Flooring News

  • Surface Preparation News
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    Bostik’s subfloor preparation products pave the way at Stratford Hospital

    Bostik has been selected by commercial flooring contractor, Pinnacle Flooring, to supply a range of subfloor preparation products to the new, £22million Stratford Hospital development. The project, built in the centre of Stratford upon Avon for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, includes 5,300m2of space, spread across three floors. This is approximately twice the size of the current hospital. The new building will house specialist cancer and eye units, making state of the art treatment much…

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  • Resin News
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    RCR Flooring Products Ltd appoints David Collins

    RCR Flooring Products Ltd has appointed David Collins to the post of Business Development Manager, based in the UK, with specific responsibility for resin product sales. David brings a 10-year track record of work in the construction industry both in the UK and Australia, during which he has focused on the construction chemicals marketplace. This experience makes him ideally placed to develop sales of RCR’s RINOL resin systems brand in the UK. RCR Flooring Products…

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  • Show News
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    The Flooring Show gets set for 2018!

    The UK’s national flooring event, The Flooring Show is in top gear getting ready for its 56th show in Harrogate September 16th – 18th 2018. Stand sales are running 16% ahead of 2017, with some long-term supporters of the show increasing their stand sizes and being joined by companies returning to exhibit at the show after a break. In total 83% of 2017 exhibitors have rebooked for 2018, with more to confirm. Karndean, Furlong Flooring,…

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  • Adhesives News
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    New UltraFloor Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive from UltraFloor

    UltraFloor have enhanced their range of subfloor preparation materials by introducing Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive. Available in a 290ml tube, Grip & Grab IT is an MS-polymer based adhesive designed for a variety of applications including fixing gripper rods and trims and securing skirting boards and stair nosing. Grip & Grab IT is quick to apply, adheres to porous and non-porous surfaces instantly and boasts high strength, giving you confidence that projects can…

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  • Business News
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    UK contract floorcoverings market worth in excess of £1bn – AMA Contract Floorcoverings Market Report

    After achieving strong growth of 4% in 2015, growth rates in the contract floorcoverings market were slightly disappointing in 2016 and 2017. A number of factors had a negative impact on the market, including increasing inflation towards the end of the period and adverse currency movements as an indirect result of the Brexit vote, affecting imports. However, despite reduced growth rates, the value of the contract flooring market exceeded £1bn in 2017. The contract sector…

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  • Industrial News
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    E Commerce hub floored using TREMCO flooring products

    A large new warehousing facility at the centre of the growing e-commerce sector saw a range of tremco illbruck products put to the test. McLaren Construction were the main contractor for the project. Axiom Group Limited was the specialist flooring contractor which proposed the use of TREMCO ES100 One Coat Universal DPM and TREMCO CS100 epoxy primer to treat recently laid floor slabs. Axiom also employed TREMCO SX302 moisture tolerant latex underlayment and TREMCO SF108…

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  • LVT News
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    Gerflor LVT flooring solutions creating offices to smile about

    Advances in technology and a heightened focus on employee wellbeing are having a major impact on office design. This, added to the continued trend for open plan environments with different functional zones, has led to companies taking a more holistic approach to the design of their workspaces. According to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), recruitment strategies in certain sectors see the physical design of workspaces as critical in attracting and retaining staff. Flooring…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom

    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom concept in the heart of Clerkenwell 

    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom in Clerkenwell offering architects and designers a collaborative informal space to look for tile inspiration and develop design schemes. The two-floor showroom, located at 80 Clerkenwell Road, offers a stimulating and supportive space that will be an expression of the innovative Solus Ceramics brand. The expansive showroom allows architects and designers to utilise the environment as they wish – from receiving advice on the latest tiles ranges and trends through…

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  • Resin News
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    RCR builds on RINOL resin flooring systems success in the UK

    Following strong initial project success in the UK, RCR Flooring Products Ltd is continuing to extend the growth of the RINOL resin flooring systems brand in the UK. The RINOL brand perfectly complements RCR’s range of industrial flooring products, which also includes Permaban armoured joints and Rocland dry-shake surface hardeners for concrete floors. Established internationally for over 50 years, the RINOL brand – owned by parent company RCR Industrial Flooring – is well respected for…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor reaches new recycling waste vinyl flooring collection record

    2017 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 563 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products. Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl flooring from landfill. Distributors and contractors signed up to Altro and Polyflor’s national vinyl flooring recycling initiative contributed an impressive 397 tonnes (71%) to last year’s total. The majority of material collected was smooth and safety vinyl offcuts (533…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    Flooring moisture should be no barrier to quality flooring

    A flooring moisture barrier is key to quality, high-performance flooring. It’s particularly pertinent when installing a resin surface, a process that can be severely hampered if a substrate beneath an existing surface is damp. In such instances the obvious solution would be to break-up and replace the substrate and risk adding considerable project time and cost. A moisture barrier – in the form of a liquid solution which is applied to a slab – offers…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Milliken opens new Paris store

    Milliken opens its first showroom in Continental Europe

    Milliken’s first showroom in continental Europe, located at 40 rue des Mathurins in the 8th district of the capital, between the Saint-Lazare station and the La Madeleine district, opened during December 2017. The showroom is housed in a typically Parisian setting with many original architectural details from the Haussmann period such as mouldings, herringbone parquet and a winter garden room all forming a haven for the Milliken collections. Led by Marion Bradley, Marketing Communications Manager…

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  • Featured Partner
    WIN ENGLAND-V-NIGERIA WEMBLEY TICKETS

    Win England Football Tickets with Floorinsite and Havwoods Accessories

    This is your chance to win two sets of England Football Tickets at Wembley with Floorinsite.com and Havwoods Accessories! Sponsored by HAVWOODS ACCESSORIES Winners will receive a souvenir programme and be able to watch the game from premium viewing seats on Club Wembley Level 2 with access to the private level 2 Concourse, featuring several eateries and bar facilities. ENGLAND V NIGERIA Saturday 2nd June – Wembley Stadium England will take on Nigeria on the…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Ege Carpets and Designer Tom Dixon unite Swedish nature with pulsating city life

