Underfloor Heating News

  • Screeds News
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    Mapei Ultraplan Eco 3210

    Mapei’s best-selling Ultraplan Eco 3210 is now available in 20kg packaging, rather than the original 23kg weight. Ultraplan Eco 3210 is an ultra-fast hardening, self-levelling and smoothing compound for levelling differences in substrate thickness and can be applied in 3-10mm per coat. The very low VOC content of Ultraplan Eco 3210 means that it is excellent for use on eco and sustainable projects, for the interior levelling of new or existing substrates. Part of Mapei’s…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Floorwise cranks up heat with enhanced F555 Flooring Adhesive

    F555 is the latest all-purpose flooring adhesive to join the renowned floorwise adhesive stable, suitable for the permanent bonding of carpets and vinyls. This water-based acrylic adhesive offers exceptional initial grab, and is sure to provide a durable bond on the installer’s first attempt. floorwise F555 is also capable of withstanding significant fluctuations in room temperature, from -30°C to +70°C, while easy to apply, non-staining and containing no organic solvents. “For years floorwise has been…

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  • Featured Partner
    Timbertherm

    Interwall Flooring signs exclusive UK rights for Timbertherm innovation

    Interwall Flooring has announced that it has completed the integration of Timbertherm Flooring Ltd and has the exclusive rights to import and distribute Timbertherm wood flooring.  This new innovation provides a world-first alternative to dual wood floor and underfloor heating specifications.  Its integral ‘smart-heat design’ provides style, health, installation and cost benefits – and is suitable for new builds, renovations and retrofits.  The full range of 20 finishes will be available exclusively from Interwall Flooring,…

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  • Win big with Floorwise Pro-Screed Gold

    To celebrate the launch of the new Pro-Screed Gold versatile leveller from floorwise; fitters, contractors and end-users alike have the chance to win big with a fantastic double promotion. Simple to enter, the twin incentive is open to anyone keen to explore the high-level performance, versatility and value for money of the new Pro-Screed Gold two-part levelling and smoothing compound from floorwise. The first rewards anyone who purchases the bag and bottle levelling and smoothing…

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  • BGNFS 2017: Heritage flooring brands refreshed for consumer tastes

    Interfloor will showcase new contemporary looks for its market-leading heritage brands Tredaire and Duralay at this year’s BGNFS at Cranmore Park, as well as the latest additions to its sales and marketing support package for retailers. Top-selling Tredaire, which has been on the market for over 50 years, and Duralay, the contractors’ brand of choice for more technical applications in the home such as under wood flooring and with underfloor heating, have undergone a brand…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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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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  • Adhesives News
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    Havwoods Accessories on the case at The Shard

    Case Study – The Shard The 87 storeys of The Shard tower over 300 metres above the city of London, creating an iconic addition to the famous skyline. Marldon provided a sub-floor solution that allowed for flexible movement of the wooden floor in response to heating and air conditioning. The Problem One of the most striking features of The Shard is its walls of windows stretching toward the sky with enough glass to cover eight…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Flowcrete UK Launches Comfort Resins Range

    Flowcrete UK has launched a new comfort flooring range to provide the developers and designers of commercial and public facilities with finishes that will deliver the necessary practical, aesthetic and budgetary criteria. The Comfort Resins collection includes the systems Peran Comfort and Peran CHD as well as Flowshield Comfort and Flowshield CHD. These self-smoothing and flexible polyurethane coatings are all able to create a durable, seamless and easy to clean surface that will withstand intensive…

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  • Featured Partner
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    IFT lends expertise to craft brewer in Dundee

    IFT was approached by 71 Brewing to give advice and proposals for the flooring element on the conversion of an existing industrial warehouse in Dundee city centre into a new brewing facility. IFT is a leading specialist integrated flooring provider offering a variety of services including floor screeds and levelling, resin flooring, food safe flooring, car park decking systems, raised access flooring, underfloor heating and hygienic wall cladding. 71 Brewing, launched last year by Duncan…

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  • Screeds News
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    Floorwise Pro-Screed Sets the Gold Standard

    A champion of high-level performance, versatility and value for money, Pro-Screed Gold is the latest two-part levelling and smoothing compound from floorwise, the screed and adhesive experts. High quality powder and latex liquid combine to make Pro-Screed Gold the go-to bag and bottle levelling and smoothing choice, this product’s far-reaching credentials making it the ideal companion to installers who demand nothing but the best. With Pro-Screed Gold there is no need to prime, meaning installers…

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  • Adhesives News
    BAL Adhesives

