UltraTileFix - Flooring and tiling adhesives
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UltraTileFix - Flooring and tiling adhesives

THE Great Northern Tiling Company (GNTC) has used several products from UltraTileFix’s range of adhesives and grouts to install wall-and-floor tiling at Miller & Carter’s latest restaurant.

Famed for its delicious food and unique buildings, Miller & Carter is reportedly fast becoming the nation’s favourite steakhouse. In January 2019, work began on Miller & Carter’s latest restaurant, ...

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F Ball & Co - Flooring and tiling adhesives
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F Ball & Co - Flooring and tiling adhesives

ADVANCEMENTS in adhesives technology reportedly enabled F Ball & Co to create Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS, the first in a generation of adhesives for vinyl floorcoverings to combine temperature-tolerant and pressure-sensitive characteristics.

High temperatures or extreme temperature fluctuations can cause vinyl tiles and planks to expand and contract significantly, which can lead to unsightly...

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Kerakoll - Flooring and tiling adhesives
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Kerakoll - Flooring and tiling adhesives

KERAKOLL has what it describes as a comprehensive range of flooring adhesives for wood, laminate, vinyl, textile and ceramic. ‘These have been developed to be as friendly to the environment and human health as possible without sacrificing performance and ease of use,’ says the company.

The company recently relaunched its collection of adhesives, sealing and cleaning products for hardwood flooring ...

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Norcros Adhesives - Flooring and tiling adhesives
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Norcros Adhesives - Flooring and tiling adhesives

NORCROS Adhesives, the manufacturer of a range of preparation, fixing and finishing products for tiling and flooring installation, has announced the launch of Norcros Adi Flex S2 Additive, a polymer liquid adhesive enhancer.

‘This is a strategic addition to the Norcros Adhesives product range which can be added to an S1-classified cementitious adhesive to bring it up to the performance...

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Tilemaster Adhesives - Flooring and tiling adhesives
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Tilemaster Adhesives - Flooring and tiling adhesives

TILEMASTER Adhesives offers what it describes as a comprehensive range of adhesives, developed to help solve onsite challenges while reportedly enabling a fast, easy installation. Made in the UK, the range is said to include options for substrates and surface finishes – from large format porcelain tiles to stone mosaics – and for all application types and setting requirements.

Within the range,...

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How to get the sticky stuff right
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How to get the sticky stuff right

THE basic requirement of any flooring adhesive is that it sticks the floorcovering down, but beyond this, the question of which adhesive to use can be a tricky one. Not only is there a range of flooring types available, each with their own requirements, but it’s also vital to consider the conditions you are working in and the conditions the finished floor will be subjected to.

Many building jobs...

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Newhey Carpets - blue flooring
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Newhey Carpets - blue flooring

THE Newhey design team notes that blue is a key direction for 2019/2020. ‘It sashayed down the fashion catwalk in recent seasons and is now making a return into interiors,’ it says.

‘Blue connects us to the earth and feels familiar. It wraps around us in the sky, sea and water. It can bring lightness or shadow and connect us to nature. Blue is also associated with calm yet confident luxury and is ...

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Shaw Contract - blue flooring
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Shaw Contract - blue flooring

UNDERPINNING the design of Shaw Contract’s flooring collections is its colour trend forecast, compiled by the Global Design team, says the company.

‘The latest, called Colour Connect, provides a snapshot into the global colour trends currently having an impact, and focuses on how we use design to connect with our communities, the earth and ourselves - all through the lens of colour. And in each...

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IDS - blue flooring
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IDS - blue flooring

REPORTEDLY reflecting the trend for patterned decors and all shades of blue in today’s home interiors, IDS’s Faus Blue Tile laminate flooring creates what it describes as a vintage look with a contemporary twist.

‘Part of a 17-strong Faus range of premium laminate flooring, Faus Blue Tile can be used to make a bold statement in kitchens and bathrooms owing to its high-water resistance and...

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F Ball & Co - nursing homes
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F Ball & Co - nursing homes

INSTALLING flooring in care-homes can pose several challenges for flooring contractors. If flooring is installed along corridors for example, residents may be required to remain inside or outside of their accommodation for prolonged periods of time. Where communal areas, such as dining rooms or lounges, are being refurbished, access to facilities could be restricted, causing inconvenience for...

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Danfloor
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Danfloor

SPRINGFIELD Healthcare has brought life back to the world-renowned Terrys of York Chocolate Factory with the creation of The Chocolate Works Care Village, reportedly delivering compassionate, life-enhancing care in a place that’s simply like no other.

In addition to the striking marketplace, which is the centre piece of the care village, there are 82 individual care suites and eight apartments...

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Flooring in transport requires a few important skills
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Flooring in transport requires a few important skills

WHEN installing floorcoverings in marine environments, contractors are faced with some particular considerations, chief of which is the legal requirement to ensure all products used in such installations comply with the Marine Equipment Directive (MED).

The MED is an EU regulation that sets out performance and testing standards to be met by all products and equipment used on board ships. It...

