Flooring re-launch ‘inspired by Mother Nature’

Forbo Flooring Systems says its re-launched Marmoleum Marbled collection was ‘inspired by the breath-taking colours and textures found within natural landscapes’.

The company added: “With an independent Environmental Product Declaration confirming carbon neutral status in the production phase, Marmoleum (2.5 mm) also helps to minimise the embodied carbon of a building – with this latest collection designed to help users feel at one with nature.

Consisting of five ‘organic structures’, two newly developed, the collection apparently ‘represents a walk through nature’ – Fresco has a soft marbled structure, which is available in ‘subtly blended tone-on-tone shades that form a delicate aesthetic’, such as a lavender lilac, to ‘exciting bright and trend-led shades’, like lemon zest and ruby. Real is Forbo’s ‘classic blend’, with ‘warm neutrals and calm greys’, while Vivace is ‘the liveliest blend’, manufactured from six to eight colours. Forbo said: “The differentiated elements combine to create a chameleon-like product that adapts to a multitude of interiors.”

New design blends include Terra, a ‘tight and highly contrasting small-scaled marbled structure inspired by igneous rocks, available in an authentic mix of natural shades’, and Splash, ‘which from a distance appears light grey with a slight nuance in tone, yet up close it is an overall light grey with the flecks of colours peeking though’.

Tamar Gaylord, senior designer – Linoleum, at Forbo Flooring Systems, said: “The new Marbled collection has been designed to help create inspirational interiors to re-connect end- users with nature, naturally – no matter what environment it is installed within, whether it be in a hospital, a retail location, school or an office.”

Marmoleum is manufactured from ’94-98% natural raw materials’ (including linseed oil, rosin, wood flour, jute and limestone), which Forbo says makes it one of the market’s most sustainable floorcoverings. The 2.5mm version is now also independently Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) confirmed as a carbon-neutral floor covering in the manufacturing phase of its lifecycle. The collection is finished with Forbo’s Topshield2, a water-based polymer UV cured finished ‘to deliver a durable and easy-to clean-floorcovering




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