FX Awards 2017: The Winners

Floor Covering

Winner: Marmoleum Cocoa
by Forbo Flooring Systems

Floor Covering Winner - Marmoleum Cocoa by Forbo Flooring Systems

Sponsored by Universal Fibers

Marmoleum Cocoa is part of the Marmoleum Solid range, a contemporary new linoleum collection by Forbo Flooring Systems.

Authentic in nature, its five individual ranges provide the foundation for creating pure, distinctive and modern spaces. Building on its exemplary natural ethos, Marmoleum remains a sustainable, resilient, flooring product: with the introduction of the new Cocoa range Forbo continues in its efforts to reduce and improve recycling.

Created from 97 per cent natural raw materials, including linseed oil and wood flour, 72 per cent of which are rapidly renewable, and with a 43 per cent recycled content, Marmoleum already achieves a natural high performance. The introduction of the Marmoleum Cocoa range goes one step further, however, by adding a seventh natural ingredient – upcycled cocoa shells from a Dutch chocolate producer.

The judges said:

‘Great story, staying true to its environmental heritage to produce a floor whose aesthetic relates to the new raw material – cocoa shells’

Finalists & judges' comments

Amtico Décor by Amtico
‘Simple, classic idea. These ideas are often overlooked in the rush for innovation but this will become a hero design for anyone who ‘gets it’’

Aspecta 10 by Chroma Global Flooring Solutions
‘This technical vinyl floor tile ticks performance boxes and has been well considered at every level’

Freestile by Chroma Global Flooring Solutions
‘The Freestile carpets expand the options with an interesting series of varied floor coverings’

Hospitality Collection by Crucial Trading
‘At last something to bring interest and quality to the commercial market. good range of textures and colours’

Desso&Ex Concrete by DESSO
‘A carpet that takes inspiration from concrete to create its colour variation. Very interesting’

Taralay Impression & Uni by Gerflor
‘Some geometric patterns, and solid colours are fresh and interesting’

Eco Collection by ITC Natural Luxury Flooring
‘Good quality, sustainable natural wool, neutral tones, craftsmanship...from the centre of carpet weaving in India’

Kährs Lux Collection by Kährs
‘Simplicity is a great strength. I love the newly sawn bare boards and ultra matt finish timber – no mean feat’

Colour Compositions by Milliken
‘Workable and interesting design concept’

Impress by Moduleo
‘Some good marketable designs and realistic embossing makes it a strong contender for the use of man-made materials'

Noraplan Lona by Nora Systems
‘Good commercial rubber-flooring range that brings quality, colour and texture’

ID Mixonomi – The Art of Mixing by Tarkett
‘A creative idea making the most of vinyl. Flexible and adaptable to various playful designs and configurations’

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