Laminate Flooring News

  • Flooring-Republic wood and laminate flooring

    Flooring Republic No.1 in UK Wood and Laminate Flooring for 2018

    Flooring Republic is set to propel the fast growing business to becoming the largest solid wood and wood laminate flooring specialists in the UK by the end of 2018. Flooring Republic’s growth has come hand in hand with the phenomenal increase in wood flooring demand and with this set to increase even further. They plan to open new outlets in cities and towns that share their approach to providing greater employment, the opportunity for rewarding…

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  • Comerio Laminate flooring

    RODOLFO COMERIO Proposes Embossing in Register

    Further to recent research by RODOLFO COMERIO there has been an increased interest from the interior design world for the production of wood-grain laminated materials and floor-coverings composed by a substrate encapsulating a certain number of PVC layers possibly reinforced with fibre glass, reproducing exactly the appearance and feel of solid wood flooring  The progress in the printing techniques, allows to obtain a very high quality, able to imitate very well any kind of natural material. However, this is not…

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  • DEMO ZONES

    Carpet Fitter Finalists & Demo Zones at The Flooring Show

    The 2017 Flooring Show is getting closer, making it’s annual return to the Harrogate Convention Centre from Sunday 17th September to Tuesday 19th September, for three days of industry leading exhibitors, a wide range of products and popular Show Features. After its successful comeback in 2016, NICF announced earlier in the year that they would, once again, be running the Carpet Fitter of the Year finals at this years Flooring Show. As on of the…

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  • poshflooring-logo

    Posh Flooring agrees a merger with Chinese manufacturer Anbo International

      Affordable flooring supplier, Posh Flooring has agreed a merger with Anbo International Ltd, a Chinese flooring manufacturer, to consolidate assets and accelerate global growth. The first deal of its kind, the merger sees Posh Flooring and Anbo become a vertically integrated business, encompassing manufacturing, distribution and retail into one body, and allowing customers to buy direct in order to get the best prices. Having recently moved onto the high street with a brand new…

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  • posh-flooring trends

    Posh Flooring looks at trends for the coming summer

    As another year of interior trends passes by, home owners will be looking ahead to the trends set to be influential this year. Using both industry knowledge and Google trends data, Stephen Gillen, Head of Marketing at Posh Flooring, can reveal the key flooring trends for this Spring/Summer 2017. His predictions explore the most-sought after trends set to emerge this coming Spring and offer expert opinion on how to incorporate them into your home. Shades…

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  • Flooring-show-2017 save the date

    Save The Date for The Flooring Show 2017

    Returning for the 55th year, The Flooring Show 2017 will run across three days, from 17th to 19th September 2017, so make sure you save the dates for the UK’s largest, trade only Flooring Show! With over 150 of the industries leading brands already signed up to exhibit and a large range of product categories suitable for all sectors, this year’s show is looking to be bigger and better than ever. Exhibits will be displaying…

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  • COREtec-hard-flooring

    New Hard Flooring from COREtec®

    This entirely new category of hard flooring is a great alternative to glue down LVT, Solid locking LVT or laminate flooring. Its extruded core is made of recycled wood and bamboo, limestone and virgin vinyl. 100% WATERPROOF COREtec® floors can be installed in wet areas. They will never swell when exposed to moisture and are backed by a lifetime waterproof warranty. INNOVATIVE The patent-pending construction (exclusively from USFloors) is extremely stable and will not expand or…

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  • FN-Neuhofer-Domotex

    FN Neuhofer Holz is once again winning over clients with innovations

    Already well-known for its innovative strength and unusual marketing, the Austrian family firm FN Neuhofer Holz was once again able to win over clients at this year’s Domotex in Hanover. The new products and ranges as well as numerous models attracted plenty of attention on the extended exhibition area this year. The design of the trade fair stand, which had been enlarged by 40 m², was revised again and convinced visitors with its exclusivity, clarity, openness…

