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Flotex textile flooring

High-tech textile floor covering

If you are looking for an easy to clean, highly effective hygienic product that is safe, extremely durable and stain resistant with 40 years of proven history, it is Flotex from Forbo Flooring Systems.

This textile floor can be used in many applications:

  • High traffic areas - airports, public buildings, convention centers and more

  • Food & beverage places - restaurants, casinos, hotels and more

  • Areas with extreme conditions - ski centers, dressing rooms, trains and more

It feels like a carpet and cleans like a resilient!

Performance & design

  • 100% impervious to water (waterproof)

  • Upright nylon fibers resist crushing

  • Recycled backing

  • Available in sheet, tiles, planks & custom design

Easy to clean & maintain

  • Upright fiber has no loops or twists to trap dirt

  • Most spills can be removed, including permanent marker

Hygienic & allergy free

  • Only textile flooring material certified by the
    British Allergy Foundation

  • Free from toxic heavy metal, phenols, or formaldehyde

  • No harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC’s)

Sound absorbing & slip resistant

  • Comfortable/quiet warm under foot

  • Great sound absorption properties and low impact sound transmission

  • Minimizes risk of slips and falls on wet and dry floor

Flotex floors

Flotex floor coverings are manufactured with up to 46,000 straight nylon fibers per in². Because the nylon fibers in the Flotex floors are standing straight ahead, they capture fine dust and allergens.

This unique structure ensures these can be released when vacuumed. That is why Flotex is the only textile flooring with a British Allergy Foundation approval.

Carpet floors

Loop pile carpet or loose nylon cut pile fibers retain fine dust and allergens, however, they’re not easily released due to the complex nature of the surface pile, which can result in bacterial growth and an unhygienic floor over time.

Flotex offers the quietness and comfort of a carpet but has a better hygienic performance.

Flotex fibers - close up
Flotex fibers - close up

Flotex in many applications

  • Flotex - Restaurant

    Food & beverage

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    Flotex in food & beverage areas

    From theatre or stadium visits, casinos, hotels or campsites, dinner or lunch in a restaurant, to relaxing in the sauna. The impact of the interior and the overall ambiance play a crucial role to give the ultimate visitor experience.

  • HvA - Jakoba Mulder - Flotex

    High traffic

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    Flotex in high traffic areas

    From airport gates to convention centers to call centers and public buildings. Places that require a resilient textile floor covering that is easy to maintain, environmentally friendly and offer good indoor air quality.

  • SkiStar Hundfjället

    Extreme conditions

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    Flotex in areas with extreme conditions

    From ice skate rings to ski centers and from trains to changing rooms, Flotex stands up to the heavy impact and even under wet conditions it remains slip resistant.


Easy to clean and maintain

Cleaning and maintaining a Flotex floor is much easier than you would think. The straight nylon fibers capture fine dust and allergens, but these are easily released when vacuumed. Actually, vacuuming removes double the allergens on a Flotex floor compared to conventional carpet flooring.

  • Flotex releases up to 76% of original soil after vacuuming compared to 46% for loop pile carpet

  • Flotex releases up to 97% of original soil after spray extraction cleaning compared to 64% for loop pile carpet

  • The dense, upright pile of Flotex completely dries after wet extraction in 4 to 6 hours versus up to 24 hours for loop pile carpet
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Flotex - A sustainable flooring solution. More information here.

Water based dies and inks
Flotex is created with nylon 6.6 fibers. All dies and inks that are used to create the Flotex design are water based. No additional chemical processes take place other than high temperature steam treatment to secure the colors.

Recycled content
Flotex makes use of waste streams of other Forbo production locations to be added into the backing of the floor coverings. Recycled content in Flotex is up to 67% of the backing content.

Extremely durable
A big advantage for using Flotex is the extreme performance of the floor covering, with a product life time that surpasses that of ordinary textiles by a factor 6.

Green electricity
Forbo's manufacturing operations for Flotex in Great Britain, France and USA secure a high quality floor covering, produced with green electricity and minimum waste streams that are all recycled in the floor.

Get inspired by Flotex references

  • National Football Stadium - Flotex

    Montreal airport


    Montreal airport - Canada

    The redesign of the airport gates for Aéroport de Montréal required a resilient textile floor covering that was easy to maintain, environmentally friendly and offered good indoor air quality. The floor should have a modern look with lots of movement in the design and installation.

  • University of Illinois - Flotex planks Wood

    University of Illinois

    United States

    University of Illinois - United States

    The University of Illinois street dining renovation project includes a high-end micro-restaurant dining concept that serves over 3,000 students a day. The University has successfully used Flotex floor covering amounting to over 8,000 m2 on campus, installed in student housing and shared areas for dining and student union activities. The university has repeatedly chosen Flotex for its proven cleanability, durability and hygiene.

  • Sunset Wood - US

    Senior living

    United States

    Sunset Wood - United States

    The Community at Sunset Wood offers seniors an environment that includes gracious living with options for aging in place. Different Flotex Vision floors have been installed next to Flotex Wood planks.