Floor Cleaning News

  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Fila-Grout-Protection

    FILA launches new spray-applicator FUGAPROOF

    FILA has launched its best-selling FUGAPROOF grout protector in a new spray applicator. The remodelled VOC-free treatment provides quick, safe and effective protection, sanitising grout and preventing water and stain penetration. It is suitable for all tile installations – including stone, porcelain and ceramics – and can be used with all types of cementitious grout. Unlike traditional solvent-based aerosol treatments, FUGAPROOF’s spray pumps the protector directly onto the grout line, without atomizing particles and contaminating…

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  • Wood Flooring News
    Solid-Wood-Flooring bar install

    3 Ways to ensure your wood flooring lasts longer

    Here are three ways to keep your wood flooring looking brand new for longer. A well-made and properly installed wood floor shows that you care about your home or business. We want to share with you the three best ways to keep a long lasting and high quality wood floor. The Supplier As you probably know, if you buy a low quality and cheap product you are going to end up with some pretty bad…

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  • Seals and Finishes News
    FILA FILAMARBLE-AID

    FILAMARBLE AID protective treatment for natural stone surfaces launches in the UK

    FILA has launched a new protective treatment for natural stone surfaces. New FILAMARBLE AID is an odourless, solvent-free treatment that protects against the aggression of staining, blocking the damaging effects of acids, alkalines, stains and heat. It creates a natural-look polished barrier for stone, marble, limestone and travertine that won’t yellow, discolour or create an ‘acrylic’ look. FILAMARBLE AID has a safe, water-based formulation, with a low VOC content. It can be applied to new…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    FILA-CLEANER Tiles

    FILA takes care of new super-sized tiles

    In response to the latest tile trends, FILA has introduced a new recommended care solution for large and extra-large format porcelain and ceramics. The new programme includes FILA products for a surface Builder’s Clean – and cleaning of the tile back, to remove possible suction cup marks – as well as treatments for ongoing maintenance. The new programme, which ensures a pristine installation and easy ongoing maintenance, is carried out using DETERDEK and FILACR10; FILAPS87…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Fila-Protects-Jamie’s-Italian

    FILA protects In Situ encaustics at Jamie’s Italian

    A FILA tile protection and care regime has been specified, alongside In Situ London’s Moroccan cement tiles, at Jamie’s Italian. The stunning installation spans the restaurant and bar area, on floors and on walls below open serving counters. FILA protection and finishing treatments were chosen to protect and enhance the encaustic-style Moroccan tiles throughout the fixing process. One of the latest additions to Jamie’s chain, the new restaurant is situated within the Hilton Hotel at…

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  • Industrial News
    Solidlux-Kitchen-Floor

    Wash-up kitchen floor in the Royal Concert Hall repaired with Solidlux

    Amsterdam, just after midnight at the Royal Concert Hall. The last visitors are leaving, the lights in the auditorium and the foyer have been turned off, and the employees are pulling on their coats. Tomorrow morning, the cleaning crew will be waiting outside on the pavement. More than enough time for the men of Painting Holland Group to recoat the floor of the wash-up kitchen, so that the next day it can be back up…

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  • Featured Partner
    Fila-Rust

    FILANO RUST wins TTA ‘Best Ancillary Product’ Award

    FILANO RUST has been awarded ‘Best Ancillary Product’ in The Tile Association Awards 2017. The prestigious industry awards were presented at the annual ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in central London’s Portman Square; FILA beat off competition from two other finalists, Instarmac and Norcros Adhesives, to win the category, and was also short-listed for the ‘Best Environmental Initiative’ award. The winning product, FILANO RUST is designed to safely remove old and new rust…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    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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  • Featured Partner
    Fila-S2C cleaning machines

    New partnership for FILA PROJECT and S2C Midlands

    FILA PROJECT has formed a new partnership with commercial cleaning specialist, S2C Midlands (Solutions to Cleaning).  A specialist in prestige retail environments, including motor-sport workshops and dealerships – S2C’s national service spans initial cleans within new buildings, to renovation projects.  As part of the new partnership, FILA will provide additional technical support, through its dedicated Project Division, and a variety of cleaning products for porcelain and ceramic surfaces. S2C works with multiple high-end brands, including…

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  • Featured Partner
    Fila tile cleaning Kit

    Tile care made easy with new FILA kit

    FILA has introduced a new tile care kit for ceramic and porcelain tiles. The new kit includes three products, for easy cleaning after laying, stain protection of joints and ongoing maintenance. The kit promotes safe and effective maintenance, with the product trio contained in a sturdy, cardboard carry box – ideal for retailers and as a ‘leave behind’ care kit in new installations. FILA’s new kit contains DETERDEK, FUGAPROOF and FILACLEANER. Designed for the post installation…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    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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  • Featured Partner
    HACCP-Flowcrete

    Flowfresh Floors Attain HACCP International Certification

    HACCP International certification is a globally recognised. Flowfresh also meets the ISO 22196 standard. A Flowfresh coating can be laid to falls. Global resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd has secured International HACCP Certification for its Flowfresh range of antimicrobial enhanced polyurethane floors. This certification means that food and beverage producers operating a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety programme can specify flooring materials, safe in the knowledge that they will…

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  • Resin News
    Flowcrete-Polished-Concrete

    Flowcrete UK Releases Polished Concrete

    Flowcrete UK launched its new range of polished concrete systems to the nation’s construction industry recently, displaying it at both London Build and Scotland Build. At the two shows Flowcrete UK gave attendees a sneak peek into its new polished concrete and coloured screeds range as well as showcasing its recently unveiled Comfort Resins collection. At both shows Flowcrete UK’s expert team showcased its new polished concrete range and even delivered a presentation on polished…

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  • Matting News
    Rinos Entrance Matting

    Polyamide or Polypropylene for Commercial Entrance Matting?