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  • Quickstep-Academy

    Academy for Excellence in Flooring looks excellent at The Flooring Show

    The UK’s premier manufacturer-backed training and development centre, the Academy for Excellence in Flooring received extraordinary interest in its range of courses for the installation of laminate, wood and vinyl flooring from beginner through to expert at The Flooring Show. With the Quick-Step Master Installer scheme now in its third year of operation, interest from retailers and installers at this year’s show was exceptionally high. Keen to learn about the benefits of the scheme that…

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  • 3000-quickstep-master-installers

    Over 300 Quick-Step Master Installers and counting

    With over 300 Quick-Step Master Installers skilled in wood, laminate or LVT installation now approved by the Academy for Excellence in Flooring, homeowners across the country are enjoying the reassurance of high quality manufacturer-backed installations of their new Quick-Step floor. Whether fitting Quick-Step flooring in a single room or throughout a whole house, Master Installers are fast building a reputation as some of the finest flooring professionals in the country, a fact not going unnoticed…

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  • quick-step-vinyl-floor

    Quick-Step LVT – The benefits of a luxury vinyl floor

    Not that long ago, the vinyl floor was still an ugly duckling. People tended to associate a vinyl floor not only with a plastic look, but also with susceptibility to wear and tear. However, thanks to modern production engineering and an unrelenting focus on design, UNILIN has succeeded in raising vinyl flooring to the highest level. As opposed to traditional vinyl flooring, LVT – or luxury vinyl tiles and planks – are not sold on…

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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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  • Unilin buy IVC

    MOHAWK ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE IVC

    MOHAWK is pleased to announce the agreement in principle to acquire IVC. The acquisition is likely to close in Q2 2015 and subject to regulatory approval from the authorities. As we welcome IVC into the MOHAWK group, we believe that the synergy between the two strong companies will greatly contribute towards enhancing Mohawk’s capabilities in vinyl sheet, LVT and laminate floors. MOHAWK is the parent company of UNILIN, based in Belgium. IVC develops and manufactures…

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  • QS Academy

    Turn to training in 2015

    The Academy for Excellence in Flooring is encouraging fitters and retailers to make the most of 2015 by committing to improve skills and knowledge. With the well-established Master Installer scheme shaping the future of the industry through manufacturer-backed warranties on workmanship, the Academy is considered the benchmark in training for the flooring industry. Late in 2014, the Manchester facility introduced a well-received bespoke training package, so that both retailers and fitters can tailor courses to…

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  • Quick Step Impressive

    A new generation of waterproof laminate floors

    Wielsbeke (Belgium), 16 December 2014 – With its brand-new ‘Impressive’ and ‘Impressive Ultra’ laminate floors, Quick-Step takes flooring technology to the next level. Thanks to a fully closed surface, finished with a HydroSeal coating, both the Impressive and the thicker, ultra-durable Impressive Ultra range offer a unique water-repellent flooring solution. The floors can be installed just as easily as any other Quick-Step laminate floor, but come with an innovative bevel design that’s even more true…

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  • Quick-Step innovations

    Quick-Step and Pergo featured in [email protected]

    From 17 to 20 January 2015 in Hannover, UNILIN will showcase its newest Quick-Step and Pergo flooring solutions at DOMOTEX, the world’s leading trade fair for floor coverings. For two of the brands’ new solutions, a special spot will be reserved in the dedicated ‘[email protected]’ areas: the Quick-Step Impressive and Impressive Ultra laminate flooring, and the Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) of both Quick-Step and Pergo. The [email protected] concept allows architects, interior designers and contractors to…

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  • Pergo Sleep 14

    Pergo stepped up at Sleep

    Visitors to this year’s Sleep event were witness to one of the biggest names in flooring as Pergo looks to strengthen its position as a leading supplier of laminate, engineered wood and LVT flooring for the hospitality sector. Pergo showcased its concept centred on 84 decors available in three different laminate floor specifications. This allows hospitality environments to choose the most appropriate performance features for the space in question, without making any aesthetic compromise. Available…

