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ALONGSIDE ‘striking patterns and authentic natural-effects’, Harvey Maria offers what it describes as ‘one-of-a kind’ custom-printed floors. Typically used to create transformative spaces and stunning features, its commissions have included Belfast’s Titanic Museum, where LVT reportedly dramatically depicted the ship’s design,...Continue Reading
F BALL & Co’s ‘high-performance’ Styccobond B95 flexible wood flooring adhesive has been used to install 400sq m of new timber flooring at the National Gallery, London. Prior to installation, the subfloor was prepared using Stopgap Green Bag general purpose levelling compound, which created a smooth and level surface for the new oak floor.
Located on London’s famous Trafalgar Square, the...Continue Reading
ULTRACOAT Sport System has been introduced by Mapei, to provide ‘a high-performance system for the decoration and protection of wooden sports-floors’.
Comprising of a base coat, coloured acrylic paint and varnish finish, the system is suitable for application in facilities used for all types of sports and the products have most recently been approved by Fiba for competition levels 1, 2 and 3.... Continue Reading
THROUGH what’s described as a specialist range of underlays, floorwise provides retailers and contractors with a range of products designed to combat the common issues presented by wood and laminate floors.
‘Retailers and installers looking for a value-driven choice should look towards the Whisper collection of lightweight PE foam underlays,’ says the company.
‘From the base-level Whisper that...Continue Reading
GRANORTE has refreshed its Recolour collection of contemporary design flooring, introducing a wide colour palette and a glue-down specification ideal for commercial locations.
‘Layering cork’s beautiful natural aesthetic beneath a 28-strong colour palette from Pearl through Blush, Lilac and Olive to Slate Grey and Smoke, Recolour offers something very special for projects looking to break from...Continue Reading
JUNCKERS’ new Twin Herringbone floor is an updated version of what the company describes as a much-loved classic. Delivered with a hardwearing factory-finished surface reportedly ready to walk on as soon as it’s installed, Twin Herringbone has the advantage of saving on costly and time-consuming installation work as the floor apparently doesn’t have to be sanded, filled and treated after...Continue Reading
KERAKOLL has relaunched its collection of adhesives, sealing and cleaning products for hardwood flooring in the UK. The revamped collection includes Slc EP21 Rapid (a rapid primer/DPM), new formulations of the L34 range of adhesives including a new rapid-setting product, and cleaners, fillers and varnishes.
A hardwood flooring systems brochure which doubles as a product catalogue is also...Continue Reading
AS HARO partners are said to be aware, an increasing number of interior designers are on the lookout for comprehensive solutions enabling them to plan staircases that ‘harmonise perfectly’ with the desired ‘high-quality’ parquet, laminate or design flooring.
Owing to Haro’s range of accessories, its partners reportedly have the matching stair-nosing to satisfy all requirements and are said to...Continue Reading
A WOODEN sports floor is designed to flex with the athlete’s weight and movement, and this places great demands on the products used to finish the surface. Another important parameter is the slip resistance of the surface.
Too little friction increases the risk of slipping, while too much increases the risk of injury. The surface must be easily maintained to retain the surface properties, with...Continue Reading
THROUGH a development process that examines the detail of original surfaces, UNILIN Evola brings decorative boards that are claimed to look and feel true-to-life.
Each Unilin Evola design starts with an original surface, from which begins an intensive process of design development. Using the original sample, Unilin’s design and R&D teams begin to work together to create a surface that’s as...Continue Reading
THE Tuscan Forte wood flooring range, part of the Tuscan Collection from IDS, has reportedly been enhanced with lacquer technology from Tressert to ‘enrich the visual and textural appeal of the wood’s natural grain, while assuring surface protection and durability’.
The lightweight formulation of Tressert lacquer, an ‘industry respected’ German brand, means Tuscan Forte flooring is said to retain ...Continue Reading
THE 2019 Woodpecker Flooring catalogue is here, featuring what the company describes as a volley of new products, inspiring images and refreshed design.
As the trend for contemporary parquet flooring continues to thrive, two new chevron designs join the Goodrich collection. In white and natural shades, Cashmere and Manor Oak are said to bolster the choice of unique patterned looks from the range.... Continue Reading
Kährs has supplied sustainable cosmetics retailer Lush with hardwood flooring for Lush stores, offices, spas and studios in the UK. The collaboration is a result of Kährs matching the strict environmental criteria set by Lush for its suppliers.
