Acoustic Flooring News

  • Marldon-Riverside

    Marldon subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction

    Royal Arsenal Riverside is an exciting new development that will offer remarkable apartments with views overlooking the River Thames and towards Canary Wharf. Marldon’s bespoke subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction and dependable damp proofing within a tighter than anticipated budget. The Problem Great sub-floor preparation is the foundation for any perfect floor and one of the most important aspects of a project, especially when working with statement wooden floors. This project has bespoke…

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  • Canadian-House-MarldonUK

    Marldon at the Canadian High Commission

    The Canadian High Commission, at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, is a key diplomatic building providing a wide range of services. Marldon provided an acoustic solution with a low profile, which solved sound transference issues without creating new problems with floor height. THE PROBLEM The Canadian Embassy is a busy set of offices where sound reduction is essential, not only to avoid disturbing the staff below through footfall and chair movements, but also to prevent sound…

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  • Millikens-carpet-LVT

    Milliken’s LVT Innovations Offer a Practical Alternative to Wood, Stone and Concrete Flooring

    The advent of enhanced digital design has been a major contributor to the extraordinary growth in Luxury Vinyl Tiles as a practical alternative to wood, stone and even concrete flooring. While the choice of LVT products on the market continues to grow, ensuring a strong balance of performance, aesthetics and sustainable attributes is important in making the optimum product selection.    Following its launch in January this year, Milliken’s new LVT design collection is proving…

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  • Interface-westminster-apartments

    Interface unveils its first Luxury Vinyl Tile Collection – Level Set

    Company now offers hard and soft flooring in modular design system – Level Set ™ Interface has introduced its first Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection, Level Set™, allowing customers to explore new design possibilities and create rich textural experiences across virtually all types of applications. This debut Modular Resilient Flooring offering integrates with Interface’s carpet tiles to create beautiful, functional spaces that blend hard and soft flooring with ease. Level Set™ gives architects and designers, flooring…

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  • MarldonUK-Tower-Bridge

    Marldon from Concept to Completion

    “MARLDON PROVIDES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION FOR THE SPECIFICATION INDUSTRY.” Founded on 40 years of flooring heritage, Marldon, has been developed specifically to provide architects, specifiers and construction professionals with innovative flooring solutions to many build problems. We specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with…

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  • the-building-centre

    Night Time is the Right Time

    The Built Environment Trust along with the Mayor of London are seeking ideas that could help cities work better at night. Built environment professionals and the public are encouraged to show policy makers and developers how we might think differently by entering Night Time is the Right Time ideas competition. £2,000 in prize money is on offer and the best entries will be featured in a major exhibition. Amy Lamé, the new Night Czar for…

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  • Flowcrete-Peran-

    Flowcrete UK Launches Comfort Resins Range

    Flowcrete UK has launched a new comfort flooring range to provide the developers and designers of commercial and public facilities with finishes that will deliver the necessary practical, aesthetic and budgetary criteria. The Comfort Resins collection includes the systems Peran Comfort and Peran CHD as well as Flowshield Comfort and Flowshield CHD. These self-smoothing and flexible polyurethane coatings are all able to create a durable, seamless and easy to clean surface that will withstand intensive…

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  • Polydeck-Award-FeRFA

    Polydeck – Large Commercial Project of the Year – over 500 m2

    This award is for a joint submission by a Manufacturer and Contractor member. Eligible projects should have been started or completed during the period October 2015 – September 2016 There are two Commercial Project Awards, use this form for a LARGE COMMERCIAL PROJECT – Over 500m2 (You may enter projects in all the categories but use a separate form for each and only one application for each combination of manufacturer / contractor partnership in any…

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  • Nora-Rubber-Floor

    The floor as a canvas – inspired by painting

    The new noraplan Iona rubber floor covering is opening up completely new design option. Completely new design options thanks to innovative technology: With the new noraplan® lona rubber floor covering, now so many different graphic designs can be integrated into the flooring. This is possible due to a special manufacturing method: The requested design is incorporated into the covering during vulcanisation at a high temperature and under a large pressure – for a permanently attractive…

