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The Flooring Group has been selling Forbo Flooring products for many years now. Below, Forbo Flooring Systems detail their products further;

About Forbo Flooring Systems

Forbo Flooring Systems is a leading global player in high-quality, commercial floor coverings & total solution flooring projects that include Linoleum, Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tiles, Flocked Flooring, Carpet Tiles and Entrance Flooring Systems.

With a market share of over 65% Forbo is world leader in linoleum which is sold in rolls as well as modular tile formats. For more information on the Group Structure, Executive Board and key figures of Forbo, please refer to the group website.

To download a brochure which provides an overview of Forbo Flooring Systems,

Our values
Our customers are at the heart of our business
Our products are innovative. They inspire our customers to create individual environments
Our people empower & motivate
Our planet we protect, invest & create a better environment

Forbo FloorCare method for Marmoleum

The Forbo Marmoleum collections are easy to clean and maintain, thanks to their smooth and highly durable Topshield2 surface. 

A Forbo floor is always beautiful and stylish to look at. A floor that’s comfortable to live, work and play on.

But looks aren’t everything; often, it’s the things you can’t see that really matter. We believe true sustainability is about creating links of shared responsibilities and values between all stakeholders.

Back to the Floor

We collect and recycle installation off-cuts through our ‘Back to the Floor’ programme.

It’s good for us as it provides material to recycle back into our products and its good for you as it saves money by recycling installation waste, rather than landfilling it.

To read how the scheme is already benefiting contractors, please download our case study using the link below.

We collect Marmoleum, smooth vinyl, LVT, cushioned vinyl, Flotex and Tessera carpet tile off-cuts from £7.50 per bulk bag. 

End of life carpet tile recycling

Forbo Flooring has links with a wide network of recycling companies and can bring customers and recyclers together so that uplifted carpet tiles can be recycled or reused. 

Save a Sample

Our save a sample scheme encourages customers to return samples to us once they have served their purpose. This allows the samples to be re-used or recycled rather than thrown in the bin, and ultimately reduces the amount of material going to landfill. 

Since the introduction of the ‘Save a Sample’ service in 2010 and the scheme’s popularity has been growing steadily each year. The quality of the samples returned is so high that the vast majority of samples (85% as of October 2014) can be reused so reducing the need to order virgin sample material.

If you have samples you would like to return to us, please ring 0800 731 2369 and we can either supply you a pre-paid label (if the weight of the samples is under 5kg) or alternatively, if you have a large amount of samples to return, we can organise a collection of suitably packaged material.

COLOUR, SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE FROM FORBO’S TESSERA TEVIOT CARPET TILES

One of Forbo Flooring System’s most popular carpet tile collections, Tessera Teviot has received a stylish colour refresh with new classic, contemporary and high impact shades now included. Designed to enhance the creative versatility of this practical yet high performance flooring option, Tessera Teviot’s diverse new colour palette will make it the go-to collection for commercial, educational and public sector applications.

Design. Safety. Performance: Allura Safety Tiles

Forbo Flooring System’s popular luxury vinyl tile offering, Allura, has been expanded to include an equally sophisticated safety tile range. The innovative new Allura Safety Tile combines the consistently stylish designs, flexibility and performance of Allura with sustainable slip resistance properties.

THERE’S A ROYAL WIN FOR THIS YEAR’S FLY FORBO COMPETITION

Forbo Flooring Systems is pleased to announce that Hazel Pearson from Michael Laird Architects (MLA) will be jetting off to Chicago this June following the company’s win at this year’s Fly Forbo competition – due to its impactful design at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) premises in Edinburgh. 

For the winning project, MLA created an efficient layout that clearly defined key areas within the RICS building. MLA achieved this by specifying Forbo’s Allura Wood vinyl tile and Tessera Mix carpet tiles in a very neutral colour palette, which acted as a backdrop for the striking accents of rich purple from Forbo’s Marmoleum range that helped to zone off the key areas. 

TANTALISING DESIGNS WITH FORBO’S TESSERA ALIGNMENT

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Tessera Alignment collection has recently been refreshed with a new contemporary colour palette, to provide specifiers with the ability to create truly individual designs. 

The multi-height loops of the Tessera Alignment range provides a distinctive bold, directional theme, which is tempered by the introduction of intersecting random blocks of rich cut pile. The result is a highly effective broadloom appearance and a unique linear style.

TANTALISING DESIGNS WITH FORBO’S TESSERA ALIGNMENT

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Tessera Alignment collection has recently been refreshed with a new contemporary colour palette, to provide specifiers with the ability to create truly individual designs. 

