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Office building ‘comes to life’ thanks to flooring solution

DESIGN firm Interaction’s client leased a building in a prime location in Bath – however...
ivc commercial

‘High-level sophistication’ at Sanlam Wealthsmiths

THE London offices of Sanlam Wealthsmiths, a global private investment and wealth management firm, have...
adp distribution

Lifestyle Floors ‘gains ADP’s installation expertise’

LIFESTYYLE Floors was looking for a team equipped with the right skills to undertake an...

Carpet tiles prove to be a Real Delight

DELIGHT carpet tiles from modulyss have been used in the communal areas of Bronze, a...

‘Visually striking floor finish’ featured in unique workspace

PROVIDING for the demand for industrial-chic office interiors, F Ball & Co’s Stopgap 800 Wearcoat...
polyflor

Ambitious project brings envisaged office design together

A CATERING equipment and furniture manufacturer’s post-industrial office space has benefited from Polyflor’s vinyl floorcoverings.Polish...
paul-robson

Paul Robson joins Interfloor to lead its new acoustics division

PAUL Robson has joined Interfloor as acoustics products director to lead its new acoustics division....
ivc-commercial

WHETHER carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) or heterogeneous vinyl, IVC Commercial says it can...
floorwise

Acoustica underlay from floorwise helps combat noise

USED under wood, laminate and LVT flooring, the Acoustica underlay collection from floorwise reportedly helps...
buildings

Easylay Systems is the exclusive UK supplier of the range of subfloor systems from Estillon

EASYLAY Systems says it’s the exclusive supplier in the UK of the range of subfloor...
springbond

Springbond underlay provide a high-performance underlay

SPRINGBOND underlay has been eco-engineered to provide a high-performance underlay with an outstanding set of...
anglo-recycling

Anglo Recycling reduces carbon emissions

THERE’s a lot changing in the flooring industry for zero carbon by 2050. Government talk...
weber

Getting to grips with tiling and heat

Underfloor heating (UFH) can cause an array of issues if not tiled onto correctly, from...
tilemaster adhesives

Tilemaster Adhesives offers a full range of professional adhesives

TILEMASTER Adhesives offers a full range of professional adhesives for tiling with ceramic, porcelain and...

UltraTileFix contractor-friendly, premium floor tile adhesives

ULTRAFLOOR’s sister brand, UltraTileFix, is home to what it describes as a portfolio of contractor-friendly,...
bostik

New range of adhesives from Bostik

THE new range of adhesives from Bostik offers what the company describes as a high-quality...
donna-hannaway

Improving infection control one step at a time

CREATING the right interior design for care home environments can make a fundamental difference to...

W Rodgerson & Sons (WRS) chooses Weber products for 17th century mansion

WITH 30 bathrooms, eight kitchens and a large entrance hall, there is every conceivable form...
F Ball & Co

Flooring installations in nursing and care homes require special considerations

FLOORING installations in nursing and care homes require special considerations to help support elderly residents...

BAL provides ‘a full fixing solution

BAL, which describes itself as market leader in full tiling solutions, has provided ‘a full...
F ball

F BALL & Co’s Styccobond F73 PLUS solvent-free, fibre-reinforced adhesive

F BALL & Co’s Styccobond F73 PLUS solvent-free, fibre-reinforced adhesive is formulated for installing floorcoverings...
ultrafloor

Westbury Carpets & Floor Coverings use UltraFloor’s Level IT Pro30

WESTBURY Carpets & Floor Coverings have used UltraFloor’s latest product innovation, Level IT Pro30, to...
gradus

GRADUS launch an interactive Dementia Design Tool

GRADUS has launched an interactive Dementia Design Tool that enables designers and specifiers to create...
stauf

STAUF D 50 is a fibre-reinforced design covering adhesive for LVT flooring

WITH its self-described ready-to-apply dispersion adhesives STAUF D 5 and STAUF D 50, the adhesives...
norcros adhesives

Norcros Adhesives is adding a new powdered adhesive to its range

NORCROS Adhesives is adding a new powdered adhesive to its range, with what it describes...

Wood flooring is in the blood

Alin Cristescu, involved in wood-based products for three generations, founded London-based Fin Wood after he...

Early adopter or pioneer? Either way CAS is the way forward

Richard explains why he’s on a mission to promote the Common Assessment Standard (CAS) and...

Sustainability: Now we have to take it seriously

Hamish MacGregor says we’re at a turning point in the whole sustainability debate and how...