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  • Pergo featured in London Pads

    Pergo proves it worth at central London pads

    Luxury homes, apartments and studios across London have been refurbished with Pergo® laminate flooring helping to achieve a first class finish within tight timescales. Working from a palette of grey, reflecting current domestic interior trends, developer V-Exsis turned to different styles and finishes from the Pergo stable, selecting PerfectFold 3.0 laminate flooring because of the easy installation and design diversity. A total of 67 different homes have been installed with Pergo laminate in eight designs,…

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  • Master Installer Quick-Step

    The rise of the Master Installer

    The Academy for Excellence in Flooring can now boast that nigh-on 200 certified and highly qualified Master Installers are enjoying the benefits of being aligned to one of the most powerful brands in the business. As the Academy gears up to for new one-day courses designed to polish skills and a new course geared towards better sales, the Master Installer scheme still remains very much at the heart of its operation. “When we opened the…

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  • Quick-Step Academy 11-14

    Bespoke flooring courses give a brighter future

    The Academy for Excellence in Flooring has recently undertaken a bespoke course programme for flooring retailers looking to convert customers to higher value purchases of Quick-Step flooring. Looking at the numerous up-selling opportunities present in Quick-Step laminate, hardwood and LVT flooring, the course delivered insight through additional product knowledge, features, benefits and the valuable additional revenue stream offered by accessories. Carried out over a single day, the course also included practical training in the Academy’s…

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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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  • Quick-Step Czech Factory

    UNILIN increases wood flooring capacity with new production site in Czech Republic

    Vyškov, Czech Republic, 17 October 2014 – UNILIN, part of the Mohawk Group, a leading global flooring manufacturer, announces the expansion of its production capacity for engineered wood floors. In response to an increasing demand, UNILIN is opening a state-of-the-art production site in Vyškov (Czech Republic). With this multimillion-euro investment, UNILIN strengthens its position as a preferred supplier of innovative wood flooring products. Rapid market growth Ever since UNILIN started producing engineered wood flooring in…

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  • Mark Cavendish Quick-Step 1

    Floors magazine meets Mr Mark Cavendish with Quick-Step

    Multiple stage winner at all three grand tours, former World road race champion and current UK Champion, winner of the Milan San Remo, two time victor of the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen; the list of victories goes on and on for Mark Cavendish, whose palmares makes him one of the all-time greats of professional road cycling. Now winning races across the world in the jersey of Omega Pharma Quick-Step, Mark has recently completed work on a new…

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  • Pergo at Sleep show

    Pergo performs at Sleep

    With stunning laminate, wood and vinyl flooring bringing striking style to the hospitality sector, Pergo will be coming to Sleep for the very first time. Demonstrating how it’s flooring can provide seamless tailored performance to hotel receptions, lobbies, bathrooms and bedrooms, Pergo will open new horizons in flooring for hospitality designers. Laminate flooring from Pergo offers huge creativity and with 84 decors all available in Class 32, Class 33 and Class 34 performance, it is…

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  • Quick-Step Academy Harrogate

    Academy for excellence in flooring powers up the Flooring Show

    The Academy for Excellence in Flooring powered up the Flooring Show as it revealed its new identity and courses tuned to commercial and residential installers alike. More than just a new name and logo, the changes at the Academy revealed at the show underline the training and development centre’s ambition to become the premier learning facility in the flooring industry, with the Quick-Step Master Installer and Pergo Master Pro Installer badges taking pride of place.…

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  • Quick-Step Sleep award

    Quick-Step scoops another industry award!

