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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex is the only product available in the flooring market that combines the appeal of a textile floor covering with the practical and hygienic advantages of a resilient.

Flotex is able to withstand extreme wear and castor chair traffic making it a perfect option for very busy locations, such as counter areas, kiosks or centres.

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Flotex flocked flooring products are available in sheet, tile and plank formats.

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  • Flotex Colour Metro 246003/13/17/27
    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour offers three versatile and fresh designs that make up the collection: Metro, Calgary and Penang. Together they offer a range of 110 unique colourways, all available in sheet and tile and all complemented by 26 Artline borders.

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    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear

    The Flotex Linear range is designed to work together with other Flotex ranges: Integrity², Complexity, Stratus, Cirrus and Pinstripe or on their own as a statement flooring installation.

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    Flotex Naturals

    Flotex Naturals

    Flotex Naturals is a special range of 9 flocked floor coverings that deliver the appearance of real wood floor.

    The range includes timber designs, to suit everyone's needs and colour schemes, from cedar and blackened oak to stained pine and European white wood.

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    Flotex Vision

    Flotex Vision

    With Flotex Vision, Forbo offers a unique collection of over 500 high definition digitally printed designs ranging from abstract patterns to realistic images of natural materials. The designs are categorized into 6 themes, each representing a different design direction.
    We've created a flexible 'always-up-to-date' Flotex Vision Digital Library where you can see all designs & colour combinations and play with them in various room settings.

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    Flotex Sottsass

    Flotex Sottsass

    Ground breaking both aesthetically and technically. The Flotex Sottsass collection is the result of a creative collaboration between Forbo Flooring and the Italian design studio, Sottsass Associati responsible for the famous Memphis Design trend at the end of the last century.

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    Flotex by Tibor Reich

    Flotex by Tibor Reich

    Forbo has teamed up with British design legend Tibor on an exciting new range for Flotex flocked flooring. Pioneering textile designer Tibor Reich – creator of Tibor - was a man ahead of his time. Although his striking patterns date from the 1950s, they could have been designed yesterday. The cutting-edge technology of Flotex digital printed flooring gives a new lease of life to Tibor's arresting patterns and enables exceptional floor designs.

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Why Choose Flotex Flocked Flooring?

Bionic Flooring Performance

The term ‘bionic’ refers to features found in nature that are replicated in man-made products and processes. This transfer of technology from living fauna and flora helps to create optimised and highly efficient products. An example of this is the development of water and dirt repellent surfaces inspired by the way the leaves of the lotus flower dispel water.

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Flotex is a high tech textile which brings together the world of resilients 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 70 million nylon 6.6 fibres per square metre, 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 ensure excellent sound absorption properties, they also capture allergens and fine dust from the air, all of which they effortlessly release to standard cleaning appliances. Flotex also provides protection against mould and odours while still delivering a comfortable and quiet environment.

Warm While Washable
Simple every day vacuuming removes any dirt or dust trapped in the dense nylon surface and steam cleaning or deeper mechanical cleaning with minimal detergent can be used after heavy soiling. Regular cleaning restores Flotex to its original appearance and the wide array of colours 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), ensuring a quiet room and a quiet building. Flotex also meets the HSE wet and dry slip resistance classifications for use on flat surfaces and ramps. A non-fray construction avoids trip hazards while the pattern, texture and grip of the surface represents best practice of the Equality Act.

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Flotex - Greater Than its Parts

Our unique hybrid flooring combines the benefits of textile and resilient flooring to give you the comfort of a high tech carpet tile and the durability of a resilient floor.

How its Made

•Flotex tiles contain 52% recycled content and Flotex sheet contains 20% recycled content.
•Flotex is the only flocked floor covering to have been assessed under BREEAM and rated mostly A/A+. ADD LINK TO BREEAM
•We have eliminated excess packaging from jumbo rolls of Flotex, which has cut our cardboard usage by 50 tonnes per year.
•Of all the electricity we buy, 100% comes from renewable sources. This means our Flotex production sites are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO 14001 certification.

How it Performs
•Flotex is 100% waterproof which means you just need water and standard cleaning materials for an effective clean. You can also steam clean Flotex when hygiene standards demand it.
•Flotex benefits allergy sufferers and has received Allergy UK's seal of approval. It releases twice as many allergens on cleaning than standard carpet.
•Flotex contains an antibacterial treatment to inhibit bacteria such as MRSA and E Coli, which also helps to prevent the development of stale odours.
•Through our back to the floor scheme, we can collect installation off-cuts from our Flotex floors and recycle them back into Forbo products at our plant in Ripley, Derbyshire.

