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    Gerflor LVT flooring solutions creating offices to smile about

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

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    New Year, new style with Gerflor’s stunning Saga2

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

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    ‘Creating’ the wellness factor with Gerflor

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

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  • LVT News
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    DMS Flooring Launches New Luxury Vinyl Tile

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

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    A real ‘page turner’ for Gerflor

    Reading and the loaning of books from libraries in Scotland has been in some decline. However, the Scottish Government places great importance on public libraries and believes everyone should have access to library services. In 2016 the Scottish Government allocated £450,000 to support Scottish libraries. Nicola Sturgeon, The First Minister, recently launched her Reading Challenge which encourages children to read more across all of Scotland. By providing this financial ‘page-turner,’ it seems the usage of…

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  • LVT News
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    New Luxury Vinyl Tile Collection – Level Set – from Interface

    Interface has introduced its first Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection, Level Set™, allowing customers to explore new design possibilities and create rich textural experiences across virtually all types of applications. This debut Modular Resilient Flooring offering integrates with Interface’s carpet tiles to create beautiful, functional spaces that blend hard and soft flooring with ease. Level Set™ gives architects and designers, flooring dealers, and end-user customers a curated set of LVT options that evoke distressed, reclaimed…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    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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    Interface Showcases First LVT at Clerkenwell

    Global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, will be showcasing its first curated collection of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017. Level Set™ has been developed with thoughtful consideration for design and performance best practices. The collection works seamlessly with Interface’s broad selection of carpet tiles. This allows architects and designers to explore new design possibilities and create rich textural experiences within spaces. Visitors to the showroom will also be able to explore Interface’s…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Milliken’s LVT Innovations Offer a Practical Alternative to Wood, Stone and Concrete Flooring

    The advent of enhanced digital design has been a major contributor to the extraordinary growth in Luxury Vinyl Tiles as a practical alternative to wood, stone and even concrete flooring. While the choice of LVT products on the market continues to grow, ensuring a strong balance of performance, aesthetics and sustainable attributes is important in making the optimum product selection.    Following its launch in January this year, Milliken’s new LVT design collection is proving…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Interface unveils its first Luxury Vinyl Tile Collection – Level Set

    Company now offers hard and soft flooring in modular design system – Level Set ™ Interface has introduced its first Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection, Level Set™, allowing customers to explore new design possibilities and create rich textural experiences across virtually all types of applications. This debut Modular Resilient Flooring offering integrates with Interface’s carpet tiles to create beautiful, functional spaces that blend hard and soft flooring with ease. Level Set™ gives architects and designers, flooring…

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    Recofloor names 2017 vinyl flooring recycling award winners

    Recofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring take-back scheme, celebrated the environmental commitment of its recycling champions at its sixth Annual Awards Event at London’s world-famous Kia Oval cricket ground in March. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in ten major award categories plus Gold and Silver groupings from guest host former England cricket captain and Sky Sports commentator David Gower. These companies collected a record-breaking 523 tonnes through the scheme in 2016 –…

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    Parterre LVT flooring

    Parterre Introduces a New Luxury Vinyl Flooring Collection

    Storri, Inspired by Narratives Untold, Uncovers the Inspiration for Original Designs Parterre Flooring Systems introduces a new preview collection, Storri Luxury Vinyl Flooring to join alongside its current luxury vinyl and resilient sheet flooring collections. A gathering of design inspiration from stories untold, the patterns within Storri embrace cultural values from diverse environments. Both original designs, the two new introductory designs, combined, offer 11 color options. Balancing out the collection with a wood and stone look,…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    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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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Milliken Carpet

    Luxury vinyl tile range from Milliken Enhanced, Refined and Designed to Combine

    Milliken announces a new addition to its Luxury Vinyl Tile range: Freelay LVT. The Freelay LVT collection includes six designs and the additional benefit of effortless adhesive free installation, as well as excellent comfort and acoustic characteristics. Furthermore, the standard LVT range has been edited and the collection refined with some additional designs now on offer. Freelay LVT planks and tiles have been created for easy installation and maintenance. Freelay LVT is particularly beneficial where…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Only the best from Gerflor at Highgate School London

    Tradition is a great thing. It gives us all a sense of who we are and where we came from. Keeping up decent customs and delivering longevity in terms of standards in most of our educational establishments is still seen as a key factor in their overall success. The crème de la crème seems to be able to weld the best of the past to our ever-increasing desire for modernity. Overlooking the leafy London suburban…