    BAL products specified for luxury Brimstone Spa complex in Cumbria

    BAL have provided a full system solution of adhesives, grouts and ancillary products for a luxury spa complex in the heart of the Lake District. Featuring stunning tiling throughout in a demanding environment, including electric and water-fed underfloor heating systems, the new Brimstone Spa complex at the Langdale Estate Hotel in Cumbria oozes elegance and sophistication. The 990m2 development includes 10 treatment rooms, seven thermal experiences including a Himalayan salt steam grotto, an outdoor sauna,…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    New ‘rustic vintage’ Götaland joins Kährs wood flooring range

    Kährs has introduced its Götaland Collection – a new range of five oak wood floors. In colours spanning floury white to chocolate brown, the new three-strip collection combines lively oak with a vintage finish. It takes inspiration from Kährs’ Småland Collection, which includes complementary designs in a one-strip format. Named after the Götaland region – domain of the ancient Götarna tribe – the new collection captures the spirit of Southern Sweden. The individual names of…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Insight into Ball and Young Ltd

    History Founded in 1983 by Martin Ball and Jim Young sited at Corby Enterprise Zone after the failure of the Steelworks and was quickly accepted as Top Quality Carpet Underlay Products and Reliable Service. In 1989 Ball and Young was purchased by British Vita – A worldwide foam and fibre giant. 1995 was the year CLOUD 9 was developed and unveiled at the NEC, Birmingham where it won Best New Product in the Market Place.…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Heritage brands are the cornerstones of Interfloor’s one-stop-shop – Furniture Show 2017

    Europe’s largest manufacturer of underlay and flooring accessories Interfloor will be showcasing its market-leading heritage brands including Tredaire and Duralay at the January Furniture Show 2017. “Providing better looking and better performing flooring products that genuinely help our customers to profitably grow their business is our priority, and we’re looking forward to showing visitors to this great event how we can support them in 2017,” said Interfloor CEO John Cooper. Top-selling Tredaire, which has been…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Kährs and Nu-Heat partner to offer best practice advice

    Kährs has teamed up with underfloor heating expert, Nu-Heat to demonstrate the compatibility of the two products and offer best practice advice.  The initiative includes a working showcase at Kährs Design Studio in Clerkenwell, which features a dual installation throughout.  Kährs designs also feature on Nu-Heat exhibition stands and portable interactive displays, to help in the practical education of homeowners and reinforce the partnership. “At Nu-Heat, we’re often asked about the compatibility of wood flooring…

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  • Featured Partner
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    New Tremco SX500 cuts the hassle with fast drying times

    As a flooring contractor regularly working for Bristol City Council, Fantasy Flooring is often involved in the refurbishment of social housing in occupied blocks of flats. Laying new flooring is always naturally troublesome in communal areas because of the need to balance continuity of access with the extended drying times of the products used. All this changed when the team at Fantasy Flooring was introduced to TREMCO’s SX500 rapid drying smoothing compound. Fantasy Flooring has…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Kährs Design Studio opens in Clerkenwell

    Kährs has opened its new Design Studio in Clerkenwell, London’s architectural and interior design district. Located on Albemarle Way – with a roof terrace overlooking The Priory Church of the Order of St John – the Design Studio will provide a central hub for Kährs award-winning wood flooring range. It will also showcase décor styles, furnishings and heating technology from brand partners – Earthborn, BoConcept and Nu-Heat – with Kährs’ resident interior design team on-hand…

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  • Adhesives News
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    The Floorwise Big Bonanza Promotion Returns

    Following its success in 2016, floorwise and its network of members have returned with a new and improved Big Bonanza promotion for this Autumn. Last year, customers were given the chance to earn free M&S vouchers for purchasing floorwise products, yet this time, each floorwise member has evolved the successful model, developing a rewards package specifically designed with their customers in mind. From wine, beer and gift vouchers, to coffee machines and games consoles, the…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    How One Man’s Cold Feet Sparked a Global Search

    Working from home and dreading the winter months. he didn’t want the central heating on as he was working from just one room. So he’d wear jumpers and fleeces to keep warm. But within a few minutes of sitting down his feet would be cold and the warmth would slowly drain from him. It’s hard to concentrate with cold feet. So he searched for a solution. All the portable heaters on the market seemed to…

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  • Featured Partner
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    What’s on the Weber training agenda at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy

    At the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Weber’s training programmes embrace all categories in the company’s diverse product range. This includes External Wall Insulation (EWI), monocouche through-coloured renders, tile fixing, technical mortars and flooring systems. Courses can be designed to meet product-specific requirements, or to suit different levels of experience and skills. Many one-day courses follow pre-determined content and are available on scheduled dates throughout the year.  “We understand how important training is for the…

