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  • sarlon | Modul'up moodboard

    Diversity, Better Together

    New Acoustic Collection

    Diversity, Better Together

    The new Sarlon and Modul’up collection offers the most comprehensive and qualitative answer to all your needs with an unprecedented diversity of products. Margareth, Head of Vinyl Design at Forbo Flooring Systems, explains the story behind this collection.

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  • Alllura 60354

    Installing Modular Products

    Technical Talk April 2021

    Installing Modular Products

    The flooring market has seen a definite design trend move towards a more modular product format. Lots of reasons; easier to move boxes rather than rolls, flexibility in fitting, more practical for modern offices re raised access flooring and ability to create mixed product use and designs.

    Modular is the new term for tiles as it encompasses standard square tile sizes but also the new trend in rectangular planks and special shaped tiles such as Hungarian Point. This article will focus on fully bonded or tackified products with the purpose of highlighting common fitting requirements and best practise.

    Read the full article with Garry Bateman

  • Acoustic flooring

    Ear to the Ground

    Acoustics and Why it Matters

    Ear to the Ground Acoustics and Why it Matters

    In this 3-part series, we will be exploring the influence and effect of sound in buildings, and how acoustics can be controlled and manipulated for optimal outcomes in specific environments. This week: acoustics and why it matters.
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  • Christien Meindertsma

    Marmoleum Stories

    Christien Meindertsma

    Marmoleum Stories - Christien Meindertsma

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003 Christien Meindertsma has developed a unique design approach. In her work she thoroughly explores the life of objects and raw materials. In some instances, the result of her projects may be the record of a process itself. In others, her investigations lead to commercial products.

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  • Allura Decibel Rustic Harvest Oak in open plan living area

    Flooring for Multiple Occupancy Buildings

    Our Top 5 Tips

    Flooring for Multiple Occupancy Building

    Multi-occupancy buildings are becoming increasingly common, particularly across Britain. Whether it’s the rise of student accommodations or the growth of private rental and build to rent properties, this form of development is more popular than ever before. As such, it’s now important for architects and specifiers to have greater knowledge of how to choose floor coverings within multi-occupancy buildings, to ensure they are selecting the right solution. Here, we detail our five top tips for choosing floor coverings.

    Read the full article

  • Biophilic Design

    Biophilic Design

    A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Biophilic Design A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Research into new circular materials, responsible materials sourcing and zero-emissions manufacturing processes: these are just some of the ways in which an increased respect for the environment is evident within the building sector. On an interior design level, this elevated environmental consciousness is expressed in a trend for sustainability. With this has come a blurring of the boundary between outside and inside. Most notably, through the trend for biophilic design.
    Read the full article

Interiors and Design

Interiors and Design

  • Biophilic Design

    Biophilic Design

    A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Biophilic Design A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Research into new circular materials, responsible materials sourcing and zero-emissions manufacturing processes: these are just some of the ways in which an increased respect for the environment is evident within the building sector. On an interior design level, this elevated environmental consciousness is expressed in a trend for sustainability. With this has come a blurring of the boundary between outside and inside. Most notably, through the trend for biophilic design.
    Read the full article

  • Michael Heanue M Worldwide

    Fly Forbo 2019/2020

    Michael Heanue Interview

    Fly Forbo 2019/2020 - Michael Heanue

    With our annual Fly Forbo interior design competition now open for entries (this time with a twist – just for 2021!), we caught up with Michael Heanue, Founder and Joint Managing Partner of M Worldwide, to look back on their work on the Bank of Scotland flagship project, which took home the 2019/20 Highly Commended prize.

    Read the full article

  • Sarlon_Modul'Up_Resin

    Defeating Disruption in Education

    Fast Fit Solutions

    Defeating Disruption in Education Fast Fit Solutions

    The last thing that the nation’s education providers want right now is another period of disruption, especially after a year of national restrictions. However, when it comes to flooring refurbishments, adhesive free products can reduce installation time by over 50% and can save over 20% in installation costs compared to standard, glued down products, which helps to sidestep a range of potential application and curing issues. Lewis Cooper, our Education Segment Manager, explains more here.

