Laminate Flooring News

  • Wood Flooring News
    Woodpecker Flooring Entrance

    Woodpecker Flooring move into new offices

    Featuring a slide, gym and real wood treehouse, The new Woodpecker Flooring offices make a day at work feel like no work at all. Tucked away in Caerphilly’s Pant Glas Industrial Estate, the once empty shell of a warehouse has been transformed into a fantastic workplace, thanks to a 2 million pound investment from the company. The two-storey space is just 500 yards from Woodpecker’s distribution centre and previous offices. Designed by fit-out company OEG,…

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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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  • Business News
    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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  • Adhesives News
    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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  • Carpet and Rug News
    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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  • Business News
    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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  • Business News
    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 Innovations@DOMOTEX

    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 ‘Innovations@DOMOTEX’ areas: the Quick-Step Impressive and Impressive Ultra laminate flooring, and the Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) of both Quick-Step and Pergo. The Innovations@DOMOTEX 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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  • Business News
    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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  • Carpet and Rug News
    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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  • Business News
    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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  • Business News
    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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    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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    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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  • Breaking Flooring News
    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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  • Breaking Flooring News
    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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  • Laminate Flooring News
    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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  • Business News
    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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  • Breaking Flooring News
    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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  • Carpet and Rug News

    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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  • Breaking Flooring News

    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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  • Adhesives News
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    Join the elite ranks of the Quick-Step Master Flooring Installers

    Resulting in an accreditation from the largest flooring manufacturer in the world, eligibility to join the government-backed TrustMark scheme and one year’s free membership to the National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF), the Master Installer course from the Quick-Step Academy undoubtedly offers some of the best industry rewards. The incredibly comprehensive three-day course builds upon existing knowledge of evaluations, screeds and adhesives as well as the technicalities of intricate fittings. Designed for professionals with…

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  • Adhesives News
    The Quick-Step Academy: The more you know, the more you can grow

    The more you know, the more you can grow – Quick-Step Academy

    The Master Installer programme at the Quick-Step Academy has cemented the training centre’s reputation as the number one destination for installers looking to expand their skillset and reap the rewards that come with being accredited by one of the largest flooring manufacturers in the world. Providing exceptional value for money, the intensive three-day Master Installer course has proved a worthwhile investment for many fitters, with numerous trainees reporting a direct increase in sales after completing…

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  • Free NICF Membership for Quick-Step Master Installers

    The Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring has partnered with the National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF) to offer all Master Installers a year’s free membership to the industry-wide body. Formed in 1979, the NICF is active in promoting the flooring industry and is recognised by many end users as a reputable source of highly experienced and professional flooring installers. Quick-Step Master Installers can now benefit from the advantages of NICF membership and will…

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    Quick-Step

    Cavendish Takes GC Lead – Quick-Step

    TIRRENO-ADRIATICO: OPQS Wins the TTT Despite Rough Weather Cavendish Takes GC Lead Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team showed both power and confidence on a rainy 16.9km TTT course at Tirreno-Adriatico, winning the opening stage with a time of 19’24” on Wednesday. Mark Cavendish, Tony Martin, Niki Terpstra, Zdenek Stybar, and Michal Kwiatkowski finished 11″ faster than Movistar Team, and 16″ faster than BMC Racing Team. OPQS averaged 52.268km/h. This impressive team victory gives OPQS…

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    Quick-step new website, laminate, parquet and vinyl

    Quick-Step ® revamped its website

    Quick-Step ® has completely revamped its website since the 25th of February and it now offers even more information, inspiration and interactivity. Shopping for a dream floor in the gigantic range of Quick-Step ® laminate, engineered wood or Livyn floors just got a lot easier. Thanks to smart and user-friendly search criteria you can go to the brand new website and find the most suitable floor that matches your needs and requirements, quickly and easily. The wide variety of interior…

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  • MGM Timber new on-line store

    MGM Timber Ltd is proud to announce our new on-line store officially launched on 15th February and now open for business. We stock a large range of wood and laminate flooring from all the well-known brands and aim to offer these at competitive prices, with great service, fast delivery and the option of click & collect from a local branch. MGM Timber Ltd is a well-established timber merchant based in Scotland. We started trading in…

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    quick-step at ideal home 2013