    Downtown Camper by Scandic is Scandic’s third signature hotel in central Stockholm. Located in the heart of the city and at the same time only an arm’s length from the beautiful Swedish scenery, the newly opened hotel intends to be an urban resort and a destination in itself. Architect:  Pia-Cally Wendt, Stylt Quality:  Highline 80/20 1400 (wool/nylon) Design:  ReForm Memory, Industrial Landscape by Tom Dixon & Metropolitan A strong hotel concept reflected in every single…

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  • Safety Flooring News
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    Altro Safety Floors integrated package brings feel-good factor

    An integrated package of Altro Safety Floors, walls and ceilings has been installed in a brand new flagship Spinal Injury Centre in Dorset, run by disability charity Livability, creating a homely, design-led unit with a high level of aesthetic appeal. Livability Holton Lee has recently undergone a total refurbishment, carried out by main contractor Stepnell Ltd, transforming the existing care home into a wellbeing discovery centre and purpose-built Spinal Injury Centre. This provides respite and…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    UZIN flooring system used to renovate floor at Peterborough Regional College

    A variety of UZIN flooring system products were used to renovate the flooring within the reception at Peterborough Regional College. The flooring contractor, Superior Finish Contracts was appointed to remove the old wood block flooring and install the new luxury vinyl tiles after a burst pipe flooded the reception. As the College provides education and training to over 10,000 students and businesses a year, it was extremely important that the new floor could withstand the…

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  • Resin News
    SIKA Comfortfloor Decorative Pro

    Sika steps up to deliver charity’s ideal new floor – Comfortfloor Decorative Pro

    For Stick ‘n’ Step, its classroom floor is much more than just something to walk on – it’s also a place where they deliver specialist education sessions. The charity, based in Wallasey, Merseyside, supports young people with cerebral palsy and helps teach them the necessary skills to help live them more independently. As a great deal of the classes they run take place on the floor, a fit-for-purpose and high-performance replacement was top priority when…

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  • Resin News
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    Resin Flooring – The Most Versatile Flooring System – FeRFA

    Being the flooring of choice for many years in the food, automotive, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, resin flooring has a long and proven track record in these types of industrial environments because of its excellent performance characteristics, and its ability to provide a seamless, hygienic, slip-resistant floor. With the ever-increasing demands for durable and easy to maintain flooring within the commercial sector, resin flooring is widening its success by becoming more and more popular in commercial…

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  • Adhesives News
    BAL tile adhesives and grouts used on DIY SOS

    BAL and the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group join forces for BBC DIY SOS: The Big Build

    BAL has joined forces with Tile & Stone Gallery part of the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group based in Ipswich to provide tiles, adhesives and grout to help BBC DIY SOS improve the home of Simon Dobbin – who was left with brain damage after an unprovoked attack by football thugs. In March 2015, Simon was set upon by a group of 25 men after watching his team Cambridge United play away at Southend United in…

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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
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    CAT’s Brass Nosing’s installed in The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

    It’s definitely not unusual when staying in one of London’s iconic hotels to find yourself stepping onto one of CAT’s Brass Nosing’s! The Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London is no different with CAT’s BN8 Antique Brass Nosing newly installed, featuring their Peat textured Infill and matching antique brass matwell angle with the 3mm top showing. CAT’s handmade antique brass finish matches the decor and compliments the theme excellently. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed…

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  • Screeds News
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    New RIBA Assessed Flowing Floor Screeds CPD by Saint-Gobain Weber

    Saint-Gobain Weber, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance products, systems and technologies for the construction industry, is pleased to introduce their new CPD: ‘Introduction into Flowing Floor Screeds’. In the industrial environment speed, strength and durability are key to a successful floor installation. Weber’s technically superior range of industrial floor screeds provide these essential attributes creating stronger, smoother, longer lasting floors. The speed of application is up to ten times faster than traditional screeds, and the…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    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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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
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    Brass Stair Nosing fabrication at it’s Finest

    C.A.T. solid brass stair nosings have been installed by Affinity Flooring, throughout the newly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in London. BN69 Polished Brass, with Jade Castellated Insert, retrofitted for concealed fixing. Stepping out in style on a Friday! C.A.T. supply hundreds of products to thousands of customers in the U.K. and export for projects throughout the world including USA, Australia and the Middle East. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed here and the…

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  • Screeds News
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    Weberfloor Industrial Floor Screed achieves glass-like surface for Kawneer Industrial Facility

    Weberfloor industrial floor screed by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified in the extensive refurbishment of a manufacturing unit at Kawneer UK Limited, Runcorn, Cheshire, a leading manufacturer of commercial construction and architectural aluminium systems. Continual growth in market share has necessitated the installation of an advanced materials handling system to manage the precision aluminium extrusions used in glazing and cladding systems throughout the construction industry. The new precision racking system was installed in an existing…

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  • Safety Flooring News
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    Altro Cantata Flooring creates a relaxing environment for playful Dachshunds

    Pigglefairy Puppies, based near Kings Lynn, is a council-licenced breeder of Kennel Club registered miniature Dachshunds. The kennel where the dogs slept was five years old and was starting to look tired. It needed a refit, and owner Debbie Casemore wanted a solution that would not stress the dogs. She also needed a quick turnaround to make sure the dogs were able to return to the kennel quickly. Debbie said: “I wanted the best for…

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  • Flooring News
    WIN ENGLAND-V-NIGERIA WEMBLEY TICKETS

