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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex is a unique textile floor covering that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is a strong and hygienic floor, and being completely waterproof, it is also the only truly washable textile floor. Explore the collections below or watch the Flotex video for inspiration.

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  • Flotex Vision
    Flotex sheet

    Flotex sheet

    Flotex sheet floor covering is the perfect textile flooring solution for almost every commercial and public area. We offer multiple Flotex brands that are available in sheet format, so there is always a design that fits your needs. Flotex sheet can be perfectly combined with our Flotex Borders collection.

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    Flotex tiles

    Flotex tiles

    Flotex flocked flooring tiles are high-quality textile flooring tiles in sizes of 50x50 cm and/or 50x25 cm. Flotex tiles are easy to combine with other flooring solutions and formats, so you have endless possibilities to create your own modular design. We offer 5 different designs in tile format, varying from sophisticated linear designs to colorful uni tones, as well as unique embossed designs. Explore the collections below.

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    Flotex planks

    Flotex planks

    Sophistication & style in modularity. As modularity is a major trend in flooring, Forbo has developed a unique range of Flotex planks of 100x25 cm with which stunning floorplans can be created. These planks are available in our Flotex Planks and Flotex Colour collections. The exciting floor designs within these collections offer endless possibilities to mix & match, perfectly adapted for all sorts of environments.

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    Designer sheet ranges

    Designer sheet ranges

    Forbo Flooring Systems collaborates with world-famous designers such as Phillipe Starck, Tibor Reich and Ettore Sottsass to create new, unique floor designs which are applicable in multiple environments. By combining the creativity of our own designers with the expertise of known designers all over the world, we strive to constantly offer new unique floor designs.

About Flotex

Flotex, the high tech textile

Flotex Flocked Flooring is a unique textile flooring that combines the hard wearing & durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. Flotex is available in sheet, tile and plank formats.

Product construction
Flotex is made up from a solid vinyl, reinforced base with a densely flocked surface of nylon 6.6. fibres, that are anchored firmly into the base layer. It is extremely dimensionally stable and has the optics of a textile floor covering, whilst being as functional, durable and easy to clean as any resilient floor covering.

Durable & comfortable
Discover the toughness and durability of Flotex which comes as a result of the 80 million nylon 6.6. fibres per m2, 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 fibres 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 mould and odours 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 also steam cleaning or deeper mechanical cleaning can 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 colours and designs in which Flotex is offered, remain as vibrant and livery as the day the floor was installed.

Safe & 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.

High-tech textile floor covering

Allergy UK

Allergy UK

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 is easy to clean. It is even a better textile solution for allergens than hypoallergenic carpet floors. Vacuuming a Flotex flooring removes double the allergens compared to conventional carpet floors. This is one of the reasons why Forbo's Flotex flocked flooring is the only textile floor covering to be awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™.

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Soiling classification

Flotex soiling classification

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 divided in: superior appearance rating, good appearance rating and moderate appearance rating. The rating is shown alongside each product reference number.

Flotex soil hiding flooring

Environment

Flotex: the 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

Floorcare

Flotex cleaning & maintenance

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.

Download here the complete Flotex cleaning & maintenance instructions

Flotex floorcare instructions

Documentation

Flotex reference projects & technical specifications

Do you want more inspiration? Please have a look in the Flotex reference projects magazine.

Download here the technical specifications of different Flotex brands:
Flotex Colour technical specifications
Flotex Linear technical specifications
Flotex Planks technical specifications
Flotex Cityscape technical specifications
Flotex Vision & Sottsass technical specifications
Flotex by Tibor technical specifications

You can find more documentation in our Download Center

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Discover Flotex

Do you want to know more about the characteristics of Flotex products, the differences with carpet tiles or other detailed Flotex information?

Please visit our Flotex flocked flooring page: Discover Flotex