Professor Noble Francis addresses Manufacturers’ Committee Meeting

THE June meeting of the CFA Manufacturers’ Committee, attended by around 40 members, heard an...

Brexit support available for CFA members

The CFA is aware that there is still much uncertainty in the market about the...

Give laminate the freedom to express itself

Richard Renouf points out that laminate must be free to expand and contract just like...

All the colours of the floor

So, you want to colour your floor? There are many innovative ways to do so,...

Flexible working is the way forward

Flooring businesses must expect more flexible working requests from their employees in the weeks and...

The sound of silence: getting the most from acoustic flooring and underlays

Life can become a lot more comfortable by using acoustic and underlay systems and choosing...

Working over wood and metal

Jason  Tatton gives his guidance on preparing metal and wood subfloors ahead of the installation...
jonathan clapp

Antimicrobial power beneath your feet

Jonathan Clapp gives a detailed analysis on antimicrobial additives and their ability to keep floors...

Build up your troubles in your old kitbag

Neal Inwood delves deep into his casebook for this cautionary tale which warns that it’s...

New working practices set to continue

Jerry Woods highlights interesting trends that have emerged from a detailed survey into the staffing...

Introducing the flooring showroom

The Flooring Showroom is an exciting new online platform connecting buyers with the leading manufacturers...

Trends hub

The Flooring Show works with trend forecasters to create an inspirational trends display at the...

Demo Zones at the Flooring Show

Each year The Flooring Show presents two Demo Zones which are run by CFA, NICF...

Fitter of the year

The Flooring Show plays host to the NICF’s Fitter of the Year competition. For the first...

Live talks at The Flooring Show

The Flooring Show Live Talks Theatre is packed full of engaging and educational content by...

Force majeure: ‘Draconian price increases smack of a cartel’

The flooring industry is uniting in its concerns over force majeure. Both flooring contractors and...

Multi-million investment in future of Welsh construction

The future of the construction industry in Wales has been given a boost by the Construction...

UK SMEs failing to capitalise on tax relief innovation opportunities

Innovation taking place across the construction industry means businesses in the sector could gain significantly from the...

Global flooring market estimated at $457.83bn by 2026

The global flooring market was estimated at $330.30bn in 2020 and is expected to reach...

Construction and manufacturing sectors borrow the most to fund insurance

The construction and manufacturing sectors are the most likely to rely on credit to help...

If the carpet fits…

Brian King recounts his experiences installing carpet on stairs, and explains how training can help...

When is glue not a glue? When it’s a tackifier!

True flooring adhesives give a strong to permanent bond between subfloor and floorcovering while a...

Floating is the answer for uneven subfloors

READING Sid Bourne’s article in CFJ (May 2011) (‘Use Glue and you won't come unstuck’)...

Screed and floor insulation: your questions answered

Rob Firman, technical and specification manager Polyfoam XPS Rob answers frequently asked questions regarding the specification...

Cutting edge advice about carpet joins

TO cut or not to cut: This question sometimes arises when installing woven carpets as...

Asbestos alert: Bob is useless and dangerous

Sid Bourne on judging the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ customers I WAS called out by a...

Expansion and contraction part 2

WITH this article coming after the Christmas and New Year holidays, you’d be forgiven for...

Standing up for standards

Neil Sanders provides a full update on British Standard BS 8203 IN this month’s column, I’ll...

Sticking points

Using the correct adhesive is vital for a successful flooring installation: BAL Level Max, the new...

Expansion and contraction

Garry Bateman, head of technical sales & support, Forbo Flooring UK. Garry explores two factors that...

Confessions of a carpet fitter

This month, CFJ talks to Brian King about some of the hilarious incidents that haven’t...

A creed for a dry screed

Steven Richford gives information and guidance on strategies to provide you with more control and...

Walnut is woeful and pitch pine is pitiful

Terry Guilford on design disasters I AM willing to bet that there isn’t anyone connected to...

The importance of good quality ply when fitting LVT

IF a subfloor fails, by cracking, warping, or becoming wet, the floorcovering and any adhesives...

‘Why does Independent Inspections favour Carpetright and shut out independent retailers?’

Cheryl Hutchison, of Hutchison’s Carpets, Galashiels, says it’s clear Independent Inspections supports Carpetright at the...

There’s a serious killer under your feet!

ABESTOS causes 4000 deaths each year, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Many...

British Standards and guidance documents

MY article last month was on the theme of ‘expectation’. My final paragraph contained these...

Choosing the optimum primer

Neil Sanders discusses the importance of priming subfloors, and how contractors can ensure they select...