    Win England Tickets with Floorinsite.com

    This is your chance to win three sets of England  Tickets from Floorinsite.com and Floors magazine. Sponsored by HAVWOODS ACCESSORIES Winners will receive a souvenir programme and be able to watch the game from premium viewing seats on Club Wembley Level 2 with access to the private level 2 Concourse, featuring several eateries and bar facilities. ENGLAND V NIGERIA Saturday 2nd June – Wembley Stadium England will take on Nigeria on the 2nd June 2018,…

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  • Adhesives News
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    GEKKO – Improving Flooring Adhesive Systems and Productivity – Safely

    Gekko Industries offer innovative flooring adhesive systems which enable the industry to improve productivity, safely. These adhesive solutions meet and overcome the challenges faced by businesses as budgets are squeezed, legislation is tightened, and limited resources are high on the agenda. The Gekko G1 and G2 Flooring Adhesive Gun systems are a great example. These innovations will revolutionize the wood flooring and wall cladding industries. They cut jobbing time, limit potential work hazards – by…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    UZIN flooring systems used at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

    The flooring contractor Superior Finish (Contracts) Ltd was asked to replace the 30 year old floor with new vinyl tiles. The new flooring had to be installed in the very busy corridors that link different areas of the hospital, so the contractor installed the new floor overnight and in sections so the corridors could be used whilst the job was being carried out. As the corridors are frequently used to transport beds and patients between…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    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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  • Industrial Machinery News
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    2 One Day Training Academies at Multi-Hire, Shot-Blasting and Floor Stripping

    If you know pretty much everything there is to know about your job, then either your job’s so boring that you bitterly regret not trying harder at school, or you’re just about ready to retire! The fact is that in this fast-moving world knowledge is your greatest drawback or competitive advantage, depending on how much you have. Customers feel safe when they’re in the hands of someone who knows what he or she is talking…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Atkinson & Kirby provides a lesson in Engineered Oak Flooring style at the Heriot Watt University

    Atkinson & Kirby has helped to add style to the James Watt Building at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a specialist university, renowned for its innovative research, with five campuses across the world including, Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. The James Watt Building, in the Edinburgh campus, has recently undergone a number of improvements to enhance the university’s facilities, with one of the more notable changes being…

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  • Featured Partner
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    The Amazing ASB Glass Floor system – LED Flooring

    Glass Floor by ASB – Introduction ASB is known for its innovations and sustainable design in the world of sport and has already revolutionised the squash sport. All of this experience and in-depth knowledge of the high-quality materials used are incorporated into the most modern flooring system currently on the market. ASB, short for “Aluminum System Bau”, was founded in 1965. The company has always insisted on high-value creation through quality and intelligent design. ASB…

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  • Seals and Finishes News
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    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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  • Trims and Profiles News
    CAT floor trims new-trade-price-list

    The 2018 C.A.T. Trade Price List and Website have had a makeover and are now online!

    Previous trade price lists from C.A.T. have always been informative, but in 2018 we have combined the price list into a pictorial Trade Catalogue. The 2018 C.A.T. trade pricelist contains all the information from the Comprehensive C.A.T. with all the trade prices making it a complete – all in one – trade go to! The trade catalogue is lighter in weight and much more user-friendly with a handy notes section for jotting down any information,…

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  • Carpet and Rug News

    Burmatex ® introduce alaska multilevel loop carpet tiles

    New experiences unfurl before our eyes; we absorb facts and figures on geography, geology, landscape and lifestyle. As designers, our interests lie with colour and texture, contrast and pattern, and the relationships between these subjects. Named after the most northern US state and popular travel destination, alaska multilevel loop carpet tiles echo the textures found in the make-up of the land; the ice, water, layers of rock. The textural finish of the product also works beautifully…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Amazing Oak Flooring and Bespoke Wood Staircase by Wood Floors & Accessories

    It’s easy to see why there has been such an increase in popularity of Chevrons with this fantastic installation. The project was for a private client in Brighton who chose Prime Grade 100% FSC European Oak Chevrons and Flooring Planks. We were selected as the supplier because we offer consistency in quality and colour across several different flooring formats. This is why the design team chose us as the supplier as they demanded a seamless…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Print Acoustics celebrate at The Surfaces Design Show in London

    There were good reasons to participate at the Surfaces Design Show in London for Print Acoustics. Innovative product Zumi Soundscapes developed with Triplaco -Print Acoustics wins the prestigious Surface Design Award  London 2018 in the category Interior and Light Surfaces. 80 projects from 16 different countries were entered this year; the judges selected the final 30 projects from which the winners have been announced. Architect Christophe Egret, Co-Founder of Studio Egret West was the keynote presenter before Mick Jordan,…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Havwoods International – A cut above the rest

    Men’s grooming is one of the UK economy’s major growth areas; as are coffee shops, which are predicted to become the new local and outnumber pubs by 2030. So Tabard Street barber Dasos Anastasis decided his second venture in SE1 would have a twist. In order to best capture the large numbers of successful professionals and businessmen working in the area, his concept was to fuse together a high end barbering experience with an artisan…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Ege inspire with their Ultimate guide to carpets

    Ege wanted to inspire and help all you great architects and interior designers out there with a truly helpful, one-stop guide to working with carpets. So they banded together with a prime selection of leading architects, interior designers and carpet experts to give you: “The Ultimate Guide to Carpets“. The guide contains: How the carpet in your next project could look with tons of beautiful and inspiring examples How to use carpet customization to tell your story…

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  • Flooring News
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    Case Study – Wharfedale Homes by S&D Flooring

    Client: Wharfedale Homes  Size: 65m2 Duration: 1 day Wharfedale Homes specialises in developing design-led new-build homes in Yorkshire. Carefully designed to blend sympathetically into their local environment, the organisation provides its clients with high-quality construction and craftsmanship. It is also these high standards that would also determine the quality of their recent refurbishment of the practice itself. In determining the overall look of its small meeting room, Wharfedale turned to Chameleon Business Interiors, who in-turn…