    Ideal Home Show 2013 and Quick-Step flooring

    Philiep Caryn, International Communication & Sponsorship Quick-Step : “We are proud to present you a lot of new and exclusive top designs for the Quick-Step Laminate Flooring Ranges Classic and Largo! We have also 2 new ranges for Quick-Step Parquet: Quick-Step Parquet Imperio and Quick-Step Parquet Variano”. You can discover these new flooring products on our Quick-Step stand on Friday 15 March in Earl’s Court London. QUICK-STEP NOVELTIES 2013 : INNOVATIONS IN QUICK-STEP LAMINATE FLOORING AND THE INTRODUCTION OF…

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  • Laminate Flooring News
    Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Mark Cavendish

    Tour of Qatar Stage 6: Cavendish Wins Fourth Straight Stage – Quick-Step

    Tour of Qatar Stage 6: Cavendish Wins Fourth Straight Stage – Seals Overall, Eighth Win for OPQS in 2013 08-Feb-2013: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Mark Cavendish snuck his way through a tough situation inside the final kilometer at Tour of Qatar Stage 6 on Friday. The peloton was determined to try and prevent his fourth straight victory, and as he was slightly boxed in within the final meters, it looked to be a…

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  • Laminate Flooring News
    Quick-Step Cycling MC Win

    Quick-Step – Cavendish Textbook Leadout for Third Straight Win!

    Tour of Qatar Stage 5: OPQS Gives Cavendish Textbook Leadout for Third Straight Win! Extends GC Lead 07-Feb-2013: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team knew it had to do its best to protect Mark Cavendish in the crucial Stage 5 of Tour of Qatar on Thursday, and the team worked doggedly at the front to ensure he had perfect position for a third straight victory, and the sixth win for OPQS in 2013 in three…

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  • Laminate Flooring News
    Quick-Step

    Tour of Qatar Stage 3: Mark Cavendish Gets 2nd Win of 2013

    Tour of Qatar Stage 3: Mark Cavendish Gets 2nd Win of 2013 – Quick-Step OPQS Protects Manx Missile into Final Kilometers 05-Feb-2013: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team did nothing short of escort Mark Cavendish to sprint position in the final kilometers of Tour of Qatar Stage, but it still took some maneuvering by the Manx Missile to get his 2nd sprint victory of 2013. Other teams did everything they could to prevent the OPQS leadout…

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  • Business News
    IVC Group has reached an agreement with Balta Industries

    IVC Group reaches agreement with Balta on the acquisition

    IVC Group has reached an agreement with Balta Industries on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Trinterio IVC , the largest Western European manufacturer of vinyl flooring for residential applications, and the third largest player in this segment worldwide, has reached an agreement with Balta Industries, the European market leader for broadloom carpet and rugs, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Trinterio, manufacturer of laminate flooring and MDF products, with…

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    Quick-Step - laminate flooring, parquet and vinyl

    Philip Caryn – Quick-Step Column

    Philiep Caryn, International Communication & Sponsorship Quick-Step: “The day began with a presentation for the Press. There was more than 250 media members from Europe, and the USA. During the presentation there was a build up, with videos of our riders and the international Omega-Pharma – Quick-Step cycling the team for the new season. Track training in Gent during the winter was one of the topics discussed, and the innovative technology of the team developed with…

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  • Featured Partner
    Quick·Step is introducing 3 new engineered wood innovations

    Quick-Step Parquet Novelties 2013

    Today, it is impossible to imagine everyday life without wood: an iPad cover in woodprint, a wood design Vespa, handbags and shoes in a wood look…Wood is sexy. And it just so happens that wood designs are the very thing Quick-Step is passionate about! This year Quick-Step is introducing 3 new engineered wood innovations that are natural down to the core, every single one of them eye-catchers to grace your home interior! With the new…

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  • Laminate Flooring News
    Välinge upgrades it's Nadura production line

    Välinge upgrading it’s production line for Nadura

    Välinge is together with Dieffenbacher upgrading it’s production line for Nadura and other powder applications. The installation work started early December and is running according to schedule. The plan is to run the first boards through the line by the end of February. The upgrade consists of adding in-line powder backing production as well as expanding the line in order to fit additional equipment – such as digital printing and new types of scattering and…

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  • Unilin and Välinge cooperate on holographic label program

    Unilin and Välinge have announced that they will cooperate on the holographic L2C label program, which was introduced on Domotex Shanghai of 2012 and already implemented by several manufacturers. The L2C label program, which stands for “license to clic”, was introduced to support the interest of licensed companies and the companies doing business in products manufactured by these companies. Unilin and Välinge received many complaints from licensed manufacturers, importers and distributors that certain manufacturers of…

