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Flotex Principles

Flotex Principles of Education is a 4-part collection of complementary styles, designed for the education market segment and beyond. Ensure the Future, Empower the Mind, Encourage the Heart, Explore the World. The core principles of education from K-12 to higher learning and throughout life. Warm and cool neutral tones, rich jewel tones and bright primaries come together to create a well rounded palette providing a broad spectrum of combinations and possibilities through design and color.

56 colors make up the Flotex Principles collection, including Ensure (14), Empower (14), Encourage (14) and Explore (14). The warm and cool neutral colorations in the collection are not only great supporting colors for the Primaries and Jewel tones, they fulfill a clear need throughout a range of interiors. The primary palette provides colors found in early learning lessons about the color wheel and color mixing that extend to team colors and mascots in elementary, middle, high school and university environments as well as providing a pop of color to brighten any environment. Rich jewel tones create warm, inviting spaces and blend well with the balanced warm and cool neutrals that round out the palette.

The 4 designs are organic, natural textures created through subtle value steps of color. Textures like the stitched structure of Ensure, the depth and layers of Empower, the organic woven nature of Encourage to the timeless linear variation of Explore.

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  • Flotex Principles
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  • Ensure Slate
    Flotex Principles Ensure

    Flotex Principles Ensure

    The Principles of Education
    Ensure, Empower, Encourage and Explore. The 4 designs in the collection are familiar textures with rich histories that stir a feeling of nostalgia that is comforting and reassuring. The organic nature of the designs pair well with wood, stone, concrete, marbleized visuals and more, all available on a range of Forbo products.

    Flotex Ensure is a stitched structure reminiscent of cross stitch and hand hooked textiles. Alternating highlights and low lights create a rich, tactile surface. Ensure the Future.

  • Empower Slate
    Flotex Principles Empower

    Flotex Principles Empower

    The Principles of Education
    Ensure, Empower, Encourage and Explore. The 4 designs in the collection are familiar textures with rich histories that stir a feeling of nostalgia that is comforting and reassuring. The organic nature of the designs pair well with wood, stone, concrete, marbleized visuals and more, all available on a range of Forbo products.
     
    Flotex Empower is a linear pattern with depth and layers created through soft transitions of texture and color. Empower the mind.

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    Flotex Principles Explore

    Flotex Principles Explore

    The Principles of Education
    Ensure, Empower, Encourage and Explore. The 4 designs in the collection are familiar textures with rich histories that stir a feeling of nostalgia that is comforting and reassuring. The organic nature of the designs pair well with wood, stone, concrete, marbleized visuals and more, all available on a range of Forbo products.

  • Encourage Steel
    Flotex Principles Encourage

    Flotex Principles Encourage

    The Principles of Education
    Ensure, Empower, Encourage and Explore. The 4 designs in the collection are familiar textures with rich histories that stir a feeling of nostalgia that is comforting and reassuring. The organic nature of the designs pair well with wood, stone, concrete, marbleized visuals and more, all available on a range of Forbo products.

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About Flotex planks

Flotex planks: sophistication & style

Flotex is neither a true textile, nor is it a resilient flooring. Its unique dense fiber construction succeeds in combining the best of both worlds: comfort
& resilience. Flotex offers a flooring solution for areas where safety, hygiene and well-being are in high demand.


As modular flooring is a major trend, we've developed our new Flotex Planks collection, containing 6 unique designs in plank sizes of 9.84” x 39.37”(100x25 cm). Stunning floorplans can be created with the contemporary designs that match every requirement.

Application & use
The versatile Flotex Plank designs lend themselves equally well to contemporary or classic office environments as to areas like airport lounges, congress centers, restaurants or hotels.

The Wood and Seagrass design, because of their natural and warm feel, even go down well in homely environments like housing for the aged and care facilities.

Sophistication & style
Flotex Planks offer endless possibilities to mix and match colours within 1 design. Laying patterns can also create stimulating and lively environments with zigzag motives or herringbone designs. Flotex Planks show little repeat in their patterning, creating interesting and beautiful floors even when only 1 single colour is used.

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Floorcare

Flotex Floor Care

The unique construction of Flotex allows to release soiling like no other textile flooring. The smooth straight fibres of Flotex do not trap particles of soil, allowing them to be removed without difficulty during cleaning.

Download here the Flotex cleaning & maintenance instructions

Flotex cleaning & maintenance instructions

Flotex Planks benefits

Flotex Planks: durable & comfortable

Already available in sheet and tile formats, Flotex now offers you the possibility to create and design sophisticated indoor environments with a new series of plank designs of 9.84” x 39.37”(100x25 cm).

Comfortable & quiet
• The densely placed fibers (up to 80 million per m2) provide a warm and comfortable surface
• Excellent sound absorption properties make Flotex an acoustic flooring solution (>20dB impact sound reduction)
• Flotex is a comfortable flooring and is easy to walk on
• The wide range of designs create a pleasing floor covering for any environment

Safe & durable
• Made from nylon 6.6 fibers Flotex is an indestructible textile
• Flotex provides a safe environment for all age groups as it avoids tripping or slipping hazards both in dry and wet conditions
• Flotex meets the HSE wet and dry slip resistance classifications for use on flat surfaces and ramps.

Hygienic & washable
• The nylon 6.6. fibers both capture and release fine dust to standard cleaning
• Flotex is a textile flooring that prevents mould and odours thanks to its technical and bacteriostatic properties
• Flotex can be cleaned through simple every day vacuuming, or steam cleaning and water scrub action for trapped dirt, always restoring Flotex to its original appearance.

Flotex Planks construction

Technical Information

Technical Specifications

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

You can also immediately download the Flotex Sheet & Flotex Modular technical information here.

Flotex Sheet
Technical Data Sheet
MSDS

Flotex Modular
Technical Data Sheet
MSDS

Warranty
US Commercial Warranty
CA Commercial Warranty (French)
CA Commercial Warranty

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Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaner for longer

A textile flooring with the ease of cleaning a resilient is the true quality of Flotex. When prescribed cleaning procedures are followed, Flotex outperforms any textile floorcovering in appearance. It’s smooth upright nylon 6.6 fibres allow dirt to be easily removed by ordinary vacuuming. No dry dirt is trapped by any loops or brush edges of the fibre and the vacuum action reaches the very base of the pile, meaning that all dirt is removed. The vinyl base combined with the nylon 6.6 top layer allows it to be cleaned with water and detergents, simply washing away any spills or stains. Steam cleaning or mechanical cleaning methods can be applied. Flotex is the truly washable textile, dries quickly and as such stays cleaner for longer.

Flotex Floor Care Guidelines
Caring for Flotex®

Flotex cleaning

Environment

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 colors.

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 59% 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

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