ALE Heavylift and Carpet & Flooring
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ALE Heavylift and Carpet & Flooring

ALE Heavylift recently relocated its company headquarters to a new site in Staffordshire Business Park, with a vision of having an open-plan office that places strong emphasis on employee comfort.
Global resource manager for ALE, Wendy Birch, contacted office design specialists Planned Office Interiors, to seek out new, refreshing ideas for the forward-thinking company’s new design layout.
Planned...

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Blueprint Interiors and modulyss
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Blueprint Interiors and modulyss

SEEKING a combination of looks and performance underfoot, Blueprint Interiors has turned to modulyss and its DSGN Tweed and Xtra Step carpet tiles for use in its latest prestigious project in Bury St Edmunds.
1,220sqm of DSGN Tweed and 140sqm of Xtra Step loop pile carpet tiles were selected for use by the design company which was tasked with product specification.

DSGN Tweed, crafted from 100%...

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Gradus’ Streetwise Design
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Gradus’ Streetwise Design

GRADUS has designed a range of carpet tiles available in complementary colours, which can reportedly be combined to create interesting and contemporary floor schemes.

Streetwise Design is said to be an attractive textured loop pile carpet tile with a random design, suitable for a range of environments including commercial office and education.

Streetwise Design comprises ‘Streetwise Originals’...

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Heckmondwike Pure Care  & Total Care
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Heckmondwike Pure Care & Total Care

HECKMONDWIKE says it’s offering a complete solution for the care sector through its Pure Care and Total Care ranges.

Pure Care and Total Care are suited to healthcare environments or sheltered housing, whether that be communal areas, corridors or bedrooms.

Both types of carpet feature an impervious backing and are reportedly highly resistant to staining and bleach ‘and are extremely durable’....

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Desso carpet planks and tiles
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Desso carpet planks and tiles

DESSO’s Fuse Create carpet planks and Fields carpet tiles have been selected to create a unique, nature-inspired office space in County Limerick.

The carpet tiles were combined to form separate zones and collaborative spaces for different departments in the open-plan layout.

Fuse Create was installed in plank format, with each plank consisting of two contrasting colour schemes. Bright red and...

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Quadrant’s Core Collection
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Quadrant’s Core Collection

QUADRANT has transformed its in-stock Core Collection of carpet tiles, bringing a functional palette designed to work alongside its feature carpets, Ntgrate woven vinyl and Salto looselay vinyl collections.

Elements, Balance and Synergy have been at the heart of Quadrant for some time, delivering in projects wanting a carpet tile that delivers ‘exceptional performance and a balanced aesthetic’.

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Lano launches Avenue
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Lano launches Avenue

LANO has launched Avenue, a narrow-loom woven axminster concept suitable for use in hallways and stairs of high-end residential and commercial projects.

Available in 10 ‘striking modern designs’ from stock, including hexagons, houndstooth, chevron and crackled patterns; Avenue’s 67cm width makes the carpet suitable for use as stair and hallway runners.

‘Bringing a luxurious look in a quality...

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‘Inspiration 2018’ from Invista
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‘Inspiration 2018’ from Invista

INVISTA Antron carpet fibre has launched ‘Inspiration 2018’, a reference of influences permeating the work of carpet designers using the fibre to create what is described as high-performance carpet for commercial environments.

Featuring reference photography from a broad spectrum of subjects such as nature, architecture, colour, light and street art, the reference touches on core themes shaping...

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The finishing touches
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The finishing touches

FILA’s surface care range includes 36 sealers and floor-finishes – from stain proofing protectors and dirt repellents, to matt, classic and glossy wax treatments. All solutions are claimed to provide high performance, while safe-guarding personal safety, and many form part of Fila’s award-winning Green Line.

New Green Line treatments include LEED-approved FILAMP90 Eco Plus, which is designed to...

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Strong Premium from Junckers
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Strong Premium from Junckers

JUNCKERS has introduced Strong Premium, reportedly ‘the most advanced single-pack lacquer with improved durability suitable for high-traffic residential and commercial floors’.

Replacing Junckers’ Strong and Strong Plus lacquers, new Strong Premium is a future-proof product for today’s market. A new generation finishing product, Strong Premium is claimed by Junckers to be one of the most advanced ...

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Kährs maintenance range
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Kährs maintenance range

KAHRS Maintenance Range includes various eco-friendly finishing products, for ongoing maintenance and refurbishment of oiled and lacquered wood floors. All products are reportedly suitable for high traffic locations in commercial and domestic areas, for renovation projects and post-installation treatment.