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  • Adhesives News
    Fit and go with TacFast

    Fit and go with TacFast® Systems International

    The innovative TacFast® system is the ideal solution for quick-turnaround refurbishment projects that need a high quality and speedy floor installation system that delivers brilliant results every time. Consisting of a LocPlate™ interlocking disc and plate structure, the TacFast® system is placed above the subfloor surface, with a hook and loop fastener that rapidly attaches the floorcovering. Crucially, this system can be used directly over any existing flooring, making it the ideal choice for refurbishment…

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  • Laminate Flooring News
    DESIGNER CONTRACTS PORTFOLIO

    Designer Contracts add Laura Ashley Laminates to portfolio

    Designer Contracts – the UK’s leading supplier of floorcoverings to the new-build sector – has added fashionable Laura Ashley laminates to its product portfolio. The company will supply Laura Ashley laminate in a selection of colours and textures to meet demand for the latest looks in high quality, durable floorcoverings around the home. The Laura Ashley brand is the latest name to join the growing number of high-end floorcoverings and laminate the company already supplies,…

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  • Adhesives News
    TacFast® offers subfloor preparation in a box

    TacFast® offers subfloor preparation in a box

    Fitters and contractors can avoid the time-consuming and expensive problems posed by poor-quality subfloors with the revolutionary TacFast® mechanical fix system that provides a quick and cost-effective solution for fitting floors. “Floor preparation issues often crop up, especially if the subfloor is in poor condition, and the associated costs with restoring it to a workable level can often spiral out of control, especially for budget-conscious projects, explains Jonathan Stone, CCO, TacFast® Systems International. “And of…

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  • Featured Partner
    Quick-Step is celebrating

    Quick-Step wins gold at the House Beautiful Awards

    Quick-Step is celebrating after beating the competition and winning the top accolade in the Best Flooring category at the House Beautiful awards 2012, held at London’s prestigious Science Museum. Winning the gold award for the sophisticated range of Eligna and Perspective Wide laminate planks that have inspired designers and homeowners alike since their launch earlier this year, Quick-Step received a trophy of recognition that will take pride of place in its awards cabinet alongside previous…

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  • Featured Partner
    walnut look with UK Flooring Direct

    Get the walnut look with UK Flooring Direct – walnut laminate flooring

    The beautiful and expensive look of real walnut flooring is a lot more achievable thanks to Series Elite 10mm American Black Walnut laminate planks from UK Flooring Direct. Homeowners and fitters alike will appreciate the stunning aesthetics and attractive price point of this laminate flooring, which features elegant colour variations and bevelled edges on all four sizes to add unique depth and dimension to interior spaces. Ideal for high-traffic domestic areas, such as hallways, kitchens…

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  • Adhesives News
    Reap the rewards of becoming a Quick-Step Master Installer

    Reap the rewards of becoming a Quick-Step Master Installer

    Quick-Step Master Installer Fitters who have completed the comprehensive courses offered by the Quick-Step Academy are reaping the rewards of being registered with one of the premier flooring companies in the world at a time when homeowners are demanding only the best tradesmen. Places on the Academy’s courses are filling up fast, as more and more fitters are recognising the benefits of becoming a Quick-Step approved tradesperson. As Darren Robinson, training manager, Quick-Step Academy explains,…

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  • New licensee to use Välinge’s mechanical locking systems granted

    The Chinese wood flooring producer Dong Ning Sui Yang Wood Land Yuan Tong Wood Co., Ltd. has signed a license for use of Välinge’s mechanical locking systems. The flooring producer Yuan Tong Wood, located in the north east corner of China, Heilongjiang Province, has signed a license for use of Välinge’s well known glue free mechanical locking systems. Yuan Tong Wood will introduce the 2G locking system on its solid wood flooring. Välinge is pleased…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Unilin purchase Pergo

    UNILIN announces agreement to purchase Pergo

    UNILIN is pleased to announce the agreement in principle to acquire Pergo As we welcome Pergo into the UNILIN group, of which Quick-Step is a well-known brand, we believe that the synergy between the two strong companies will greatly contribute toward creating the most innovative and comprehensive laminate flooring product offering and expand businesses were there is currently limited presence. This cooperation, which brings together UNILIN’s world-class laminate, engineered wood and Vinyl technology and Pergo’s…

