Coral FR – The first steps in protecting your rail vehicle

Stopping up to 95% of walked in dirt and moisture, effective entrance floor coverings can prolong the life of your rail vehicle interior floor coverings, as well as greatly reducing cleaning costs and the risk for slipping. With almost 50 years of experience Coral FR offers you the best entrance flooring solutions for your entrance areas on board rail vehicles.

First impressions are crucial, which is why an effective entrance floor covering that stops dirt and moisture being tracked into carriages and saloon entrances is fundamental to modern rail vehicle design. 

By removing wet and dry soiling from the soles of shoes and wheel treads, an effective entrance system reduces premature wear and tear to interior floor coverings, minimizes cleaning and maintenance costs and protects passengers by reducing slip hazards.

Coral FR entrance floor coverings all meet the EN45545-2 rail standard which relate to fire, smoke and toxicity. Available in four different design formats; Coral Classic FR, Coral Brush FR, Coral Duo FR and Coral Welcome FR., each with their own unique benefits.

Coral Classic FRThe ultimate moisture absorber
Research shows that taking just two steps on Coral Classic FR’s moisture retaining construction is enough to absorb half of the foot-borne moisture that would otherwise be carried inside on the soles of passengers shoes.

Coral Brush FRThe great all-rounder
Suitable for all types of entrance areas, absorbing moisture and removing dry soiling as the weather demands.

Coral Duo FRThe ultimate dirt and moisture remover
The ideal solution when you need maximum dirt removal, unrivalled dirt retention and exceptional moisture absorption, all in just a couple of paces.

Coral Welcome FRWhere design meets environment
With its contemporary linear design and rich, deep pile, Coral Welcome FR packs the style and aesthetic appeal of a luxury carpet and makes an unequivocal statement in any entrance area.


In order to save time and cost during installation, Forbo Flooring Systems can cut to specific roll lengths or to detailed floor plans, so that material can be dropped easily into place.

As an alternative to fully adhering the floor covering to the subfloor, Coral FR can also be supplied with a Pro-Fit backing. Pro-Fit is an adhesive free installation system, improving efficiencies in time, cost and operation throughout the life of the rail vehicle. It comprises an integral velour backing to the floor covering and a special fire-retardant hook tape adhered to the sub-floor.

Customers who use this system experience far shorter first installation times (normal adhesive installations require 24 hours drying time). For renewals the advantages are even greater as it is simply `pull up the old and drop down the new floor covering` that is required. No glue removal, no difficult sanding, no drying time.

These advantages over traditional fully bonded adhesive systems mean cost savings for train operators as a result of:

• Quicker and easier installation and replacement
• No need to wait for the adhesive to dry
• No waiting time before the carpet can be walked on
• Immediate use of the train after installation

The Pro-Fit velour backing cannot be added to latex backed material after production, so must be specified as `FR Pro-Fit` at the time of initial ordering.

Coral FR and the environment

From how they’re made to how they perform, Forbo Flooring Systems makes outstanding floor covering products that are truly sustainable.

100% green electricity from renewable sources
Of all the electricity we buy, 100% comes from renewable sources. This means our Coral FR production site is part of an effective environmental management system and has achieved ISO 14001 certification.

Zero landfill
Virtually zero landfill is achieved by the Coral FR manufacturing plant.

Re-use waste
All the waste yarn from the Coral FR production is re-used by the yarn supplier. Our search for new ways to reduce our environmental impact has led us to work very closely with forward thinking suppliers who are able to incorporate ever higher levels of recycled content in their materials.

Econyl® yarn
Coral Brush FR, Coral Duo FR and Coral Welcome FR entrance floors all use Econyl® yarn which is made from used and abandoned fishing nets. Using Econyl® is a way to reduce existing waste, avoid additional manufacturing-related pollution, and keep the consumption of natural resources and energy to a minimum.

Find out what flooring solutions Forbo Flooring Systems has available for your next rail interior design project by visiting the transport section of our website.

Alternatively, if you wish for a Forbo Flooring Key Account Manager to contact you or to send in an enquiry then please email your details to the following address;

For more information please contact;

IKAM Marketing Manager

IKAM Marketing Team
Forbo Flooring Systems UK Ltd
High Holborn Road

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