For oiled finishes, Kährs Satin Oil is offered in 15 shades - from pale white and grey...

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Seeing red - Gerflor
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Seeing red - Gerflor

AT the Virgin Active Health Club, 97 Aldersgate Street in the City of London, things aren’t done by half measures. It believes in adding membership value all the way down the line. It’s a philosophy that’s made the brand what it is today.

Looking for a flooring solution, ensuring its members could enjoy a safe, comfortable environment while getting fit and staying healthy, Virgin Active turned to ...

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Seeing red - Weber
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Seeing red - Weber

SAINT-Gobain Weber’s industrial flooring screed weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid, designed for speed of application and premium performance, has been used in a major renovation project at Woolley GMC Engineering in Coventry.

This British engineering company’s trading success required a rapid factory facility renovation.  weberfloor 4655 industry flow rapid self-smoothing industrial screed is...

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Seeing red - Polyflor
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Seeing red - Polyflor

DESIGNED to provide either a subtle backdrop or a bold, modern statement in the retail, leisure and commercial sectors, UK manufactured Bloc PUR from Polyflor is said to be a high performance heterogeneous sheet floorcovering with a textured matt finish.

Developed after feedback from the marketplace revealed a desire for a much sought-after plain decoration flooring, Bloc features what Polyflor...

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Seeing red - Forbo
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Seeing red - Forbo

JULIE Dempster, marketing manager at Forbo Flooring Systems talks about the use of the colour red in design and why we shouldn’t be afraid of bold colours.

‘Red is a colour very much associated with winter; think Christmas decorations, mulled wine and log fires. However, despite these positive connotations, some can be wary of using striking and bold shades of red in design.

‘Yet, primary...

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National Waterways Museum and  Polyflor
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National Waterways Museum and Polyflor

HARDWEARING wood effect Expona Flow commercial flooring from Polyflor was recently chosen to give a new lease of life to the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Lancashire-based interior designers BWD were contracted to manage the design and build of the museum refurbishment project.

They selected Polyflor’s Expona Flow PUR sheet vinyl flooring in Sun Bleached Oak for the...

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Long Barn Garden Centre and F Ball
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Long Barn Garden Centre and F Ball

F BALL & CO’s Stopgap Fill and Prime two component flexible cement-based primer and Stopgap 700 flexible smoothing underlayment have been used to prepare the subfloor of Long Barn Garden Centre in Alresford, Hampshire, prior to the installation of vinyl floorcoverings.

Contractors from Porter Flooring were contracted to prepare the 170sq m chipboard subfloor of the newly built garden centre,...

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Mapei’s range
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Mapei’s range

MAPEI has a range of fast-track screeds, primers and leveling compounds which allow floorcoverings to be installed within a matter of days, ranging from special plasticising and water-reducing admixtures to hydraulic binders designed to allow floorcoverings to be applied in a short period of time.

Mapei’s fast-track system ensures the speedy installation of carpet in the retail area; Mapeproof 1K ...

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Malmo from IDS
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Malmo from IDS

MALMO, the luxury vinyl flooring range available from IDS, can reportedly be specified with confidence for kitchens, bathrooms, offices, restaurants, hotels, retail outlets and various other commercial and domestic applications, having been awarded R10 slip resistance.

Malmo says it offers a stylish, high performance flooring material in 10 woodgrain designs including classic oak and on-trend...

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Vodafone and UltraFloor
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Vodafone and UltraFloor

ULTRAFLOOR Level IT Super30 was chosen by G Harding Flooring to ensure project completion of a Vodafone store floor instalment.

The client gave the contractor a timescale of under one day to finish the work, so time was of the essence and product performance was the key to success.

The existing floor was uplifted and the remaining residues were removed from the concrete substrate, which was then ...

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Forbo Click
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Forbo Click

FORBO Flooring Systems has launched Coral Click, a new entrance matting system that reportedly addresses the needs of retailers large and small as they prepare to keep their shop-floors clean, dry and safe, no matter how extreme the weather conditions this winter.

Coral Click is said to be a cost-effective modular system comprising durable PVC tiles with contemporary Coral Brush textile inserts,...

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Forbo at Restaurant & Bar Design Show
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Forbo at Restaurant & Bar Design Show

FORBO Flooring Systems says it was delighted to attend the Restaurant & Bar Design Show, at ExCel London between 26-27 September.

