Underlay News

  • Underlay News
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    Make a Real Difference with Floorwise

    The Feel the Difference underlay collection has been warmly received by fitters and retailers alike, who appreciate the luxury, performance and longevity on offer from this new launch by floorwise. Featuring three constructions, the collection is designed to provide homeowners with a choice of premium-quality Ultra Heavy Density Plus underlays, each offering similar performance levels so that selection comes down to function or preference. The result offers a clear and easy to understand collection driven…

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  • Underlay News
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    Interfloor’s One-Stop-Shop for Flooring Accessories at Domotex 2018

    Europe’s largest manufacturer of flooring accessories, Interfloor is attending Domotex to showcase its British-manufactured underlays which cover a broad range of requirements and meet the demands of both the residential and contract markets. From airports to mosques and churches, hotels, casinos, new build housing, maritime vessels, cruise liners, universities and schools, theatres and cinemas, and stadium complexes; Interfloor has supplied underlay with outstanding commercial performance. Interfloor’s trusted brands include Tredaire, Duralay, Gripperrods and Stikatak. The underlay…

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  • Underlay News
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    Floorwise Performance PU Underlay – It’s Good to be Dense

    To give homeowners better recovery and long-term durability from their underlay choice, Floorwise has upgraded some of its most popular PU underlays with new and improved higher densities. The ever-popular Prima (8mm) and Lusso (10mm) have been improved with 18% more foam, upgraded from Medium Density to High Density. High-performance Lift (7mm) and Tread (9mm) are now even more durable thanks to another 18% uplift, going from Super High Density to Ultra High Density. The…

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  • Adhesives News
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    UltraFloor knows customer confidence is key when establishing a successful market leading brand.

    As a manufacturer it is important to offer peace of mind which comes from developing innovative products through rigorous testing. UltraFloor has been at the forefront of developing these innovative products for over 10 years with the aim to improve contractors’ performance on site. Level IT Super 30 is an example of how smoothing underlayments have improved efficiencies to flooring contractors. Super 30 was launched by UltraFloor and was the first ‘level and lay in…

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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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  • Estillon introduce Levelling and Installation in a Day

      Estillon is introducing its underlay range under one name, Floorfixx, including the following products: Floorfixx regular, Floorfixx smart, Floorfixx comfort and Floorfixx fini.   This Estillon underlay range offers you the solution if your customers have little time for installing a new floor! Instead of wet levelling, you can save time with the Floorfixx underlay.   We would like to tell you more about the Floorfixx dry levelling system and its advantages. Floorfixx is…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Marldon subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction

    Royal Arsenal Riverside is an exciting new development that will offer remarkable apartments with views overlooking the River Thames and towards Canary Wharf. Marldon’s bespoke subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction and dependable damp proofing within a tighter than anticipated budget. The Problem Great sub-floor preparation is the foundation for any perfect floor and one of the most important aspects of a project, especially when working with statement wooden floors. This project has bespoke…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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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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  • Featured Partner
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    Win with CLOUD 9

    This is your chance to show your true professional status, no installation is too big or too small! Perhaps it will be the new Children’s Cushion or Charleston. We shall put as many photographs of your installations in The Stocklists magazine as we can each month. An independent panel of judges will shortlist the very best and pick a winner. The £1,000 prize will be announced at The Flooring Show, Harrogate, in September. Entries close…

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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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    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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  • Wood Flooring News
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    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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  • Five star hotel fitted with Estillon Underlay

    On the site of the former Emma Children’s Hospital on Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam city centre, the international five-star Hyatt Regency Spinoza Hotel is being realised. Part of the nineteenth-century façades of the old hospital have been integrated into the design of the new building, which stands out through its use of glazed ceramic tiles and striking windows. Estillon prides itself on the delivery of the carpet underlay for this sustainable hotel, which has been constructed in complete…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Salesmark enhances operations with new trucks from Ryder

    Flooring supplier Salesmark has partnered with Ryder to help improve its transport operation. Seeking a reliable and cost-effective alternative, Salesmark signed a five-year contract hire deal with Ryder. The company now has three Iveco Daily 7.2 tonne box trucks on contract hire and one additional 7.5 tonne Daf LF on a rental agreement for added flexibility. New, fresh livery has also been applied to all four vehicles. Salesmark, based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, is a…

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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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  • Featured Partner
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    New Trailer Restraint System a Win-Win for Interfloor and XPO Logistics

    The team behind a new trailer restraint system – the first of its kind in the UK – has been recognised for its innovative invention which allows larger loose loads to be carried more safely. Flooring and accessories manufacturer Interfloor, based in Haslingden Lancashire, and its supply chain partner XPO Logistics have been working on a new restraint system suited to the loose loads or “ugly freight” its trailer fleet delivers to over 2000 UK…

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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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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Essential value with Floorwise Essentials Underlay

