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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex custom flooring

Forbo offers a unique Flotex collection of over 500 digitally printed designs in high level photographic resolutions. Flotex flocked flooring is a unique textile floor covering that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the comfort and warmth of a carpet.

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  • Flotex custom flooring
  • Flotex custom flooring
  • Flotex custom flooring
  • Flotex custom flooring
  • Flotex custom flooring
  • Flotex Wood 010074 shadow plank
    Flotex Wood

    Flotex Wood

    Forbo's high definition printing technology enables us to create amazingly realistic wood-look floors with the added benefits of impressive acoustic and slip resistance properties as well as reduced maintenance costs.

  • Flotex Floral Tulip Field
    Flotex Floral

    Flotex Floral

    The Flotex Floral flocked flooring collection contains floral designs ranging from abstract, graphic flower motifs to romantic images of roses and butterflies. We even offer some floral interpretations of the world famous painter Van Gogh.

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    Flotex Geometric/graphic

    Flotex Geometric/graphic

    Forbo’s digitally printed Flotex collection offers several geometric and graphic designs. Unique all-over flooring patterns with curves, triangles and squares that elegantly pull off trendsetting design and a classic style all at once.

  • Flotex Linear 700006
    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear

    Forbo’s digitally printed Flotex Linear collection offers unique linear designs, each with its own characteristics and ranging from muted and sophisticated colourways to very complex and multi-colour textures.

  • Flotex Organic 990201
    Flotex Organic

    Flotex Organic

    Organic shapes are currently a major interior trend. The liquid shapes are not regulated by any pattern or exact dimensions in their curves, angles or lines. The designs from our Flotex Organic collection are inspired by nature, they reflect the shapes we find in the natural world.

  • Flotex Textile - Check
    Flotex Textile

    Flotex Textile

    Forbo’s digitally printed flocked flooring collection offers several textile designs that make it possible to bring the warm look of tweed or linen into your interior. Textile patterns form an excellent combination with natural colours and materials.

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    Flotex Small scale pattern

    Flotex Small scale pattern

    The intricate play of networks and small scale patterns of this digitally printed Flotex collection create unique textured, non-directional floor visuals. Visuals with excellent dirt-hiding properties on a flocked floor that at the same time offers warmth and comfort and very good impact sound reduction.

  • Flotex flocked textile carpet vinyl flooring - Pink Lines
    Flotex Statement

    Flotex Statement

    This digitally printed Flotex flocked flooring collection contains a wide variety of photographic images that have been transformed into interesting and unique floors. Grass, leaves, water drops or zebra skin are just some of the possibilities amongst the wide range of images.

  • Flotex Junior World - Text
    Flotex Junior world

    Flotex Junior world

    Flooring needs to cope with the daily messes, hustle and bustle, especially when used in spaces for children. Forbo's high definition printing technology can create photo realistic flocked floors with the added benefits of impressive acoustic and slip resistance properties as well as reduced maintenance costs.

  • Flotex stone 010048 Roman spa
    Flotex Stone/Ceramic/Concrete

    Flotex Stone/Ceramic/Concrete

    Forbo's high definition printing technology enables us to create amazingly realistic stone-look floors with the added benefits of impressive acoustic and slip resistance properties as well as reduced maintenance costs.

  • Flotex Designers/Artist Mix & Match
    Flotex Designers/Artist collections

    Flotex Designers/Artist collections

    Forbo Flooring Systems has been very privileged to team up with world-famous designers such as Phillipe Starck, Tibor Reich and Ettore Sottsass. Many artists and designers have found inspiration from our advanced production methods, enabling them to achieve an exact translation of their design vision.

  • Flotex Natural world - bubbles
    Flotex Natural world

    Flotex Natural world

    Bringing nature indoors doesn’t stop at using plants. This flocked flooring range makes it possible to create a natural world indoors. Ranging from a thick layer of colourful autumn leaves to a riverbed and even a walk through space. Everything is possible!

Digital print

The digital world of Flotex

High definition digital print
With a smooth, velour like surface that looks and feels like a carpet, Flotex is the perfect textile substrate for vibrant designs and true to life visuals which can be produced in high level photographic resolution. All desired colour shades and hues can be achieved.