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  • Resin News
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    Addagrip Fixture at Anfield

    Addagrip approved contractor Soft Surfaces Ltd, was invited back to Liverpool Football Club, Anfield in July 2017 to carry out an installation of BBA approved resin bound surfacing for the Club’s brand new flagship Retail Store, due to open at the start of the season. The store will offer fans a brand new shopping experience with exclusive product ranges, a specially-designed first-floor cafe and an increased number of payment stations to ease checkout congestion on…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Incati presents its new METAL-X Carpet Collection – Floornet

    The newest result of our innovative approach and technical know-how. Incati created this effect by combining our newly developed URBAN designs with the brilliant and shining ECONYL® metallic yarns, available in gold, silver, pearl, prosecco and copper colours. The collection is produced on our state of the art cobble Vandewiele Myriad individual pile delivery tufting machine, allowing individual placement of each tuft. Now avaible from Floornet – for further details please contact us on 01787 461420…

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  • Industrial Machinery News
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    Removing floor coverings with Wolff Strippers

    Selecting the type of floor stripping machine In principle, removing a floor covering is a rather simple job. However, whether this job actually proves to be simple in practice depends on selecting the proper machine for one part and rather essentially the proper tool for the other. The question as to the “proper machine” is answered frequently by dipping into the wallet or currently available budget. However, you will be well advised to make your…

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  • Adhesives News
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    What is the safest and easiest method to install Skirting, Capping and Coving?

    UZIN understands not only the time restraints installers sometimes find themselves up against but the health & safety risks they can also be exposed to when doing such jobs as installing skirting, capping & coving. The majority of the trade currently still use solvent based adhesives. This is understandable because the adhesives perform well providing a quick and secure bond. However, due to the ever-changing health and safety rules and more call for certified environmentally…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    Polyflor launches Polysafe Quattro PUR

    Polyflor, the UK’s commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, has just announced the launch of their new Polysafe Quattro collection. This innovative safety flooring range offers barefoot and shod sustainable wet slip resistance with a stud-free finish for enhanced comfort underfoot. Polysafe Quattro has been specifically designed to provide a high degree of slip resistance in continually wet areas within the healthcare, residential care, housing and leisure sectors. This includes areas such as changing rooms,…

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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
    Quantum Flooring Profiles

    New Quantum Plus-Tread takes staircase safety to a higher level

    Quantum has built a great reputation as one of the UK’s leading flooring solution specialists, providing a consistently high standard of technical excellence for more than 50 years. Their stair nosings have been specified in thousands of installations making them one of the nation’s most trusted brands – and now they’re announcing an exciting new product launch which is set to create a new benchmark for pedestrian safety: Quantum Plus-Tread. The result of extensive research,…

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  • Recycling
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    Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

    Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017, reports Carpet Recycling UK. This represents a diversion rate of 42% – up from 35% and an increase in 26,000 tonnes compared to 2016, according to the industry body’s latest figures. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arise each year in the UK. Energy recovery accounted for 124,000 tonnes with the…

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  • Industrial Machinery News
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    Tools to refurb and clean hard floors from The Preparation Group

    For the refurbishment and deep restorative cleaning of hard floors, The Preparation Group, specialists in providing solutions for preparation, maintenance and finishing, offers the multi-tasking STG450 and lighter STG400 machines. Both have a wide range of attachments that can be fixed or simply placed under the machine to grind, sand, key, clean or polish; resin, terrazzo, marble, natural stone, wood, concrete and vinyl: Nylon Brush Plates scrub and clean old floors to remove surface contaminants. Nylon…

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  • Resin News
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    Elladur pushes the boundaries with breakthrough new resin flooring range

    A breakthrough range of solvent-free resin flooring products is changing the face of specification for commercial and industrial market sectors with environmental benefits for customers. Elladur, developed by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, pushes the boundaries of technology with its family of solvent-free products combined with its high-performance application. For the first time in the flooring industry, a product has been developed which reduces the levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) with rapid curing, reducing…

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  • Resin News
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    Mapei ’s Mapefloor Comfort System AR/X installed at BDP Architects Bristol office

    Designers are specifying state of the art solutions which promote serenity, tranquility and concentration. Mapei are dedicated to research and development and as such have created the Mapefloor Comfort System: a flooring concept dedicated to the creation of seamless flooring characterized by a high level of comfort underfoot that also helps to reduce noise levels. Available in a wide range of colours, the Mapefloor Comfort System can be used in renovation and new build projects.…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    BAL launches new revised RIBA-approved CPDs

    BAL –the market-leaders in full tiling solutions, have launched three new revised RIBA-approved tiling CPDs. The CPDs, entitled “Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build”, “Tiling Solutions for Heavily Trafficked Areas” and “Tiling Solutions for Leisure Centres”, have been re-launched with up-to-date technical information to better reflect the changes in British Standards and building and construction trends. Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build aims to assist in the design process for successful specification and…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Sustainability starts with the suppliers, long before the construction phase – Marldon UK

    In an age where green builds and sustainability are increasingly important, there’s a lot of responsibility lying with architects, specifiers and construction professionals. However, it can be argued that sustainability starts much sooner in the supply chain. As the old saying goes, “a workman is only as good as his tools”, a saying that is especially true in modern times as specifiers, architects and construction firms strive to achieve ever increasingly sustainable buildings. Prestigious accreditations,…

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  • LVT News
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    New Year, new style with Gerflor’s stunning Saga2

    Not everything on the planet is both durable and comfortable. Producing products that look stunning, are made to last and deliver performance needs innovative thinking, coupled to design flair, together with a decent nod towards understanding the market. International flooring specialist Gerflor have produced a dream of a product that ticks a cornucopia of boxes when it comes to design and substance. Their latest updated LVT acoustic flooring range is bringing the concept of unique…