    Read the full article

  • Autumn leaves

    Preparing for Autumn & Winter

    Entrance Systems

    Preparing for Autumn & Winter - Entrance Systems

    Without a proper entrance flooring system, leaves, sand and dirt will find their way indoors and lead to scratches and wear and tear on your interior floor coverings. Intensively used floors – such as those in schools, shops, and office buildings – will consequently need replacing much sooner. So here are our top 3 tips for designing an effective entrance flooring system to help keep the outside from getting in.
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  • Sphera SD 550034 amethyst | SD 550032 soft lilac

    Keeping Static Discharges Under Control

    ESD Flooring in Healthcare

    ESD Flooring in Healthcare

    There are a range of different environments within a hospital that require protection from electro-static discharges (ESD) for the protection of patients, staff and equipment. But do you know how static discharge can be controlled? Garry Bateman, Head of Technical Sales at Forbo explains all here.
    Read the full article

  • Flotex Naturals 010074 shadow plank

    A Flocking Good Choice

    Flotex in Ski Interiors

    Flotex in Ski Interiors

    With the winter ski season just around the corner and travel restrictions starting to be lifted, Karen Wilding our Segment Marketing Manager for Leisure & Hospitality at Forbo, explains why Flotex flocked flooring is the ideal solution for creating safe, clean and healthy interiors within ski resorts, which also have the ‘wow’ factor.
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  • Coral Brush

    A Lesson in Education Flooring Design

    Floored It Blog Series

    A Lesson in Education Flooring Design

    As schools across the country prepare to welcome pupils back for the new academic year, Lewis Cooper, Segment Marketing Manager for Education, looks at the latest design advice from the Department for Education and explains how well-chosen floor coverings can help create effective learning environments.
    Read the full article

  • Parker Hannifin

    Project Rejuvenate

    Fly Forbo 2019/20 Winner

    Project Rejuvenate - Fly Forbo 2019/20 Winner

    The 2020/21 Fly Forbo competition will soon be opening for entries, so we thought we’d catch up with our 2019/20 winner James Hopkinson, Interior Designer and Partner at Blake Hopkinson Architecture, to find out more about his winning design ‘Project Rejuvenate’ for Parker Hannifin.
    Read the full article

  • Tessera Seagrass

    Bringing the Great Outdoors Inside

    Floored It Blog Series

    Bringing the Great Outdoors Inside

    As the benefits of bringing nature into the built environment becomes increasingly well documented, Janet Lowe, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland, discusses the soaring trend of biophilic design in the workplace and how the latest innovations in flooring can help to create spaces that reconnect employees with the great outdoors.
    Read the full article

  • Antonia Faust

    Faust's Passion for Linoleum

    Antonia Faust

    Faust's Passion for Linoleum

    A family business, Bavarian-based Faust Linoleum emphasises the creation of high-quality, sustainable and durable furniture, using Forbo's Furniture Linoleum material. We talk to Antonia Faust, Deputy General Manager, about the history of the company and how they work with this natural material, creating hand crafted items.
    Read the full article

  • Designing with linoleum

    Designing with Linoleum

    Marmoleum

    Designing with Linoleum - Marmoleum

    Linoleum is a 160-year-old innovation.
    What makes this material special is its scope for endless new possibilities. One of the challenges is identifying these possibilities and translating them into a new visual that is in-keeping with the modern zeitgeist. But just what goes into designing linoleum? A seemingly straightforward question, one might think...

