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The Truth about Linoleum

Recently you may have received communication from competing manufacturers casting disparaging comments on linoleum and completely misrepresenting the product category.  The purpose of this document is to factually address the misrepresentations and remind or reacquaint you with the 150 year plus track record of performance of linoleum and why it has outperformed any other resilient product for more than a century. 

Marmoleum is chosen as the desired flooring solution for healthcare and cure environments. Hospitals, private clinics, senior care facilities and assisted living environments all benefit from using Marmoleum. As a hygienic floor covering solution, Marmoleum is easy to clean and maintain as well as durable, safe and comfortable for both wheeled and foot traffic. At Forbo, we’ve built our position on research, testing, and honesty. We know linoleum better than anyone. We have done the hard work of making products that are hygienic, safe for indoor environments and that support the wellbeing of people where they live, learn, work, and heal.

The series of attached support documents will help reacquaint you with Marmoleum…the best resilient floor. From raw materials, to unmatched durability, unparalleled color and design options, to the lowest cost of ownership, the most flexible and cost-effective options to address concrete moisture issues, CO2 neutral (without offsets), there is only one Marmoleum.

When you look at the entire picture, Marmoleum is the Natural Choice. For the truth about Linoleum go to: www.forboflooringna.com/liveforward

The Truth about Linoleum

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the truth | health matters

Forbo has been a leader in sustainability for decades, and we have learned that health matters. Issues of health and the environment cannot be separated when discussing sustainable development.

These pages are dedicated to open, transparent communication about issues that matter.

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EPD, HPD, LEED

We believe in full transparency. HPDs and EPDs are available for all of Forbo's products, along with information on how Forbo products contribute to LEED credits.view or download documents now

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how our floors are made

From how we run our factories to how we choose our ingredients, the way we make our floors is a big part of how we meet our mission to create better environments. Read more about what we do on the how it's made page how our floors are made

how our floors perform

We include the whole life of a floor when we think about its sustainability performance. Which means we make sure our floors start performing from the moment they’re fitted. Read more about what we do on the how it performs page how our floors perform

we believe in creating better environments

From how they’re made to how they perform, we make outstanding floors that are truly sustainable. That’s because our floors are good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment. So, from the building they’re in to the world outside, we’re helping our customers work, live and relax in better environments. See our infographic for more information, download it here

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