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  • Underlay News
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    Floorwise unveils “How to” video series

    Recognising the importance of video in the promotion of brand and product, floorwise introduces its first series of installation videos, as it explains how to install carpet in a range of real world scenarios. Calling upon the expertise of independent flooring fitter, Justin Burns, of Battle, East Sussex, each of the three videos are designed to demonstrate the versatility and diversity of the floorwise product portfolio, while educating interested parties on how they can be…

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  • Featured Partner
    Kahrs-Domani wood flooring

    Discreet Domani joins Kährs wood flooring collection

    Kährs has introduced its new Domani Collection of wood floors. The new collection includes seven designs, with a discreet contemporary-rustic grain and a hard wax oil finish. The new oak and maple floors are offered in a spectrum of natural colour tones, including chic white and grey tones, naturals and rich dark browns.  Each of the seven Domani floors has a very individual look, spanning pearlescent ‘Chiaro’ to deep, dark ‘Scurro’.  The rustic one-strip designs,…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    A sound choice in underlay with Floorwise Acoustica

    Used under wood and laminate flooring, the Acoustica underlay collection from floorwise helps to combat noise, one of the biggest flooring-related concerns facing specifiers and homeowners today. Using a dense rubber construction, Acoustica not only helps to combat the sound of footfall (impact noise) but also airborne sound, helping to make homes and commercial spaces quieter and more comfortable. Available in Silver (2mm) and Gold (3mm) and new Acoustica Gold Supreme (3.5mm) specifications, the underlays…

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  • Featured Partner
    Interfloor-Tredaire Underlay

    Interfloor revealing fresh new looks at the flooring show

    Visitors to this year’s Flooring Show in Harrogate will be able to see Interfloor’s best in class underlays sporting clean new looks and upgraded technical specifications, plus some new additions to the portfolio designed to support retailers by providing an exceptional “one-stop-shop” supplying everything needed for the installation of floor coverings from one professional supplier. Interfloor has refreshed its heritage underlay brand Duralay® to position it as the contractors’ brand of choice and for more technical applications in…

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  • Featured Partner
    AIRPOP-INSULATED-FLOORS

    Airpot insulated floors in new homes promise comfort and reduced heating bills

    To solve the nation’s housing shortage, more than 250,000 new homes are desperately needed across the UK every year for many years to come. And with cavity wall and roof insulation the accepted norm in new build properties, the emphasis now is on making cold, non-insulated flooring a thing of the past in new houses and apartments. One fast, reliable floor insulation solution is demonstrated in a new video highlighting the advantages of airpop® to…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Fermacell flags up its flooring credentials

    A new brochure on its range of flooring systems has been published by Fermacell Leading building boards manufacturer Fermacell has launched a comprehensive guide to planning and installing its dry flooring systems. The 64-page A4 manual details how Fermacell’s dry flooring systems are a practical and cost-effective alternative to conventional wet screed to concrete floors and how their excellent thermal conductivity makes them a very efficient overlay to underfloor heating systems. In addition, an optional wood fibre…

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  • Adhesives News
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    UltraTile helps Bella Italia create bold new Mediterranean design

    Bellas nationwide are getting a fun and fab new makeover!  Creating this colourful, quirky new Italian style dining experience is commercial wall and floor tiling contractors, The Great Northern Tiling Company (GNTC), using UltraTile adhesives. A TTA member and esteemed UltraTile partner, GNTC secured the commercial contract for the Beckton restaurant’s makeover.  The prestigious contract included kitchen, front of house, toilet and bar areas, all of which had their own distinctive type of tile from…

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  • Featured Partner
    Khars Wood

    New Kährs Chevron – chic, classic looks with a modern twist

    Kährs has introduced Chevron – a new collection of patterned wood floors.  Offered in four on-trend colour tones, new Chevron creates a classical parquet-look with speed and ease.   Matching frameboards can then be used around the edge of a room, to create a border for the stunning design. Unlike traditional parquet staves which are glued down piece-by-piece, Kährs’ Chevron has a modern, plank format – measuring 1848x300x15mm – which is fast to install.  The angled…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Atkinson & Kirby Launches New Parquet Flooring

    Flooring Specialist, Atkinson & Kirby has launched it’s new Renaissance Collection of classic parquet flooring with a modern twist, featuring a variety of popular colours and finishes. The new range is inspired by current trends with ten contemporary colours, in three different finishes, including, oiled, brushed and lacquered, designed specifically to combine durability and functionality to suit a wide range of tastes and applications. Neil Smith, Group Flooring Director for Atkinson & Kirby, said: “The…

