Flowcrete - Industrial Strength
Sector Focus

Flowcrete - Industrial Strength

SEVERAL flooring solutions from Flowcrete were chosen by the Ford Motor Company when it undertook a comprehensive renovation of its large-scale Romeo Engine Plant.

The facility in Romeo, Michigan has been a critical part of Ford’s industrial muscle since the early ‘70s and it has recently embarked on a $150m program of upgrades with general contractors Walbridge to enhance its capacity and...

Continue Reading
F BALL - Industrial Strength
Sector Focus

F BALL - Industrial Strength

F BALL’s Stopgap 800 Wearcoat is a self-levelling, commercial and industrial grade floor compound for upgrading and renovating new and existing internal floors in light to heavy duty applications.

It’s designed to be left as a stand-alone wearing surface. These properties make it suitable for application in storerooms, workshops and warehouses where floors will be heavily trafficked and subject...

Continue Reading
Resdev - Industrial Strength
Sector Focus

Resdev - Industrial Strength

DESCRIBING itself as an established world leader in resin flooring technology, Resdev supplies a global market ‘with a comprehensive range of high performance polyurethane and epoxy industrial flooring systems, now exporting to more than 35 countries worldwide’.

Resdev says its comprehensive range of high performance resin flooring systems utilise epoxy and polyurethane formulations to provide...

Continue Reading
Instarmac - Industrial Strength
Sector Focus

Instarmac - Industrial Strength

WITH so many products available on the market, and the requirements of projects more demanding than ever, choosing the perfect products for your industrial flooring installation can be an intimidating prospect.

Manufacturing facilities need floors that are durable, can bear the weight of heavy machinery and are resistant to spillages. Similarly, with the constant trafficking from forklift trucks, ...

Continue Reading
Gerflor - Industrial Strength
Sector Focus

Gerflor - Industrial Strength

GERFLOR says it’s produced a collection of technically supreme high-end products for the industrial and scientific sectors.

‘It’s an industrial shopping basket aimed at delivering high quality, durable flooring products that perform to the highest standards and looks stunning too,’ says Gerflor.

The company continues: ‘Gerflor’s GTI Max range is ideally suited to various industrial applications...

Continue Reading
Flowcrete - Industrial Strength (1)
Sector Focus

Flowcrete - Industrial Strength (1)

THE automotive industry represents a challenging environment for the floor, as the finish will be subjected to a long list of demands, such as the weight of the vehicles, corrosive substances and the stresses of large-scale manufacturing.

Additionally, the floor needs to create a safe and effective working space while often having to reflect brand visuals. For these reasons, many car...

Continue Reading
The Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA) - Industrial Strength
Sector Focus

The Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA) - Industrial Strength

RESIN flooring is the flooring of choice for industrial applications whether manufacturing or warehousing. These include the most aggressive environments, because of the excellent performance characteristics of resin flooring and its ability to provide a seamless, hygienic, durable and slip-resistant floor.

The Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA), represents most companies in the sector and uses...

Continue Reading
Amtico - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

Amtico - Refurbishment

A BESPOKE floor from Amtico has been installed at Princes Quay Shopping Centre in Kingston Upon Hull.

Comprising more than 1,500sq m of Umbra Veil and Umbra Eclipse from Amtico’s Signature collection, the new flooring reportedly delivers a highly durable surface that can withstand the extremely high footfall in the area.

The product was specified by specialists in retail architecture, SMW...

Continue Reading
Tarkett - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

Tarkett - Refurbishment

DALE Office Interiors builds bespoke spaces designed to enhance business performance, so when it came to refurbishing its own office they knew exactly what to do.

It turned to Tarkett to supply the flooring as part of a new design scheme, which would create a refreshing update to its space - to be used as an office and a showroom for clients.

For the flooring, the design experts at Dale Office...

