MARMOLEUM: Made of 97% natural raw materials
Marmoleum is a floor covering by Forbo. It is made from natural, rapidly renewable, raw materials. The weighted average of Marmoleum product range is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) without offsetting, meaning that the CO2 emission is reduced by taking other initiatives, like planting trees to compensate for the emissions.
In simple terms, the CO2 produced in the extraction, transportation and manufacturing process of Marmoleum is balanced by the removal of CO2 through the growing of its natural ingredients such as flax, jute and rosin.
Marmoleum is also phthlate free and allergy UK approved, contributing to a healthy and sustainable indoor enviroment.
How it is made:
Flax seed oil: The main ingredient in Marmoleum is flax seed oil, produced by pressing the seeds of the flax plant. The flax plant is an easy-to-cultivate species delivering annual crops of flax seed as well as fibres for the textile industry.
Wood Flour: Wood flour is obtained from the waste material of the timber industry. The wood of roots and branches are finely ground and used in linoleum. No tropical hardwoods are ever used.
Pine Rosins: Pine rosins are mixed with the vegetable oil pressed from the flax seed to produce a flexible binder. The pine trees, from which the rosins are extracted, come from controlled forestry locations throughout the world.
Jute: The reverse side of Marmoleum is made from woven jute. Jute (also known as hessian or burlap) is a natural and important eco-friendly vegetable fibre. It is produced from the stalks of the jute plant. Jute is plentiful and highly renewable.
Limestone: Limestone is one of the world’s most abundant resources. After sand, it is the most available natural material in the world.
Pigments: When it comes to our beautiful colours, only ecologically friendly pigments are used.