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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex is the only flooring product available that combines the appeal of a textile floor covering with the practical and hygienic advantages of a resilient floor. Flotex is available in a wide range of colours & commercially viable designs, all whilst being able to withstand extreme wear & high traffic - perfect for very busy locations in leisure, education, office & retail environments. Flotex flocked flooring products are available in sheet, tile and plank formats.

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Why Flotex?

Flotex: the high-tech floor covering

There's a science to creating Flotex, that's what makes it so unique. Offering the warmth, comfort and acoustic properties of a textile combined with the durability and easy-to-clean benefits of a resilient flooring, Flotex is a smart floor covering and designed to enhance the performance of any interior, and it's built to last. There's nothing quite like Flotex flocked flooring.
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Flotex is a high tech textile that combines the warmth, acoustic properties and underfoot comfort of a textile with the durability and cleanability of a resilient floor covering.

There are 96 different shades in the Flotex Colour range. Carefully created in our colour lab, the palette has great chemistry with the latest interior trends. From subtle tones and pared back hues taken from the surfaces of urban builds to vibrant colour pops inspired by city lights, there's a whole spectrum to choose from. If that's not enough, work with our expert mixologists to create a colour unique to your project.
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Put Flotex in the spotlight and you'll discover its performance will never let you down. Flotex has been designed to handle high traffic and cleans up like new every time without wearing or fading. With a 10-year guarantee, it’s well suited to areas where durability and cleanability are essential. There’s no need to decide between functionality or style, why not have both with Flotex? It really is a showstopper! Learn more about Flotex Cleaning & Maintenance

Live Fast, Love Flock
In cities that never sleep, indoor environments are just as important as outdoor environments in terms of reducing emissions and enhancing wellbeing. With ultra-low VOC emissions, zero phthalates and the only textile to have the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™, Flotex covers all ground, creating better indoor environments in which to live, learn, work, interact and play. Learn more about how Flotex can benefit health.

Flotex Colour (2019) - 445022, 445027


Combining Style with Performance

Providing a world of choice with over 500 designs & colour ways and all of the required cleaning and maintenance benefits, Flotex can achieve both style and performance without compromise. Thanks to its high-density, flocked surface pile, Flotex can be digitally printed, offering endless design possibilities as well as high performance when it comes to functionality - this flocked flooring is exceptionally hard wearing and will restore back to its original appearance after every clean.

EN1307 annexe F – abrasion resistance
EN 1307, the European Standard that measures the performance of textile flooring, has recently annexed extra clauses to this standard to recognise that flocked floor coverings differ from textile flooring. In this new standard, a durability test has been developed to test abrasion resistance. The pile surface of the flocked flooring is rubbed back and forth 1,000 times with a 2cm wide pointed metal blade loaded with a 2kg weight. The aim of the test is to establish the durability of the flocked flooring. At least 50% of the pile must be retained at the end of the test for the product to meet the standard’s requirement. We test Flotex for 1,500 cycles and we achieve >90% of pile remaining.

Whether it’s water soluble stains such as coffee, ketchup, coca cola, wine, etc. or greasy stains like butter, engine oil or permanent marker, all can be removed easily from Flotex flocked flooring. Flotex can save you time and cut your cleaning costs as it is easy to clean, quick-drying and typically needs less water/chemicals than other textile floor coverings.


Flotex spot cleaning with water

Allergy UK

Creating Better Indoor Environments

Forbo's Flotex flocked flooring is the only textile floor covering to be awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™. Due to its highly dense pile, twice as many allergens are trapped in Flotex nylon fibres and released upon vacuuming in comparison to conventional carpet. The first textile to be approved by Allergy UK, this unique flocked floor covering is proven to positively impact on the lives of allergy sufferers.

Research suggests that there are 5.7 million people who could be allergic to their place of work. Read our Work Fever Report, compiled in conjunction with Allergy UK, and find out how Flotex can help create better indoor environments.

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Allergy Approved Floor covering


Flotex - greater than its parts

Thanks to its hard-wearing properties and durability benefits, Flotex flocked flooring has a product life time that surpasses that of ordinary textiles. Longer lasting, Flotex can help you to reduce cleaning, maintenance and refurbishment costs whilst retaining its visual appearance to a high standard.

How its made

•Flotex tiles contain 67% post-industrial recycled content and Flotex sheet contains 22% post-industrial recycled content.

•Both Flotex tile and sheet are GreenTag GreenRate Level A certified. and Phthalate Free

Flotex Sheet GreenTag Level A Certificate
Flotex Tile GreenTag Level A Certificate
Forbo Flotex Sheet - EPD
Forbo Flotex tile - EPD
Greentag Level A Flotex Sheet
Greentag Level A tile
Product Stewardship

•We have eliminated excess packaging from jumbo rolls of Flotex, which has cut our cardboard usage by 50 tonnes per year.

