What is Marmoleum?
Marmoleum is our worldwide linoleum brand, which is known for its natural origin, durable character, versatility in its application and easiness to clean and install. Forbo Flooring Systems introduces a new Marmoleum Marbled collection, containing five different natural marbled structures.
Because of its special characteristics Marmoleum Marbled is the perfect flooring solution for almost all application areas, like healthcare flooring, school floors, hospitality flooring, retail floors and so on.
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.
"Marmoleum is our worldwide linoleum brand, which is known for its natural origin, durable character, versatility in its application and easiness to clean and install."
One very specific and unique characteristic of linoleum floorings is its natural antibacterial properties that are inherent to the use of linseed oil and rosin as raw materials. Third party laboratory research* shows that Marmoleum floors restrain and reduces the activity of common bacteria including Ecoli and MRSA, thus enhancing the hygienic performance of the floor.
*Industrial Microbiological Services Ltd. UK / 2018
Topshield2 is Forbo Floorings' high performance UV-finish which is applied to all Marmoleum floor coverings, including our new Marmoleum Marbled collection. Topshield2 resists staining, scuffing and scratching for lasting appearance retention and provides for easy cleaning and maintenance at lower intervals.