    Through new introductions Essentials 8 and Essentials 10, floorwise is extending its versatile product offering with Medium Density underlays that are produced right here in the UK for quality assurance. Credentials include excellent warmth and comfort, coupled with outstanding sound absorption, making Essentials suitable for use throughout the home. Choose Essentials 8 (8mm) for good performance at entry-level, or for even better comfort look to Essentials 10 (10mm) and its additional thickness, both options produced using…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Interfloor invests to handle peak demand

    British flooring accessory manufacturer Interfloor is all set for the peak trading period thanks to on-going investment in its warehouse and manufacturing capacity. The company, which has the market leading underlay brands Tredaire and Duralay, not to mention almost 1,000 accessories under the Gripperrods and Stikatak brands, is building on the success of 2015 with continuing improvement in stock availability and deliveries throughout the peak season. Gary Cowley, Interfloor Sales Director, said: Our continuing strategy…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Estillon proud sponsor of Dakarspeed Team

    Estillon, all-round supplier of subfloors, underlays and accessories, will sponsor the Dakarspeed Team during the 2017 Dakar Rally. Maurik van den Heuvel, Director of Van den Heuvel Logistiek, will be the driver during this rally.  The Floorfixx logo, Estillon’s system flooring brand, will be visible on both sides of all 5 vehicles. Estillon has a long-standing business relationship with Van den Heuvel Logistiek. This transport company takes care of the transport requirements in the Benelux on behalf of…

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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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  • 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
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    New Hard Flooring from COREtec®

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

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  • Featured Partner
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    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
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    A fix for any occasion thanks to Floorwise

    When it comes to ticking all the right boxes, floorwise has it nailed, glued, stapled and tacked thanks to one of the UK’s best collections of floorcovering accessories. From adhesives and gripper to heat seam tape, hammer tackers, staples and staplers, floorwise delivers great value, but most important of all, reliability that simply won’t let you down. Using only best quality materials, the floorwise collection has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results in…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Carpet Recycling UK Conference celebrates resource ‘champions’

    Carpet Recycling UK’s recent eighth Annual Conference and Awards Event celebrated the successes and achievements of its resource recovery ‘champions’ at the home of Premier League winners Leicester City Football Club. The packed programme at this ‘inspirational’ venue showcased the achievements and important contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who have helped to drive forward greater sustainability in the sector. Innovative schemes included carpet tile reuse supporting disadvantaged people, recycled fibres turned…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Underlay pioneer recognised for exporting excellence

    A flooring manufacturer that pioneered the “British method” of installing underlay across the world has been recognised for its exporting success in the inaugural UK Export Excellence Awards.  Interfloor was named winner in two high profile categories at the prestigious Export Excellence Awards 2016 ceremony and gala dinner held in Liverpool on 15 June as part of the International Festival of Business 2016. Interfloor won the ‘Innovation in Exporting’ and ‘Exporting Excellence in MENA’ awards, and was a…

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  • Disney Magic on Estillon Carpet Underlay

      Following a complete conversion, Disney’s Newport Bay Club has been fully renovated. Both the interior and exterior of the hotel have been decorated using new colours, sustainable materials and a sophisticated theme in the style of Disney Cruise Line. The upgrade means that Newport Bay Club has now attained 4 stars. Estillon is proud to have supplied the carpet underlay Best Base Elegance Black FR for this magical hotel with the well-known Mickey ears above the beds.…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Demo Zones Return to The Flooring Show

    The Flooring Show in Harrogate is once again partnering up with the CFA, NICF and FITA to bring the Demo Zones to industry attendees throughout the three day exhibition. The free demonstrations will take place in the Kings Suite of the exhibition halls, alongside the popular Trends Hub and Seminar Theatre. Set across two Halls, Hall B and Hall M; the demonstrations have been split into Subfloor & Tool Demonstrations and Floor Finishes Demonstrations. With…

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  • Featured Partner
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    An enduring choice with floorwise rubber crumb underlay

      With Endura and Optima, floorwise has swept-up rubber crumb underlay, providing commercial locations with lasting durability and impressive performance. Featuring floorwise’s proprietary UHD+ density, Optima (8mm) and Endura (6.75mm) provide unmatched recovery rates thanks to the very best in materials and construction, promising supreme all-round performance. Helping to combat noise, offering better underfoot comfort, creating warmer rooms and prolonging carpet life, these underlays make perfect sense in a range of commercial environments. Meeting all…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    CRUK advises retailers on recycling carpet waste

    Retailers can gain advice from Carpet Recycling UK on the best recycling routes for carpet fitting waste and uplifted post-consumer carpets at the 2016 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show in Solihull on May 10 and 11. Visitors to CRUK’s stand at the Cranmore Park event can find out how clean installation waste take-back schemes and the growth in facilities processing carpet waste for new uses offer many business advantages for retailers, including potential savings on…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Carpet Fitter of the year

