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Rail

Rail Blogs

  • 50th Anniversary | Forbo Flooring Systems

    50 years of Flotex

    at Ripley

    Celebrating 50 years of Flotex at Ripley

    On Thursday 17th November 2022 the team at the Forbo Ripley site, celebrated together, to mark the 50 years of the factory being open. During the day all site employees were invited down to come grab a piece of cake and to take a gift, that was handed out by Andy Smith, the Operations Director.

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  • Beatrice

    Meet the team

    Béatrice Balle-Coureau

    Meet the team: Béatrice Balle-Coureau

    Béatrice Balle-Coureau, International Product Manager Flotex, discusses her role within Forbo Flooring Systems, Describing how she works with many colleagues across different geographical markets and segments, in order to ensure that `Flotex` is meeting the current and future demands of our customers.

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  • Bob Summers | RSN

    Meet the team

    Bob Summers

    Meet the team: Bob Summers

    This month Bob Summers, International Key Account Manager Transportation – UK, for Forbo Flooring Systems, sat down to tell us a little more about his role and how he works with clients to achieve their flooring requirements.

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  • InnoTrans

    Forbo's Return to InnoTrans

    Berlin 2022

    InnoTrans Recap 2022

    Last month, the world’s largest railway trade fair returned to Berlin for the first time in 4 years. InnoTrans 2022 attracted over 140,000 visitors from 131 countries and attendants got to visit over 2,800 exhibitors from 56 different countries. Forbo Flooring Systems welcomed both familiar and new faces onto the stand over the course of the 4 days.

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  • Coral Move Vision FR | signal | 80805FR | opal

    Coral Move Vision FR

    A luxurious cut pile carpet

    Coral Move Vision FR

    Designed specifically for rail interiors Coral move vision FR is an exceptionally versatile, premium cut pile carpet solution offering extensive design possibilities and colourways to complement a wide range of interior design schemes.

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  • About_Flotex Vision FR

    Real design freedom on rail vehicles

    Flotex FR

    Flotex FR textile floor coverings allow for real design freedom on rail vehicles

    The floor covering is a crucial element of a safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing interior on any rail passenger vehicle. There are several practical factors that must be considered when choosing the best floor covering type, such as the type of rail vehicle (e.g. intercity high speed, commuter, light rail), the quantity and frequency of passenger traffic and what entrance systems are in place to protect the internal floor coverings and finishes.

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  • Marmoleum FR2

    Truly sustainable floor coverings

    for rail vehicles

    Truly sustainable floor coverings for rail vehicles

    From how they are made, to how they perform, Forbo Flooring Systems make truly sustainable floor coverings that are good for people, good for their application and good for the environment.

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  • Flotex FR

    Hygienic & easy to clean floorcoverings for rail vehicles

    Flotex FR

    Textile floorcoverings for rail vehicles, that are hygienic and easy to clean

    Forbo Flooring Systems’ flocked floor covering are ideal for use on passenger rail vehicles as they are durable, comfortable underfoot as well as easy to clean and maintain.

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  • Stefan Jordan

    Meet the team

    Stefan Jordan

    Meet the team: Stefan Jordan

    This month Stefan Jordan, Key Account Manager Transport Flooring for Forbo Flooring Systems, sat down to tell us a little more about his role and how he works with clients to achieve their flooring requirements.

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  • Coral FR Entrance Flooring

    Protecting interior floor coverings

    Coral FR

    An effective entrance system that prolongs the lifetimes of interior floor coverings

    Stopping up to 95% of walked in dirt and moisture, effective entrance floor coverings can prolong the life of your rail vehicle interior floor coverings, as well as greatly reducing cleaning costs and the risk for slipping. With almost 50 years of experience Coral FR offers you the best entrance flooring solutions for your entrance areas on board rail vehicles.

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  • Marmoleum FR2 - vivace

    Delivering a greener footprint for rail vehicles

    Marmoleum FR2

    Marmoleum FR2 floor coverings are CO2 neutral, naturally

    A sustainable rail floor covering, created using a high % of natural raw materials, with renewable and recycled content. It is also CO2 neutral in the cradle to gate phase of the product’s life cycle.

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  • Flotex FR_Tracks

    Why choose Flotex FR?

    A unique, textile, flocked floor covering

    Flotex FR

    Flotex FR combines the cleaning properties and durability of a resilient flooring with the comfort, slip resistant and acoustic properties usually associated with textiles.

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  • Marmoleum FR2 - black hole

    Topshield pro

    Marmoleum FR² & Striato FR new surface finish

    Introducing Topshield Pro

    When it comes to sustainability, design and functionality, Marmoleum FR² & Striato FR is second to none – and it just got even better. Better for the environment, better appearance retention and better for you.
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  • Frederic Lepron

    Meet the team

    Frédéric Lépron

    Meet the team: Frédéric Lépron

    This month Frédéric Lépron, Key Account Manager Transport Flooring for Forbo Flooring Systems, sat down to tell us a little more about his role and how he works with clients to achieve their flooring requirements.

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  • Transpress blog | Marmoleum FR2

    Marmoleum FR²

    Updated Collection

    Marmoleum FR2 - updated collection

    Discover the natural beauty of Marmoleum FR2 floor coverings with over 140 references to choose from.

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  • Transpress blog | IdeasTrainCity

    IdeasTrainCity

    a unique interior concept

    IdeasTrainCity, a unique interior concept

    Within the next 10 to 20 years, Deutsche Bahn expects that there will be more than one billion additional customers per year using railway transport to commute and travel. In order to create more capacity in their trains, DB, in collaboration with Neomind, have developed the IdeasTrainCity.

