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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 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 sheet

    Flotex sheet

    Flotex sheet floor covering is the perfect textile flooring solution for almost every commercial and public area. We offer multiple Flotex brands that are available in sheet format, so there is always a design that fits your needs. Flotex sheet can be perfectly combined with our Flotex Borders collection.

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    Flotex tiles

    Flotex tiles

    Flotex flocked flooring tiles are high-quality textile floor coverings in sizes 50x50 cm and/or 50x25 cm. All these Flotex tiles are very easy to combine with other flooring solutions and formats, so you have endless possibilities to create your own modular design. We offer two different brands in tile format: Flotex Linear and Flotex Cityscape.

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    Designer sheet ranges

    Designer sheet ranges

    Forbo Flooring Systems collaborates with world-famous designers to create new, unique flooring designs which are applicable in multiple environments. By combining the creativity of our own designers with the expertise of known designers all over the world, Forbo Flooring Systems ensures that we constantly offer new, special flooring designs. Our Flotex designer ranges are all available in sheet material, which can be easily combined with other materials and design formats.

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    Flotex Planks

    Flotex Planks

    Sophistication & style in modularity. As modularity is a major trend in flooring, Forbo has developed a unique range of Flotex planks of 100x25 cm with which stunning floorplans can be created. Ever seen a concrete textile flooring? We offer 6 exciting floor designs that offer endless possibilities to mix & match, perfectly adapted for all sorts of environments.

About Flotex

Flotex, the high tech textile

Flotex Flocked Flooring is a unique textile flooring that combines the hard wearing & durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is available in both sheet and tile formats.
Watch the Flotex video to learn more

Product construction
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. It is extremely dimensionally stable and has the optics of a textile floor covering, whilst being as functional, durable and easy to clean as any resilient floor covering.

Durable & comfortable
Discover the toughness and durability of Flotex which comes as a result of the 80 million nylon 6.6. fibres per m2, 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 odours 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

Environment

Flotex: the 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

Documentation

Flotex flocked flooring documentation

Floorcare

Flotex cleaning & maintenance

The unique construction of Flotex flocked flooring is what allows to release soiling 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 cleaning. Most spills can be cleaned with plain water.

Download here the complete Flotex cleaning & maintenance instructions

Flotex floorcare instructions

Soiling classification

Flotex soiling classification

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 divided in: superior appearance rating, good appearance rating and moderate appearance rating. The rating is shown alongside each product reference number.

Flotex soil hiding flooring

Allergy UK

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.

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Video

Video

Watch the Flotex video to learn more about this unique textile floor covering.

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