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Groundbreaking 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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The designs have a common theme: irregular, apparently random, organic forms, and “optical” features that play with scale.


Flotex Sottsass

    Why Choose Flotex Sottsass?

    Why Choose Flotex Sottsass?

    Flotex Sottsass comprises of four exquisite designs, Bacteria, Wool, Terrazzo & Kasuri, that demonstrate a depth of detail and vibrancy of colour never seen before in Flotex.

    Bacteria is a development of one of Ettore Sottsass' signature designs. Created in the late 1970s it embodies the modern age of nano technology and genetic engineering.

    The Wool design was conceived when Ettore Sottsass laid filaments of wool yarns, collected from various countries, onto a flat, coloured surface.

    Terrazzo is a witty twist on the concept of Italian Terrazzo. It gives the impression of a beautifully laid Mediterranean terrazzo floor but on closer inspection, the 'chips' are revealed as pieces of torn paper.

    Kasuri draws its inspiration from the traditional Japanese woven textile technique used to create the eponymous fabric.

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    This collection is borne out of the desire to work with an innovative flooring technology and its precision HD printing brings to life the avant-guard designs that clearly carry the Sottsass signature. The late Ettore Sottsass and his partner and head of studio, Christopher Redfern, have together created the four designs that comprise this Flotex collection, which is manufactured using specially developed HD digital print technologies that set a new benchmark for rendering high quality images onto textile surfaces.

    Flotex Sottsass wool

    Technical & Environmental

    Technical specification Flotex flocked flooring

    Installation, Cleaning & Maintenance

    Installation, Cleaning & Maintenance

    Full installation, cleaning and maintenance instructions for the Flotex flocked flooring range can be downloaded below:

    Forbo Flotex Sheet Installation Guide
    Flotex Tiles & Planks Installation Guide
    Forbo Flotex Floor Care
    Forbo Flotex range guarantee statement
    Forbo Adhesive Guide

    Forbo also offer a full range of tools, installation aids and Eurocol installation products. To visit our full Installation and Floorcare section, please click here

    Watch our ‘Clean and Care’ video to see how Flotex flocked flooring was cleaned both quickly and easily to look like a brand new floor: Flotex Cleaning & Maintenance Video

    Watch our 'Installation' video: Flotex Installation Video

    Watch our 'Repair' video: Flotex Repair video

    Flotex flocked flooring - Cleaning and Maintenance

    Creating Better Environments

    Flotex - Greater Than its Parts

    Our unique hybrid flooring combines the benefits of textile and resilient flooring to give you the warmth, comfort and acoustic benefits of a carpet and the durability of a resilient floor.

    Not only do our Flotex tiles contain up to 52% and Flotex sheet contains up to 20% recycled content (by weight), this unique flocked floor covering also has an impermeable backing, which means you only need water and standard cleaning materials for an effective clean with minimal hazardous chemicals, which can have a detrimental effect on the environment.

    For more information about how we Create Better Environments click here

    Flotex Sottsass flocked flooring - Bacteria


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