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  • Five star hotel fitted with Estillon Underlay

    On the site of the former Emma Children’s Hospital on Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam city centre, the international five-star Hyatt Regency Spinoza Hotel is being realised. Part of the nineteenth-century façades of the old hospital have been integrated into the design of the new building, which stands out through its use of glazed ceramic tiles and striking windows. Estillon prides itself on the delivery of the carpet underlay for this sustainable hotel, which has been constructed in complete…

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  • Milliken Carpet

    Luxury vinyl tile range from Milliken Enhanced, Refined and Designed to Combine

    Milliken announces a new addition to its Luxury Vinyl Tile range: Freelay LVT. The Freelay LVT collection includes six designs and the additional benefit of effortless adhesive free installation, as well as excellent comfort and acoustic characteristics. Furthermore, the standard LVT range has been edited and the collection refined with some additional designs now on offer. Freelay LVT planks and tiles have been created for easy installation and maintenance. Freelay LVT is particularly beneficial where…

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  • Ege Hotel

    Garden State Hotel, Melbourne installing by Ege

    Technē Architecture + Interior Design has completely rebuilt this four-storey bar and hospitality venue while preserving its distinctive exterior, a heritage Victorian era building that began life as a textile mill in 1896. The hugely ambitious 2,000 square-metre project preserves much of the original factory’s saw tooth roof while opening its central bays to form a terraced beer garden that has the feel of a Victorian conservatory. The contemporary architecturally designed pub is a versatile…

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  • WELL-Certification-Cundall

    Cundall London office becomes first project in Europe to achieve WELL Certification

    Cundall’s new London office at One Carter Lane is the first building in the UK and Europe to achieve WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).  Cundall seized the opportunity to pursue WELL for the fit-out of its new 15,400ft2 CAT A London office, which became WELL Certified™ at the Gold level, creating a practical expression of the company’s long-standing focus on sustainability and well-being. This achievement was made possible by the close collaboration between…

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  • Gerflor-LVT

    Only the best from Gerflor at Highgate School London

    Tradition is a great thing. It gives us all a sense of who we are and where we came from. Keeping up decent customs and delivering longevity in terms of standards in most of our educational establishments is still seen as a key factor in their overall success. The crème de la crème seems to be able to weld the best of the past to our ever-increasing desire for modernity. Overlooking the leafy London suburban…

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  • Mapei-Wood-Brochure

    Mapei UK promotes new literature for wood flooring installation systems

    In response to industry demand, Mapei has released a new brochure for wood flooring products and installation systems. Along with an easy to use selection chart for wood flooring, the products used in each system are listed along with their technical characteristics. The brochure is available to stockists, architects and specifiers immediately, please contact Mapei UK Marketing Department on [email protected] or call 0121 508 6970 (option 4) to request an order. Mapei products can be…

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  • Floorwise-Acoustica-Underlay

    A sound choice in underlay with Floorwise Acoustica

    Used under wood and laminate flooring, the Acoustica underlay collection from floorwise helps to combat noise, one of the biggest flooring-related concerns facing specifiers and homeowners today. Using a dense rubber construction, Acoustica not only helps to combat the sound of footfall (impact noise) but also airborne sound, helping to make homes and commercial spaces quieter and more comfortable. Available in Silver (2mm) and Gold (3mm) and new Acoustica Gold Supreme (3.5mm) specifications, the underlays…

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  • Heckmondwike-Constellation-Carpet-Tiles

    Heckmondwike FB Launch Constellation Carpet Tiles

    Yorkshire manufacturer of fibre bonded carpets, Heckmondwike FB, have launched their new Constellation range of creative carpet planks for areas where contemporary design and high footfall meet. Available now for projects nationwide, Constellation carpet tiles can be cut on site for bespoke designs and to fit into any project. Constellation floor tiles are made from the same high performance fibre bonded blend of hard wearing synthetics as Heckmondwike FB’s existing range, and come in 8…

