PPC and Burnisher
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PPC and Burnisher

FOR cleaning and maintaining vinyl, tiles, concrete and resin systems and creating a high-gloss, glass-like finish, The Preparation Group has launched the Burnisher 430. With its reported high-speed operation (1500rpm) and flexible pad system, it glazes as it glides across the surface, producing a hygienic, shiny, yet non-slip shine, the company says.

A drive plate is fixed to the machine which...

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Fila surface care range
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Fila surface care range

FILA says its surface care range includes various cleaning solutions and floorcare kits for all types of tile and natural surfaces.

Suitable for post-installation cleans and on-going maintenance, the range reportedly spans high performance detergents, to epoxy grout and grease removers.

Many of the solutions form part of FILA’s Green Line and the range is reportedly recommended by more than 200...

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Invista Antron and Tagetik
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Invista Antron and Tagetik

NVISTA Antron fibre, featuring in Frequency carpet tiles by Quadrant, is providing the offices of financial performance specialist, Tagetik, with a carpet in an abstract pattern that has been random laid for ‘maximum visual impact’.

Quadrant Frequency carpet tiles were designed to provide commercial spaces with an entirely flexible carpet tile that can perform a range of stylistic duties ‘thanks...

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Gerflor and Houseology
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Gerflor and Houseology

LIFE can be very competitive and no more so than in the realms of business and manufacturing. It’s a world where the best, like cream, rises to the top scooping both deserved contracts and industry-related awards.

The office newbuild and refurbishment sector has, in recent years, seen massive growth and only those flooring manufacturers with a nod towards design, durability and performance are...

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F Ball and LinkedIn
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F Ball and LinkedIn

A RANGE of products from F Ball & Co has been used in the refurbishment of luxury office space at the LinkedIn Dutch headquarters in the Rembrandt Toren tower block, Amsterdam.

Flooring contractor Vloerenbedrijf Hanic was contracted by Snelbouw Projecten to refurbish the 1,800sq m floor, throughout the tower block of the business-oriented social networking service.

Erwin van Hagen from...

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Friends of the Earth and Interface
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Friends of the Earth and Interface

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigning charity, Friends of the Earth, has brought its brand identity to life through the design of its new London-based office space.

The result is a positive workplace that stays true to the organisation’s core environmental beliefs, and reminds the Friends of the Earth team of its purpose, while sowing the seeds for the organisation to continue to thrive.

‘Our old office...

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Desso and Arch Northumberland
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Desso and Arch Northumberland

A CONTEMPORARY new office space has been created for Arch Northumberland’s headquarters in Wansbeck Workspace.

The previously cellular area has been opened to form a large open-plan office with meeting rooms and a breakout space to encourage collaboration.

Desso, a Tarkett brand, worked alongside architects from xsite to create a welcoming, modern workplace with vibrant flooring designs.

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New era for Heckmondwike
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New era for Heckmondwike

HECKMONDWIKE says it’s entering an exciting new era with new branding, new shade cards, a new brochure and a re-designed website.

‘With a powerful new strapline - ‘Heckmondwike – Makers of Fibre Bonded Carpets’ - the company is demonstrating its unique heritage, celebrating 50 years of fibre bonded carpet manufacture for the education, commercial and health sectors,’ it says.

Heckmondwike’s...

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Altro and Walkers
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Altro and Walkers

THE Peterlee Factory of Walkers Snack Foods had to replace its old existing vinyl flooring as it was damaged. Attempts to remove it failed.

Alternative solutions were discussed with all parties, resulting in several trials being conducted with Altro resin flooring. It could be used to encapsulate the old worn vinyl surfaces but also provide a seamless, easy to clean finish with slip-resistant...

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Mapei i302
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Mapei i302

MAPEI says it offers an extensive range of coloured resin flooring systems including decorative systems, high-build coatings, pure resin floors and PU screeds; suitable for healthcare, food and heavy-duty environments.

The Mapefloor i302 range reportedly gives a low maintenance and practical, aesthetically pleasing seamless flooring solution. The two-component multipurpose epoxy formulate is...

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Sika in sugar production plant
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Sika in sugar production plant

SIKA supplied the durable, resin floor to ensure the smooth and safe operation of heavy machinery in a sugar production plant.

The existing flooring at the factory needed refurbishment after becoming cracked in areas. Its replacement needed to withstand the rigours of daily forklift movements, aggressive cleaning and demonstrate excellent chemical resistance.

The Sikafloor PurCem system was more ...

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FeRFA
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FeRFA

RESIN flooring systems are suitable for many different environments, from low trafficked areas to the most aggressive, because of their excellent performance characteristics and their ability to provide a seamless, hygienic and slip-resistant floor.