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    COREtec LVT flooring

    COREtec new hard flooring range

    COREtec® represents the next revolution in hard flooring. 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…

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    Milliken announce complete floor covering solution with launch of Luxury Vinyl Tile range

    With the introduction of a fresh and exciting Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) range Milliken is now able to offer a complete floor covering solution: from carpet and entrance matting through to LVT, there’s now an enviable offering of finish, construction and price point options. Milliken’s new LVT provides a remarkably durable and resilient floor covering, engineered to the highest quality to provide unsurpassed performance and enduring aesthetics. It’s suitable for heavy traffic environments where design…

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    Recofloor, the national vinyl take back scheme, launches new website.

    Recofloor’s re-designed website offers significantly-improved functionality and new features, providing all the information that flooring companies need to recycle their waste vinyl flooring. Easier to navigate and more user-friendly, the comprehensive site www.recofloor.org has direct links to the websites of Altro and Polyflor, founders of the UK’s national vinyl flooring recycling scheme. Familiar features remain, such as the map showing all the 64 Recofloor drop-off sites across the UK and Ireland and a cost calculator…

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    Leoline

    Leoline lights up The Flooring Show 

    With a reputation for comfort, style and value, Leoline cushion floors are a powerful addition to any retailer looking to capitalise on this growing segment, as the brand of IVC Group revealed at The Flooring Show. As market share of cushion flooring continues to grow, Leoline demonstrated to retailers visiting the exhibition the importance of dedicating enough shop floor space to cushion flooring collections. With realistic stone, architectural, tile and wood effects, Leoline cushion flooring…

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    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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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Itec Contract Flooring Connect Project

    Redefine your relationship with vinyl – Itec Contract Floors

    Designated internally as the ‘Connect Project’, the brand new Itec UK & Ireland Commercial Flooring Collection is redefining decorative, safety and acoustic flooring for contractors right across the UK. With 70 different floors stocked at Headlam distributors right across the UK, the collection is completely geared towards giving contractors the very best service with the exceptional quality and pricing for which the Itec Contract Floors brand has become known. First and foremost, comes a product…

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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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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Itec Sleep 2014

    Itec enchants at London’s Sleep event

    Itec Contract Floors exhibited alongside sister brand Moduleo at this year’s Sleep event, welcoming architects, designers and specifiers active in the hospitality industry to its ranges of safety, acoustic and decorative flooring. With floors designed to bring high levels of performance without decorative trade-off, the Itec Contract Floors collection is ideal for hospitality environments requiring the practical benefits of sheet vinyl while still wanting to maintain aesthetic principles. Whether safety flooring with 36+ slip-restraint, or…

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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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  • Featured Partner
    Selby Carpets Vinyl flooring

    The Buyer’s Guide to Luxury Vinyl Flooring – Selby carpets

    Luxury vinyl flooring is a highly versatile, hard-wearing floor covering, which makes it ideal for fitting in commercial premises. Not only does it provide a premium aesthetic, it continues to look like new for years after its initial fitting. But in order to make the right choice for your own business, it’s a good idea to understand the various benefits this high-quality type of flooring offers. What is luxury vinyl flooring? Luxury vinyl is usually…

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  • Featured Partner
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    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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    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 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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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Get money back with Roll Back

    Itec Contract Floors has launched its ‘Itec Roll Back’ promotion that rewards contractors with Amazon vouchers for full rolls of Itec decorative, acoustic and safety flooring throughout July, August and September. With up to £30 in vouchers to be earned on selected rolls, ‘Itec Roll Back’ is a great way to reward yourself for a busy summer, when you really should have been relaxing on a beach in some faraway land. Free to spend your…

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    Jaymart gets even better!

