Flotex Floats Your Boat

Flotex Floats Your Boat

Flotex is half resilient/half textile. Flotex is a durable, cleanable, hygienic product with the visual and textural appeal of broadloom carpet. Flotex is a designer floor covering with patterns from Philippe Starck and Studio Sottsass. Flotex is an idea whose time has come.

Flotex linear plank in gray and white

Flotex Planks

To start with the nitty-gritty, Flotex is a hybrid product made of a dense and durable vinyl backing that’s adorned with an even denser array of fibers, 80 million nylon 6.6. fibres per square meter, to be exact.

Flotex linear plank in blue, green, gray with Stingray Rocker

The components render Flotex exceptionally strong and particularly resilient, “combining the hard-wearing & durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet.”

Flotex linear tile in gray, green blue in school hallway

The tightly-packed nylon confers other advantages: they dampen sound as well as capture fine dust and allergens from the air—which are easily confined to the dustbin of history in one fell swoop of a vacuum or steam-cleaner.

Flotex Studio Sottsass design think lines in a variety of colors

In addition to planks, Flotex comes in sheet, linear tile, and custom flooring options, such as the designer lines from Studio Sottsass (above) and Philippe Starck (below).

Flotex Philippe Starck design looks like a bunch of tangled branches on a black background

Find out more and discover the entire range at Forbo Flooring Systems.

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