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  • Featured Partner
    Instarmac-Wembly

    UltraFloor Level IT Bond scores at Wembley Stadium

    UltraFloor’s Level IT Bond the rapid drying, all purpose smoothing underlayment has been used to refurbish a prestigious hospitality suite at Wembley Stadium. The project was secured by longstanding UltraFloor customer, Mighty Flooring who carried out the work in the suite over a three day period.  Level IT Bond was applied onto a concrete substrate and overlaid with a wooden vinyl to create a elegant finish perfect for entertaining private guests during matches. Level IT…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Stockport community benefits from new UltraFloor installation

    UltraFloor’s Level IT Super30 rapid setting and drying smoothing underlayment has been used on a church extension in Romiley, Stockport. The contractor was G J Flooring Specialists Ltd. who carried out the work at St. Christopher’s Church on Barrack Hill.  A three day window was available for the work to be completed, two days of which were required for the fitting of the engineered oak flooring, leaving only the one for all the subfloor preparation.…

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  • The Energy Efficiency of Underfloor Heating

    With the autumnal months upon us and winter only round the corner, we all begin to start gradually upping the frequency of our heating. When it comes to heating, an increasingly popular trend is the installation of underfloor heating systems, but is it just a fad or is underfloor heating a genuinely efficient mode of heating one’s building? Radiant Heat vs Convection To fully understand that we will need to analyse what is different about…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Kährs launches dynamic Småland Collection

    Kährs has introduced a new collection of ten rustic oak wood floors. Part of Kährs Supreme Range, the Småland Collection features a dynamic timber surface with a unique composition of knots, graining and cracks. Its very rustic, undulating appearance is complemented with a range of surfaces treatments, which create a multi-faceted surface. Kährs Småland Collection is suitable for contract and residential environments – and features a multi-layered construction, which can be installed over underfloor heating. All floors within the new…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Interfloor drives growth through underlay applications

    Interfloor’s continued focus on six key underlay applications is helping drive their growth. Steve Woodhead, Interfloor’s marketing director explains, “There is growing demand in six key applications. The primary ones have always been Comfort and Durability, but we have also defined Underfloor Heating, Heat Insulation, Sound Insulation and Hard Flooring as being of significant interest. These applications are shaping both consumer and contract demand. Indeed the domestic market has become more sophisticated in the last…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Interfloor launch Tredaire Flamecheck – IMO flame retardant underlay

    Interfloor have launched Tredaire Flamecheck, the brand’s first IMO certified flame retardant PU underlay. The 6.5mm thick, 145kg/m3, underlay passes the stringent standards of the International Maritime Organisation and is recommended for maritime vessels and offshore installations. Flamecheck is classified as a Heavy Contract (BS5808:1991) grade underlay and, critically, passes the most rigorous flammability, smoke and toxicity tests. It is ideal for double stick installations and offers a high level of comfort and durability. Steve…

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  • Featured Partner
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    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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  • Adhesives News

    Fast-fixing floorwise stays top of the floor adhesive game

    An established member of the versatile floorwise stable, the popularity of F592C Contact Spray Floor Adhesive goes from strength to strength as its much sought after credentials ensure it is the go-to option for flooring installers across the land. Now available in 17kg canisters, F592C is the only adhesive solution installers should need for larger scale applications. Simultaneously saving time, money and effort, the 17kg option contains adhesive to cover up to 150 square metres…

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  • Featured Partner
    T&R adds Tilemaster rapid floor leveller

    T&R extends preparatory range with ‘fast-track’ Tilemaster systems

    T&R adds new Tilemaster Rapid Level 30 to range T&R’s floor preparation range includes a comprehensive collection of screeds from leading brands including Ardex, F. Ball, Laybond, Tilemaster, Tremco, Ultra Floor and Uzin. Preparatory products span from primers to screeds – and two new fast-track Tilemaster systems join the range this spring. All products are available from extensive stock, for standard two-day delivery or next day by request. New Tilemaster Rapid Level 30 is an…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Bostik launch flexible self-levelling compound

    Global adhesives specialist Bostik has launched Screedmaster Flex – a flexible and rapid setting self-levelling compound that is specifically designed to save flooring contractors valuable time and money.  Ideal for smoothing and levelling wooden floorboards, flooring grade plywood, P5 chipboard and mastic asphalt screeds, Screedmaster Flex can be laid over most common substrates and is also suitable for use with underfloor heating installations (provided a maximum surface temperature of 27oC is not exceeded) and under…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    The One Room Heating Revolution – How Pensioners Can Follow Government Advice and Save Money

