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Hospital Flooring in Healthcare

With millions of square metres of our Marmoleum floor coverings installed in hospitals across the world, Forbo is at the forefront when it comes to understanding the needs and concerns of the healthcare marketplace.

Hospitals benefit from using Marmoleum as a hygienic floor covering solution that is easy to clean and maintain as well as durable, safe and comfortable for both wheeled and foot traffic. Marmoleum is chosen as the desired flooring solution for hospitals and other healthcare and cure environments.

When it comes to infection control and stopping Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), what better place to start than from the flooring up? Marmoleum products are proven to inhibit the growth and spread of infections such as MRSA, Norovirus and C Difficile, helping to contribute to a healthier and more hygienic environment in any area of a hospital.

✔ Infection control
✔ Phthalates free
✔ Prevent the growth of bacteria

✔ Allergy UK approved
✔ Low emission
✔ Combinable with other flooring types

Healthy flooring in hospitals

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), has identified some of the worst chemicals and materials in flooring. It has also created criteria to help healthcare institutions avoid those chemicals of concern, along with lists of products that meet the criteria. The criteria target specific materials, chemicals, and classes of chemicals for elimination due to a range of concerns, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, persistence, bioaccumulation, and ecotoxicity, among others. The criteria also seek to drive greater transparency in flooring content, rewarding the most complete disclosure of information.

Below you can download the HCWH document. This document provides guidance for manufacturers wishing to meet Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Flooring criteria. The criteria apply to all flooring except carpet, fluid applied floors, and concrete. The criteria do not apply to floor leveling compounds or underlayment.

Download the Health Care Without Harms report

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A hospital flooring solution from Forbo with Marmoleum

Infection control

In sensitive hospital areas such as operating theatres, intensive care units and imaging diagnostic facilities, flooring presents its own unique challenges. Our Marmoleum products are proven to inhibit the growth and spread of infections such as MRSA, Norovirus and C Difficile, helping to contribute to a healthier and more hygienic environment in any area of a hospital. An inherent property of the product, the anti-bacterial qualities of Marmoleum won't diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.

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 is also naturally bacteriostatic, resistant to chemicals and hand disinfectants, making it an ideal solution for all heavy traffic environments such as schools, healthcare, offices and public buildings.

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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

Marmoleum floor in hospital

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 hospital 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.

Make it personal

Thanks to the exceptional state-of-the-art digital technology, Forbo can offer the option to create your own floor coverings, suitable for hospitals and other healthcare 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.


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 collections

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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