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  • Solus-Ceramics

    The Diamond is forever

    Leading tile supplier Solus Ceramics adds style to Sheffield University’s very own Diamond building with the use of its elegant Jurastone range. Named after its unique appearance, The Diamond building is the new home for undergraduate engineering students at The University of Sheffield, providing world-class facilities for students and academics. The impressive 19,500 square metre building, designed by Twelve Architects* and constructed by Balfour Beatty, is the largest capital investment in teaching and learning ever…

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  • Fermacell-new-brochure

    Fermacell flags up its flooring credentials

    A new brochure on its range of flooring systems has been published by Fermacell Leading building boards manufacturer Fermacell has launched a comprehensive guide to planning and installing its dry flooring systems. The 64-page A4 manual details how Fermacell’s dry flooring systems are a practical and cost-effective alternative to conventional wet screed to concrete floors and how their excellent thermal conductivity makes them a very efficient overlay to underfloor heating systems. In addition, an optional wood fibre…

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  • Item-Back-To-School vinyl flooring

    Itec Contract Floors goes back to school

    With ever increasing focus on the learning environment, schools are more in-tune with the impact finishes can have on pupil development and with Itec Contract Floors, contractors can provide a range of looks with the favoured practicality of sheet vinyl flooring for classrooms, corridors and congregation areas. From acoustic flooring in attractive wood looks for classrooms to architectural styles from the isafe safety flooring collection for congregation areas and corridors, Itec Contract Floors can provide…

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  • Kahrs-Heron-and-Brearley

    Rustic Kährs designs chosen for Isle of Man pub chain

    Kährs wood flooring designs have been installed throughout six Heron & Brearley pub/restaurants on the Isle of Man. The installations – at The Highwayman, The Queens Hotel, The Heron, The Archibald Knox, The Rosemount and The Raven – were carried out by flooring contractor, AC Swales. Two wood designs – Kährs Oak Aosta and Kährs Oak Dun – were specified through the interiors. With its roots dating back to 1850, Heron & Brearley is the…

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  • heckmondwike-bennett-brooks

    Heckmondwike FB adds up for London Accountants

    The London office of a national Chartered Accountancy firm has been transformed with a stylish, designer interior created using Night Sky carpet tiles from Heckmondwike FB. ZEN Office Business Interiors, based in Manchester, specified Night Sky from Heckmondwike FB’s Creative Range for the refurbishment of Bennett Brooks’ Southern office in ‘Peacock’, a stunning turquoise colour. This gave a contemporary aesthetic that complemented Bennett Brooks’ corporate colours. Sharni Verity, Marketing Manager at Heckmondwike FB, said: “Night…

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  • Antron-University-of-Reading

    Antron Lumena features again at the University of Reading

    INVISTA’s Antron® carpet fibre has helped provide students with stylish underfoot performance in the University of Reading’s main library, phase two of this project taking place using Quadrant carpet tiles. The first phase of this impressive refurbishment took place in the summer of 2014, and a year on Antron® fibres can be found once again in the carpet tiles specified for the completion of this large scale project. As with phase one, Stride Treglown was…

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  • itecfloors

    Itec joins the CFA demo programme at The Flooring Show

    As part of a packed programme at the hugely popular The Flooring Show Demo Zones, training body FITA, will demonstrate the innovative Invisiweld installation method for commercial vinyl flooring, pioneered by Itec Contract Floors. Using cold welding technology that relies on chemical fusion, rather than the heat of traditional hot welding, Invisiweld produces a far tighter and less visible seam that helps Itec’s ranges of safety, acoustic and decorative flooring retain their aesthetic integrity. FITA’s…

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  • leoline-harrogate

    Leoline comes of age at The Flooring Show

    Leoline is coming of age at this year’s The Flooring Show as it turns 18, celebrating with new cushion flooring designs that bring the latest in interior style. Showcasing the new for 2015 Woodmark and Tile Styles collections, Leoline will be demonstrating how cushion flooring can bring on-trend finishes with a range of added features. With Superguard low maintenance surfaces, acoustic, thermal and comfort backings, incredibly realistic Natural Look and Feel surface textures and in…