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  • Adhesives News
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    F Ball Styccobond F49 flooring adhesive just got even better

    F. Ball has extended the use of its revolutionary Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive to the installation of skirting, coving and capping, while introducing a smaller, innovative packaging solution to deliver added convenience and minimise waste. Following extensive testing, the temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive adhesive has now been approved for use with flooring accessories typically applied to vertical surfaces, such as skirting, coving and capping, offering an alternative to traditional contact adhesives. The packaging for…

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  • Underlay News
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    Make a Real Difference with Floorwise

    The Feel the Difference underlay collection has been warmly received by fitters and retailers alike, who appreciate the luxury, performance and longevity on offer from this new launch by floorwise. Featuring three constructions, the collection is designed to provide homeowners with a choice of premium-quality Ultra Heavy Density Plus underlays, each offering similar performance levels so that selection comes down to function or preference. The result offers a clear and easy to understand collection driven…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Diespeker-Marble

    Expansion of marble supply for London specialist

    Leading natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has announced a new era in the supply of quality marble for commercial projects in the UK and overseas. The London-based company, which has been trading for 137 years, has revealed an extended range of marble, with a substantially increased choice available for fast delivery to UK sites. The initiative means that Diespeker currently has around 3,000 slabs available at its premises in Bermondsey, offering over…

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  • Adhesives News
    BAL-Logo

    BAL strengthens sales and support team with two new faces

    BAL have appointed Simon Harding and Geoff Cavell to its sales team. Simon joins BAL as Area Sales Manager (ASM) for the East Anglia and the Home Counties. Based in Colchester, Simon will work with BAL distributors and other customers to develop the BAL product range and provide a first port of call. With an extensive career in the tiling industry, Simon has worked for companies including Solus Ceramics, Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) and Colchester…

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  • Adhesives News
    Jens-Schimmel-Uzin-Utz

    Uzin Utz UK appoints new Managing Director

    Jens Schimmel appointed new Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. There has been an organisational change in the management of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. From 1st January 2018, Mr. Jens Schimmel has been appointed as Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. Over recent years, Mr. Schimmel has taken managerial responsibilities in several countries across Europe and is the Area Director of the Uzin Utz Group for Northern Europe. Mr. Schimmel will continue the…

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  • Trims and Profiles News
    Waterproof-skirtings

    Waterproof skirtings by FN Neuhofer Holz – now available for designer floor coverings

    With the increase in LVT floors and vinyl floor coverings on the market, the issue of protecting the skirtings from moisture is becoming increasingly important. FN Neuhofer Holz has developed waterproof skirtings for installations that require particular resistance to moisture; these skirtings combine the benefits of waterproof plastic carriers with the advantage of matching the finish of the decor. Waterproof PUR adhesive is used to stick down decor papers, printed digitally or by the intaglio…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    Social housing flooring requires tenant appeal

    Social housing has been making headlines for the wrong reasons in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. But on a positive note, it has highlighted the needs of tenants and ways of making their homes better, safer places to live in. However, there is also an urgent need for more affordable housing in Britain and a pressing requirement to reverse the reduction in the building of government-funded social housing for rent. In order to…

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  • Underlay News
    Interfloor-at-domotex Tredaire,-Duralay Gripperrods Stikatak

    Interfloor’s One-Stop-Shop for Flooring Accessories at Domotex 2018

    Europe’s largest manufacturer of flooring accessories, Interfloor is attending Domotex to showcase its British-manufactured underlays which cover a broad range of requirements and meet the demands of both the residential and contract markets. From airports to mosques and churches, hotels, casinos, new build housing, maritime vessels, cruise liners, universities and schools, theatres and cinemas, and stadium complexes; Interfloor has supplied underlay with outstanding commercial performance. Interfloor’s trusted brands include Tredaire, Duralay, Gripperrods and Stikatak. The underlay…

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  • Show News
    The Flooring Show 2018 Ocean Media Group

    OCEAN MEDIA GROUP BUYS THE FLOORING SHOW

    The Flooring Show, the UK’s national flooring event, which marked its 55th edition this year, has been purchased by Ocean Media Group, a leading provider of exhibitions, events, awards and specialist publications. Owned and organised by Wendy Adams for the past five years, the show has undergone a period of regeneration and growth under her management and is now gearing up for its 2018 edition, which will run on 16-18 September at the Harrogate Convention…

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  • Surface Preparation News
    Marldon-Subfloor-Logo

    Trust in each step

    You may have noticed a small change to Marldon, we understand the importance of continual improvement and moving with the times, and so we have taken steps to enhance the look and feel of our brand. We hope you agree that our new marque matches the quality of our products and service, watch this space for further developments. We may have changed but we still hold dear the same values of providing high quality flooring…

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  • Featured Partner
    AXA Insurance

    Bucking the interior design trend:

    As part of its sponsorship of the Grand Room Sets feature at Grand Designs Live in Birmingham this October, AXA Insurance has released new research highlighting the most and least popular interior design trends across the UK, with some surprising results. No two houses are the same, however AXA has found that certain cities have particular tastes when it comes to decorating their homes, many of which go against our preconceptions of trends in certain…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Traditional-European-stone-Solus

    Solus Ceramics launches new range inspired by European Stone

    Solus Ceramics, a leading supplier of innovative architectural wall and floor tiles, has launched a new porcelain range inspired from a multitude of different natural stones. Inspired by traditional European stone, Pioneer interprets a wide variety of diverse natural stones from all over Europe, from sandstone and granite through to marble. A distinctively natural range, Pioneer is a new direction in porcelain style. The eclectic Pioneer range draws influence from stone traditionally used in the…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    Voting open for Tile Trader’s ‘Tiling for a Good Cause” campaign