    Call for entries for re-launched Carpet Fitter of the Year 2016 Competition

      The NICF (National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers) has proudly relaunched the Carpet Fitter of the Year Competition.  The prestigious 2016 competition is open to all UK fitters (including non-members), with a generous prize package including £1000 cash, a selection of tools, winner’s trophy, one year’s free Master Fitter membership and an iPad, kindly donated by Which? Trusted Traders.  The deadline for online entry, at www.nicfltd.org.uk, is Thursday 31 March. “The Fitter of the…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Interfloor delights customers at peak season

    Interfloor’s investment in manufacturing and logistics has paid off with a dramatic improvement in stock availability and deliveries throughout the peak season. The business has invested over £3m in a range of initiatives to increase output to cope with both the significant increase in demand between October and December, and the company’s longer term sales growth plans.   Gary Cowley, Interfloor sales director, says “It’s critically important for our customers that we can meet the…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Ball and Young – Never follow, Always lead

    Ball and Young celebrate another year of awards 2015 after receiving: Ball & Young voted – BEST UNDERLAY MANUFACTURER CLOUD 9 – The Brand Leader  – voted BEST UNDERLAY RANGE 2015 Ball and Young Limited, a Vita Group company established in 1983 continues to stay ahead of the pack with a product portfolio that contains over 40 Carpet Underlays, together with their Specification, their Underlays are Proudly Made in the UK and conform to BS 5808 (1991) and BS EN…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Floorwise returned triumphant to The Flooring Show

    Thanks to the combined efforts of two of its northern distributors, floorwise returned to The Flooring Show with its leading range of underlays and accessories, underlining the brand’s reputation for excellent quality and value. MCA Floorwise and Floorwise North East welcomed visitors to the stand, explaining the advantages of products bearing the floorwise name in everything from high performance underlay, adhesives and subfloor preparation to profiles, covings and even knife blades. ‘We were delighted that…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Floorwise launches Big Bonanza Promotion

    With free M&S vouchers for purchasing already great value floorwise products, the Big Bonanza Promotion is now on. Throughout September, October and November, any retailer or contractor purchasing Underlay, Diamond Gripper, or F599 Spray Adhesive to the qualifying amount will see up to £20 of vouchers as reward. Those buying any 10 mixed rolls of traffic, maxi, tread, pinnacle or supreme underlay will receive a £10 M&S voucher, while 10 boxes of Diamond Gripper will…

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  • Business News
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    Interfloor to be acquired by Victoria PLC

    Interfloor Group Limited, the UK’s leading carpet underlay and flooring accessories manufacturer, is to be acquired by Victoria PLC, the UK based manufacturer, supplier and distributor of design-led flooring. Interfloor will join other leading flooring businesses in the Group such as Victoria Carpets, Westex Carpets and Abingdon Flooring. Geoff Wilding, Chairman of Victoria PLC, commented, “We believe that Interfloor will be an excellent addition to the Group, bringing together the established, leading brands of Tredaire…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Floors Magazine September Edition Live

    The September edition of Floors magazine is now online featuring our Harrogate Flooring Show Guide – we have included a full stand by stand run down of who is exhibiting and their stand numbers. We have Jaymart Rubber and Plastics featured on the front cover, they will be exhibiting at the Flooring Show and can be found on Stand B37. You can find featured installation and products from Brintons, Interface, Kahrs as well as many others. We…

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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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  • Featured Partner
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    Ball and Young Underlays brings “The Hidden to the Surface”

    Ball and Young bringing “The Hidden to the Surface” with its launch of the Charleston Range of quality carpet underlays. The innovative designs of floral print will be inspiring to look at and the first of a collection that will appeal to the very important female decision makers in the retail sector. Our continued drive in product development with launches such as Connoisseur and Caviar & Crystal capturing the attention of the market. These products…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Spray on carpet tiles with Floorwise

    Delivering a super quick and easy solution to installing carpet tiles, floorwise F594C carpet tile tackifier spray adhesive uses a specially developed pressurised canister and spray nozzle to provide controllable yet rapid coverage. Suitable for bonding carpet tiles and underlays onto most subfloors, F594C is the latest incarnation of floorwise’s spray adhesive system, delivering a permanently tacky layer of adhesive for a secure bond, yet still allowing the tiles or underlay to be lifted when…

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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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    Interfloor appoints new Operations Director

    Interfloor has appointed Mark Jennings as its new Operations Director. Reporting to Interfloor’s CEO, John Cooper, Mark will head up the manufacturing and logistics functions covering both the Haslingden and Dumfries sites. John Cooper said, “Mark is a great addition to our team. He joins us from Formica Group Ltd. where he was European Operations Director for five years. Prior to that he held several senior manufacturing and operational roles in Johnson Electric and Saia-Burgess…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Interfloor stocking up for growth