    Leading wood, laminate and LVT manufacturer, Quick-Step has been awarded ‘Flooring Trader of the Year’ in the prestigious Timber Trade Journal Awards, now in its 18th year. Quick-Step has once again proved its status as a progressive manufacturer and innovator within the flooring sector, becoming recognised for its efforts to develop leading wood and laminate flooring products. Judged by independent panels, the awards are recognised as among the most significant for companies involved in the…

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  • Pergo Wood, vinyl, laminate flooring

    Pergo UK brings its perfection to the professional market

    Pergo, a leading manufacturer of design flooring, announces it will, from now on, fully focus its UK operations on the professional segment. A vast and innovative offering of durable and easy-to-install flooring solutions makes Pergo the partner of choice for demanding architects and contractors.   Ever since Pergo invented laminate flooring back in 1977, it has never stopped perfecting it. Over the years, innovative thinking has significantly broadened its portfolio of laminate and, more recently,…

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  • Quick-Step Academy may14

    Quick-Step Academy proving a benchmark in training excellence

    Established to improve installation standards within the floor coverings industry, the Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring has now become a benchmark of training for others to follow. Now providing a growing number of Master Installers with the benefits of complete support from Quick-Step including a two-year warranty on all installation work, as well as providing foundation skills for those entering the industry, the Quick-Step Academy trains, tests and certifies to the very highest standards.…

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  • Quick-Step Cycling April14

    Paris-Roubaix: Niki Terpstra Wins Cycling’s Biggest Monument Solo – Quick-Step

    Three OPQS in the Top 10 Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Niki Terpstra just won the biggest race of his career — the most prestigious monument of cycling — in commanding fashion. He won Paris-Roubaix solo on Sunday. With three OPQS riders in an 11 rider select group approaching 6 kilometers to go, including Tom Boonen and Zdenek Stybar, Terpstra decided to take matters into his own hands. The group included almost all…

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  • BerryAlloc flooring

    Factory Direct Flooring welcome new BerryAlloc High Tech Laminate Collection

    Factory Direct Flooring have teamed up with laminate flooring innovators BerryAlloc to become the UK’s ONLY supplier of their new High-Tech Laminate collection. It is with great pride that they can unveil their latest addition branded ‘The World’s Strongest Laminate Floor’. With laminate one of the most sought-after styles, the BerryAlloc range is the pinnacle of modern flooring ingenuity combining high spec performance with authentic and intricate design. Customers can choose from the Original and…

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  • Quick-Step Ideal Home 2014

    Quick-Step interviewed at the Ideal Home Show

    After visiting the Ideal Home Show we managed to track down Mr Philiep Caryn – Quick-Step International Marketing Manager for this exclusive interview. It is great to see Quick-Step back at the Ideal Home Show for another year. With so many new products and innovations how have you found the start of the show? Not only will visitors to this year’s Ideal Home Show be able to discover Quick-Step Stand, they have been also be…

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  • Quick-Step Academy 04-14

    Uptake on the up for 2014 at the Quick-Step Academy

    As wood, laminate and LVT installers look for a competitive edge for 2014, the Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring has reported an excellent uptake in courses over the beginning of the year. With record numbers signing up to become a Master Installer and Foundation level courses filling fast, the Academy is busier than ever and with lower prices for 2014, places for future courses are already being taken by industry professionals wanting to gain…

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  • uk flooring direct 2014-4

    Sign up to great service with UK Flooring Direct

    With an online model that brings exceptional value, you would be forgiven for thinking UK Flooring Direct has built is reputation solely on offering flooring at low everyday prices, but as over 18,500 glowing customer reviews reveal, the online retailer’s customer service levels have played a huge part in its success. A team of fully trained customer services representatives are on hand at the company’s UK call centre to answer queries on any of the…

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  • Posh flooring website new

    Posh Flooring launch New responsive website

    Posh Flooring, one of the UK’s leading floor suppliers, is proud to announce the launch of their new-look responsive website designed to offer a unique user experience. Vibrant and versatile, their new website really epitomises the direction that Posh Flooring are heading as well as their forward thinking focus entering a new age of online shopping. In a smarter, faster and more responsive online world, people access the internet at home, at work and on…

