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Build to Rent

Flooring for Build to Rent

Today's accommodation demands more. It goes beyond a place to live, offering stunning interiors and amazing amenities. From state-of-the-art gyms and shared residents' lounges, to cafes, fitness and well-being suites and even flexible workspace.

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Expertise in Build to Rent

Expertise in Build to Rent Projects

Our fully integrated portfolio of floor coverings can cater for every aspect of these modern neighbourhoods, delivering standout aesthetics coupled with the durability and ease of maintenance required to keep spaces in top condition.

We understand that a holistic approach to designing living and communal spaces is key, which is why we have created a comprehensive portfolio of textile and resilient floor coverings that can work together to create fully integrated flooring systems from entrance to exit.

With the importance of community and socialising a strong driving influence in the build and running of Build to Rent Accommodation, we can provide a variety of floor coverings that cater to the high end aesthetics required for communal socialising spaces, while still delivering the performance factors required by those who build and maintain them.

From entrance to exit, whether new build or refurbishment, our integrated flooring portfolio can help you choose the right flooring solutions for your project.

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Spaces

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Products

Suitable flooring products for Private Rental Accommodation

Allura – luxury vinyl tiles

Presenting the ultimate in realistic and abstract designs, the Allura collections fuse natural material expression with state of the art production techniques and processes to create beautiful yet functional flooring solutions:

- Modular plank and tile formats for complete design freedom
- Market leading PUR finish for ease of cleaning
- The beauty of wood and stone without the cost implications of their natural counterparts
- Allura Flex, Allura Click Pro and Allura Decibel offer increased sound impact reduction options
- Allura Ease, Click Pro and Puzzle are part of our adhesive free Fast Fit collection and can reduce downtime by over 50% - essential when a quick turnaround between changes of tenants is required.
View the Allura Collection

Allura Decibel in Housing
Flotex Colour (2019) - 545022, 545024, 545028

Flotex – flocked flooring

Flotex flocked flooring gives you all the warmth, slip resistance and sound absorbing properties of carpet, yet it can be cleaned using standard cleaning equipment – making it ideal for communal use areas such as gyms.

What's more, it is the first textile floor covering to be awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval™, helping to create a better indoor environment for residents.

Flotex ranges Learn more about flotex

Nuway & Coral - entrance systems

In constant use, entrance areas to apartment buildings can quickly become wet, dirty and potentially hazardous to residents and their visitors. Our Coral and Nuway entrance systems are tough and resilient, and can play a critical role in reducing the potential for slips and trips by preventing dirt and moisture from being tracked in.

- Coral textile solutions offer both sheet and tile formats
- Removes up to 95% of soil and moisture and reduces cleaning times for interior floor coverings by 65%*
- Nuway rigid systems for areas subject to heavy point loading and wheeled traffic

Discover our Nuway and Coral entrance flooring systems
*Independent testing by Cleaning Research International

Coral Brush 5764 petrified grey
Marmoleum Splash 3428

Marmoleum – linoleum sheet and tile

A naturally CO2 neutral* flooring solution, Marmoleum offers a wealth of colour options, superior scuff and scratch resistance, coupled with the possibility to repair damaged surfaces.

Our Marmoleum sheet collection offers a palette of over 300 colours across options of sheet, tile and plank formats, while our Bulletin Board and Furniture Linoleum ranges offer sustainable options for surfacing solutions.

Take a look at our Marmoleum collections

*The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate), without the need for carbon offsetting. Read more .

Bespoke & Designer - unique flooring

Turning your floor space into a unique interior statement has never been easier thanks to Forbo Flooring Systems wide range of bespoke design and print options. There are virtually no limits to what can be achieved in terms of aesthetic design, colour and intricate detailing.

