Havwoods at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Havwoods at Clerkenwell

INTERNATIONAL wood flooring brand, Havwoods is introducing new collections with the launch of its latest wood book in April. The brand’s latest developments in surface design celebrate what it calls the creativity of wood, showcasing product developments for both the residential and contract projects market.

The latest trend for intricate surface design can now reportedly be realised with...

Continue Reading
Milliken at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Milliken at Clerkenwell

MILLIKEN says it is ‘a leading designer and manufacturer of floor coverings as functional and sustainable as they are inspiring and original’; designed and made in the UK. Milliken reportedly offers a full range of floor coverings from carpet tiles and LVT through to entrance flooring solutions.

Milliken will be taking part in Clerkenwell Design Week for the ninth consecutive year since the event ...

Continue Reading
Headlam Tamworth
Sector Focus

Headlam Tamworth

AS the need for true sustainability becomes more important with everything we consume, Tretford cord says it is the leader in environmentally friendly flooring. The goat hair used in its construction is reportedly sourced from verified producers who have been supplying the company for many years. Available as either a 2 metre-wide sheet, a 50sq cm eco-backed tile and as a bespoke rug option, all...

Continue Reading
Boen at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Boen at Clerkenwell

IN the heart of Clerkenwell, Boen is launching the Boen Design Hub. This, the company says, is the place where you can be inspired and gather the input you need for your project. Boen continues: ‘see and feel our extensive range of products and talk to our technical advisors experienced in both commercial and residential development projects. With Boen Design Hub we have created a centre where...

Continue Reading
Forbo
Sector Focus

Forbo

FORBO Flooring Systems says it will be ‘flocking mad’ at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) as it highlights the benefits of its hybrid flocked floor covering, Flotex. Plus, there will be an opportunity for visitors to the showroom to see the flocking process for themselves.

Following the installation of a new state of the art digital printer, the ink penetration of Forbo’s Flotex range is ...

Continue Reading
Moduleo at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Moduleo at Clerkenwell

MODULEO will showcase its latest designs at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) and reportedly provide an exclusive preview of new lines launching later in the year.

The Belgian-headquartered company exhibited at CDW for the first time in 2017 and believes the ‘heart and home of design’ is the perfect platform to unveil what it describes as its ‘naturally-impressive’ floorcoverings.

Manufactured in...

Continue Reading
Ege at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Ege at Clerkenwell

AT Clerkenwell Design Week 2018, ege launches two new carpet tile collections from the reportedly environmental friendly ReForm family. Featuring quite different design expressions, but both in multidimensional structures, the collections are said to bring two new dimensions to the concept. The Artworks Ecotrust design is claimed to capture the energy from artistic brushstrokes inspired by the...

Continue Reading
Desso at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Desso at Clerkenwell

TARKETT and Desso are inviting festival-goers to ‘meet the future human’ at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) 2018.

Tarkett says it is enticing visitors with a combination of thought provoking debate, hands-on workshops, live music and sneak previews of new products. The company says its showroom was the fifth most visited during last year’s event and the 2018 programme should ensure it remains one...

Continue Reading
Altro & the Carnegie Club
Sector Focus

Altro & the Carnegie Club

IN a secluded corner of the Northern Highlands lies Skibo Castle, home to the Carnegie Club, an exclusive members club said to offer the best of Scottish hospitality and grandeur.

The catering facilities at the club recently underwent a complete redesign and upgrade to serve the golf club house, doubling the size of the facility. The kitchen is used for catering as well as hosting cookery...

Continue Reading
Mapei’s Ultrabond eco MS 4 LVT
Sector Focus

Mapei’s Ultrabond eco MS 4 LVT

ULTRABOND eco MS 4 LVT is Mapei’s newest adhesive for installing LVT tiles, designed for use on interior floors for LVT floor coverings and as a universal adhesive for all types of textile and resilient flooring coverings, including vinyl. Mapei says Ultrabond eco MS 4 LVT is suitable for use with under-floor heating systems and in areas where extreme temperature fluctuations occur.

