Distinctive Flooring - Vinyl and LVT
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Distinctive Flooring - Vinyl and LVT

SPECIFYING the flooring for an upcoming commercial project is an important stage in the design process. It’s important to ensure you choose a floor that not only suits the space but also works functionally.

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is robust and versatile, which suits commercial spaces, with an option for every project. Quieter than hardwood, stone or laminate and warmer too, it gives the...

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Altro - Vinyl and LVT
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Altro - Vinyl and LVT

ALTRO Ensemble modular flooring system is, according to the company, delivering on chic style and sound reduction at the four-star Radisson Blu Hotel in Mannheim, Germany. Designers of the contemporary 229 room hotel used Altro Ensemble LVTs to create what’s described as the perfect ambience in the guest rooms, restaurant, corridors and state-of-the-art conference area.

Altro Ensemble modular...

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Forbo Flooring Systems - Vinyl and LVT
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Forbo Flooring Systems - Vinyl and LVT

FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS says it’s proud to announce the launch of what it describes as its award-winning Allura Fusion; a luxury vinyl collection (LVT) collection that uses what are described as innovative colouring techniques to create ‘a fresh unique look, with no pattern repeats’.

The trend collection, which was recently decorated with what is described as the prestigious international Red Dot...

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Polyflor - vinyl and LVT
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Polyflor - vinyl and LVT

POLYFLOR has announced the launch of Polysafe QuickLay PUR Collection. Polysafe QuickLay is a loose-lay safety flooring designed for adhesive-free installation and is claimed to be the perfect solution for busy commercial environments in need of a quick turnaround and where sustainable slip resistance is a priority.

Designed to be a practical choice for contractors and specifiers alike, Polysafe...

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Harvey Maria - vinyl and LVT
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Harvey Maria - vinyl and LVT

HARVEY Maria’s range of British, design-led LVTs includes eight collections, for commercial and residential specification.

Not only ‘different by design’, the range is said to offer a raft of performance benefits, including tough commercial-grade PU slip-resistant finishes for high traffic environments. Bespoke floors are also offered, with high-profile commissions including MasterCard and...

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Tilemaster Adhesives - vinyl and LVT
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Tilemaster Adhesives - vinyl and LVT

TILEMASTER Adhesives’ flooring products range includes various smoothing compounds for subfloor preparation prior to installing LVT/vinyl and other resilient flooring.

Designed for projects where surface finish is imperative, the range includes water-based and bag-and-bottle products, with various working and setting times.

Products are offered from reportedly extensive UK stock and alongside...

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Gerflor - vinyl and LVT
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Gerflor - vinyl and LVT

VINYL flooring continues to evolve. Each year, vinyl manufacturers are stepping up, creating more realistic looks and even cooler features. Advancing technology has given manufacturers the ability to develop shockingly realistic tiles and planks replicating natural looks, such as wood, stone and even cement. They can also create unique, decorative looks that might currently be unavailable in any...

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Pro-Tek Flooring
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Pro-Tek Flooring

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 is claimed to provide a robust, waterproof surface finish, as well as ‘fast installation and acoustic impact sound performance up to 24db’.

The company says all designs are suitable for residential and commercial ...

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Eartwerks - Vinyl and LVT
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Eartwerks - Vinyl and LVT

EARTHWERKS says diversity, excellence in design and outstanding quality are the primary focus of its activities.

‘High design, high standards, attention to detail and a commitment to ‘best-in-class’ service characterise the core values of the company,’ it says.

‘As ‘the’ LVT pioneer, EarthWerks has been offering luxury vinyl flooring for almost four decades. Focusing exclusively on natural...

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Shaw Contract - vinyl and LVT
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Shaw Contract - vinyl and LVT

THE design team at Shaw Contract set out to rethink the way it uses materials and constructs flooring, weaving the boundary between hard and soft. Combining hard surface durability with soft surface aesthetics, reThink woven LVT is said to be a hybrid floorcovering with utilitarian purpose and textile appeal.

Said to be layered for strength and fused into a single solid surface, reThink is built...

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Genesis - Profiles and trims
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Genesis - Profiles and trims

ESTABLISHED in 1989 in the ceramic accessories market, Genesis says it’s quickly become a leading brand in the UK and around the world.

 ‘We’ve been exporting since 1990 and are now available in more than 100 countries, winning the Queens award in the process as recognition for export as an SME,’ says Michael Gadney, sales director.

‘Since then we’ve diversified the range to cross over into the ...

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Schluter - Profiles and trims
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Schluter - Profiles and trims

SCHLUTER-SYSTEMS says Schlüter-DILEX is one of its longest-established product ranges, first entering the market in 1985. Since its launch, says the company, this collection of movement joints has developed a reputation for quality and reliability, becoming one of the product ranges most closely associated with the Schlüter brand.

Over its 30-year history, the DILEX range has expanded to include...

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Forbo Flooring - refurbishment
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Forbo Flooring - refurbishment

H AVING used FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS Marmoleum collection in the original build of the Core building, the Eden Project called on the ‘durable, sustainable’ floorcovering once more to reinvigorate the recent refurbishment of the area.

 After years of constant use with about 1m visitors a year, the Core building at the heart of Cornwall’s popular visitor attraction, the Eden Project, underwent a...

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Weber - refurbishment (1)
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Weber - refurbishment (1)

COMMERCIAL floor screed and tile fixing products by SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER have been specified for the refurbishment of the showroom at the Hodgson Mazda dealership in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The 330sq m floor space accommodates new cars that offer a range of solutions to keep car and driver ‘in perfect harmony’.

