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 NEWS

‘Alarming’ levels of formaldehyde in Chinese-made laminate alleged
A US based advocacy group that studies the impact of industrial pollution on health and the environment, Global Community Monitor, has filed a lawsuit against the US distributor Lumber Liquidators, claiming that its Chinese-made laminate flooring emits excessive levels of formaldehyde, which is widely recognised as a potential cause of cancer in humans. Read more

Frowns turn to smiles in new survey
THERE are plenty of plus points in the latest National Specialist Contractors Council state of...
Hot guide for visitors to the Flooring Show
THINKING of visiting Harrogate? Make a weekend of it! Good hotels, good eating, right at the...

Readers choose the winners

ESTABLISHED in 1999, the annual Flooring Industry Awards
brought to you by Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) and the
Contract Flooring Association (CFA) are in their 16th year.
They are now, by a long way, the flooring industry’s most
sought after awards.

As always, these awards are chosen by the readers of CFJ.
During the years that these accolades have been presented,
thousands of CFJ readers have cast their votes. Read more

 EDITORS COMMENT

SKILLS CRISIS! HERE IS THE ANSWER
IS it stupid to ask this question: Why is the construction industry lamenting the skills crisis when the UK has over 817,000 unemployed people aged 16-24 (official figures for March to May 2014), many of whom could undergo training and achieve apprenticeships? And that number out of work Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
Rising ocean levels call for sea change in use of fossil fuels

Forecasts of climatic disasters with human consequences of biblical proportions. Sustainability consultant Alan Best warns of dire consequences unless our dependence on fossil fuels is greatly reduced: THE Scripps Institution of Oceanography has said that the world will reach a scientific milestone when levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reach 400 parts per million (ppm).

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 CFA COMMENT
CFA has a ball celebrating 40th anniversary

JUNE was a particularly busy month for the CFA. We held a council meeting, our AGM, manufacturers and distributor committee meetings and last but not least we held
our summer ball. The summer ball is
always a highlight of our calendar,
but this year’s event was...Read more

 HELP AND ADVICE
Craig Pawson
on sustainability

 BUYERS GUIDE

Versatile vinyl

Vinyl has multiple guises, including safety flooring, decorative flooring and also with the convenience of LVT:
Amtico flooring was chosen for the Sears Balcony Champagne Bar at Selfridges, in Birmingham. Situated on the fourth floor, this eatery offers diners views over the city’s shopping district. Read more

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