John...

Continue Reading
Gerflor & Streetly Academy
Sector Focus

Gerflor & Streetly Academy

THE flooring in a commercial kitchen or food production area needs to endure far more abuse than in a domestic setting, says Gerflor. The heavy traffic created by the constant traffic of kitchen and waiting staff can take a heavy levy over time, so commercial flooring needs to be hard-wearing and fit for purpose. It must also be able to withstand very high temperatures and provide a non-slip...

Continue Reading
Gradus & Steel City House
Sector Focus

Gradus & Steel City House

BARRIER matting is an integral part of interior design. When specified and installed correctly, it can reduce the risk of slip, trip and fall accidents and can also help to ensure inclusive access for all in line with the building regulations (BS7953, BS8300) and approved document M.

Barrier matting forms the start of the journey through a building and primary barrier matting is usually the first ...

Continue Reading
Coba Flooring’s Plan.e
Sector Focus

Coba Flooring’s Plan.e

PLAN.E is one of the newest products to join Coba Flooring’s range of aluminium entrance systems. Manufactured in the UK, its launch provides an economy option within Coba’s Plan range of custom made-to-order aluminium systems, making it a suitable choice when budgets are under pressure.

While it may be a lower cost aluminium alternative, Plan.e is said to be a robust indoor entrance matting...

Continue Reading
Tilemaster products (1)
Sector Focus

Tilemaster products (1)

TILEMASTER’S product range includes two floor preparation products for use prior to installing all types of entrance matting, from synthetic to stainless steel, in exterior and interior entrances and circulation areas.

Tilemaster Rapid Level 30 is a water-based levelling and smoothing compound that can reportedly be used on most substrates, from concrete to timber, and Super Flow 30 is a...

Continue Reading
Karndean & Farfetch
Sector Focus

Karndean & Farfetch

KARNDEAN Designflooring is featured as part of the newly designed multi-faceted London headquarters of global fashion brand Farfetch.

Designed by London-based Studiofibre, the 3,500sqm space integrates work, private shopping and event areas. Reportedly taking inspiration from the individual style that Farfetch curates and delivers to its own global customer base, Studiofibre opted to create what...

Continue Reading
Desso & Northumbria University
Sector Focus

Desso & Northumbria University

NORTHUMBRIA University’s Pandon building has reportedly been given a new look with a combination of the Desso Essence collection, Salt and Rock carpet tiles. Tarkett worked with GT3 Architects who led the project, to create what it describes as a striking new office space for the university’s estates and HR departments.

The unusual shape of the building was reflected in the flooring, with a...

Continue Reading
Modulyss & Reddington
Sector Focus

Modulyss & Reddington

INSTALLED throughout offices and meeting rooms, First Absolute carpet tiles from modulyss are reportedly proving their durability and versatility at the London offices of investment consultant, Reddington.
First Absolute features a structured loop pile texture with apparently random tonal nuances for a floor that is said to feel dynamic without being too overbearing. It is claimed to be...

Continue Reading
Quadrant & SVP
Sector Focus

Quadrant & SVP

GLOW carpet planks from British company, Quadrant, are said to add flooring style to the Mayfair offices of hedge fund managers, SVP.

Specified by office design company Oktra, about 550sq m of Glow in the off-white colour of Lucent, now adorn workspaces within the offices. There are few carpet planks - here used in a 100x25cm format - that can bring such a luxurious and elegant look, while still...

Continue Reading
Invista Antron & Integro
Sector Focus

Invista Antron & Integro

INVISTA Antron carpet fibre, featuring in carpet planks and tiles from Quadrant, is said to be providing the London offices of insurance broker, Integro, with long-term performance and ease of maintenance.
Carpet products from British company, Quadrant, were specified by Resonate interiors throughout the open plan space, complementing with the concrete chilled beams and glazed facades that inspire ...

