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Refreshed’ vinyl flooring’s ‘beautifully balanced designs’

Forbo Flooring Systems has launched the ‘second generation’ of its premium homogeneous vinyl sheet collection, Sphera Energetic.

The ‘dynamic new range’ now consists of four ‘design families’, each ‘offering an array of beautifully balanced designs to help architects and specifiers create fresh, contemporary interiors, while still retaining its exceptional durability properties’.

Developed by Forbo’s in-house European design team, the four design families are: Uni, Vivid, Shimmer, and Confetti. Uni is ‘a compendium of 20 trending colours, which feature transparent chips throughout the design to create depth’, while the bolder Vivid design is available in 12 vibrant shades, comprising colourful chips from the Uni design family – making it easy to seamlessly combine the two together.

Shimmer and Confetti are two brand new designs: Shimmer has a modern terrazzo aesthetic thanks to its angular chips, and – as the name suggests – Confetti features a mixture of coloured chips from the entire range, ‘providing a playful, random confetti look’.

Forbo said: “The chips throughout each design add a new dimension to homogeneous vinyl, while also helping to effectively hide dirt in heavy footfall areas. The entire range’s colour palette offers high Light Reflectance Value (LRV) ratings.  Although the designs have been refreshed, Sphera Energetic still retains its impeccable durability characteristics. Thanks to its SMART-top surface protection, it combines excellent stain and scratch-resistance with superior appearance retention to ensure that the floor looks and performs well.”

Marketing executive, Lewis Cooper, said: “When we launched Sphera in 2016 the collection quickly became popular – thanks to its ability to inspire creative floor designs. On refreshing it, we wanted to provide customers with even more opportunities to create flooring schemes with the ‘wow’ factor – and we hope we have achieved this with our four brand new design families. All the colourways within each family have been developed to work alongside each other, but also with other collections in the Forbo portfolio – such as Eternal general purpose and Step safety sheet vinyl collection, to create a fully integrated flooring scheme.”

Forbo says its new Sphera Energetic collection is manufactured ‘using 100% renewable electricity and with minimal waste’, The collection also has low emissions, and is phthalate-free. The flooring specialist added: “Able to withstand heavy traffic, while providing a contemporary aesthetic, Sphera Energetic is the perfect solution for hygienic healthcare environments, inspiring education facilities, and flexible multi-purpose public buildings.”


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