    Many flooring businesses boast that they are the “biggest and best” but Jaymart’s claim to have the UK’s widest range of specialist floorings, mats and mattings has yet to be truly challenged. Jaymart’s ranges are ever evolving and the company has just moved to much bigger, better premises at Crusader Park in Warminster. The company stocks approximately 500 different ranges, which, although impressive, is merely a fraction of its complete product list. Sales Director, Paul…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    An educated flooring choice for Edinburgh student accommodation

    New student accommodation for Edinburgh Napier University has been equipped with a range of high performance flooring from Itec Contract Floors. The Bainfield accommodation site, within the Fountainbridge area of the city, contains seven blocks of flats, with a total of 778 en-suite rooms accompanied by 117 kitchen and living areas. Over 20,000m2 of Itec flooring has been installed covering the accommodation, corridors and communal areas, selected parts of the student centre, within the laundry…

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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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    Forbo Alluring

    Forbo’s Alluring Luxury Vinyl Tile Offering

    v, to offer collections that are even more authentic and which reflect current trends. Forbo Flooring Systems has responded to this with a cutting edge collection that captures the very essence of LVT design. The ALLURA brand represents best quality on all levels, with European manufacturing advances opening up a wealth of possibilities to deliver bigger XL sizes and formats, new embossed finishes and creative colours; from reclaimed and vintage woods with paint effects to…

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  • Flooring News
    Gerflor FEB 14

    Gerflor plays its part in the creation of family firm’s superstore

    Independent electrical goods retailer HBH Woolacotts specified international vinyl flooring specialist Gerflor’s Creation Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank (LVT) range for its new 18,000ft2 store. Working with design, shopfitting and management consultancy AM System Ltd, the client chose four styles from the Creation range to define spaces, without obvious walkways, which would showcase the goods in similar settings to customers’ homes and create a cafe and cookery demonstration area. Usually specified for public and commercial areas…

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    Leoline Feb 14

    Beauty and comfort underfoot from Luxury Woods

    Designed to offer a totally comprehensive range of looks inspired by nature, the exciting new Luxury Woods collection brings an assortment of beautiful wood species and colours to the Leoline vinyl flooring product portfolio alongside superb underfoot comfort and long lasting wear. With a wide range of colours, tones and wood grains to choose from, the Luxury Woods collection offers a dazzling array of designs complete with classic and modern looks side by side.  Ever…

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    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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  • 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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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Itec Contract Floors launches brand new-look website

    Itec Contract Floors’ brand new website www.itecfloors.co.uk, will showcase a fresh and modern look, with a clear layout packed with information and updated functionality which now includes content rich media. A completely revamped design has made the new comprehensive Itec website easy to navigate. Quick links are now offered from the top bar inviting users to explore all areas of the site, expanded to include new sections dedicated to News, Environment, isafe advanced Safety Flooring,…

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    IVC Quartz Pro collection Flooring

    IVC Group puts residential flooring under the environmental spotlight

    The IVC Group has announced that it is seeking BRE approval for the Quartz Pro collection from its leading residential Leoline brand. Featuring the same specification as the BRE rated Planet collection from sister brand Itec Contract Floors, Quartz Pro provides private and commercial environments with a high performance, durable and attractive floor and one for which BRE approval is a natural progression. “The Quartz Pro vinyl flooring collection is ideal for both residential and…

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    vorwerk

    Vorwerk RE/COVER wins low emission award

    RE/COVER green, the new ecological elastic-design flooring collection from Vorwerk has been awarded the highest ranking M1 classification for low emissions from one of the leading information services in the Finnish building and construction industry. The RE/COVER green collection was issued the highest grade Emissions Class M1, a seal of approval from the Building Information Foundation RTS. The classification system used by the Finnish company is widely recognised as one of the leading tests of…

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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
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    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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  • 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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    Flooring from Itec

    Resilient Flooring that cares from Itec Contract Floors

    Providing residents with a welcoming wood-look floor and ensuring maximum practicality for the busy staff, some 700m2 of Concept Wood resilient flooring from Itec Contract Floors now covers the bedrooms, corridors and communal spaces of the Burges House nursing home in Cardiff, Wales, following an extensive refurbishment project. With the installation overseen by contractors Cameron Butcher, specialists in managing refurbishments in care home locations, Concept Wood in colourway Aspin 749 has transformed Burges House into…

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  • Avenue unleashes Titanium XT

    Popular residential cushion flooring manufacturer Avenue is set to branch out into the commercial arena with the brand new Titanium XT collection of semi-commercial surfaces. Aimed for both residential installations as well as small commercial applications that require light to general suitability, such as hotel bathrooms, assisted housing facilities and local retail outlets, Titanium XT is ideal for retailers looking to branch out into contract market. With a total of 21 finishes and available in…

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  • LVT News
    valinge patent

    USPTO will issue patent related to mechanical locking of lvt / resilient floorings