Continue Reading
F Ball products
Sector Focus

F Ball products

F BALL Stopgap 800 Wearcoat, a self-levelling wearing surface, has been used to create a floor surface as part of the refurbishment of a 1930s office building in east London.

Having removed the original cellular offices and stripped back the existing finishes to create a contemporary industrial feel, the developers wanted to maintain the design theme by installing cementitious wearing surfaces,...

Continue Reading
Gerflor’s Saga²
Sector Focus

Gerflor’s Saga²

WORKSPACES should be flexible enough to create a variety of spaces and destinations for workers and visitors to inhabit and promote movement throughout the day whilst also providing great looks. 'It can sometimes be a tall order, but a task well-met by international flooring specialist Gerflor', the company says.

For 2018 the Saga² collection from Gerflor is a fast-track loose-lay LVT that...

Continue Reading
Milliken at Bentima House
Sector Focus

Milliken at Bentima House

THIS London-based company says it is on a mission to revolutionise the world of serviced offices by creating business centres that nurture healthy working environments and help their tenants focus on making their businesses flourish. The organisation’s new space within Bentima House is located at the heart of the ‘Shoreditch Triangle’, which is fast becoming the largest media and tech hub in...

Continue Reading
F Ball & the Christ Church Sports Centre
Sector Focus

F Ball & the Christ Church Sports Centre

TECHNICAL support and subfloor preparation products provided by F Ball and Co have reportedly helped contractors from Oxden Floors overcome a flooring failure and deliver a finish for the installation of a 1250sq m sports hall floor at the recently constructed Christ Church Sports Centre in Canterbury, Kent.

Located on the site of Barton Court Grammar School and operated by Canterbury Christ...

Continue Reading
Havwoods’ Havsport
Sector Focus

Havwoods’ Havsport

WOOD surface specialist, Havwoods is pleased to announce the launch of Havsport, which the company describes as ‘the next generation of solid wood sports flooring’.

The performance of a sports floor is reportedly dependent upon the interaction between the floor surface and its resilient sub-construction. Havsport floors comprise of 22mm thick, 2-strip solid hardwood planks, in a choice of...

Continue Reading
Junckers & Oriam
Sector Focus

Junckers & Oriam

OVER 1750sq m Junckers professional sports flooring system was specified for Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre. Designed by Reiach & Hall, the building, which features a striking roof the shape of a famous long-range free kick by Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos, is located with the campus of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Continue Reading
Interface’s Human Connections
Sector Focus

Interface’s Human Connections

GLOBAL modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has launched Human Connections, an integrated flooring system that is said to promote biophilic design by embracing nature’s elements and their relationship with interactive, urban neighbourhoods.

The collection, created by David Oakey of David Oakey Designs, exclusively for Interface, responds to what Interface calls increasingly technology driven ...

Continue Reading
Mapei products
Sector Focus

Mapei products

MAPEI says it is committed to protecting the earth; using energy and resources sustainably, minimizing waste and developing and supplying products with user safety in mind. Transparency of sustainable communications coupled with ethical behaviour are said to be cornerstones of the Mapei foundation in the quest for excellence.

Mapei claims it has dedicated years of research and development into...

Continue Reading
Paragon & Public Health Wales
Sector Focus

Paragon & Public Health Wales

THE construction industry operates within a linear economy of make, use, dispose. Education buildings are stripped out and torn down with astonishing regularity while new buildings are constructed from hard-won virgin materials. But raw materials are becoming scarce, and the demands for them are exploiting fragile ecosystems, even as the global demand for resources continues to rise.

The...

Continue Reading
Granorte’s Kenko
Sector Focus

Granorte’s Kenko

KENKO is the latest flooring collection from Granorte, said to combine the natural properties of cork with the latest Japanese innovation for a floor that’s completely free of PVC.