The multi-height loops of the Tessera Alignment range provides a distinctive bold, directional theme, which is tempered by the introduction of intersecting random blocks of rich cut pile. The result is a highly effective broadloom appearance and a unique linear style. 

The Eternal Look with Forbo

From chic metallic and bright sparkle designs to sophisticated natural wood and stone effects, Forbo Flooring Systems inspires designers with a far reaching range of designs as part of its new look Eternal general purpose vinyl collection. 

Colour and pattern are staggeringly influential in transforming a space, affecting the mood and atmosphere intrinsically. Forbo’s new offering to specifiers – across all segments – certainly reflects this by capturing a very fresh, vibrant look and feel, whilst retaining all the practical performing elements that have always made Eternal a hugely popular flooring choice.

Marmoleum Modular Lines

It is not often a floor covering collection comes along that provides so many opportunities to play and experiment in such a dramatic fashion. Mix, match, combine or contrast – create your unique expression as the new Marmoleum modular collection from Forbo Flooring Systems offers the possibility to create the floor of your choice.

Tessera Diffusion

Forbo Flooring Systems’ latest addition to its carpet tile collections builds on the continuing trend of softening geometric structures. Tessera Diffusion is a progressive move away from more angular shapes, instead incorporating a beautiful prism pattern that artfully relaxes the organised design through a play on light and shade. The result is a beautifully oblique design that still meets all the current requirements for commercial applications, creating fascinating contemporary floor spaces.

Nuway

Nuway, the market leading rigid entrance flooring system from Forbo Flooring Systems, has been enhanced to provide specifiers with even more choice. Along with the reliable high performance characteristics that Nuway is known for, the collection now boasts a more design-orientated approach as well as sustainable options. 

Janet Lowe, Market Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems comments: “By simplifying the specification process of Nuway – as part of an overall flooring scheme – we hope to open up more options for commercial and retail end users to create an entrance system that suits the specific needs of an entrance and the varied traffic.”

To find out more and to see other interior images available download the press release below or visit our Nuway web pages.

Flotex Colour

Bursting with bright, vibrant, refreshing, sumptuous shades, the new Flotex Colour collection from Forbo Flooring Systems packs in so many it’s clear to see why the unique hybrid product appeals to a wide variety of sectors and applications. 

Boasting a staggering 110 unique colourways, the new Flotex Colour collection also combines unbeatable bionic flooring performance with an Allergy UK Seal of Approval – making it ideal for all sectors, but particularly for education and hospitality; spaces where a visual stimulus and indoor air quality is important. 

To find out more and to see other interior images available download the press release below or visit our Flotex Colour web pages.

Flotex Linear

Durable and comfortable, quiet yet hygienic, warm while washable, safe but sound absorbing – all the characteristics needed to create better working environments in just one high quality floor covering: Flotex. Now Forbo Flooring Systems has introduced a linear ingenuity to its unique hybrid range. Flotex Linear encompasses the current directional trend and a sophisticated colour palette ideal for office spaces, with individual ranges created to work together to fashion integrated flooring design concepts.

To find out more and to see other interior images available download the press release below or visit our Flotex Linear web pages.

Tessera Contour

With interior designers persistently striving to create the most effective workspace environment, Forbo Flooring Systems offers a flooring solution that not only responds to ergonomic changes, but also evolves within the architectural space. Tessera Contour is a practical new carpet tile collection of 10 contemporary muted colourways inspired by both urban and natural environments. 

The repeated shapes in architecture and urban settings have heavily influenced the controlled geometric background of Tessera Contour. Responding to the demand from the marketplace for an evolution of the popular linear effect, a softer and subtler look has been diffused across the collection taking inspiration from sustainable architecture, whilst maintaining a close relationship to the natural landscape. The carpet tile structure is therefore relieved and broken by a more sensitively striated cut pile overlay, to reflect the diverse human and natural elements found in and around these landscapes. 

To find out more and to see other interior images available download the press release below or visit our Tessera Contour web pages.

STEP

Forbo Flooring Systems offers a brighter choice when it comes to safety flooring with its newly launched STEP collection. Pioneering technical developments have resulted in a range of products that signify the very best of performance coupled with a fresh design direction – all fully guaranteed.

A step away from the more traditional “safety flooring” colours and designs, demonstrating that there does not need to be any compromise when it comes to combining the two key elements of safety and design. 

With an increased use of safety floors in the private sector the demand for warmer and more welcoming finishes is growing. Forbo’s advances in technology see revolutionary STEP safety crystals embedded throughout the wearlayer, providing a fully slip resistant solution. The entire collection meets with the prevalent UK slip standards; wet Pendulum test >36 and >20 surface roughness, as well as EN1385 for sustainable slip resistance. 

To find out more and to see other interior images available download the press release below or visit our STEP web pages.