Floating floors can make you sea-sick

This solid wood floor was floated. It lifted after only a few days. The subfloor...

Poor carpet fitting can cause ‘ripples’

RIPPLING carpets is something that anyone who cleans carpets on a regular basis will have...

Magnesite: Key facts you ought to know

HERE is something of a blast from the past that’s cropped up in a couple...

How to choose between an oil or lacquer

Tony Bicknell, area sales manager, Kährs UK, explains a critical choice: THE ‘surface innovators’ in...

Evil under the sun

As Bob the Builder continues his trail of destruction, Sid explains why prolonged direct sunlight...

Use glue and you won’t come unstuck

TO float or not to float, that is the question. But what is the answer....

Government tells Carpet Foundation that retailers can reopen if strict safety guidelines are observed

AFTER discussions with government at the end of last week, The Carpet Foundation says it...

The benefits of using felt underlays

A good carpet underlay can prolong the life of a carpet so the choice of...

Problem-solution: A question about the floating method

By ALEX MCCARTHY THE question above was recently posed to several manufacturers including Haro, Atkinson &...

Why it’s essential to get rid of laitance

ADVICE on the correct preparation for calcium sulphate screeds was given in my last article...

Anhydrite screeds: Handle with care

FOLLOWING my November column in CFJ on subfloor moisture, I received a call from a...

Take note: Emails can be legally binding!

Anthony Young on the keyboard route to court EMAILS offer an easy way of communication and...

Failure with asphalt? Here’s the fault

Sid Bourne on wood flooring over an asphalt subfloors ONE of the most common complaints that...

Moisture resistant doesn’t mean waterproof

Jim Coulson on flooring grade particleboard (chipboard)  IN this series of articles, I spent quite a...

Floating floors: alternatives to wet screeds

Rob discusses the relationship between thermal insulation and floating floorcovering options. MANY ground-floor constructions are built-up...

Plywood: ‘There is no such thing as WBP’

Jim Coulson on specifying plywood WHEN flooring contractors are faced with the need to overlay an...

How to stop that creaking and groaning

Jim Coulson on noisy floors WE have all experienced it at some time or another: A...

How does LVT compare with laminate?

LUXURY vinyl tiles (LVTs) and planks have sometimes been compared with laminate flooring. So what’s...

Be warned: Inhaling wood dust can get you into a serious scrape

Terry Guilford outlines the health risks when sanding wood floors I GET asked many questions about...

Subfloors: Think before you go overboard

Martin Cummins on overboard floors A LONG established method of preparing a subfloor before laying resilient...

Porcelain tiles: To seal or not to seal?

SHOULD a porcelain tile floor be sealed after installation? It’s a question that we get...

Fulfilling the flexibility needs of a Birmingham workplace

CARPET tiles, luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) and heterogeneous vinyl floors from IVC Commercial have been...

BerryAlloc ‘pioneering water-resistant laminate since 2008’

BERRYALLOC says it’s been pioneering water-resistant laminate since 2008, when it first introduced its Hydro+...

‘Full line of knee protection for all comfort levels’

PROKNEE Corporation says it offers a full line of knee protection for all comfort levels...

‘First sustainable, ethically produced underlay’ from Interfloor

INTERFLOOR, which says it’s Europe’s largest flooring and accessories manufacturer, is launching its first sustainable...

BerryAlloc: Bring the beach vibe to your store all-year round

SUPPORTING the campaign for BerryAlloc’s Ocean+ laminate collection, Ocean+ Beach House is described as a...

Shaw Contract UK manufactured product collections ‘create impact with colour orange’

SHAW Contract says it had such a great response to its article in CFJ (April...

Remote but still in touch

As remote working remains commonplace even post-pandemic, David elaborates on connecting with new business prospects. WHILE...

Making remote working work

Barry recaps on our industry’s experience of remote working and explores how subcontractors can use...

It’s my party, and I’ll ply if I want to…

Neal arrived onsite to find Freddie’s newly-laid LVT floor was failing dramatically - lifting and...

Home away from home

Jerry has compiled his top tips for contractors on how they can inspire their teams...

Tiled flooring: The heat is on

Martin provides advice on how to perfect your tiled floor when warm water underfloor heating...

Ensuring a perfectly smooth subfloor

John details steps for when a flawlessly smooth subfloor finish is required. ENSURING a smooth base...

Shaw Contract refurbishes London showroom

ON the release of Shaw Contract’s new carpet tile collection Living Systems, which is made...