Flooring and tiling adhesives - Tilemaster Adhesives (1)
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Tilemaster Adhesives (1)

TILEMASTER Adhesives says it offers a comprehensive range of adhesives, developed to help solve onsite challenges and apparently promote a fast, easy installation. Made in the UK, the product range includes adhesives for substrates and surface finishes – from large format porcelain tiles, to stone mosaics.

It’s also said to provide options for setting and location requirements, ‘from highly...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Bostik (2)
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Bostik (2)

THE Bostik range of cementitious and ready-mixed adhesives is said by the company to provide fixing solutions for almost every tiling requirement.

‘Rapid setting with enhanced adhesion’: Bostik MC250 Vitri-Flex is claimed to be a fast-setting, flexible, thin or thick bed adhesive. Suitable for bonding almost any tile type to walls and floors, it’s specially formulated for fast-track...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - ULTRATILEFIX (1)
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - ULTRATILEFIX (1)

ULTRATILEFIX has enhanced its range of tile adhesives by introducing ProGrip FX fibre reinforced semi-rapid tile adhesive.

Suitable for use with porcelain, mosaic and natural stone tiles, ProGrip FX is said to boast an extended pot life of 2.5 hours, offering ‘a greater fixing time, and has been developed to provide an exceptional grab and enhanced body, making this fibre reinforced semi-rapid...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - OSMO UK
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - OSMO UK

OSMO UK, which describes itself as the eco-friendly wood and finishes specialist, has expanded its range of wood adhesives with a new durable product developed for use in the home. This is the D3 Express Wood Adhesive, a reportedly ready-to-use water-resistant adhesive specially formulated for use on interior and exterior wooden furniture and joinery.

The formula of the D3 Express Wood Adhesive...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Weber
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Weber

WEBERSET pro lite-rapid is said to be one of a comprehensive range of easy-to-use, high performance tile adhesives by Saint-Gobain Weber for the professional tile applicator and is formulated for fixing ceramic, porcelain and natural stone floor tiles in interior and exterior applications.

The company says weberset pro lite-rapid is suitable for use on solid substrates including underfloor...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - BAL
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - BAL

BAL is launching two uncoupling mat solutions for problem floors. Following the launch of the ‘revolutionary and award-winning’ BAL Rapid-Mat in 2014, the Flexbone range is said to offer two very different solutions to the UK market with the launch of Flexbone 2Easy and Flexbone VAried.

‘Unique to the UK, and bound to excite fixers, contractors and distributors alike, BAL Flexbone 2Easy is a...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Kerakoll (1)
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Kerakoll (1)

KERAKOLL says it has a comprehensive range of high-performance flooring adhesives for wood, laminate, vinyl, textile and ceramic. These, it says, have been developed to be as friendly to the environment and human health as possible without sacrificing performance and ease-of-use.

The company’s Biogel adhesive range was awarded the Tile Association prize for Best Innovation 2018.

‘The range uses...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - The Preparation Group
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - The Preparation Group

THE Preparation Group, which describes itself as an expert in preparing, polishing and cleaning surfaces, says it has a solution for removing old, problematic floor adhesives and other sticky substances in the form of polycrystalline diamonds (PCDs), that attach to a hand grinder or walk-behind grinding machine.

Traditional grinding methods tend to generate surface heat, rendering the surface...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - F Ball
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - F Ball

THE 2019 edition of F Ball’s recommended adhesives guide (RAG) now includes a record number of adhesive recommendations for more than 6,000 branded floorcoverings from over 200 leading international manufacturers, says the company.

Every adhesive recommendation is reportedly stringently tested and must be endorsed by each individual floorcovering manufacturer before it can be included in the RAG. ...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Bostik Profloor
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Bostik Profloor

BOSTIK Roll is a solvent-free adhesive strip that’s specially designed to provide what Bostik describes as a convenient, clean and safe installation of skirting, capping strips, cove formers and other floor or wall-mounted accessories.

The adhesive roll is supplied ready-to-use, in widths of 25mm, 50mm or 85mm. As the adhesive strip is dry and solvent-free, there’s no curing time required,...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - NICOBOND
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - NICOBOND

NICOBOND Rapidflex Fibre S2 is the new ‘high performance, highly flexible and versatile’ wall-and- floor tile adhesive from British manufacturer, Nicobond.

‘With high-strength, rapid-setting qualities and a high polymer modified and fibre-reinforced formulation, Nicobond Rapidflex Fibre S2 achieves exceptional results with excellent handling characteristics and meeting the requirements set by the ...

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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Norcros
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Flooring and tiling adhesives - Norcros

NORCROS Adhesives, manufacturer of tiling adhesives, grouts and surface preparation products, says it offers a great solution for tiling on to anhydrite (calcium sulfate) screeds.

Norcros Pro Gyp-Base Adhesive is designed for fixing tiles to the Norcros Pro Gyp-Base Fast Track Sealer. The adhesive can be applied once the sealer has dried. It’s said to be an off-white cement-based, flexible,...

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Safety flooring - Flowcrete UK
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Safety flooring - Flowcrete UK

THE resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for the quality of its products, services and management.  

 ISO 9001:2015 is the latest BSI standard for evaluating an organisation’s quality management system. Attaining this certification proves the Sandbach, Cheshire-based flooring specialists are constantly operating to the highest possible standard and...

