To meet the challenges in the flooring industry
Three product categories to choose from
Due to our commitment to sustainability, the Forbo Flooring Systems' product portfolio has some truly unique sustainable solutions.
1. Linoleum - Created out of 97% natural raw materials. Marmoleum 2.5 mm is carbon neutral when it leaves our factory, without offsetting.
2. Vinyl - Truly safe to use and offers great adhesive free options, ready for the circular economy.
3. Textile - Having a high percentage of recycled content in carpet tiles, entrance flooring, Flotex flocked flooring and needlefelt.
Learn more about our product portfolio by clicking on the links below.
Vinyl flooring is part of a versatile and more and more adhesive-free range of products that have made great strides in terms of their technical and sustainable properties. Increased recycled content, improved lacquers and dyes, reduced product emissions (to near zero) and the elimination of harmful substances have been key steps towards circular ready sustainable flooring.
On average, we can claim the highest percentage of recycled content by weight in the industry for our carpet tiles, up to as high as 56%. For our Coral textile solutions we use Econyl: yarns which are sourced from waste fishing nets rescued from the oceans. The yarns are made from 100% regenerated material. Our modular Flotex backings are made with recycled PVC.
Meet the building requirements
All our flooring products comply with emission guidelines according to AgBB and M1 standards. We have also certified some of them according to FloorScore. When it comes to building rating systems, most products achieve A or A+ ratings in BREEAM.
In LEED, most products are directly or indirectly contributing to the following categories and credits:
Materials and resources building product disclosure and optimisation → EPD up to 2 points
Building product disclosure and optimisation → sourcing of raw materials up to 1 point
Construction and demolition waste management → up to 2 points
Indoor environmental quality → low emitting materials up to 3 points
Acoustic performance → up to 1 point
An inspiring approach for any interior design
The Forbo Flooring international design team uses a global colour card with which all our collections can be related. The global colour card is based on international trends and on the various dynamics taking place in a building. The colour card enables our design team to create a complete product portfolio that connects seamlessly.
The dynamics of a building is a concept that is based on 5 situations in a building, no matter the segment. By this uniform approach a building plan can be developed with the function in mind. The 5 dynamics are Receiving, Moving, Connecting, Concentrating and Recharging.