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Celebrating 150 Years of Linoleum

For Forbo Flooring Systems, 2013 is a year of celebration to commemorate the most original and sustainable floor covering ever: linoleum. Invented and patented by Frederick Walton in 1863, he started production in Staines, Middlesex. 150 years on and Forbo’s own brand of linoleum; Marmoleum®, is the world market leader in this specific resilient flooring category, with manufacturing plants in Assendelft, Netherlands and in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

It is a floor covering with a great heritage and the way in which it is created still reflects the authentic craftsmanship that was used 150 years ago. Forbo’s Marmoleum contains 97% natural raw materials, 72% of which are rapidly renewable, and a 43% recycled content. It is for this reason that linoleum remains an ingenious invention and a very popular choice today...
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