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

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  • Adhesives News
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    The River Gardens at Greenwich Wharf – tiled with BAL

    An exclusive riverside development in London, by Durkan, has been completed with the use of BAL adhesives throughout. The River Gardens at Royal Greenwich commands spectacular views over London and the Thames, with a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer. The latest completed phase comprises 131 luxury apartments, all of which were tiled by WRS Contracts, the award-winning Essex-based tiling contractor. It fixed 600 x 300 multi finish full-body porcelain tiles on…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Fixers applaud BAL Rapid-Mat cost savings

    Tilers nationwide are leaving feedback on new BAL Rapid-Mat at www.see-it-for-yourself.com and are unanimous in their praise for the tiling market leader’s latest innovation. They are singling out the ease and speed of use, but are especially pleased with the amount of adhesive saved when using BAL Rapid-Mat. Shaun Hayes was specific: “We used seven fewer bags of adhesive on 40 m2, compared with using a cavity mat. BAL Rapid-Mat is light in handling and easy to…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Sika Floorcoverings April

    Sika sets new trends in decorative flooring

    Sika is helping UK architects and interior designers to achieve greater design freedom with the introduction of its seamless Decorative and Comfort Floor ranges. The result of 40 years’ flooring expertise, Sika’s high performance epoxy and polyurethane resin flooring systems push the boundaries in liquid applied vinyl to new levels, offering a sustainable, cost effective and seamless solution with thousands of design possibilities. From bold single colours to granite, decorative quartz, decorative flake and marble…

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  • New Carbon System Receives Warm Response From Industry Critics

    A Nottingham based underfloor heating company, is today launching an innovative new range of products that challenge the traditional under floor heating systems. The Varme Heat Pack and Carbon System, brought to you by Floor Heating Systems Ltd, avoids the mess and setting time associated with traditional tile adhesives and levelling compounds. Andrew Dye, Sales Director at Floor Heating Systems Ltd, said: “The launch of The Varme Heat Pack and Carbon System is a milestone…

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  • Featured Partner
    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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  • Adhesives News
    Bal Rapid Mat

    Innovative BAL Rapid-Mat cuts project costs, saves time

    Contractors and tilers will reduce project costs and duration significantly with new BAL Rapid-Mat, which can be seen at www.see-it-for-yourself.com. The innovative uncoupling solution from the market leader requires around 20% less adhesive than cavity uncoupling mats, which need almost ‘an extra layer of adhesive’ to fill the surface cavities or dimples. The saving amounts to using 1.5 kg less adhesive per square metre, a major saving of 45 kg adhesive per 30 metre roll. As well…

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    NEW: BAL Quickset Cement

    BAL’s programme of constant improvement has continued with the introduction of its new BAL Quickset Cement. The popular product has been completely re-engineered, with fixers and contractors nationwide trialling and providing feedback to the development team. Fixers appreciate the new BAL Quickset Cement formulation for its versatility and on-site performance. It is suitable for all key applications, including use with underfloor heating, with resilient and wooden floor finishes and in such total immersion areas as…

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  • Featured Partner
    uk flooring jan 2014

    Appearance and value make Home Choice a firm favourite

    As illustrated by the European Vanilla Oak Engineered wood flooring, the Home Choice range from UK Flooring Direct gives an exclusive appearance to modern homes as well as offering exceptional value at an affordable price point, reflected in its popularity and high sales. Showcasing a very natural and matt appearance, European Vanilla Oak boards show a delightful range of light tones ranging from cream through to dusky browns, as well as characteristic knots and whirls…

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  • RugBuddy solves the cold feet problem

    The problem with conventional central heating is that the heat source is usually on the wall, often some distance from where you spend your time in the room, and likely to cause convection currents. Which means cold draughts at floor level and the warmest air near the ceiling. Underfloor heating is the perfect solution and, of course, has been around since Roman times. The comfort of gentle radiant heat coming up from the floor gives…

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  • Adhesives News
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    New adhesives designed for working with wood flooring

    As part of the new range of Laybond adhesives, Bostik offers two products specifically designed for working with wood flooring. Bostik Laybond Wood Bond is a heavy duty rigid adhesive for surface bonding wood flooring. It is a filled solution of synthetic polymer resins in a blend of solvents which is formulated to a trowelling consistency. It is suitable for bonding all types of parquet flooring, woodblock and woodstrip. Bostik Laybond Wood MS Bond is…

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  • Adhesives News
    Win a Van with BAL