The original showroom floor was covered with a combination of carpet and ceramic tiles. It...

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nora - refurbishment (1)
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nora - refurbishment (1)

MARLBOROUGH Primary School has been educating and inspiring children for 140 years. The school, which is said to be the heart of the community, recently underwent extensive redevelopment and included creating a new primary school.

A series of garden terraces cascading from east to west allow direct connections between internal and external learning areas supporting a diverse range of teaching,...

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F Ball
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F Ball

WHEN conducting a refurbishment project, upon removing old floorcoverings and old adhesives residues, contractors may discover the base below is weak or friable – the result of poor installation or curing techniques.

Traditionally, a weak or damaged screed would have to be entirely removed by mechanical means and a new screed installed before the refurbishment could proceed. Now contractors have...

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Ecoprotec - refurbishment
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Ecoprotec - refurbishment

LTP’s Ecoprotec range includes what is claimed to be trusted protection and maintenance solutions for floor refurbishment projects. The company says treatments benefit from the most advanced research in water-based technology and combine high performance with low odour and VOC formulations.

They’re designed to care for and treat natural and engineered stone surfaces – inside and outdoors – and...

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Uzin - refurbishment
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Uzin - refurbishment

UZIN NC 163 is claimed to be a revolutionary water-mix smoothing compound which, it’s said, can help save time and money when refurbishing. Uzin NC 163 can reportedly be used without priming on common substrates such as concrete and cement as well as over old waterproof adhesives residues such as bitumen, if hard, sound and well-bonded to the substrate.

It can also be used over most ceramic tiles ...

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Promoting wellness and well-being with biophilic design
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Promoting wellness and well-being with biophilic design

As we become more aware of our environment, biophilia helps complement design and improve the overall quality of life of the people within the space, says Callum Hopkirk

WITH a renewed focus on employee well-being in the workplace, companies are paying more attention to the fine details, which have a big impact on wellness. As a result, we’re seeing more and more instances of biophilia in...

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Bringing LVT into a new dimension
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Bringing LVT into a new dimension

Janet Lowe explores the latest developments in LVTs aimed at creating interior design statements and discusses the installation formats available for wide-ranging project requirements

 

WHEN a comfortable, durable and contemporary floorcovering is required for a project, LVTs are an ideal choice, owing to their ability to replicate the natural beauty of materials such as wood and stone, without...

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Installation of the month

Bostik blossoms on residential development

ARANGE of BOSTIK subfloor preparation and adhesive products have been used at a new residential development in Manchester. The £30m Smith’s Yard development sees two new, seven-storey and eight-storey apartment blocks set on a 0.24-hectare site on...

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News Story

£60m uplift for floorcoverings market in 2019

A NEW report on the floorcoverings market for 2019 by MTW Research suggests floorcovering sales will rise by more than £60m this year, despite Brexit…

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News Story

Kährs Group builds pellet plant in Nybro

KAHRS Group, a manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring, has built a pellet plant in Nybro, Sweden. The company says that as…

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News Story

BAL invests in sales, support and specification team

BAL says it’s made a significant investment in its sales, support and specification teams to provide what it describes as a greater service provision…

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Editor's Blog

Entry deadline extended for the 2019 Recofloor Awards

Celebrate your company’s vinyl flooring recycling achievements by entering the 2019 Recofloor Awards. You can still submit entries before the extended March 16th deadline.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Altro and Polyflor’s scheme and big...

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Product Files

A surer footing

ISAFE vinyl safety flooring from IVC Commercial, formerly marketed under the Itec Contract Floors brand, has...

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Training

A key shift in training (1)

Shaun Wadsworth explains why employers across the wider floorlaying community should be embracing the new floorlayer apprenticeship standard.

IN my last CFJ article it was great to announce that the new floorlayer apprenticeship standard is officially up-and-running, offering a chance for anyone eligible to take on a three-year floorlaying apprenticeship as long as they’re over the age of 16, have the right to work in the UK  and the employer...

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Contractor Profiles

Turning the Corner

Oxfordshire-based Turners Flooring is a versatile contractor, deftly moving between domestic and commercial work as jobs arise.

Turners Flooring head fitter Chris Turner joined the flooring industry more than 20 years ago, and over that time has learned a huge amount about the trade. Debbie Turner, Chris’ wife, is director at Turners Flooring, overseeing day-to-day operations at the company.

Turners Flooring head fitter Chris joined the...

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Point of View

Taking the sustainable approach

The MD of The Solid Wood Flooring Company talks to CFJ.

How would you describe your company’s approach to sustainability?

We’re very conscious of our environment and will only supply fully sustainable wood flooring. We are FSC and PEFC certified and follow the Timber Trade Federation’s responsible purchasing policy. This section reviews our ethical code of conduct and provides links to our certifications. Wood is the only renewable choice of...

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Help and Advice

Choose your battles carefully

Richard Renouf says taking legal action when you feel you’ve been treated unfairly is your – and your customers’ – right.

But whether it’s the right thing to do is a different matter.

MAKING a court claim is really easy. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? For some time now, it’s been possible to start court proceedings online and to pay by card, so a potential claimant can do everything from their desk or armchair.

They don’t need to go to ...

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CFA Comments

Freeing up your time

Richard Catt explains how one of the CFA’s goals is helping you spend more time fitting floors.

ONE challenge for most small businesses is spending...

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