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  • Itec-contract-floors

    Timber temptation from Itec Contract Floors

    Axento Timber has changed to Silento Timber, as Itec Contract Floors looks to simplify its product collections for 2015, offering contractors and specifiers a faster and clearer route to flooring specification. Still packed with the same great performance as before, including 18dB impact sound reduction, Class 33 Heavy Commercial durability, Hyperguard+ scuff protection and easier maintenance; Silento Timber includes nine on-trend wood looks in two and four-metre widths. With availability across the UK through Headlam…

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  • Interface-Carpet

    Refresh to Interface’s most popular carpet ranges

    Two of Interface’s bestselling products, Transformation and Elevation, are being updated to offer an even greater range of design possibilities in line with global colour and design trends. Elevation III now has a larger range colour ways reflecting the latest trends with palettes to work with denim blue, linen, khaki greens, teals and stone greys. Transformation also has an updated range of colours, with a broad selection of greys, blues and neutral hues. Elevation, which is inspired…

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  • Itec Contract Flooring Connect Project

    Redefine your relationship with vinyl – Itec Contract Floors

    Designated internally as the ‘Connect Project’, the brand new Itec UK & Ireland Commercial Flooring Collection is redefining decorative, safety and acoustic flooring for contractors right across the UK. With 70 different floors stocked at Headlam distributors right across the UK, the collection is completely geared towards giving contractors the very best service with the exceptional quality and pricing for which the Itec Contract Floors brand has become known. First and foremost, comes a product…

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  • ege-carpets

    Viola Communications by Ege Carpets

    For Viola Communications in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, ege has helped transforming a typical workplace with rooms and corridors into a fluid, informal and interactive space. In this new and innovative setting, relationships between users are set to be a priority along with the challenge of mixing the local taste with a modern design interpretation. Customised carpets Several different themes are used to give a distinctive character to each…

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  • Interface carpet

    Interface helps bring the University of Leeds to life

    Human Nature, the latest global collection from modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has been used in the refurbishment of the University of Leeds Language Zone to help create a unique and inspiring area for students to learn.  Located in the grade II listed Parkinson building, the Language Zone consists of a reception area, seating space, and communal and individual computing pods. The project brief was to create a learning zone that would draw both students and…

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  • Jaymart-Bath-Uni

    On track to success with Jaymart

    Jaymart’s heavy duty indoor/outdoor spike/skate/stud resistant smooth surface rubber safety flooring was recently specified in colour Black/Blue for the Bobsleigh Track at the University of Bath. The Bobsleigh Track facilities include a 140m push-start track which enables Britain’s bobsleigh athletes to hone their starts away from the ice. Paul Macfarlane, Sales Director says “Bladerunner is an eco-friendly flooring and it offers a brilliant shock and sound absorbency training surface. This is a top performance product!”…

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  • Forbo-hospital-flooring

    Safety without compromising on design for Hillingdon Hospitals

    In need of a floor covering that had a homely, non-clinical feel combined with effective slip resistance, GBS Architects installed 590m2 of Forbo Flooring Systems’ Surestep Wood Decibel in a rehabilitation ward for older adults, as part of the Beaconsfield East Dementia Care Project. Using a grant received from the Department of Health Capital Investment initiative, the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust refurbished the Beaconsfield East Ward, which won the Best Internal Environment Award at the Building Better…

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  • Floorwise underlay

    The optimum choice in rubber crumb underlay

    The made in the UK Optima underlay from floorwise, delivers commercial environments ultra durable underfoot comfort and carpet protection, helping to extend the life of carpets in busy areas such as hotel receptions, corridors and bar areas. In a new composition that gives even more performance per pound, Optima has additional acoustic absorption and thermal insulation too. Thanks to its dense rubber crumb construction, Optima is the benchmark in high performance underlay for the most…

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  • Interface takes friends of the earth around the world

