Altro and Hull Women &  Children’s Hospital
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Altro and Hull Women & Children’s Hospital

A COMPLETE floors and walls solution from Altro has been used to create a relaxing, stylish and home from home environment for mums-to-be in a new birth centre at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.

The new midwife-led Fatima Allam Birth Centre has been designed to meet the needs of women who want a more natural childbirth experience. It comprises three birthing rooms, each individually designed...

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Latexplan Trade Fast from Mapei
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Latexplan Trade Fast from Mapei

LATEXPLAN Trade Fast is said by Mapei to be a two-part rapid setting, fast drying smoothing compound.

It’s suitable for smoothing and levelling differences in substrate thickness of 3-10mm over new substrates and can be applied directly over most adhesives residues, including bitumen.

A Mapei Fast Track product, Latexplan Trade Fast can be walked on within one hour and is ready to receive...

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Evolution Collection from Danfloor
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Evolution Collection from Danfloor

DESIGNED for the demands of all healthcare installations Danfloor says its impervious carpet collection is soil- and stain-resistant, hardwearing and comes with several comprehensive wear warranties.

In addition, several of the ranges are BRE certified, including an antimicrobial coating and have an emphasis on the suitability of design for people living with cognitive impairments such as...

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Heckmondwike and Tudor Lodge
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Heckmondwike and Tudor Lodge

TUDOR Lodge, a development of 30, one and two-bedroom, purpose-built retirement apartments based in Solihull, in the West Midlands, has upgraded the carpet in its communal areas with Total Care, from Heckmondwike.

The existing carpet at Tudor Lodge had been in situ since the facility was built in 2008. Tudor Lodge is managed by retirement specialist Millstream Management Services, with lodge...

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Howe Green and New Karolinska Solna University Hospital
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Howe Green and New Karolinska Solna University Hospital

HOWE GREEN supplied HSE75 hinged aluminium floor access covers for the £1.5bn New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm through Swedish distributor, Elkington AB.

The gas-assisted hinged HSE75 hatches reportedly provide easy and safe access to the underground power stations and escape routes located underneath the hospital.

They have been installed in various areas and infilled ...

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Mapei’s fast-track systems
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Mapei’s fast-track systems

MAPEI’s fast-track systems are reported to be suitable for speedy installations without compromising quality.

The fast track system for use in Healthcare environments encompasses Mapeproof 1K turbo as a one component and solvent free damp proof membrane. The very low levels of volatile organic compounds make it suitable as the first stage in the system for healthcare environments.

Mapei’s...

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Gerflor Clean Corner System
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Gerflor Clean Corner System

FLOORING in healthcare environments is one of the most vital surfaces to keep clean and hygienic.

Resilient vinyl floorings with the looks, durability, performance and safety that can deliver cleanability and resistance to bacteria are essential weapons in the continuous battle to prevent the spread of nosocomial infections.

As a result, specifying an appropriate flooring that resists and...

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F Ball & Co and Dumfries & Galloway hospital pharmacy
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F Ball & Co and Dumfries & Galloway hospital pharmacy

F BALL & CO’s high performance smoothing underlayment, Stopgap 1200 Pro, provided the solution during the refurbishment of Dumfries and Galloway hospital pharmacy.

The smoothing underlayment was specified to provide a professional flooring solution for a residue-contaminated subfloor creating a durable, high quality floor finish, without the need for priming or mechanical removal of the...

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Forbo and Sunderland Royal Hospital
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Forbo and Sunderland Royal Hospital

SUNDERLAND Royal Hospital’s Emergency Department has undergone a large refurbishment with a three-storey extension and a new colourful paediatric department featuring Marmoleum Marbled floorcoverings from Forbo Flooring Systems.

Designed by P+HS Architects, the new development provides a vastly improved environment for patients and staff, and was shortlisted for best refurbishment at the 2017...

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Uzin and Hinchingbrooke Hospital
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Uzin and Hinchingbrooke Hospital

UZIN products were recently used by Superior Finish Contracts to install about 1,000sq m of flooring at the new sexual assault referral centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

UZIN NC 163 smoothing compound was used on all areas, UZIN KE 2000 S was used to adhere the vinyl flooring, while the carpet tiles were installed with UZIN U2100 tackifier.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, part of North...

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Altro and Willowbrook Care Home
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Altro and Willowbrook Care Home

WILLOWBROOK Care Home in Birmingham provides specialist support for people with dementia and mental health problems who need personal care or nursing care on a long-term basis.

The care home recently extended the premises to create more bedrooms and circulation areas for residents. Altro floors were used throughout the 2,000sq m newbuild extension.

Altro Wood Safety was installed in circulation...

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Kährs and Jameson Distillery Bow St
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Kährs and Jameson Distillery Bow St

TWO wood floor designs, from Kährs Da Capo Collection, have been supplied by TileStyle for the newly refurbished Jameson Distillery Bow St – Jameson’s Dublin-based brand home and visitor experience.

Located in Smithfield, on the site of the original distillery, the new building combines whiskey tasting with ‘state-of-the-art storytelling techniques’.

Its €11m redevelopment was led by BRC...