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  • quick-step-academy 14

    A master installation for House Beautiful at the Ideal Home Show

    Quick-Step Master Installer, Martin Sands of Kileys Carpets, Eastbourne, has been called in to help House Beautiful magazine put the finishing touches to its Multi-Generation Home, a major exhibit at this year’s Ideal Home Show. Quick-Step laminate flooring has been used throughout the showcase of modern interior design and so it was only fitting that a Master Installer ensured that the floor was fitted to the highest standard possible. Although not necessary for the temporary…

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  • Interfloor Laminate Floor Meister

    Interfloor launches Meister laminate flooring with John Lewis

    Image: Meister’s Majestic laminate flooring in Boathouse Oak Interfloor has launched a range of Meister laminate flooring with John Lewis. Meister, a leading German manufacturer of hard flooring, including laminate, engineered wood, cork and linoleum, has an outstanding reputation for design, innovation and environmentally friendly products. This represents a significant initiative for Interfloor as they enter the hard flooring market. Steve Woodhead, Interfloor marketing director, says, “We are excited to be working with Meister. The combination…

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  • Quick-Step-Cycling 2014

    Quick-Step’s 16th season as cycling team sponsor

    In 2014, Quick-Step Floors (laminate floors, wood parquet floors and vinyl floors) starts  its 16th season as cycling team sponsor. After co-sponsoring the Mapei-Quick-Step cycling team, Quick-Step has now began its 12th season as one of the main sponsors of the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling team. The international sports sponsoring strategy contributes to the implementation of the company’s communication objectives, i.e. to enhance the existing notoriety of the Quick-Step Brand on an international level…

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  • QS master

    Quick-Step Master Installer awarded Certificate of Excellence by B&Q

    Quick-Step Master Installer Nigel Bawn has received praise and acknowledgement for his outstanding workmanship and consistently high levels of service at the first ever B&Q Homefit vendor partner day. Following a stringent vetting process, B&Q Homefit scheme supplies customers with rapid access to locally approved tradesmen with recognised qualifications, with the Quick-Step Master Installer renowned as a seal of excellence.  In recognition of the numerous positive comments about Nigel being fed back to B&Q from…

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  • Unilin Magnum

    UNILIN agreement to purchase Magnum – Questions

    Unilin has just announced the purchase of Magnum  – Floors magazine managed to speak with Mr Philiep Caryn to ask a few questions about the acquisition just before the start of the Domotex exhibition tomorrow. Can you tell us about Magnum? Magnum started the production for 3 layer engineered parquet in 1998 in the town of Vyṧkov in the Czech Republic.
Magnum has a production capacity of approx. 1 mio m² – which brings Unilin’s engineered…

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  • UNILIN agreement to purchase Magnum

    UNILIN announces agreement to purchase Magnum

    Wielsbeke (Belgium), 10-01-2014. UNILIN is pleased to announce the agreement in principle to acquire Magnum UNILIN made its first steps into manufacturing and sales of engineered wood floors back in 2007. Ever since the company has experienced year on year growth in this category. The acquisition of Magnum is an important step to support this further growth for the years to come. This cooperation, which brings together Magnum’s world class manufacturing for engineered wood with…

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  • Quick-Step interviewed Dec

    Quick-Step – Mr Philiep Caryn interviewed

    Can you tell us more about the Quick-Step Academy in Manchester? We are committed to making the UK a benchmark, by which Quick-Step activities in other countries will follow. Through dedication and professionalism we will continue to recognise our responsibilities as the leading floorcoverings brand in the UK. The Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring promotes good practice within the UK floorcoverings industry, working with professionals to create a better future, with a positive outlook…”…

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  • Quickstep - Nov

    Laying solid foundations for a stable business

    The statement rings true “good foundations provide stability.” It is a well-known fact that good foundations are vital in the construction industry; and they are of equal importance to businesses in the flooring industry. Providing the right training for employees can be extremely beneficial, not just in the short term but for years to come. Just as there are correct processes to follow when laying flooring to achieve a great and long-lasting finish, training staff…

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  • quickstep house beautiful award

    Quick-Step celebrated it’s eighth House Beautiful Award in 10 Years!

