SALES of construction products, including flooring, saw increases in the last quarter of 2013, says the latest state of trade survey from the Construction Products Association (CPA) to which the CFA is affiliated. The rising sales were driven by wider UK economic growth and key private construction sectors, along with strength in export markets. Looking ahead in 2014, product manufacturers are also anticipating further growth in sales, both domestically Read more
DON’T LET SAFETY GET YOUR BACK UP
SOME flooring contractors view health & safety regulations as an annoyance, even as a waste of time or as simply a box-ticking or form-filling exercise. They are not alone. Even the Prime Minister, no less, pledged at the height of the recession to ‘kill off the health & safety culture for good’. Read more...
Alex Davidson, business development manager, Kahrs (UK), looks at why firms starting to source products from Europe rather than China and what the market implications are: A NUMBER of large UK distributors and suppliers have told me recently that they’re no longer sourcing the majority of their wood flooring products from China. Instead, many are ‘nearshoring’ or ‘reshoring’ – sourcing products from throughout Europe – including Read more
The CFA started 2014 with two main exhibitions in our diary. Harrogate with FITA features takes place in September. But the first one, Domotex in January, has just been held. In fact,
as write this article, I have just
returned from visiting the enormous
Deutche Messe exhibition Read more...
Decorative vinyl flooring and LVTs are attactive with loads of benefits. Here are some leading suppliers:
Altro has launched new products designed to offer a holistic approach to interior design.
They include safety flooring, smooth flooring, new acoustic flooring and wall cladding, with colour palettes designed to complement, mix and match.
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