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  • Quick-Step interviewed

    Quick-Step laminate and parquet flooring sponsorship Mr Philiep Caryn, International Communication & Sponsorship Quick-Step says “Mr Mark Cavendish is one of the most well known cyclists of his generation, a really well known sports icon. He is a very good sprinter but he also has a fantastic personality, which he always demonstrated. With Mark joining the team, we will be able to count on another athlete with a modern vision of cycling tied to development,…

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  • Breaking Flooring News
    Quick-Step Laminate

    Mark Cavendish joins Omega Pharma – Quick-Step

    Quick-Step Cycling Team is delighted to announce that we’ve reached a deal with Mark Cavendish. The 27-year-old rider from the Isle of Man will be riding with the team for the next 3 seasons (2013-2015). “Mark is one of the most outstanding riders in cycling, a true star recognized internationally for his unique style and irrefutable athletic skills” Team Owner Mr Zdenek Bakala says. “His extraordinary sprint have become a cycling ‘must-see’ that can fire…

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  • Flooring News
    MEISTERWERKE RE-LAUNCHES NADURA

    MEISTERWERKE RE-LAUNCHES NADURA

    MeisterWerke is re-launching their Nadura range and from 1st of November products will be available at suppliers and retailers. MeisterWerke has together with Välinge futher optimized their production process. The product range successfully launched at Domotex, Hanover 2012, is now re-launched and offered without changes in appearances and formats. MeisterWerke is re-launching their Nadura range and from 1st of November products will be available at suppliers and retailers. In the beginning of 2012 MeisterWerke successfully…

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  • Flooring News
    Quick-Step Cycling

    Tour of Beijing Stage 2: Tony Martin Plays Tactics Perfectly, Wins Solo

    Tour of Beijing Stage 2: Tony Martin Plays Tactics Perfectly, Wins Solo 10-Oct-2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tony Martin knew he had to take some risks in the 2012 Tour of Beijing, as the race lacked the time trial stage that was key for his 2011 overall victory. Tony Martin saw his chance, attacking a group of seven other riders on a descent in the 126km Stage 2 on Wednesday after the…

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  • Breaking Flooring News
    Quick-Step Academy

    Academy celebrates first TrustMark Installer – Quick-Step Academy

    The Quick-Step Academy is celebrating its first ever Master Installer to become TrustMark accredited after rigorous independent inspection and testing in accordance with government-validated standards of workmanship. The TrustMark scheme is the only government endorsement available for tradesmen, with a dedicated consumer website allowing consumers to search for approved workmen. The website has received over 2.5million total hits in the first 8 months of 2012, with 29,533 searches specifically for floorcovering installers, and The Quick-Step…

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  • Adhesives News
    Graham and Maria

    TacFast® appoints stellar sales force

    TacFast® appoints stellar sales force TacFast® Systems International has continued its commitment to cementing its reputation in the European flooring industry and beyond with the appointment of two first-class sales professionals with 40 years of combined experience in the specification, design and flooring sectors between them. Graham Fellows assumes responsibility for running the Middle Eastern, African and European regions and brings almost 20 years experience in overseas flooring sales to the team. Having previously held…

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  • Flooring News
    UKFD Website

    Get inspired with new UK Flooring Direct blog

    UK Flooring Direct has launched www.flooringinspiration.net, a dedicated blog site designed to offer homeowners up-to-the-minute style news, trends and tips from the worlds of flooring and interior decoration. Covering a range of topics spanning solid wood, engineered, vinyl, laminate, bamboo and cork flooring, www.flooringinspiration.net will bring consumers interior design inspiration that reflects the latest fashions. With guest bloggers and expertise from design professionals, the UK Flooring Direct blog is set to become a one-stop resource to…

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  • Flooring News
    Quick- Step Flooring

    Quick-Step delights at Decorex

    “Stunning laminate flooring from the Elite collection from Quick-Step is adorning the stand of leading interiors lifestyle magazine, ‘Homes & Gardens’ as the publication showcases the winners of its Fabric Awards at this year’s Decorex” said Philiep Caryn, International Communication & Sponsorship Quick-Step. The Drama of Black Varnished Oak planks provide a striking backdrop to award winning fabrics as ‘Homes & Gardens’ presents the eight winners of its Fabric Awards. Quick-Step’s Elite collection features a…

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  • Flooring News
    Floor Locking

