Seals and Finishes News


    FILA takes care of new super-sized tiles

    In response to the latest tile trends, FILA has introduced a new recommended care solution for large and extra-large format porcelain and ceramics. The new programme includes FILA products for a surface Builder’s Clean – and cleaning of the tile back, to remove possible suction cup marks – as well as treatments for ongoing maintenance. The new programme, which ensures a pristine installation and easy ongoing maintenance, is carried out using DETERDEK and FILACR10; FILAPS87…

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  • Instrarmac acquire Aztec

    Instarmac are proud to announce the acquisition of Aztec Aerosols

    Instarmac Group plc is a privately owned company established in 1977 whose primary activity is manufacturing. It has developed an excellent reputation for innovation, exceptional levels of customer support, manufacturing skills and people development. Operating within the construction and building market place the company produces products for the highway maintenance, tiling, commercial flooring, urban regeneration and internal finishing markets. Materials are manufactured at the company’s industry leading facility based near to Tamworth in the Midlands.…

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    FILA protects In Situ encaustics at Jamie’s Italian

    A FILA tile protection and care regime has been specified, alongside In Situ London’s Moroccan cement tiles, at Jamie’s Italian. The stunning installation spans the restaurant and bar area, on floors and on walls below open serving counters. FILA protection and finishing treatments were chosen to protect and enhance the encaustic-style Moroccan tiles throughout the fixing process. One of the latest additions to Jamie’s chain, the new restaurant is situated within the Hilton Hotel at…

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  • A Cumberlidge flooring specialists

    New breath of life for art gallery floor

    Leading commercial flooring specialists, A Cumberlidge, have recently completed a flooring refurbishment at the prestigious Cooper Art Gallery in Barnsley. Home to the Cooper Trustees’ collection of 17th to 20th century paintings, watercolours and drawings by artists including JMW Turner, Wadsworth and Atkinson Grimshaw, the gallery’s permanent collection contains over 400 works from a wide range of artists and is visited by many thousands of people from all over the world each year. The gallery…

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    Instarmac launch new multi-surface primer

    Instarmac, the home of British manufactured tile adhesive brands UltraTile and Granfix, have simplified and enhanced their primer range with the new, ProPrime IT. ProPrime IT is a moisture tolerant, water based acrylic primer, sealer and bonding aid, which is suitable for use on both porous and non-porous substrates. Its versatility is ideally suited to all-round tiling use and the product ensures an exceptional bond every time – even on the most challenging of substrates.…

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    Marldon provides Damp Proofing Solutions for London Luxury Apartments

    In the heart of Westminster, surrounded by the capital’s most important buildings, Great Minster House is one of London’s most perfectly placed luxury apartment developments. Marldon saved over a month off the build time by providing a damp proof flooring solution that did not require the concrete to be fully set. THE PROBLEM Time is money in construction, however cutting corners is never advised, especially in luxury developments priced at up to £3.2m. One of…

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  • Fila Stone and Ceramic solutions

    Stone & Ceramic surfaces get FILA treatment at 190 Strand

    The flagship development, by St Edward, includes a collection of bespoke suites, penthouses and apartments set in London’s cultural heartland. FILAPROJECT worked alongside Stone & Ceramic to provide ‘initial clean’ and maintenance solutions for the multiple tile designs specified, including a dramatic stone feature wall within the development’s private spa complex. Situated within Westminster’s world-famous ‘Strand’, the development spans six iconic buildings, designed by Grid Architects and set within a private, landscaped square. Natural stone…

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    Marldon at the Canadian High Commission

    The Canadian High Commission, at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, is a key diplomatic building providing a wide range of services. Marldon provided an acoustic solution with a low profile, which solved sound transference issues without creating new problems with floor height. THE PROBLEM The Canadian Embassy is a busy set of offices where sound reduction is essential, not only to avoid disturbing the staff below through footfall and chair movements, but also to prevent sound…

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    Marldon from Concept to Completion

    “MARLDON PROVIDES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION FOR THE SPECIFICATION INDUSTRY.” Founded on 40 years of flooring heritage, Marldon, has been developed specifically to provide architects, specifiers and construction professionals with innovative flooring solutions to many build problems. We specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with…