    Interfloor, the UK’s leading underlay and flooring accessories manufacturer, have been investing significantly in their operations to manage a sustained increase in demand. The business has invested over £3m in improving its manufacturing and logistics capabilities across both sites in Haslingden and Dumfries. The investment has been designed to address both the seasonal demand surge in September to December and planned growth in the UK and international markets. Gary Cowley, Interfloor sales director, says “It’s…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Floorwise comes back to The Flooring Show

    Once a familiar sight in the halls of the Harrogate International Centre for three days in early September, floorwise is returning to The Flooring Show with its leading range of underlays and accessories, this time thanks to Northern Flooring Distributors. The combined efforts of two floorwise distributors, MCA Floorwise and Floorwise North East, Northern Flooring Distributors will be welcoming retailers and visitors to M12. Discovering class-leading products in everything from high performance underlay, adhesives and…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Carpet Recycling UK: how recycling carpet benefits retailers

    A retailer’s practical experience of successfully recycling carpets and carpet off-cuts, generating major savings in disposal costs, will be shared in a Carpet Recycling UK seminar between 3pm and 4pm on Sunday September 20 at the Harrogate Flooring Show. CRUK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet, will also be exhibiting at stand M35 during the three-day event. Neville Hinchliffe, Flooring Department Manager at Arighi Bianchi and winner of the CRUK Recycling Champion member…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Carpet Recycling UK – the value to retailers of recycling carpet waste

    Carpet Recycling UK highlighted the economic and environmental value to retailers of recycling their uplifted carpets and installation off-cuts at the 2015 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show, Solihull in May. Baling uplifted carpets reduces the costs of logistics associated with sending these bulky materials for recycling and saves money on landfilling them. Recycling off-cuts, which have higher potential value, works out at less than half the cost of landfill. CRUK member Kenburn was also present…

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  • Featured Partner
    Gripper, Diamond Floorwise

    Diamonds are forever

    The extra-wide Diamond Gripper from floorwise delivers superior hold in residential and commercial locations, what more could you need from your gripper? Available in pre-nailed options for concrete, wood and dual-purpose, Diamond Gripper delivers exceptional stability in a wide range of conditions and is made to a far higher standard than many other grippers. Wider and with an increased number of zinc-coated rust-resistant pins, it is truly the benchmark in high-quality gripper. “The quality of…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    The optimum choice in rubber crumb underlay

    The made in the UK Optima underlay from floorwise, delivers commercial environments ultra durable underfoot comfort and carpet protection, helping to extend the life of carpets in busy areas such as hotel receptions, corridors and bar areas. In a new composition that gives even more performance per pound, Optima has additional acoustic absorption and thermal insulation too. Thanks to its dense rubber crumb construction, Optima is the benchmark in high performance underlay for the most…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Landfill diversion of carpet waste continues to rise says CRUK

    Diversion of carpet from landfill continues its upward trend, rising to a new record-breaking 113,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2014, according to latest Carpet Recycling UK figures. It’s an increase of 6,000 tonnes on 2013 (107,000 tonnes) representing a diversion rate of 28%. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arises each year in the UK. The industry body’s success in finding alternative outlets means it has already exceeded its…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Roll Up, Roll Up With Crown Floors

    As its brand continues to enjoy growing dominance on the UK cut length scene, Crown Floors is ensuring that retailers operating in roll lengths can also benefit from the brand’s reputation for great quality and price that’s hard to beat. Exclusively available in rolls only and delivered from UK stocks in just five days right across the country, Burton delivers exceptional value, its 100% bleach cleanable polypropylene yarn providing ease of living. With a Texflor®…

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    Floorwise optima underlay

    The ultimate underlay heavyweight packs a punch

    The true champions of underlay performance, the rubber crumb Endura and Optima from the floorwise underlay collection, can now be installed with the double-stick method, making them the best performance minded option for demanding commercial environments. Offering the highest levels of recovery with excellent longevity thanks to the Ultra High Density Plus (UHD+) rubber crumb construction, Endura and Optima are suitable for Heavy Contract Use, bringing a wide range of locations better comfort, increased sound…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    More density and more performance with floorwise

    With improved Heavy Density Plus performance, floorwise has announced improvements to its popular Solo, Spirit and Lush recycled foam underlays. Now providing even better value pound for pound, these underlays are the perfect choice for homeowners wanting great comfort underfoot and a longer life from their carpet. For those looking for that extra feeling of luxury, the 12mm thick Luxury Use rated Lush will bring exceptional comfort underfoot along with great durability, the 10mm Spirit…

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    More retailers are on board with Carpet Recycling UK

