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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 available in a wide range of colours & commercially viable designs, all whilst being able to withstand extreme wear & high traffic - perfect for very busy locations in leisure, education, office & retail environments. Flotex flocked flooring products are available in sheet, tile and plank formats.

What is Flotex?
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  • Flotex Colour flocked flooring - Calgary
    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour

    Flotex Colour includes three versatile and fresh semi-plain designs, Metro, Calgary and Penang, creating a commercial collection of subtle yet effective floor finishes. Together they offer a wide range of unique colourways to complement any interior design scheme.

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  • Flotex Linear flocked flooring - Integrity2
    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear

    Flotex Linear designs are designed to coordinate with other Flotex flocked flooring ranges or installed on their own as a statement floor.

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  • Flotex Naturals flocked flooring - Blackened Oak
    Flotex Naturals

    Flotex Naturals

    Flotex Naturals is a special range of 9 flocked floor coverings that deliver the appearance of real wood floor but with improved acoustics and reduced maintenance costs. This digitally printed 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 flocked flooring - Zebra
    Flotex Vision

    Flotex Vision

    With Flotex Vision, Forbo offers a unique collection of over 500 digitally printed designs in high level photographic resolutions of up to 650dpi. The designs are categorized into 6 themes, ranging from Floral patterns to realistic images of natural materials. All designs are available in multiple colour combinations. On this website you can find an example of each design in one colour combination.

    For the full collection and to request a sample, please visit our Flotex Vision digital library

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  • Flotex Sottsass flocked flooring - Kasuri
    Flotex Sottsass

    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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  • Flotex HemingwayDesign flocked flooring
    HemingwayDesign x Forbo

    HemingwayDesign x Forbo

    The HemingwayDesign x Forbo Flooring Systems collaboration plays with pattern and shape by placing an emphasis on the floor as a surface for graphic art and geometric design.

    Four of the Hemingway designs (Hopscotch, Hemingbone, Mix & Match and Fresh Cut Graph) are available in a choice of finish, Flotex flocked flooring or digitally printed vinyl.

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  • Flotex flocked flooring planks
    Flotex Planks

    Flotex Planks

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

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  • Flotex flocked flooring - Tibor Reich
    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?

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. What will you do with the freedom? Creatively Flotex will enhance any interior whilst our precision-driven manufacturing process ensures high quality & performance.

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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.

Flock n Roll
Rock your interior with Flotex Vision, a unique collection of over 500 digitally printed, high definition flocked flooring designs which hit the right note. You can even create your own for a totally individual solution. Flotex is the ideal blank canvas for designers to create flooring concepts with the ‘wow’ factor. Our designer collection offers up to the minute artworks for the floor from world renowned designers. You can also create something bespoke for a truly individual solution from just 60m2. Learn more about bespoke design.

Flock Star
Always flawless so do your worst! Looking immaculate whatever comes its way, and designed to handle high traffic, Flotex flocked flooring really is a star performer. 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? You’ll be thanking your lucky stars you chose it! Learn more about Flotex Cleaning & Maintenance

Live Well, Love Flock
Breathe easy in the knowledge you chose Flotex flocked flooring. With the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval™, Flotex contributes to better indoor environments in which to live, work, learn and play. Slip resistant and offering up to 20dB impact sound reduction, Flotex really is a reassuringly safe and sound flooring solution. Learn more about how Flotex can benefit health.

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Sustainability

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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Performance

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.

Cleanability
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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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

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

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 Room 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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