Every solution, one supplier
With millions of square meters of our floor coverings installed in sport facilities, Forbo Flooring is at the forefront when it comes to understanding the needs and concerns of any sport environment.
When it comes to Sport and Leisure venues, we know that the safety and comfort of your clients is your top priority. We have a complete portfolio of floor coverings to cover your requirements without compromising on the style and visual impact of your venue.
Forbo Flooring Systems can enhance any interior environment by offering innovative and beautifully designed flooring products delivering long life and consistent high quality. At the same time we help to take care of the natural environment through our commitment to sustainable development and responsible raw material procurement and manufacturing processes. We have a comprehensive product offer including linoleum, project vinyl, carpet tiles, flocked flooring and fully integrated entrance systems.
A welcoming place to work out
Machine oil, sports drinks and splashes of sweat ingrained in the floor are part and parcel of daily life in a busy gym, making ease of cleaning and maintenance a must to ensure your gym remains a welcoming place to work out.
Get ready to go
In changing areas, safety is the main concern. In environments like these 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 changing facilities. 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.
Relax after your workout
Walking bare foot in ralex 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.
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 circulation zones 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
Get something to drink/eat and relax with friends after a work out is important. Therefore the function of a canteen or restaurant cannot be underestimated. Creating a chic yet comfortable place for your visitors 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.
Products to use in Sport environments
100% washable and hygienic, Flotex offers the ideal textile solution to heavy use gyms and workout areas. Flotex Flocked Flooring is a completely unique textile flooring that combines the hard-wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is made up from a solid vinyl, reinforced base with a densely flocked surface of nylon 6.6. fibres, that are anchored firmly into the base layer.
Flotex is extremely dimensionally stable and has the optics of a textile floor covering, whilst being as functional and durable as well as easy to clean as any resilient floorcovering.
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Our Marmoleum floor coverings are natural floors associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design.
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. This makes Marmoleun an easy to maintain flooring with long-lasting appearance retention. Go to the Marmoleum collection
More than ever before, when you turn to the Forbo Eternal collection you’ll discover a superb combination of state of the art designs in a strong, durable, fit-for-purpose range whatever your application.
The collection presents a balanced range of wood, stone and abstract designs, alongside a comprehensive, modern colour palette sure to complement your interior design.
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Step is perfect for areas prone to spillages, the Step collection offers varying levels of slip resistance from R10-R12. The 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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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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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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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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Machine oil, sports drinks and splashes of sweat ingrained in the floor are part and parcel of daily life in busy sport environments. Therefore a floor that is easy to clean and maintain is a must to ensure a hygienic and welcoming place to work out.
For the sports area, we recommend our Flotex and Marmoleum collection. These collections are easy to clean and maintain and will contribute to a sport environment were people can work out in a safe and hygienic place.
Flotex 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.
The unique construction of Flotex flocked flooring is what allows to release soiling like no other textile flooring. Unlike the looped and twisted fibers of a conventional carpet tile, the smooth straight fibres of Flotex do not trap particles of soil, allowing them to be removed without difficulty during cleaning. Most spills can be cleaned with plain water.
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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 anti-bacterial qualities of Marmoleum won't diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.
Independent testing by the University of Glasgow has proven that Marmoleum has a unique suitability for a diverse range of environments where hygiene and control of bacteria is an everyday concern.
✔ Phthalates free
✔ Prevent the growth of bacteria
✔ Allergy approved
✔ Low emission
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For real stand out, why not create a custom made floor? From logos to 3D effects on your floor, we can produce a tailored offer for your sport environment. Thanks to the exceptional flexibility of our state-of-the-art digital printing technology, Forbo Flooring Systems can offer the option to create custom floor designs for vinyl and textile floor coverings, suitable for every sport facility.
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.
Choose from thousands of images that are licensed 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.
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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.
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Aquajet water cutting technology enables reproduction of the most intricate designs and allows for endless creativity. You can create your own flooring with use of standard models or your own design. Whether it is a thematic floor, a work of art, a company logo, the possibilities are limitless. You can choose your own colours from the Marmoleum range for each standard Aquajet model.
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.
• Excellent visual quality and bright colouring
• Perfect for complicated designs featuring multiple colours
• Choose from any of the standard Coral colours
• Pantone and RAL colours can be matched
• Stays flat on the floor, causing less trips, due to heavy vinyl backing
• The printed logo mat is available in 7 standard mat sizes
Many sport facilities worldwide are using Forbo floor coverings. Visit our reference section and get inspired by worldwide reference projects.
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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, and even combine them, so you can see how it looks.
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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.
• 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
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
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.
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.