    Win a van with BAL Max-Flex Fibre

    Professional tilers using BAL Max-Flex Fibre can win a brand new van in a free draw open to users of BAL’s newest products. These are the first in a family of adhesives to be based on pioneering Fibre Strand Technology — FST – unlike anything seen before. Tilers need only to register at www.tilers-demand.com, then log their purchases online, with each purchase earning a free entry. In addition to the grand prize of a new…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Kahrs reflects contemporary woodland trend

    Kährs new Harmony Collection reflects the key trend for rustic natural surfaces with subtle design features. The cost effective range includes fourteen designs, each crafted in Sweden from sustainable European oak and ash. Hand-brushing removes pulpy softwood to expose natural graining and annual rings, which reinforce the natural look. Some designs are bevelled and smoked to add further distinction – and each floor benefits from a durable, easy-care matt lacquer or oil prefinish. All floors…

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  • It’s all in a days work with Schluter

    Cutting installation time by up to 70%, boasting an extremely low assembly height (5.5mm) and providing one unique underfloor heating system all available from a market leading innovative manufacturer – Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E has arrived! Schlüter-Systems has developed a unique electrical underfloor heating system that eradicates sticky situations, measuring mistakes and self levelling and primer layers. Leaving other conventional systems out in the cold, Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E is the perfect all-in-one integrated solution for use under tiles and natural…

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    Interfloor launches new sales tools

    Interfloor have recently launched three new sales tools to help retailers sell more branded underlays and flooring accessories. These are the online Underlay Selector, the Underlay Selection Guide and the sixth issue of their popular Flooring Accessories catalogue. The Underlay Selector, featured on Interfloor’s web site showcases dozens of the top selling Tredaire and Duralay branded underlays. As Steve Woodhead, Interfloor’s marketing director explains, “We have seen sustained demand in 6 key underlay segments. We…

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  • Adhesives News
    Sika new tile adhesives

    Sika has the complete tile adhesive range

    Providing a comprehensive range of tile adhesives that are suitable for jobs big and small, Sika can provide the tradesman with a whole host of products that will help achieve a professional finish. For a fast setting, water resistant tile adhesive that is suitable for both internal and external locations, Sika Ceram Rapid Set is ideal. Offering a thick or thin bed fixing, it is suitable for use in bathrooms, kitchens and domestic shower areas.…

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  • Adhesives News
    Sika flooring adhesives

    SIKA GETS STUCK IN!

    Sika has developed a range of entirely new soft flooring adhesives designed to work with a range of carpet, lino and vinyl flooring products. The new range comprises SikaBond Carpet-1, SikaBond Carpet-Uni, SikaBond Lino-1, SikaBond Vinyl-1 and SikaBond Floor-Uni products, all of which have been eveloped for use in a variety of applications and offer a solvent free one part adhesive solution. As the name suggests, SikaBond Carpet-1 and SikaBond Carpet-Uni products are designed for…

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  • FN Floor Profile App

    New “FN Selection Wizard for Floor Profiles App” now available as a free download Finally the new FN App has arrived and can be downloaded free of charge from the international App Store. You’ve laid your new parquet floor at the correct distance from the adjacent floor tiles; now all that remains is for the expansion gap to be covered. The FN Floor Profile Wizard will help you decide on the right profile to cover…

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  • Adhesives News
    Bostik L19

    Rely on Bostik for Wooden Flooring Adhesive

    Choosing the right flooring adhesive when installing specialist floor finishes is crucial – if the floor fails then there is not only the cost of returning to site to rectify the problem, but also a potential high cost in replacing the finish itself. This is the case with wooden flooring, and Bostik offers a range of adhesives specifically designed for use with this type of project. Laybond L19 Wood Bond is a leading choice with…

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    Bostik Screedmaster

    Time is money

    The phrase “time is money” will ring true for many flooring contractors, with increasing pressure to complete work to a high standard as quickly as possible. Designed specifically for just such jobs, the combination of Bostik’s Screedmaster Rapid DPM and Screedmaster Speed smoothing compound allows contractors to prepare a subfloor ready for floor finishings in a matter of hours. Bostik Screedmaster Rapid DPM is a single part surface membrane for cementitious subfloors, suitable for use…

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  • Flooring News
    Schlüter BEKOTEC-THERM

    Recommendation from top architect for Schlüter Bekotec-Therm

    A self-build project on a unique family home has seen the installation of the state-of-the-art underfloor heating system, Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM, after being recommended by architect firm MPC Partnership. Close to Crackley Wood and overlooking Green Belt, the unique property of Crackley Hill Grange near Kenilworth has seen a major redevelopment with an extension to the ground floor. As part of the revamp of this property, design specifications required the very best eco-friendly energy saving heating system.…