View our bespoke design options

Forbo Flooring has also been very privileged to team up with some amazing designers including Phillippe Starck, HemingwayDesign and Tibor Reich. Many have found inspiration from our advanced production methods, which in many cases, allow high definition digital printing, enabling the designers to achieve an exact translation of their design vision.
Click here to find out more about our exclusive designer collections

Flotex by Starck Palazzo

Sustainability

Marmoleum - natural linoleum

A truly CO₂ neutral floor covering
Forbo’s Marmoleum is made from an average of 97% natural raw materials.

So it’s no surprise that it is the world’s leading, sustainable resilient flooring.

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

Find out more about Marmoleum

Marmoleum Concrete in Parker Hannifin Staff Area
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Entrance Flooring Systems

Keeping the world outside, outside
From old carpet fluff to abandoned fishing nets, many of our Coral collections are made from ECONYL® – a high quality yarn made from 100% regenerated polyamide.

The primary backing of Coral Welcome is made from recycled plastic PET bottles.

We make Coral in a factory that runs entirely on green electricity and sends virtually zero waste to landfill and 100% of our aluminium, steel and rubber waste from our Nuway production is recycled.

And for those customers wanting a ‘natural’ entrance system, we offer Nuway Tuftiguard with Bamboo scraper bars. Bamboo is a sustainable species of grass and one of the fastest growing plants on earth.
Find out more about our EFS products

Tessera - carpet tiles

Industry leading recycled content
All of our UK-produced tufted carpet tiles have at least 57% recycled content (by weight), with some containing an impressive 76%.

We’re also reducing the amount of virgin materials we use. For example, instead of throwing away yarn ends, we rewind them and tuft them into our Tessera range. We even have several ranges made with up to 100% ECONYL® regenerated yarn.
Discover the Tessera range

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Social Accountability

We care for the people that touch our business, from employees to suppliers. That’s why all our UK manufacturing facilities and most of our sites in Europe are certified to SA8000®. The SA8000 Standard is one of the world’s preeminent social standards which aims to protect workers along each step of the supply chain and we are the only UK flooring company to have achieved this certification. Forbo was also involved in the development of BES 6002 (BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard) and became the 1st flooring company certified to this standard.

Back to the Floor Recycling Scheme

We collect clean installation off-cuts of Forbo products through our ‘Back to the Floor’ programme.

It’s good for us as it provides material to recycle back into our some of our products and it’s good for contractors as it saves money rather than landfilling it. We collect Marmoleum, Eternal, Sarlon and Sphera smooth vinyl, Allura LVT, Novilon cushioned vinyl, Flotex and Tessera carpet tile off-cuts.

To find out more just contact Back to the Floor on 0161 925 8760, backtothefloor@forbo.com

Download: Back to the Floor leaflet

Back to the Floor

Net Zero Carbon

Marmoleum caring for your tenants

Whether it's a heavy traffic communal areas and corridors or private living quarters, multiple occupancy buildings require hardwearing, low maintenance safe and sustainable flooring solutions.

Manufactured using 97% natural, renewable raw materials, Marmoleum does not contain PVC or Phthalates providing a safe and low emitting floor. Marmoleum is also approved by Allergy UK as it does not harbour dust mites.

The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) - without offsetting, which means it contributes to the Government’s target to achieve net-zero by 2050. Marmoleum can also help with schemes such as LEED, SKA, BREEAM and the WELL building standard.

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

✔ Natural raw materials
✔ Phthalate free & PVC free
✔ Allergy UK approved
✔ Low emission
✔ Acoustic options
✔ CO2 neutral (from cradle to gate - without offset)

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Natural Raw Materials

Marmoleum is a flooring product made primarily from renewable natural resources. The top layer is linoleum, a bio-based, ecologically produced material made from 97% natural raw materials.

The craft of manufacturing linoleum has evolved over the last 150 years. Forbo has been driving this development through its Marmoleum brand. Making Marmoleum 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.
Read more about natural raw materials

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Marmoleum Collections

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.
Discover our Marmoleum Collections

Marmoleum products

CO₂ neutral (without offset)

Improve the world, start with the floor. The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO₂ neutral (cradle to gate) - without offsetting.

