What is Marmoleum?
Our linoleum floor covering, Marmoleum is made from up to 98% natural raw materials. Containing linseed oil, wood flour, rosin and jute, Marmoleum is the most sustainable, environmentally friendly flooring materials on the market and contains zero pvc or plasticizers.
Marmoleum is available in three core design collections, Solid, Marbled and Linear, each offering a unique aesthetic in a variety of textures and a colour palette ranging from vibrant hues to subtle tone-on-tone shades
Lasting up to and more than 25 years, it is also antibacterial, allergy approved for interior spaces. Easily, the most sustainable, healthy, and through purposeful design, the most engaging resilient flooring.
Why is Marmoleum so natural?
Plants are the 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 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 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 calandered. Pigments color the floor and give it its characteristic visual.
Planting native trees through Marmoleum
Every square metre of Marmoleum now contributes to restoring Australian native forests! This is not offsetting as Marmoleum is already CO2 neutral! This is a pure habitat regeneration.
Forbo Flooring Systems Australia has partnered with The Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund to plant native Australian trees and shrubs to help restore Australia's biodiversity.
Manufacturing a product that is naturally carbon neutral and working with an organisation like CNCF to replant native trees and shrubs is just one way we can make a positive and real difference to the built and natural local environment. Learn More