    Friends of the Earth have brought their brand identity to life with innovative modular flooring designs from global carpet manufacturer Interface to create a unique ‘around the world’ theme for their new London-based Head Office. The environmental campaigning charity required a flooring solution that would create an inspirational space for workers to flourish in whilst having a low environmental impact which reflected their values. A colour scheme was chosen to reflect the ‘what if the…

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  • Tarkett launches a new collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring

    Tarkett, the worldwide leader in the flooring industry, has launched a new collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring, Acczent Excellence 80/Tapiflex Excellence 65, offering a wide spectrum of colours based on research of the ageing human eye and its perception of colour. Combining a total of 117 designs, the collection is available both as a compact backed and acoustic option. Centred on the concept of colours, the collection of heavy duty commercial 2m sheets offers full…

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  • Granorte Cork Flooring

    Cork Calls at Domotex

    Granorte introduced a range of fabulous new cork flooring ideas at this January’s Domotex, wowing visitors with the ability of one of nature’s most low impact resources to find new applications and uses. Enjoying a rebirth as designers and end users seek more appealing, aesthetically diverse and sustainable materials, cork is a true wonder material and Granorte one of its finest manipulators. Along with an incredible range of flooring, the Portuguese manufacturer also makes wall…

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  • Malta mix max

    Mix it up with Mix to the Max from Balta Broadloom

    Shaping spaces in the home like never before, Mix to the Max is the latest innovation from Balta Broadloom. Shaking aside the constraints of the 50x50cm carpet tile and reimagining a highly flexible 100x25cm dimension, Mix to the Max is inspired by the format and patina of wood flooring, yet with the possibility for virtually limitless design and layout combinations, Mix to the Max is entirely fresh and refreshingly different. With underfoot comfort, thermal and…

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  • Granorte Cork flooring

    Granorte brings cork to the masses

    With interest in cork at an all time high, leading manufacturer Granorte has introduced an entry-level range ideal for consumers wanting to benefit from the inherent positive properties and beautiful aesthetic of nature’s wonder material. The Cork Trend collection features a 2.5mm real cork surface and a 1mm real cork underlay for a floor that looks stunning, performs impeccably and remains excellent value. With a performance WEARTOP layer for durability and easier maintenance and Uniclic…

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  • Itec Sleep 2014

    Itec enchants at London’s Sleep event

    Itec Contract Floors exhibited alongside sister brand Moduleo at this year’s Sleep event, welcoming architects, designers and specifiers active in the hospitality industry to its ranges of safety, acoustic and decorative flooring. With floors designed to bring high levels of performance without decorative trade-off, the Itec Contract Floors collection is ideal for hospitality environments requiring the practical benefits of sheet vinyl while still wanting to maintain aesthetic principles. Whether safety flooring with 36+ slip-restraint, or…

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  • Avenue-domotex-15

    Avenue asserts itself at Domotex

    With the popularity of cushion flooring still on the rise, Avenue is using Domotex to reveal captivating new designs and the introduction of the brand new Ultimate Elements collection. Using a scuff and mark-resistant SuperGuard PU lacquer for lasting looks and lower maintenance, Ultimate Elements brings together inspired recreations of stone and minerals for a collection strewn with hues of on-trend grey shades and warming neutrals. With marble-like textures of the new Rapallo Marble and…

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  • Sika makeover

    Sika provides beauty wholesaler with the flooring makeover

    Sika pulled out all the stops when providing a robust and impressive flooring solution for a hair and beauty wholesaler in Greater Manchester. Alan Howard Hair and Beauty Supplies, in Stockport, required easy-to-maintain and aesthetically pleasing flooring for its 750m2 trade supply warehouse. Specialist installers, Warrington-based Quest Industrial Flooring, turned to Sika to provide the ideal solution which began with Sikafloor 161 – an economic, two-part low viscosity epoxy resin primer for the concrete substrate,…

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  • floorwsie underlay heavy density

