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Just click here and you should see the online voting form. Then fill in as many or as few of the categories as you wish and your own contact details below. You don’t need to be a member of the CFA.

And if voting on paper is your preference, no problem! Turn to page 50 of the February issue of CFJ out this week. Please do it now. The manufacturers of your favourite products are counting on your vote. Good luck!

 NEWS

Revealed: The winners and losers in flooring
THE latest edition of the Palmer Market Research report on the contract floorcovering market in Great Britain, exclusively previewed in CFJ, heralds brighter prospects in this sector. The authoritative report reveals a decline in the UK contract flooring market by nearly 7% between 2011 and 2013 to 61.8 million sq m. Latest figures contained in the Palmer report show that overall a difficult two year period is coming to an end; but not in all sectors. Read more

Shock survey: 41% of homeowners see floorlaying as a DIY job
THERE is a shock for professional floorlayers in a...
CFA member sensation at FeRFA resin awards
CENTRAL FLOORING SERVICES, a member of both FeRFA and the Contract....
DIGITAL VERSION
 EDITORS COMMENT

TRAINING AND IMMIGRATION
THERE are many good reasons for companies to undertake training of both new and existing staff. And flooring contractors have at least as much reason as any of the construction trades to invest in training. For one thing, there is a critical construction skills shortage now threatening growth. Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
‘Design must build end-of-life recovery and upcycling into new products as standard rather than end-of-life disposal’

Sustainability consultant Alan Best explains the concept of the circular economy and its ‘radically alternative vision’ to the traditional way we design, manufacture and supply products: THE buzz phrase around sustainability these days is the ‘circular economy’ and many of our major flooring manufacturers and their supply chains are beginning to sign up to the concepts involved. Read more

 CFA COMMENT
CFA membership brings loads of benefits and all for the price of a coffee*

* Prices are just £1.50 a day

JANUARY has historically been used
as a date for the CFA to benchmark membership numbers. I’m pleased
to say that for the... Read more

 HELP AND ADVICE
Martin Cummins
on site conditions

 BUYERS GUIDE

Business class

Flooring plays an important role in the education sector. Among the major suppliers in this busy market are:
burmatex heavy contract carpet tiles were used in the 15,000sq m new David Hockney Building at Bradford College. This £50m project features six burmatex ranges: balance, balance stripe, balance atomic, tandem, strands and lateral.
A walkway in balance stripe blackboard connects the various study areas. Read more

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 PRODUCTS FILE
HardieFloor for acoustic need
JAMES HARDIE has launched a fibre cement acoustic structural flooring product, HardieFloor. Using the company’s SmartFloor...
Easy blade removal from Makita
THE latest version of the MAKITA multi-tool, the DTM51ZJX7, has a tool-less method of installing and removing blades and the tool.
Instead of using an...
Pallmann avoids need to sand
PALL-X 350 from PALLMANN is a two-component bonding agent developed to adhere between the existing surface and the new lacquer...
Snickers gloves when its cold
WORKGLOVES from SNICKERS WORKWEAR are designed for optimum grip, power and comfort, and the company now has a...
Weber
Granwax
Gradus
Gerflor
Sika - Flooring contractors
Kahrs
Hanson Plywood
Malish Europe
Polyflor
Hanson Plywood
Bostik
Altro - Safety Flooring | Wall Cladding Systems | Commercial flooring
Bona
Uzin
Junckers

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