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Marmoleum - Live Forward

Follow the true CO2-neutral path

The path to real carbon neutral building is made from natural raw materials, not plastic. Our linoleum brand, Marmoleum, contributes to a healthy and sustainable indoor environment.

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Live Forward

Times are changing and now as we all know, not always in a good way. For today, we need to think about tomorrow more than we did yesterday. We owe it to our generation, and we have to do it for future ones: consider the way we eat, the way we travel, how we relax, work and think or in other words: we have to change the way we live.

Over the last 125 years we have been on an inspiring, Marmoleum path. With ups, downs, and the most amazing colors and textures. A CO2-neutral path through millions of buildings around the world. A path that's still unfolding, because it hasn't reached that fully sustainable future. Which is why we invite you to join us... choose most consciously...


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Made by humans

Because Marmoleum floors are made from natural raw materials we depend highly on humans who guide the process of harvesting and preparing the raw materials for further transportation and preparation. Only when this process is perfectly organized, our craftsperson in the factory can make high quality Marmoleum out of it.
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Marmoleum Products

A natural winner! Our linoleum floor coverings with the Marmoleum brand are natural floors associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design.

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Marmoleum products

Characteristics of Marmoleum

Marmoleum, Forbo brand for Linoleum, is phthalates free, alllergy approved and is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate). Find out more about all special characteristics of Marmoleum.

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Marmoleum Raw Materials

How it's made

The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand. Making Marmoleum flooring is an art, which is not learned at any trade - or craft school. In fact, only a handful of people know how to make Marmoleum.

Find out how we make Marmoleum

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Raw materials

Marmoleum, Forbo's brand for linoleum, is a floor made from natural raw materials. This makes Marmoleum the sustainable flooring choice. Find out more about the ingredients we use to make our Marmoleum.
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Marmoleum and other flooring types

With the enormous variety of floors, we can imagine that it's not always easy to know the difference between different flooring types. We explain what the difference is in build up of linoleum and vinyl, PVC, synthetic and rubber flooring solutions.

Marmoleum and other flooring types


Combinable with other products

All Marmoleum collections offer you endless possibilities to mix and match, even with other Forbo flooring products such as our entrance flooring solution Coral, Flotex flocked flooring and Impressa naturally PVC free flooring.

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Marmoleum & Coral


Healthy indoor environments

Floor coverings are an intrinsic part of the built environment, they are omnipresent in every square meter of our schools, health care institutions, workplaces, leisure centers and our home. Forbo’s Marmoleum floors are designed to have a contribution to a safe, hygienic and comfortable environment, contributing to your health.

Why is Marmoleum so healthy?

Marmoleum in education


Marmoleum CO2 neutral (even without offset)

The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) without offsetting, which does not affect the worldwide climate change. It combines ecological values with contemporary design and offers an important contribution to a sustainable world.

Offset means that the CO2 emission is not reduced in the production of the floor but by taking other initiatives like planting trees to compensate for the emission. The manufacturing of Marmoleum is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) by itself.

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CO2 neutral Marmoleum from cradle to gate

Eco Labels

In line with our sustainability strategy, we use various transparent certification systems from independent third parties worldwide to have our floor coverings regularly checked and evaluated.

This is positive for Forbo Flooring Systems, because it helps us to draw attention to our sustainability strategy and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Circular Marmoleum

The restoring capacity of natural resources is the bases for the circular economy. In essence linoleum is a bio-cycle product, this means that the natural raw materials basically could be composted and returned to earth as nutrients to the new grown rapid natural raw materials.

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SA8000 | Social Accountability

Social Accountability is one of the sustainability pillars of Forbo Flooring Systems. To support social equity and fair treatment of workers in our supply chain we adopted the Social Accountability standard – SA 8000. This standard reflects labor provisions contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions.

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Market applications

Marmoleum in different segments

  • Education


    Health and risk avoidance

    Marmoleum in education

    From pre-school to higher education, educational establishments demand attractive, hardwearing, low maintenance, safe, and sustainable flooring solutions. Durability and hygiene are important in areas used by children and young adults.

