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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex is unique - the only available product in the flooring market that brings together the appeal of a textile floor covering with the hygienic practical advantages of a resilient one. Available in a wide range of colours, and commercially viable designs, Flotex is able to withstand extreme wear and high traffic making it ideal for very busy locations in office, retail, leisure and education environments. Flotex flocked flooring products are available in tile, plank and sheet formats.

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    Flotex sheet

    Flotex sheet

    Flotex sheet floor covering offers an ideal textile flooring option for almost every public and commercial area. With multiple Flotex brands available in sheet format, there is always a design that fits your needs.

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    Flotex tiles

    Flotex tiles

    Flotex flocked tiles are exceptional, high-quality textile floor coverings in a 50x50 cm format. Flotex tiles combine easily with our other flooring solutions and formats, including our Tessera carpet tiles and Allura Flex luxury vinyl tiles, to deliver endless possibilities for your own flooring design creations.

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  • Flotex Colour Planks
    Flotex Planks

    Flotex Planks

    Combining the design versatility of modular flooring with all the unique Flotex performance attributes, Flotex Planks are ideal for educational establishments and workspaces, as well as high-traffic areas such as hospitality spaces and in hotels and leisure.

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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.

Why Choose Flotex Flocked Flooring?

The Art of Flocking

Like a timeless work of art, Flotex flocked floor coverings are an excellent investment with a unique blend of qualities that will complement any project. Flotex will also retain its superior aesthetics for years to come. Choose from an array of stunning designs in our Vision or designer collections, or create your own masterpiece using our bespoke service.

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Flotex is a high tech textile that combines the warmth, acoustic properties and underfoot comfort of a textile with the durability and cleanability of a resilient floor covering.

There are 96 different shades in the Flotex Colour range. Carefully created in our colour lab, the palette has great chemistry with the latest interior trends. From subtle tones and pared back hues taken from the surfaces of urban builds to vibrant colour pops inspired by city lights, there's a whole spectrum to choose from. If that's not enough, work with our expert mixologists to create a colour unique to your project.
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Put Flotex in the spotlight and you'll discover its performance will never let you down. Flotex has been designed to handle high traffic and cleans up like new every time without wearing or fading. With a 10-year guarantee, it’s well suited to areas where durability and cleanability are essential. There’s no need to decide between functionality or style, why not have both with Flotex? It really is a showstopper! Learn more about Flotex Cleaning & Maintenance

Live Fast, Love Flock
In cities that never sleep, indoor environments are just as important as outdoor environments in terms of reducing emissions and enhancing wellbeing. With ultra-low VOC emissions, zero phthalates and the only textile to have the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™, Flotex covers all ground, creating better indoor environments in which to live, learn, work, interact and play. Learn more about how Flotex can benefit health.

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Where to Use Flotex?

Where to Use Flotex?

Flotex's unique combination of design flexibility and high performance functionality make it well suited to a wide array of environments, including Leisure & Hospitality, Office, Education and more. Forbo’s innovative online Floor Planner allows you to drop Forbo's Flotex flocked flooring into a selection of room shots. Click here to see Flotex in situ

Flotex in 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 that 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 tackifier, they provide the retailer with maximum flexibility for layout changes of the floor space. Whether fashion, electronics, food gifts, literature or department stores, Flotex flocked flooring will meet your needs both aesthetically and functionally.

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Flotex in Offices
Flotex can offer a wide range of commercial and office sector-friendly designs. Stimulate and motivate staff with an uplifting design whilst giving them a work space that is quiet and comfortable - Flotex offers impact noise reduction of up to 20dB. It is also the first textile floor covering to receive the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™. Research suggests that at least 5.7 million people in the UK could be allergic to their workplace. Flotex traps and releases twice as many allergens compared to conventional carpet when vacuumed, creating a better indoor environment for employees.

Easy installation with Flotex tiles and planks
Modular flooring is the preferred format in offices due the ease and speed of installation, storage, flexibility of design and the use of raised access floors.
Our Flotex Colour & Linear ranges are all available in tile format. You can also choose from our newest range, Flotex Planks. Our tile & plank ranges offer a variety of installation methods to create a classic or contemporary floor plan.

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Flotex in Leisure & Hospitality
Hotels, gyms, restaurants & other L&H spaces 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, durability and cleaning properties. Our digitally printed collection, Flotex Vision and our designer ranges offer over 500 designs and colours for those looking for an impactful flooring design. With over 70 million fibres per square metre, Flotex has a highly dense pile so our unique digital printing technique can achieve an image quality of up to 650dpi – perfect for creating that ‘wow’ factor!