    We all like to complete our Commercial Entrance Matting jobs with a fine level of finishing. Secondary entrance matting requires some specific attention as all traffic in a commercial building has to enter and exit. With matting making one of the most intensively used pieces of carpet in a building, there are three reasons why it pays off to select a well performing mat: A mat protects the other installed flooring against wear and tear.…

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  • Wood Flooring News
    Havwoods-Accessories-website

    Unique online flooring solutions from Havwoods Accessories

    Havwoods Accessories provides flooring solutions for both new builds and renovations, supplying specialist products to architects, property developers and construction experts. Our products range from Adhesives, Primers and Underlays for Subfloor Preparation, to Skirtings, Mouldings, and Trims to add the finishing touch. Thanks to years of experience in supplying the building industry, to Flooring Contractors in particular, we have refined our product range to cater for any situation. If you are an Architect, Property Developer or…

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  • Featured Partner
    dr-schutz

    Dr.Schutz flooring solution used at Oxfordshire Space Test Facility

    When the current floor system at the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) RAL Space facility required refurbishment, flooring specialist, Floor-Safe Ltd called upon Dr.Schutz to supply its ESD Floor Coating System to his company. As an approved Dr.Schutz contractor, Floor-Safe was confident that the product would offer protection against electrostatic discharge, providing an aesthetically pleasing end result and would be completed within two days, therefore fully meeting the client’s requirements. RAL Space carries out…

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  • Featured Partner
    Christian-Harris-Bona

    Joined Up Thinking Needed To Reduce Floor Insurance Payouts

    Every year, UK companies pay out over £800 million a year in public liability claims caused by slips on floors. Despite this, many are continuing to invest in ineffective cleaning regimes that are actually making the problem worse. Why is this? Put simply, when it comes to maintaining floor safety and reducing claims costs, the right arm is not talking to the left arm. Our experience of working with companies across retail, hospitality, leisure and…

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  • Featured Partner
    Bona-Martin-Gammon

    Bonasystems bolsters leadership team with the new appointment of Martin Gammon, former CEO of OCS, to its board

    Martin Gammon, has been appointed as non-executive director at Bonasystems, the UK-based market leader in specialist floorcare products, anti-slip solutions and consulting. Formally announced today by Steven Phillips, Managing Director at Bonasystems, Martin will play a pivotal role in the growth strategy for the company with plans in place to secure larger contracts over the next three to five years. Martin’s appointment comes at a crucial time for Bonasystems, which added several prestigious accounts to…

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  • Featured Partner
    Fila-Service

    Fila focus turns to Support Division for SDS 2017

    Surface care specialist, Fila is set to focus on its growing support division – FILASERVICE – at the Surface Design Show 2017.  Set up to provide continual assistance to manufacturers, planners, contractors and builders, the division offers services spanning from advice on daily cleaning regimes to extraordinary maintenance.  Recent global case studies will be visually presented on-stand, giving examples of recent projects where FILA solutions have been specified, along with expert advice and support. FILASERVICE…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    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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  • Featured Partner
    Osmo-ORGANOWOOD

    Organowood® the new name in sustainable wood protection

    With a strong reputation in the Nordic countries, OrganoWood is the latest name to hit the wood treatment market in the UK. OrganoWood offers architects, professionals and end users the next generation of environmentally friendly wood protection. The complete system offers flame, rot and fungal protection, as well as extreme water and dirt repellence for any exterior wood surface. A tried and tested ecological alternative to pressure treated finishes, the OrganoWood solution is both aesthetically…

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  • Featured Partner
    granite-house industrial flooring

    Industrial Flooring: Don’t Compromise Aesthetics for Functionality

    Industrial settings have a reputation of being cold, drab places, particularly with being typically grey and plain. So, while incredibly practical, they understandably aren’t famed for their aesthetics. Uninteresting and industrial flooring don’t need to fall under the same schema, as you shouldn’t have to choose between high performance flooring and aesthetics. All floors have specific features, meaning you can choose the right option for your client’s particular industrial setting – if they require a…

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  • Featured Partner
    V4 Wood Flooring Faxe

    V4, Faxe & Floor Skills join forces to promote quality and care across the UK wood flooring industry

    V4 Woodflooring has teamed up with Faxe, a leading provider of wood protection products in Europe, to become sole wholesaler of Faxe’s wood floor treatments and aftercare products into the UK market. The partnership also sees V4 and Faxe working closely with Floor Skills, the UK’s leading provider of wood floor education, committed to promoting higher standards of skilled workmanship into the UK flooring trade. Established in 1926, Danish company Faxe’s mission is to give…

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  • Featured Partner
    British-Libaray Bona

    British Library Books Bonasystems for Cleaning Contract

    Bonasystems, market leaders in cleaning and anti-slip products, services and consulting, has carried out an important cleaning contract at the British Library in St Pancras, London with its contract cleaning partners, Emprise. Bonasystems was engaged by Emprise to ensure that the floor tiles within the library’s 36 public washrooms were up to the highest standards. Following the review, its technical teams implemented deep cleans of the floor surfaces and worked with Emprise to devise a strategy for…

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  • Featured Partner
    Sikafloor II

    SikaFloor makes the grade at Welsh Bottle Plant

    For a new production line floor at a bottling plant in Wales, a specialist floor surface system from Sika has delivered long term performance and excellent durability whilst meeting the demanding hygiene regulations within the food and drink industry. The Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company in Knighton produces more than 175 million bottles each year. For a new bottling line, the floor surface had to meet industry standards, withstand heavy machinery and be easy to…

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  • Featured Partner
    Fila-Floor-Renovation-cleaner

    Safe restoration with FILA solutions

    FILA’s surface care range includes a variety of treatments for floor renovation – from robust, textured porcelain, to original quarry tiles and encaustics.   All products are designed to provide high coverage and performance, whilst providing a safe application and protecting original surface characteristics. To deep clean porcelain and ceramics – including anti-slip tiles with pronounced high and low spots – options include FILAPS87.  Used neat, the product removes stubborn coloured, organic stains.  When diluted, it…

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  • Featured Partner
    Osmo-cleaner

    Muddy Footprints No More!