    Quick-Step has won a “Best in Category Award” for the 8th consecutive year at the prestigious annual House Beautiful awards 2013 in London.   Held at London’s Science Museum on 24th October, more then 500 guests flocked to the event in anticipation of their products being recognised above all others by a panel of celebrity judges including Jeff Banks, Sophie Conran and Oliver Heath.   Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the House Beautiful Awards 2013 received…

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  • UK Flooring Direct 2014

    UK Flooring Direct at Grand Designs Live

    The new UK Flooring Direct exhibition stand enjoyed great success with it’s first ever appearance at the recent Grand Designs Live show, hosted by Kevin McCloud at the NEC in Birmingham. Located in the Grand Interiors section, UK Flooring Direct became an extremely busy hub of activity over the three-day show. The lifestyle photography of the stand showing beautiful roomset examples provided visual inspiration and a major talking point, as visitors searching for the perfect…

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  • quickstep master installers 2013

    Rapid rewards with an upgrade to Master Installer

    By investing in high quality training and becoming a Master Installer at the industry-first Quick-Step Academy, floor fitters can advance their careers and quickly unlock a powerful competitive advantage to watch business blossom. Once passed, the intensive three-day Master Installer course quickly brings about a number of benefits to help drive business. As a reflection of the high levels of workmanship offered, Master Installers are in the unique position to offer homeowners a two-year installation…

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  • Quickstep training academy

    LIVYN Courses well underway at the Quick-Step Academy

    Flooring installers are already benefitting from the experience and knowledge gained from new LIVYN Foundation and Master Installer courses at the Quick-Step Academy. Since the announcement of the new LIVYN luxury vinyl addition to the Quick Step family, installers have been flocking to sign up for the course that offers a new benchmark of excellence in luxury vinyl floor fitting. Not only has Quick Step set the bar of excellence in product design and quality,…

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  • MOHAWK LOGO NEW

    Mohawk announce exciting changes

    Mohawk is pleased to announce exciting changes that will provide better service to our contract carpet specifiers, end users, and dealers, while increasing the availability of our products in the marketplace. Mohawk International and Marlings Ltd have signed a distribution agreement in the United Kingdom. Marlings will now distribute Mohawk Group commercial broadloom and modular carpets in the UK. This includes the Lees®, Karastan Contract®, and Bigelow Commercial® branded products. This strategic move will build on the strengths of…

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  • Wise up to perfect finishes with Floorwise

    As every fitter and retailer knows, a flooring project is never truly complete without certain accessories, and the collection of profiles, stair nosings and PVC trims from Floorwise makes it easy to find that ideal finishing touch. “Floorwise has ranges suitable for both domestic and commercial use, including curvable profiles as well as the Classic, Max, Max Reflections, Wood Floor and PVC profiles and stair nosings,” comments Richard Bailey, managing director, The Floorwise Group. “This…

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  • Quick-Step collaborates with leading home interest TV show

    Leading daytime home interest programme 60 Minute Makeover is back with a brand new series for 2013, and Quick-Step products and Master Installers are set to star in many episodes as the team travels up and down the country transforming homes. Hosted by reality TV personality Peter Andre and featuring a range of expert interior designers and decorators, Quick-Step is proud to have partnered with 60 Minute Makeover to give deserving members of the public…

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  • Big rewards for Quick-Step Master Installers

    With a reputation firmly established for providing new and experienced flooring installers across the country with first-class training, the Quick-Step Academy’s most popular course to date is the Master Installer programme, and for good reason. Open to professional floor fitters up and down the country with at least two year’s experience of wood and laminate installations, the prestigious Master Installer course gives successful enrolees the eligibility to join the government-backed TrustMark scheme and one year’s…

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