9-10 October 2024 | RDS | Dublin
9-10 October 2024 | RDS | Dublin

Marmoleum Cocoa flooring: natural innovation from Forbo

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Cocoa floor covering comprises a combination of sustainable Marmoleum flooring mixed with cocoa husks.

The Dutch region De Zaanstreek – the region where the Forbo Marmoleum factory is located – is an area where a lot of cocoa is produced and processed. This was the inspiration for the company’s new cocoa floor covering which comprises a combination of sustainable Marmoleum flooring mixed with cocoa husks.
The tough cocoa husks are a waste product of cocoa production. They are collected and finely ground and then spread onto the Marmoleum. The cocoa husks also have facets of different colours and give the floor a unique granular look and feel.
Marmoleum Cocoa is climate positive and ready for circular use, reducing the carbon footprint and increasing the use of post-consumer recycled content. It can be used over and over again. It is made from 97% natural and renewable raw materials. Of this, 43% is combined recycled content from end-of-life, post-installation, cross-industry and closed-loop waste streams.
Of the recycled content, 33% is recycled pre- and/or post-consumer flooring waste. The balance between pre- and post-consumer waste varies due to the availability of installation waste and old flooring obtained through Forbo’s Back to the Floor program. To ensure high-quality flooring, all recycled content is fully tested for health and safety standards before it is reused in new floors.
The production process for Marmoleum Cocoa flooring results in less pollution and every square metre saved from incineration after its lifetime saves emissions to the equivalent of 1.8 kg of CO2.

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