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Classroom Flooring in Education

The perfect classroom is an environment where pupils/students can feel comfortable, safe and inspired. With our wide range of Marmoleum classroom floor coverings we create a warm and welcoming classroom environment. Also a Marmoleum Classroom floor provides a solid, durable and hygienic floor covering as the basis for their education.

Marmoleum is a hardwearing, low maintenance, safe and sustainable flooring solution. These characteristics are perfect for classrooms where foot traffic and movement of chairs requires a durable floor covering.

More then phthalate free, no phthalates ever. Marmoleum does not contain PVC or Phthalates providing a safe and low emitting floor. Marmoleum can help with LEED, Well and BREEAM Building credits.

Our most sustainable flooring solution, Marmoleum offers a wealth of colour options, scuff and scratch resistance, coupled with the possibility to repair damaged surfaces.

✔ Natural raw materials
✔ Phthalates free
✔ PVC free
✔ Allergy approved

✔ Low emission
✔ Acoustic
✔ CO2 neutral (from cradle to gate - without offset)
✔ Prevent the growth of bacteria

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Healthy Classroom Environment

Children and young adults spend most of their time indoors, either at home or in school/university - spending approximately 35-40 hours per week, for 9 months of the year inside an educational facility. The measured indoor air quality parameters indicate that children can be subjected to large concentrations of CO2 and exposed to increased levels of particulate VOC’s and biological contaminants.

Asthma and allergic diseases are the most prevalent chronic diseases among children and have increased quite rapidly in the last decades. The findings cannot be explained by genetic changes and are more likely to be due to changes in environmental exposure and/or in lifestyle.

In a safe indoor environment, floors are non-toxic, low emitting and compliant to all international standards. Forbo’s Marmoleum sheet and tile floor coverings (and 100% solvent free adhesive products) are ideal for school applications, delivering healthier, safer and longer-lasting floors.

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 in social care, in fact any place where people are likely to spend a prolonged period.
Read more about Allergy UK

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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

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.

An inherent property of the product, the bacteriostatic qualities of Marmoleum won't diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.

Raw Materials


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 at lower intervals. Our Topshield floor finish takes the performance of our Marmoleum floors to a new dimension.

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Topshield - Characteristics

✔ No initial maintenance or polymer
✔ Less soiling and dirt pick-up
✔ Prevent the growth of bacteria
✔ Resistant against disinfectants
✔ Overall improved stain resistance

✔ Efficient & easy dry cleaning
✔ Simple maintenance
✔ Less scratches and dirt traps
✔ Surface can be repaired
✔ Surface can be refreshed


Lasting performance

At the same time Topshield has unique characteristics that allows the surface to be repaired or refreshed after years of use or accidents, creating a classroom floor with lasting performance over time.

Topshield has been designed to create a ‘ready to use’ Marmoleum that requires no initial maintenance or polymer application and is even more resistant to dirt pick-up, less prone to wear and has improved resistance to scratches and stains.

Acoustic Linoleum

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.

For schools, proper acoustic performance creates a quiet atmosphere (even if children are running in the corridors) to help children learn. Find out more about our Acoustic linoleum flooring solutions:

Acoustic Linoleum

Acoustic Flooring

Make it personal

Thanks to the exceptional state-of-the-art digital technology, Forbo can offer the option to create your own floor covering designs, suitable for classrooms and other educational environments. There are virtually no limits to what can be achieved in terms of aesthetic design, colour and intricate detailing.

Our very precise Aquajet water cutting technology makes it possible to reproduce the most intricate designs, logos or text using Marmoleum.

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Marmoleum collections

A natural winner! Our Marmoleum floor coverings are natural floors associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design. Discover the natural beauty of Marmoleum with over 300 colours and designs, ranging from marbled to linear and concrete, available in sheet, planks and tiles.

Discover our Marmoleum collection

Marmoleum Fresco 3271 & Splash 3430

Live Forward

Over the last 150 years we have been on an inspiring, Marmoleum path. With ups, downs, and the most amazing colours and textures. A CO2 neutral path through millions of buildings around the world.

Our path is still unfolding, as we strive towards a fully sustainable future. We invite you to join us... to choose consciously... to choose Marmoleum.

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