Modulyss - contract carpets
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Modulyss - contract carpets

WHEN it came to the refurbishing of its own offices, progressive interior design practice, Officescape, turned to carpet tiles from modulyss.

Officescape has used two of the manufacturer’s carpet tile designs to create a layout that pops, but that also takes the brunt of life in breakout and desking areas, where spills from cups of creative fuel are commonplace.

Linsey Hart, design director,...

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Tarkett - contract carpets
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Tarkett - contract carpets

TARKETT, which describes itself as a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces, has launched Desso Harvest, a carpet tile collection that uses light and shade to inject texture and subtle movement into workplace design.

Tarkett says it’s harnessed a two-tone yarn effect to ‘cleverly capture the windswept wheat fields and rustic wood looks that were...

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Wilton Carpets - contract carpets
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Wilton Carpets - contract carpets

WILTON Carpets has released Nova Scotia, a wool-rich woven axminster carpet that’s available within 14 days.

A tartan design modernised with a distressed, vintage feel, Nova Scotia is released as Wilton Carpets continues to boost its Ready to Go axminster programme. Available in nine colourways drawn from the new Creations palette, Nova Scotia reportedly gives new meaning to a classic design,...

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Quadrant - contract carpets
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Quadrant - contract carpets

WORKING as a secondary entrance mat or high-traffic carpet tile, Defender CT is apparently Quadrant’s answer to dual-role functionality.

‘A carpet tile that features a unique monofilament scraper to deal with the moisture and dirt that primary matting misses, Defender CT is a great way to make sure that dirt and moisture are stopped before they can damage high-style floors used in receptions,...

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Lano - contract carpets
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Lano - contract carpets

SAID to be proven in care homes, social housing and education locations across the country, the Scala Solutions range of impervious-backed carpet from Lano is ‘famed for its home-like style and commercial-level performance’.

Suitable for when creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere (but without compromising performance), Scala Twist is the latest addition to the range. Offering a classic ...

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Invista Antron - contract carpets
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Invista Antron - contract carpets

PRIMAL is one of four themes presented in Global Colour Trend Forecast 2019/20 by Invista Antron carpet fibre. Exploring our need to retreat and relax, it presents a palette of subdued, natural and essentialist shades, says the company.

It says the report looks at key design drivers for commercial interiors in 2019 and has been compiled in collaboration with Anne Marie Commandeur of...

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Milliken - contract carpets
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Milliken - contract carpets

MILLIKEN’s carpet tile collection Tracing Landscapes, with its ‘gentle and free-flowing, non-geometric designs, has been created to fit effortlessly into a multitude of environments and enrich any scheme’. It’s designed and made in the UK using high-performance Econyl yarn with 100% regenerated nylon.

The design team took as its inspiration the changing colours, shapes and textures of our...

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Paragon Carpets
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Paragon Carpets

WHEN Viavi Romania designed its new Bucharest headquarters it wanted a fresh and modern approach to its space planning design. Turning large expanses into demarcated colour areas was essential, without the need to physically block the space using walls or walkway interruptions.

Paragon Carpets used BREEAM A+ rated Strobe to team solid colour with gradients of colour using vertical borders as...

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Bona - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes
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Bona - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes

BONA-certified contractors Timbered Flooring used Bona products for the installation and finishing of a 20mm engineered, dark fumed oak parquet floor at London's new urban hotel, Assembly London.
Bona D501 primer was applied to the WBP plywood subfloor, then the parquet blocks were stuck down using Bona R848 silane adhesive.

The pre-wire-brushed blocks were then finished with Bona Craft Oil 2K...

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Osmo UK - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes
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Osmo UK - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes

OSMO UK, which describes itself as the eco-friendly wood and finishes experts, offers Polyx-Oil Tints Raw, a lightly tinted protective finish that is said by the company to provide an original, untreated appearance for wooden floors.

Said by Osmo to be desired by many homeowners, this finish creates a reportedly sought-after look, but also protects the wood’s surface.

‘Based on the original...

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LTP - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes
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LTP - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes

LTP has launched its second-generation Product Selector tool at ecoproductselector.com. The free online resource - which identifies the correct eco-treatment according to surface type and symptom - has been updated to include the latest tile finishes and related issues.

‘It now provides even greater scope and support for tile and stone specifiers, installers and end users, as well as a valuable...

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Atkinson & Kirby - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes
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Atkinson & Kirby - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes

WITH various flooring finishes available, it’s important for contractors to weigh up the different options available and decide on the best flooring finish for each application at the early stages of planning.

There are three coatings available for hardwood flooring: lacquered, UV oiled or natural oiled. Alternatively, solid boards can also be supplied unfinished for finishing in situ, while a...

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Dr Schutz - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes
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Dr Schutz - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes

PU Design and PU AntiColor from Dr Schutz, a German floor care company, have provided St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin with a refurbished flooring surface which was reportedly cost effective to apply, ensures protection against day-to-day medical spillages and is said to be aesthetically pleasing.

St Vincent’s University Hospital is a major academic teaching hospital, affiliated to...

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Junkers - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes
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Junkers - floor finishes, sealants and varnishes

SINCE its recent introduction to the market, Junckers Strong Premium lacquer has, the company says, quickly become a bestseller.

‘Strong Premium is Junckers’ most advanced single pack lacquer suitable for high traffic residential and commercial floors,’ says the company.

‘Replacing Junckers’ Strong and Strong Plus lacquers, Strong Premium with improved durability has quickly become the go-to...

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Haro - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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Haro - flooring in retail and shopping areas

THE fashions sold internationally by s.Oliver, a company based in Würzburg, are available in nearly 100 stores in Germany. The newest store in Braunschweig was outfitted with Haro parquet.

