Marmoleum is made from natural, rapidly renewable, raw materials. 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.
Marmoleum is unique as it has a CO2 uptake in the product itself.
Photosynthesis of all plants used in Marmoleum, realize a CO2 uptake that is larger than the CO2 emission caused by transport and production processing. Therefore Marmoleum is CO2 neutral from cradle to gate.
In the last couple of years, many natural phenomena occur due to climate changes. Think about drought in large parts of the world, flooding and extremely powerful hurricanes. With its Marmoleum CO2 neutral product range (from cradle to gate), Forbo Flooring contributes to a better environment by producing a product that does not affect the worldwide climate change.
As such, Forbo Marmoleum is the best flooring choice for every sustainable interior. By using durable materials in your house, office, school, train, hospital or retail store, also you can contribute to a better environment!
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Fact: "Every square meter of Marmoleum 2.5mm we produce actually relieves the environment of 40 grams of carbon dioxide"
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. 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 Gamboa: “Constructing a world that destructs, is no longer valid.”
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To prove the eco-friendliness of our linoleum product, Forbo uses several assessments. The first is the life cycle assessment (LCA) technique resulting in an environmental product declaration (EPD). This declaration, which is transparent and third-party verified, is based on a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, to ultimate disposal or recycling.
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A sense of responsibility towards the environment and subsequent generations are important components of our daily activities. We are constantly working to further develop our products and make the production process more climate-friendly.
Our products receive many worldwide quality marks and certifications for being environmental friendly. Forbo Marmoleum is the most durable floor in the world, so we are proud that environmental experts confirm this statement.
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