    With the UK’s changeable weather it is hard to avoid wet and mud indoors so keeping wood flooring in top condition is a priority. Osmo is answering the need for a good floor cleaner and protector with its environmentally friendly range of quality products. Osmo’s cleaning and maintenance wax-oils help keep wooden floors looking as good as the day they were first installed. Made from natural waxes and oils, these products are specifically tailored to…

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  • Featured Partner
    Bona-Harvester

    Bonasystems Wins Nationwide Slip Management Contract with Mitchells & Butlers

      Bonasystems, market leaders in cleaning and anti-slip products, services and consulting, has won a prestigious contract with Mitchells & Butlers plc to provide slip prevention solutions to 400 of its outlets. Mitchells & Butlers is one of the UK’s largest operators of restaurants, bars and pubs in the UK and its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One and O’Neills. Bonasystems has been engaged to provide slip prevention consultancy, anti-slip treatments and best-practice…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Sebo Cordless vs Cord Vacuums

    Cord v Cordless by Sebo

    Small, compact and handy to use, cordless vacuum cleaners are being heavily promoted and, in some eyes, are seen as the next generation of vacuum cleaners. There is no doubt that they have a place in the cleaning arsenal but, sadly, they are not a replacement for the traditional corded vacuum cleaner. Cordless vacuum cleaners use rechargeable batteries to power them. These batteries, which are generally lithium-ion, have undoubtedly improved but they still lack the…

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  • Featured Partner

    FILA protects Garden of Contemplation at iconic Museum

    A surface protection system, from FILA’s award-winning Green Line, has been specified at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, in Winnipeg.    Created by Design Architect, Antoine Predock and Executive Architect, Architecture49, the iconic, eco-focused museum occupies a site of around 261,500 square feet and comprises 11 galleries over seven levels.    The high performance, solvent-free protector – FILAFOB ECO – was chosen to provide safe and effective stain protection on basalt stone throughout the Museum’s Garden…

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  • New research reveals lack of floor compliance in wet leisure environments

    A study of hundreds of leisure facilities by Bonasystems, a leading provider of specialist floor care products and services, has revealed that four-fifths (79 per cent) of “wet leisure” floor surfaces were not up to Health & Safety Executive (HSE) standards used to prevent slips and trips. This leaves their owners risking fines of up to 100 per cent of annual profits for health and safety breaches1, not to mention claim costs of tens of thousands…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Le Mark

    Le Mark Floors Tour the UK for the Blood Wedding

    Touring England and Scotland with over 40 performances, Le Mark’s Harmony floor provided the Blood Wedding with a stunning high gloss floor. Performance after performance, Harmony Gloss remained resilient and easily portable between venues.A co-production of Dundee Rep, Graeae Theatre Company and Derby Theatre which toured at the beginning of the year. Renowned for the ability to lay flat almost instantly from the roll and just as easy to roll up for storage, Harmony Gloss…

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  • Featured Partner
    Fila cleaning care Baker Street

    FILA cleaning regime specified at Baker Street Tube station

    FILA surface care solutions have been specified for an extensive cleaning project at London’s Baker Street Tube station. The project, which was carried out by Cleshar, included deep cleaning of the Tube station’s wall and floors. FILA treatments specified included FILAPS87 and FILA Cleaner. Opened in 1863, as part of the world’s first underground passenger train service, Baker Street Tube station is a Grade II listed building situated in Marylebone, central London. The station was…

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  • Featured Partner
    SEBO-E1-Plus-Vacuum

    SEBO showcases at The Flooring Show

    SEBO UK showcases extensive range of vacuum cleaners at The Flooring Show – stand C20a, 20 – 22 September 2015, Harrogate International Centre. SEBO will be welcoming retailers, floorcovering manufacturers and the flooring industry in general to its stand at The Flooring Show in Harrogate. This year, the company’s versatile professional and domestic ranges of vacuum cleaners will be on display. Unbeatable at keeping carpets, hard floors, fabrics and upholstery in tip-top condition, SEBO’s vacuum cleaners offer…

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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…

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  • Featured Partner
    Oslo Wood Floor Spray Mop

    Osmo introduces its new Spray-Mop

    Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, has boosted its cleaning and maintenance range with the introduction of the Osmo Spray-Mop, a new cleaning system which is ideal for use on wooden floors treated with Osmo Polyx®-Oil. Spray-Mop incorporates a fibre mop and spray-fix cartridge. The 0.75L container is ready-filled with a special cleaning dilution and fixed near the bottom of the mop.  At the press of a button, is the liquid is sprayed…

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    Osmo UK Flooring Seals

    Osmo celebrates a quarter of a century

    Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert is celebrating 25 years in business, providing architects, interior designers, flooring contractors and DIY enthusiasts with a range of innovative and sustainable products.  “We are delighted to reach this milestone” comments Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK. “The company started very small and has since, grown into a successful business. It is thanks to the dedication of the team, and the reputation that we have built…

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    Flint laminate floor bathrooms

    Flint Floor presents The Stonist, a collection of laminates aimed at bathrooms, kitchens and spas

    The latest incorporation to FLINT FLOOR’s catalogue of laminates is The Stonist, a series of floorings and coatings specially aimed at kitchens, bathrooms and wellness areas. This new series will be introduced at Domotex, the biggest international trade fair for the flooring industry, held in Hannover from January 17th to 20th 2015. Consisting of five models (Loft Cement, Taj, Cloud, Medley and Mirage), The Stonist features different shades and textures of materials such as stone and cement. This…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    woolsafe 2014-4