Continue Reading
Weber - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

Weber - Refurbishment

SAINT-GOBAIN Weber has been specified in the extensive refurbishment of a manufacturing unit at Kawneer UK, Runcorn, Cheshire, a manufacturer of commercial construction and architectural aluminium systems.

Continual growth in market share has necessitated the installation of an advanced materials handling system to manage the precision aluminium extrusions used in glazing and cladding systems...

Continue Reading
Atkinson & Kirby - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

Atkinson & Kirby - Refurbishment

WHEN a refurbishment is on the cards, it’s more important than ever to ensure the new design is the height of the style stakes, creating a look that stands the test of time, in durability and style.

When deciding on a flooring design to suit a project, it’s important to follow the overall look and feel of the environment, and with so many trend-led flooring options available, it’s now easier than ...

Continue Reading
Ultrafloor - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

Ultrafloor - Refurbishment

ULTRAFLOOR customer, Branagan Flooring Services, has completed subfloor preparation at the prestigious Old Trafford cricket ground – home to the Lancashire County Cricket Club. With a stadium capacity of 26,000, Old Trafford Cricket Ground is one of the largest cricket venues in the UK and has played host to international matches since 1884.

Lancashire County Cricket Club – one of 18 first class...

Continue Reading
The Preparation Group - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

The Preparation Group - Refurbishment

THE Preparation Group’s contracting division PPC, was appointed to uplift the floor of an old gym as part of a total refurbishment project. Half of the 1,200sq m floor area comprised of a 3mm latex screed and the remainder, 10mm ceramic tiles.

A gas powered 600 ride-on Multi-Stripper was employed with a pick attached to the front of the machine to break up and lift the tiles. The pick was then...

Continue Reading
Gerflor - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

Gerflor - Refurbishment

ANY ongoing investment in schools’ refurbishment works programmes always has a positive effect in the drive to improve educational standards. Refurbishment should never be considered as ‘the second option’, it should be valued more as an improvement to the existing facilities.

The completion of any refurbishment works ultimately provides better facilities for our children and young people to...

Continue Reading
F Ball - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

F Ball - Refurbishment

PRODUCTS from F Ball & Co have been used to create a ‘textbook perfect’ flooring finish as part of a refurbishment for a new Amtico training academy in Coventry. These included F Ball’s Stopgap 300 HD levelling compound and Stopgap P131 general purpose primer. The flooring was installed in what’s now the reception area of the training centre.

First, ceramic tiles were removed from the...

Continue Reading
LTP - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

LTP - Refurbishment

DISCOLOURED grout joints can ruin a floor aesthetic, especially where light colour grouts have been specified. During a floor refurbishment, deep cleaning products used on tiled floors often fail to target this area and cleaned tiles remain framed by a dirty, unhygienic border. This is an especially common issue in WCs and bathrooms, hotels, restaurants and leisure environments.

Unlike most...

Continue Reading
Nora - Refurbishment
Sector Focus

Nora - Refurbishment

HAVING undergone a £23.75m three-year refurbishment plan, the National Army Museum was officially opened by the Queen on 30 March 2017.

Architects BDP was appointed to provide the ‘70s building with an upgrade of some magnitude and designed a fresh, enhanced and striking modern appearance for the 270,000 visitors that pass through the door annually.

Reaching across four floors a dynamic space...

Continue Reading
Interface - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Interface - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

AS building occupants seek to create tactile, visually stimulating spaces where they can work, live and play, architects, designers and flooring contractors are challenged to shape one space with multiuse areas.

To support this shift, modular flooring company, Interface, has launched two ranges - Boundary Metallics and Studio Set - to meet customer demand for high quality, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) ...

Continue Reading
Gerflor - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Gerflor - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

THERE are two big factors we should consider when we’re deciding what we buy. Whether you're shopping for a pair of jeans, or you're buying a home. It’s all about the price and whether it’s a premium product. It’s easy to cut corners where you think it's a small purchase, such as clothes or cleaning supplies and go just for price or invest your budget on quality because you think you should or...

