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Marmoleum - Benefits

Characteristics of Marmoleum

Marmoleum, Forbo brand for Linoleum, is phthalate free, allergy approved and is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate). Learn more about the unique selling points of Marmoleum.

Marmoleum Marbled

Scratch resistant floor

Topshield2 is Forbo Flooring's high performance UV-finish which is applied to all Marmoleum floor coverings. Topshield2 prevents staining, scuffing and scratching for lasting appearance retention and provides for easy cleaning and maintenance at lower intervals. Our Topshield2 floor finish takes the performance of our Marmoleum floors to a new dimension.

Topshield2

Sound reducing floor

The best way to reduce sound is at the source. Acoustic floors have an important contribution in reducing noise in buildings. Our acoustic linoleum floors create a healthy environment by combining sustainability with excellent sound reduction properties. Our Marmoleum Decibel provides an impact sound reduction of 18dB.

Our Marmoleum Acoustic floors reduce impact sound by 14 dB. Marmoleum Acoustic is a twinlayer floor covering with a build-up from 2 mm Marmoleum and a 2 mm Corkment backing.

Acoustic Flooring

Phthalates free

Marmoleum contains no phthalates, no plasticisers and no mineral oil.

Phthalates are a family of chemical compounds primarily used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl flexible and pliant. The phthalates widely selected to soften vinyl are used because of their strong performance, durability and stability. Because they are used to soften vinyl and make it flexible, in these applications they are called “plasticizers.”

Exposure to some kind of phthalates has been linked to the rise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Created from natural, renewable materials, Marmoleum flooring is the most sustainable resilient flooring available.

Phthalate free

Marmoleum CO2 neutral (even without offset)

The weighted average of our Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) without offsetting, which does not affect the worldwide climate change. It combines ecological values with contemporary design and offers an important contribution to a sustainable world.

The manufacturing of Marmoleum is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) by itself. No offset is needed to compensate the emission.

CO2 neutral Marmoleum from cradle to gate

Allergy approved flooring

Our Marmoleum floor coverings have been awarded the prestigious “Seal of Approval” from Allergy UK, as, with the correct cleaning regime, they will not harbor allergens or house dust mites.

A recent report by Allergy UK estimates that there are at least 12 million people “allergic to their own home” with 58% citing house dust mites as a key trigger. Therefore the importance of floor coverings in creating better indoor environments should not be overlooked.

It’s also an issue that shouldn’t be ignored by educational, healthcare, office establishments or social care in fact any place where people are likely to spend a prolonged period.

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Naturally prevent the growth of bacteria

While the larger problems of bacterial infestation and indoor environmental health may not lend themselves to quick, easy solutions some steps can create an immediate improvement. A good first move is to replace products that add to the problem with ones that reduce the risk naturally.

Marmoleum is made of natural ingredients that resist microbial growth by their very nature. Thanks to the natural raw materials that go into the production, specifically flax seed oil Marmoleum gets its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria stems. An inherent property of the product, the bacteriostatic qualities of Marmoleum won't diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.

Raw Materials