    WoolSafe announces first EGTS 1502 approved product

    The WoolSafe Organisation has announced the first WoolSafe Approved product to pass the stringent EGTS 1502 environmental standard: nKapper from Carpet Cleaner Industries CCI GmbH. The new standard aims to satisfy demand for carpet care products that are both effective and safe for the environment, with WoolSafe teaming up with Enco Global Testing Services (EGTS) to test the effectiveness and the environmental impact of products, respectively. Already WoolSafe Approved, nKapper was able to be immediately…

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  • Forbo’s Tuftiguard HD is one tough entrance flooring system

    Due to a very challenging environment, the Bentall Centre, in Kingston upon Thames, required a rigid and heavy duty floor covering for its glass tunnelled footbridge – linking the car parks to the shopping centre. The floor covering had to remove moisture and soil from the soles of shoes and wheeled traffic, as well as cope with the major movement caused by the interior high temperature fluctuations. After extensive research undertaken by Forbo Flooring Systems,…

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    flintfloor laminate

    Flint Floor to present the most resistant laminate flooring in the world

    Flint has developed the world’s most resistant laminate flooring, with resistance and endurance qualities which make it the best option for hospitality, contract and residential spaces. Furthermore, it is the only laminate that can be installed without any problem in kitchens, bathrooms and spas. Flint’s new HI-FLOOR features High Pressure Block (HPB) technology, representing a major leap forward compared to floor panels that use conventional laminates. Composed of cellulose fibres that are impregnated with thermosetting…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    woolsafe 2014-4

    A warranty to unite wool owners at the Flooring Show

    Bringing details of WOW (Wool Owners Warranty) to the halls of Harrogate, The WoolSafe Organisation encouraged retailers to take part in the free after-care programme that offers homeowners a confidence inspiring way to protect their new investment. Backed by leading manufacturers, British Wool and Wools of New Zealand the warranty offers a free consultation from WoolSafe Approved Service Providers, as well as a free bottle of spot remover and free professional stain removal treatment where…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Sebo Harrogate 2014

    SEBO showcases extensive range of vacuum cleaners at The Flooring Show

    SEBO UK, stand C2, The Flooring Show, 21 – 23 September 2014, Harrogate International Centre SEBO will be welcoming retailers, floorcovering manufacturers and the flooring industry in general to its stand at The Flooring Show in Harrogate. This year, the company’s versatile commercial and domestic ranges of vacuum cleaners will be on display. SEBO will be welcoming retailers, floorcovering manufacturers and the flooring industry in general to its stand at The Flooring Show in Harrogate.…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    British Wool Trends

    Wool Carpet Takes Centre Stage at Harrogate Flooring Show

    The Campaign for Wool and British Wool Marketing Board will put on a major celebration of wool carpet at this year’s Flooring Show in Harrogate (21-23 September). NEW – Wool Area A special area entitled the ‘Wool Trends Centre’ will be supported by the industry’s leading carpet brands – Adam Carpets, Axminster Carpets, Brintons, Brockway Carpets, Bronte Carpets, Cavalier Carpets and Ulster Carpets are all officially participating in the event. NEW – Wool Feature in…

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    Osmo Cleaning

    Muddy footprints no more!

    With the UK’s changeable weather it is hard to avoid wet and mud indoors so keeping wood flooring in top condition is a priority. Osmo is answering the need for a good floor cleaner and protector with its environmentally friendly range of quality products. Osmo’s cleaning and maintenance wax-oils help keep wooden floors looking as good as the day they were first installed. Made from natural waxes and oils, these products are specifically tailored to…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Balta Carpet May

    Supremely soft Sensit Supreme

    Incredibly soft, exceptionally durable and with a beautiful silk-like sheen, Balta Broadloom’s Sensit Supreme is the latest carpet to bring the innovative fibre to homes across the country. The 12 natural shades of the new collection, including on-trend greys and a delicate lilac, benefit from the 15-year Stain Safe warranty offered by its two-ply SENSIT® fibre, helping to preserve even the most delicate of shades over time. Packing in 200% more filaments per yarn than…

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  • Featured Partner
    Plastex Matting NHS

    Deliver a high performing entrance with style

    Manufactured from flexible PVC and supplied in 10m long rolls, Plastic Extruders Ltd’s Frontrunner Entrance Flooring System offers attractive options and easy, quick and seamless installations for all your entrance needs. As style is an important factor when choosing your entrance flooring, the Frontrunner range offers 5 colour grids, together with a choice of 10 different absorbent inserts, giving 50 possible design combinations. We also offer the possibility of incorporating logo panels to our matting…

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  • Featured Partner
    Coba Matwells

    Premier Surface Entrance Matting – No Matwell, No Problem

    Premier Surface is the latest entrance matting innovation from COBA Flooring. It has been designed by COBA’s specialist flooring team as a heavy duty surface laid solution for entrances that do not have recessed matwells. It has a professional finish that looks equally as good as a high-end custom-made system but is much easier to fit, and costs significantly less too. Premier Surface is designed for dirt/moisture control performance, durability and of course, safety underfoot.…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Antron Carpet fibre Aero turbine

    Striking the perfect balance at AeroTurbine

     INVISTA’s Antron® carpet fibre featuring in Balance modular carpet from Quadrant Carpets, has equipped the offices of AeroTurbine with a carpet that is practical, hardwearing and that will keep looking good for longer. Specified by Nathan Watson, project designer, Morgan Lovell, Balance has been installed across 500m2 of Farnborough office space at the leading supplier of certified aircraft engines and parts. With assured performance thanks to Antron® LumenaTM carpet fibre, Balance provided the ideal solution…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    jaymart matting march 2014

    Tough in any Climate – Jaymart Matting

    Jaymart, who are renowned for their safety credentials, ever evolving product range and breadth of product experience, have recently added to their vast specialist flooring and matting portfolio. Jaymart’s tough and versatile Remp ZERO synthetic rubber flooring range boasts high performance characteristics. Just one of the products in the range is the firm favourite round studded flooring Zero TP BK GT which is a 4.00mm thick tile for extra heavy duty contract use. Typical applications…

