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Flotex flocked flooring - Education

The Proven Clean-ability Benefits of Flocked Floor Coverings

A recent study performed by Cleaning Research International compared the cleanability of a flocked pile floor covering against a loop pile and cut pile carpet sample.

Each of the floor coverings were cut to the same size and after being conditioned in the standard atmosphere for testing textiles, the samples were weighed. Each sample was then soiled in accordance with BS EN 1269:1997 following Method B, using 10g of standard soil as specified in the standard. After soiling, the samples were reconditioned and reweighed. The samples were then cleaned by vacuuming with an upright vacuum cleaner fitted with a brush, a spray extraction, and a contra-rotating brush cleaner. At each stage, when dry, the samples were reconditioned and weighed to determine how much soil had been removed.

Flocked vs carpet tile soil removal graph UK

Furthermore, the drying characteristics of flocked floor coverings were tested alongside six different constructions of carpet. Each of the floor coverings endured was subjected to two passes using an industrial spray extraction machine and the moisture content that remained was measured after various periods of time, to establish how long they took to dry.

The results show that after just two hours, the flocked pile was substantially drier compared to the other constructions of carpet, with only 0.57% moisture remaining, and after five hours, the pile was already nearly completely dry.

With all of the above in mind, it is easy to see that flocked floor coverings are truly different to any other type of flooring available on the market in terms of cleanability. It is thanks to its precision-driven and unique manufacturing process that it is possible to produce such a hard-wearing surface, with a pile density of over 70 million fibres per sqm on an impermeable PVC backing.

Flotex drying characteristics graphic

The results above clearly demonstrate the cleanability of the flocked floor covering which had the least amount of soil remaining after each cycle, with a 77.7% mean of soil removed after the use of a contra-rotating brush cleaner.

Truly washable textile flooring

With 70 million fibres per square metre, Flotex flocked flooring has a highly dense surface pile, reducing the potential for soiling deposits. The upright fibres and impermeable PVC backing means fibres can be cleaned right down to the base. Dry soiling is easily removed using an upright vacuum cleaner whilst tougher stains and dirt can be removed with standard carpet wet cleaning machinery:

- 3 in 1 cleaning machine
- Hot water/spray extraction machine
- Cylindrical brush counter rotating machine
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