility, the Forbo sites are certified according to SA8000.

creating better environments

Reliable service

We offer you:
• A sole source of supply for all your flooring requirements
• Local advice, support and cross border project management
• Efficiencies of scale, certainty of supply and rapid delivery

Above all one single contract and one single point of contact to save you time and money.

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Sales team

Think global, act local

Local teams working with local representatives

Throughout the duration of a project, your Forbo Key Account Manager serves as your single point of contact for any questions, from anywhere in the world.

We believe that this approach saves you time, eliminate hassle and uncertainty and ensures consistency and reliability, no matter how complex your project.