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  • Tessera Nexus Moodboard

    World Design Day 2020

    Sarah Foster-Smith, Forbo Senior Designer

    World Design Day 2020

    To mark this year's World Design Day on 27th April, we caught up with our Senior Designer, Sarah Foster-Smith, to find out what inspired her to become a designer and what being a professional designer really entails.
    Read the full article

  • Pantone Colour Swatch

    Pantone

    The Future of Colour

    Pantone - The Future of Colour

    In September last year, we organised a series of Pantone Colour Workshops across the UK, with the purpose of giving an insight into the future of colour within workplace design. If you missed it, don’t worry, as in this blog we’re taking a look at the big trends for 2020, as presented by Carola Seybold, Director of Business Development at Pantone.
    Read the full article


Sustainability

Sustainability

  • Biophilic Design

    Biophilic Design

    A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Biophilic Design A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Research into new circular materials, responsible materials sourcing and zero-emissions manufacturing processes: these are just some of the ways in which an increased respect for the environment is evident within the building sector. On an interior design level, this elevated environmental consciousness is expressed in a trend for sustainability. With this has come a blurring of the boundary between outside and inside. Most notably, through the trend for biophilic design.
    Read the full article

  • Neoworks

    Creating Better Indoor Environments

    Linoleum

    Creating Better Indoor Environments Linoleum

    It’s safe to say that 2020 was a year like no other. Global lockdowns have left many of us locked out of our normal office environments. Instead, legions of workers around the world are getting used to working from home and making the best of the current situation. The good news is that things will eventually return to normal. In fact, with growing hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel, a return to office life seems imminent. As we plan for this eventuality, it’s important that businesses look for new ways to ensure their buildings are as healthy and hygienic as possible. At Forbo, we believe this means creating better indoor environments; a process that must start from the floor up, explains Mark Bauer, Environment Specialist at Forbo.
    Read the full article

  • Marmoleum live forward logo

    A Circular Economy Mission

    Linoleum

    A Circular Economy Mission - Linoleum

    Finding a solution to the ongoing environmental challenge will require more than just work, it will require a transformation. From decoupling our dependency on unsustainable fossil fuels, to ensuring that less raw materials are sent to waste, societies and economies around the world need to fundamentally change. However, as we begin to look forward, it’s important to know alternative systems exist, which could make a difference. One such approach, which might represent a workable solution is a circular economy. At its core, the concept is based around the principle of using less virgin materials, as well as designing waste out of the production process, reducing pollution and keeping products and materials in use and naturally regenerating. Mark Bauer, our Environment Specialist at Forbo explains more here.

    Read the full article

  • Glasgow Caledonian University with Marmoleum

    Building a Greener Educational Future

    Floored It Blog Series

    Building a Greener Educational Future

    Covid 19 has demonstrated that we should take nothing for granted, with the pandemic highlighting how we respond, adapt and manage changing circumstances, and so it seems appropriate that we take a closer look at how these changes are affecting the buildings that education is delivered from.
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  • CO2 neutral Marmoleum from cradle to gate

    Building the Carbon Neutral World

    Linoleum

    Building the Carbon Neutral World - Linoleum

    Around the world, more and more cities, countries and businesses are adopting pledges to become net carbon neutral. The UK is leading the pack, recently becoming the first major economy to pass net zero emission targets into law. In this blog, our environmental specialist, Mark Bauer, details more about the concept, what it is, how it can be achieved and why products like Marmoleum are helping in this endeavour.
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  • Environment Trees

    Global Recycling Day

    March 2020

    Global Recycling Day - March 2020

    Global Recycling Day is organised by the Global Recycling Foundation and highlights the critical role that recycling has in preserving our natural resources and protecting the health of our planet. This year the theme is #RecyclingHeroes as the foundation looks to recognise the people, places and activities that demonstrate how recycling can contribute to ensuring an environmentally stable planet.
    Read the full article

  • Marmoleum Fresco 3271 & Splash 3430

    CO2 Neutral

    A Conscious Choice

    CO2 Neutral - A Conscious Choice

    With slow progress being made on the Paris climate agreement, Mark Bauer, Environmental Specialist at Forbo Flooring Systems, explains why we should all be striving to make a conscious choice when it comes to choosing building and interior products – as well as taking a closer look at the difference between carbon offsetting and carbon neutral manufacturing.

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Segments

Segments

  • Tudor Place

    Student Accommodation

    Improving from the Floor Up

    Improving Student Accommodation

    The education sector has been among those most affected by COVID-19 and the restrictions put in place to limit the transmission of the virus. Here Elizabeth Bushell, our Key Account Manager for Student Accommodation, explains how this will impact student accommodation and how the correct choice of flooring can help overcome these challenges.