    A record number of visitors to Carpet Recycling UK’s stand at the 2014 Harrogate Flooring Show – up 20% on last year – provided ‘tangible evidence’ that more retailers are recycling their carpet waste, saving them money and enhancing their environmental credentials. “Many of them told us that having sought our advice last year, they were now recycling their off-cuts with great success, it was saving them money and they were delighted with the service,”…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Cloud 9 Caviar & Champagne – Proudly made in the UK

    Cloud 9 Caviar & Champagne, as featured on the TV programme “60 Minute Makeover” is the new underlay range from Ball & Young Ltd. With several hundred visitors to the stand we had a superb response attracting new business and meeting old friends from the different segments of the Flooring Trade. Visitors to the stand remarked on the pure luxury feel to the carpet which of course was supported by the 11mm Caviar & Champagne,…

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  • Adhesives News
    Floorwise Spray Adhesive

    Look out for the golden box as there’s magic inside

    In a striking gold, a new box from floorwise is certainly hard to miss and if you spot one be sure to grab it, there’s magic inside in the shape of F599 Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive. Holding 12 cans of this precious nectar, the new box is the latest packaging to come under a new identity, helping installers to instantly recognise the great value and unmistakable quality of floorwise across its entire portfolio. Inside comes…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Recycling 14

    Carpet take-back schemes increase capacity for recycling, says CRUK

    A rise in the number of carpet take-back schemes is increasing local capacity for recycling and offering wider opportunities for retailers seeking sustainable disposal routes for off-cuts, according to Carpet Recycling UK. Commenting after the 2014 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show, CRUK Director Laurance Bird welcomed the expansion of clean installation waste take-back schemes across the country, which offers many advantages for retailers. CRUK members Abingdon Flooring, Designer Contracts and Oxbridge Flooring are among the…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Itec Contract FLoors nursery

    Optimise your options with Itec Contract Floors

    Available in two specifications, the new Optimise collection from Itec Contract Floors delivers outstanding acoustic performance and great value in a range of stylish looks. Optimise is also the first collection from Itec to feature Sanitec antibacterial treatment that maintains a more hygienic floor surface. Combined with Hyperguard+ PUR reinforcement for standardised maintenance and to resist scuffing and stains, Optimise will perform in a diverse range of environments including healthcare and education. With a 0.70mm…

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  • Featured Partner
    Estillion underlay cruise

    Ultra-luxurious ships cruise with Estillion underlay

    ‘Estillon is supplying two new truly impressive, ultra-luxurious cruise ships with Fenix Base’ Estillon is extremely proud to be supplying two new cruise ships, both of which will be making their maiden voyages in 2015, with its Fenix Base underlay. What do skydiving at sea, revolving inside a capsule 100 metres over the surface of the water, and driving a bumper car have in common with Estillon’s underlay? You’ll find them all on the new…

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  • Featured Partner
    Ball and Young April 14

    Mercedes-Benz New Actros floors the competition – Ball and Young

    One of Europe’s leading flooring underlay manufacturers is running its first Euro VI truck, a 6×2 Mercedes-Benz New Actros 2545 tractor unit commissioned following a comprehensive trial involving products from two other manufacturers. The new arrival wears the livery of Corby-based Ball & Young, which is part of the Vita Group. Sister company Vitafoam, a specialist producer of polyurethane foams for the furniture and bedding industry, of Middleton in Manchester, purchased its first nine Mercedes-Benz…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    recycling carpet waste

    Boost your retail business by recycling carpet waste, says CRUK

    Retailers can help their businesses and the environment by recycling their carpet waste responsibly. Carpet Recycling UK will again be promoting its sustainable services at the 2014 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show on May 13th & 14th. Visitors to CRUK’s stand at the Solihull event can learn more about how an expansion in clean installation waste take-back schemes and the rising numbers of outlets processing carpet waste for new uses offer many advantages for retailers.…

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  • Flooring News
    floorwise cancer research underlay

    Bring about positive change with floorwise aware

    “Feedback to the floorwise aware initiative has been exceptionally positive,” says Richard Bailey, managing director, floorwise. “Retailers that have taken the time to find out more about the campaign have found that it offers many excellent incentives.” floorwise aware is built around a charitable donation to Breast Cancer Care for every roll of underlay sold, but the incentive has wider implications for retailers, with a more positive image for underlay and the store in which…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    designer contracts carpet recycling feb14

    Designer Contracts launches carpet recycling scheme

    Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor has introduced a carpet recycling scheme in conjunction with Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK). The scheme works by diverting 90% of Designer Contracts fitter’s unfitted carpet into felt underlay. What isn’t turned into underlay is used in the equestrian sector for arena flooring. The scheme has already saved 100 tonnes from landfill since its launch in autumn 2013. Spearheaded by merchandise manager Louise Abbott, the system was initially trialled…

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  • Featured Partner
    Floorwise underlay feb-14