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  • Flooring News
    Schlüter-Systems’ Innovation Workshops

    Tweeting tilers travel far and wide for workshops

    Based in Coalville, Schlüter-Systems’ Innovation Workshops have proved so popular that one group of tilers arranged their very own roadtrip via Twitter, with some travelling from as far as Orkney to complete all four workshops in just two days. Arranging their trip via #Tilersontour on the popular social networking site, the group of tilers were brought together through recommendations from others who had already taken advantage of the Schlüter workshops. Organiser Stewart Nisbet from SPM…

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    Katharine Egerton

    A system of success – Bostik

    A system of success The modern flooring contractor is able to choose from a wide range of different products for all elements of their job, and this is certainly true for floor preparation. So with getting the job done to a high standard in the most efficient timescale possible the priority, how do you choose which products will reliably deliver the goods? The best way to do this is to select a system of products…

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  • Underfloor Heating News
    Kährs brings rustic vintage feel to urban office complex

    Kährs brings rustic vintage feel to urban office complex

    Kährs Oak Maggiore wood floor has been specified, by Mittelman Associates, for a South London office complex, in which its own practice is based. Part of Kährs Da Dapo Collection, the new one-strip floor has a distinct authentically-aged finish, chosen to bring a warm, rustic feel to the spacious interior. The ground floor installation totalled 130m², incorporating a cafe and break-out/meeting zone; all flooring was installed by Evergreen Building Ltd, for Workspace. With features including…

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  • Breaking Flooring News
    BAL riba

    BAL – CPD Seminars have RIBA approval

    BAL is offering architects a comprehensive family of seminars, all approved by RIBA as contributing to their annual Continual Professional Development (CPD) study requirement. Each 45-minute seminar gives detailed coverage of a particular aspect of tiling. All can be booked at www.bal-adhesives.com/specifiers/cpdSeminars. The seminars all use real projects for illustration of challenges and solutions. There is a detailed consideration of sustainability and environmental factors in each seminar, alongside thorough coverage of all relevant British and…

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  • Underfloor Heating News
    underfloor heating by Gaia

    Gaia raises the temperature at Ipswich fire station

    Gaia Climate solutions has supplied a complete underfloor heating (UFH) system to Suffolk Fire Service’s new Ipswich fire station. Featuring six bays for emergency vehicles, plus community rooms for training the public in fire safety, the new facility is now the largest fire station in Suffolk. It is also the last of 11 new fire stations to be built under a £18 million private finance initiative (PFI) scheme. Gaia supplied and installed the 898 sq…

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  • Flooring News
    Bostik Launches Screedmaster Speed

    Bostik Launches Screedmaster Speed – the 30 Minute Smoothing Compound

    Bostik UK, a leading provider of professional flooring products, has announced the launch of Screedmaster Speed – a self-levelling smoothing compound that sets in as little as thirty minutes. Specifically designed for projects where tight deadlines must be met without compromising on quality, the high strength formulation of Bostik Screedmaster Speed allows subfloors to be prepared for covering as quickly as possible. Stewart Lacey, National Sales Manager for Bostik, said: “We recognise that a big…

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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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  • Underfloor Heating News
    Oak flooring Collection

    Indigenous introduces its Oak Flooring Collection

    Indigenous has introduced the Oak Flooring Collection to its natural flooring range. The Collection includes Classic, Old Floor, Pavilion and Rustic floors, which each include a variety of designs and finishes. All floors are crafted from sustainable European Oak and benefit from an engineered construction; this provides stability and makes the floors ideal for installation with underfloor heating. The Classic Oak Collection is characterised by vibrant grains and rich colours. Boards are available unfinished or…

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  • Flooring News
    Kahrs wood flooring

    Kährs wood floor complements eclectic interior at St Nicholas’ Church

    Kährs Oak Hampshire wood flooring has been installed at St Nicholas’ Church in the centre of Nottingham.  The stunning 272m² installation forms part of an extensive refurbishment project, designed by Mark Stewart, which included re-ordering of the entire church interior.    Kährs one-strip wood flooring was installed over under-floor heating throughout the church and first floor balcony, by Capital Floors.  All flooring was specified and supplied by Reflex Sports. An Anglican church in the Diocese of…

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  • Wood Floors are no problem for Sika