    Read the full article

  • Allura Decibel 8SE32 in school corridor

    Education

    Acoustics

    Class in Session Acoustics in Education Design

    For specifiers, education facilities can pose something of a challenge when it comes to controlling noise. For one, school children can be very loud in both a vocal and a somatic sense and not always willing to quieten down should they be asked. But that’s not the only problem; many schools were built in an era (20th Century) where acoustic performance was not as well understood as it is now. As such, many classrooms up and down the country suffer from indoor environments that enhance excess reverberation and limit speech intelligibility. Unfortunately, the knock-on effects of this phenomena can be damaging. As well as adversely affecting the concentration levels of classroom occupants, poor acoustic management could also be contributing to a host of physical health problems in students.

    Read the full article

  • Sarlon_Modul'Up_Resin

    Education

    Defeating Disruption in Education

    Defeating Disruption in Education Fast Fit Solutions

    The last thing that the nation’s education providers want right now is another period of disruption, especially after a year of national restrictions. However, when it comes to flooring refurbishments, adhesive free products can reduce installation time by over 50% and can save over 20% in installation costs compared to standard, glued down products, which helps to sidestep a range of potential application and curing issues. Lewis Cooper, our Education Segment Manager, explains more here.

    Read the full article

  • Surestep Wood 18952

    Aged Care

    The DSDC and it's Product Accreditation Service

    Aged Care - The DSDC and it's Product Accreditation Service

    As you may know from reading our past blogs, we have had a working relationship with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) since 2016, but do you know what the DSDC actually is and what it does? Read on to learn more about the centre and its product accreditation service.
    Read the full article

  • Dementia

    Aged Care

    Dementia-Inclusive Interiors

    Aged Care - Dementia -Inclusive Interiors

    September 2020 marked the 9th World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign launched by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. This life changing disease currently affects an estimated 850,000 of us in the UK, and while this figure may seem shocking, it is sadly predicted to rise, reaching more than one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. Here, Donna Hannaway, our Segment Marketing Manager for the Care Sector at Forbo, explains the importance of designing a dementia-inclusive interior, with tips on how to achieve this.
    Read the full article

  • Tessera Cloudscape 3400 nimbus grey

    Government Buildings

    Flooring in Prison Design

    Government Buildings - Flooring in Prison Design

    Good, carefully considered design is vital in any environment where people work or live. This is especially true for prisons where those in custody will usually spend 24 hours a day inside and as such, the environment will have a significant impact on their mental state and well-being. In this blog Sharron Kapellar, National Framework Manager, takes a look at the role flooring plays in prison design.
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  • Office

    Office

    Towards a new work landscape

    Office - Towards a new work landscape

    Whereas a number of years back, flexible working meant being able to work at any workstation in the office, the term has now evolved to encompass pop-up work places. After all, you can work any time, any place these days.

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  • Modul'up Linea Light Grey 4330121 43C30121

    Aged Care

    Refurbishments with Minimal Disruption & Stress

    Aged Care - Refurbishments with Minimal Disruption & Stree

    There is a lot to consider when it comes to care home refurbishments, with the main question being: how do care homes safely and effectively manage their residents without causing too much disruption and distress? We caught up with Mark Jackson, Key Account Manager – Care Sector, to find out why opting for adhesive free floor coverings can limit the impact on daily operations.
    Read the full article

  • Coral Brush

    Education

    A Lesson in Education Flooring Design

    Education - A Lesson in Education Flooring Design

    As schools across the country prepare to welcome pupils back for the new academic year, Lewis Cooper, Segment Marketing Manager for Education, looks at the latest design advice from the Department for Education and explains how well-chosen floor coverings can help create effective learning environments.
    Read the full article

  • Tessera Layout 2018 with 2131 and Marmoleum solid 171 with 3741

    Offices

    The Future of Workspaces

    Offices - The Future of Workspaces

    The speed in which the world has changed over the last few months has been staggering, and this of course has affected the office space and the way that we work. We catch up with our Segment Marketing Manager for the Office Sector, Donna Hannaway, to discuss what the Future of Workspaces might look like.
    Read the full article