•Of all the electricity we buy, 100% comes from renewable sources. This means our Flotex production sites are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO 14001 certification.

How it performs

•Flotex is 100% waterproof which means you just need water and standard cleaning materials for an effective clean. You can also steam clean Flotex when hygiene standards demand it.

•Flotex benefits allergy sufferers and has received Allergy UK's seal of approval. It releases twice as many allergens on cleaning than standard carpet. To find out more click here.

•Flotex contains an antibacterial treatment to inhibit bacteria such as MRSA and E-Coli, which also helps to prevent the development of stale odours.

•We can collect installation off-cuts from our Flotex floors and recycle them back into Forbo products at our plant in Ripley, Derbyshire.

Flotex Colour Metro - CBE

Where to use Flotex?

Where to use Flotex?

Flotex's unique combination of design flexibility and high-performance functionality make it well suited to a wide array of environments, including Leisure & Hospitality, Office, Education and more. Forbo’s innovative online Room Planner allows you to drop Forbo's Flotex flocked flooring into a selection of room shots.

Installed in iconic buildings and premises in Australia and all over the world. Take inspiration from our Flotex references.

Flotex in Retail
Branding is one of the key elements of being a successful retailer. Flotex and the Forbo product portfolio offers a diverse range of coordinated flooring solutions that allow for creative personalisation of a retail space. The non-fray construction of Flotex makes it ideal for logo designs and as Flotex tiles can be installed with tackifier, they provide the retailer with maximum flexibility for layout changes of the floor space. Whether fashion, electronics, food gifts, literature or department stores, Flotex flocked flooring will meet your needs both aesthetically and functionally.
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Flotex in Offices
Flotex can offer a wide range of commercial and office sector-friendly designs. Stimulate and motivate staff with an uplifting design whilst giving them a workspace that is quiet and comfortable - Flotex offers impact noise reduction of up to 20dB. It is also the first textile floor covering to receive the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™. Research suggests that at least 5.7 million people in the UK could be allergic to their workplace. Flotex traps and releases twice as many allergens compared to conventional carpet when vacuumed, creating a better indoor environment for employees.

Easy installation with Flotex tiles and planks
Modular flooring is the preferred format in offices due the ease and speed of installation, storage, the flexibility of design and the use of raised access floors. Our Flotex Colour & Linear ranges are all available in tile format. You can also choose from our newest range, Flotex planks. Our tile & plank ranges offer a variety of installation methods to create a classic or contemporary floor plan.

Flotex in Leisure & Hospitality
Hotels, gyms, restaurants & other L&H spaces should make you feel welcome and reflect the unique identity of the venue or brand. Flotex offers a very broad colour palette and multiple formats making it ideal for creating a distinctive and individual flooring design yet retaining all the practical benefits of excellent acoustics, durability and cleaning properties. Our digitally printed collection, Flotex Vision and our designer ranges offer over 500 designs and colours for those looking for an impactful flooring design. With over 70 million fibres per square metre, Flotex has a highly dense pile so our unique digital printing technique can achieve an image quality of up to 650dpi – perfect for creating that ‘wow’ factor!

This flocked floor covering gives you all the warmth, slip resistance and sound absorbing properties of carpet, yet it can be cleaned using standard cleaning equipment – ideal for heavy traffic areas which are put through their paces by a constant stream of guests.
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Flotex in Education
Slip resistant, comfortable and quiet, Flotex is ideal for the education sector, ranging from nurseries all the way up to higher education. With engaging designs to suit all ages and great acoustic properties, Flotex can create a productive learning space for students. With a regular cleaning regime, Flotex cleans up like new every time, perfect for high traffic areas. It’s also safe and warm – great for younger children to play on! Thanks to our high definition digital printing, there is an array of fun and inspiring designs that both adults and children will love.
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Flotex in Healthcare, Aged Care & Assisted Living
Healthcare institutions should be caring, tranquil environments. Colour and design can help to create comforting environments that aid the well being of patients and softens the appearance of the clinical environment while still meeting all the required performance attributes, including cleaning, maintenance and hygiene. Being in a healthcare environment requires a surrounding that feels as comfortable as possible so that it can contribute to a healing environment.

In aged care and assisted living, the homely feel is key to create the right atmosphere for all residents. Our Flotex Naturals range offers true to life wood, stone and ceramic designs perfect for creating a comfortable and familiar space.
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Flotex Colour - 545022, 545024, 545028


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.

Flotex UK Soil classification 357x268


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If you would like to read more about our Flotex ranges, please visit the Flotex section of our Digital Portfolio.
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