A showcase of some of the most striking blue flooring the industry has to offer
THE Trafford Youth Service in Manchester works with and on behalf of young people aged 13-19. They offer advice, personal support as well as exciting opportunities to be involved in arts, music, outdoor activities and various community-based projects. It’s a community ‘fix’ that’s delivering hope to the young people of...
POLYFLOR recently donated more than 300sq m of its safety flooring to Stockton-on-Tees Sea Cadets for the refurbishment of The Cadet Centre in Thornaby.
The Stockton-on-Tees Sea Cadets is part of the UK’s oldest nautical youth charity, with its headquarters based close to Polyflor’s Teesside manufacturing plant.
Fitted free by local flooring contractors Florcraft, Polysafe Standard PUR safety...Continue Reading
AS well as reportedly delivering a safe, smooth, hardwearing floor able to withstand the rigours of a heavy-industrialised environment, Sika is said to have supplied a surface which optimised a production plant’s natural daylight to significantly reduce the company’s energy costs and carbon footprint.
SFS Intec in Leeds, which manufactures self-drilling screws for timber, steel and aluminium...Continue Reading
MAPEI’s Mapefloor i302 SL is a two-component multipurpose epoxy formulate designed for industrial floors, compliant with standards applied to the drinks and foodstuffs industry and clean rooms.
Mapefloor I302 SL is said by the company to be a versatile product which can be used as two systems: first as a high-build coating suitable for foot traffic areas, and second, as a durable self-levelling...Continue Reading
LATICRETE International says it’s been working closely with Apple in the US over the past year to determine the most suitable Laticrete products to use for re-tiling Apple stores worldwide.
Consequently, Laticrete UK was contacted by UK Electrical which is the appointed Apple Inc contractor for the refurbishment of Apple stores in the UK.
UK Electrical says it provides a complete electrical...Continue Reading
UNIPART Group in Cowley encountered numerous difficulties when installing resin floors over an old asphalt substrate, so a Uzin & Arturo system was specified as a solution.
Asphalt expands and contracts in different temperatures, so can often force floorcoverings to de-bond.
The new floor also needed to withstand industrial and foot traffic. The Unipart Group also wished to create a 1,000sq...Continue Reading
MAJOR refurbishment is underway at the Saint-Gobain Weber HQ in Flitwick, Bedfordshire where weberfloor products are being used extensively. The work involves renovation of 240sq m of industrial and commercial floorspace.
The Flitwick warehouse project involves the demolition of the old training workshop to make way for a new product storage area.
Here the floor area has been pre-treated and...
GERFLOR has produced a collection of what it describes as technically supreme high-end products for the industrial and scientific sectors. It’s an industrial shopping basket aimed at delivering durable flooring products that are claimed to perform to the highest standards, ‘but also look stunning’.
Gerflor’s GTI Max range is suited to various industrial applications with reportedly high...Continue Reading
THE Preparation Group’s contracting division PPC was recently contracted to prepare 1,940sq m of old concrete ready for painting, in an old engineering building that was being converted into a workshop.
The first stage was to remove 10mm of old oil crud from areas of the slab, for which the company used its 250 grinders fitted with PCD (polycrystalline diamond) plates.
PCDs are said to...Continue Reading
SAFETY vinyl floorcovering from Polyflor was part of the solution when F BALL & CO donated funds and adhesive products to help members of national charity, the Lions Club, create the Lions Eye Bus, a mobile cataract surgery for Uganda. The creation of the mobile surgery will help thousands of blind people in Uganda to see again.
The Lions Eye Bus will facilitate eye screenings and cataract...Continue Reading
ALLURA LVT planks and Tessera Arran carpet tiles are two of the floorcovering ranges from Forbo Flooring Systems specified for the new Reading branch of independent opticians and hearing specialists, Leightons, helping create what’s described as a spacious-looking interior and minimising the spread of unwanted noise to the consultation rooms.
The design subsequently won a Commended award in the...Continue Reading
KARNDEAN Designflooring is featured as part of the newly designed stores for Ireland’s men’s brand, Best Menswear.
Best Menswear opted for Karndean’s Opus stone and Knight Tile for the remodelling of their stores in Swords Pavilions, Blanchards Town Shopping Centre, and Stillorgan Shopping centre, revealing a reportedly fresh, striking design that ‘befits an outlet providing high quality...Continue Reading
COMMERCIAL sheet vinyl flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Flow PUR collection was recently installed in a new gym area at Shrewsbury Sports Village in Shropshire.
Peterborough-based Escape Fitness designed the sports centre’s new gym and also installed the 220sq m of Expona Flow PUR flooring throughout the space for Shropshire Community Leisure Trust. This heterogeneous vinyl flooring was used for...Continue Reading
THE vinyl flooring market in the UK is growing exponentially across an increasing number of commercial segments.
Designers now have vinyl flooring choice and design options unheard of a decade ago. These innovative vinyl flooring solutions now provide environments that are said to not only look stunning and decorative, but also deliver top-end performance and levels of durability. After all,...Continue Reading
POLYFLOR has announced the relaunch of two high design LVT collections in the Expona brand family – Expona Commercial PUR and Expona Simplay PUR.
With a total 75 designs added to these updated collections, the Expona Commercial luxury vinyl tile collection and the Expona Simplay range of looselay luxury vinyl tiles are designed to bring style and robust performance to high traffic commercial...Continue Reading
ITEC Contract Floors has launched Tirreno, a range of chip-effect sheet vinyl flooring, available through its Special Order Collection.
As part of the Decorative Flooring Collection with Class 42 wear performance, Tirreno is said to be suitable for locations looking for maximum durability, with the Hyperguard+ PUR wearlayer treatment keeping scuffs and marks at bay while helping make the floor...Continue Reading
MODULEO has expanded its Impress range with several designs, almost doubling the collection’s existing product portfolio.
Five wood, one stone and three abstract designs have been introduced, providing a total 12 designs, 44 colours and 72 SKUs.
The launch is in response to strong demand from customers who require flexibility to create a unique floor, particularly in commercial settings.
CREATED for architects and designers, iD Mixonomi is a new modular vinyl tile flooring collection that is said by Tarkett to make custom-made interior atmospheres possible.
Customers can create custom-made flooring compositions – from timeless patterns to the most vibrant collages – by mixing colours and shapes with multiple combination possibilities.
‘Tarkett strives to have an innovative...Continue Reading
INTERFACE says it’s provided a vibrant, colourful flooring design for Manchester Pride’s city centre headquarters.
Taking inspiration from the colours of the rainbow flag – a prominent symbol for the LGBT community – the charity wanted to inject bright colours into the space to reflect the energy and enthusiasm of Manchester Pride’s employees.
‘The old office was a dull, grey and uninspiring...Continue Reading
Professional products include Filakristall Plus, a shine-restorer that’s said to rejuvenate
tiles, safely and quickly, restoring more than 90% of the original sheen.
The reportedly high-coverage treatment is suitable for the renovation of polished marble, limestone, agglomerates and natural stone, in domestic and commercial installations.
Also, unlike many traditional crystallisers,...Continue Reading