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Flotex Flocked Flooring

Flotex Sottsass

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.

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    Flotex Bacteria

    Flotex Bacteria

    Flotex Bacteria is a development of one of Ettore Sottsass' signature designs, created in the late 1970's, a forerunner of the current modern age of nano technology and genetic engineering. Optically challenging, the design is open to wide interpretation - close up amoebic forms sway and shift yet from afar it appears as a constellation of distant stars. Bacteria is available in 20 colourways.

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    Flotex Terrazzo

    Flotex Terrazzo

    Terrazzo by Sottsass is a witty twist on the concept of Italian Terrazzo (a traditional flooring created several hundred years ago when Venetian workers found use for discarded marble remnants) Sottsass Association has developed this idea to give the impression of a beautifully laid Mediterranean terrazzo floor. However, on closer inspection, the "chips" in Terrazzo are revealed as pieces of torn paper - each holding its own story, a shredded love letter or a business document? It's left to the individual to decide and create their own narrative. Terrazzo is available in 13 colourways.

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    Flotex Wool

    Flotex Wool

    The Wool design was conceived by Ettore Sottsass when he laid filaments of wool yarns, collected from various countries, onto a flat, coloured surface. It plays on the textures of the individual strands of the natural fibres to give a sense of depth and warmth to the floor along with a defined linear pattern that can dramatically shift perspective of interior spaces. Wool is available in 12 colourways.

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    Flotex Kasuri

    Flotex Kasuri

    Flotex Kasuri draws its inspiration from the traditional Japanese woven textile technique used to create the eponymous fabric. Sottsass uses the digital pixel in the fusion of contemporary and traditional references inherent in this design. Available in small and large weaves across 8 colourways, the two versions of Kasuri can be combined in a floor plan to give an interesting contrast.

    Pattern repeats: Large - 50cm x 46cm, Small - 33.3cm x 55.7cm

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.

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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 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.

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