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  • BAL win a van

    CTD and BAL win a van competition winner takes to the road

    Dundee-based tiler Gordon Mitchell has taken delivery of his new van after winning Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) and BAL’s Win a Van Competition. The 60-year-old is a regular customer at CTD’s Dundee branch and started tiling 40 years ago after completing a four-year tiling apprenticeship. Gordon and his team of fixers work throughout Tayside and Fife primarily with housebuilders on new build developments and is a regular user of BAL tile adhesives and grouts. He…

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  • Fila tile cleaning Kit

    Tile care made easy with new FILA kit

    FILA has introduced a new tile care kit for ceramic and porcelain tiles. The new kit includes three products, for easy cleaning after laying, stain protection of joints and ongoing maintenance. The kit promotes safe and effective maintenance, with the product trio contained in a sturdy, cardboard carry box – ideal for retailers and as a ‘leave behind’ care kit in new installations. FILA’s new kit contains DETERDEK, FUGAPROOF and FILACLEANER. Designed for the post installation…

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    Your Complete Wood Flooring Solution Partner: Marldon UK

    Marldon specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with low environmental impact and delivering quality without compromise, our products overcome challenges, saving time and speeding up your build to keep your project on track. Installation, Maintenance, Refurbishment The professional’s choice designed by the professional, creates products to fulfil your needs. Using our 45…

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  • Havwoods-Accessories-website

    Unique online flooring solutions from Havwoods Accessories

    Havwoods Accessories provides flooring solutions for both new builds and renovations, supplying specialist products to architects, property developers and construction experts. Our products range from Adhesives, Primers and Underlays for Subfloor Preparation, to Skirtings, Mouldings, and Trims to add the finishing touch. Thanks to years of experience in supplying the building industry, to Flooring Contractors in particular, we have refined our product range to cater for any situation. If you are an Architect, Property Developer or…

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    Outdoor protection in all climates with new FILA Hydrorep Eco

    Surface care specialist, FILA has launched a new water-repellent protector for outdoor surfaces. New FILA Hydrorep Eco is a solvent-free treatment for surfaces spanning from stone pavers to exposed brick walls. It protects against water, weathering and efflorescence, and also hampers the build up of algae, moulds and lichen. The breathable treatment can be applied over residual moisture, for a fast application in all seasons, and does not alter appearance. Part of FILA’s award-winning Green…

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    Dr.Schutz flooring solution used at Oxfordshire Space Test Facility

    When the current floor system at the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) RAL Space facility required refurbishment, flooring specialist, Floor-Safe Ltd called upon Dr.Schutz to supply its ESD Floor Coating System to his company. As an approved Dr.Schutz contractor, Floor-Safe was confident that the product would offer protection against electrostatic discharge, providing an aesthetically pleasing end result and would be completed within two days, therefore fully meeting the client’s requirements. RAL Space carries out…

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  • Flooring-show-2017 save the date

    Save The Date for The Flooring Show 2017

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

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  • Bona-Martin-Gammon

    Bonasystems bolsters leadership team with the new appointment of Martin Gammon, former CEO of OCS, to its board

    Martin Gammon, has been appointed as non-executive director at Bonasystems, the UK-based market leader in specialist floorcare products, anti-slip solutions and consulting. Formally announced today by Steven Phillips, Managing Director at Bonasystems, Martin will play a pivotal role in the growth strategy for the company with plans in place to secure larger contracts over the next three to five years. Martin’s appointment comes at a crucial time for Bonasystems, which added several prestigious accounts to…

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    Fila focus turns to Support Division for SDS 2017

    Surface care specialist, Fila is set to focus on its growing support division – FILASERVICE – at the Surface Design Show 2017.  Set up to provide continual assistance to manufacturers, planners, contractors and builders, the division offers services spanning from advice on daily cleaning regimes to extraordinary maintenance.  Recent global case studies will be visually presented on-stand, giving examples of recent projects where FILA solutions have been specified, along with expert advice and support. FILASERVICE…

