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  • Sanitising Flooring

    From Covid-19

    Surestep Laguna 181482 Greige
  • As we deal with the ever-changing landscape, Garry Bateman, Head of Technical Services at Forbo Flooring Systems, provides some practical advice on how you can safely clean and sanitise floor coverings within domestic, commercial and healthcare environments; the significance of which has evolved tenfold since the coronavirus outbreak. Read the full article

  • Meet the Maker

    Thomas Eurlings Senior Designer

    Thomas Eurlings Senior Designer Vinyl at Forbo Flooring Systems
  • 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.
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  • Designing Linoleum

    May 2020

    Marmoleum Marbled 3428 fade arctic scenery
  • 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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  • World Design Day

    April 2020

    Forbo Mood Boards Tessera Chroma
  • To mark this year's World Design Day on 27th April, we catch 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.
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  • April 2020

    World Safety & Health Day

    Safestep R11 174922 & Surestep Wood 18802
  • As April marked the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, this blog takes 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.
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  • Global Recycling Day

    March 2020

    Global recycling month
  • On Global Recycling Day (18th March 2020), we look at why it is so crucial to recycle and what the flooring industry can do to help reduce unnecessary waste of natural resources.
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  • Pantone

    The Future of Colour

    Pantone Colour Direction
  • 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 the full article here

  • Design Series

    The Dynamics of A Building

    Tessera Chroma
  • Over time, there has been a strong shift in segment design. Before, there was clear uniformity; a hospital would look like a hospital and an office would be designed to be exactly what you would expect from an office, simply a place to work. Here, our Senior Designer, Marijke Griffioen, takes a look at how the boundaries between different segments have blurred, and buildings are adopting a variety of identities. read the full article here

  • Linoleum

    Rise of Off the Floor Applications

    Peaks and Plains Furniture Linoleum
  • The naturally smooth and durable nature of linoleum lends itself perfectly to finishing all kinds of surfaces, with the versatile material being used for much more than just creating beautiful floors. Our Senior Designer, Marijke, takes a look.
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  • Flocked Flooring

    The Proven Cleanability Benefits

    Flotex Colour Planks
  • With a combination of performance attributes that is hard to beat, flocked floor coverings have seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years, thanks to advances in technology. As part of our "Floored It" blog series, we look at the versatile floor covering and demonstrate how it offers an unrivalled cleanability compared to other constructions of flooring. Read the full article

  • Hotel Lobbies

    The New 9-5 Office?

    Allura Stone S62408 grey slate
  • With the rise in technology and flexible working hours having led to the line between work and life becoming increasingly blurred, as part of our Floored It blog series we look at how the need for social, remote working spaces is shaping hotel lobby design. Read the full article

  • Sensory Experiences

    Bespoke Flooring - May 2019

    Alura Fusion WP60405
  • In today’s competitive economic environment, businesses are constantly looking for ways to stand out. Whether it’s unique branding or clever marketing campaigns, Dorothé Kessels, Head of Vinyl Design, looks at how companies continually seek out opportunities to set themselves apart from the competition.
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  • CO2 Neutral

    A Conscious Choice - March 2019

    Marmoleum Splash
  • 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. Read the full article

  • Finding Magic

    Blending Materials February 2019

    Marmoluem Marbled Mood Board 3
  • With an increasing focus on creating interiors that have a more ‘lived in’ look, many designers are breaking down pre-conceived conventions by juxtaposing seemingly disparate materials, finishes and styles to create more fluid spaces. read the full article