OWING to new factory investments at Forbo Flooring Systems and the installation of a new digital printer, the ink penetration of its Flotex Vision flocked flooring range has greatly increased, resulting in what’s described as an enhanced vibrancy and depth to the colour palette and designs available.
Forbo’s Flotex is said to be a unique product, ‘which offers the hard-wearing durability of a resilient floorcovering yet delivers the comfort of a textile finish – all the while boasting exceptional printing capabilities in either plank, tile or sheet format’.
The new digital printer combined with Flotex’s ultimate printing surface of more than 70m fibres per sq m is claimed to achieve vibrant, intricate designs. Specifiers have the option to choose from more than 500 existing designs and colourways available or have their own bespoke designs printed for orders of 60sq m or over.
The Flotex Vision collection ‘provides an unrivalled array of choice, from stunningly realistic pebble beaches and bold contemporary animal prints to geometric options with an almost 3D effect’, says the company. ‘For a more understated aesthetic, which still ticks all the design boxes, the modular Flotex Planks collection offers an ideal solution for contemporary work and public spaces.’
There are eight ranges within the Flotex portfolio, with each one reported to present a unique opportunity to create exclusive flooring schemes for many sectors such as retail, offices, leisure and hospitality, schools and hospitals – while contributing to the health and wellbeing of end users.
Chloe Taylor, Flotex category marketing manager UK and Ireland at Forbo Flooring Systems said: ‘The Flotex collection not only provides design flexibility, but it is also truly different to any other floorcovering available on the market in terms of performance.
‘Its cleanability and durability are unsurpassed and it’s the only textile floorcovering to be awarded with the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval, as with the correct cleaning and maintenance regime it will not harbour dust mites – contributing to a better indoor environment for all.’
Furthermore, Flotex is claimed to provide low in-room impact noise performance (Class A) as well as good impact sound reduction (<20dB), ‘ensuring a quiet room and a quiet building’.
It also meets the HSE wet and dry slip resistance classifications for use on flat surfaces and ramps, says Forbo. ‘The non-fray construction avoids trip hazards while the pattern, texture and grip of the surface helps to provide comfort and confidence underfoot.’