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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex combines the practicality of a resilient flooring with the slip resistant and acoustic properties usually associated with textiles. Flotex is strong and hygienic, and, being completely waterproof, Flotex is also the only truly washable textile floor covering.

Flotex offers a warm, comfortable, hygienic floor covering that is suitable for any commercial specification. 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.

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  • Flotex Flocked Flooring
  • Flotex Colour Penang 382024
    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour is a collection with 3 designs which together form a rhapsody of colour across a broad spectrum. Ideal for education, health - and age care environments, leisure, retail and other commercial spaces.

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    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear represents a comprehensive choice of 5 linear designs designed to work together or on their own: Integrity², Complexity, Stratus, Cirrus and Pinstripe.

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    Flotex Vision

    Flotex Vision

    Flotex Vision is an inspiring choice of over 500 digitally printed designs to suit every taste or requirement, right down to a 'colour on demand' option.

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    Flotex Sottsass

    Flotex Sottsass

    Ground breaking both aesthetically and technically. The Flotex Sottsass collection is the result of a creative collaboration between Forbo Flooring and the Italian design studio, Sottsass Associati responsible for the famous Memphis Design trend at the end of the last century.

Why choose Flotex?

A choice, not a compromise

Flotex is a high tech textile which brings together the world of resilients and textiles connecting key performance indicators into one single product, that
delivers all you can expect from an innovative flooring solution.

Durable and 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 but 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

Technical Information

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Forbo has a wide variety of promotional and technical documentation available for each of its products. The documents can be found by going to the product selection of your choice. You are then able to download the related documents. Download Center

You can also immediately download the Flotex technical specifications here.
Flotex Technical Specifications

Flotex Technical Specifications

Allergy UK & Sanitized®

Allergy UK & Sanitized® treatment

Allergy UK
Flotex is approved by Allergy UK as it’s 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.

Sanitized®
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.

Sanitized

Flotex 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.

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Read more about Flotex

Would you like to read more about Flotex please download our brochure Flotex brochure

Flotex Brochure

Collection

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 help to create optimized and highly efficient products. 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 an resilient and its unique construction succeed in combining the best of both worlds, suitable for use in commercial environments however demanding the conditions.

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. 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.

Bionic Flooring Performance - Bee

Flotex & the environment

A sustainable product

Forbo’s manufacturing operations for Flotex in Great Britain and France secures a high quality products, produced with green electricity and minimum waste streams that are all recycled in the product. Flotex is created with nylon 6.6 fibres, all dies and inks 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. Spillage and waste does not occur.

Flotex makes use of waste streams of other Forbo production locations to be transformed into the backing of the products. Recycled content in Flotex is up
to 67% of the backing content. The real advantage for using Flotex is the extreme performance of the product, with a product life time that surpasses that of ordinary textiles by a factor 6. The product 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 the product can be recycled back into the production process.

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