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Architects/designers flooring guide

Looking for flooring inspiration or practical tools and tips on what to consider before, during, or after a project? Everything you need to make a confident and informed decision for your flooring project is just one click away!

DesignersW - Matthias Groppe, Paderborn

Getting inspired


Welcome to our flooring guide for architects and designers. Here you will find a multitude of inspirational tools that Forbo Flooring has to offer, all aimed at helping you discover the perfect flooring solutions for your project.


Take a look at our extensive portfolio of worldwide references, in which you can easily explore our diverse range of flooring products across different countries and segments. Discover the endless possibilities of Forbo Flooring.

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Ben de Graaff reference

Forbo Stories design blogs

Our blog series, Forbo Stories, is your source for factual design information. It covers a wide range of design topics, from details about biophilic and therapeutic design principles to the newest products and the latest trends in the industry. Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore the world of design and bring you the latest news and insights.


The Flowerbed | Forbo Flooring Systems

Inspirational pages

On our inspirational pages, you will find direct links to all sorts of inspirational content. View our Marmoleum Stories videos for testimonials of fellow designers and architects, discover our beautiful quarterly Moods of the Seasons, take a look at our inspirational Student Challenges or view our past webinars on several design topics.

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Mood of the Season TWO | Forbo Flooring Systems


Explore the world of architecture with our architect's magazine ArchIdea. Hear from top architects as they share their views and opinions on the industry. Plus, get inspired by stunning reference projects from around the globe, featuring our Forbo Flooring floors and Furniture linoleum.

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ArchIdea #66

About Forbo Flooring

Learn more about Forbo Flooring and our rich history in the flooring industry. With over 150 years of experience and a commitment to sustainability, we've become a global leader in the production of high-quality flooring solutions. Find out more about our company and join us on our journey towards a better tomorrow.

Read our corporate story


Finding your ideal solution


Did you find everything you needed to get inspired? Take the next step and let us help you find the ideal product solution for your needs.

Important things to consider

In order to select the flooring product that fits your project best, there are some important considerations that we have conveniently listed for you. Simply find all the information you need by clicking on a specific item below:

Important things to consider

  • Sustainability | Forbo Flooring Systems

    Environmental Product Declarations

    Research the circularity of a product

    Research the circularity of a product

    Consulting Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and opting for materials with significant recycled content can help reduce waste and carbon emissions, while promoting a circular economy that values the longevity and reuse of materials.

    About EPD & LCA View the recycled content in our products
  • Designing for Healthcare

    Health impact

    Find a product that promotes wellbeing

    Find a product that promotes wellbeing

    As flooring is part of the indoor environment in which people live, meet, and work, ensure to use products that contribute in a positive way to the health and well-being of the individual. Our Health Product Declarations have been created to further specify our products' low health impact.

    • Our flooring is guaranteed free of any banned toxics.
    • Our flooring products have low to even close to zero product emissions.
    • Our products are phthalate-free.
    • Our portfolio offers proven solutions against allergens and fine dust.

    Download our Health Product Declarations
  • DSDC 30 step LRV example

    Light Reflectance Value

    Find the right LRV

    Find the right LRV

    Choosing flooring with the right LRV can help create a safe and supportive environment for people. All our products carry a light reflection value, which can be easily found on each of our individual product pages.

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  • Acoustics


    Control the noise

    Control the noise

    Airborne and/or impact noise can be highly disruptive, making it challenging to concentrate or process information. Acoustic flooring can help reduce noise and create a more peaceful environment. Make sure you choose a floor with the correct acoustic value for your project.

    To our acoustic flooring collections
  • Allura cleaning and maintenance

    Easy cleaning & maintenance

    Consider the ease of cleaning

    Consider the ease of cleaning

    Considering the ease of cleaning when selecting a floor covering is essential to ensure the longevity and practicality of the space. An easy-to-clean floor covering not only maintains hygiene but also saves time, effort, and money in the long run.