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  • Featured Partner
    Forbo Flooring March 2014

    Forbo flooring restores heritage at the William Morris Gallery

    An original William Morris design has been recreated in Marmoleum, for the Discovery Lounge of the William Morris Gallery, in Walthamstow, which won the Fly Forbo 2013/2013 competition. The design was cut using Aquajet, Forbo Flooring System’s advanced water cutting technology, to re-create the intricate design, which dates back to 1875.    The gallery, which has been awarded the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year, is housed in a Grade II* listed Georgian villa, Morris’…

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    Forbo Flooring jan-14

    Challenging the senses with help from Forbo Flooring

    A variety of Forbo Flooring System’s products have been specified for a futuristic interior, designed to challenge and stimulate the senses, at the new European headquarters of EON Reality, a world leading interactive 3D software provider. Located in Manchester, the 10,000 square foot space consists of a showroom for the Californian company’s cutting-edge virtual reality 3D technologies and a coding school, that educates and trains students to become 3D content and coding specialists. Atul Bansal…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Woolsafe - Nov 2013

    WoolSafe Carpet Inspectors experts in the flooring field

    With thorough training, qualifications and professional backing from industry experts, WoolSafe Registered Carpet Inspectors are among the most highly trained independent consultants in the carpet care industry.   Retailers and manufacturers with a problematic carpet issue on their hands should waste no time in seeking the advice and expert knowledge of WoolSafe Registered Inspectors. Recruited from highly experienced industry professionals, WoolSafe Registered Inspectors complete in-depth training courses in correctly identifying faults be it with the…

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  • Health and Safety Publications

    Publications Preventing slips and trips at work INDG 225(rev1)  Hazard Spotting Checklist  Slips and trips mapping tool – An aid for safety representatives  Slips and trips – The importance of floor cleaning  Assessing the slip resistance of flooring Preventing slips and trips in kitchens and food service  Publications from other organisations CIRIA – Safer surfaces to walk on – Reducing the risk of slipping  Update to ‘Safer surfaces to walk on; reducing the risk of…

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  • Featured Partner
    arboritec

    Renovation of floors with no downtime

    This year at the 2013 Domotex in Hannover, Arboritec introduced Europe to UVElite, the most durable site-cured UV waterborne finish on market.  The demonstration was met with enthusiasm across the board, and Arboritec couldn’t be more proud. UVElite is the result of 5 years of extensive research, development, testing and passion. This is the next evolution in the flooring industry, building upon Arboritec’s core science:  Accelerated NanoTechnology™ fortified with Ceramic Silica for exceptional durability. Arboritec…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News

    Hi-Tech designs for Alsop High School with Forbo Flooring Systems

    A development project at Alsop High School in Liverpool has incorporated products from Forbo Flooring Systems Marmoleum and Sarlon acoustic vinyl ranges, contributing to a contemporary finish in keeping with the specialist technology college’s modern ethos. The project included the construction of a state-of-the-art new facility housing classrooms, a sixth form centre and a new canteen, as well as extensive refurbishment of the existing buildings, which have been in place since 1926. As the largest…

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  • Carpet and Rug News

    WoolSafe to clean up the Flooring Show 2013

    The WoolSafe Organisation will once again be exhibiting at the Flooring Show in Harrogate, keen to show visiting retailers and manufacturers the exciting developments that have been keeping the busy team occupied over the past year. Harrogate will provide an ideal platform for WoolSafe to showcase its award-winning Carpet Stain Cleaning Guide App to the hundreds of expected visitors to its stand (A33; just inside the main entrance) and demonstrate just how it can help…

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  • Floor Cleaning News

    SEBO displays the ultimate vacuum cleaners at The Flooring Show

    SEBO UK, stand C33, The Flooring Show, 1 – 3 September 2013, Harrogate International Centre SEBO will be welcoming retailers, manufacturers and the flooring industry in general to its stand at The Flooring Show in Harrogate. This year, the company’s extensive commercial and retail ranges of vacuum cleaners will be on display. Effective at keeping both carpets and hard floors in tip-top condition, SEBO products offer powerful performance, S-Class filtration and a wide range of…

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  • Numatic Henry

    Numatic Henry – HVR200A     What they say….  A true professional in every sense of the word but never without that famous smile, loved and appreciated by users the world over… ask any Henry owner. Henry brings professional cleaning to all, and is packed full of innovative features. AutoSave technology saves energy, reducing running costs. The 10-metre cable storage and rewind system is a work of art, trouble free and spring free, and it…

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  • AEG UltraCaptic

    What they say….  The AEG UltraCaptic is a bagless cylinder vacuum cleaner with a new trick – clean emptying. The dust you suck up is compressed into a ‘cake’, which should drop into your bin without the usual accompanying dust cloud – but does it work? Powerful effortless cleaning The UltraCaptic is more silent than most other Multi Cyclonic cleaners, without compromising cleaning efficiency. The powerful Multi Cyclonic suction in combination with a super efficient…

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  • Dyson DC39 animal

        What they say….  Engineered to remove more dust. With tools engineered for pet hair removal.DC39 Animal has Dyson’s latest Radial Root Cyclone™ technology, and a Tangle-free Turbine tool for pet hair. It has Ball™ technology to turn on the spot and follow with greater control. DC39 Animal comes with a Triggerhead tool that adjusts at the handle for different floor types – no need to bend down. Ball™ technology for cylinder vacuums Dyson…

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  • Dyson DC41 Animal Dyson Ball Upright

    Vacuum Cleaner Review What they say….  Removes more dust than any other vacuum. Easy to steer with an extra tool for pet hair. DC41 Animal is engineered for outstanding cleaning performance and ease of use. It automatically self-adjusts for different carpet lengths and hard floors. DC41 Animal has Dyson’s latest Radial Root Cyclone™ technology, and Ball™ technology for smooth steering. There’s also a Tangle-free Turbine tool for pet hair. Strongest suction at the cleaner head The…

