Forbo ‘Real’ Sheet Marmoleum
Forbo ‘Real’ Sheet Linoleum
Forbo Real Sheet Marmoleum is a natural floor made from 97% natural raw materials, 70% of which are rapidly renewable, along with a 43% recycled content. The key raw materials used in its production include linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant seeds, wood flour as production waste from controlled forestry plantations and jute, a crop whose fibres provide the material for the membrane onto which the linoleum is calendared.
With its ‘all-natural ingredients’, Marmoleum flooring is almost like creating a floor covering with nutrients. As a matter of fact, the process of making Marmoleum is not unlike to that of preparing an oven-baked apple pie. What makes Marmoleum special is that it is created entirely from raw materials obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in just 12 months time. Jute and flax are annual crops that can be harvested just like wheat or corn. Extracting rosin is a continuous process, while wood flour, a waste material from the timber industry, is derived from European industrial forrests, while lime stone is available in abundance.
With Forbo Real Sheet Marmoleum, it is the simple, natural ingredient combination that creates the product. Marmoleum has no additives to make it look better, no supplements to enhance its green profile and no artificial ingredients to improve stability or flexibility. Marmoleum is what it is and nothing else.
Finished with Topshield2; Forbo Floorings’ high performance UV-finish, 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.
- 97% natural raw materials
- 72% rapidly renewable
- 43% recycled content
High performance created by nature
Created from natural, renewable materials, Marmoleum flooring is the most sustainable resilient flooring available. It contains no phthalates, no plasticizers and no mineral oil. The key raw materials used in the Marmoleum production include:
● Linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant seeds
● Wood flour from controlled forests and
● Jute, the natural backing onto which the linoleum is calendared.
Forbo Real Sheet Linoleum has been measured against all of the important sustainable global eco labels.
Topshield2 is Forbo Floorings’ 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.
- Linseed and/or tall oil
- Tree rosin
- Wood flour
- Natural mineral pigments
- Jute backing
- USDA-certified bio-based product
- SMART & Allergy and Asthma Friendly-certified
- Pre-sealed with Topshield2
- Warranted for 25 years residential
- 5 years commercial
- Provides a 100+ year track record of performance and durability
- Adhesive- L885 or Sustain 1195