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Marmoleum in public buildings

Marmoleum floors are made from up to 98% natural raw materials. These natural and durable floors offer high quality and innovative design and are easy to clean and maintain. Marmoleum contributes to a healthy indoor environment and is the ideal floor covering for public buildings.

We invite you to create sustainable spaces that have a positive impact on everyone and everything.

A solid ground for public buildings

In public buildings, flooring can be the support for way-finding or the base for presentation and support. In community centers, museums, town halls and government buildings, flooring can have a different function. With our years of experience, we have been able to create floors that are suitable for all spaces where a visitor comes to work, learn, relax or socialize.

✔ Climate positive, from cradle to gate
✔ Up to 98% natural raw materials
✔ Contribute to BREEAM and LEED rating systems

Health & hygiene
✔ Naturally bacteriostatic
✔ Allergy approved
✔ Phathalate free
✔ Low emission

✔ Design for well-being
✔ Way-finding
✔ Outspoken or calm

✔ Easy to clean & maintain
✔ Stain and scratch resistant
✔ Low cost of ownership
✔ Acoustic options


Climate positive flooring

Marmoleum is climate positive from cradle to gate and therefore the best natural flooring in the world. The photosynthesis of all plants used in Marmoleum, realises a CO2 uptake that is larger than the CO2 emission caused by transport and production processing.

  • Up to 98% natural raw materials

  • Circular ready, recycled content from cutting waste and take back schemes

  • Free of PVC, PET, synthetic rubber and plasticizers

  • Climate positive without offsetting

Marmoleum - natural raw materials

  • Circular flooring - Going round moving forward


    From cradle to gate

    Climate positive Marmoleum

    Thanks to its biobased raw materials and continuous life cycle improvements, every square meter of our Marmoleum flooring made from cradle to gate removes 446 grams of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  • Marmoleum: natural by nature


    Calculate the CO2 performance of our floors

    CO2 calculator

    Our commitment to transparency and environmental responsibility: the CO2 calculator. This user-friendly tool provides vital insights into the carbon footprint of our flooring products.

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    For Marmoleum

    Eco labels Marmoleum

    Forbo’s Marmoleum has been awarded a large array of international environmental certificates such as the Nordic Swan, the Blue Angel and Declare Red list Free.


Marmoleum floors contribute to BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating systems and therefore meet the building requirements today and in the future.

Both are globally accepted programs that indicate that a building has been designed and built to a certain level of environmental responsibility.


In our opinion, flooring companies must be transparent about the performance of their floors. We offer multiple reports to provide evidence that our Marmoleum floors are truly sustainable, both for the planet as well as for our health.

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) and HPD (Health Product Declaration) are third-party verified assessments examining the environmental impact associated with all the stages of a product's life.


Good indoor air quality

Marmoleum floors are non-toxic, low emitting and compliant to all international standards.

  • Marmoleum has been awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval, indicating that the flooring contributes to the well-being of people suffering from asthma and allergic diseases by effectively reducing allergens.

  • Our Marmoleum floors are Indoor Air Comfort Gold certified, which guarantees compliance with low product emission requirements. It is proof of our focus on quality and our contribution to a healthy indoor environment.

Healthy indoor environment - Public buildings


Design for well-being

We made it our mission to design products that contribute in a positive way to the health and comfort of the individual by bringing nature in. By selecting Marmoleum, one not only makes an eco-conscious choice but also embraces biophilic design, creating interiors that resonate with the human need for connection to nature.

Designing walkways, different zones and signage makes it easier for visitors to find their way within large public buildings. Thanks to the wide possibilities of combining colours and applying way-finding marks in the floor covering via our aquajet technique, Marmoleum floors contribute to the proper design of different zones and walkways, making navigation through the building much easier.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library | The grand reading room

Extensive colour palette for all design freedom


  • Public building main image


    Worldwide public building projects

    Marmoleum references

    Be inspired by the many references in public buildings world where our Marmoleum floors have been installed.

  • FloorVisualizer - Marmoleum in education


    Visualize your floor design


    The Forbo FloorVisualizer is the go-to tool for visualizing floor design ideas. This easy-to-use online platform allows you to create and customize floors for any space or room. It is even possible to work with your own room image!

  • Dynamics of a building - Marmoleum


    Our design philosophy

    Dynamics of a building

    Our Forbo design team analysed the different dynamics taking place within a building.
    See their colour selection that represents the defined atmosphere that belongs to each identity a space can have.


Proven floor performance

Public buildings get a lot of day to day traffic with many people walking in and out of the building. Most people are not aware how they treat the floor and they shouldn't as they may expect that the chosen floor is capable of handling spills, dirt, different type of shoes and wheeled traffic.

Marmoleum with Topshield Pro has been thoroughly tested in our own laboratory, in real-life settings and with external experts such as TÜV. The tests have shown excellent performance and effectiveness in various situations.

Easy to clean and maintain

The hard-wearing and smooth surface of Marmoleum with Topshield pro ensures easy cleaning and maintenance. No chemicals like wax or polish are needed to ensure the optimal appearance for years.

Marmoleum with Topshield pro is designed to keep its appearance. If the simple guidelines in the triangle below are followed, Marmoleum floors stay beautiful, have a low cost of ownership and keep their exceptional performance against soiling, staining, wear and scuffing for an extended period of time.

Open space in need for acoustic flooring

Comfort and acoustics

Design has the ability to influence mood and make a visitor feel comfortable and at home. The choice of floor colour and pattern, light reflectance value (LRV), lighting and acoustics all have a significant impact on well-being and comfort.

Our Marmoleum collections offer complete freedom to play with shape and colour, and LRV values are tested and available for all our floors.

Forbo offers two special acoustic linoleum floor coverings that create healthy and quiet environments:
Marmoleum Acoustic reaches up to 14dB impact sound reduction and Marmoleum Decibel achieves sound reductions of up to 18dB.

The finishing touch

With a proper Marmoleum installation, you get a water-resistant floor – one that can be cleaned with water even if it is not welded. If there are no specific requirements to weld, you can save time and installation costs by opting for a net fit seam installation. In those cases where welding still needs to be done, matching welding rods in a uni or multi-coloured texture are available for each Marmoleum design.

net fit seam installation - Marmoleum Fresco

  • Healthier Indoor Spaces


    Read more about Topshield pro

    Topshield pro brochure

    Marmoleum is the ultimate floor in many ways. The excellent Topshield pro surface finish, developed with the latest technologies and based on our years of experience, keeps the appearance of the floor for longer and makes it smoother for easier cleaning.

  • Green Marmoleum in lounge area office building HVEG Fashion Group


    Marmoleum floors

    Installation & floorcare Marmoleum

    Here you can find information about installing and maintaining your Marmoleum floor covering. See the installation & floorcare manuals and videos, information about welding, skirting and our installation & floorcare products. Following the guidelines will assure a good performance and long lasting appearance retention of the floor.

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    additional floors for public buildings

    Floors for public buildings

    Forbo Flooring Systems can offer a total flooring solution for every space in a building. On our special segment page dedicated to public buildings, you can find all information regarding products, trends and more.