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Social Housing

Create an ambiance to feel at home

When it comes to major housing projects, we recognise 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 help you to choose the most appropriate products.

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Expertise in Social housing

Dedicated to serve you

When looking for the right floor covering for your home, many things play an important role: The floor covering should fit into the living environment and create an individual and inviting atmosphere that makes you feel at home. But aspects such as easy installation, ease of care, durability and healthy living also play an important role when choosing a new floor.

When it comes to large scale housing projects, we understand that you need more than just a supplier. Our role in major project delivery and involvement from the early stages means we can provide a specialist support service for the Social Housing sector, working with your designers and flooring contractors and helping you to choose the most appropriate product to meet your requirements.

We know you are looking for a floor covering that will stand up to the daily wear and tear of family life, while your tenants want colour and design to make their house a home.

From entrance to exit, whether new build or refurbishment, our integrated flooring portfolio specifically selected for the Social Housing sector can help you choose the right flooring solutions for your project.

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Spaces in Social housing

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    Protect interior floor finishes


    Entrance flooring is fundamental in the office environment. A well designed entrance flooring system will prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked in and thereby prolonges the life of interior flooring, reduces cleaning & maintenance costs and the potential for slip injuries. With both textile (Coral) and rigid (Nuway) Entrance Systems in our portfolio, we can offer an entrance solution for every situation.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Is easy to clean
    ● Reduce slips and trips
    ● Protect your interior floor finishes

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    Warm underfoot & Hygienic


    The bedroom is the place to relax and get a good night of sleep. The design of bedrooms should contribute to this. Therefore creating a warm, calm and relaxing environment are important factors to keep in mind when choosing the right floor for your bedroom. Another important factor to keep in mind is the hygienic properties of a floor. Sleeping in a hygienic bedroom is not only healthy, but will also give peace of mind which will help you to relax. In our wide product portfolio we have several floors that will fit your needs.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Provides a warm underfoot
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain

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    Durability & Noise reduction


    Corridors are busy, noisy places and demand durable and safe flooring. We have a range of products that can offer sustainability, sound reduction and quick installation whilst also having superb durability and slip resistance. This ensures your corridors not only look great, but are safe and practical.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Is durable
    ● Reduces sound
    ● Is slip resistant
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain

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    Minimize the risk of accidents


    In Kitchens safety is the main concern. In environments like this a floor with excellent non slip properties is crucial to minimize the risk of accidents. Durability and ease of cleaning are also main concerns in these areas. Forbo understand your needs, therefore we created our Step Safety Flooring collection. Our Step safety flooring offers lifetime slip resistant performance and provides safety solutions for a wide range of applications.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Is slip resistance
    ● Is durable
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain

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    Living areas

    Feeling at home

    Living areas

    The living area is often the only private retreat in a housing facility. Resident's living rooms and bedrooms are the space they can call their own. The design of the rooms should be based on creating a warm and welcoming environment and convey familiarity and calm. In addition to living in the communal areas, residents can come to themselves here, pursue their own interests and find relaxation and tranquility.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Offers stylish aesthetics
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain
    ● Is comfortable and warm underfoot

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    Bathrooms & Wetrooms

    Safety first

    Bathrooms & Wetrooms

    In bathrooms where water or spillages could affect safety underfoot slip resistant is a important factor when choosing the right floor. Residents should not worry about slips and trips when entering the bathroom. Our Step range significantly reduces the risk of slips in wet areas whilst still creating a modern, fresh interior.

    Choose a floor that:
    ● Is slip resistance
    ● Is waterproof
    ● Is durable
    ● Is easy to clean and maintain


Products to use in Social housing

Marmoleum – linoleum sheet

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.

Marmoleum’s unique Topshield pro finish reduces soiling and is resistant to staining from hand disinfectants. Marmoleum is approved by Allergy UK as it does not harbour house dust mites thanks to its smooth surface. Marmoleum 2.0mm and 2.5mm are now independently EPD confirmed as CO2 neutral in the cradle to gate stages of the product’s life cycle. Marmoleum has been awarded 12 independent Ecolabels – more than any other floor covering in the world.
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Sarlon – acoustic vinyl sheet

Achieving lower noise pollution is essential to reducing stress and promoting the well-being and comfort of people. Our collection of Sarlon acoustic sheet vinyl delivers a sound impact reduction of between 15dB and 19dB, helping to keep noise levels in busy communal areas to a minimum and reducing the risk of disturbing neighbouring tenants.
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Allura – luxury vinyl tiles

The modular format of Allura tiles and planks guarantees a quick and easy installation with less wastage than traditional sheet materials, making it ideal for new build and refurbishment projects where time is of the essence. Our stunning Allura LVT ranges also offer R10 slip resistance underfoot without compromising on style or design. Our Allura Flex loose lay tiles are also designed to be used alongside our Tessera carpet tiles, while our Click format delivers quick and easy adhesive free installation.
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Eternal de Luxe 3018

Eternal – general purpose vinyl sheet

Design Vinyl Sheet

Eternal flooring helps transform community spaces by offering the natural look of a home with a highly practical and easy to clean surface. Use Eternal for a floor that feels like home whilst also being durable and chemical resistant.

