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Flotex Flocked Flooring

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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  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • Flotex by Tibor Reich
  • tabletop Flotex Ziggurat 980205 gunmetal
    Flotex Ziggurat

    Flotex Ziggurat

    Through focusing on texture and line, Tibor’s detailed photograph of straw inspired this famous pattern from the Fotexur range. The photograph was taken in the spring sunshine to give the image greater definition and the design deliberately highlights the tonal contrast between light and dark.

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  • Flotex Mosaic 980405 monochrome
    Flotex Mosaic

    Flotex Mosaic

    Tibor often incorporated richly-textured ‘fancy yarns’ into his weaves to create tactile effects. For this pattern Tibor photographed a sheer fabric made from slub yarn. The uniformity of the grid contrasts pleasingly with the randomness of the loops. Co-ordinating stripes are available in 2 colourways.

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  • tabletop Flotex Quartz 980104 white
    Flotex Quartz

    Flotex Quartz

    The natural world provided a great source of inspiration for Tibor and he photographed it extensively. The Quartz pattern depicts the granular composition of rocks and pebbles.

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  • Flotex Tessello 980305 ice tabletop
    Flotex Tessello

    Flotex Tessello

    This ingenious Tibor pattern has 2 distinct layers: a fine mesh in the background, overlaid with a fragmented larger scale-grid. Structured yet informal, Tesselo's subtle textures create a highly effective low-key flooring design.

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  • tabletop Flotex Onyx 980703 grey
    Flotex Onyx

    Flotex Onyx

    Although this pattern resembles marble, it was actually inspired by a photograph of cracked mud in the riverbed next to Tibor’s Clifford Mill. One of his most famous Fotexur designs, it was originally used for a woven carpet called Padua, so it is particularly apt that it is now being used for decorative flooring once again.

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  • tabletop Flotex Tweedy 980502 marine
    Flotex Tweedy

    Flotex Tweedy

    Tibor was unusual as a textile designer in creating both printed and woven fabrics. The Tweedy pattern was inspired by a photograph of one of his celebrated Deep Texture weaves, in which irregular slubby yarns were used to create tactile fabrics with textural variety and depth.

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  • tabletop Flotex Arbor 980609 stone
    Flotex Arbor

    Flotex Arbor

    Like all Tibor’s Fotexur patterns, the starting point for the Arbor design was a crisp black and white photograph taken by the designer himself. The image, recording the rough striated bark of an oak tree, is ruggedly textural, providing the perfect foil for varied coloured overlays.

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  • tabletop Flotex Atomic 980803 monochrome
    Flotex Atomic

    Flotex Atomic

    This design, derived from a photograph of an atomic structure, symbolizes the period known as the Atomic Age. Part of the Colatomic range, launched in 1960, it reflects Tibor’s dual interests in colour and texture. It also reflects the impact of Abstract Expressionism, which was very popular in the art world at the time.

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Forbo Flotex & Tibor

Forbo Flotex & Tibor

Pioneering textile designer Tibor Reich - creator of Tibor - was one of the most prominent figures in the British post-war textile industry. Although his striking patterns date from the 1950s, they could have been designed yesterday.

Forbo Flooring has teamed up with this British design legend to create an exciting new range for Flotex. Most of the designs selected by Forbo are from Tibor’s ground-breaking Fotexur collection, launched in 1957, winner of the Council of Industrial Design’s inaugural Design Centre Award.

Had he been alive today, Tibor would have relished working with Forbo. Thankfully his creativity lives on through his internationally recognized archives, housed at the Victoria & Albert Museum and University of Leeds International Textile Archive.

Flotex provides the perfect medium for Tibor’s dynamic graphic designs. The cutting-edge technology of digital printing gives a new lease of life to his arresting patterns.

Watch Flotex in action

Tibor portrait with Onyx pattern

Technical & Environmental

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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

Click here to watch our 'Installation' video:
Flotex Installation Video

Click here to watch our 'Repair' video:
Flotex Repair video

Flotex UK Cleaning

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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Flotex Colour Penang

Brochure

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Video

Flotex by Tibor video

Watch the video to learn more about the collaboration between Forbo and Tibor.