  • Tessera Earthscape 3251 Moraine

    Offices

    Bringing the Great Outdoors Inside

    Offices - Bringing the Outdoors Inside

    As the benefits of bringing nature into the built environment becomes increasingly well documented, Janet Lowe, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses the soaring trend of biophilic design in the workplace and how the latest innovations in flooring can help to create spaces that reconnect employees with the great outdoors.
    Read the full article

  • Allura Decibel 8WSM03 Dune Smooth Oak

    Private Rental Sector

    Keeping It Quiet

    Private Rental Sector - Keeping it Quiet

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s daily activities, whether that is at school, at work, at home or during leisure time. Getting the acoustic comfort right in private rental accommodation is therefore paramount, after all, unwanted noise pollution could lead to countless complaints, poor sleep quality and the risk of losing tenants. In this blog, Julie Haake, our Key Account Manager for the PRS/BTR sector takes a look at how the choice of flooring can play a fundamental role in acoustic design.
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  • Mix January Cat A Roundtable Group

    Offices

    Is CAT A+ The Future?

    Offices - Is CAT A+ The Future?

    As almost all elements of the commercial workplace are being questioned, and developers are awakening to the need to provide options for tenants who don't want the costs or hassle of creating their own workplace, we teamed up with MIX magazine for a round table discussion on whether Cat A+ is the future?
    Read the full article

  • Retail

    Retail

    Making An Entrance

    Retail - Making An Entrance

    Enhancing the shopping experience starts from the moment a customer sets foot in the building. As part of our ‘Floored It’ blog series, Louise Serjeant, Key Account Manager for Retail, discusses the importance of choosing an effective entrance flooring system for retail environments.

    Read the full article

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare

    The Rise of BIM in Healthcare

    Healthcare - The Rise of BIM in Healthcare

    It is clear that Building Information Modelling (BIM) is steadily taking its place at the forefront of the construction sector. Here, we look at how the many benefits of BIM are becoming most apparent within the healthcare sector, assisting in the efficient construction of our country’s new, modern and technologically advanced medical facilities.

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In Conversation With

In Conversation With

  • Michael Heanue M Worldwide

    Michael Heanue: M Worldwide

    Fly Forbo 2019/2020

    Fly Forbo 2019/2020 - Michael Heanue

    With our annual Fly Forbo interior design competition now open for entries (this time with a twist – just for 2021!), we caught up with Michael Heanue, Founder and Joint Managing Partner of M Worldwide, to look back on their work on the Bank of Scotland flagship project, which took home the 2019/20 Highly Commended prize.

    Read the full article

  • Odil Decq

    Odile Decq

    ArchIdea 62 Interview

    Odile Decq ArchIdea 62 Interview

    It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. Global lockdowns have left many of us locked out of our normal office environments. Instead, legions of workers around the world are getting used to working from home and making the best of the current situation. The good news is that things will eventually return to normal. In fact, with growing hope that a COVID-19 vaccine could be available early next year, a return to office life seems imminent. As we plan for this eventuality, it’s important that businesses look for new ways to ensure their buildings are as healthy and hygienic as possible. At Forbo, we believe this means creating better indoor environments; a process that must start from the floor up, explains Mark Bauer, Environment Specialist at Forbo.

    Read the full article

  • Jan de Vylder

    Jan de Vylder

    ArchIdea 61 Interview

    Jan de Vylder - ArchIdea 61 Interview

    JAN DE VYLDER, FROM THE OFFICE ARCHITECTEN JAN DE VYLDER INGE VINCK, IS FASCINATED BY THE FRICTIONS OF DAILY LIFE. HE AIMS TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE ITS COMPLEXITIES. "I ENJOY CREATING LITTLE MOMENTS OF CONFUSION."