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Flotex - A Choice Not A Compromise

Flotex offers a completely different dimension in flooring as it combines all the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the warmth and comfort of a textile floor covering.
EN 1307, the European Standard which measures the performance of textile flooring, has recently annexed extra clauses to this standard to recognise that flocked floor coverings differ from textile flooring.

EN1307 annexe F – abrasion resistance
In this new standard, the pile surface of the flocked flooring is rubbed back and forth 1,000 times with a 2cm wide pointed metal blade loaded with a 2kg weight. The aim of the test is to establish the durability of the flocked flooring. At least 50% of the pile must be retained at the end of the test for the product to meet the standard’s requirement. We test Flotex for 1,500 cycles and we achieve a much higher result than 50% of pile remaining.

Whether it’s water soluble stains such as coffee, ketchup, coca cola, wine etc or greasy stains like butter, engine oil or permanent marker, all can be removed from Flotex. Just click here to watch our ‘Clean and Care’ video to see how the floor below was quickly and simply cleaned to look just like a new floor:

Flotex construction
Flotex Flocked Flooring is a completely unique textile flooring that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. 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.

Flotex is extremely dimensionally stable and has the optics of a textile floor covering, whilst being as functional and durable as well as easy to clean as any resilient floorcovering.

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Creating Better Indoor Environments

Forbo's Flotex Flocked Flooring has been awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval as, with the correct cleaning and maintenance regime, it won't harbour dust mites, contributing to a better indoor environment for all.

Read our Work Fever Report , compiled in conjunction with Allergy UK, and find out how Flotex can help create better indoor environments.

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To find out more about why Flotex flocked flooring and Marmoleum, Forbo's linoleum product, have been awarded the Seal of Approval, to find out more information click here

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Allergy UK Seal of Approval

Flotex Soiling Classification

Flotex Soiling Classification

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.

Hiding dirt
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.

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Where to Use Flotex?

Where to Use Flotex?

Forbo’s innovative on-line Room Planner allows you to drop Forbo's Flotex flocked flooring into a selection of room shots. To play with our room planner click here

Flotex and retail

Branding is one of the key elements of being a successful retailer. Flotex and the Forbo product portfolio offers a diverse range of coordinated flooring solutions which allow for creative personalisation of a retail space. The non-fray construction of Flotex makes it ideal for logo designs and as Flotex tiles can be installed with tackier, they provide the retailer with maximum flexibility for layout changes of the retail floor space.
Stores, stores, stores... Whether fashion, electronics, food gifts, literature or department stores, there's a Forbo design to meet your needs.

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Flotex and office

Office space varies widely in terms of size and use ranging from individual offices, open plan areas, meeting rooms, conference areas, receptions to office canteens and restaurants. The quality of the office environment can have a significant impact on the productivity and well-being of employees so it’s important to choose finishes carefully. Flotex is approved by Allergy UK for the positive effect it has on the lives of allergy sufferers and the excellent acoustic properties make it ideal for larger or open plan offices. Flotex tiles are adhered with tackifier making them suitable for offices where frequent layout changes are required and, as the Flotex tile ranges are available in larger sizes up to 100cm x 100cm, it’s a very flexible offering.
Easy installation with Flotex tiles
Tiles are the preferred flooring format in offices due the ease and speed of installation, storage, flexibility of design and the use of raised access floors.
All the designs in the Flotex Colour and Linear ranges are available in tile format so you can choose which one suits you best.

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Flotex and leisure & hospitality

Hotels, gyms, restaurants, conference rooms should make you feel welcome and reflect the unique identity of the venue or brand. Flotex offers a very broad colour palette and multiple formats making it ideal for creating a distinctive and individual flooring design yet retaining all the practical benefits of excellent acoustics, hygiene and cleanability.
Atmosphere and Character with Flotex
The perfect match for leisure and hospitality. The warmth and acoustics of a textile floor covering with the cleanability of a resilient. Flotex is a choice, not a compromise.

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Flotex and healthcare, aged care and assisted living

Healthcare institutions should be caring, tranquil environments. Colour and design can help to create comforting environments that aid the well being of patients and softens the appearance of the clinical environment while still meeting all the required performance attributes, including cleanability and hygiene.
A homely feel without any drawbacks
Being in a health care location requires a surrounding that feels as comfortable as possible so that it can contribute to a healing environment. In aged care and assisted living, the homely feel is key to create the right atmosphere for all residents.

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