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    Junckers Launches New Website

    Junckers has re-launched its website with lots of new design features and inspiring images. An emphasis on larger images shows Junckers’ floors in some of the many fantastic buildings and homes around the world, illustrating how the floor is a key design feature of any interior. A solid hardwood floor adds a sense of quality and elegance to a room, be it in a family kitchen or a large public building such as a library or art gallery. The…

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    Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button – Product Planner App

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new product planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with their customers’ needs in mind. Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product…

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    Spotlight: Rover’s Ripped Oak

    Alongside their large collection of hard wooden floors Rover’s Flooring has also this year started producing Ripped Oak. Made from Oak Railway Sleepers, Ripped Oak is taken from the heart of the tree which allows for heart cracks whilst minimising sapwood. The grain is then ripped apart resulting in tears, rips, cracks, shakes and sharp edges to give wonderful feature rich characteristics reminiscent of floors of years gone by. Rover’s Flooring produce 10 different stunning…

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    Organowood® the new name in sustainable wood protection

    With a strong reputation in the Nordic countries, OrganoWood is the latest name to hit the wood treatment market in the UK. OrganoWood offers architects, professionals and end users the next generation of environmentally friendly wood protection. The complete system offers flame, rot and fungal protection, as well as extreme water and dirt repellence for any exterior wood surface. A tried and tested ecological alternative to pressure treated finishes, the OrganoWood solution is both aesthetically…

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  • Osmo-Decking-Oil

    Osmo meets the demands for Wooden Decking

    Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, offers a range of decking oils to protect and maintain the beauty and quality of exterior decking. The product range provides resistance against water and dirt, while also offering an appealing satin oil-based protective finish. Made from natural plant oils, organic pigments and water-repellent additives, the micro-porous finish allows the wood to breathe, a factor that is essential for exterior wood. The eco-friendly ingredients help to regulate…

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  • V4 Wood Flooring Faxe

    V4, Faxe & Floor Skills join forces to promote quality and care across the UK wood flooring industry

    V4 Woodflooring has teamed up with Faxe, a leading provider of wood protection products in Europe, to become sole wholesaler of Faxe’s wood floor treatments and aftercare products into the UK market. The partnership also sees V4 and Faxe working closely with Floor Skills, the UK’s leading provider of wood floor education, committed to promoting higher standards of skilled workmanship into the UK flooring trade. Established in 1926, Danish company Faxe’s mission is to give…

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    British Library Books Bonasystems for Cleaning Contract

    Bonasystems, market leaders in cleaning and anti-slip products, services and consulting, has carried out an important cleaning contract at the British Library in St Pancras, London with its contract cleaning partners, Emprise. Bonasystems was engaged by Emprise to ensure that the floor tiles within the library’s 36 public washrooms were up to the highest standards. Following the review, its technical teams implemented deep cleans of the floor surfaces and worked with Emprise to devise a strategy for…

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  • Bohemian-Oslo floor seals

    Unleash your Bohemian side with Osmo

    Since summer 2014, Osmo UK has been proudly partnered with rustic European oak flooring specialists, ESCO. The collection includes nine solid oak flooring styles that are available pre-finished with Osmo’s renowned wood finishing product, Polyx®-Oil. Ready to install from purchase, Osmo’s ESCO collection is favoured by architects and interior designers.  Those looking for a smooth and alive rustic floor need to look no further than the Bohemian range. The combination of ESCO’s special rustic wood…

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    Bonasystems Wins Nationwide Slip Management Contract with Mitchells & Butlers

      Bonasystems, market leaders in cleaning and anti-slip products, services and consulting, has won a prestigious contract with Mitchells & Butlers plc to provide slip prevention solutions to 400 of its outlets. Mitchells & Butlers is one of the UK’s largest operators of restaurants, bars and pubs in the UK and its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One and O’Neills. Bonasystems has been engaged to provide slip prevention consultancy, anti-slip treatments and best-practice…

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  • A bespoke rocking chair gets the Osmo treatment