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  • Transpress blog | Pantone Color of the Year 2022

    Design Trends

    Pantone Color of the year 2022

    Design Trends: Pantone Color of the Year 2022

    Recently, Pantone has announced its Color of the Year 2022: PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri. According to Pantone it's a vibrant colour that displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions. We asked Dorothé Kessels, our Global Director Design, about her thoughts on this new Color of the Year.

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  • Transpress blog | Marmoleum Striato FR

    Marmoleum Striato FR

    UPDATED COLLECTION

    Refreshed Marmoleum Striato FR collection

    Creating comfortable spaces with the updated Marmoleum Striato FR floor coverings collection for rail.

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  • Transpress blog | Coral FR

    Coral FR

    updated collection

    Coral FR updated collection

    By stopping up to 95% of walked in dirt and moisture, the installation of Coral FR entrance systems can prolong the lifetime of your rail vehicle interior floor coverings and finishes, as well as greatly reducing cleaning costs and the risk for slipping.

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  • Transpress blog | Widest portfolio

    Floor & wall coverings

    The widest portfolio

    The widest portfolio of floor and wall coverings for rail vehicles

    Forbo Flooring Systems have a truly comprehensive and compliant floor and wall covering product offering for the global rail sector. Whether you are sourcing floor coverings for high speed, intercity, regional, light rail, trams or metro vehicles, we can provide you with an exceptional range of products and services.

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  • Transpress blog | Bob Summers

    Bob Summers

    Arcola Energy

    Bob Summers

    Bob Summers visits the hydrogen and battery-powered prototype trains showcased during the COP26 climate change conference

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Marine

Marine Blogs

  • Flotex FR

    Floor Coverings Designs Inspired by Nature

    FLOTEX FR

    taking influence from the outside world

  • Flotex Mac Stopa_360005F stripes

    Flotex FR by Mac Stopa

    New Flotex FR designs

    Created by Mac Stopa

    This Created by collection is inspired by Mac Stopa's experiences, observations and fascinations in various fields of design. In collaboration with Forbo Flooring, his ideas were visualised using high definition printing techniques.

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  • CSI Miami

    Cruise Ship Interiors

    Miami

    Forbo's return to Miami

    After 3 years, we were excited to return to Miami to exhibit at North Americas only exhibition and conference exclusively dedicated to connecting the buyers and suppliers of the cruise design industry. We were eager to meet new and existing contacts and this exhibition certainly didn’t disappoint!

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  • The Flowerbed

    The Power of the Flower

    design trends

    Flotex Vision FR design

    Flowers in interior design can have an effect on our mood, health, and well-being. This, in particular, has inspired the Forbo design team to create a new range of printed patterns for Flotex FR.

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  • Coral Marine FR

    Protecting interior floor coverings and finishes

    Coral Marine FR

    Entrance flooring systems play a critical safety role in modern life in all types of areas including marine applications.

    Entrance flooring is fundamental to modern marine vessel design as it has a critical safety role to play. Slips, trips and falls make up a lot of all reported major injuries. By taking sensible decisions over flooring surfaces and installing effective entrance matting, the potential for slipping can be dramatically reduced.

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  • Flotex FR- natural blend

    New Flotex FR designs

    A discussion with Sarah Oldfield

    Designer and Custom Digital Print Specialist at Forbo Flooring Systems discuss inspiration for the new designs

    We sit down with Sarah Oldfield, Designer and Custom Digital Print Specialist, who talks us through the new additions to the Flotex FR collection.

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  • Jason Holmes

    Design Freedom with Flotex FR

    An Interview with Jason Holmes

    A discussion on design trends and the freedom that comes with Flotex FR

    Jason Holmes, Head of Design Textiles for Forbo Flooring Systems, sat down to discuss design trends within the Marine segment and why Flotex FR lends itself very well to the segment due to the design freedom it offers.

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  • Flotex FR Marine_Corridor

    Importance of acoustics

    Reducing impact sound

    The importance of acoustics when designing for cruise ships

    Béatrice Balle Coureau, Product Manager Flotex at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses the issue of noise and details how it can be controlled with the correct floor covering specifications within cruise-liner environments.

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  • CSI London

    CSIE London

    Cruise Ship Interiors London

    It was nice to be back at CSIE London

    After the success of CSIE Barcelona in 2019, we were excited to be back exhibiting. After some great success in recent years, collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry, we were eager to meet new and existing contacts and this exhibition certainly didn’t disappoint!

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  • Floors created by José Medina Galeote

    Created by Galeote

    New Flotex FR designs

    Created by Galeote, new Flotex FR designs

    José’s unique signature is based on hand made drawings and paintings with a very characteristic trait and a calligraphic touch. His style is abstract, graphical, hand-made, playful and full of storytelling. In his work is tells the story of everyday life, encouraging the viewer to reflect on the society in which we live.

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Bus & Coach

Bus & Coach Blogs

  • Bus & Coach

    Reduce slips and trips

    Bus & coach vehicles

    Reducing slips and trips on vehicles

    Reducing accidental slips and falls by passengers is an important consideration for bus and coach providers. Thankfully, there are modern, commercial safety flooring solutions that can help with this and provide guaranteed lifetime slip resistance. Emily Hancock, Marketing Coordinator, International Key Accounts, at Forbo Flooring Systems explains further.

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