Forbo showcased its integrated flooring solutions for the restaurant and bar industry, with various stylish, design-led yet practical flooring solutions, including its bespoke design and colour services.

 ‘Forbo has a long history of supplying flooring to the...

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Next and UltraFloor
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Next and UltraFloor

NEW Next stores in Cardiff and Tamworth have opened to the public with tiled floor installations completed using a leveller, primer and tile adhesive from the Instarmac ranges.

Contractor LGM Flooring secured both jobs during the end of 2016 and worked on the large stores for several weeks before handing them over.

At the Cardiff store the substrate was plywood which was primed with UltraFloor...

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Gerflor retail flooring
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Gerflor retail flooring

ENSURING retail premises and shopping centres are built quickly and ready to trade as soon as possible is a crucial consideration for contractors and their clients. Closing retail premises for any kind of refurbishment is also never seen as a good option owing to the potential loss of business.

Gerflor says it has a raft of solutions aimed at delivering a range of flooring solutions that ‘not...

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Tarkett flooring ‘provides endless design possibilities for Shops & Stores’
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Tarkett flooring ‘provides endless design possibilities for Shops & Stores’

TARKETT says its multi-material offer of products are designed to create healthier, safer, more inspiring retail spaces that contribute to personal wellbeing while respecting the environment.

Striking design options for every space: The company says its ‘high quality flooring range is designed to suit any retail application - from shop windows, sales areas and display corners to pop-up stores,...

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Installation of the month

Fila gets the Star

FILA has completed a project with Stone and Ceramic at The Star and Garter on Richmond Hill.

The collection of luxury apartments and penthouses, by award-winning developer London Square, occupies a ‘show-stopping’ Grade II listed building...

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News Story

Gaia rewarded for environmental responsibility

GAIA Climate Solutions has been awarded the Bronze level accreditation from the Carbon Charter Panel, thanks to what the company describes as its…

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News Story

‘Barking’ up right tree with Bravehound

BRAVEHOUND is the canine wing of the charity Glen Art which supports former servicemen and women and their families. Based in Scotland, Glen Art has…

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News Story

Preparation Group achieves SafeHire, re-joins HAE board

THE Preparation Group, which describes itself as a specialist in environmentally friendly solutions for preparing, cleaning & finishing, has…

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Editor's Blog

PROBLEM-SOLUTION: A QUESTION ABOUT THE FLOATING METHOD

By ALEX MCCARTHY

THE question above was recently posed to several manufacturers including Haro, Atkinson & Kirby, and IDS. Their responses are published below.

Haro

When adopting the floating floor installation method, the maximum surface...

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Training

A call for support

Floorlaying apprenticeship training providers need your support, says Mick O’Flynn

RECENTLY much has been written about the importance of apprenticeships, government’s new levy, trailblazers in England and skills tests in Scotland and it’s great skills and training is being given such a high profile.

Investing in apprenticeships has always been important whether it’s the industry recruiting new entrants or the government supplying funding to...

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Contractor Profiles

FAMILY, FAITH AND TILES

HOW A MOSQUE USED PORCELAIN AND ADHESIVES FROM A LOCAL MANUFACTURER TO CREATE A UNIQUE EFFECT

AN estimated 1,750 mosques serve about three million Muslims in the UK. One of those mosques is the Masjid e Salaam Mosque which was established in 1996 through the efforts of local Muslim residents of Fulwood, Preston.

Since its formation, it’s said to have grown considerably in size and activities. It describes itself as a non-profit, non-political, ...

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Point of View

Standing up for standards

Neil Sanders provides a full update on British Standard BS 8203

IN this month’s column, I’ll discuss the revised British Standard (BS) 8203:2017 installation of resilient floorcoverings code of practice, which has been modified to account for advances in materials and offer guidance and recommendations based on good working practice.  

The latest version of the British Standard was published this year and supersedes the 2009 update (BS...

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Help and Advice

The need for speed

Martin Yarker on fast-track preparation for fast-track screeds

THE ‘need for speed’ is a phrase not solely confined to our motorway systems – in the flooring industry the move towards ‘fast-track’ installations have certainly gathered pace in the past 10 years, evidenced by how quickly newly-built commercial and industrial buildings spring up in a seeming race against time.

First, let’s make sure we’re all clear as to what a screed is. When we ...

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CFA Comments

Don’t wait for Brexit

David Hibbert advises the flooring industry not to procrastinate when it comes to Brexit

B REXIT means Brexit. Couldn’t be clearer. But then came...

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