Bona R848T silane adhesive
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Bona R848T silane adhesive

B ONA R848T silane adhesive is now available in a 600ml foil ‘sausage’ pack – suitable for when you need a smaller, manageable unit size. Using Bona R848T in this format also gives you the ability to use it for batton application in a bulk gun with engineered boards, or for trowel application. It also reportedly reduces waste.

Bona R848 and R848T are part of Bona’s range of ‘safe, clean,...

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PPC on removing old adhesives
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PPC on removing old adhesives

ASBESTOS-containing materials (ACMs) can still be found in many pre-1986 buildings. Asbestos used to be mixed with cement and particles and small percentages have been evident in flooring adhesives, used to secure a wide variety of finished floorcoverings.

All removal work must be undertaken by a specialist contractor holding the correct certification and their employees trained and qualified in...

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Recommended Adhesives Guide
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Recommended Adhesives Guide

F BALL & CO has released its annual Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG).

Featuring 6,000 up-to-date adhesive recommendations for floorcoverings, endorsed by about 200 international manufacturers, the RAG is said to be the flooring industry’s most trusted guide to adhesives and floorcovering compatibility. It’s also said to provide details of the F Ball guarantee that is applicable when using a...

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N&C Nicobond
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N&C Nicobond

N&C NICOBOND, part of the Nicholls & Clarke Group established in 1875, has announced the evolution of its professional tile adhesives.

The original, high performance tile adhesives are part of N&C Nicobond’s range of professional tile adhesives, grouts, smoothing compounds and tiling systems.

It’s further developed its ‘highly reputable’ powder range of adhesives, making use of new...

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Uzin U-tack
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Uzin U-tack

U-TACK from Uzin is claimed to be a superior method of installing skirting compared to solvent-based adhesives. ‘The double-sided multi-purpose adhesive tape allows you to install skirting, capping and coving easily, quickly and cleanly,’ says the company.

Uzin U-Tack is odourless and solvent-free so there’s no explosion risk unlike some solvent-based adhesives.
Compared to solvent-based adhesive...

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Instarmac ‘mix-and-fix’ tile adhesive
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Instarmac ‘mix-and-fix’ tile adhesive

THE new ProFix IT is said to be the ideal solution for easy tile fixing. This powder tile adhesive is sold in a bucket, which is designed to be used as the mixing vessel, making life ‘super easy on the job’.

Suitable for both the DIY tiler and professional contractors, ProFix IT is the suitable multiuse product.

ProFix IT is a flexible tile adhesive suitable for use on walls and floors in...

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Norcros’ new website
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Norcros’ new website

NORCROS Adhesives has moved its digital communication to the next phase by introducing what it describes as a new ‘state-of-the-art’ website.  

The company says its new site combines technical effectiveness with ease of use and aesthetical appeal.

‘An immediate impression is created when visiting the site at www.norcros-adhesives.co.uk by the video background, which shows manufacturing processes ...

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Mapei eco adhesives
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Mapei eco adhesives

MAPEI’s Ultrabond Eco range of adhesives reportedly has an option suitable for all resilient and textile flooring scenarios, such as in areas where underfloor heating is used or where temperature fluctuations occur.

High performance and solvent-free characteristics make them suitable for areas of heavy foot traffic such as schools, offices, hospitals and sports-floors, Mapei claims.

The company ...

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Kerakoll adhesives
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Kerakoll adhesives

KERAKOLL has what it describes as a comprehensive range of high-performance flooring adhesives for wood, laminate, vinyl, textile and ceramic, all of which have been developed to be as friendly to the environment and human health as possible.

Biogel No Limits & Biogel Extreme from Kerakoll are a new type of tiling adhesive made with gel technology.

‘Gone are all the different formulations...

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F Ball adhesives innovations
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F Ball adhesives innovations

RECENT advancements in adhesives technology have resulted in the development of a new, high-performance adhesive that has pressure sensitive characteristics as well as being temperature tolerant.

It’s also recently been approved for installing flooring accessories on vertical surfaces, such as skirting, coving and capping.

Stephen Boulton, technical service manager at F Ball & Co, talks...

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Tilemaster adhesives
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Tilemaster adhesives

TILEMASTER’s adhesives range has been developed to help solve challenges faced by tiling and flooring contractors, promoting what the company describes as a fast and easy installation.

In direct response to customer feedback, the range is said to include adhesives for all substrates and floor finishes – from large format porcelain tiles, to natural stone slabs. It’s also said to provide options...

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Altro and Rhyl High School
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Altro and Rhyl High School

ALTRO XpressLay safety flooring has been used throughout a £25m secondary ‘super school’ in North Wales.

