Marmoleum is made from natural, rapidly renewable, raw materials. The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years and it's a skill which you can't learn at any trade or craft school. In fact, only a handful of people know how to make Marmoleum.
How marmoleum is made
In simple terms, the CO2 produced in the extraction, transportation and manufacturing process of Marmoleum is balanced by the removal of CO2 through the growing of its natural ingredients such as flax, jute and rosin.
Therefore, the weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) without offsetting.
We are at a defining moment in our response to climate change. In the UK we are not exempt from the effects of climate change, from shifting weather patterns that have caused devastating flooding across large areas of the UK to coastal erosion, caused by more intense and frequent storms. These have impacts on all three pillars of sustainability - environmental damage, loss of livelihood and homes.
Our generation is the last one that can slow down or reverse climate developments. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly and above all, irreversible. People are more aware of what is happening and everybody can contribute on all levels, at home and at work. Taking responsible measures and using responsible materials will drive a positive change.
By using genuine sustainable materials, such as Marmoleum, in an office, school, train, hospital or retail store, you can contribute to a better environment!
Fact: "On average every square metre of Marmoleum 2.5mm sheet we produce actually relieves the environment of 42.5 grams of carbon dioxide"
To prove the eco-friendliness of our linoleum product, Forbo Flooring uses several assessments. The first is the life cycle assessment (LCA) technique resulting in an environmental product declaration (EPD). This declaration, which is transparent and third-party verified, is based on a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, to ultimate disposal or recycling.
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Whitepaper: Environmental Product Declarations as a Basis for Sustainable Building Choices
A sense of responsibility towards the environment and subsequent generations are important components of our daily activities. We are constantly working to further develop our products and make the production process more climate-friendly.
Our products receive many worldwide quality marks and certifications for being environmentally friendly. Marmoleum is the most sustainable floor covering in the world, so we are proud that environmental experts confirm this statement.
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Innovator & artist, Daan Roosegaarde, and CEO of the World Green Building Council, Cristina Gamboa, shared their inspirational outlook at the first Forbo Flooring Systems international webinar, entitled A vision for a CO2 neutral future.
During the webinar, the two guests also urged for change to start sooner rather than later. Gamboa: “Constructing a world that destructs, is no longer valid.”
Watch the full webinar