Flotex Linear flocked flooring is made up of 5 stylish individual linear designs that are applicable in various installation types. Create exciting floor designs with the wide variety of colours that can be coordinated between the ranges. There are also sheet and tile varieties to give even more room for additional combinations.
The Flotex Colour collection features 4 designs which together form a rhapsody of colour across a broad spectrum, well suited for healthcare, senior care, and education environments. All designs are available in both sheet and tile and some items in plank format as well.
Flotex Vision offers over 500 digitally printed floor designs. The high density of the fibers enables realistic designs in high level photographic resolutions. The designs are presented in a flexible and always up-to-date Digital Library. Made to Order, 240 square yard minimum.
Sophistication & style in modularity. Forbo has seen the major modularity trend rising in flooring and has developed a range of Flotex Modular planks in 100x25 cm. This concrete textile flooring collection offers 6 exciting floor designs, giving an endless amount of possibilities to mix and match and adapt for any environment.
The textile designer Tibor Reich, the creator of Tibor, was one of the most well-known figures in the British post-war textile industry. Forbo has teamed up with Tibor Reich to create an exciting new range for Flotex. Most of the designs are derived from Tibor’s 1957 Fotexur collection. The Fotexur designs are printed on Forbo’s Flotex in bold bright colours and have a classic timeless feel, despite dating back to the 50s.
Philippe Starck created a collection of 3 systems, named Vortex, Artist and Twilight. Each of them comes in four separate parts that can be freely arranged to create patterns for your project that adapts to your needs and preferences.
Ground breaking both aesthetically and technically. Flotex Sottsass flocked flooring is the result of a creative collaboration between Forbo Flooring and the Italian design studio Sottsass Associati which is responsible for the famous Memphis Design trend at the end of the last century. The Sottsass designs present unique organic forms and irregular, apparently random patterns. Made to Order, 240 square yard minimum.
In collaboration with the Kröller-Müller Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, our designers have created 5 unique floor designs inspired by famous Van Gogh paintings. A tribute to Van Gogh, made possible by the unique characteristics of Flotex. Thanks to the high density of the fibres, Flotex is ideal to print digitally and this allows for picturesque floors. Flotex is strong and durable, so despite intensive use the prints will remain beautiful over time. Made to Order, 240 square yard minimum.
Bringing Nature Indoors
Flotex is a high tech textile which brings together the world of resilient 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. fibers per square meter, 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 fibers 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 mold and odor’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 steam cleaning or deeper mechanical cleaning can also 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 colors and designs in which Flotex is offered, remain as vibrant and lively 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.
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
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Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet
US Commercial Warranty
CA Commercial Warranty (French)
CA Commercial Warranty
Flotex Sheet Specifications
Flotex Modular Specifications
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 colors. 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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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.
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.
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.