Continue Reading
Itec Contract Floors - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Itec Contract Floors - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

WITH what is claimed to be authentic wood looks and impressive durability, Concept Woods vinyl flooring from Itec Contract Floors is said to be a popular choice in commercial, health, education, leisure and accommodation projects looking for a floor to withstand intensive use.

‘Now with introduction of A top emboss specifically developed for commercial sheet vinyl and new designs capturing recent ...

Continue Reading
Tarkett - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Tarkett - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

TARKETT has unveiled a new generation of floor renovation for professionals – iD Click Ultimate. ‘With the strength and feel of wood and stone, and all the advantages of LVTs, iD Click Ultimate offers time-saving and durable alternatives to architects, designers, chain-owners and shopfitters looking for stylish solutions to fit out stores, shops, and hotels,’ says the company.

‘Easy on the eye...

Continue Reading
Amtico - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Amtico - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

THE newly opened M Bar & Grill in Twickenham, London has been fitted with an intricate ‘Basket Weave’ flooring pattern using Amtico’s Signature collection of LVTs.

The new flooring (147sq m) has been installed in the restaurant and bar areas, while a custom-made ‘M’ is displayed at the entrance of the restaurant.

The strong, contrasting ‘Basket Weave’ pattern was achieved by blending four...

Continue Reading
Mapei - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Mapei - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

THE new ‘high performance, one-component silylated polymer-based adhesive’ for installing LVT floorcoverings is Mapei Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT and Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT Wall to bond LVT in areas exposed to water and damp environments such as in bathrooms and wet-rooms.

Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT is designed for use on interior floors for LVT floorcoverings and as a universal adhesive for all types of ...

Continue Reading
F Ball & Co - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

F Ball & Co - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

F BALL & CO says its ‘System LVT’ range comprises a carefully selected portfolio of products the company recommends using in combination for optimum results when installing LVTs. The range comprises Stopgap 300 HD floor levelling compound, Styccobond F46 pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive and Stopgap P131 general-purpose primer.

To promote adhesion between the subfloor and any subsequently...

Continue Reading
Tilemaster - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Tilemaster - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

TILEMASTER’s Super Flow 30 reportedly provides the ‘ideal top surface finish’ for LVT installations. The ultra-rapid setting leveller is said to be suitable for all substrates – including timber and underfloor heating – and provides superior flow and adhesion, with a working time of 15 minutes.

Its constant ‘glass-like’ finish is said to eliminate subfloor distortion through to the vinyl surface...

Continue Reading
PRO-TEK - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

PRO-TEK - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

AVAILABLE in 40 authentic wood and tile-effects, PRO-TEK WPC is a new type of engineered vinyl flooring now available in the UK.

‘Featuring a ‘wood plastic composite’ core, the innovation provides a robust, waterproof surface finish, as well as fast installation and acoustic impact sound performance up to 24db,’ says the company.

‘Designs are suitable for residential and commercial installation...

Continue Reading
Itec Contract Floors - Concept Woods vinyl flooring collection
Sector Focus

Itec Contract Floors - Concept Woods vinyl flooring collection

WITH a Class 34 Very Heavy Commercial rating, Itec Contract Floors says there’s no doubt the Concept Woods vinyl flooring collection is suitable for use in high-wear areas such as corridors and halls and congregation areas and now with new and more authentic wood looks, the range is even more suited for use in school refurbishments this summer.

‘Covering the bases of classic oak and grey planks...

Continue Reading
Milliken - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Milliken - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

BENTIMA House in London is a high quality, 10,000sq ft space that now features light grey and white tones of Milliken’s Heritage Wood HER218. As part of its Freelay (glue -free) LVT range, it was reportedly quick, convenient and clean to install.

Milliken’s Freelay Heritage Wood collection is designed with what’s described as a distressed, worn and stripped back appearance to offer an elegant...

