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Marmoleum in education

Marmoleum floors, made from up to 98% natural raw materials, not only reduce environmental impact but also enhance indoor spaces by promoting a tactile and visually appealing link to the natural world. By being easy to clean and maintain, safe and free from phthalates and allergens, Marmoleum floors also ensure a wholesome indoor atmosphere.

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

Create healthy learning environments, start with the floor

Educational establishments demand attractive, hardwearing, low maintenance, safe and sustainable floors. With years of experience in the education segment, our mission is to create floors for spaces to work, learn, play, relax and socialize in.

✔ Climate positive, from cradle to gate without offsetting
✔ Up to 98% natural raw materials
✔ Contribute to BREEAM and LEED rating systems

Healthy indoors
✔ Allergy approved
✔ Naturally bacteriostatic
✔ Low emission
✔ Phthalate free
✔ Toxin free

✔ Multi functional colour palette
✔ Dirt hiding designs

✔ Easy to clean & maintain
✔ No wax, no polish needed
✔ Stain & scratch resistant
✔ Acoustic options
✔ Low cost of ownership


Climate positive flooring

Marmoleum is climate positive from cradle to gate without offsetting 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

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    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.


Healthy indoor environment

Healthy indoors

Children and young adults spend most of their time indoors, either at home or in an educational facility. Marmoleum contributes to a safe indoor environment because the floors are non-toxic, low emitting and compliant to all international standards.

Marmoleum floors are phthalate free and inhibit the growth of bacteria. Marmoleum floors are Indoor Air Comfort Gold certified, which guarantees compliance with low product emission requirements.

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.


Design for well-being

In educational buildings, it is increasingly important to create spaces that connect with nature and provide a bright and inviting environment. It is 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.

With its wide selection of contemporary colours and beautiful array of textures, our Marmoleum collection gives you all the freedom you need to design playful and transparent, yet homely and structured spaces that meet different needs within learning environments.

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Camouflage with Marmoleum designs

Camouflage heavy footfall

The design and colour choice of the floor affect its appearance over time. For example, in a school with large numbers of students walking through the building every day and little time for cleaning, it is recommended to use more colourful outspoken marbled designs. The examples to the right give some guidance on which design will camouflage the most.

Needless to say, good cleaning and maintenance is important for the durability of your floor. The Topshield pro surface finish on Marmoleum protects the floor from scratches and stains and ensures easy cleaning and maintenance.

Extensive colour palette for all design freedom


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    Worldwide education projects

    Marmoleum references

    Be inspired by the many educational application areas in which our Marmoleum floors have been installed. Worldwide references give a good impression of the possibilities with our floors.

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    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!

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    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

With large numbers of students passing through the building every day - most of whom are unlikely to stop to wipe their feet - one of the most important functional properties of the floor covering is the level of safety and hygiene.
Marmoleum's Topshield pro surface finish can handle it all because it protects the floor from scratches and stains and it is easy to clean.

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.

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.

When areas demand hygienic and watertight floor to wall installation, coving offers an elegant solution that can be handmade with the help of a cove forming strip.
Marmostrip skirtings provide a functional as well as attractive junction between floor and wall. Our Marmostrip solutions can be supplied with or without a hygienic or decorative aesthetic top edge finish.

net fit seam installation - Marmoleum Fresco
Acoustic Marmoleum floor

Reduce sound at the source

The best way to reduce sound is at the source. That is why acoustic floors are key when it comes to reducing noise in educational buildings. For schools or nurseries, good acoustic performance creates a calm and quiet atmosphere that helps children to concentrate and learn.

Using the right type of floor coverings can help control and reduce noise, whether it is contact noise from the floor above, or ambient sound created in the space itself.

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.

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    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.

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    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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    More floors for education

    Flooring for educational environments

    Forbo Flooring Systems can provide a total flooring solution for every space in educational institutions. On our special education segment page, you can find all information regarding products, trends and more.