What is Flotex? A Guide to High-Tech Textile Flooring

What is Flotex? A Guide to High-Tech Textile Flooring

Nov 29, 2022 | flotex, News | 0 comments

Are you looking for a resilient yet stylish flooring solution for your home or business? Then look no further than Flotex, a high-tech flooring option from Forbo. Here at Contract Flooring, we provide the full range of Flotex that is suited for both domestic and commercial use. 

In this blog post, we have put together a short guide containing everything you need to know regarding Flotex flooring solutions and why it’s the perfect option for your home or business. 

What is Flotex?

Flotex is a high-tech textile flooring that combines the hard-wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. It is made from a solid vinyl-reinforced base with a densely flocked surface of nylon fibre that is anchored firmly into the base layer. It is extremely dimensionally stable and looks like a textile floor.  The nylon fibres not only perform in sound absorption and comfort, but they also capture allergens and fine dust from the air, all of which they effortlessly release in any cleaning action in both dry and wet conditions. Not only this but, through its construction, Flotex is protected against mould and odours whilst keeping up its appearance, as the floor restores to mint condition after every cleaning action! 

Why choose Flotex? 

1. It’s versatility 

Flotex can be used both domestically and commercially due to the wide range of options available. With it being such a resilient and hygienic flooring solution, it can be used in a huge number of areas across multiple sectors, including leisure, hospitality, healthcare, education and office environments. Flotex is available in both tile and sheet formats as well as numerous colours, patterns and sizes, meaning there is no limit to your design. Every style preference is catered to! 

2. Durable yet comfortable 

A huge benefit of Flotex is its amazing durability and toughness. This is the result of 70 million polyamide 6.6 fibres per square metre. This means that with Flotex flooring you can enjoy the comfort and silence of a carpet with increased longevity and resilience. 

3. Quiet yet hygienic

The polyamide fibres within the flooring materials not only bring superb sound absorption properties, but they also capture fine dust and allergens from the air, all of which are then effortlessly released to standard cleaning appliances, and as already mentioned Flotex is protected against mould and odours whilst keeping up its appearance, as the floor restores to mint condition after every cleaning action. Simple daily vacuuming will remove any dust and dirt trapped in the compact, flocked surface. Regular cleaning will restore Flotex to its original look, while the wide range of designs will remain as vivid and lively as when the floor was installed. The level of hygiene and cleanliness Flotex offers is what makes it perfect for commercial environments where there is a lot of footfall, dirt, spills etc is what makes it so popular among our customers. 

4. Allergy UK seal of approval 

Forbo’s Flotex Flocked Flooring has been awarded the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval as, with the correct cleaning and maintenance regime, it won’t harbour dust mites, contributing to a better indoor environment for all. A recent report by Allergy UK estimated that there are at least 12 million people “allergic to their own home” – with 58% citing house dust mites as a key trigger. This is an important issue that should not be overlooked, opting for a hypoallergenic floor solution is a great step when creating better indoor environments, especially within educational and health environments.

Here at Contract Flooring we are here to help you make the most of your flooring project. If you’re interested in our Flotex high-tech textile flooring solution, get in contact with us today. We are always happy to meet with you to take you through our range of flooring supplies to suit your project. Just call us on 01 4568422 or email enquiries@contractflooring.ie