Kenko is said to fuse the environmental, acoustic, thermal and comfort advantages of cork with the latest in wear layer technology to provide a PVC- and plasticiser-free alternative to LVT without performance...

Continue Reading
Gerflor’s Mipolam
Sector Focus

Gerflor’s Mipolam

THERE’S no doubt that UK building certifications are becoming increasingly harsh, says Gerflor. Contractors and clients need to be aware of the building’s life cycle analysis. The measuring of the environmental effect of any building is now becoming increasingly mandatory for clients and specifiers. With the world warming up and the ever-present threat of non-sustainable products placing pressure...

Continue Reading
Carpet: a sound choice for any care environment
Sector Focus

Carpet: a sound choice for any care environment

A CAREFULLY considered interior design scheme is essential for any care environment, especially where there are residents living with dementia.

The quality of the acoustic environment is a vital component of good dementia-friendly design as noise is regarded as a health and safety issue and shouldn’t interfere with residents normal domestic activities including sleep and rest.

People need to be ...

Continue Reading
Prestigious London development provides successful test
Sector Focus

Prestigious London development provides successful test

SUGAR Quay is a new residential site, currently under-development. It’s situated in one of the most prestigious riverside locations still to be developed in London on the north bank of the River Thames near to the Tower of London.

The core of the project is the replacement of a ‘70s office block with a contemporary mixed-use Foster & Partners scheme. This will comprise apartments built at...

Continue Reading
Bona at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Bona at Clerkenwell

AS a showroom partner and wood floor specialist, Bona will introduce the Clerkenwell community to its Inspiration wood floor styles, designed to transform the look of tired, existing wood floors or to embellish unfinished new ones. Created by Bona, in collaboration with trend analyst, Cay Bond, each of the 17 looks can be achieved using a combination of Bona’s sanding and brushing methods to...

Continue Reading
Gerflor at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Gerflor at Clerkenwell

CLERKENWELL Design Week (CDW) in North London has created a showcase of UK and international brands, and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations. CDW takes place on 22-24th May and has reportedly established itself as the UK's leading independent design festival.

International flooring specialist Gerflor says it is set to thrill the visiting...

Continue Reading
Headlam in Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Headlam in Clerkenwell

AS the need for true sustainability becomes more important with everything we consume, Tretford cord says it is the leader in environmentally friendly flooring. The goat hair used in its construction is reportedly sourced from verified producers who have been supplying the company for many years. Available as either a 2 metre-wide sheet, a 50sq cm eco-backed tile and as a bespoke rug option, all...

Continue Reading
Kahrs at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Kahrs at Clerkenwell

AT London’s Clerkenwell Design Week, Kährs will be celebrating a theme of ‘raw design’, with the launch of new nature-inspired and reportedly sustainable ultra matt wood flooring designs. Over the three days, visitors can meet the Kährs team with refreshments on the roof top terrace, enjoy a themed workshop, and will have the chance to win one of the new flooring designs, the company suggests.

...

Continue Reading
Milliken at Clerkenwell (1)
Sector Focus

Milliken at Clerkenwell (1)

MILLIKEN says it is ‘a leading designer and manufacturer of floor coverings as functional and sustainable as they are inspiring and original’; designed and made in the UK. Milliken reportedly offers a full range of floor coverings from carpet tiles and LVT through to entrance flooring solutions.

Milliken will be taking part in Clerkenwell Design Week for the ninth consecutive year since the event ...

Continue Reading
Exploring DESIGN/SENSE at Clerkenwell
Sector Focus

Exploring DESIGN/SENSE at Clerkenwell

TODAY, designers and specifiers are looking to develop products and places that both inspire but also deliver on the challenges we all face to create responses that embrace our wellbeing, material health, disassembly, circularity and value.

During Clerkenwell Design Week 2018, Shaw Contract will explore three major themes: sensory experience and wellbeing, designing healthy places, and the...

