Forbo's refreshed Marmoleum Solids collection takes inspiration from nature.

Inspired by the enduring trend for contemporary interiors that connect with modern nature, Forbo Flooring Systems updates its Marmoleum Solids collection.

Starring a selection of harmonious, nature-based hues, this revised collection builds on the success of Forbo’s climate positive Marmoleum flooring. Arranged intuitively in four staple, design-led ranges, the plastic-free Marmoleum Solid collection comprises 72 colourways - 26 of which are new – all future orientated and complementary to contemporary design trends.

Featuring both muted and neutral tones, the refreshed colour palette provides architects and designers with a considered, high-end flooring finish that uses 98% natural, raw and rapidly renewable materials in its production. Independently certified Climate Positive cradle-to-gate, with no offsetting, specifiers can be sure they are incorporating a responsibly manufactured product into their scheme.

Combining the sumptuous speckles of cocoa husks with the soothing base of mineral tones, the Cocoa range adds subtle texture. Designers can now choose from 16 versatile colourways, including six new ones, such as the earthy ivory Pannacotta or the rooted warmth of turmeric inspired Curcuma. Plus, a selection of anchoring greys such as; Hummus, Stracciatella, Black Tea and Chia Seeds.

The use of cocoa husks - a by-product of the cocoa industry - included within the manufacturing process results in a modern flooring solution that meets the interior design trends and sustainable building requirements of today, and into the future. Fully committed to closed loop manufacture, Forbo’s ‘Back to the Floor’ programme ensures upcycled end-of-life Marmoleum is also reused in its production.

The Concrete palette offers subtle illusion of a poured concrete floor, whilst also infusing the warmth and naturalness inherent in Marmoleum. The refined collection features 15 new colourways, from Neptune that suits mix and matching applications to options that stylishly meet the coloured concrete look.

For a soft and natural appearance, the Walton collection provides a plain visual with a subtle texture, while the Piano palette gives a soft, subtle fibre feel combined with a plain background to create a semi-plain design, ideal for areas where light dirt hiding properties are required.

Commenting on the launch of the new Marmoleum Solid range, Donna Hannaway, head of marketing at Forbo Flooring Systems, said: “It reflects our commitment to creating flooring that goes beyond the conventional, fostering a blend of luxury design, sustainability, and well-being. Marmoleum Solid is designed to be the ‘new face’ of linoleum – we want the latest collection to demonstrate linoleum’s capabilities as a modern-day floor finish. It is the most sustainable offering on the market and is ideal for architects and designers who are working towards a more circular economy approach.

“We’ve vastly updated the colour offering, steering to more muted and neutral tones, which offer longevity in terms of timeless style. This new colour shift is actually part of a wider update, which will see the new colourways coincide with our other ranges, enabling architects and specifiers to create an integrated design scheme across all floor finishes.”

Offering three times better protection in terms of wear resistance, stain resistance and cleaning and maintenance compared to the previous surface coating, Marmoleum Solid is finished with Forbo’s highly durable and award-winning Topshield pro surface finish. The longer the floor can be used, the more circular it is.

Other categories in Forbo’s flagship Marmoleum range include Marmoleum Marbled, a natural and colourful collection that blends properties for perfect soil-hiding characteristics and Marmoleum Linear, an accessible, warm and connective option with a directional pattern to create a feel-at-home atmosphere.

In celebration of the climate positive flooring solution, Forbo has teamed up with Dezeen to launch a design competition, challenging architects and designers to create an interior space that promotes wellbeing using Forbo’s Marmoleum material.

The Marmoleum Design Challenge tasks entrants with creating a small space that can provide respite and enhance wellbeing in environments such as schools, offices or hospitals – anywhere where you can play, learn, work or heal. To learn more, and enter, click here.

To explore the Marmoleum Solids range, visit Forbo's website or pop into Material Source Studio.