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Marmoleum - Benefits

Characteristics of Marmoleum

Marmoleum, Forbo brand for Linoleum, is phthalate free, allergy UK approved and the weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is also CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) - without offsetting

Learn more about the unique benefits of Marmoleum.

Marmoleum installed in an office setting with two chairs

Scratch resistant floor

Topshield is Forbo Flooring's high performance UV-finish which is applied to all Marmoleum floor coverings. Topshield prevents staining, scuffing and scratching for lasting appearance retention and provides for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Topshield pro

Sound reducing floor

The best way to reduce sound is at the source. Acoustic floors have an important contribution in reducing noise in buildings.

Our acoustic linoleum floors create a healthy environment by combining sustainability with excellent sound reduction properties. Our Marmoleum Decibel provides an impact sound reduction of 18dB and Marmoleum Acoustic floors reduce impact sound by 14dB.

Acoustic Flooring

Phthalate free

Phthalates are a family of chemical compounds primarily used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl flexible and pliant. The phthalates widely selected to soften vinyl are used because of their strong performance, durability and stability. Because they are used to soften vinyl and make it flexible, in these applications they are called “plasticisers.”

Exposure to some kind of phthalates has been linked to the rise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Created from natural, renewable materials, Marmoleum flooring is the most sustainable resilient flooring available.

Marmoleum contains no phthalates, no plasticisers and no mineral oil.

Phthalate free

Marmoleum CO2 neutral (even without offset)

The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) without offsetting, which does not affect the worldwide climate change. It combines ecological values with contemporary design and offers an important contribution to a sustainable world.

The manufacturing of Marmoleum is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) by itself. No offset is needed to compensate the emission.

CO2 neutral Marmoleum from cradle to gate

Allergy UK approved flooring

Our Marmoleum floor coverings have been awarded the prestigious “Seal of Approval” from Allergy UK, as, with the correct cleaning regime, they will not harbour allergens or house dust mites.

A report by Allergy UK estimates that there are at least 12 million people “allergic to their own home” with 58% citing house dust mites as a key trigger. Therefore the importance of floor coverings in creating better indoor environments should not be overlooked.

It’s also an issue that shouldn’t be ignored by educational, healthcare, office establishments or social care, in fact any place where people are likely to spend a prolonged period.

Allergy UK seal of approval logo

Naturally prevent the growth of bacteria

Thanks to it's natural raw materials, Marmoleum is naturally bacteriostatic and independently proven to inhibit the growth and spread of infections such as MRSA, Norovirus, Acinetobacter baumannii and C Difficile helping to contribute to a healthier and more hygienic environment.

Raw Materials