Continue Reading
Meet the future human
Sector Focus

Meet the future human

TARKETT and Desso are inviting festival-goers to ‘meet the future human’ at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) 2018.

Tarkett says it is enticing visitors with a combination of thought provoking debate, hands-on workshops, live music and sneak previews of new products. The company says its showroom was the fifth most visited during last year’s event and the 2018 programme should ensure it remains one...

Continue Reading
Installation of the month

Hospital wards come to university

VARIOUS Polysafe safety flooring products from Polyflor were chosen to create a new learning environment for health and social care students at the University of Derby’s Chesterfield Campus.

Opened in 1911, the Grade II listed St Helena Building...

Continue Reading
News Story

ADP SERVICE FOR VICTORIA CARPETS

ADP has reportedly provided Victoria Carpets with what’s described as a professional installation, distribution and re-merchandising service for its…

Continue Reading
News Story

CRUK URGES RETAILERS TO RECYCLE CARPET WASTE

CARPET Recycling UK will offer recycling advice and encouraging more retailers to start carpet takeback schemes at the 2018 Buying Groups’ National…

Continue Reading
News Story

TRAIN ‘THE FITA WAY’ IN SCOTLAND

FITA says it’s delighted to announce it has a new training venue in Scotland in conjunction with Forbo Flooring UK, with courses commencing in May…

Continue Reading

Subscribe to our newsletter:

Editor's Blog

Tilemaster shortlisted for awards

TILEMASTER were announced as finalists in four categories of The Tile Association Awards 2018, to be held on Friday.

The categories included Best Innovation, Employee of the Year and Best Commercial Project, in the Small and Large categories.

... Continue Reading
Training

BAL relaunches five-day training course

FOLLOWING what it describes as a surge in requests from tilers and contractors, BAL has relaunched its intensive five-day wall and floor tiling course.

Held at BAL’s Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC), the course combines modern training techniques including presentation, workshops, demonstrations as well as ‘hands on’ practical work in individual bays designed to reflect real-life installations.

Dave Rowley, BAL training manager, said:...

Continue Reading
Contractor Profiles

30 QUESTIONS FOR Usman Rasul – development chemist, Tilemaster Adhesives

30 QUESTIONS FOR Usman Rasul – development chemist, Tilemaster Adhesives

 

(1) Did you ever get into trouble at school and, if so, why?

Yes. But only the once. Classic story. We were playing football and the ball was kicked over the school wall. I decided to jump over the wall and bring the ball back. I mean, what are the chances anyone would notice? Little did I know the sixth form head was watching that little corner of the field. It was...

Continue Reading
Point of View

Consider the calculation

THE legislation surrounding the National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been with us for some time.

Yet despite several government campaigns, employers are still making mistakes over when to pay NMW or how to calculate NMW. Since 2013 the government, or rather HMRC – the enforcer, has been naming and shaming defaulters (on top of compelling the payment of missing monies to staff) and its most recent list – published in August – is the largest ever.

...

Continue Reading
Help and Advice

Restoring buried hardwood treasure (2)

Craig Pawson reveals the best tips on how best to restore uncovered wooden flooring

ACCORDING to the latest Lloyds Bank Homemover Review, the number of people moving home has fallen 4% – the first decline in five years.
Instead of moving, homeowners are now choosing to renovate their properties. A recent trend sees homeowners tearing up their dated and unwanted carpets to reveal the property’s original hardwood flooring. Here are the best tips...

Continue Reading
Join the CFA

The CFJ is the official magazine of the Contract Flooring Association. If you would like to join the CFA, click on the link...

Join the CFA today
Flooring Library
Flooring Library

The Flooring Library is brought to you by CFJ!

The Flooring Library is brought to you by CFJ (Contract Flooring Journal) the leading UK magazine for the contract flooring industry. All the entries included in the library are vetted and approved by Kick-Start Publishing Ltd.

Continue to Flooring Library