Tessera Contour

With interior designers persistently striving to create the most effective workspace environment, Forbo Flooring Systems offers a flooring solution that not only responds to ergonomic changes, but also evolves within the architectural space. Tessera Contour is a practical new carpet tile collection of 10 contemporary muted colourways inspired by both urban and natural environments. 

The repeated shapes in architecture and urban settings have heavily influenced the controlled geometric background of Tessera Contour. Responding to the demand from the marketplace for an evolution of the popular linear effect, a softer and subtler look has been diffused across the collection taking inspiration from sustainable architecture, whilst maintaining a close relationship to the natural landscape. The carpet tile structure is therefore relieved and broken by a more sensitively striated cut pile overlay, to reflect the diverse human and natural elements found in and around these landscapes. 

To find out more and to see other interior images available download the press release below or visit our Tessera Contour web pages.

414 Euroflex Lino Plus

Low solvent, fast tack linoleum adhesive.

Suitable for:
Marmoleum sheet (inc. Marmoleum Acoustic)
Marmoleum Modular planks & tiles
Corklinoleum
Bulletin Board

Article reference: 414
Order unit: 14kg
Coverage: Up to 32.5m²

414 EUROFLEX LINO PLUS SAFETY DATA SHEET
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646 Eurostar premium

Very low-emitting, moisture-resistant flooring adhesive. Wet set application method. 

Suitable for:
Marmoleum Modular planks & tiles

Article reference: 646
Order unit: 12 kg
Coverage: Up to 50m²

646 EUROSTAR PREMIUM SAFETY DATA SHEET
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614 Eurostar Lino Plus

Very low VOC-emission linoleum adhesive with a high initial grab for the installation of linoleum in sheets and tiles, linoleum aquajet designs and borders, and cork-underlayment. Roller-castor-chair resistant.

Suitable for:
Marmoleum sheet (inc. Marmoleum Acoustic)

Article reference: 614
Order unit: 11 kg
Coverage: Up to 42m²

614 EUROSTAR LINO PLUS SAFETY DATA SHEET
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615 Eurostar Lino EL (EC-1 conductive)

Solvent-free conductive linoleum adhesive with a high initial grab, very low VOC-emission. Electrical resistance < 105 Ohm, Very low VOC-emission, micode EC 1, solvent-free, non flammable, easy and safe to apply, high initial adhesion strength, favourable spreading capacity, roller-castor-chair resistant. Suitable for: Marmoleum Ohmex

Article reference: 615
Order unit: 11 kg
Coverage: Up to 42m²

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540 Eurosafe Special

Solvent-free floor covering adhesive with a high initial grab for the installation of PVC floor covering in sheets and tiles, cushion vinyl, PVC backed carpet, rubber floor covering in sheets and tiles with a smooth back and polyolefin floor covering. Solvent-free, non-flammable, easy and safe to apply, high initial adhesion strength and final bond strength, favourable spreading capacity, roller-castor-chair resistant.

Suitable for:
Marmoleum Decibel

Article reference: 540
Order unit: 13 kg
Coverage: Up to 52m²

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640 Eurostar Special

Very low VOC-emission floor covering adhesive with a high initial grab for the installation of PVC floor covering in sheets and tiles, cushion vinyl, PVC backed carpet, rubber floor covering in sheets and tiles with a smooth back and polyolefin floor covering. Very low VOC-emission, emicode EC1, solvent-free, multi-purpose application, easy and safe to apply, favourable spreading capacity, high initial and final bond strength, roller-castor-chair resistant.

Suitable for:
Marmoleum Decibel

Article reference: 640
Order unit: 12 kg
Coverage: Up to 53m²

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530 Eurosafe Cork

Solvent-free wall and floor covering adhesive with a high initial grab for use on permanently dry walls, floors and stairs.

Non-flammable, easy and safe to apply, high initial adhesion strength.

Suitable for:
Corklinoleum
Bulletin Board

Article reference: 530
Order unit: 13.5 kg
Coverage: Up to 24m²

530 EUROSAFE CORK SAFETY DATA SHEET
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Welding Rods

Marmoweld Solid (plain colour)

After installation, Forbo’s linoleum floorings can be hot-welded for functional, decorative and/or hygienic reasons. Marmoweld Solid is available in plain colours to match our Marmoleum colours. 

Order Unit: 50 lm
Colours: all Marmoleum colours

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Marmoweld MC (multi colour)

After installation, Forbo’s linoleum floorings can be hot-welded for functional, decorative and/or hygienic reasons. The patented multi-coloured Marmoweld MC allows creation of invisible seams.

