Gerflor blues
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Gerflor blues

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...

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Polyflor blues
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Polyflor blues

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...

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Sika and SFS Intec
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Sika and SFS Intec

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...

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Mapei and Morrisons
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Mapei and Morrisons

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...

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Laticrete and Apple
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Laticrete and Apple

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...

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Uzin and Unipart Group
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Uzin and Unipart Group

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...

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Saint-Gobain Weber HQ
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Saint-Gobain Weber HQ

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...

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Gerflor GTI Max range
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Gerflor GTI Max range

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...

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The Preparation Group
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The Preparation Group

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...

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F Ball and the Lions Club
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F Ball and the Lions Club

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...

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Forbo and Leightons
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Forbo and Leightons

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...

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Karndean and Best Menswear
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Karndean and Best Menswear

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...

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Polyflor and Escape Fitness
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Polyflor and Escape Fitness

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...

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Gerflor and Lochee Swim & Sports Centre
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Gerflor and Lochee Swim & Sports Centre

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,...

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Polyflor Expona
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Polyflor Expona

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...

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Tirreno from Itec
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Tirreno from Itec

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...

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Moduleo Impress range
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Moduleo Impress range

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.

Among...

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The iD Mixonomi range
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The iD Mixonomi range

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...

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Interface and Manchester Pride
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Interface and Manchester Pride

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...

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Photo finish for Fila
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Photo finish for Fila

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,...

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Installation of the month

A touch of class

S OLUS CERAMICS has been specified at the Be at One cocktail bar in Birmingham with the installation of its Opulence and Program floor and wall tile ranges.

Fusion Design and Architecture, who have worked with the brand for eight years, designed...

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News Story

Haro app ‘helps dealers, installers intensify customer relationships’

AS an exclusive HomeFox partner, Haro says it’s giving its customers new opportunities to improve their own customer relationships. HomeFox is a…

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News Story

Philips Lighting, Tarkett collaborate to innovate

THIS year’s Retail Design Expo provided Philips Lighting and Tarkett with the opportunity to introduce vinyl flooring using connected LED technology…

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News Story

Woca Denmark appoints Richard Geddes

WOOD-CARE and maintenance company Woca Denmark has appointed Richard Geddes as national sales manager – UK & Ireland. Richard joins Woca with…

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Editor's Blog

Brintons exhibits at Flooring Show

Brintons (stand C23/51) believes a carpet is never just a carpet. It sees it as a foundation for creativity, a way to bring your home to life, helping you express yourself, in ways you never thought possible. A luxurious, wool-rich Brintons carpet...

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Case Reports

www.quadmod.com

CARPET tiles and loose lay vinyl flooring from QUADRANT have been installed in the London offices of Tagetik.

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Training

Fita serves up full-course training meal

Mick O’Flynn provides details on new courses and workshops for 2017/18 Fita prospectus

BY now your organisation should hopefully have received the new Fita 2017/18 courses, qualifications and assessments prospectus which is also available online at www.fita.co.uk and provides details of our new courses and workshops which we’re delighted to launch from September.

Over the past year the Fita team has been developing a suite of new carpet...

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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

Collect your money when it’s due

Positive cashflow is the lifeblood of your business and if you don’t collect what you’re owed your business will fail

THRIVING businesses are good at collecting what they are owed. How you do this, of course, will depend on many factors, including the, the type of clients or contractors you work for, the conditions of contract under which you’ve contracted, your management systems and the skill and expertise of your people.

The main...

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Help and Advice

Acquiring capital equipment

Taking the decision to make a large capital investment will be, for many small firms, one of the biggest business decisions they will make, says Adam Bernstein

WHETHER it’s a computer, floor sander or van, they’re not cheap to acquire and the wrong route to acquisition can seriously dent the cash flow.

There are, however, several options: Buy outright or use a third party to provide monies in the form of hire purchase, leasing or refinancing....

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