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Creating better indoor environments

Floor coverings are an intrinsic part of the built environment, they are omnipresent in every square metre of our schools, healthcare institutions, workplaces, leisure centres and our homes.

Forbo was part of the task group for the UKGBC's “Health and Well being in Homes” project, which aims to increase the focus of the property industry on how they can positively improve the mental, social and physical health and well being of home occupiers, by providing recommendations and evidence for the industry.

UKGBC Healthy Homes UK executive summary
UKGBC Healthy Homes UK full report

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Forbo's Marmoleum in Education

School & Day Care Centres

Children spend most of their time indoors, at home and in school. The measured indoor air quality parameters indicate that children in primary schools are 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 finding cannot be explained by genetic changes and is more likely to be due to changes in environmental exposure and/or in lifestyle.

Forbo’s Marmoleum is made from renewable natural raw materials that are PVC-free, low emitting and easy to clean. Together with a well laid out entrance flooring system, we take care of a better indoor environment in education facilities.

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Office & other working environments

Offices are one of the most standardised spaces in buildings, exhibiting an almost identical character, regardless of their location in the world. As we learn more about the effect of the quality of office design on the well-being and productivity of the workers, there is a clear focus on creating inspiring interior spaces that combine individual, collaborative and playful opportunities creating inspiring workspaces.

Forbo recently was a national sponsor of the UK Green Building Council’s 'Heath, Well-being and Productivity in offices project. This sponsorship enabled the UKGBC to run a targeted communications project, reaching audiences who can make an impact his this market.

The key communication tool is a series of bite size briefings to three different audiences ie Occupiers, Design and Build and Facilities Managers.

UKGBC Health and Well-being bite-size briefing Occupiers
UKGBC Health and Well-being bite size briefing Design & Build teams
UKGBC Health and Well-being bite size briefing Facilities Manager's

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Forbo's Allura LVT and Westbond carpet tiles in office environments
Forbo Flotex flocked flooring

Retail & Leisure

As retail and leisure spaces become increasingly experience orientated focusing on individuality and brand image, they also highlight a different aspect of comfort and well-being, whilst safety and hygiene remain equally important .

Individual floors with custom design and easy to install modular loose lay products are to be found in all of our flooring collections in a wide choice of functionality and design.

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View our flooring portfolio for Leisure and Hospitality

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