General Flooring News

  • New specification sales recruit joins Gerflor

    Experienced technical sales professional, Jason Williams, is Gerflor’s new Specification & Sales Representative covering the south west central area of the UK. Jason is one of the global vinyl flooring manufacturer’s newest recruits, as he joins in a period of investment in people, products, services and a long-term business strategy to drive all areas of its business forward.  Formerly Commercial Sales Manager for Delabie, which included a technical training role, Jason’s successful career in sales…

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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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  • The eternal look with Forbo

    From chic metallic and bright sparkle designs to sophisticated natural wood and stone effects, Forbo Flooring Systems inspires designers with a far reaching range of designs as part of its new look Eternal general purpose vinyl collection. Colour and pattern are staggeringly influential in transforming a space, affecting the mood and atmosphere intrinsically.  Forbo’s new offering to specifiers – across all segments – certainly reflects this by capturing a very fresh, vibrant look and feel, whilst…

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  • Systainer promotion for Fein multimaster

    Providing customers with even more versatility, FEIN has launched a promotional MultiMaster set that includes the FMM 350 Q plus 41 accessories housed in its Systainer tool case. Containing the brand new FEIN MultiMaster 350 Q, which has 35 per cent more power than its predecessor yet produces 70 per cent less vibration and 50 per cent less noise, the promotional set is available until 30 June 2015 at participating retailers. In addition, the set contains…

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  • NVQ LEVEL 3 SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT

    FeRFA has a distinct career path for skilled employees to take the next step in their career into supervisory management and gain an NVQ level 3 and CSCS Gold Card.   The 10 day course provides the opportunity to raise the general standards of supervisors and to equip them to deal with the increasing documentation and awareness involving safety and other legislation.  The course takes three months and consists of 9 Modules (which are taken over 10…

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  • BRE joins UK Construction week as content partner

    Welcoming one of the industry’s most well respected names, UK Construction Week is pleased to announce that BRE has joined as official content partner for the event. Drawing on its significant expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries, BRE (Building Research Establishment) is the leading voice for impartial research, testing and training within the construction industry.  Its focus is on helping clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities…

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  • Flooring Company Turns Clicks to Bricks

    Online flooring retailer FlooringSupplies.co.uk, have added a new physical shop to their web-based business, combining clicks with bricks. The company has been trading internationally through their website since 1998, making them one of the first flooring companies online. But this week they opened their third store which is based in Edmonton, North London which will run alongside their online trading. Adrian Lee, the company’s founder, says a showroom gives customers the best of both worlds.…

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  • Global research report reveals true impact of office design

      Global study shows those that work in environments with natural elements report a 6% increase in productivity, 15% increase in well-being and 15% increase in creativity London, 31st March 2015; The Human Spaces report into The Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the workplace, commissioned by global modular flooring experts, Interface and led by Organisational Psychologist, Professor Sir Cary Cooper, has today revealed that employees who work in environments with natural elements report a 15% higher level…

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  • Interface takes friends of the earth around the world

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

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  • A new home for British Construction: UK Construction Week

    Flying the flag for British construction, Media 10, the UK’s biggest design and build event company, has launched UK Construction Week  – which is shaping up to be the strongest trade event the building and construction industry has ever seen. Held at the Birmingham NEC from 6 – 11 October, the event will bring together nine shows, 1,000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors under one roof.  Free to attend, it will be the biggest event…

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  • Gerflor proves to be a HIT with Kirklees Active

    The John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire is a state-of-the-art sports, leisure and commercial complex. Back in 1991 a partnership was formed between Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Huddersfield Town FC and Huddersfield Rugby League Club to create a complex which would be a versatile sports, entertainment and hospitality facility. At a cost of almost £40 million the stadium is rapidly becoming known as one of the major leisure destinations in the north of England. When…

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  • Tarkett launches a new collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring

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

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  • Weber.Floor Flex with low dust technology just got quicker

    Recent technical improvements to Saint-Gobain Weber’s weber.floor flex with Low Dust Technology has resulted in improved set-time by as much as two hours.  Established as one of Weber’s top selling floor screeds the set-time for light foot traffic following application has improved from 2-4 hours down to 1-2 hours, allowing fastest possible access. weber.floor flex with Low Dust Technology is a high performance, cement-based, self-smoothing and self-levelling renovation screed.  It is used for correcting irregularities on difficult surfaces including concrete slabs,…

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    The One Room Heating Revolution – How Pensioners Can Follow Government Advice and Save Money

    New Government advice tells pensioners to heat just one room this winter. Central heating suited the typical family of the 60’s and 70’s and was an aspiration for many as houses were modernised after the austere 1950’s.  The central heating would be off during the day while you were at work, and the children at school, and then would come on in the evening warming the house throughout. But with many pensioners occupying just one…

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  • DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR wood flooring exhibitors’ booking record 5 months prior to the show

    It will require four dedicated halls to house just the wood and laminate exhibitions at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR’s 17th annual flooring show March 24-26, 2015 in Shanghai. The current number of international brands booked for this specific product category has already reached the final 2014 brands’ registration number 5 months before the next show opening. The international wood flooring brands increased by 50% compared to the same period last year. For the whole wood and laminate…

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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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  • Ground-breaking ceremony signals start of transformation of Norwich gateway

    A special ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to celebrate the inception of a new student housing and community development set to revitalise the area around Norwich bus station. Brenda Arthur, Leader of Norwich Council, wielded the spade on the site of the Brazen Gate, part of Norwich’s historic city wall, attended by representatives from the project’s student housing specialists, Alumno Developments, the main contractor, Morgan Sindall, architects, Carson & Partners and Norwich University of the…

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  • IVC Group honoured to be supporting the Flanders Field Memorial Garden

    IVC Group is honoured to be supporting the Flanders Field 1914-2014 Memorial Garden, part of the events marking the Centenary of World War One. Designed by internationally acclaimed Belgian landscape architect Piet Blanckaert, the Flanders Field Memorial Garden, has been carefully considered so that it will become a special memorial to all those who fought on the battlefields of Flanders. The garden is located at Wellington Barracks alongside the Guards Chapel, adjacent to Buckingham Palace,…

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

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

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  • Designer Contracts Signs an exclusive deal with Bellway Homes

    Designer Contracts  has signed an exclusive deal with Bellway Homes to provide floorcoverings for all their new sites in the UK. Commercially the deal means that Bellway can access a wide portfolio of floorcoverings from one source, allowing for a more streamlined and efficient process and approach. Said Designer Contracts md, Peter Kelsey: “We already had an exceptional relationship with the team at Bellway Homes and this only strengthens it further. “For the Bellway Group,…

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