The advantages of resin flooring over any other solution include durability, hygiene, sustainability and cost-effectiveness over time.

Resin...

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Flowcrete and Brooklyn Brewery
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Flowcrete and Brooklyn Brewery

AFTER abandoning plans to build a new $70m state-of-the-art plant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in nearby Staten Island, NY, craft brewers, Brooklyn Brewery, sought major redevelopment work at its long-standing home in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, including upgrades to floor-coating systems located in the brewery’s main production halls.

Bucking the trend for dairy brick, the brewer opted...

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Ard Resins and Resin Surfaces
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Ard Resins and Resin Surfaces

ROCHESTER-BASED ARD Resins is working closely with resin manufacturers Resin Surfaces (RSL) to provide a smooth solution to a heavy-duty brief from a large-scale engineering business.

Westwell Developments, also based in Rochester, specialises in the refurbishment of large plant/mechanical equipment and the manufacturing of ‘one off’ bespoke components.

The company required a durable, heavy duty ...

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F Ball and ITV
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F Ball and ITV

A RANGE of F Ball and Co's floor-levelling compounds and smoothing underlayments were used to create a ‘high quality, professional’ floor finish, featuring DLW linoleum, at the ITV News Studios, at Assembly Square, in Cardiff Bay.

Stopgap 600 Base and Stopgap 300 HD were used by AMG Flooring to prepare the 125sq m area, before Styccobond F54 was used to adhere the DLW linoleum, providing what’s...

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Styccobond F54 from F Ball
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Styccobond F54 from F Ball

F BALL & CO says to ensure a long-lasting, aesthetically-pleasing floor finish is achieved and maintained throughout its lifetime, rubber and linoleum flooring requires the correct preparation of the subfloor, as well as the right specification of adhesive.

As with all flooring installations, subfloors should be clean and thoroughly prepared before a floorcovering is installed. A moisture...

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Techfloor linoleum
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Techfloor linoleum

LINOLEUM is a natural product, which is made up of all-natural products, such as linseed oil, cork, resin, wood and jute, being 98% organic and mineral-based. Linoleum can be used on walls and flooring, cut to any shape and size.

Techfloor has more than 100 different shades, which are made up of solid colours, textures, and designs from our DLW Collection.

‘Linoleum is suitable for many parts of ...

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Bovis Homes turns to Forbo
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Bovis Homes turns to Forbo

IMPRESSED by the contemporary aesthetics and performance characteristics of Novilon cushioned vinyl, Bovis Homes has incorporated Forbo’s floorcovering within the Affordable Social Housing Specification for its West Midlands region.

At Bovis Homes’ Kingsmere development in Bicester, which consists of a mix of affordable and open market properties, Novilon was recently installed in all the...

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Gerflor safety flooring
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Gerflor safety flooring

GERFLOR says it provides ideal products for every aspect of flooring in housing projects and is a convenient single source supplier for residential and commercial products, which include the most comprehensive collection of flooring products that meet HSE guidelines.

‘These advanced, vinyl floorings have unique specifications, embrace decorative trends, appeal to tenants and come in a fantastic...

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Mapecem from Mapei
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Mapecem from Mapei

MAPEI’s fast-track products are suitable for speedy installations, the company says. Mapecem is Mapei’s fast-setting and drying screed for all flooring scenarios including in residential areas.

The fast-track product is suitable for preparing screeds which set to light foot traffic after two to three hours and is ‘perfectly dry’ after 24 hours making it suitable for a project requiring a fast...

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Altro Pisces offers choice
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Altro Pisces offers choice

THE ‘aesthetic appeal’ of Altro Pisces safety flooring is meeting the needs of local authorities’ home adaptations services, helping them move away from products with a clinical feel, and offer residents a much softer, more homely choice of colours.

In one of its earliest applications, Altro Pisces was used in the home of a resident with special needs, enabling her to continue to live there with...

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Tarkett sounds out Texstar
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Tarkett sounds out Texstar

EVERYONE wants their home to be a safe and quiet environment. Too many people today are all too familiar with the issue of being disturbed by noisy neighbours and wish they could reduce the impact of this on their daily lives.

Tarkett’s ‘texstyle'-backed cushion vinyl range, Texstar, has been designed for social housing to provide what’s been described as excellent sound insulation owing to its...

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Weber gets level
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Weber gets level

THE ‘high performance, UK manufactured, fibre-modified’ weberfloor 4310 fibre flow floor levelling compound by Saint-Gobain Weber is reportedly proving to be the perfect answer for the fast, efficient renovation of existing floors, and floating floor construction, in domestic and commercial applications.

weberfloor 4310 fibre flow is a pump-applied screed formulated from special cements,...