    Our most sustainable flooring solution, Marmoleum offers a wealth of color options, superior scuff and scratch resistance, coupled with the possibility to repair damaged surfaces.

  • Healthcare


    Infection control

    Marmoleum in healthcare

    When it comes to infection control and stopping Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), what better place to start than from the flooring up? 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 in any area of a hospital.

  • Public buildings

    Public buildings

    Durability for high traffic

    Marmoleum in public buildings

    Working together with many government estates, local authorities and facilities managers - Forbo currently helps clients in the public sector continually achieve value for money by offering a fully integrated portfolio, delivered by one trusted supplier and supported by a dedicated Key Account Team.

  • Leisure hospitality

    Leisure & Hospitality

    Marmoleum in Leisure & Hospitality

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

  • Office

    Commercial offices

    Marmoleum in Commercial Offices

    The colors you use in your office should change with the type of business being conducted in the office. Your image is being projected, and judgments being made, the moment your door is opened. The right choice for your office colors can ensure that your image is a positive one.

  • Senior care

    Senior care

    Marmoleum in Senior Care

    We recognize that when it comes to choosing floor coverings for senior care facilities, the decision is about more than just function and performance. Creating an ambiance that helps people to feel comfortable and relaxed is an essential requirement, in addition to making sure that the finishes can stand up to the daily demands.

  • retail


    Marmoleum in Retail

    A shoppers experience in any retail environment is about more than just the products you can buy. Creating the perfect environment in which customers feel relaxed and comfortable is key. From the first impression as they enter to the ease of navigation. Select the perfect Marmoleum flooring for your store.

  • Social housing

    Social Housing

    Marmoleum in Social Housing

    When it comes to major housing projects, we recognize 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 provide a dedicated support service for affordable housing, helping you to choose the most appropriate product.

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    Marmoleum in Industry

    Forbo Flooring Systems is an international market leader with a wealth of experience in providing ESD and cleanroom flooring with its well recognized Colorex brand.

    Forbo offers a range of products to meet the needs of a variety of industrial environments. From ISO standard cleanrooms and static control flooring demanded in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries, to specialist flooring in general areas within an industrial site.

  • Transport


    Marmoleum in Transport

    A truly comprehensive product portfolio with leading edge products designed to meet the specific requirements of the rail, marine, bus and coach segments.

  • Marmoleum sport


    Marmoleum in Sport

    When it comes to Sport 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.

  • Furniture linoleum


    Furniture Linoleum

    Forbo Furniture Linoleum is a natural surfacing material that delivers the finishing touch for all high end furniture designs such as desks, chairs, stools, cabinets, doors and displays. It is renowned for its elegance and durability. The mat surface and it's warm, soft texture make it a unique furniture surfacing solution.

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Order a free Marmoleum sample

From how they’re made to how they perform, we make truly sustainable floors that are good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment.

Are you new to Marmoleum? We offer you the opportunity to discover our Marmoleum products for free. If you are already familiar with Marmoleum we offer you the opportunity to order a free Marmoleum color sample of a specific collection. Browse our collections and explore Marmoleum.

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"The path to real carbon neutral buildings is made from Natural Raw Materials, NOT PLASTIC"

Install & care

Installation & Floor Care

Forbo’s installation and maintenance support is offered through the sales subsidiaries and customer service departments of Forbo Flooring. Clear descriptions and manuals are available for our linoleum flooring coverings. Installation material and installation tools can be obtained from Forbo. Following the guidelines will assure lifetime performance of the floor and offer you a lasting appearance retention.

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Take a peek into a CO2 neutral future

Innovator & artist, Daan Roosegaarde, and CEO of the World Green Building Council, Cristina Gamboa, shared their inspirational outlook at the first Forbo Flooring Systems international webinar, entitled A vision for a CO2-neutral future, which took place last week. During the webinar, the two guests also urged for change to start sooner rather than later. Gamboa: “Constructing a world that destructs, is no longer valid.”

Watch the full webinar here