    Välinge signs a license for LVT

    Välinge signs a license for LVT   Välinge has signed a license agreement with the Chinese flooring producer Guang Dong Fu Lin Timber Technology Co., Ltd for use of Välinge’s patented technologies for mechanical locking system in their LVT flooring products. The Chinese flooring producer Guang Dong Fu Lin Timber Technology Co., Ltd. has signed a global, non exclusive, license agreement with Välinge allowing the company to start production and sales of a Vinyl flooring…

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  • Quick-Step helps to double their house

    House and renovation expert Sarah Beeny’s latest TV Programme, ‘Double Your House for Half the Money’ featured Quick-Step’s Eligna laminate flooring. Chosen by homeowners, the Ricketts, Quick-Step Eligna Oak Oiled Matt was used on the ground floor throughout a spacious extension that was built with the intention of providing the family with more space and increasing the value of their house. Aired on Channel 4 during Tuesday 11th September evening primetime viewing, the programme aims…

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  • Flooring News
    Quick-Step Academy

    Make your mark with Quick-Step Academy

    Quick-Step Academy underlined the importance of its courses at this year’s Flooring Show in Harrogate, while the government-endorsed scheme of which it is a member, Trustmark, revealed website search figures of over 25,000 for flooring installers since January 2012. The only Government endorsed scheme of its kind in the UK, Trustmark covers everything from aerial installers through to tree surgeons, providing consumers with a source of high quality reliable and trustworthy tradespeople that are independently…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    balterio Installation

    Laminate is winning hearts and minds – Balterio News

    Ever-increasing numbers of people are choosing laminate as their preferred choice of floor covering . Appearance, simple installation and easy cleaning are just a few of the qualities that make laminate so popular. Laminate provides all the advantages of wood, such as the authentic look and feel, but none of its drawbacks, affirms Balterio, one of the most innovative producers of quality laminate floors. We spoke with Franky Terrijn, Marketing Director at Balterio and learned…

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  • Quick-Step Elite invited to Decorex

    Quick-Step invited to Decorex Stunning Black Varnished Oak planks from the Elite range of flooring by Quick-Step have been chosen by the renowned home interest magazine Homes & Gardens to grace the floor of its stand at Decorex 2012. The Homes & Gardens stand will showcase the winners of its prestigious Fabric Awards, with samples from its eight different categories. The deep dark colour of Black Varnished Oak will lend a striking look to the…

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  • KIDS ARE BACK TO SCHOOL – Pergo Flooring

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

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  • Flooring News
    Laminate Flooring From Square Foot

    Square Foot launches Super Natural Laminate Flooring

    Revelation is the magic combination of extraordinary embossing and Light catcher with unique oak colors. Square Foot has the history of introducing innovative flooring solutions for every sector including residential, healthcare, retail and pharma ever since the brand was launched. Square Foot’s “Revelation” gives a complete transformation to your home. Made with an embossed engraving, “Revelation 832” gives a matt & shinny 3D finish, which reveals the beauty of wood beyond nature bringing trend and…

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  • Flooring News
    Fabulous fabric flooring from Quick-Step

    Fabulous fabric flooring from Quick-Step

    Brand new for 2012, Crafted Textile Exquisa laminate tiles from Quick-Step have a striking fabric aesthetic that will instantly add a dash of unique contemporary style to any interior. The natural hessian colour of these innovative tiles enhances their incredibly authentic fabric look and complements all interior design schemes. Suiting airy modern spaces and ideal for creating a cosy atmosphere in smaller rooms, this flooring is very versatile and will make heads turn wherever it…

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  • Flooring News
    Quick - Step - extra wide Reclaimed Chestnut Natural laminate planks

    Get distressed with extra wide Reclaimed Chestnut Natural laminate planks from Quick-Step

    If the distressed look is your thing, extra wide Reclaimed Chestnut Natural laminate planks from Quick-Step offer an impressive array of natural looking weathered features that create a bold look in any home. Full of grain marks, nail holes and cracks, these planks are ideal for stripped-back industrial style interiors. Sitting well with contemporary features such as exposed brick and concrete, Reclaimed Chestnut Natural flooring brings warmth to stark spaces. Available in two designs, Perspective,…

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  • Välinge introduces an upgraded version of 2G locking systems

    The new “2G plus” is a very cost efficient one piece locking system for long edges that may reduce the material waste with more than 50%. A new one piece angling locking system for the long edges – 2G plus – has been developed that is possible to produce with considerable lower material waste than present locking systems. Locking strength and installation properties are similar to conventional high quality 2G locking systems. The new 2G…

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