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  • The Vacuum Review July 2013

    Dyson DC41 Animal Dyson Ball Upright What they say….  Removes more dust than any other vacuum. Easy to steer with an extra tool for pet hair. DC41 Animal is engineered for outstanding cleaning performance and ease of use. It automatically self-adjusts for different carpet lengths and hard floors. DC41 Animal has Dyson’s latest Radial Root Cyclone™ technology, and Ball™ technology for smooth steering. There’s also a Tangle-free Turbine tool for pet hair. Strongest suction at…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Interfloor sponsors CFA/CFJ Apprentice of the Year

    Interfloor are delighted to have sponsored the inaugural CFA/CFJ Apprentice of the Year competition. The judging panel were impressed with the quality of the entries and the winner was Jamie Daniel of J Daniel Carpet and Flooring Ltd of Shifnal, Shropshire. This is a family business where Jamie works with his father. Jamie received a cheque for £500 from the CITB during the CFJ Awards lunch held in April on board HMS Belfast in London.…

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  • Featured Partner
    Steve - Osmo

    EXTENDING YOUR BUSINESS INSIDE OUT

    Summer is upon us and as Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK says, the exterior can provide a great opportunity for flooring contractors to extend its business… The recent upturn in the weather has turned homeowners attention to their outside spaces. With hot days and long evenings edging nearer, most people enjoy sitting out in the garden at this time and want to ensure that their outside space is looking appealing and inviting for…

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    HTC Machinery

    Polaris acquires HTC Sweden AB

    Polaris Private Equity (“Polaris”), a leading Danish/Swedish mid-market private equity investor, has successfully acquired HTC Sweden AB (“HTC” or “the Company”), the leading global developer and manufacturer of professional floor grinding systems and floor solutions. Polaris has acquired the Company from Håkan and Gunn Thysell, who founded HTC in 1987 and have remained majority owners with a 60% stake. 3i Group and former management, who held 40%, have also sold their interest in the company…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    STYLISH AND PRACTICAL REFURB THANKS TO FORBO’S NOVILON

    Homes receive a stylish refurb thanks to Forbo’s Novilon

    To ensure its 20-property social housing scheme was in line with the Decent Homes Standard, Yorkshire Housing has recently embarked on a refurbishment project to make the homes fit for purpose. When it came to the specification of the flooring for the kitchen and bathroom areas, the housing provider chose Forbo Flooring System’s cushioned vinyl products, due to the comprehensive portfolio of styles and designs – that also ticked the boxes in terms of performance…

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    TWISTER™ THE ORIGINAL DIAMOND PAD

    TWISTER™ THE ORIGINAL DIAMOND PAD

    Meet Håkan Thysell, the founder of HTC Sweden and also the great mind behind the chemical free cleaning solution Twister™. During the 70’s and 80’s Håkan Thysell was running a successful cleaning company in Sweden. However, as a true inventor he never was really satisfied with the cleaning results and the time required to maintain floors, especially stone floors. He came to the conclusion that instead of continue to clean a worn down stone floor,…

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    HTC Flooring machinery picture

    100% dry grinding system for natural stone floors!

    Big Wednesday no. 5 – Say goodbye to slurry! HTC launches industry’s first 100% dry grinding system for natural stone floors. An entirely slurry- and chemical-free grinding process has until now been impossible to achieve. But with the new Diamond Xpress tools, the grinding process can be completed in half the time. Moreover, the challenges of handling chemicals and slurry is eliminated, giving more people the opportunity to grind marble and terrazzo floors. Say goodbye…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum

    FORBO HELPS WITH HEALTHY HEALING ENVIRONMENTS FOR SALFORD ROYAL

    Over 20,000m2 of Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum has been installed at Salford Royal’s new Hope Building, a major building in the Trust’s £200m redevelopment scheme. Combining exceptional infection control properties with superior environmental performance and a contemporary design aesthetic, the flooring installation has helped deliver a safe and attractive healing environment. Having specified Marmoleum extensively across a wide variety of healthcare projects, Main Contractor Balfour Beatty were already familiar with Marmoleum’s suitability for creating healthy…

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    Vynagrip matting by Plastic Extruders

    Matting solves the wet fish problem – Vynagrip matting

    Vynagrip matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders Ltd, is solving a slippery problem for the largest fish shop in Piraeus, the port of Athens in Greece. Fresh off the boats each day, large quantities of fish are delivered together with packed ice, while over counter machines continually spray water to keep the fish wet. The result was that the shop’s tiled floor used to become very slippery with increased risk of slip and fall accidents. To…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Welcome to the new world of high performance sustainable floor coverings - and the Next Generation of Marmoleum

    Next generation Marmoleum: Today, Tomorrow and Forever

    Welcome to the new world of high performance sustainable floor coverings – and the Next Generation of Marmoleum. Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum stands for versatility, sustainability and durability. The new Marmoleum floor coverings range is the largest ever and gives specifiers access to a fascinating world of colour and design – all created to complement and enhance the interior of the buildings of today and tomorrow. Next Generation Marmoleum combines design, ecological and economic values…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
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    Tracking Safety – slip resistant matting

    Dynatrack is a new slip resistant matting specially designed and manufactured in the UK for use in London Underground’s maintenance depots. Developed from its existing proven range of slip resistant flooring, the product was initially trialled at the Cockfosters depot. Now, proven to be very effective in this demanding environment, is now being rolled out to another large depot at Northfields. Dynatrack has similar characteristics than Vynagrip safety matting, also manufactured by Plastic Extruders. It…

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  • Featured Partner
    Langley Design and Plastex