    Combining the best properties of classic sealant and adhesive technologies, Sika has delivered its ‘intelligent curing’ system to wood floor bonding with the introduction of SikaBond-52 Wood Floor and SikaBond-54 Wood Floor products. With SikaBond-54 replacing SikaBond-T54 and T54 FC for full surface bonding of solid and engineered wood and SikaBond-52 replacing SikaBond-52 and 52FC for the liquid batten technique, both adhesives are solvent free and completely odourless. Both come in a one-part, ready to…

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  • Keep warm with Thermaflow from Floorwise – carpet underlay

    Floorwise’s Thermaflow Impact carpet underlay has been specially engineered to work with underfloor heating systems to ensure maximum energy efficiency and to provide warmth, comfort and performance that lasts for years. Rubber sponge Thermaflow Impact, 6.65mm thick, helps to deliver a low-tog rating even when combined with carpet to enable maximum heat flow. The ideal match for underfloor heating, it will not produce odours or degrade when exposed to high temperatures over prolonged periods of…

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  • Flooring News
    Tiling Installation

    Edinburgh tiler named as leading professional – ‘Tiler of the Month’

    Edinburgh tiler named as leading professional Martin Tyrie, of Edinburgh-based MPT Tiling Services, has won the national ‘Tiler of the Month’ accolade from TilerWorld, the leading free web site for tilers and their customers. He was chosen for his tiling quality and high standards of customer service, shown by reviews posted on TilerWorldalongside customer ratings. He carries out all types of domestic and commercial tiling throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, including natural stone, mosaics and…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Floor install picture

    Fermacell’s underfloor heating overlay system provides superior results

    Underfloor heating is becoming an increasingly popular feature, with systems being installed in more than 85 per cent of self-build projects. There are a number of reasons why demand for underfloor heating is on the rise, especially in the self-build and conservatory markets, which include the ability to allow an even distribution of heat while providing increased comfort levels. Individual room control also enables the temperature to be individually adjusted in each room. In comparison,…

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  • Code of Practice for the design and installation of internal flooring

    A new, updated Code of Practice for the design and installation of internal flooring has just been published by Stone Federation Great Britain. It is based on the key parts of a number of different British Standards that have a relevance to natural stone flooring and it incorporates the latest European standards. The Code sets out the principal factors involved when deciding to use natural stone flooring including stone selection, design, laying and protection and…

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  • Adhesives News
    EBC head office complete with tiled floors, walls, stairs and skirtings.

    “No need to apply the brakes” thanks to Ultra Tile & Ultra Floor

    Manufacturer’s of the world’s largest range of brakes, Northamptonshire based EBC Brakes have recently opened their new head office complete with tiled floors, walls, stairs and skirtings. Ceramica Fix Ltd. secured the contract from Warwick Burt Construction and in total 400 square metres were tiled. Existing subfloors were prepared using Ultra Floor Level IT one HDB and Ultra Tile Prime IT FP. Porcelain tiles were then laid to a brick bond pattern using Ultra Tile…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Knauf Drywall

    Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed raises acoustic and thermal performance

    Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed raises acoustic and thermal performance Easy and quick to install, Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed is a superb substrate for perfect floors in new build and refurbishment projects that not only cuts construction times but also boosts both thermal and acoustic performance – and scores points on the sustainability front too. Developed by Knauf Drywall – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems – Brio is an…

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    Floorwise Adhesives

    Installers choose first-class adhesives from Floorwise

    Retailers from across the country are encouraged to look towards the leading range of adhesives from Floorwise to ensure that their installers work smarter, faster and more cost-effectively. As Richard Bailey, managing director, explains, “sales of Floorwise adhesives grow year-on-year as they deliver consistent and reliable results from a range of excellent value and highly versatile products. Our adhesives are an ideal choice for retailers who want total confidence that their installers will get the…

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  • Training News
    Building Adhesives Limited

    BAL new training course marks 20 years of tiling training

    Building Adhesives Limited has marked its 20th anniversary of training professional tilers with the launch of a new course on tiling with natural stone. The one-day masterclass is aimed at experienced fixers needing more specialised knowledge and skills, or a refresher course, in this increasingly popular area. BAL training has benefited several thousand tilers, at all levels, since the first course was delivered at Stoke on Trent in 1992. The course, like all BAL training,…

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  • Flooring News
    Speedheat solution for historic castle

    Speedheat solution for historic castle

    How do you solve the problem of restrictions on floor height in an historic, listed building when underfloor heating has been specified as part of a £5.5 million restoration project? The answer at Durlston Castle was to install electrical underfloor heating from Speedheat in two cloakrooms and the Belvedere viewing room where visitors can take in spectacular views of Dorset’s Jurassic coast. The restoration of the extraordinary Grade 2 listed Victorian castle, now the Gateway…

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