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Flotex solves Whinestone Primary School’s cleaning problem

Whinstone Primary School has been won over by the unique characteristics of Forbo Flooring Systems’ Flotex range. Poorly performing flooring was replaced by Forbo’s hybrid flocked flooring product; and its durability and cleanability continue to impress. 

In order to complement the existing interior decoration and furniture, Forbo’s linear designed Flotex stratus – in the colourways fossil and onyx – was installed within 12 classrooms and one small group room. 

Mike Poppitt, Head Teacher at Whinstone Primary School, commented: “During the refurbishment of the school we had our 12 classrooms re-carpeted, however after a short period of time the flooring was starting to show heavy wear and tear. We called on FPL Flooring for help and Simon Gibbs recommended that we installed Forbo’s Flotex products, as they have the performance characteristics we required, as well as pleasing aesthetics.

“After viewing the large portfolio with Simon, we decided to install the linear patterned tiles. We were drawn to Flotex as we liked the carpet-like warmth and comfort it provided, whilst being highly durable and easy to clean.  We were cautious in choosing a design that would mask any stains and dirt, yet in practice its cleanability has been totally proven  – and the  floor covering looks as good today as the day it was installed.”

Forbo’s hybrid flocked floor covering is 100% waterproof, allowing the product to be washed right down to the flock, unlike other textile floor coverings. This makes Flotex the perfect solution for areas that are exposed to heavy foot traffic on a daily basis.

Mike continued: “The installation of Forbo’s Flotex was seamless and very quick and I’m pleased to say that my colleagues, the pupils and I are all very impressed with the end result. The school is now clean and fresh looking, adding to the pupils’ ethos of fostering respect for their environment.”

Simon Gibbs said: “I have used Forbo products on numerous projects before and when Mike approached me for help, I knew Flotex tiles from the company’s extensive portfolio would be ideal – especially as the tiles can be easily replaced if they are accidently damaged, resulting in the school saving money and having a floor covering that will last. 

“As the products are easy to work with, it was installed quickly and efficiently – leaving the school and myself very happy with the end result.”

Flotex also has been awarded the prestigious Seal of Approval from Allergy UK and benefits from Sanitized® an anti-microbial treatment that offers constant protection against bacteria; contributing to a healthier indoor environment for all.

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