    Distribution Agreement announced – Plastex matting

    Plastic Extruders Ltd (Plastex) is pleased to announce the appointment of Langley Design as its exclusive distributor for the Frontrunner Entrance Flooring System in England and Wales. Plastex sales director Peter O’Sullivan comments, “We are a UK based manufacturer geared to working with distributors throughout the world with export sales accounting for over 60% of our UK turnover. We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Langley Design to manage and focus on the sales…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Adrian Lee, founder of FlooringSupplies.co.uk

    Clever ways to spruce up your wooden flooring this winter

    Expecting guests can be the most gratifying but stressful time of the year. Cooking, cleaning and tidying can take up a huge amount of your time, as you want your home to be as warm, welcoming and festive as possible. However, there’s one part of your home that may get overlooked this Christmas, and that’s your floor. Real wooden floors are highly durable and low-maintenance, but every now and then, they need some TLC. So,…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Stainsafe® carpet from Balta

    Stylish and Stainsafe® carpet from Balta

    Brand new to the UK market, Stainsafe® Shepherd Twist carpet from Balta Broadloom is set to provide retailers with the winning combination of superb value and quality performance characteristics that will have widespread consumer appeal. Created to provide a stylish flooring solution for busy homes, Stainsafe® Shepherd Twist mixes an indulgent underfoot feeling with all the practical benefits that modern households demand. Suitable for heavy domestic use and able to withstand heavy footfall, this carpet…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    BOEN oiled floors with new NaturalPlus

    BOEN INVESTS IN THE FUTURE AT ITS MÖLLN SITE

    BOEN oiled floors with new NaturalPlus Hardwood flooring specialist BOEN have just completed building one of Europe’s most modern production and finishing lines at its site in Mölln, Germany. With this new facility, oiled floor installation has never been easier with no need for a final application of oil on site. NaturalPlus has been specially developed in conjunction with the natural oil we use in protecting the floors surface. The oil is of the finest…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Polyflor tucks in

    Polyflor tucks in

    Polyflor, the UK’s leading manufacturer of commercial and residential vinyl flooring has recently had some of its SimpLay Loose Lay product installed at the famous Slattery’s patissier and chocolatier in Whitefield, Manchester. Slattery’s owner, John Slattery says, “We think that the new flooring looks fantastic and is a superb way to welcome our guests. We chose to install Polyflor’s SimpLay product because of its hard wearing durability and ease of cleaning. As a busy restaurant,…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Travertine Flooring Tiles

    Transform Your Décor with Tumbled Travertine

    Whether you’re looking to create a more natural atmosphere in your home or alternatively wish to install a much more environmentally friendly alternative to a heavy carpet, travertine floor tiles are the perfect investment for every home.   Available in a wide range of finishes and styles, the unique travertine finish can co-ordinate beautifully with a wide range of homes and decors that they are placed in. With obvious Roman inspiration, tumbled travertine tiles portray…

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    Werkmaster Machinery

    WerkMaster Launches New Safety Conscious Stealth Propane Burnisher with Dust Collection

    Today’s Floor Care Professionals are demanding more features and benefits in their choice of Propane Burnisher. They want performance and safety while reducing overall maintenance costs and downtime as well as extending the life of their Propane Buffer. Concrete polishing professionals are now using propane burnishers in their polished concrete process placing more importance on dust control, safety and durability. The Stealth delivers on all counts. The WerkMaster Stealth with ClearSKY Accu-Sense™ Emissions Monitoring System…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
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    PPC STORMS IN WITH A SOLUTION FOR CLEANING VINYL

    After carrying out extensive trials, The Preparation Group has added a new application for its environmentally friendly Storm Diamond Pads. The finer 1500 and 3000 grade pads from the range can now be used for daily maintenance on vinyl floors; deep cleaning and producing a high shine polish, without the need for harsh chemicals or polishes. Says Tracey Glew, Group Managing Director; ‘Prior to our trials, the general consensus on diamond cleaning systems was that…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    UCLH

    Tarkett helps realise artistic vision for University

    Tarkett helps realise artistic vision for University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre   The new purpose-built University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre in London has been designed to address the treatment needs of cancer patients in the 21st Century. Offering outpatient and day care services, each floor of the five-storey building is tailored to the investigation and treatment of specific cancers. Tarkett were chosen to supply the new floorcoverings, which include some unique and rather…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Plastex

    Safety matting lights up the way – Heronair Matting News

    Safety matting lights up the way – Heronair Matting News Heronair matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders Ltd, is now available with a 10cm photoluminescent centre strip which enables it to highlight an effective escape route in the event of light failure. Located along the centre of the matting, the integral strip only requires normal ambient light to energise but will still be illuminated up to approximately 10 hours to show people the way to safety. The…

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  • Are you at risk, what you can do?

    Without sensible safeguards, you will be at risk of a slip or trip. And it’s not necessarily that you have to be doing anything out of the ordinary either to be at risk. The activities causing over 60% of all accidents are: walking or running on premises or outside (not including car parks and sports activities), teaching activities (in the classroom, workshop, lab etc.) and climbing/descending up/from equipment (e.g. vehicles, stairs). But slips and trips…

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  • What causes slips and trips – flooring advise

    Slip and trip accidents can happen for a number of reasons, but all too frequently we jump to conclusions about why they happen rather than really looking for the true cause or, we decide that it is just one of those things and do nothing. The following should help you to understand what causes a slip or trip and give you some ideas on what you can do to stop accidents from happening again. What…

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  • KIDS ARE BACK TO SCHOOL – Pergo Flooring

    KIDS ARE BACK TO SCHOOL – HOUSE RETURNS TO CALM   What better time to get the children’s bedrooms or playrooms back in order than at the start of the new school year? At Pergo we understand how important it is to have a bedroom floor that will withstand the wear and tear of children’s play and last a lot longer than those new school shoes! As a child grows older so will their likes…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    PureGym flooring