    "God is in the details," the architect Mies van der Rohe proclaimed. The architectural office of architecten jan de vylder inge vinck (architecten jdviv) takes that famous epigram seriously: detail means everything to this Belgian architecture firm. Yet their attitude towards detail seems to be the very opposite of that of Mies van der Rohe. For example, they have picked out imperfections in the concrete finish of their Ledeberg Services Centre, Ghent, in bright red paint. Things that might drive other architects to fury or despair are transformed by architecten jdviv into a distinctive architectonic idiom of their own. The beauty of the blemish beats perfection; a shortcoming is changed into a cherished quality.
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  • Benedetta Tagliabue ArchIdea 61

    Benedetta Tagliabue

    ArchIdea 61 Interview

    Benedetta Tagliabue - ArhcIdea 61 Interview

    The copious details – playful, colourful, joyful and often so abundant that even the term detail itself becomes blurred – are what characterizes the architecture of EMBT. The focus on detail seems to be a statement, given that elaborate and meticulous detailing is today anything but a matter of course. Does Benedetta Tagliabue, who founded Miralles Tagliabue EMBT twenty years ago with her late husband Enric Miralles, consider her approach to detail essential to her architecture?
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  • Tom Emerson

    Tom Emerson

    Archidea 61 Interview

    Tom Emerson - ArchIdea 61 Interview

    A doorknob with a thumbprint, the elegantly rounded ending of a hand railing, roof lights clad with charred wood: like other projects of the architectural office 6a Architects, based in London and led by Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald, the contemporary art exhibition space Raven Row has some eye-catching details, suggestive of sentences in a poem. In times when designing is often restricted to assemblage of prefabricated elements, this special attention for details seems rebellious.
    Read the full article

  • Allura 2020 - Thomas Eurlings

    Thomas Eurlings

    Meet the Maker

    Thomas Eurlings - Meet the Maker

    In the first of our Allura Meet The Maker blog series, we catch up with Thomas Eurlings, Senior Designer Vinyl at Forbo Flooring Systems, to find out more about his involvement in the creation of the new collection, what it means to him, and current design trends within the flooring industry.

    Read the full article

  • Allura 2020 - Arjen Roelofs

    Arjen Roelofs

    Meet the Maker

    Arjen Roelofs - Meet the Maker

    As part of our Allura Meet The Maker blog series, we catch up with Arjen Roelofs, Director of Research and Development and Forbo employee for over 28 years, to find out more about his involvement in the creation of the new collection, what it means to him, and what working in the Forbo R&D department really involves.

    Read the full article

  • Allura 2020 - Roy Schepers

    Roy Schepers

    Meet the Maker

    Roy Schepers - Meet the Maker

    As part of our Allura Meet The Maker blog series, we catch up with Roy Schepers, Product Manager LVT at Forbo Flooring Systems, to find out more about his involvement in the creation of the new collection, what it means to him, and the new products within the collection designed to make installation easier and quicker.

    Read the full article

  • Antonia Faust

    Faust's Passion for Linoleum

    Antonia Faust

    Faust's Passion for Linoleum

    A family business, Bavarian-based Faust Linoleum emphasises the creation of high-quality, sustainable and durable furniture, using Forbo's Furniture Linoleum material. We talk to Antonia Faust, Deputy General Manager, about the history of the company and how they work with this natural material, creating hand crafted items.
    Read the full article

  • Michelle Hardy Senior Creative at Honest

    Michelle Hardy, Honest

    Fly Forbo 2019 Winner Interview

    Michelle Hardy - Honest - Fly Forbo 2019 Winner

    Filled with stunning architecture and inspiring art, each year we send our Fly Forbo competition winner on a trip of a lifetime to New York. As the deadline for this year’s competition looms, we caught up with 2018/19 winner, Michelle Hardy, Senior Creative at Honest, to hear about her time in the Big Apple.
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  • Anna Ray

    Anna Ray

    Meet the Maker

    Anna Ray - Meet the Maker

    Earlier this year, renowned textile artist, Anna Ray, took up a three-month residency at our Bamber Bridge factory, creating artworks inspired by the colours and yarns used in our carpet tiles, before premiering her creations at this year’s National Festival of Making in Blackburn, Lancashire.