Continue Reading
Altro - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Altro - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

ALTRO Orchestra soft vinyl flooring is apparently proving a big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort.

The acting head teacher, said: ‘We’re always looking for ways to make cost effective improvements to the school for the safety and comfort of pupils and to enhance their learning and playing experiences...

Continue Reading
IDS - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

IDS - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

PARQUET is said to be a fashionable, timeless flooring choice and the three Herringbone designs in the IDS Malmo luxury vinyl stick-down flooring range aim to suit traditional and modern tastes, says the company.
The Malmo Herringbone palette is said to reflect the popularity of woodgrains with its Bergen, Otta and Vantaa designs. Bergen is a classic and elegant oak, Otta features a luxurious...

Continue Reading
Tarkett - new collection, iD Supernature and iD Tattoo
Sector Focus

Tarkett - new collection, iD Supernature and iD Tattoo

IN June 2018 Tarkett launched its new collection, iD Supernature and iD Tattoo, which was created to reveal the potential of modular vinyl materials for designing remarkable interiors. The combination of iD Supernature and iD Tattoo reportedly allows architects and designers to re-invent flooring through the customisation of modular vinyl, and to design inspirational and sophisticated spaces.

...

Continue Reading
Polyflor - Decorative vinyl & LVTs
Sector Focus

Polyflor - Decorative vinyl & LVTs

EXPONA Simplay loose lay luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor have formed part of a creative working space for video game developer Ubisoft’s office in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Installed by Monument Flooring based in Gateshead, 186sq m of Expona Simplay PUR tiles in the American Oak design features in meeting rooms and communal areas at the Ubisoft office, where developers create popular games such as...

Continue Reading
Specifier’s Guide shows way on LVT
Sector Focus

Specifier’s Guide shows way on LVT

IT’s not always easy being an architect, designer, facilities manager or specifier. There are so many areas of responsibility that few can be blamed for wondering where to start with respect to a new installation. One responsibility sometimes regarded as an unsexy part of their job is flooring – whether that’s in gyms, hospitals, nursing homes, retail locations, schools or universities. But now...

Continue Reading
Installation of the month

Uzin sprinkles stardust at children’s ward

BY adopting a UZIN system, more than 2,000sq m of flooring was renovated without having to close the Starlight Children’s Ward in Wythenshawe Hospital.

Wythenshawe Hospital is a major acute teaching hospital, part of University Hospital of South...

Continue Reading
News Story

Hultafors Group acquires Hellberg Safety

THE Hultafors Group which owns Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear Safety Footwear and Hultafors Tools has acquired Hellberg Safety. Hellberg Safety is a…

Continue Reading
News Story

Most NI builders say political deadlock will dampen growth

THREE-QUARTERS of small building firms in Northern Ireland say that unless politicians end the deadlock in Stormont, the ability of their firm to…

Continue Reading
News Story

Construction SMEs surge despite Brexit jitters

THERE’S no sign of Brexit nerves in construction, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), as construction SMEs enjoyed rising workloads in the…

Continue Reading

Subscribe to our newsletter:

Editor's Blog

‘Porta-Nails provides quality and precision’

Porta-Nails was established in December 1979 and is the manufacturer of the wood flooring installation system, the Porta-Nailer. Porta-Nails also manufactures hardwood floor fastening tools.

In 2012, QEP acquired the Porta-Nails brand as a...

Continue Reading
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 ...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
Join the CFA

The CFJ is the official magazine of the Contract Flooring Association. If you would like to join the CFA, click on the link...

Join the CFA today
Flooring Library
Flooring Library

The Flooring Library is brought to you by CFJ!

The Flooring Library is brought to you by CFJ (Contract Flooring Journal) the leading UK magazine for the contract flooring industry. All the entries included in the library are vetted and approved by Kick-Start Publishing Ltd.

Continue to Flooring Library