Order Unit: 50 lm
Colours: all Marmoleum colours

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Subfloor and Underlay Systems

Forbo Quickfit Panels

The Forbo Quickfit system comprises self-adhesive MDF panels and moisture resistant, sound insulating Forbo foam. 

Forbo Quickfit offers: A rapid, smooth finish. Quick and easy installation. No visible subfloor seams. Excellent moisture barrier. Easily removable. Improved impact sound insulation in combination with Forbo Foam (ΔLw = 23 dB according to EN-ISO 140-8 and 717-2). 

Suitable for:
Marmoleum sheet (inc. Marmoleum Acoustic)
Marmoleum Modular planks & tiles

Order Unit: 1 pack (3.6 m²)
Gauge: 7mm
Width: 1200mm x 600mm panels

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Forbo Foam

Polypropylene foam for use with Quickfit panels laminated with metallised foil. The foil top layer incorporates a self-adhesive overlap of 20 cm for secure seams.

Order Unit: 1 roll (25lm))
Gauge: 4mm
Width: 1mm
Length: 25lm

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Corkment

Corkment underlay can be used in combination with regular Marmoleum to achieve an impact sound reduction of 14dB. 

Suitable for
Standard Marmoleum sheet & Marmoleum Modular

Not recommended for use with Marmoleum Acoustic or Marmoleum Decibel

Order Unit: min 1.25lm x 2m
Gauge: 2.0mm
Width: 2.0mm

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VinylBase

Acoustic underlay with 18 dB sound reduction. 

Suitable for
Standard Marmoleum sheet & Marmoleum Modular

Not recommended for use with Marmoleum Acoustic or Marmoleum Decibel

Order Unit: 1 roll
Gauge: 2.0mm
Width: 2.0mm
Length: 35 lm

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Sarlibase

Loose lay underlay system for damp or contaminated subfloors.

Suitable for 
Standard sheet Marmoleum

Not recommended for use with Marmoleum modular, Marmoleum Acoustic or Marmoleum Decibel

Order Unit: 1 roll (35 lm)
Gauge: 1.5mm
Width: 2.0mm
Length: 35 lm

Skirtings & Profiles

Skirtings provide both a functional and attractive junction between the floor and the wall. The variety of colours and materials available allow creation of practical and attractive designs.

Marmoform S Skirting

Marmoform S set in coved skirtings offer an attractive functional and durable skirting detail. Welded to Marmoleum, Marmoleum S skirtings provide a hygienic watertight finish.

Order Unit: 1 pack (13 pcs per pack)
Size: 1 pce = 100mm x 50mm x 2400lm

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Marmoform S Corners

Preformed Marmoform S Inner and outer corners can be used in conjunction with Marmoform S skirtings to provide a hygienic and watertight floor-to-wall junction and protects the base of the wall during cleaning.

Order Unit: 1 pack (7 pcs per pack)
Inner corner: 1 pce = 100 x 50 x 140 x 140mm
Outer corner: 1 pce = 100 x 50 x 100 x 100mm

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Marmoform SW Skirting

Marmoform SW Skirtings provide the same functional and hygienic benefits as Marmoform S, but with the addition of a Uni colour Marmoweld top edge finish.

Order Unit: 1 pack (12 pcs per pack)
Size: 1 pce = 100mm x 50mm x 2.4lm

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Marmoform SW Corners

Marmoform SW corners provide the same functional and hygienic benefits as Marmoform S corners, but with the addition of a Uni colour Marmoweld top edge finish. 

Order Unit: 1 pack (12 pcs per pack)
Inner corner: 1 pce = 100 x 50 x 140 x 140mm
Outer corner: 1 pce = 100 x 50 x 100 x 100mm

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Marmostrip W Skirting

A flat Marmoleum skirting strip with a matching uni colour top edge finishing strip.

Order Unit: 1 pack (34 pcs per pack)
Size: 1 pce = 55mm x 2.4lm

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Marmoleum MP Covering strip

Marmoleum MP covering strip is a self sticking strip, covering the expansion gap between the wall and the floor.

Order Unit: 1 pack (4 pcs per pack)
Size: 1 pce = 22.5mm x 2.4lm

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Marmoleum MF Click Skirting

This MDF Click skirting covers the expansion gap between the wall and the panels of Marmoleum Click. The skirting is easy to saw and can be fixed with either glue or screws.

Order Unit: 1 pack (4 pcs per pack)
Size: 1 pce = 13mm x 55mm x 2.4lm

Leveling Compounds & Sealants

Forbo Eurocol is a leading manufacturer/supplier of technical products for renovation and new construction projects. Specialists in tile adhesives, grout materials and leveling compounds and all ancillary products, we also manufacture a complete range of adhesives for the installation of floor and wall coverings.