    Online tile retailer, Tile Trader, is urging members of the public across the UK to cast their vote in its “Tiling for a Good Cause” initiative. The campaign will give one deserving facility a tiling transformation worth up to £500*, with nominations received from community groups across the UK including London, Glasgow and Coleraine. The 12 entrants in the public vote are as follows: Bagnall Hall Kitchen for Bexhill Caring Community, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Complete…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    LINDBACKS Bolon-Carpet-install

    BOLON + LINDBÄCKS SWEDEN

    Project:  Lindbäcks City/Country:  Stockholm, Sweden Architect:  MER Collection:  Bolon By You Stripe Brown Sand gloss Area:  260 m2  Year:  2017 Architects at MER made the most of this unique Stockholm location by embracing the vast views of the Swedish capital. Lindbäcks Byggs new office, located in Solna just outside the heart of Stockholm has 260 square meters of Bolon By You Stripe Brown/Sand gloss installed. A Scandinavian mix of wood and white painted walls and…

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  • Featured Partner
    Alliance-Flooring-Delivers

    Alliance Flooring Distribution lays tech fleet success

    Alliance Flooring Distribution Ltd, one of the UK’s leading dedicated floor covering distributors, has added Microlise Proof of Delivery (POD) and Journey Management to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction, while reducing paperwork and time to invoice. Supplying all types of floor coverings including carpet, vinyl, laminate, LVT, wood, underlay and accessories, Alliance Flooring will gain full visibility of its regular delivery and collection service by monitoring planned versus actual route and schedule execution.   Microlise…

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  • Business News
    Europe Door-Report-I

    Market for interior doors is benefiting from the renaissance of the construction industry

    The industry for interior doors in Europe increased its sales by 3.4% last year, thus increasing the business volume in the countries under investigation to over 1.8 billion Euros. This trend should continue at the same pace in the next few years due to the positive development in the construction sector, as a new study by Interconnection Consulting shows. Brexit is showing its teeth With a share of 37%, Germany is by far the largest…

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  • Business News
    Architect@Work-Show

    [email protected] Show 2018 update

    [email protected] Show, the carefully curated two-day trade show aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, will return to Olympia National Hall, London for its 2018 edition on 24th and 25th January. Over 100 leading international architectural suppliers will showcase new products and offer the latest innovations in surface solutions, lighting technology as well as interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, with an external judging panel overseeing the product…

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  • Featured Partner
    Walton-Flooring-Centre-Awarded

    Winner of Retailer of the Year goes to Walton Flooring Centre

    Walton Flooring Centre is an up and coming star in the Merseyside region, a flooring centre that has grown exponentially over the past six years with no sign of slowing down in the future. They started life at a store based in Walton, Liverpool in 2011 and now have a chain of five retail stores in around Liverpool, Southport and on the Wirral. James Harper, Managing Director comments – we are absolutely delighted to receive…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    John Krause MD Diespeker

    Flying the flag for terrazzo manufacture

    Diespeker & Co was crowned Manufacturer of the Year (under 25m turnover) at the Made in the South East Awards. Now in their fifth year, the awards were compèred by presenter Alexis Conran, with Dr Sally Beken from Innovate UK giving the keynote speech. The event was held at the Hilton Hotel in Gatwick, and MD John Krause was delighted when Diespeker was announced as the winner. He said: “It was a great evening celebrating…

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  • Off The Surface
    BAARS-&-BLOEMHOFF-Transitions III

    BAARS & BLOEMHOFF – Transitions III: Experimental Creativity

    It’s starting to become something of a tradition. For ‘Transitions III’, Baars & Bloemhoff has once again invited six leading Dutch design studios to work their magic with the company’s extensive material collection. This edition Mae Engelgeer, Studio Truly Truly, Bart Joachim van Uden, Floris Wubben, Christian Heikoop and Job van den Berg participated. After months of behind-the-scenes preparation, the designers are ready to present their work for Baars & Bloemhoff during the upcoming Dutch…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Oraito chooses Stepevi Rugs

    Ora ïto chooses Stepevi’s Pixel Rose collection for the interior design of Yooma Hotel

    When award-winning French designer, Ora ïto, imagined the interior concept of the Yooma Hotel in Paris, the design prodigy chose Stepevi to provide luxurious rugs in the reception area. All the rugs, from Stepevi’s iconic Pixel Rose collection, were made in Turkey and delivered in March 2017, three weeks after the order was placed. Hand-tufted in 100% hard-wearing wool, the rugs are suitable for high traffic public spaces such as a hotel lobby while creating oversized statement pieces that cover…

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  • Featured Partner
    Gerflor-Looselay-LVT

    ‘Creating’ the wellness factor with Gerflor

    For those who work out regularly, constant traveling can throw a wrench into their regular routines. But just because it’s hard to stay fit on the road doesn’t mean travellers don’t want to try and keep their fitness regimes going. Multiple hotel chains have started to accommodate fitness-oriented travellers by upscaling their health and well-being facilities as part of their overall guest offer. It’s an area where international flooring specialist Gerflor have been able to…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Daniel-Wellington-Bolon-carpet

    Visual Drama, Created in Hollywood – Swedish Drama, Hollywood Style

    Daniel Wellington is a leading accessory brand, globally recognised for the sophisticated and minimalist design of its products. Since its inception, the company has sold over 6 million watches and established itself as one of the fastest growing and most beloved brands in the watch industry. At the same time, the brand’s social media community has quickly evolved into a global movement with 3,2 million followers on Instagram helping to grow, define and develop the…

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  • Tools News
    Hultafors Tools

    Tap, Strike, Knock, Whack, Bang, Pound, Smash… with Hultafors Tools

    In this new generation range you’ll find Ball Hammers, Carpenters’ Hammers, T-Block Hammers, Electrician’s Hammers, Sledge Hammers, Dead Blow Hammers and even Copper Hammers. They’re tools that can handle the toughest work, delivering the best possible levels of precision, performance and safety. Ergonomically designed for ease of use and with a range of sizes and a special grip technology, these Hammers are perfectly crafted for your needs. With vibration damping features as well as reduced recoil…