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Safety flooring - F Ball
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Safety flooring - F Ball

PRODUCTS from F Ball & Co, the UK's manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation products, have been used to install vinyl safety flooring at the Great Western Railway train depot in Penzance.

A combination of Stopgap F77 waterproof surface membrane, Stopgap F78 waterproof surface membrane, Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling compound and Styccobond F46 vinyl adhesive were used to create...

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Safety flooring - Weber
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Safety flooring - Weber

WEBER says it believes that what matters most in the construction industry is to care about people and their environment. The company says it strives to promote safe and sustainable buildings aligned ‘with a vision of creating great places to live, that impact people’s daily life, and develop solutions to build and renovate energy efficient, comfortable, healthy and aesthetically superior...

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Underfloor heating - Amber Underfloor Heating
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Underfloor heating - Amber Underfloor Heating

WITH the industry seeing a 7% growth in the underfloor heating market, Amber Underfloor Heating says it’s going from strength-to-strength a year after launch. Amber products are reportedly distributed exclusively through wholesalers, retailers and retail showrooms, providing UFH mats, foils, cables and the latest thermostat ranges to suit electrical-heated floor requirement.

‘The team at Amber...

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Underfloor heating - Norbord
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Underfloor heating - Norbord

NORBORD’s CaberFloor P5, described by the company as the UK’s most specified chipboard flooring product, has reportedly been upgraded to produce a high performance floor with reduced impact and airborne noise transmission.

Called CaberAcoustic, the new product comprises 18mm or 22mm CaberFloor P5 chipboard with a 10mm acoustic felt layer permanently bonded to the underside.

Designed as a...

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Underfloor heating - Tilemaster Adhesives
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Underfloor heating - Tilemaster Adhesives

TILEMASTER Adhesives says it offers a range of products suitable for use with underfloor heating systems. Products are manufactured in Lancashire and are reportedly offered alongside expert advice and back-up from Tilemaster’s technical team.

For floor preparation, where ‘excellent flow and surface finish is paramount, best-selling flexible flooring compounds include Tilemaster Rapid Level 30 and ...

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Underfloor heating - ForceDry
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Underfloor heating - ForceDry

A NEW study into the installation costs of underfloor heating versus traditional radiators has shown the underfloor heating option is far more economical than is generally perceived.

The study, conducted by force drying specialist, ForceDry, was based on data from leading contractors for installations in a one-, two- and three-bedroom property.

Three specifications were included: traditional...

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Installation of the month

Sweet flooring at Brown Sugar

AFTER eight months of major renovations, with more than £1m invested, the Lake District’s latest dining venue, Brown Sugar, has opened its doors. Based in the heart of Windermere, the tourism hot spot of the Lake District, is Acme House, a...

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News Story

Designer Contracts named a top 10 British business

DESIGNER Contracts has been named in The Business Reporter’s ‘Best of British Business’ campaign, distributed with The Daily Telegraph, celebrating…

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News Story

Domotex asia/Chinafloor expanding to 15 exhibition halls in 2019

THE 21st edition of Domotex asia/Chinafloor, taking place between 26-28 March 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre is expanding this…

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News Story

New name for insulation manufacturer

RAVATHERM UK, the PolyFoam XPS insulation manufacturer, has been acquired by a private investor. The deal means that from 1 October 2018, the…

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Former Headlam directors launch flooring distribution

TWO former Headlam directors have teamed up with Birmingham investor Paul Bassi to launch a new UK floorcoverings distributor, Likewise Group.

Likewise Group is the brainchild of Coleshill-based Headlam former directors Tony Brewer and Andrew...

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Training

The value of training

Shaun Wadsworth introduces the 2019 Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide and explains what’s included.

AS you may have seen, within this month’s copy of the CFJ is the CFA’s 2019 Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide. This guide provides a comprehensive reference point for helping with reviewing company training needs covering all areas of training in the flooring sector.

If you’d like more hard copies for yourself, colleagues or...

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Contractor Profiles

Linked up

Zach Jefferson, managing director of the family-owned Lincolnshire Flooring, talks about the many benefits of employing fitters directly.

Undertaking domestic and contract work alike, and doing so across the breadth of the UK, Lincolnshire Flooring has had to cultivate a sizeable workforce with wide-ranging skillsets. This wasn’t always the case though, md Zach Jefferson tells CFJ:

‘Lincolnshire Flooring started as a division of National...

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Point of View

TAKING THE LEADS

If, as a flooring contractor, you’re wondering how to make more money, a good place to start is looking at how you source your leads.

IN an episode of the TV Police drama Unforgotten, a manager was talking to his financially beleaguered salesman who’d just asked for more leads. What the salesman really needed was more money, and he could achieve this by having more leads which he could then turn into more sales meaning more commission.

As a...

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Help and Advice

Wool’s worth it

Sid Bourne takes a break from fixing Bob the Builder’s mistakes to recommend a British manufacturer.

THIS column is different to my usual, for once I’m shouting from the rooftops in support of a British manufacturer of yarns! Lawton Yarns is based in a state of the art 500,000sq ft manufacturing facility. It’s is part of The Spin Group, a global manufacturer of woollen and synthetic yarns.

Lawton Yarns is the world’s largest wool yarn...

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CFA Comments

Summer reflections

The CFA’s year was as sunny as Britain’s summer, as Richard Catt explains in this month’s column.

AS I write this article in early September, the...

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