Lush has ‘very high standards of sustainability awareness and strong environmental ethos’ for all its cosmetic products, which reportedly involves the...Continue Reading
INNOVATION and product development have always reportedly been at the heart of UltraFloor. ‘Listening to the needs of our loyal customers and providing real solutions to today’s flooring problems has provided the backbone to our extensive product portfolio,’ says the company.
With this in mind, UltraFloor’s Research and Development Chemists says it’s enhanced the formula of Level IT Bond to...Continue Reading
THE Preparation Group has added a new machine to its equipment range specifically designed for hire - the 110v 250SP Single-Head Grinder.
Designed for small commercial and domestic projects, the 250SP has a range of interchangeable diamond accessories for multi-functional use; cleaning and keying all types of surfaces, removing concrete laitance, smoothing and levelling, descaling and removing...Continue Reading
SAINT-Gobain Weber industrial and commercial flooring products, reportedly designed for speed of application and premium performance, have been used in a major renovation project at Woolley GMC Engineering Co in Coventry.
This British engineering company’s trading success required a rapid factory facility renovation. weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid industrial screed is said to be responsible ...Continue Reading
LATEXPLAN No Ammonia is a ‘two-part, fast-setting, moisture-tolerant, cement-based, latex-mixed levelling compound’, according to Mapei.
‘It’s suitable for levelling differences in thickness between 3-10mm in one application on new and existing substrates over a wide range of surface conditions,’ says the company.
‘Latexplan No Ammonia can be used over most old existing adhesive residues...Continue Reading
SUMMER is here and, once again, the warmer weather will bring a host of new considerations for flooring contractors to take into account when it comes to subfloor preparation.
Warm conditions can mean drying times for smoothing compounds are significantly faster, and this combined with the prevalence of fast-track products in the industry today creates potential pitfalls for the uninformed and...
ULTRAFLOOR’s range of subfloor preparation materials includes DPM IT and Prime IT Multi-surface Primer, ancillary products designed to protect your floors and enhance bond.
UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer is reportedly a moisture-tolerant, water-based polymer primer, sealer and bonding aid, formulated for porous and non-porous substrates. Designed to promote the adhesion of UltraFloor...Continue Reading
TILEMASTER Adhesives’ Professional Flooring Products range consists of various single-part and two-part smoothing compounds for, reportedly, all types of substrate, flooring material and time-frames. These products are manufactured in Leyland, Lancashire and are designed to help solve challenges faced by flooring contractors and tilers.
‘For projects that require a ‘heavy duty’ compound, FineFlow ...Continue Reading
UZIN L3 Gold, smoothing compound is said to be suitable for use in refurbishment projects as it can be applied over old waterproof adhesives residues such as bitumen, if hard, sound and well-bonded to the substrate. It can reportedly be used without a primer in most cases and has a high compressive strength of 25 N.
‘It’s extremely quick-setting and floorcoverings can be installed after two...Continue Reading
NORCROS Adhesives offers a range of tile adhesives and surface preparation products. The company says it’s demonstrated its products can meet the most demanding goals, which is why it has an exclusive arrangement with Barratt Homes – a UK housebuilder - on its range of tile adhesives.
The new Barratts agreement followed trials using Norcros Pro-Gyp Base Fast Track Sealer on the prestigious Sugar...Continue Reading
IN order to ensure a long-lasting, smooth base for the installation of floorcoverings, a levelling compound should be applied over a subfloor. However, F Ball & Co, manufacturer of subfloor preparation products, advises that before applying a levelling compound, it’s necessary to inspect and properly prepare the subfloor. Contractors should also take time to select the most appropriate...Continue Reading
CERAMIC tile is more than just a material for floor and wall coverings. Craftsmen throughout history have used these tiles to create complex and beautiful designs, such as the intricate Roman mosaics capturing historical scenes and the decorative azulejos of Spain and Portugal.
Here, I’ll explain how contractors can mimic the intricacy of artists to guarantee success when working with similar...Continue Reading
ALTRO Serenade acoustic flooring has been used throughout the new £17 million Reach Free School, in Rickmansworth, reportedly providing the highest level of sound reduction and comfort underfoot.
The newly-constructed school has created places for...Continue Reading