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CASE STUDY: P&O Ferries installation
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CASE STUDY: P&O Ferries installation

MARINE-certified floor preparation products from F Ball & Co have been used to deliver a refurbishment for several deck areas on one of P&O’s passenger and cargo ships. The work was carried out while the ship was in dry dock in Gdansk, Poland by Hull-based Total Flooring.

Having prepared the deck floors, where necessary, with Stopgap 1200 Pro floor levelling compound, contractors...

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IVC - underlay
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IVC - underlay

IVC’s Silento 50 collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring features a special acoustic foam backing that is said to reduce impact sound by 18dB. Suitable for use in student accommodation, education and social housing, the floor is available in a range of realistic wood looks, as well as stone and plain effects.

Including a suite of on-trend grey woods and classic oak looks, Silento 50 has a...

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Pro-Tek - underlay
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Pro-Tek - underlay

PRO-TEK WPC presents a new acoustic flooring option suitable for residential and commercial areas. ‘Combining

sthetic and performance benefits, the engineered vinyl designs feature an attached IXPE premium foam underlay, which provides impact sound performance up to 24db,’ says the company. ‘Other benefits include water and slip resistance – along with fast installation facilitated by the...

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Floorwise - underlay
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Floorwise - underlay

‘THE true champions of underlay performance, the rubber crumb Endura and Optima from the floorwise underlay collection, can now be installed with the double-stick method, making them the best performance minded option for demanding commercial environments,’ says the company.

‘Offering the highest levels of recovery with excellent longevity thanks to the Ultra High Density Plus (UHD+) rubber...

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Floorwise - underlay 2
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Floorwise - underlay 2

FLOORWISE says it delivers high-performance underlays for demanding commercial environments, ensuring performance and longevity for floorcoverings.

‘In Lift and Tread, floorwise recycled PU foam underlays provide a low-weight solution in commercial environments, providing excellent longevity and recovery,’ says the company. ‘With SHD+ density, floorwise Tread delivers in even the busiest of...

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Installation of the month

Sealer protects granite at Salford skyscraper

CHESHIRE-based natural stone supplier Rockford has recently completed a bespoke installation in Salford’s tallest building – Exchange Court – using Italian Granite protected by LTP’s ECOPROTEC Natural Finish Stone Sealer.

More than 40 stone slabs...

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News Story

F Ball adopts global health and safety standard

F BALL & CO says it’s become one of the first companies in the flooring industry to be awarded ISO 45001 certification, the new global standard…

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News Story

Tilemaster Adhesives welcomes three more recruits to its sales team

Craig Sinnamon has been appointed to jointly represent the Tilemaster Adhesives and Kerakoll brands throughout Scotland. This is a new role in a…

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News Story

F Ball & Co's new member of technical support team - David Nessbert

F Ball & Co says it’s strengthened its technical support team in the Republic of Ireland with the appointment of David Nessbert. David will…

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Editor's Blog

Forbo names May competition winner

Forbo Flooring Systems has announced the winner of its May #FlooredItWithForbo competition.

Craig Anstey, divisional director at Loughton Contracts, won the competition with this sleek installation, featuring Marmoleum and Allura LVT.

If you want...

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Training

Why the Apprenticeship Levy must be reviewed

Shaun Wadsworth, training manager, CFA

WITH the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy back in 2017, the change achieved its goal of bringing apprenticeships front-of-mind for most employers in England, as large companies debate the benefits and challenges of using their levy funds against the cost of losing them. Unfortunately, what followed was a real sense of frustration and confusion in identifying the real cost of employing and training...

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Contractor Profiles

The amazing life of Britain's oldest floorlayer - Chapter Two

In August last year, CFJ learned about one Keith Shenton based in Chingford. After some research, it appeared Keith, at 85, may well be the UK’s oldest floorlayer. We held several interviews with him regarding his life story and decided to serialise it in CFJ.

Keith was born to a policeman in Nottingham on 31 July 1934. He and his younger brother, Martyn, lived a carefree life playing cricket, football and snobs, and collecting birds’ eggs in...

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Point of View

WATCH OUT FOR ONEROUS CONTRACTS

I COULD probably fill a whole issue of CFJ with the onerous terms we’ve come across in practice. Onerous terms usually occur in the client or contractor’s own ‘non-standard’ documents but can also arise as amendments to Standard Form contracts. These terms are deliberately designed to reduce your entitlements and increase your obligations.

They will certainly make your life more difficult and could end up costing you a substantial amount of...

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Help and Advice

What’s in it for Me-zzanine?

Dominic o'Brien, director, Spaceway

IT’S always astounding to hear how many individuals are unaware of the benefits mezzanine floor solutions can offer, whether it’s to transform an office or a warehouse in a unique way or to increase operational efficiency.    

Such a process leaves people with many questions, particularly whether it’s feasible and practical or not to have a mezzanine floor installed.

Here I’ll discuss the initial stages of...

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