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Classroom Flooring in Education

The perfect classroom is an environment where pupils/students can feel comfortable, safe and inspired. With our wide range of Marmoleum classroom floor coverings we create a warm and welcoming classroom environment. Also a Marmoleum Classroom floor provides a solid, durable and hygienic floor covering as the basis for their education.

Marmoleum is a, hardwearing, low maintenance, safe and sustainable flooring solution in the educational establishment. These characteristics are perfect for classrooms where foot traffic and movement of chairs requires a durable floor covering.

More then phthalate free, no phthalates ever. Marmoleum does not contain PVC, Phthalates, or Styrene providing a safe and low emitting floor. Marmoleum can help with LEED, Well, and ILF Living Building Challenge credits.

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

✔ Natural raw materials
✔ Phthalates free
✔ PVC free
✔ Allergy approved

✔ Low emission
✔ Acoustic
✔ CO2 neutral (from cradle to gate - without offset)
✔ Prevent the growth of bacteria

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Healthy Classroom Environment

Children spend most of their time indoors, at home and in school. Children spend approximately 35-40 hours per week, for 9 month out of the year in a school building. Most of this time children will be in a classroom. The measured indoor air quality parameters indicate that children in elementary schools are subjected to large concentrations of CO2 and exposed to increased levels of particulate VOC’s and biological contaminants.

In safe classroom, floors are non-toxic, low emitting and compliant to all international standards. On top of this, a safe classroom floor is designed to prevent accidents. Forbo’s Marmoleum sheet and tile floor coverings and 100% solvent free adhesive products are the ideal products for school applications and allow building occupants to enjoy healthier, safer, and longer-lasting flooring solutions.

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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Phthalates free

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

Phthalate Free

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 anti-bacterial qualities of Marmoleum won't diminish over time, giving peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.

Independent tests prove that MRSA and staphylococcus aureus do not multiply on Marmoleum.

Raw Materials


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.

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Topshield2 - Characteristics

✔ No initial maintenance or polymer
✔ Less soiling and dirt pick-up
✔ Prevent the growth of bacteria
✔ Resistant against disinfectants
✔ Overall improved stain resistance

✔ Efficient & easy dry cleaning
✔ Simple maintenance
✔ Less scratches and dirt traps
✔ Surface can be repaired
✔ Surface can be refreshed


Lasting performance

At the same time Topshield2 has unique characteristics that allows the surface to be repaired or refreshed after years of use or accidents, creating a classroom floor with lasting performance over time.

Topshield2 has been designed to create a ‘ready to use’ Marmoleum that requires no initial maintenance or polymer application and is even more resistant to dirt pick-up, less prone to wear and has improved resistance to scratches and stains.

Acoustic Linoleum

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.

For schools, proper acoustic performance creates a quiet atmosphere (even if children are running in the corridors) to help children learn. Find out more about our Acoustic linoleum flooring solutions:

Acoustic Linoleum

Acoustic Flooring

Make it personal

Thanks to the exceptional state-of-the-art digital technology, Forbo can offer the option to create your own floor coverings, suitable for classrooms and other educational environments. There are virtually no limits to what can be achieved in terms of aesthetic design, color and intricate detailing.

Our Waterjet cutting technique offers sophisticated designs, perfect to create your own designs on your floor: a logo, text, or a piece of art the possibilities are endless. Choose tailor made laser engraving, with which your own design can be lasered on Marmoleum.

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Marmoleum collections

Naturally beautiful, durable, sustainable and healthy! Forbo Marmoleum floors are associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design. Our Marmoleum range includes solutions for virtually any type of application. Discover the natural beauty of Marmoleum flooring with over 300 colors & designs, ranging from marbled to linear and concrete, available in sheet, tiles & planks.
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Marmoleum Fresco 3271 & Splash 3430

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