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Marmoleum - Live Forward

Follow the true CO2-neutral path

The path to real carbon neutral building is made from natural raw materials, not plastic. Our linoleum brand, Marmoleum, contributes to a healthy and sustainable indoor environment.

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Live Forward

Live Forward

As we all know, times are changing. Now more than ever, we need to take responsibility for the future of our planet and consider the way we eat, travel, work, relax... we have to change the way we live.

Over the last 125 years we have been mastering the art of producing linoleum, a CO2 neutral floor covering which can lead us on a path to a sustainable future.

Natural by nature

Marmoleum floor coverings are created out of natural raw materials, with no use of synthetic materials like PVC or Polyolefin. This makes Marmoleum the sustainable flooring choice for every indoor environment.

Marmoleum natural by nature

Made by humans

Because Marmoleum floors are made from natural raw materials, we depend highly on the humans who harvest and prepare the raw materials. By ensuring we only use the best suppliers, who look after their employees, we ensure the best quality of materials are being used to create Marmoleum.

Marmoleum human made


Marmoleum Products

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.

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Marmoleum products

Characteristics of Marmoleum

Marmoleum, Forbo brand for Linoleum, is phthalate free, allergy UK approved and the weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is also CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) - without offsetting

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Marmoleum Raw Materials

How it's made

The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand. Making Marmoleum flooring 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.

Find out how we make Marmoleum

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Raw materials

Marmoleum, is a floor covering made from natural raw materials. This makes Marmoleum the sustainable flooring choice. Find out more about the ingredients we use to make our Marmoleum.

Jute raw materials

Marmoleum and other flooring types

With the enormous variety of floors, we can imagine that it's not always easy to know the difference between different flooring types. We explain what the difference is between linoleum, vinyl, PVC, synthetic and rubber flooring solutions.

Marmoleum and other flooring types


Design & Inspiration

Marmoleum has over 300 colours across a variety of designs and formats. This blend of colours and designs offer the versatility to combine with other Forbo products.


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Healthy indoor environments

Floor coverings are an intrinsic part of the built environment, they are omnipresent in every square meter of our schools, health care facilities, workplaces, leisure centres and our home.

Forbo’s Marmoleum floors are designed to contribute to a safe, hygienic and comfortable environment.


Marmoleum in education


Marmoleum CO2 neutral (even without offset)

The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) without offsetting.

Carbon offset (or offsetting) means that the CO2 emission is reduced by taking other initiatives, like planting trees to compensate for the emissions. Marmoleum is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) all by itself.

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.

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Eco Labels

A sense of responsibility for the environment (and subsequent generations) is at the centre of our Creating Better Environments ethos.

Marmoleum has been awarded with a large array of international environmental certificates from independent third parties, such as the Nordic Swan, the Blue Angel and Nature Plus.

In addition, Marmoleum improved the environmental and wellbeing ratings of schemes such as LEED, SKA, BREEAM and the WELL building standard.

Find out more about our Eco labels


Circular Marmoleum

A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

Marmoleum is a product that epitomises these aims due to its unique properties, natural ingredients and modern manufacturing processes.

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Recycling linoleum


Marmoleum in different segments

  • Education


    Health and risk avoidance

    Marmoleum in education

    From pre-school to higher education, educational establishments demand attractive, hardwearing, low maintenance, safe, and sustainable flooring solutions. Durability and hygiene are important in areas used by children and young adults.

    Our most sustainable flooring solution, Marmoleum offers a wealth of color options, superior scuff and scratch resistance, coupled with the possibility to repair damaged surfaces.

  • Healthcare


    Infection control

    Marmoleum in healthcare

    When it comes to infection control and stopping Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), what better place to start than from the flooring up? 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.

  • Public buildings

    Public buildings

    Durability for high traffic

    Marmoleum in public buildings

    Working together with many government estates, local authorities and facilities managers - Forbo currently helps clients in the public sector continually achieve value for money by offering a fully integrated portfolio, delivered by one trusted supplier and supported by a dedicated Key Account Team.

  • Leisure hospitality

    Leisure & Hospitality

    Marmoleum in Leisure & Hospitality

    A visitors experience at any leisure venue is about much more than just the activities they get involved in while there. The impact of the interior scheme and the overall ambiance play a crucial role in giving them the ultimate visitor experience.

    From their initial impression on entering the building, right through to where they eat or shop, Forbo's Marmoleum portfolio makes it easy for you to choose the perfect flooring to set the tone in your venue.

  • Office

    Commercial offices

    Marmoleum in Commercial Offices

    The colors you use in your office should change with the type of business being conducted in the office. Your image is being projected, and judgments being made, the moment your door is opened. The right choice for your office colors can ensure that your image is a positive one.

  • Aged care

    Aged care

    Marmoleum in Aged Care

    We recognise that when it comes to choosing floor coverings for senior care facilities, the decision is about more than just function and performance. Creating an ambience that helps people to feel comfortable and relaxed is an essential requirement, in addition to making sure that the finishes can stand up to the daily demands.

  • retail


    Marmoleum in Retail

    A shoppers experience in any retail environment is about more than just the products you can buy. Creating the perfect environment in which customers feel relaxed and comfortable is key. From the first impression as they enter to the ease of navigation. Select the perfect Marmoleum flooring for your store.

  • Concrete private home

    Affordable Housing

    Marmoleum in Affordable Housing

    When it comes to major housing projects, we recognise that you need more than just a supplier. Our experience in collaborative working and involvement from the early stages of a project means we can provide a dedicated support service for affordable housing, helping you to choose the most appropriate product.

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    Marmoleum in Industry

    Forbo Flooring Systems is an international market leader with a wealth of experience in providing ESD and cleanroom flooring with its well recognized Colorex brand.

    Forbo offers a range of products to meet the needs of a variety of industrial environments. From ISO standard cleanrooms and static control flooring demanded in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries, to specialist flooring in general areas within an industrial site.

  • Transport


    Marmoleum in Transport

    A truly comprehensive product portfolio with leading edge products designed to meet the specific requirements of the rail, marine, bus and coach segments.

  • Furniture linoleum


    Furniture Linoleum

    Forbo Furniture Linoleum is a natural surfacing material that delivers the finishing touch for all high end furniture designs such as desks, chairs, stools, cabinets, doors and displays. It is renowned for its elegance and durability. The mat surface and it's warm, soft texture make it a unique furniture surfacing solution.

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From how they’re made to how they perform, we make truly sustainable floors that are good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment.

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"The path to carbon neutral is made from linseeds, not plastic"


Installation & Floor Care

Marmoleum is made to last. Through our installation and floorcare section, we aim to help you with your upcoming Marmoleum installations. Our installation and floorcare pages have comprehensive cleaning, maintenance and installation advice along with a series of YouTube video guides.

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Take a peek into a CO2 neutral future

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.”

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