The best natural flooring solution
Made from 97 % natural raw materials, our Marmoleum is produced CO2 neutral (cradle to gate), has a great surface finish with Topshield pro and offers endless design possibilities.
Marmoleum is the ultimate flooring solution in many ways; designed for spaces in which we work, learn, play, heal, cure, recharge, relax or socialize. With over 100,000,000 m2 of our Marmoleum flooring solutions installed world wide, we understand what you as a customer need. Marmoleum is the best resilient natural flooring solution available in the market.
Marmoleum designs are beautiful ➔
✔ Endless possibilities in colour & design
Marmoleum is sustainable ➔
✔ Made from 97% natural raw materials
✔ CO2 neutral, without offsetting
✔ Contributes to healthy interiors
Marmoleum is strong & durable ➔
✔ Excellent performance with Topshield pro surface finish
✔ Durable and has a great appearance
✔ Low cost of ownership
✔ Easy to clean & maintain
✔ Resistant to water
✔ Naturally bacteriostatic and Allergy UK approved
Marmoleum is designed for spaces in which we work, learn, play, heal, cure, recharge, relax or socialize. If you would like to see how others have used Marmoleum, then please have a look at the Inspiration & References part of our website.
Discover the natural beauty of Marmoleum flooring with over 300 colours & designs, ranging from marbled to linear and concrete, available in sheet, tile & plank formats. Additionally design and colour combinations can be custom made for your specific needs.
Receive a free sample so you can experience the natural look and feel of Marmoleum flooring for real. Note that the samples below are only a fraction of the available colour and design combinations available.
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With millions of m2 installed all over the world, we always strive to improve. Marmoleum with Topshield pro is the ultimate flooring solution in many ways. The improved surface finish, developed with the latest technologies and based on our years of experience, maintains the appearance of Marmoleum for longer and enables easier cleaning.
With the latest innovative step from Topshield pro to Topshield pro surface finish, we can proudly say that Marmoleum is the best natural flooring solution. This has been independently tested by TÜVRheinland, one of the world’s leading testing service providers.
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✔ Better lasting wear resistance - Our thicker surface finish makes Marmoleum even more resistant to wear, ensuring greater design appearance retention for longer.
✔ Better stain resistance - The new and improved surface finish technology makes Marmoleum even more resistant to stains, to evolve with the changing requirements such as the use of hand disinfectants in many places.
✔ Better cleaning & maintenance - The innovative application and the improved surface of Marmoleum with Topshield pro ensures a uniform and consistent protection for your floor. As a result, the surface is less susceptible to dirt build up and is easier to clean.
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✔ Low cost of ownership - Marmoleum has a very long lifetime and can be renovated.
✔ Resistant to water even during long exposure, without the need for welding.
✔ No chemicals - No wax or polish needed to ensure optimal appearance for years.
✔ Superior hygiene properties - Bacteria such as MRSA cannot grow on the surface of Marmoleum, making it naturally bacteriostatic.
✔ Health consciousness – Marmoleum with Topshield pro has anti-bacterial properties, is Allergy UK approved, has low emissions, and is free from toxins and plastics.
Older Marmoleum floors (+25 years old) are often the foundation for pre-conceptions around the characteristics of Marmoleum. These floors still perform well, due to their durable character but are from a different generation and not comparable to Marmoleum that is supplied today.
Over time Marmoleum has undergone continuous innovation; improving its properties to develop one of the best performing and most sustainable resilient floors. Innovations in adhesives, surface treatment and linoleum technology mean that Marmoleum today is amongst the best scratch, stain and water-resistant flooring products in the market.
Marmoleum is a natural resilient floor made from natural raw materials, it is produced CO2 neutral – from cradle to gate.
Marmoleum, Forbo's own brand of linoleum, is a floor made from 97% natural raw materials. The key raw materials used in linoleum production include linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant seeds, wood flour as production waste from controlled forestry plantations and jute, a crop whose fibers provide the material for the membrane onto which the linoleum is calendared.
These raw materials are obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in just 12 months' time.