    USPTO will issue patent US 8,365,499 related to mechanical locking of LVT/resilient floorings United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, will issue patent US 8,365,499 onFebruary 5, 2013. The patent is relevant for mechanical locking of resilient floorboards. The patent protects methods for assembling resilient floorboards provided with a mechanical locking system by using the resiliency of the floorboard. By bending a first floorboard along its edge when the edge of the first floorboard is…

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  • Estillon on Domotex so many new products

    The main point of interest for Estillon during Domotex (booth F11- Hal 5) is the LVT concept: underlay for LVT and LVT click and various new installation tools. The underlay Timberbase is new in the assortment. Timberbase is a high density mineral based compound laminated with spunbond PP non-woven and an printed PE foil. Timberbase is suitable for the installation of both click LVT and parquet-/laminate flooring in domestic and project area’s. Soundbase (10dB ΔLin)…

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  • Laminate Flooring 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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  • LVT News
    UK Flooring Direct makes a splash in the LVT market

    UK Flooring Direct makes a splash in the LVT market

    UK Flooring Direct is making a big splash in the LVT market with an exclusive range of DIY-friendly luxury vinyl click tiles that feature incredibly authentic surface designs inspired by real wood floors. Offering exceptional performance benefits and striking in style, the brand new Aqua Woods collection consists of nine realistic wood options that impressively mimic natural floors. From the golden tones of Blonde Oak to the rustic charm of Country Oak and the contemporary…

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  • LVT News
    Forbo recycling scheme

    Forbo launches innovative Back To The Floor recycling scheme

    Leading flooring manufacturer Forbo Flooring Systems has launched ‘Back to the Floor’ – a new collection and recycling scheme for installation off-cuts of Forbo flooring products that will help participants save money and safeguard the environment. Managed by resource recovery expert Axion Consulting, this innovative scheme collects and reprocesses smooth vinyl, cushioned vinyl, Marmoleum and Flotex installation off-cuts for recycling back into new Forbo products. Back to the Floor will play a key part in…

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  • Carpet and Rug 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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  • Flooring 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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  • Wind-powered flooring from Moduleo

    Luxury vinyl flooring giant Moduleo is proud to announce that it has received planning permission to build a dedicated wind-farm at its eco-production site in Avelgem, Belgium. After setting out his company’s green credentials earlier this year with the launch of the innovative new production plant, David Bigland MD of the UK and Eire is thrilled to have been given the green light to progress to the next stage of his mission. David comments: “We…

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  • New demonstration flooring video showing LVT installation on loose laid InstaLay

    InstaFloor, manufacturer of the revolutionary InstaLay self-adhesive acoustic underlay which will be on show at the Harrogate Flooring Show, has launched a new demonstration video showing how easy it is to install luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) on loose laid InstaLay. While InstaLay, with its low or high grab self-adhesive membrane, has been designed for use with carpet, carpet tiles, wood and sheet flooring it is particularly beneficial with LVTs. Its recycled rubber crumb construction forgives…

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  • LVT News
    LVT by Harvey Maria and Neisha Crosland

    LVT by Harvey Maria and Neisha Crosland

    Destined to be a winner, luxury vinyl floor company Harvey Maria have now collaborated with award winning British designer Neisha Crosland to launch Parquet – an elegant classic that will bring style to any room in the house. ”A painted floor in an old house inspired this Celtic Cross design”, says Neisha. “I think it works well as an alternative to a chequerboard pattern. It adds style to this very practical, versatile material, so suitable…

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  • Flooring News
    Karndean New website

    Redweb launches new Karndean Designflooring sites – Flooring News

    Award-winning digital agency Redweb has seamlessly completed the latest phase of a major contract to redesign and re-launch all of Karndean Designflooring’s websites across the world.  Global flooring giant Karndean now has new sites for its customers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Asia. This follows the successful launches of Kardean.co.uk and Karndean.com in the UK/Ireland and the US earlier this year. Redweb is integrating all of the international sites into a single design that…

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  • Flooring News
    Click-flooring-from-Moduleo

    Click from Moduleo: connecting luxury with simplicity

    LVT specialist Moduleo Design Floors is proud to announce the launch of its innovative new product, Click. Moduleo’s unique innovation offers a simple yet cost-effective way to create a fantastic, long-lasting luxury vinyl floors. With a range of finishes available, including those with the appearance of wooden planks and stone tiles, Moduleo’s Click products are extremely stylish whilst allowing for simple installation. Manufactured with patented push down technology, Click from Moduleo simply locks into place.…

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