Fantastic effects
Digital print offers an infinite number of design options ranging from abstracts with intricate colour spectrums to realistic images of natural materials like sand, grass and water. Create 3D depth or a “trompe d ‘oeil” effect on your floor. Or bring nature into your room by choosing a floor covering with autumn leaves or flowers.

Endless design options
Digital printing is also well suited for those collections that require visual detail and effects that cannot easily be reached through conventional print. Our Flotex custom flooring collection contains more than 500 individual items.

Colour your own
Do you like the design, but you cannot find the colours you want? A large number of designs can be recoloured to perfectly match the colour selection you prefer!

Bespoke design
You can also create something bespoke for a truly individual solution. Whether it be photography, commercial branding or specific Pantone references, we can work to match your requirements. We offer a bespoke design service on request, please contact your local sales representative for more information.

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Flotex benefits

Flotex: the high-tech textile

Flotex is unique compared to other textile floors because of the fibre construction. By combining a high-density flocked surface with a heavy-duty resilient foundation Flotex offers the best of both worlds in terms of performance and comfort.

Comfortable & quiet
• The densely placed fibres provide a warm and comfortable surface
• Low in-room impact noise performance as well as good impact sound reduction (20dB) ensure quieter environments
• The wide range of designs create a pleasing floor covering for any environment

Safe & secure
• Flotex meets the HSE wet and dry slip resistance classifications for use on flat surfaces and ramps
• The grip of the surface of a Flotex floor provides confidence underfoot
• The non-fray construction avoids trip hazards
• Flotex is ultra-low in emissions and is phthalate free

Hygienic & washable
• The nylon 6.6 fibres capture allergens and fine dust from the air, all of which are effortlessly removed by vacuuming
• For spills, Flotex can be cleaned using water and a brush
• Steam cleaning or deeper mechanical cleaning with minimal detergent can be used after heavy soiling
• Regular cleaning restores Flotex to its original appearance without wearing and fading
• Flotex is the quickest drying textile floor covering for less down-time after cleaning
• Thanks to its technical and bacteriostatic properties, Flotex prevents mould and odours

Flotex by Starck

Images & video

Flotex images and videos

Here you find an impression of different Flotex designs and videos with more information about custom flooring and Flotex flocked flooring.

Magazine

Magazine for more inspiration

If you would like to find out more information about the possibilities of custom flooring, please click the following link to read our online magazine: custom flooring magazine

Flotex custom flooring

Allergy UK

Creating better indoor environments

Allergy UK has conducted a survey to ask people how they think about their workplace in relation to the presence of allergens. They concluded that close to 27% of working people could be allergic to their workplace.

Flotex has a unique construction that captures allergens and fine dust from the air and that is easy to clean. Due to its highly dense pile, twice as many allergens are trapped in Flotex's nylon fibres and released upon vacuuming in comparison to conventional carpet. A Flotex floor secures good indoor air quality which is important for allergy sufferers, and is therefore awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™ from the British Allergy Foundation.

Allergy approved flooring

Specifications

Technical information

You can also immediately download the following Flotex documents here:

Forbo Flotex Sheet, Tiles, Plank, AcousticPlus and Borders Specification
Forbo Flotex Naturals and Vision and Sottsass Specification
Flotex Vision Pattern Repeats
Flotex Sheet GreenTag Level A Certificate

Document download centre
Forbo has a wide variety of promotional and technical documentation available for Flotex flocked flooring, including technical specifications and environmental datasheets. All documents can be found on the following link document download centre

Flotex Wonderlab

Sustainability

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

Installation & floorcare

The installation, cleaning and maintenance of a Flotex floor

Full installation, cleaning and maintenance instructions for the Flotex flocked flooring range can be downloaded below:

Forbo Flotex Sheet - Installation Guide
Forbo Flotex cleaning and maintenance guide

Forbo also offer a full range of tools, installation aids and Eurocol installation products. To visit our full Installation and Floorcare section, pleaseClick here

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.

Flotex stain removal video

Flotex installation instructions