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Polysafe and Belle View
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Polysafe and Belle View

LUXURY vinyl sheet flooring and Polysafe safety flooring from Polyflor was recently installed throughout apartments on the Belle View social housing development, Stow Park Avenue, Newport.

Approximately 1,400sq m of Designatex PUR sheet vinyl flooring, Polysafe Wood fx PUR and Polysafe Arena PUR safety flooring was installed during the interior fit-out phase by Evabuild Interiors, under main...

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Yellow fever - Techfloor
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Yellow fever - Techfloor

FLOORING trends hit a big rise following the 2017 must-have trends. ‘With many stepping out of the box being more creative, innovative, and standing strong with their originality, ensuring they stand out from the crowd with their statement piece,’ says Techfloor.

The new ‘in thing’ is ‘made to order’, according to the company, which adds: ‘Pro: It never goes out of fashion.’

‘Lean towards bright ...

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Yellow fever - Polyflor
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Yellow fever - Polyflor

POLYFLOR’s Classic Mystique homogeneous flooring in a range of colours, including the sunny yellow Cornbrook shade, for the playrooms, corridors and reception area at Country Buddies Childcare in Yarrawonga, Australia.

Country Buddies operators Matthew and Robin Kibble were keen to create a childcare centre that was child orientated, where the children could learn from the surrounding and...

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Yellow Fever - Forbo Flooring
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Yellow Fever - Forbo Flooring

IN 2017, UCAS saw 564,190 applications to attend university in the UK. With many of those students well into their new term - and countless living in new accommodation - it’s easy to see why the demand for high-quality student accommodation has increased.

Indeed, gone are the days of drab university dorm rooms with boring white walls and shabby blue carpet. Students and universities are demanding ...

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Installation of the month

Safety can be spectacular

MYERSCOUGH College is a higher and further education college dating back to the 19th century.

When new flooring had to be installed, it was a task perfectly suited to Gerflor’s Taralay Impression Control and Tarasafe safety flooring ranges, the...

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News Story

WCFG launches ‘major marketing initiative’

THE Wool Carpet Focus Group, whose membership includes wool carpet and rug manufacturers, buying groups, wool yarn spinners, wool marketing…

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News Story

New sales manager for Tilemaster

GARETH Birks has joined Tilemaster Adhesives as sales manager. Bringing 16 years’ specialist experience in the adhesives sector, Gareth will look…

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News Story

Redeveloped website for Wilton

WILTON Carpets has redeveloped its website, providing more information and a fully-searchable catalogue through its Design Hub software. The new…

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Editor's Blog

ROLL OUT THE CARPET

Practicality was the main requirement when historic Hardwick Hall Hotel needed to refurbish its carpeting. By David Strydom

HARDWICK Hall, a four-star rated hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham and Teeside, was recently awarded the Tripadvisor...

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Training

Carpetright enthused by Academy training

CARPETRIGHT, said to be the UK’s largest flooring retailer, is working with the Academy for Excellence in Flooring to hold a series of ‘expert events’ for its employees with content covering product, technical and installation across wood, laminate and LVT flooring types.

The course provides Carpetright employees with expert levels of knowledge across wood, laminate and LVT product groups; dealing with technical performance, installation,...

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CLEAN ENOUGH TO EAT OFF

WHAT IS A HACCP FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO FLOORING?

FLOWCRETE UK has produced a white paper entitled What is a HACCP Food Safety Management System and How Does it Relate to Flooring? to help food and beverage businesses learn about this preventive risk assessment tool and ensure all facilities comply with its guidelines.

INTRODUCTION
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management...

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Point of View

Advertising: It’s a minefield on the floor

Flooring contractors can do what they want with respect to advertising but by ignoring the rules a tailwind of discomfort is sure to follow

CONSIDER the trouble UK Flooring Direct found itself in with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). An email for the firm stated, ‘OFFER ENDS TOMORROW – HALF PRICE!! HALF PRICE SAVINGS ON SPECIAL FLOORING ENDS MIDNIGHT TOMORROW’.

The recipient challenged whether the claims ‘OFFER ENDS TOMORROW’ and...

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Help and Advice

Keeping things watertight

Martin Cummins on the drying of subfloors and what testing tells us

SITE work over the past two years has thrown up some significant changes in terms of the subfloors that we’re likely to encounter. This includes anything from coated chipboard, to screed boards, to proprietary screeds.

All these offer advantages in design and flexibility to the builder, but often produce headaches for those interested in laying a quality functioning floor....

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