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Marmoleum Cocoa

A Natural Beauty

  • Marmoleum cocoa 3593 matcha with stool
  • Marmoleum cocoa 3582 earl grey 3586 indigo milk
  • Marmoleum cocoa 3590 meringue
  • Marmoleum Cocoa 3592 - salted caramel
  • Marmoleum Cocoa 3593 - matcha granules

Why Marmoleum?


With the planet’s resources vanishing quickly, it is of ever-growing importance to ensure a circular economy, where products are developed and manufactured to be recycled and reused for a new life and at the same time prevent and sequester carbon emissions.

Marmoleum is the perfect choice for those looking for a flooring option that is both beautiful and environmentally friendly.

But that’s not all. Marmoleum with its Topshield pro surface finish is also incredibly durable, resistant to scratches and stains, and easy to clean. Plus, it comes in a wide range of colours and patterns, allowing you to truly customize your floors to your taste and preferences.

Already boasting best in class quality, but with up to 98% use of natural raw materials of which 70% rapidly renewable and 43% recycled content it is a true natural beauty. Marmoleum is climate positive, cradle to gate, without offsetting.


Marmoleum Cocoa ingredients

The collection

A natural revolution

Marmoleum is circular ready: reducing your carbon footprint and increasing the use of post consumer recycled content, it can be used over and over again.

A natural revolution

Marmoleum Cocoa in total contains 43% combined recycled content derived from installation waste and uplifted flooring, but also internal recycling of production waste and other industry recycled materials like wood flour and cocoa husks.

In this range, we aim to maximize the percentage of end-of-life recycled Marmoleum floors specifically.

From the recycled content, 33% is recycled pre- and/or post-consumer flooring waste. The balance between the pre- and post-consumer waste varies, due to availability of installation waste and old floors through our Back-to-the-Floor program.

The right mix between pre- and post-consumer material is needed to guarantee flooring product quality. The quality of post-consumer material is very challenging. To guarantee high quality flooring our recycled content is fully tested against health and safety norms, before we reuse it in our new floors.

All-in-all it results in less pollution for the next generation and every square meter saved from incineration after fulfilling its intended purpose, saves emisions to the equivalent of 1.8 kg CO2

Pioneering with circular Marmoleum

In 2021, a project was initiated with the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands to take back 13,000 m2 of old Marmoleum which had been installed in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) for over 20 years. The challenge was to fully recycle these floors into brand new Marmoleum, a task which was quite uncommon.

Recycling in steps

Renovation is usually a matter of demolition and reconstruction, but the project for TU Delft required a more delicate approach. Both the subfloor and the floor covering needed to remain as intact as possible and contamination of the material had to be avoided. With a floor stripper, the Marmoleum was removed quickly and meticulously.

Marmoleum getting removed with a floor stripper

From flakes to powder

Once removed from the building, the floor was cleaned to be free from glue and screed material and was then scrapped and grinded. About one third could be reused in new linoleum, the rest was used for other industries.

Marmoleum being recycled

From university to Heineken

The Heineken Experience, the brewery museum, approached us for a circular solution for their new floors. In the end the floor from the University in Delft ended up in a new floor for the famous brewery in Amsterdam.

Heineken - Marmoleum


Many of the flooring systems and building materials used today have an impact on the planet. The right flooring can help lower emissions and reduce waste – that’s why we want to contribute with more sustainable solutions.

The pillars of our ambition

Transparency is the foundation for making the right circular choices. With life cycle assessments as our constant guide in doing right, we continue to lead the industry towards new environmental standards. Our Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are third-party certified - that way we can ensure full transparency.

True circularity is to go all the way around. We think circular in everything we do. We work on creating products that keep the end in mind – and do this throughout our design process and choice of materials.

We want to be the trusted partner for fully circular flooring solutions made with renewable raw materials.

Read more about Forbo's sustainability program Going Round Moving Forward

Going Round Moving Forward
Marmoleum Cocoa 3593 matcha take back and new floor

Product Development & Design

• Marmoleum Cocoa is designed to go round, it contains recycled content from end-of-life, post installation, cross-industry and closed loop waste streams.

• Timeless design that fits everywhere for everyone, the floor doesn’t get outdated. The longer the floor can be used, the more circular it is.

• Net Fit installation lowering total footprint.

Sourcing & Raw Materials

• Made from up to 98% natural and renewable raw materials.

• All raw materials are obtained following the ethical and sustainable SA8000 and ISO 14001 certification.

• Naturally plastic free and phthalate free flooring.

Marmoleum Cocoa 3583 chocolate blues
Marmoleum Cocoa - 3584 white chocolate

Production & Distribution

• Climate positive cradle to gate without offsetting when installed and ready for use based on EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) Marmoleum sheet 2.5mm and 2.0mm - 2023.

• Produced with 100% green electricity.

Longlasting & Easy to maintain

• Marmoleum is highly durable, the longer the floor can be used, the more circular it is. Sequestering carbon and creating no waste.

• The Topshield pro finish makes Marmoleum easy to clean, hard-wearing and resistant to stains.

• Marmoleum is fit for purpose, for many applications, no wax, no polish needed.

Marmoleum Cocoa - 3589 nori
Marmoleum Cocoa - 3580 milk chocolate

Recycling & End-of-life

• We’ve closed the loop with Marmoleum cocoa, thé natural flooring solution that can be used over and over again.

• Of the total recycled content there is always 33% recycled pre-and/or post-consumer flooring waste.

• We’ve created a fully safe end-of life recycling process with traceable uplifted Marmoleum flooring.

• Every m2 saved from incineration after fulfilling its intended purpose, saves emissions to the equivalent of 1.8 kg CO2.

How it's made