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‘Innovative’ Topshield Pro finish launched by Forbo for its Marmoleum collection

TO meet the ever-changing demands of today’s commercial interiors, Forbo Flooring Systems has launched what it describes as an improved version of its water-based lacquer, applied to its Marmoleum collection: Topshield Pro.

Says the company: ‘Offering three times better protection than its predecessor, Topshield Pro will further protect the integrity of the design, while facilitating easy cleaning and maintenance.
Manufactured from 97% natural raw materials and CO2 neutral (from cradle-to-gate) without offsetting, Marmoleum is Forbo’s own brand of linoleum and is one of the most sustainable flooring solutions available on the market.

‘As a company, Forbo believes in creating better environments, which is why it is has invested in Topshield Pro to ensure its Marmoleum collection performs to the best of its ability when installed.’
The company continues: ‘Now the standard protection for Forbo’s Marmoleum collection, Topshield Pro has been independently tested, with results showing it offers three times better protection than its predecessor.

‘The two-layer system of the Topshield Pro surface finish technology means the floorcovering is much more resistant to wear-and-tear, as well as stains – including stains from hand disinfectant gels and infection control systems – ensuring a better appearance over a longer lifecycle.’

What’s more, says Forbo, with a new process introduced for applying Topshield Pro to Marmoleum, the finish is tougher than ever, and as a result the surface is less susceptible to dirt build-up and is easier to clean. ‘It also requires no initial polymer application, delivering a ‘ready to use floor’, which is better for the environment and reduces the cost of ownership overall.’

Karen Wilding, senior marketing executive at Forbo Flooring Systems, said: ‘In addition to the incomparable benefits Topshield Pro now delivers, one feature of Marmoleum that sometimes goes under the radar, is the fact that even at the end of its long life, it can actually be renovated for a second, third and even fourth life. This means if the flooring is accidently damaged, it can be restored without having to replace the entire floor, increasing the already long lifespan of Marmoleum, while delivering the lowest cost of ownership for a resilient flooring.

‘The launch of our Topshield Pro technology bolsters the benefits of Marmoleum even more, with the sustainability profile of the solution cementing it as a long-term and environmentally conscious solution.

‘As Topshield Pro is a water-based lacquer, the sustainable integrity of Marmoleum isn’t affected. Furthermore, Marmoleum is free from plasticisers and synthetic additives, as well as being low in emissions. Bacteriostatic by nature, it’s also been awarded the prestigious allergy UK seal of approval as, with the correct cleaning and maintenance regime, it won’t harbour dust mites.’

Forbo concludes: ‘Marmoleum is the perfect solution to create modern, healthy, and sustainable indoor environments in any building, whether that be a hospital, school, public building, or leisure space.’

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