    The demand for handmade furnishings continues to remain high across the country. With each product created by dedicated and skilled craftspeople, the hours of hard work that goes into each product results in a unique and lasting product that many wholesalers cannot compete with.   Steve Slack, the owner of Wood Charm started woodworking as a hobby but has now honed and fine-tuned his skill to make it his profession, creating beautiful bespoke products. One…

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  • New research reveals lack of floor compliance in wet leisure environments

    A study of hundreds of leisure facilities by Bonasystems, a leading provider of specialist floor care products and services, has revealed that four-fifths (79 per cent) of “wet leisure” floor surfaces were not up to Health & Safety Executive (HSE) standards used to prevent slips and trips. This leaves their owners risking fines of up to 100 per cent of annual profits for health and safety breaches1, not to mention claim costs of tens of thousands…

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  • Osmo UK Flooring Seals

    Osmo celebrates a quarter of a century

    Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert is celebrating 25 years in business, providing architects, interior designers, flooring contractors and DIY enthusiasts with a range of innovative and sustainable products.  “We are delighted to reach this milestone” comments Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK. “The company started very small and has since, grown into a successful business. It is thanks to the dedication of the team, and the reputation that we have built…

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  • Not just Harfa floor with Osmo

    Following its new partnership with ESCO Group, Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood finishes expert, is now able to provide its customers with a unique looking and aesthetically pleasing wooden floor. Pre-finished with Osmo Polyx®-Oil, Harfa flooring is the idea choice for anyone who is looking for a statement floor. Harfa flooring has been designed with a rough-sawn treatment and has been enhanced with cross-wise cuts that are grooved in the surface with great care. Harfa…

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  • Osmo Scotland


    When a family took on a new self-build project in 2008 to build a ‘Double Log’ construction as their new home in Woodhead, Aberdeenshire, they were in need of interior and exterior wood treatment. Osmo’s eco-friendly wood finishes were recommended to provide an aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting protection.  Six years on, and the Osmo finishes are still providing optimum results. Long Rig is located in the crest of a hill, offering fantastic views of the…

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    Woodwork is Golden with Osmo UK

    Osmo UK’s Polyx®-Oil range is most commonly used on wooden flooring, but as woodwork expert and YouTube blogger, Peter Parfitt has highlighted, it is also a great finish for other wooden furniture. Peter’s latest video – – walks viewers through the construction of a wooden picture frame.  As the design was for a proud set of grandparents, Peter wanted to bring the frame to life and so, chose Osmo’s Polyx®-Oil Effects Gold finish. After sanding the…

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    You don’t need to go french to produce fancy finishes

    OsmoUK introduced its Polyx®-Oil Clear Gloss finish earlier this year to add a bit of shine to wooden floors and furniture.  A few months down the line, and the product has received high praise from woodwork expert and YouTube blogger, Peter Parfitt. Peter’s latest project is a pedestal desk, made from solid American walnut.  To complete the design, Peter required a hardwearing finish for the desk.  Having taught French polishing many years ago, this would…

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    Osmo spruces up bespoke bedroom furniture

    Osmo UK’s eco-friendly wood finishes have been used to protect and enhance a selection of handmade bedroom furniture. Fine furniture and cabinet maker, SBT Design was contracted to design two bedside cabinets and a large dresser.  The furniture needed to be durable enough to withstand the knocks of daily living. For this reason, SBT Design created the furniture from a combination of solid and veneered Walnut. To ensure optimum protection, the cabinet maker specified a…

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  • Osmo Wood Flooring

    Not just Harfa Floor with Osmo

    Following its new partnership with ESCO Group, Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, is now able to provide its customers with a unique looking and aesthetically pleasing wooden floor. Pre-finished with Osmo Polyx®-Oil, Harfa flooring is the idea choice for anyone who is looking for a statement floor. Harfa flooring has been designed with a rough-sawn treatment and has been enhanced with cross-wise cuts that are grooved in the surface with great care.…