    Sign-up on the up for Floorwise Aware

    Retailers across the country are beginning to receive their Floorwise Aware marketing packs as interest in the pink underlay in support of Breast Cancer Care continues to grow. “We are enjoying excellent sign-up to the campaign from retailers keen to become part of this charitable incentive,” says Richard Bailey, managing director, Floorwise. “Working with a charity such as Breast Cancer Care, with recognition across the country, is an excellent opportunity for flooring retailers to align…

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  • Featured Partner
    Floorwise jan14 underlay

    Hype surrounding Floorwise aware underlay builds

    As the hype surrounding floorwise aware underlay builds, we spoke to Richard Bailey of floorwise, about the reasoning behind the launch and his hopes for the future of the initiative. When consumers enter a store it is generally to purchase flooring, rarely is it to look at available underlay options and so it is difficult to really open a dialogue about an important part of any new carpet purchase. Most consumers are aware that some…

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  • Featured Partner
    Floorwise Underlay 2014

    Get more aware with Floorwise Aware

    With an underlay suitable for use throughout the home, Floorwise Aware is a great opportunity for retailers to discover the powerful positive promotion of working with charitable causes. Supporting the work of Breast Cancer Care, Floorwise Aware has been introduced to give flooring retailers a unique way to engage with new customers as well as raise profile within the local community. Using the distinct and instantly recognisable colour pink for marketing and promotional materials and…

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  • Featured Partner
    floorwise cancer research underlay

    Get more awareness with Floorwise Aware

    Offering retailers a unique opportunity to engage with their potential customer-base in a new positive fashion, Floorwise Aware underlay, in support of Breast Cancer Care, is already being heralded as one of the must-have products of 2014. Offering an underlay suitable for use throughout the home that features an instantly recognisable pink film and colouring, Floorwise Aware is about far more than just product itself. The underlay is a small part of a story that…

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  • Featured Partner
    floorwise cancer research

    Floorwise set to turn flooring retailers pink in industry first

    Retailers across the country will be turning pink as Floorwise has launched its Floorwise Aware underlay, the firs carpet underlay to support the work of leading charity Breast Cancer Care. Under the motto ‘comfort that cares’, every roll of Floorwise Aware underlay sold will see a donation made to Breast Cancer Care, a charity that brings people together, provides information and support, and campaigns for improved standards of care for all those affected by breast…

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  • Adhesives News
    Floorwise has announced that four new distributors

    Floorwise Network Grows

    Floorwise has announced that four new distributors have become the latest members to join the unique national network offering Floorwise market leading underlays and high quality accessories. Floorwise is well established as a leading brand of choice for many retailers, contractors and fitters and the four new Floorwise distributors will increase coverage in areas of the Yorkshire, East Anglia, London, the Midlands and the South West. With fast local delivery and trade counters for on-the-go…

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  • Featured Partner
    Bostik Subfloor Prep Tower London apartments

    Bostik Subfloor System for High Profile London Development

    A system of subfloor preparation products from Bostik has been used at a prestigious new residential development in central London. The Cheval Three Quays contains 159 luxury apartments and penthouses, situated next to the Tower of London alongside the River Thames. As you would expect from a high-end development in the centre of London, owner Cheval Residences has employed the services of top architectural and interior designers, as well as accommodating a number of retail…

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  • Featured Partner
    duralay underlay oct 2013

    Duralay underlay chosen by Crowne Plaza in Belgrade

    Over 11,000 square metres of Duralay Durafit 650 have been ordered for the refurbishment of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Belgrade. The hotel was originally opened as the Hotel Beograd InterContinental in 1979. The hotel, now part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, is undergoing a complete renovation inside and out. Located in the central business district of New Belgrade the hotel has 416 guest rooms, club rooms and suites. It is ideal for business guests…

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  • Featured Partner
    interfloor underlay dubai oct 2013

    Four Seasons chooses Tredaire for Dubai and Guangzhou

    The new Four Seasons resort due to open in Dubai in mid-2014 has chosen Tredaire underlays for its guest rooms and suites. 10,400 square metres of Tredaire Defender and 8,100 square metres of Tredaire Technics 5 are being supplied. The 237 room resort will occupy an 11 acre plot of beachfront along the north end of Dubai’s scenic Jumeirah Beach Road. The resort includes 49 suites, three restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, spa and a…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    carpet recycling

    Carpet Recycling UK inspires retailers

    More retailers have been inspired to start recycling their carpet waste and benefit from savings in disposal costs following Carpet Recycling UK’s presence at the 2013 Harrogate Flooring Show. CRUK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet, attracted record levels of interest through its stand and seminar sessions, which highlighted the significant economic and environmental advantages of diverting material from landfill. In 2012, 21.4% was diverted. The target is 25% landfill diversion by 2015.…

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  • Featured Partner
    Interfloor new warehouse