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  • Trims and Profiles News
    FN-Neuhofer Flooring Digiprint Profiles

    FN Neuhofer new digiprint – Flooring Profiles to match any decor

    At FN Neuhofer Holz, Industry 4.0 is given a high profile and has been implemented step by step in almost all areas. In order to further expand its technological lead, the company has invested in a new, cutting-edge digital printing machine. This system convinces by its variety of innovative functions and thus substantially contributes to increasing the process efficiency. Benefits of the new digital printing machine: Print width up to 330 mm Excellent print resolution…

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  • Workwear News
    SolidGear Safety Boots

    Solid Gear Safety Shoes – Ideal For Winter

    Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety shoes and boots are fast becoming among the most popular brands choice among discerning tradesmen and women. There’s over 30 products to choose from that integrate modern designs and sporty looks with best in class materials for comfort, protection and durability. There’s a host of market-leading features in our products that will keep your feet warm and dry all winter long. Light, safe fibre-glass toecaps won’t conduct the cold…

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  • Flooring News
    FloorSwitch

    Floorswitch APP to revolutionise the way the world sees floors

    The ‘imagination gap’, the point between a sample request and a loss of custom, currently costs the UK flooring industry an estimated £60 million per year. FloorSwitch is set to solve this problem with their revolutionary augmented reality flooring application. Utilising the latest in mobile technology, FloorSwitch has developed the World’s most technologically advanced edge detection system. This allows users to visualise the floor with minimal to no user input. “Currently, users are required to…

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  • Screeds News
    Bostik-Screeds and Adhesives

    Bostik receives top marks for flooring at the University of Huddersfield

      Titan Flooring was the main flooring contractor for the £27.5m development, which includes the new six-storey Oastler building that will house the University’s Law School and part of the School of Music, Humanities and Media. The building has a range of environmental features which have helped it achieve BREEAM Excellent status. A number of products from Bostik’s range were selected to ensure a superior floor finish across the Oastler building. These included the Screedmaster…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Bolon-Carpet-Tiles

    Bolon – Projects We Love

    PROJECT INFORMATION  Project:   Service Union United PAM City/Country:   Helsinki, Finland Architect:   Innovarch OY Collection:   Artisan Slate, Coal, Fuchsia, Petroleum, Silence Illuminate Area:   320 m2  Year:   2016 Architects at Innovarch OY used numerous of different Bolon tiles from our collections, Artisan and Silence to create the lovely spectrum of colours that now raises up from the floor, at the Service Union United PAM office in Helsinki Finland. The interior design welcomes the spectacular Helsinki views through…

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  • Featured Partner
    Accoya-Decking-II

    Introducing Accoya® Biscuit Natural Genius decking

    Innovation and excellence are combined in this brand new Accoya Biscuit Natural Genius decking, created by Milan-based designer, Patricia Urquiola, for Listone Giordano. Internationally renowned for her design and architectural work, Patricia has previously been named Designer of the Year by Wallpaper* and Elle Decoration, as well as Designer of the Decennium 2000-2010 by German magazine Home and Häuser. Patricia has now extended her hugely successful range with an exterior decking application which uses Accoya…

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  • Featured Partner
    CRUK--retailers-rise-to-the-challenge

    CRUK: retailers rise to the challenge of recycling carpets

    Flooring suppliers of all sizes are rising to the challenge of recycling carpets and asking for advice on how they can offer a recycling service, while bringing down their disposal costs, reports Carpet Recycling UK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet. Throughout the three-day 2017 Harrogate Flooring Show, the CRUK team handled numerous enquiries from companies across the carpet supply chain seeking alternative sustainable disposal options for both uplifted carpet and post-installation offcuts.…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Ege-Atelier-Carpets

    Design possibilities with ege carpet

    The story of Dutch hotel Parc Broekhuizen goes back to the 15th century. However, today’s decoration is inspired by the Louis XVI style especially popular in the late 17th century and carefully rebuild from well-preserved old photographs of ceilings, panelling, ornaments, sculptures and impressive murals painted on the walls in the grand lounge. The scene is set for a sensuous hotel stay as interior architect Judith Van Mourik has incorporated the historical feeling in every single…

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  • Flooring News
    Best-at-Flooring

    Best at Flooring celebrate three years of success

    One of Yorkshire’s newest flooring companies Best at Flooring is celebrating three full years of success, having grown extensively since opening its doors in 2015. Starting off as an idea between two people, the company now has two full stores, both in Leeds and Wakefield, alongside a vast distribution warehouse on the outskirts of Leeds. Having enjoyed considerable growth over a 36-month period, the company is now looking to employ a two more full-time staff…

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  • Industrial Machinery News
    Floorinsite-Floors magazine

    Considerations when choosing a shot blaster

    The Boeing Everett factory in Washington is the largest building in the world. The aeroplane assembling facility requires constant maintenance for optimised production, including the maintenance of its 398,000 metre-squared floor space. To ensure the efficient surface upkeep, contractors at the factory must choose the right equipment. Here, Dave Bigham, director of global training at surface preparationequipment supplier, National Flooring Equipment, discusses the main factors contractors must consider when renting shot blasters. When facing any…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Solus-Ceramics-Monolith

    Straight A’s For Solus Ceramics

    Leading tile supplier Solus Ceramics brings a touch of sophistication to De Montfort University’s very own Vijay Patel building with the use of its elegant Monolith range. Home to art and design, De Montfort University’s Vijay Patel building is the centerpiece of a £136 million Campus Transformation Project, providing the finest facilities for both students and academics. The extraordinary 27,000 m2 building was designed by CPMG Architects Limited and, the building has since gone on…

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  • Screeds News
    Weberfloor

