Create a greener rail environment with Marmoleum FR² & Striato FR floor coverings

As we move to a more sustainability-conscious and eco-friendly society, green and naturally sourced products are at the forefront of consumption, and the rail industry is no exception. An increasing number of consumers are actively looking to reduce their own carbon footprint by not only changing their behaviour but also by buying from more conscious businesses. Creating an environment that is inviting, stylish and most importantly, eco-friendly is vital in encouraging people to travel by rail.

Designing rail vehicles to be greener is not just about using more conscious engine parts and electrical component, it also means using environmentally friendly products in the interior of the train. It is important to consider the impact of the supply chain and how your suppliers manufacture their products. 

Marmoleum FR² is a linoleum floor covering made from natural materials. A floor covering associated with sustainability, durability, high quality and innovative design.

Forbo’s Marmoleum FR² and Striato FR have been independently confirmed as CO₂ neutral floor coverings in the cradle to gate phase of the product’s life cycle, without the need for offsetting. In simple terms, the CO₂ produced in the extraction, transportation and manufacturing process of Marmoleum FR² / Striato FR is balanced by the removal of CO₂ through the growing of its natural ingredients such as flax, jute and rosin. As such, Forbo Marmoleum FR2/ Striato FR is the best flooring choice for every sustainable interior. By using durable materials in your rail projects, you can also contribute to a better environment.

In addition to its sustainability credentials, independent testing by the University of Glasgow (UK), has proved that Marmoleum has a unique suitability for a diverse range of environments where hygiene and the control of bacteria are important. Marmoleum FR2/ Striato FR are Allergy UK approved floor coverings.

To ensure long lasting appearance retention and ease of maintenance, all Marmoleum FR2/ Striato FR floor coverings include Topshield 2, a double layer, UV-cured finish that is scratch and scuff resistant. With its natural bacteriostatic properties and resistance to chemicals, it is the ideal solution for heavy traffic rail vehicles.

  • Homogeneous durable construction
  • A sustainable floor covering
  • Low life cycle costs
  • Naturally bacteriostatic
  • Lightweight at 2.9kg/m2
  • Wide range of designs and colourways
  • Aquajet cutting service available
  • Suitable for use with underfloor hearing

Available in an extensive number of designs and colourways Marmoleum FR2 creates a bright, fresh and modern look, enhancing any passenger experience. What’s more is Marmoleum FR² & Striato FR are both fully certified to meet rail industry standards (EN45545-2: HL3).

Find out what flooring solutions Forbo Flooring Systems has available for your next rail interior design project by visiting the transport section of our website.

Alternatively, if you wish for a Forbo Flooring Key Account Manager to contact you or to send in an enquiry then please email your details to the following address;

For more information please contact;

IKAM Marketing Manager

IKAM Marketing Team
Forbo Flooring Systems UK Ltd
High Holborn Road

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