    Polyflor heads to the gym

    Polyflor, the UK’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential vinyl flooring is delighted to announce that its products have recently been specified by Pure Gym Group Ltd. With over 30 operational sites here in the UK, the group have chosen to install Polysafe Vogue Ultra PUR in all of their gym changing room facilities. Simon Rouski, Group Facilities Manager at Pure Gym Group Ltd says, “We chose to specify Polyflor products at all of our…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Frontrunner matting

    New solid back entrance mats – Frontrunner matting

    New solid back frontrunner entrance mats   Frontrunner SB and SB+ are new high performance solid backed mats introduced by Plastic Extruders Ltd to extend the range of products available in its well-known Frontrunner Entrance Flooring System. Frontrunner SB is a ‘scrape and clean’ matting which removes the dirt from the traffic area and contains it locally for ease of cleaning. Its open ribbed top surface is designed to trap dirt from shoes so it…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Plastex

    Providing protection for the pickers

    Providing protection for the pickers   Vynagrip matting has been installed for the safety of workers at Alan Bartlett and Sons, a family-owned farm in Chatteris, Cambs which specialises in the large scale supply of carrots and parsnips. The matting, manufactured in the UK by Plastic Extruders Ltd, has been laid along the production lines where pickers inspect the vegetables as well as beside the cutting and packing machinery. Vynagrip was chosen as the existing…

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  • Code of Practice for the design and installation of internal flooring

    A new, updated Code of Practice for the design and installation of internal flooring has just been published by Stone Federation Great Britain. It is based on the key parts of a number of different British Standards that have a relevance to natural stone flooring and it incorporates the latest European standards. The Code sets out the principal factors involved when deciding to use natural stone flooring including stone selection, design, laying and protection and…

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  • TTA release eagerly anticipated technical document

    TTA release eagerly anticipated technical document   The Tile Association has published its latest technical document, Tiling with Resin Agglomerated Tiles, with the aim of providing advice for all parties involved in the use of resin agglomerated tiles. The paper, prepared by a Technical Working Group of The Tile Association, should be used in conjunction with the current and forthcoming British, European and International Standards. As part of its services, The Tile Association offers an…

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  • WoolSafe to wow at Harrogate

    Visitors at this year’s Harrogate Flooring Show are encouraged to visit the WoolSafe stand to see how the exceptional services that the organisation offers can help to increase their levels of customer service. “At the Flooring Show we will be explaining to retailers the benefits of recommending to customers WoolSafe-approved carpet care providers and products,” explains Steve Bakker, marketing manager, The WoolSafe Organisation. “By recommending approved products and services, retailers will enable customers to prolong…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    Gradus Matting

    Gradus New Matting Catalogue for Contractors and Specifiers

    Contract interiors specialist Gradus has introduced a new barrier matting systems catalogue, which includes full details of Gradus’ matting portfolio, as well as product recommendations for specific applications. The new user-friendly matting catalogue has been increased to 48 pages and contains full product information for Gradus’ extensive matting portfolio. As well as new, striking photography, the new catalogue includes helpful advice and product recommendations, enabling the end user to select the right matting system for…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    JM Ultra

    LONGER LASTING ULTRA MICROFIBRE MOPS

    The new TASKI JM Ultra range of ultra microfibre mops from Sealed Air’s Diversey business combines superior floor cleaning performance with extended lifetime and improved ergonomics compared with traditional tools. The mops are guaranteed for 800 washes and offer excellent microbial removal to promote high-performance daily cleaning and hygiene with reduced cost-in-use in healthcare and other demanding applications. The mops are manufactured using a totally new specification of ultra microfibre with finer fibres and a…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
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    CSSA Launches new Management Training

    Today, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) launched its new Diploma in Cleaning Management, powered by Cleanwise Training and delivered in association with Drury PSM. This training provides new managers in the industry with the skills and knowledge required to deliver good customer service, manage their staff well and grow profitability for their employers. Speaking after the launch, Andrew Large (Chief Executive of the CSSA) said “this course represents a major investment in the…

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  • Stonegate C43 floor sander saves time and money

    Preparing floors for a perfect finish has traditionally been a time consuming and labour intensive process. Slight undulations and imperfections needed to be removed using heavy sanding machines manoeuvred by at least two operatives. The C43 flooring machine from Stonegate changes all of that. At just 45kg, the machine is light enough to be be transported and handled by one operative, but has more than enough power and weight to carry out the most demanding…

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  • Matting helps keep Selfridges clean

    Frontrunner Plus entrance matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders Ltd, is playing an important role at two major Selfridges stores.  At the entrance to the stores, one in Birmingham’s famous Bull Ring and the other in Manchester’s Trafford Centre, the high performance matting helps keep the interiors clean and dry by wiping, cleaning and drying the shoes of shoppers as they enter. Frontrunner Plus is ideal for this type of prestige and heavy traffic application. In…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    HTC Superfloor

    Superfloor™ – it’s brilliant!

    Concrete floors deserve better treatment than just being walked on.  A HTC Superfloor™ will really make you appreciate the advantages of having concrete as an exposed floor surface.  Dirty, grey floors are transformed into brilliant, easy-clean, environmentally-friendly and durable floors. HTC Superfloor™ is the revolutionary flooring technique that makes concrete more than just strong and hard-wearing.  The technique is as simple as it is ingenious.  HTC’s machines and diamond tools grind and polish concrete floors…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    HTC Twister

    Twister™ is a revolutionary cleaning system

    Twister™ is a revolutionary cleaning system consisting of floor pads prepared with billions of microscopic diamonds which clean and polish the floor mechanically instead of using chemicals. Twister™ can be used on the most common floor surfaces such as terrazzo, natural stone, concrete, vinyl and epoxy.  Twister™ is the tool that transforms your dull, worn floors into clean, glossy and brightly polished floors.  Twister™ has unique advantages that benefit both the cleaning company and the…

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