Why custom flooring is key for passenger ships

Jemma Masters discusses Forbo Flooring Systems’ flooring solutions

Why custom flooring is key for passenger ships

Forbo Flooring Systems

“Our bespoke design service enables you to create your unique masterpiece,” says Jemma Masters of Forbo Flooring

By Laura Hyde |

Forbo Flooring Systems understands the importance of light and colour when it comes to the overall design for any marine interior, whether onboard ferries, river boats or cruise ships.     

“The floor covering will have a massive impact on the overall aesthetic of any space,” says Jemma Masters, marketing manager for Forbo Flooring. “Specific design concepts can inspire us, boost our productivity, and contribute to a stronger sense of wellbeing. Here at Forbo Flooring, our bespoke design service enables you to create your unique masterpiece.”    

Flotex FR is an International Maritime Organization-certified textile flocked floor covering, combining the cleaning properties and durability of resilient flooring with the comfort, slip resistance and acoustic properties usually associated with textiles.     

The extensive collection includes Flotex Colour FR, featuring rotary-printed semi-plain designs, and Flotex Vision FR, boasting high-definition digitally printed designs. With over 700 references to explore, customers are sure to find a good match for their interior scheme. “However, if you are looking for something unique then you can customise the colourways of any of our designs to suit your individual aesthetic needs or embark on an artistic journey and create your very own Flotex Vision FR masterpiece,” says Masters. “Our bespoke design service, complemented by high-definition print technology, allows for larger-scale pattern repeats and vivid, lifelike colours, granting you the ultimate design flexibility.  

“Forbo’s experienced designers can help at any stage in the design process, depending on what involvement you require. If you are looking for ideas, re-colouration of existing designs in our current collections or help with the development of a custom design that will work perfectly with your marine interior design scheme, then talk to us as we can guide you through the whole process.”   

Forbo Flooring also offers a cut-to-shape and size service, whether it is a complete room layout or the addition of logos or signage, the possibilities are endless. “From an initial concept, detailed drawing, or computer file, the design team will prepare a flooring design that is transferred electronically to computer-controlled cutting machines which produce precision cut items, accurate to a fraction of a millimetre,” explains Masters. “We pride ourselves on offering a truly comprehensive service with products which can be specifically designed for customers’ projects.”   

This article was first published in the Autumn/Winter 2023 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. Subscribe to Cruise & Ferry Review for FREE to get the next issue delivered directly to your inbox. 

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