At 4,500sq m, it’s the biggest ever Altro XpressLay installation in the North West. The new Rhyl High School has been funded by Denbighshire Council and the Welsh government, and built by Willmott Dixon.

It accommodates 1,200 students, and also provides a base for 45 students from a nearby...

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Gerflor and Myerscough College
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Gerflor and Myerscough College

FLOORING is a critical component of workplace safety these days. It’s an environment where liquid contaminates on floors or subtle changes in elevation may contribute to slips, trips, or falls and in some cases, even injuries.

Very few manufacturers have given much credence to the actual look and creativity of the safety flooring they produce. However, with Gerflor ‘safety’ doesn’t have to mean...

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Weber and Woolley GMC Engineering
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Weber and Woolley GMC Engineering

SAINT-GOBAIN Weber’s industrial flooring screed weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid, said to be designed for speed of application and premium performance, has been used in a major renovation project at Woolley GMC Engineering in Coventry.

This British engineering company’s trading success required a rapid factory facility renovation. weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid self-smoothing industrial...

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Tarkett plant at Lenham, Kent
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Tarkett plant at Lenham, Kent

RECENTLY we've seen the increased demand for ‘less institutional’ looking, more design driven and appealing commercial floor finishes. Tarkett Safetred Wood was recently evolved to meet this market development.

There have been three technical enhancements to the product resulting from investment in the UK Tarkett plant at Lenham, Kent. The introduction of its ‘smart particle’ technology has...

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Feeling the heat
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Feeling the heat

Cold midwinter nights always call for quality underfloor heating

G AIA Climate Solutions provides two main types of underfloor heating systems – a water-based system (often referred to as hydronic or wet) and an electric system.

AWater-based systems essentially use warm water from the central heating system and pump it through pipe circuits underneath the floor.

This type of heating uses water at ...

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Overcoming tiling challenge of anhydrite screeds
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Overcoming tiling challenge of anhydrite screeds

Mandy Searle looks at the latest solutions for tiling onto anhydrite screeds in time-sensitive tiling installations

ANHYDRITE screeds, also referred to as calcium sulphate or gypsum-based screeds, are now increasingly popular for larger flooring installations. Their use has grown dramatically in the building industry over the last few years because they offer a number of benefits over sand:cement ...

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Installation of the month

Luxury liner look at Belfast’s Titanic Hotel

KäHRS Oak Chevron has been chosen to reflect marine’s heyday at the new Titanic Hotel in Belfast. Formerly the headquarter building for the legendary Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, the new boutique hotel is said to pay homage to the site’s...

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News Story

BDG architecture + design appoints Toby Neilson

BDG architecture + design has promoted Toby Neilson to director of architecture with immediate effect. In recent months the company says it’s seen…

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News Story

BIFM highlights latest sustainability indicators across FM

THE results of the annual BIFM sustainability survey have been published, with an executive summary supported by British Gas. BIFM’s annual survey,…

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News Story

Digital printing ‘transforming European laminate flooring industry’

‘THOSE who invented laminate can reinvent it repeatedly.’ This is the positive, confident motto used by the players in the EPLF, the Association of…

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Editor's Blog

CFA president warns on Carillion collapse

David Hibbert, president of the CFA, says the impact of Carillion’s demise will truly hit home over the coming weeks and months.
Among the hardest hit will be sub-contractors, including many of our members. And one of the biggest reasons they will...

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Training

With an eye to the future

Great apprentices deserve great recognition, says Mick O’Flynn, as he discusses the CFJ/CFA flooring apprentice of the year competition

T HE CFJ and CFA are calling on employers with great apprentices to give them the recognition they deserve by entering the 2018 flooring apprentice of the year competition which launched on 1 November.

Owing to fantastic support from sponsors the competition will have a cash prize of up to £1,500 this year, as ...

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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...

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Point of View

Standing up for standards

Neil Sanders provides a full update on British Standard BS 8203

IN this month’s column, I’ll discuss the revised British Standard (BS) 8203:2017 installation of resilient floorcoverings code of practice, which has been modified to account for advances in materials and offer guidance and recommendations based on good working practice.  

The latest version of the British Standard was published this year and supersedes the 2009 update (BS...

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Help and Advice

Green is the new black

Nicholas Egan highlights the eco credentials of vinyl and points out that any flooring manufacturer worth its lentils needs to be clear about their commitment and environmental vision

THERE’s no doubt that vinyl as a floorcovering is evolving continuously. It’s a product that lends itself extremely easily to providing designers with an outlet for their creative juices. Think of a colour or pattern and it can be replicated in vinyl. However,...

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CFA Comments

A time to consult

Richard Catt explains why CFA members have a stake in the CITB’s period of consensus

IN recent articles, I mentioned the CITB is entering a period...

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