    More density and more performance with floorwise

    With improved Heavy Density Plus performance, floorwise has announced improvements to its popular Solo, Spirit and Lush recycled foam underlays. Now providing even better value pound for pound, these underlays are the perfect choice for homeowners wanting great comfort underfoot and a longer life from their carpet. For those looking for that extra feeling of luxury, the 12mm thick Luxury Use rated Lush will bring exceptional comfort underfoot along with great durability, the 10mm Spirit…

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  • Itec Sleep Event

    Itec and Moduleo get their thing on at Sleep 2014

    Visitors to this year’s Sleep exhibition will be able to see how resilient sheet flooring from Itec Contract Floors and luxury vinyl tiles from sister brand Moduleo, can bring an all-round flooring solution to their hospitality projects. Exhibiting at the event for the first time, both brands are backed by the Europe’s largest manufacturer of vinyl flooring, IVC Group and can provide a solution for public, accommodation and service areas. With a range of decorative,…

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  • leather flooring

    Leather lux with a cork twist from Granorte

    The luxury of leather and practicality of cork are married in perfect harmony with Corium leather flooring from Granorte. With a sound absorption layer made from cork, a core constructed from HDF for stability and a built-in cork underlay for better comfort; all beneath a beautiful recycled leather top, this is a floor for those that demand the most luxurious of looks with no practical trade-off. In fact, Corium is even finished with a durable…

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  • Jaymart Matting

    Top sports performance from Jaymart

    Jaymart’s Sports & Leisure division are forging ahead with a new Supply & Fit option through their specialist in-house team, and this is now successfully being used by a wide range of customers. Nick Bunyard has expanded his sales force and is growing his product portfolio in order to offer an enhanced package and improved customer service for the sports & leisure arena. CrossFit boxes are now benefiting from Jaymart’s new Xfit weightlifting mats –…

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  • Itec Vinyl Flooring

    Functional flooring with an eye on style

    Banishing utilitarian looks forever, Itec Contract Floors can bring leisure and hospitality environments functional flooring that looks great too, with a range of decorative, safety and acoustic flooring in a diverse mix of inspiring styles. From wood and tile looks, through to mineral and architectural influenced effects the Itec portfolio is extensive and carries suitable specifications for front and rear of house. As the only sheet, safety and acoustic flooring available in a four-metre width,…

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  • United Kingdom-Bristol: Architectural design services

    Official EU reference: 277129-2014 Procurer reference: RIBA Competitions will send a unique identification number to each applicant who registers for the competition. Published on: 13/08/2014 Deadline date:18/09/2014 Location where the contract is to be carried out: Bristol, City of Name of the buying organisation: BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL Summary of the contract Bristol Arena Multidisciplinary Design Team Competition. Architectural design services. Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services. Architectural and related services. Architectural services for buildings. Architectural, engineering and…

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  • Itec Flooring Magic Number

    Four is the magic number

    The low maintenance, comfort and durability of commercial sheet vinyl makes it a natural choice for a huge range of environments, but with a common width of two-metres, its use in large open plan spaces has been restricted by too many unsightly joints. However, with Itec Contract Floors’ four-metre wide option, there is now a way to reduce the number of seams and minimise their appearance in large spaces. Whether decorative sheet, acoustic or safety…

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  • CCF sustainability and waste management ‘Know How’ captured in new guide

    Interior building products and insulation distributor CCF has launched an all new Sustainable Solutions Guide as part of its on-going dedication to improving environmental efficiency. The guide also supports customers who want to comply with new waste disposal legislation, or learn more about topics such as installing insulation the Green Deal, air tightness, and acoustic testing. Encapsulated within 36 pages and available across the CCF branches nationwide or from the CCF website, the guide includes…

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  • Itec - Get money back offer

    Get money back with Roll Back

    Itec Contract Floors has launched its ‘Itec Roll Back’ promotion that rewards contractors with Amazon vouchers for full rolls of Itec decorative, acoustic and safety flooring throughout July, August and September. With up to £30 in vouchers to be earned on selected rolls, ‘Itec Roll Back’ is a great way to reward yourself for a busy summer, when you really should have been relaxing on a beach in some faraway land. Free to spend your…

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