    To the floorcare instructions
  • Fast Flooring | Forbo Flooring Systems

    Ease of installation

    Reduce installation and down time

    Reduce installation and downtime

    Choosing a floor that doesn't require adhesives is a quick, easy, and economical choice:

    • Minimal disruption and downtime, as installation can save over 50% of downtime if a new sub-floor is not needed.
    • The floor is ready for immediate use after installation; there is no need to wait 48 hours before using with heavy traffic.
    • None of the usual adhesive constraints, such as drying times and lingering odors.
    • Easy to remove and recycle at the end of life as there is no adhesive residue on the back of the material.

    View our Fast Flooring collections

Product pages and catalogue

Have a look at our comprehensive product portfolio and explore our wide range of flooring solutions for every space, from entrance to exit. Whether it's a new build or a refurbishment project, our integrated flooring portfolio has got you covered.

Browse through our product pages or download our comprehensive catalogue to find the perfect flooring solutions for your project.

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download our digital product portfolio

Product portfolio

Product finder

With our easy-to-use product selection tool, you can narrow down your search with filters or simply type in a name or product code. Plus, you can even search by NCS code to find the perfect color match.

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Product finder | Forbo Flooring Systems

Segment information

The right flooring can make all the difference. That's why we've created a segment-specific information page, where you can find everything you need to know about choosing the perfect flooring for your specific segment. From healthcare, office, industry, and education to leisure and hospitality, retail, and even transport, we've got you covered.

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Healthcare flooring trends


Our FloorVisualizer is your go-to tool for visualizing your flooring design ideas. With our user-friendly platform, you can easily create and customize flooring for any space or room. Plus, you can upload your own images to truly bring your vision to life.


FloorVisualizer | Forbo Flooring Systems

Brochures and factsheets

In our download centre, you can find brochures, EPDs/HPDs, installation guides and more. From sustainability to acoustics, our informative resources are designed to help architects and designers make informed decisions.

Download brochures and factsheets

Design for the Mind Whitepaper

Selecting your products


Have you made your choice yet? Do you know which Forbo Flooring product suits your project best? Then let us help you find the proper information you need to inform your client or secure the project.

Product pages

Our product pages offer a wealth of information on the specific product collections, table tops, videos, brochures, technical specifications, and even CAD files for the floor covering of your choice. Head to our product pages to ensure you have all the information you need for a successful installation.


Product pages overview | Forbo Flooring Systems

Order a sample

Ready to order a sample? Our quick and easy online service allows you to order physical samples of our products, so you can touch, feel, and experience our high-quality flooring solutions firsthand.

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Mini Samples - Designdepartment

BIM files

We offer a range of free BIM objects for most of the flooring products in our portfolio. With Forbo Flooring's high-quality BIM objects, you can easily plan and realise construction projects. Visit the Forbo Flooring page on the BIMobject and BIM Store platforms and download BIM objects for a wide selection of products from our portfolio.

More information on BIM

BIM Models

Digital sample books

Visit our digital sample book collection, where you can browse and select the flooring solution of your choice. Conveniently explore our different collections, even when you don't have the physical sample book at hand, and select and order samples with just a few clicks. It's also easy to bookmark and share!


Digital samplebook | Forbo Flooring Systems

After project completion


Congratulations on completing your project! But the work doesn't stop there. As a designer or architect, it's important to stay up-to-date with industry trends and innovations. Here's a list of services that Forbo Flooring provides:

Take-back program 'Back to the floor'

We are proud to be taking an active role in the circular economy by offering a program to collect installation off-cuts of Forbo Flooring products. As we strive to reclaim materials and reduce waste, our 'Back to the Floor' program is one of the ways we're making a positive impact on the environment.

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Back to the floor recycling scheme | Forbo Flooring Systems

Submit your project

Have you created a stunning project that you would like to submit for publication in Archidea magazine and/or have featured in our reference projects on the website? Feel free to contact us, and we will be more than happy to showcase your most beautiful or most sustainable projects.


Ben de Graaff reference

Newsletter service

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Customer support

In case you have any questions or are looking for further information on a specific topic, please feel free to contact our customer service. We are more than happy to help!


call center | Forbo Flooring Systems

Social media

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, news, and design ideas. Simply click on the social icons in our footer and start exploring!

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