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Non flooring products

Non flooring products

Using linoleum for other purposes than flooring might not be the first thing you think of. However, we apply special pinboard linoleum to the wall and furniture linoleum to desktops, tables, kitchen doors etc. Have a look at our Bulletin Board & Furniture Linoleum collections and get inspired.

  • Non flooring products
  • Non flooring products
  • Non flooring products
  • Non flooring products
  • Bulletin Board pinboard linoleum
    Bulletin Board

    Bulletin Board

    Forbo's Bulletin Board pin board linoleum provides an easy and practical way to collect and exchange thoughts, ideas and plans whenever people get together. As an all-natural material, Bulletin Board can be applied directly to the wall or in framed or mounted pin boards. Its tactile and colourful surface creates a great decorative element whatever your space.

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    Furniture Linoleum

    Furniture Linoleum

    Our Furniture Linoleum Desktop features a natural surfacing material that provides the perfect finishing touch for all high-end 3D furniture designs, including chairs, stools, desks, cabinets, doors and displays. With flexible material that can be applied as a surface on all kinds of constructions, Furniture Linoleum is renowned for its elegance and durability, radiating high quality and finesse.

Why Choose Off the Floor?

Why Choose Off the Floor?

The naturally smooth yet durable nature of linoleum makes it ideal for all kinds of surfaces - from chairs, desks, and cupboards to big notice boards.

Furniture Linoleum
Furniture Linoleum provides the perfect finishing touch for anyone looking to create breathtaking, superbly designed, functional furniture that will stand out from the crowd and stand the test of time.

Bulletin Board
The Bulletin Board linoleum surface material has a multiplicity of applications. Its excellent pin hole recovery properties mean it’s perfect for use as a notice board.
Bulletin Board Video

Furniture Linoleum

Where to Use Off the Floor Products

Where to Use Off the Floor Products

As well as being sustainable, our Off the Floor products - Furniture Linoleum and Bulletin Board - provide a beautiful finish to fixtures and fittings in any interior.

From desks and chairs, doors and wall to counters, cupboards and worktops, our linoleum based finishes provide an attractive yet practical surfacing solution.

Furniture linoleum

Sustainability

The path to carbon neutral is made from linseed, not plastic

Both our Bulletin board and Furniture linoleum ranges are made from natural raw materials and are manufactured in Europe using 100% renewable electricity. They are also both produced in production sites achieving ISO 14001 certification.

How it’s made
Bulletin Board
• Contains a combination of oxidised linseed oil, rosin and finely ground cork to provide flexibility and resilience
• Is made with 91% natural raw materials and contains 43% recycled content
Furniture linoleum
• Desktop is produced from a very finely ground linoleum granulate created from pure oxidised linseed oil and natural pine rosin to which wood flour and colour pigments have been added
• These natural raw materials, when combined with our surface finish, ensure that the material is naturally antistatic

How it performs
Bulletin board
• It doesn’t attract dust and is naturally bacteriostatic, providing a hygienic solution
• It’s PVC and phthalate free for healthy interiors
• Due to the jute backing, which provides a strong, sustainable foundation, the product is dimensionally stable in all directions
Furniture linoleum
• Its anti-static nature prevents dust or dirt sticking to the surface and helps to ensure that the material remains unblemished, hygienic and clean
• It is low emitting and a pleasure to touch and use

Through our Back to the Floor scheme we recycle installation off-cuts into new Marmoleum at our plants in Scotland and the Netherlands.

Social accountability
We care for the people that touch our business, from employees to suppliers. That’s why all our UK manufacturing facilities and most of our sites in Europe are certified to SA8000®. The SA8000 Standard is one of the world’s preeminent social standards which aims to protect workers along each step of the supply chain and we are the only UK flooring company to have achieved this certification. Forbo was also involved in the development of BES 6002 (BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard) and became the 1st flooring company certified to this standard.

Green certification
We provide Environmental Data Sheets for all our products. To download our EDS sheets and our independent EPD’s, please click here
For more details on how we’re helping to Create Better Environments click here

Furniture linoleum desk and chairs

150+ years of Linoleum

150+ years of Linoleum

Frederick Walton
Frederick Walton discovered linoleum and patented its manufacturing process in 1863. It is quite remarkable that a product, discovered in the days of gas lights and horse-drawn carriages, is still used in applications for which it was originally designed, such as flooring in healthcare and educational facilities. Marmoleum is the market leader in this specific resilient flooring category, with manufacturing plants in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and Assendelft, Netherlands.

Impressive references
Over 100 years and more, linoleum has found its way into an incredibly large number of buildings all over the world. It was the dining hall flooring for the famous Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, CA, as well as the elegant White House in Washington, DC. Not to be outdone, linoleum is also installed in the Kremlin in Moscow, the German Reichstag and Buckingham Palace. Even Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam (1938) featured linoleum, as did Sorbonne University and the institute of Madame Curie.

Marmoleum is still found today in many public buildings worldwide from the new opera house in Olso or the latest tribal art museum from Jean Nouvel in Paris. Marmoleum remains a classic that is loved by Architects because of its authenticity and versatility. Take inspiration from our 60+ Marmoleum References

Making Marmoleum
The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand. Making Marmoleum is an art, which is not learned at any trade or craft school. In fact, only a handful of people know how to make Marmoleum.

To find out more about the art of making Marmoleum, you can watch our online video by clicking here

Linoleum Colour Samples

Brochure

Brochure

If you would like to read more about Forbo's Off the Floor products, please download our online portfolio:

Forbo Portfolio

If you would like to read more about Forbo's portfolio of products please download one of the following brochure(s):

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