Marmoleum combines ecological values with contemporary design and offers an important contribution to a sustainable world.
Discover why Marmoleum is CO₂ neutral (cradle to gate)

CO2 neutral

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.
More information about installation & Floor care
Marmoleum FAQs

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Design & Inspiration

Marmoleum has over 300 colours across a variety of designs and formats. The blend of colours and designs offer the versatility to combine with other Forbo products.
View our latest Marmoleum projects, or visualise your ideas using our interactive floor planner.
Marmoleum Design & Inspiration
Marmoleum Projects
Floor planner

Design

Creating Better Environments

Inline with our sustainability strategy, we use various transparent certification systems from independent third parties (worldwide) to have our floor coverings regularly checked and evaluated.

Marmoleum has multiple characteristics that contribute to a healthy indoor environment. Through our flooring solutions, it is our ambition to make a positive contribution to your health and wellbeing.

Read about how Marmoleum contributes to healthy interiors
Read more about circular Marmoleum

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Acoustics

Keeping it Quiet: Acoustic Flooring

The acoustic comfort of those who inhabit multiple-occupancy buildings is paramount in their design. At Forbo we can offer a range of acoustic flooring solutions designed to reduce the impact of sound travelling from both adjoining spaces and from floor to floor.

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Allura Decibel in Housing

Allura Luxury Vinyl Tiles

As the trend for bringing a natural look and feel into living spaces continues, wood and stone effect flooring delivers best aesthetic appeal. However options such as laminates and even the real thing itself do little to contribute to the acoustic performance of the space, and ultimately the comfort of building users. Our NEW Allura Decibel collection combines acoustic performance of 19 dB with durability and high end aesthetics.

- Beautiful wood and stone designs offered across multiple tile and plank formats
- Tackified installation to keep downtime to a minimum and to aid re-use of floors
- 100% dimensionally stable, avoiding gaps between tiles appearing over time
- Offers 19 dB impact sound reduction for quieter buildings
View the Allura Decibel collection

Modul'up Decibel

Modul'up sheet vinyl is a "lay flat, stay flat" floor covering solution that does not require any adhesive. Our high traffic Decibel acoustic version offers underfoot comfort and impact sound reduction of 19 dB.

- Ideal for communal areas where keeping noise to a minimum is desired
- No need for adhesive, so keeps downtime in busy areas to a minimum and can be waked on immediately
- No VOC emissions or lingering adhesive odours for a healthier indoor environment for occupants.

View the Modul'up collection

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Flotex flocked flooring

Looking immaculate whatever comes it's way, and designed to handle high traffic, Flotex flocked flooring offers up to 20 dB impact sound reduction. Offering all the comfort of a textile combined with the cleaning properties of a resilient flooring, Flotex is designed to handle heavy traffic and is ideal for use in communal areas such as dining rooms, gyms and socialising spaces.

- Slip resistant and offering up to 20 dB impact sound reduction
- Available in sheet, tile and plank formats for design freedom
- Allergy UK approved for healthier indoor living environments

Find out more about Flotex

Inspiration & Downloads

  • Forbo Acoustic Whitepaper UK February 2021

    Whitepaper
    The Importance of Controlling Noise in the Built Environment

Floorplanner and design service

To create your floor and make up your mind what would fit best we have several tools and services. Our floorplanner helps you to place our floors in a variety of different spaces found within a multiple occupancy building, and even combine them, so you can see how it looks.
Start playing with our floorplanner

Our design service can even go further. We can help you design your floor. Our team of designers is ready for you, get in contact and let them know your requirements, send them the pictures of the current situation or the desired solution and they will come up with floor plans and product proposals.
Contact our design team

Floorplanner

Get inspired by our references

Many establishments worldwide are using Forbo floor coverings. Visit our reference section and be inspired.
Explore our references

iQ Student Accommodation Flotex Concrete Planks in Cinema Room