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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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,...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading