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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex is a unique textile floor covering that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is a strong and hygienic floor, and being completely waterproof, it is also the only truly washable textile floor.

Thanks to the highly effective anti-microbial treatment Sanitized®, Flotex offers constant protection against bacteria, including MRSA, E-coli and the development of dust mites.

  • Flotex Flocked Flooring
  • Flotex Flocked Flooring
  • Flotex Colour Penang 382024
    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour is a comprehensive flocked flooring range of textile designs that are presented in 3 different allover styles and subtle print nuances: Metro, Calgary & Penang. The Metro Neon adds a special twist to this collection. All items are available in sheet and tile.

  • Flotex Linear Integrity2 350011 Checkerboard installation
    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear flocked flooring offers a stylish display of 5 individual linear designs that can be used in various installation types. The Flotex linear collection is colour coordinated between the ranges and can be combined to create exciting floor designs. Sheet and tile varieties of the collection give room for additional combinations.

  • Flotex Field Neptune
    Flotex Vision

    Flotex Vision

    With Flotex Vision, Forbo offers a unique collection of over 500 digitally printed designs in high level photographic resolutions. The designs are categorized into 6 themes, ranging from Floral patterns to realistic images of natural materials. All designs are available in multiple colour combinations. On this website you can find an example of each design in a certain colour combination.

  • Flotex Sottsass Wool
    Flotex Sottsass

    Flotex Sottsass

    Ground breaking both aesthetically and technically. Flotex Sottsass flocked flooring is the result of a creative collaboration between Forbo Flooring and the Italian design studio Sottsass Associati which is responsible for the famous Memphis Design trend at the end of the last century. The Sottsass designs present unique organic forms and irregular, apparently random patterns.

Why choose Flotex?

Flotex, the high tech textile

Flotex Flocked Flooring is a completely unique textile flooring that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is made up from a solid vinyl, reinforced base with a densely flocked surface of nylon 6.6. fibres, that are anchored firmly into the base layer.

Extremely dimensionally stable
Flotex is extremely dimensionally stable and has the optics of a textile floor covering, whilst being as functional and durable as well as easy to clean as any resilient floorcovering. Flotex is available in both Sheet and Tile formats.

Durable & comfortable
Discover the toughness and durability of Flotex which comes as a result of the 80 million nylon 6.6. fibres per square metre, while experiencing the quietness and comfort normally only associated with a carpet as a result of the impervious cushioned backing.

Quiet yet hygienic
The nylon fibres not only perform in sound absorption and comfort, they also capture allergens and fine dust from the air, all of which they effortlessly release in any cleaning action in both dry and wet conditions. Through its construction Flotex is protected against mould and odour’s whilst keeping up its appearance, as the floor restores to mint condition after every cleaning action.

Warm while washable
Simple every day vacuuming removes any dirt or dust trapped in the dense nylon surface. However also steam cleaning or deeper mechanical cleaning can be used after heavy soiling, requiring a minimum of traditional detergents. Simple cleaning action already restores Flotex to its original appearance. The wide array of colours and designs in which Flotex is offered, remain as vibrant and livery as the day the floor was installed.

Safe & sound absorbing
Flotex provides both low in-room impact noise performance (class A) as well as good impact sound reduction (>20dB), meaning a quiet room and a quiet building. Flotex also meets the HSE wet and dry slip resistance classifications for use of flat surfaces and ramps.

High-tech textile floor covering

Allergy UK & Sanitized®

Allergy UK & Sanitized® treatment

Allergy UK
Flotex is approved by Allergy UK as it has proven to have a positive impact on the lives of allergy sufferers. It has the ability to trap allergens and then safely release them to standard cleaning appliances. When cleaned, Flotex releases twice as many allergens compared to the cleaning of conventional carpets. More harmful allergens are removed, creating a more comfortable environment for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Flotex is treated with Sanitized® which suppresses the growth of house dust mite populations (dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) - even in places where it is difficult to reach for thorough vacuuming. Independent tests demonstrate that a dust mite population introduced to a sample of Flotex with Sanitized® is reduced by an average of 86% over an 8 week period.

Flotex Sanitized and Allergy UK

Bionic performance

Bionic flooring performance

Bionic technology combines biological methods and systems that are found in nature with man-made products and processes. This transfer of technology from the living fauna and flora helps to create optimized and highly efficient products.

Best of both worlds
A classic examples of bionic technologies is the development of water and dirt repellent surfaces that also can be observed from the leaves of the lotus flower. Flotex is neither a true textile, nor is it a resilient floor covering and its unique construction succeeds in combining the best of both worlds, suitable for use in commercial environments however demanding the conditions.

Precision printing technologies
Approximately 80 million minute nylon 6.6. fibres (flock) are as strong as a bamboo construction, yet creating the comfort of a moss surface. Precision
printing technologies used to manufacture Flotex mimic the rich colour pallet that can be found in nature to the smallest detail.

Capture of dust and allergens
Slip resistant in wet and dry conditions (comparable to R13), imitating the functions of the Gecko‘s feet. Like a honey bee collects and distributes pollen on the stems by hovering between flowers, the Flotex surface captures fine dust and allergens from the air and releases this completely during a simple basic cleaning action.

As such Flotex is the high tech textile that offers bionic performance, available in both sheet and tile.

Flotex Bionic Flooring Performance

Soiling classification

Flotex soiling classification

In circumstances where the design of the entrance system is inadequate for the level of traffic or unsuited to the type of soiling entering the building, dirt and moisture may be carried onto the surface of the interior floor covering.

Hiding dirt
Flotex is able to `hide' soiling to a greater or lesser degree depending on its colour and design. Using objective testing methods, we have graded every one of the Flotex designs on their ability to hide `general' dirt. The result of these tests is a soiling classifcation which is shown alongside each product reference number.



A sustainable floor

Green electricity
Forbo’s manufacturing operations for Flotex in Great Britain and France secure a high quality floor covering, produced with green electricity and minimum waste streams that are all recycled in the floor.

Water based
Flotex is created with nylon 6.6 fibres. All dies and inks that are used to create the Flotex designs are water based. No additional chemical processes take place other than high temperature steam treatment to secure the colours.

Recycled content
Flotex makes use of waste streams of other Forbo production locations to be transformed into the backing of the floor coverings. Recycled content in Flotex is up to 67% of the backing content.

Extremely durable
A big advantage for using Flotex is the extreme performance of the floor covering, with a product life time that surpasses that of ordinary textiles by a factor 6.

Simple cleaning & maintenance
Flotex can be cleaned by using water and a simple detergent. For most staining, simple household soap is enough to clean the product, while other detergent clean away ink, oil and more severe stains. After use Flotex can be recycled back into the production process.

Flotex the sustainable floor


Flotex flocked flooring documentation


Flotex cleaning & maintenance

The unique construction of Flotex flocked flooring is what allows to release soling like no other textile flooring. Unlike the looped and twisted fibers of a conventional carpet tile, the smooth straight fibres of Flotex do not trap particles of soil, allowing them to be removed without difficulty during cleaing. Most spills can be cleaned with plain water.

Download here the complete Flotex cleaning & maintenance instructions

Flotex floorcare instructions