    Saint-Gobain Weber flooring products sail through in Heckington Windmill Regeneration

    High performance flooring products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified in the second phase of the regeneration of the buildings surrounding the Grade 1 listed Heckington Windmill in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This is the only working example of an eight-sailed windmill in the country and is a local landmark in the midst of the Lincolnshire fens. Built in 1830, and now owned by Lincolnshire County Council, the 6-storey working Mill is managed and operated by Heckington Windmill Trust…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
    Polyflor Vinyl Flooring II

    Polyflor Case Study: De Montfort University

    Project: De Montfort University Student Union, Campus Centre Location: Leicester Main contractor: CPMG Architects Products used: Affinity255 PUR, Expona Design Stone and Effect PUR A variety of commercial vinyl floorcoverings from Polyflor were selected for a £3 million refurbishment project at Campus Centre, De Montfort University in Leicester. Designed by CPMG Architects, the newly renovated Campus Centre is the home of De Montfort’s Student Union (DSU) and a hub for student life, including shops, cafes,…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    British-Wool-Story Video

    The British Wool Story

    British Wool has launched its new short film “The British Wool Story”, which takes viewers through the fascinating story of wool from the sheep in the field to the point of delivery. Focusing on harvesting the wool, the film shows viewers the actual process of on-farm flock management, sheep shearing and the fleece collection process. Richard Wilson, a fourth generation sheep farmer of Crimple Head Farm, Beckwithshaw, North Yorkshire, helps to tell this fascinating story. The…

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  • Industrial Machinery News
    HTC-D60 floor machine

    HTC launching new dust extractor especially designed for floor grinding

    The new HTC D60 dust extractor has been especially designed for floor grinding and in particular with HTC DURATIQ™ grinders. Unique and innovative functions such as DURATIQ™ remote connection, automatic filter cleaning and integrated pre-separation produce unbeatable synergic effects in the form of increased productivity and grinding capacity. Automatic filter cleaning along with integrated pre-separation ensures continuous operation and consistent and safe dust extraction over time. Other benefits are the extremely compact dimensions, smart features…

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  • Flooring News
    flooring manufacturers fines

    French Competition Authority fines three leading PVC and Linoleum manufacturers €302 million over price fixing accusation

    Acting on information submitted by the Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the Autorité started proceedings ex-officio and, in 2013, conducted dawn raids in the floor coverings industry. The Autorité today published a decision sanctioning the three leading PVC and linoleum floor coverings manufacturers in France, Forbo, Gerflor and Tarkett, together with the relevant trade union, the SFEC (Syndicat Français des Enducteurs Calandreurs et Fabricants de Revêtements de Sols et Murs). The Autorité…

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  • Featured Partner
    ROSSATO Home Collection

    Rossato Home Collection by Hangar Design Group

    Hangar Design Group signs a new collection of exclusive pieces of furniture for Rossato, an authoritative reference in the international contract sector. Making one thing clear: Home Collection is meant for luxury hotels as well as for the most elegant homes. The brand new Home Collection by Hangar Design Group nods to the early XXth century, recalling the years in which modern design took shape in a series of chairs, armchairs, tables, benches, mirrors and…

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  • Sports Flooring News
    EXF-Performance-Rubber-Flooring

    EXF Fitness New Flooring Range Designed to Perform

    Finding the balance between providing the best fitness flooring, meeting European standards, fire, acoustic and vibration regulation is difficult to do. These issues are never more important than in hotel and mixed-use developments, where the need is to provide great fitness facilities safely and as quietly as possible. However, the all-new EXF Performance Flooring range finally ticks all the boxes. The range is EN certified, fire certificated, REACH compliant and tested for vibration and acoustic…

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  • Adhesives News
    Coin Floor Gradus Adhesive

    2ps in a pod! – Father and son duo use Gradus Grip to make floor out of coppers.

    Dominic Lowe and son, Jon, are using 2p coins to tile their garage floor and have chosen ultra-strong Gradus Grip to secure them in place. The duo will lay a total of 33,700 coins, worth £674, to create the bespoke 5m x 5m floor at Dominic’s home in Somerset. Dominic Lowe said: “I’m just a DIYer but I have a friend who is a flooring expert so I consulted him before starting the project. He…

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  • Adhesives News
    BAL-Pourable-One Adhesive

    Full on performance with new BAL Rapid-Flex One – rapid on the straights, smooth on the bends

    New from BAL, Rapid-Flex One is a high-performance S1 tile adhesive that provides fixers with superior qualities to get the job done on time and on budget. Fast, strong and flexible, BAL Rapid-Flex One is an ultimate all-round adhesive with extended 30 minutes open time and 60 minutes working time – giving fixers speed but crucially all the control – and is still ready to grout in just 3 hours! Formulated with FST for enhanced…

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  • LVT News
    DMS-Brampton-Chase-LVT Flooring

    DMS Flooring Launches New Luxury Vinyl Tile

    Northampton-based flooring suppliers have introduced a new range of luxury vinyl tiles to market. The Brampton Chase Timeless Floors collection represents superb quality and appearance to rival market leading brands at an accessible, mid-market price point. Beautiful, easy to install, and remarkably resilient, Brampton Chase luxury vinyl tiles are ideal for home or commercial use and are available both to trade and the general public. Boasting ultra-realistic embossed grain and a range of 12 impeccable…

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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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  • Show News
    Flooring-Show-Success

    The Flooring Show 2017 Round-Up

    The 55th Flooring Show took place from 17th to 19th September at the Harrogate Convention Centre, and it was one of the most successful show to date with over 3,000 visitors passing through the doors. The atmosphere throughout the whole exhibition was electric, with over 200 brands showcasing new carpets, wood flooring, laminate, accessories, tools and much more. The show features proved as popular as ever, with amazing demonstrations in the Demo Areas which always…

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