“Unexpected Nature of Linoleum”

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“The joy of seeing crystals glinting in rock; the serenity of an emerald green lake; the myriad shades of lava as it evolves through the ages. No matter how much we think we know about nature, nature has a way of surprising us.”

-Forbo Flooring Systems

This particular collection of linoleum called Unexpected Nature by Forbo does not claim to be green, sustainable, or made of renewable plant materials.  Instead it plays on the mental need for exposure to nature by drawing inspiration for the flooring from a few choice landscapes.  The goal for the design is to bring the experience that nature causes into people’s lives and homes.  While the intention seems good and well purposed, it seems merely an attempt to replicate an emotion that is still better found in the scenery itself.



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