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Trending

Trending

  • Biophilic Design

    Biophilic Design

    A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Biophilic Design A Healthy Dose of Nature

    Research into new circular materials, responsible materials sourcing and zero-emissions manufacturing processes: these are just some of the ways in which an increased respect for the environment is evident within the building sector. On an interior design level, this elevated environmental consciousness is expressed in a trend for sustainability. With this has come a blurring of the boundary between outside and inside. Most notably, through the trend for biophilic design.
    Read the full article

  • Safestep 17499

    World Day for Safety & Health at Work

    Floored It Blog Series

    World Day for Safety & Health at Work

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work in April marked an opportune moment to explore the topic of safety flooring – considering one third of all major workplace injuries are from slips and falls. Here we explain how to ensure you choose a sustainable and genuine safety flooring.
    Read the full article

  • Tessera Nexus Moodboard

    World Design Day 2020

    Sarah Foster-Smith, Forbo Senior Designer

    Read the full article

    To mark this year's World Design Day on 27th April, we caught up with our Senior Designer, Sarah Foster-Smith, to find out what inspired her to become a designer and what being a professional designer really entails.
    Read the full article

  • Global Recycling Day 2020

    Global Recycling Day

    Floored It Blog Series

    Global Recycling Day

    Global Recycling Day is organised by the Global Recycling Foundation and highlights the critical role that recycling has in preserving our natural resources and protecting the health of our planet. This year the theme was #RecyclingHeroes as the foundation looks to recognise the people, places and activities that demonstrate how recycling can contribute to ensuring an environmentally stable planet.
    Read the full article

Technical

Technical

  • Allura Flex instalation

    Acclimatisation

    Tech Talk March 2021

    The Critical Role of Acclimatisation

    My day time job is of course Head of Technical Sales and Support for Forbo Flooring UK Limited and in that role I too often see one or more of those basic elements overlooked.

    I appreciate that site conditions and unhelpful site agents sometimes make it difficult, but I would like to use my blog this month to focus on one that I feel simply gets ignored and perhaps even treated as unimportant - Acclimatisation.

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  • Expansion Gap at Wall

    Expansion and Contraction

    Technical Talk Feb 2021

    Expansion & Contraction

    You could be forgiven for thinking that this is going to be another article about expanding waistlines and what to do about it...

    But no, this is my second technical article for 2021 which will hopefully highlight that expansion and the need to consider it, is a recurring theme in flooring. What I will try to do is cover the most common expansion topics to hopefully give a useful overview.

    Read the full article with Garry Bateman

  • Coral Classic textile entrance system

    Needed, or unnecessary expense?

    Entrance Flooring Systems

    Entrance Flooring Systems Needed, or just an unnecessary expense?

    For Garry's first technical blog of the year, he focuses on a subject that has been a key element of most of his time in the flooring industry – entrance flooring systems (oftentimes referred to as ‘matting’).
    Read the full article

  • Sphera SD 550034 amethyst | SD 550032 soft lilac

    Keeping Static Discharges Under Control

    ESD Flooring in Healthcare

    ESD Flooring in Healthcare

    There are a range of different environments within a hospital that require protection from electro-static discharges (ESD) for the protection of patients, staff and equipment. But do you know how static discharge can be controlled? Garry Bateman, Head of Technical Sales at Forbo explains all here.
    Read the full article

  • Adhesives calculator

    From the Ground Up - Surface Regularity

    Technical Talk

    From the Ground Up - Surface Regularity

    The appearance, performance and durability of an installed floor covering will be determined to a large extent by the quality of the prepared subfloor and the conditions in which it is laid. Here, Garry Bateman, Technical Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses the importance of surface regularity in ensuring a flawless finish.
    Read the full article

  • Safestep 17499

    World Day for Safety & Health at Work

    Technical Talk

    World Day for Safety & Health at Work

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work in April marked an opportune moment to explore the topic of safety flooring – considering one third of all major workplace injuries are from slips and falls. Here we explain how to ensure you choose a sustainable and genuine safety flooring.
    Read the full article

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