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Novilon - cushion vinyl sheet

Forbo Novilon represents a range of beautiful and inspiring cushion vinyl floors in various designs, such as wood, concrete, stone and tile. Novilon is a comfortable floor, enjoyable to live on as it's sound absorbing and has warm underfoot. Novilon is both hard wearing and easy to maintain thanks to features such as Aquagrip, Diamond Seal & Noviclean. Novilon is offered in 2 qualities: Novilon Viva and Novilon Prima.
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Novilon Bella
Allura 62522 | Flotex 546001, 546002, 546005

Flotex – flocked flooring

Flotex allows social housing facilities to have the benefits of a carpet and a resilient floor covering. It is comfortable to walk on and warm underfoot, easy to clean and durable whilst also having excellent slip resistance and acoustic properties. Should accidents happen, germs and bacteria don't stand a chance with Flotex flocked flooring. Thanks to its upright fibres, it is incredibly quick and easy to clean. When a sanitizing treatment is used for cleaning, more than 99% of bacteria is removed. Flotex combines cleanability with the warmth and underfoot comfort benefits of textile flooring.
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Tessera – carpet tiles

Ideal for projects where quick delivery and installation times are key, our Tessera carpet tiles and planks offer modular flexibility. Not only do carpet tiles generate less installation wastage than traditional broadloom carpet, they can help reduce ongoing maintenance costs as individual tiles can be lifted and replaced as required.
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Modul'up - adhesive free vinyl sheet

Forbo's new Modul'up adhesive free vinyl sheet collection is a ground-breaking floor covering. The product is suitable for both new build and for renovation applications. The Modul'up vinyl sheet collection heralds a technological innovation as a "lay-flat, stay flat" floor covering solution that does not require any adhesive. As such it reduces the amount of material and energy used for a flooring installation and ensures that the product can be recovered easily and safely at the end of itd service life.
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Wetroom flooring

For residents, slip resistant wetroom flooring will offer peace of mind that they can use bathroom facilities without worrying about slipping.

Forbo offers a complete wetroom solution with its Step safety flooring and Onyx vinyl wall coverings. Step is a particle enhanced slip resistance flooring that provides lasting protection and optimal hygiene. Onyx+ offers a smooth, hygienic wall surface in contemporary colors.
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Coral - entrance systems

The constant flow of visitors means that entrance and circulation areas can take quite a pounding. Unfortunately, many people do not stop to effectively wipe their feet properly before entering a building, so wet and dirty soiling can be trailed into the reception area and beyond. This can have a detrimental effect on the aesthetics of interior floor finishes, not to mention create potential slip hazards on hard floors for all those that use the building.

In fact, according to Cleaning Research International, soil and moisture being tracked in on both the soles of shoes and the tyres of wheeled traffic can account for up to 95% of the dirt being tracked in to a building. Therefore, taking the time to choose an effective entrance flooring system is important, as this will ensure that residents and visitors enjoy a safe transition from the entrance.
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Allura 63444, 63440 | Coral 5741


Healthy indoor environment

We spend most of our time indoors, therefore a safe and healthy indoor environment is important. Choosing the right floor can contribute to a safe and healthy indoor environment. In safe indoor environments floors are non-toxic, low emitting and compliant to all international standards. On top of this, a safe floor is designed to prevent accidents. Forbo’s Marmoleum sheet and tile floor coverings and 100% solvent free adhesive products are the ideal products and allow you to enjoy healthier, safer, and longer-lasting flooring solutions.

Sound comfort

For social housing projects a proper acoustic performance creates a quiet atmosphere so resident do not get disturbed by neighbours.

The best way to reduce sound is at the source. Acoustic floors have an important contribution in reducing noise in buildings. Our acoustic floors create a healthy environment by combining sustainability with excellent sound reduction properties. Forbo Flooring is a specialist in acoustic floors with more than 30 years of experience. In our resilient acoustic range you will find linoleum and vinyl floors with impact sound reductions up to 19dB.
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Sarlon acoustic vinyl

Allergy approved flooring

Marmoleum has been awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval as, thanks to its smooth surface, it does not harbour house dust mites. With the correct, regular cleaning regime this can help to improve indoor environments.
Marmoleum Allergy UK Certificate

Flotex has been awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval as, thanks to its unique nylon construction, allergens are trapped within its densely packed flocks, thereby reducing the number of allergens in the atmosphere.
Flotex Allergy UK Certificate

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Get inspired by our references

Many social housing facilities worldwide used Forbo floors before you. Visit our reference section and get inspired by existing Forbo flooring solutions in social housing environments. Our reference overview will help you to see products in use and how they are applied.
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Floor design


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 any of our floors in a social housing environment or even combine them so you can see how this works.
Start playing with our floorplanner

Custom flooring

Custom flooring

Our design service can even go further. We can help you design your floor. Our team of designers is ready for you, get in contact and let them know the requirements, sent them the pictures of the current situation or the desired solution and they will come up with floor plans and product proposals.
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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 environment

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.

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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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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.