By specifying Marmoleum, you are actually choosing a floor that is CO2 neutral, naturally. The volume of CO2 absorbed by the raw materials used to create linoleum as the plants, trees and crops are grown exceeds the amount of CO2 that is emitted while making the product. Each square meter of Marmoleum delivers a bonus to the environment and reduces CO2 emissions.
The restoring capacity of natural resources is the basis 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 for the newly grown rapid natural raw materials.
This is the only way to capture CO₂ in a product and avoiding the necessity to off-set. The use of recycled, up-cycled (i.e. cocoa shells and tall oil) and re-used materials is a circular economy principle that has already been applied to our Marmoleum.
Floor coverings are an intrinsic part of the built environment, they are omnipresent in every square meter of our schools, healthcare institutions, workplaces, leisure centers and our home. Today more than half of the world’s population, over 54%, lives in urbanized areas. On average we are spending around 80%-90% of our time indoors and this will only increase. The quality of indoor environments and therefore the attention for green architecture and healthy buildings are becoming more and more important.
Forbo’s Marmoleum floors are designed to contribute to a safe, hygienic and comfortable indoor environment. It is our mission to design and offer floor products that positively affect the health and comfort of the individual.
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 you cannot learn at any trade - or craft school. In fact, only a handful of people know how to make Marmoleum.
Determining the correct mixture of ingredients, allowing the right time for raw materials to settle, applying the correct temperature & pressure are skills a Marmoleum experts must master. We are proud of our experts, as they take pride in creating our Marmoleum floors.
playing with colours
The project of the architecture office Nova5 Arkitekter for an expansion of Dalby Skole in Kolding is distinguished by its playing through an exceptionally colourful score. With its expressionist use of colours on the 3,000 m² floor surface, the environment evokes an atmosphere of light and joy, of security and reflection.
An “educational staircase” displays a scale of eight tonal shades of green Marmoleum. It touches on the themes of growth and health, and also on the nuances of a step-by-step learning process. For the younger children, the staircase is based on blue tones, the symbol of peace and harmony.
Forbo Marmoleum was chosen for its wide choice of tonal graduations, in particular the yellow-blue and yellow-green colour scales.
Quote Adrien Garcin of Tautem Architecture:
"No less than 2,980 m² of Forbo’s Marmoleum was used for the Antoine de Ruffi school group. Indeed, we chose to use this material throughout the building, with the exception of the exterior and the wet rooms (clean rooms, changing rooms, kitchen, etc.). Its inherent advantages make it a particularly suitable material for child-friendly facilities (flexible floor, easy maintenance, etc.).
In addition this material enabled us to achieve the ambitious environmental objectives of this operation: the Mediterranean Sustainable Building label, silver level, and a pilot building for the new E+C- regulation, having reached E3C1 level."
THE sustainable flooring choice
The HVEG Fashion Group is a group of globally operating fashion and fashion related companies specialised in the development, design, purchase and sale of Private Label articles for clothing and accessories.
Lotte Helmig of Your Tailormate is responsible for the beautiful refurbishment of the offices as well as the company restaurant and the individual showrooms. The client wanted an industrial, sleek look. "I could have achieved that with a cast floor, but I prefer to work with Marmoleum because of the beautiful matt look and the versatility of colours," says Lotte. The fact that Marmoleum is 100% biodegradable was also an important argument for the choice of floor. After all, sustainability is high on the HVEG Fashion Group's corporate strategy.
In the Fashion Ling clothing showroom a light grey floor has been chosen for the ladies department (colour titanium from the Marmoleum Walton collection) and in the men's department there are dark clothing racks and a dark grey floor (colour lead from the Marmoleum Walton collection).
Marmoleum Rosemary Green in the entrance area creates a wow effect. The green is a nice soft counterpart of the glass and the anthracite elements in the stairs and window frames. The desired "green" atmosphere is sought in both colour and durable material.
The customer is very satisfied with the final result. The floor scores not only on durability but also on ease of maintenance and versatility.
Would you like to see how others apply Marmoleum, then please have a look at the Inspiration & References section of our website.