Forbo's new Flotex Planks: a choice not a compromise

As modular formats continue to increase in popularity, Forbo Flooring Systems has developed a new Flotex Plank collection, allowing users to create stunning, contemporary floor designs for areas where safety, hygiene and well-being are priorities.

Combining the comfort of carpet, the durability of a resilient floor covering and the design versatility of a plank format, the new design collection lends itself perfectly to contemporary workspaces, as well as high traffic areas such as hotels and transport hubs.

Offering six new designs: Triad, Box-cross, Lava, Seagrass, Concrete and Wood, in a 100x25cm plank, the collection provides endless design possibilities, from colourful and complex layouts to minimal, sophisticated aesthetics, which use shape and pile direction to create a stimulating floor pattern.

Julie Dempster, Marketing Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems, said: “With people now spending an estimated 80-90% of their time indoors, the industry is now recognising the impact that creating healthy interiors can have on the well-being of a building’s occupants. With this in mind, the goal of this new collection was to combine the outstanding indoor air quality performance of Flotex with surprising designs and a modular format, so users didn’t have to choose between functionality and high design.

“Indeed, Flotex has been awarded the prestigious “Seal of Approval” from Allergy UK as with the correct cleaning regime, it will not harbour dust mites. This makes the collection ideal for office spaces where people are likely to spend a prolonged period of time, especially at a time when work place conditions are understood to be responsible for 11% of asthma cases worldwide.”

Forbo’s stated ambition is to design and manufacture floorcoverings that benefit every individual by helping to provide safe, hygienic and comfortable living and working environments. The Flotex Plank collection contains 67% recycled content (by weight) and is 100% waterproof, which means that only water and standard materials are required for an effective clean, using minimal hazardous chemicals that would have a detrimental effect on the building’s environment.

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