    Interfloor expands warehousing capacity

    Interfloor has commenced work on a warehouse extension at its underlay manufacturing centre in Haslingden, Lancashire. The 10,000 square feet extension is due to open in the autumn and will accommodate the planned growth in scrap polyurethane foam which is recycled to manufacture Tredaire PU foam underlay. Phil Reeder, Interfloor chairman said, “this is another stage in the long term development of our PU underlay capacity. We have invested over £2m in new production equipment…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News

    Heuga introduces two new products

    This summer Heuga adds a new stylish collection to its range called smart sense. This exciting collection creates a harmonious and modern look in any room. The colour palette ranges from natural tones to the latest in colour trends. Heuga is also launching an underlay to the market called Interlay. This resilient underlay has been specially designed for use with Heuga carpet tiles. It provides more underfoot comfort and helps improving acoustics and reducing impact…

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  • Carpet and Rug News

    Carpet industry embraces circular economy opportunities

    Carpet recycling and re-use initiatives showcased at Carpet Recycling UK’s recent fifth annual conference in Birmingham highlighted the industry’s significant progress in embracing circular economy opportunities. Nearly 100 carpet industry stakeholders including manufacturers, distributors, recyclers, waste management companies and raw material suppliers attended what organisers described as their ‘best-ever’ event, held at the city’s Institute of Engineering and Technology. A wide-ranging programme focusing on waste minimisation and designing for recycling, outlet development, market research and…

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  • Featured Partner
    Tredaire underlays chosen for major hotel projects

    Tredaire underlays chosen for major hotel projects

    Tredaire Defender has been selected for the Wynn Resort refurbishment in Macau. The Wynn Macau, which opened in 2006, has 600 hotel rooms, 19,000 m2 of gaming space and 2,000 m2 of multi-purpose convention facilities. 33,000 m2 of Tredaire Defender will be used. Tredaire contract underlays have been chosen for two major five star hotel projects in Moscow and Macau. Tredaire FR7, flame retardant underlay, and Technics 6, have been selected for the prestigious new…

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  • Featured Partner
    underlay selector interfloor

    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
    Interfloor - gripperrods

    Interfloor sponsors CFA/CFJ Apprentice of the Year

    Interfloor are delighted to have sponsored the inaugural CFA/CFJ Apprentice of the Year competition. The judging panel were impressed with the quality of the entries and the winner was Jamie Daniel of J Daniel Carpet and Flooring Ltd of Shifnal, Shropshire. This is a family business where Jamie works with his father. Jamie received a cheque for £500 from the CITB during the CFJ Awards lunch held in April on board HMS Belfast in London.…

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    The underlay range, one of the most popular collections from Floorwise

    Floorwise transforms with new underlay branding

    To ensure greater brand continuity throughout its extensive portfolio, and following months of development, the Floorwise Group is now ready to reveal exciting new branding that builds upon the strength of its name. As Richard Bailey, managing director, Floorwise, explains; “The Floorwise brand has become synonymous with high quality and great value thanks to the reliability of each and every one of our products. As the supplier of choice for hundreds of fitters and retailers…

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  • THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONALS CHOICE

    This summer, one of the world’s largest producers of PU underlay, Carpenter, will launch ProStep. Designed to be the ultimate in heavy rated contract underlay, ProStep has been developed to compete with even the best crumb rubber products. Said Helen Rowberry, national sales manager: “We wanted to create a superior contract product that is a competitively priced, environmentally friendly alternative to crumb rubber and ProStep is the heaviest PU available in the market today.” Suitable…

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  • Recycling carpet helps achieve Zero Waste

    Recycling old carpet to help organisations achieve Zero Waste to Landfill targets was a recurring enquiry theme for Carpet Recycling UK at May’s Facilities Show. Facilities managers from diverse business and industry sectors were interested in pursuing responsible disposal options for unwanted carpet materials, according to CRUK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet. Greater awareness of UK-wide outlets for recycling and reusing carpet materials contributed to more than 60 enquiries, including a number…

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  • Red Nose Day: It’s not just the jokes that are recycled

    Sainsbury’s has helped turn a whopping 1.5 million red noses into underlay A month has passed since Red Nose Day and like many of you, the Tank is still feeling bruised by the raw power of David Brent’s anthemic “Equality Street”. Shaken, rattled and rolled. How One Direction landed the official charity single gig over that clarion call for multiculturalism is frankly beyond us. So all credit to Sainsbury’s, which has clearly done a better…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    carpet recycling

    Flooring contractors play key role in decisions

    Flooring contractors have an important influence in the market where floorcoverings are not specified in just under half of all contract situations, delegates at a Carpet Recycling UK seminar heard. Given that only 56% of carpet and 55% of resilient floorcoverings are specified, flooring contractors provide significant input in the selection process where there is no specification and they need to be more involved, according to Robert Palmer of Palmer Market Research. Presenting findings from…