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  • Osmo Award

    Osmo is awarded Ethical Accreditation 2014/15

    Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes experts, is celebrating its fifth year of gaining status as an Ethical Company. The Aylesbury-based company has once again scored highly in an analysis of its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, demonstrating Osmo’s continued commitment to customers, staff, trade colleagues and shareholders. Applicants to the Ethical Company Accreditation Scheme are subject to a stringent evaluation under the categories of Environment, Animals and People, covering topics such as environmental…

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  • Osmo Polyx Oil Wood Flooring

    Add shine to your wood with Osmo

    With homeowners looking to add a bit of shine to wooden floors and furniture this spring, Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes experts, has introduced Polyx®-Oil Clear Glossy which provides a gloss finish and adds a touch of class to any room. High gloss has proven to be a very popular finish and it is likely that this will continue. Osmo recognised this trend and has expanded its renowned Polyx®-Oil range to include the…

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  • Grey Wood flooring finish


    Osmo UK is continuing to expand its offering of internal wood finishes with the introduction of two new colours, Granite Grey and Silk Grey, to its Wood Wax Finish Transparent range. Neutral colours are proving to be a popular choice this year when it comes to wood finishes. While some are after a bright splash of colour, others are requesting a subtle shade. Granite Grey and Silk Grey extend the range to seventeen different colours,…

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    Renovation of floors with no downtime

    This year at the 2013 Domotex in Hannover, Arboritec introduced Europe to UVElite, the most durable site-cured UV waterborne finish on market.  The demonstration was met with enthusiasm across the board, and Arboritec couldn’t be more proud. UVElite is the result of 5 years of extensive research, development, testing and passion. This is the next evolution in the flooring industry, building upon Arboritec’s core science:  Accelerated NanoTechnology™ fortified with Ceramic Silica for exceptional durability. Arboritec…

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  • Raw beauty from Osmo…

    Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes experts, has introduced Polyx Oil Tints Raw, a lightly tinted finish that provides an original, untreated appearance for wooden floors. Desired by many homeowners, this finish not only creates a sought-after look, but also protects the wood’s surface. Based on the original Polyx-Oil product, it retains the natural beauty and character of the wood in a perfect way. Easy to use and apply, Polyx-Oil Tints Raw is the…

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  • Ciranova flooring finishes

    Ciranova Apple Promotion 2013

    Ciranova Finishes are pleased to be bringing a new depth of high quality wood finishes to the UK flooring market for 2013. As an introductory offer, Ciranova are giving away a great selection of Apple i-products with qualifying purchases until the end of March 2013.The latest technology in wood preparations, treatments and finishes compliments the latest technology in hand held devices available today. Ciranova utilise the latest wood coatings technology to develop products which allow…

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  • Miracle Oil

    Arboritec Floor Oil Miracle

    Arboritec Floor Oil Miracle   If  your looking for quick drying times; 15-30 minutes between coats and dry in 12 hours and massive coverage; 30-50m2 per litre look no further then Arboritec Floor Oil Miracle is a 2-component based on urethane oil for finishing wood and parquet floors! Which comes in 6 colours inc – white and grey. You can also put our 2 component, waterbased, 100% PU lacquer on top for a commercial grade finish. Right from…

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  • Osmo RIBA Bench

    Osmo UK’s Country Colour finish – Architecture competition

    OSMO ADDS COLOUR TO LONDON’S PLEASURE GARDENS Osmo UK’s Country Colour finish has been used to create an eye-catching, multi coloured public bench that has been designed and installed at London’s Pleasure Gardens as part of an architecture competition. Pews & Perches is a competition that was arranged by RIBA for architecture students, graduates and emerging practices to design a bespoke public bench for London’s Pleasure Gardens – a new unique and high profile entertainment…

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  • Tim Denholm

    Ciranova dealer in the UK: Ciranova finishes Ltd

    Since arriving in the UK from South Africa in 2001, Tim Denholm has worked in and around the wood coatings and wood flooring industry and has worked in the UK and Europe for a number of manufacturers across various aspects of wood flooring related products and manufacture. Tim has now Teamed up with Ciranova in Belgium and decided to utilise his entrepreneurial and varied comprehensive experience to start Ciranova Finishes Ltd in the UK. Together…

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