The s.Oliver Group, a company founded by Bernd Freier in 1969, has become a leading European fashion company in just a few decades. The company’s brands include s.Oliver, s.Oliver BLACK LABEL, s.Oliver ACTIVE,...

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PRO-TEK - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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PRO-TEK - flooring in retail and shopping areas

AVAILABLE in 40 wood and stone-effects, PRO-TEK WPC provides a new engineered vinyl floor solution for high traffic retail environments. Featuring a six-layer waterproof construction - with built-in underlay - the new design reportedly requires minimal floor preparation and has an integral glue-less joint system. Boards are said to lock together to create a durable, dimensionally stable surface...

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Gerflor - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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Gerflor - flooring in retail and shopping areas

THESE days in a challenging high street environment, retailers are constantly looking for ways to satisfy increasingly unforgiving shoppers. In some cases, they’re struggling to ensure they deliver high levels of customer service at all times no matter how their customers interact with them. Retailing can also often boil down to image, and nothing sets the tone of a store, or the entire shopping...

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Resdev - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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Resdev - flooring in retail and shopping areas

TERRAZZO flooring systems developed and manufactured by resin flooring specialists Resdev have been selected for use by the Egyptian Arabiata restaurant chain for its latest outlet in Cairo’s Al Rehab City.

Al Rehab City is a unique community development covering an area of 10m sq m in New Cairo, and this branch is Arabiata’s flagship outlet, serving mainly Oriental food with the focus on...

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Tilemaster - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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Tilemaster - flooring in retail and shopping areas

FLOOR installation in retail environments can be challenging. Timescales need to be as short as possible, to minimise downtime, disruption to customers and associated lost revenue. In response, Tilemaster says it offers a range of preparation products that help speed installation and tackle retail fit-out issues.

For floors, stairs and risers that need to be repaired before a screed can be...

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F Ball & Co - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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F Ball & Co - flooring in retail and shopping areas

F BALL’s Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS vinyl adhesive, a development in temperature tolerant adhesives, has been used to install luxury vinyl tiles in Fosse Shopping Park’s food court which is subject to temperature change and heavy footfall. Extreme temperature fluctuations can cause floorcoverings to expand and contract over time, leading to tenting and gapping.

The formulation of Styccobond F49...

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Tarkett - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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Tarkett - flooring in retail and shopping areas

WITH Cementi Click, Tarkett says it’s introducing a category of mineral flooring tiles made of authentic cement.

‘Tarkett presents a new innovation by introducing a category of premium mineral tiles and planks for architectural spaces - Cementi Click,’ says the company. ‘Produced from 95% clay, cement’s main composite, Cementi Click boasts the look and feel of this raw modern material, thus...

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Rawson - flooring in retail and shopping areas
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Rawson - flooring in retail and shopping areas

EVERY commercial building requires an entrance floor system, to provide a cleaning and drying surface to foot traffic, before walking on the chosen interior floor.
This is never more evident than with retail shops and stores where many customers walk straight in from the high street.

‘With years of experience, the broad range of products offered by Rawson Carpet Solutions will fulfil the primary...

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Installation of the month

University library gets ‘robust flooring’

THE ‘robust qualities and unique geometrical design’ of Forbo Flooring Systems’ Flotex Triad planks have helped refresh the entrance level of a busy university library in Glasgow.

The Andersonian Library, located in the Curran building at the...

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News Story

Continued growth predicted for vinyl

VINYL flooring, also known as resilient flooring, is a finished flooring material primarily used in construction application related to commercial…

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News Story

Tiling systems manufacturer celebrates 25 years in the UK

THIS September represents a milestone anniversary for Leicestershire-based manufacturer Schlüter-Systems, which provides solutions to protect and…

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News Story

Builders merchants Q2 sales bounce back

SALES through UK builders’ merchants bounced back in Q2 2018, with the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reporting 7.2% growth in sales…

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Editor's Blog

Insurance for construction

In the world of construction, insurance is extremely important to protect you, your employees, the public and the project itself. Without it, you could possibly be breaking the law and can cost your business huge amounts of money, even risking...

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Training

CPD – future proofing your business

As we approach uncertain futures in the manufacturing and flooring sectors, a multiskilled workforce is more important than ever, says Shaun Wadsworth.

IN my previous profession as an apprenticeship training officer and assessor, it was expected of me to provide 30 hours per year of continuing professional development (CPD) to prove I was enhancing my own skills and proficiency year-on-year.

This is a key factor in education and the first time ...

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Contractor Profiles

No Limits

Woodun Limited is a UK based installer of wood flooring, including in its remit everything from residential (‘no job is too small’, the website claims) to large hospitality contracts. Recently, CFJ spoke with managing director at Woodun Limited, Terry Fitch, a man whose wealth of experience and level-headed approach to flooring speak to the ongoing success of the company itself.

WHILE Woodun Limited itself was incorporated in 2003, Terry’s...

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Point of View

GETTING PAID – THE SMOKE AND MIRRORS

The construction industry still has a host of issues that need resolution, but getting paid continues to be the biggest and most divisive issue of all.

YOU have enough on your plate with a whole host of matters that need your attention and if you spend most of your time trying to get paid, then you have less time to address those other issues that need your attention. As for planning for the future, you probably can’t think beyond the end of...

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Help and Advice

Warning: working clothes can seriously affect your health and wellbeing

David Clark says clothes have come a long way since humans first started wearing them over 100,000 years ago.

WORKWEAR itself has experienced a dramatic evolution in the last 60 years from the early days of the Boilersuit and Coveralls to 21st century workwear products that are now much influenced by streetwear fashion and fabric technology trends.

Even up to the early 70s, designs were basic and product development was limited.

Think about...

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