This flocked floor covering gives you all the warmth, slip resistance and sound absorbing properties of carpet, yet it can be cleaned using standard cleaning equipment – ideal for heavy traffic areas which are put through their paces by a constant stream of guests.

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Flotex in Education
Slip resistant, comfortable and quiet, Flotex is ideal for the education sector, ranging from nurseries all the way up to higher education. With engaging designs to suit all ages and great acoustic properties, Flotex can create a productive learning space for students. With a regular cleaning regime, Flotex cleans up like new every time, perfect for high traffic areas. It’s also safe and warm – great for younger children to play on! Thanks to our high definition digital printing, there is an array of fun and inspiring designs that both adults and children will love.

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Flotex in Healthcare, Aged Care & 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 cleaning, maintenance and hygiene. Being in a healthcare environment 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. Our Flotex Naturals range offers true to life wood, stone and ceramic designs perfect for creating a comfortable and familiar space.

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Flotex - Greater Than its Parts

Thanks to its hard-wearing properties and durability benefits, Flotex flocked flooring has a product life time that surpasses that of ordinary textiles. Longer lasting, Flotex can help you to reduce cleaning, maintenance and refurbishment costs whilst retaining its visual appearance to a high standard.

How it's Made
• Flotex tiles & planks contain up to 52% recycled content and Flotex sheet contains up to 20% recycled content.

• Flotex is the only flocked floor covering to have been assessed under BREEAM and rated mostly A/A+.

• We have eliminated excess packaging from jumbo rolls of Flotex, which has cut our cardboard usage by 50 tonnes per year.

• 100% of the electricity we buy comes from renewable sources. This means our Flotex production sites are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO 14001 certification.

• We use water-based inks and dyes to manufacture Flotex, no additional chemical processes take place other than high temperature steam treatment to secure the colours.

• All Flotex ranges are phthalate free and our conventional sheet ranges, Colour & Linear are VOC/emission free.

How it Performs
• Flotex has an impermeable backing, 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 traps allergens and releases twice as many upon vacuuming in comparison to conventional carpet, greatly improving the lives of allergy sufferers.

•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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Thank Flock it's Flotex

Combining Style with Performance

Providing a world of choice with over 500 designs & colour ways and all of the required cleaning and maintenance benefits, Flotex can achieve both style and performance without compromise. Thanks to its high-density, flocked surface pile, Flotex can be digitally printed, offering endless design possibilities as well as high performance when it comes to functionality - this flocked flooring is exceptionally hard wearing and will restore back to its original appearance after every clean.

EN1307 annexe F – abrasion resistance
EN 1307, the European Standard that measures the performance of textile flooring, has recently annexed extra clauses to this standard to recognise that flocked floor coverings differ from textile flooring. In this new standard, a durability test has been developed to test abrasion resistance. 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 >90% 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 easily from Flotex flocked flooring. Flotex can save you time and cut your cleaning costs as it is easy to clean, quick-drying and typically needs less water/chemicals than other textile floor coverings.
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Flotex Construction
Flotex flocked flooring is a completely unique textile floor covering that combines the cleaning properties and hard wearing & durability characteristics of a resilient floor with the warmth, acoustics and underfoot comfort of a carpet. Flotex is made up from a solid vinyl, reinforced base with a densely flocked surface of nylon 6.6 fibres, which are anchored firmly into the base layer. There are over 70 million fibres per square metre in Flotex, making it extremely dimensionally stable and hard-wearing.
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How long it takes for a floor covering to dry will also be of major concern for those keen to minimise turnaround times. A recent Cleaning Research International study looked specifically at this aspect and tested the drying characteristics of flocked floor coverings alongside six different carpet constructions, with Flotex being substantially dried within just two hours.To read the full report click here


Allergy UK

Creating Better Indoor Environments

Forbo's Flotex flocked flooring is the only textile floor covering to be awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™. Due to its highly dense pile, twice as many allergens are trapped in Flotex's nylon fibres and released upon vacuuming in comparison to conventional carpet. The first textile to be approved by Allergy UK, this unique flocked floor covering is proven to positively impact on the lives of allergy sufferers.

Research suggests that there are 5.7 million people who could be allergic to their place of work. 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, click here.

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Allergy UK Seal of Approval


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 each of the Flotex designs on their ability to hide `general' dirt. The result of this testing is a soiling classifcation, which is shown alongside each product reference number.

Flotex UK Soil classification 357x268


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