Choose your country

Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2
Pulldown 2

Marmoleum - Human made

Made by humans

Two men harvesting raw materials for Marmoleum

Human touch

Because Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials, we depend highly on humans who guide the process of harvesting and preparing the raw materials so that our craftsmen in the factory can make Marmoleum out of them.

Linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant seeds, wood flour as production waste from controlled forestry plantations, rosin and jute are obtained from their natural habitat, direct from where they grow and renew. We also ensure that the men and women who work in harvesting these materials work in ethical conditions and are treated fairly by their employers.

Marmoleum Human touch
SA 8000 logo

Social accountability

The SA8000 standard is our commitment to guaranteeing fair treatment of workers.

Our Supplier Requirements Program imposes legally binding requirements on our suppliers. Our approach also involves close cooperation with individual suppliers. This is realised through meetings, on-site visits and supplier assessments that involve audits conducted by our purchasers or responsible managers.

These assessments ensure that our suppliers properly observe human and labour rights, occupational health and safety requirements, environmental performance goals and responsible business practices in their daily business.
More information about the SA 8000 certification


The craft of making Marmoleum originates from over 150 years ago. Making linoleum was a handmade and manmade process, one in which the mixing, maturing and calandering of the raw materials was a trade mastered by few.

Forbo has been a driving force in developing the linoleum production process into a lean, automated and low energy consuming operation. We are proud of our experts as much as they take pride in creating every piece of Marmoleum.
Find out how we make marmoleum

Marmoleum human made

Marmoleum, natural by nature

Marmoleum, Forbo's brand of linoleum, is a floor made from natural raw materials. This makes Marmoleum the sustainable flooring choice for every indoor environment. Find out more about the ingredients we use to make our Marmoleum.Go to raw materials