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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex by STARCK

Philippe Starck has created a collection of 3 design systems; Vortex, Artist and Twilight. Each of them includes 4 separate components that can be freely arranged to create unique floor plans to suit your project.

Using a high definition digital printing technique with the dense fibre surface of Flotex flocked flooring, Starck’s collection features cutting edge, unique designs. By playing on scale and transition, each of the three systems challenges tradition and creates a new language in the perception of interior spaces and floor covering design.

  • Flotex by STARCK
  • Flotex by STARCK
  • Flotex by STARCK
  • Flotex by STARCK
  • Flotex by STARCK
  • Flotex by STARCK
  • Flotex Starck Vortex Chartreuse tabletop
    Flotex by Starck Vortex

    Flotex by Starck Vortex

    "Organised chaos of the wind on the field"
    Philippe Starck

    Vortex is a system of elements that are designed to transform the way we look at space. It provides a flexible solution to enable planning across large and small areas with patterns that freely mix and interchange allowing a contrast between large scale design and semi-plain texture. The Vortex design is available in 6 distinctive highlight colourways.

  • Flotex Starck Artist ultramarine-turquoise
    Flotex by Starck Artist

    Flotex by Starck Artist

    "Nothing replaces the painter's hand"
    Philippe Starck

    Artist is a concept based on the transition of two textures that can be used either individually or together with one colour fading into another. The different parts provide a way of designing and planning space in a subtle but visually engaging way, creating a flow of colour that allows areas to be differentiated whilst maintaining a distinctive look and feel in a building.

  • Flotex Starck Twilight antique-amber
    Flotex by Starck Twilight

    Flotex by Starck Twilight

    "Eternal fight of night and day"
    Philippe Starck

    Twilight is a play on lights, shadows and colours. A design with two strong powerful and complementary sides ; one jewel like, bright and light and the other as a shadow of deep dark rich shades. They come together in a transition element that creates energy and impact making a bold statement that can both divide and link space simultaneously. The different parts allowing a mix and match flexibility across any size of installation.

Combination and inspiration

Combination and inspiration

The flexibility of Flotex by STARCK makes combination possibilities almost endless. Please see our combination and inspiration page to see how various Flotex by STARCK designs can be combined.

You can also download a PDF version here:

Flotex by Starck combinations

Flotex flocked flooring by Philippe Starck combinations

Image gallery

Image gallery

Click on the images below and be inspired by the design possibilities that the Flotex by STARCK collection offers.

Brochure

Flotex by STARCK - flocked flooring brochure

Working with STARCK

Working with STARCK

Head of Design Textiles, Jason Holmes shares what it was like to work with Philippe Starck to create the Flotex by STARCK Collection:

Video

Flotex by Starck videos

Take a look at the "behind the scenes" videos that were shot during the photo shoot with Philippe Starck, both in the studio and in Palais d’Iena, situated in Paris.

Palais d’Iena photography behind the scenes
© Forbo / Starck Network / Sophie Delaporte / Palais Iéna



Vortex photography behind the scenes
© Forbo / Starck Network / Sophie Delaporte / Palais Iéna



Watch the general Flotex video to learn more about this unique flocked floor covering:

Installation & floorcare

Flotex Installation & floorcare

For installations where more than one element of a design is to be fitted together in the same area, all items need to be ordered at the same time to ensure full colour matching across all designs.

Please note that Flotex has a pile direction so sheets cannot be turned around and laid in the opposite direction as this will cause a marked difference in appearance.

A2 and A4 references are different, please do not rotate these items. One of each must be ordered if both a left and a right transition are required in the floor plan.

Download the full Flotex by STARCK installation instructions

The unique construction of Flotex enables quick & easy cleaning and maintenance. The smooth straight fibres of Flotex do not trap particles of soil, allowing them to be removed without difficulty during cleaning.

Download the Flotex cleaning & maintenance instructions

Flotex cleaning & maintenance instructions

Specifications

Flotex Technical Specifications

Allergy UK

Allergy approved flooring

Flotex flocked flooring is approved by Allergy UK as it is proven to have a positive impact on the lives of allergy sufferers. It has the ability to trap allergens and then safely release them to standard cleaning appliances. When cleaned, Flotex releases twice as many allergens compared to the cleaning of conventional carpets. More harmful allergens are removed, creating a more comfortable environment for asthma and allergy sufferers.

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About Flotex by Starck

Play and create with different combinations

Forbo Flooring Systems has collaborated with visionary creator, Philippe Starck to design a highly innovative collection of floor covering systems: Flotex by STARCK.

High definition digital print
Using a high definition digital printing technique with the dense fibre surface of Flotex flocked flooring, Starck’s collection features unique patterns. By playing on scale and transition, each of the three systems challenges tradition and creates a new language in the perception of interior spaces and floor covering design.

Endless design options
The pattern of each full design system stretches ten metres in width, made up of 4 different components; a central design, a left and a right transitional design and a semi-plain texture design that features a variety of accent colours. Each component spans 2 metres in width. With these mix & match design systems, you can create your own unique floor plan.

For every location and project
The many colour options and different combinations of the 3 systems make Flotex by STARCK highly adaptable to every location and project.

Philippe Starck