Creating comfortable spaces with the updated Marmoleum Striato FR floor coverings collection for rail

Our newly updated collection of Marmoleum Striato FR linear designed floor coverings have been designed to create a contemporary and comfortable environment with a warm and welcoming feel for rail vehicle interiors.

With an intuitive reference to nature, the 16 references in the Marmoleum Striato FR collection make it possible to create various atmospheres within a space. The neutral, rich colours have the ability to adapt easily and come to life in combination with other materials as well as with each other. With Marmoleum Striato FR, the floor can act as a canvas offering endless possibilities.

Comfortable by nature
• The sustainable flooring solution: CO2 neutral (from cradle to gate) and PVC free
• Created from natural raw materials
• Made to contribute to a healthy indoor environment

Comfortable by design
• A collection with timeless, neutral colours that come to life in combination with each other and with other materials
• A directional pattern that supports guiding and zoning
• Adaptive, supportive and easy to work with

Comfortable in use
• A homogeneous floor covering built to last
• A visual with soil hiding properties
• Easy to clean and maintain


The main raw materials used in the manufacture of linoleum are linseed oil from the seeds of the flax plant, wood flour as production waste from controlled forest plantations and jute, a crop whose fibres provide the material for the membrane onto which the linoleum is calendared.

These raw materials are obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in just 12 months’ time. Jute and flax are annual crops that can be harvested just like wheat or corn. The extraction of rosin is a continuous process, while wood flour, a waste product of the wood industry, comes from European production forests. Limestone is available in abundance.

Forbo’s Marmoleum Striato FR floor coverings have been independently confirmed as CO₂ neutral 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 Striato FR is balanced by the removal of CO₂ through the growing of its natural ingredients such as flax, jute and rosin.

It’s ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria stems from the natural raw materials that go into its production, namely linseed oil. The bacteriostatic qualities are an inherent property of the product and won’t diminish over time, providing peace of mind and constant protection from the moment it is installed.

A floor covering solution that is easy to clean and maintain as well as durable, safe and comfortable for both wheeled and foot traffic. Awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval as, with the correct cleaning and maintenance regime, it won’t harbour dust mites, contributing to a better indoor environment for all.

To find out more about the full range of Forbo Flooring Systems’ floor and wall covering solutions available to the rail industry please contact us on:

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