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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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  • Carpet and Rug News
    New Scorpio from Domo Floorcoverings

    Align your stars with New Scorpio from Domo Floorcoverings

    Perfect for today’s hectic lifestyles, New Scorpio is the latest carpet from Domo Floorcoverings that combines on-trend colours with brilliant performance qualities. Delivering fantastic value, New Scorpio will allow retailers to offer an all-round carpet style sure to have widespread consumer appeal. Available in a diverse colour palette of 10 shades ranging from striking red, dark beige and ocean blue, there is a tone to satisfy to all design tastes. Set to attract those with…

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  • Carpet Recycling UK presents specifier focus at Ecobuild 2013

    Changing attitudes to sustainability in specifying flooring and the latest resource-efficient products for new and refurbishment projects will be a key focus for Carpet Recycling UK on Stand S472 and at a seminar on March 7th at Ecobuild 2013. A full information-packed CRUK seminar programme will highlight current developments in carpet recycling and how carpet materials can be used as a valuable new resource for innovative products and high-end applications. Three thought-provoking seminar sessions will…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    underlays from Floorwise

    Tread quietly with acoustic underlays from Floorwise

    No wood or laminate flooring installation is complete without acoustic underlays, and Floorwise is once again silencing the competition with its range of specialist underlays that deliver proven sound-deadening results. Eye-catching redesigned packaging allows for easy comparison across the ranges, and it is simple for fitters and installers to quickly select the right Floorwise underlay for specific jobs as the new packaging incorporates an easy-to read 4 in 1 hanging sample. Specially engineered to reduce…

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  • Flooring News
    flame retardant underlay

    Tredaire launches flame retardant underlay

    Tredaire has launched FR7, its first flame retardant underlay. This 145kg density underlay, with a 7mm thickness, is specially designed for both domestic and contract installations where flame retardancy is specified. FR7’s unique construction includes a polyester reinforcing mesh which provides excellent dimensional stability. The underlay is classified for Heavy Contract Use (BS5808:1991) and has high thermal resistance (1.93 togs). Gary Cowley, Interfloor sales director, said, “Our Tredaire PU range continues to go from strength…

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  • Underlay News
    CARPENTER ANNOUNCES RECYCLING SCHEME SUCCESS

    CARPENTER ANNOUNCES RECYCLING SCHEME SUCCESS

    The number of UK regions taking part in Carpenter’s first underlay recycling scheme has doubled since its launch this summer. The scheme works by providing Carpenter wholesale recycling volunteers with wheelie bins, specifically for PU off-cuts and uplifts. The wholesaler is then encouraged to provide fitters with recycling bags, also provided by Carpenter, to fill with Carpenter product which can then be returned to the wheelie bin, where it is collected to be re-used Since…

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  • Adhesives News
    Rebranded T&R Floor Covering Distributors

    Rebranded T&R Floor Covering Distributors doubles UK stock capacity

    T&R Floor Covering Distributors Ltd is set to double its stock capacity with the acquisition of an additional warehouse facility.  Located opposite its existing warehouse, in Beeston near Nottingham, the new premises will also provide additional space for offices, a showroom and training facilities.    The acquisition coincides with the launch of a new brand identity and website at www.trflooring.com. An independent, family-run firm, T&R is a leading distributor of flooring products, with over 35 years’…

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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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  • Ball and Young reveal the results of recycling one million Red Noses!

    May you always be on Cloud 9 as Ball and Young reveal the results of recycling one million Red Noses! Ball and Young are delighted to announce the results of an exclusive partnership with Comic Relief and Sainsbury’s. They joined together after Red Nose Day 2011 with the aim of recycling a massive one million Red Noses and are now proud to reveal the results of their mission. The noses have been reincarnated as part…

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  • “Estillon presents the new Roberts catalogue with new products”

    “Estillon presents the new Roberts catalogue with new products” Estillon presents the new Roberts catalogue with new many products. In this new edition you will find a wide range of profiles and tools for all your floorcovering installation projects. It also includes the most important carpet underlays and flooring systems. The catalogue is classified according the type of floorcovering i.e. 1. Carpet, 2. Laminate/parquet, 3. LVT/Linoleum/Vinyl, 4. Various and 5. Profiles. Estillon is launching various new…

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  • Adhesives News
    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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  • Carpet and Rug News
    CRUK - Fibre reprocessing

    Waste carpet recycling outlets grow throughout the UK

    With more than 35 outlets in the UK accepting all types of waste carpet for re-use or recycling, retailers can make useful savings in disposal costs by diverting their fitting waste and uplifted old carpets from landfill, says Carpet Recycling UK. In Yorkshire and Lancashire, retailers have the opportunity to recycle their post-installation off-cuts. Returning to the Harrogate Flooring Show on Stand M32, the industry-backed association for recycling and reusing waste carpet will be raising…

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