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Junckers Leveldek system
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Junckers Leveldek system

TRADITIONALLY, timber floor finishes and heating systems are specified separately and supplied and installed by different companies.

Junckers Leveldek is reported to offer a versatile levelling system, underfloor heating and a solid hardwood floor finish from a single point-of-supply.

Junckers has teamed up with a heating component manufacturer to offer what’s described as a combined solid...

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Kährs website
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Kährs website

KAHRS has launched a professional website for design professionals, based on feedback from architects and interior designers.

Developed to promote fast, straightforward wood floor specification, the new site – at www.kahrsflooring.com – reportedly provides easy access and ‘an inspirational overview’ of Kährs’ wood floor collections.

It’s said to respond faster and is fully responsive to mobile...

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Mapei Spray Mop
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Mapei Spray Mop

MAPEI’s Spray Mop is said to be suitable for maintaining and caring for wooden and vinyl floors.

The Spray Mop is suitable for easy daily cleaning operations and for thorough cleaning cycles such as removing and applying floor wax, or applying products from the Ultracoat range for cleaning and protecting wood flooring.

Ultracoat Polish Anti-slip is a non-slip protective natural wax for wooden...

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Osmo Polyx-Oil Tints Raw
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Osmo Polyx-Oil Tints Raw

OSMO UK offers Polyx-Oil Tints Raw, a lightly tinted protective finish that reportedly provides an original, untreated appearance for wooden floors.

Said to be desired by many homeowners and favoured by interior designers, this finish apparently creates a sought-after look, but also protects the wood’s surface – ‘a winning formula for flooring contractors’, according to Osmo.

Based on the...

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The Solid Wood Flooring Company
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The Solid Wood Flooring Company

THE Solid Wood Flooring Company says it works closely with many contractors and fit-out companies.

‘We’re a manufacturer as such. However, through our years of experience and technical expertise we prefer to work closely with any fit-out contractor or installer to ensure a trouble-free installation of our flooring.

‘If we’re not specified and you have a design and build contract we can offer...

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Gerflor and Connor Sports Flooring
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Gerflor and Connor Sports Flooring

PROVING a sports flooring product that’s all things to all people isn’t exactly easy. Being able to deliver a range of sports surfaces in solid wood that delivers on quality, performance, safety and comfort is an onerous task.

However, it’s a challenge well-met by Gerflor, says the company.

In 2015 it announced its acquisition of Connor Sports and its Sport Court brand in a move that...

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Installation of the month

Seeing is believing

THE refurbishment of independent opticians and hearing specialists Leightons, has used FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS’ Allura LVT planks alongside other products.

Leightons called on SKK Design for the design of their Reading store when it relocated from...

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News Story

New £1m distribution centre for London and southeast

A £1M+ investment in a new, purpose-built distribution centre in Thurrock is the first phase of a strategic development plan from International…

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News Story

Gerflor and Judy Murray ace community challenge

INCHGARTH community centre in the ‘Granite City’ of Aberdeen is said to be the city’s biggest, busiest and most successful centre with some 2,000…

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News Story

Flowcrete’s Flowfresh coating achieves HACCP certification

THE ‘ultra-hygienic’ polyurethane flooring range Flowfresh has achieved HACCP International certification for the second time, with Flowfresh Cove…

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Editor's Blog

The Flooring Show bought by Ocean Media Group

The Flooring Show, which has been run 55 times, has been purchased by Ocean Media Group, a provider of exhibitions, events, awards and specialist publications.

Owned and organised by Wendy Adams for the past five years, the show has undergone a...

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Training

If the carpet fits…

Brian King recounts his experiences installing carpet on stairs, and explains how training can help fitters in this task

I TEND to see a lot of debate, particularly on social media, about which is the correct way to install carpet on stairs.

Someone will post a picture of an installation where they’re fitting the stair carpet from the bottom up and it tends to raise eyebrows and start a debate on what the best way is.

Most fitters like myself ...

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Contractor Profiles

THE GAME OF FLOORS

The installation of sport flooring at the gym in King, London, has led to a very satisfied customer. By DAVID STRYDOM LONDON

BRONDIE McNamara has seen her fair share of poor flooring products – and poor installations. Sometimes she’s had issues with tongue-and-groove, a method of fitting similar objects together, edge to edge, used mainly with wood, in flooring, parquetry, panelling, and similar constructions.

She’s also seen ‘unacceptable...

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Point of View

Finding those hidden profits

Sometimes it’s necessary for specialist contractors to squeeze every drop of income out of its projects

BARRY ASHMORE

THERE has never yet been a construction project devoid of variations, therefore this is a good place in which to look for those hidden profits.

Most contracts incorporate the requirement to produce a schedule of rates for use in pricing variations. The natural reaction is to price the variations at the rates in the schedule...

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Help and Advice

Hospital interiors deserve new lease of life

Janet Lowe discusses how the interior designs of healthcare settings are adapting and how a refurbishment can make a world of difference to all who use the building

WHEN we think of traditional hospital aesthetics, pictures of bland, clinical corridors, white walls and uncomfortable false lighting can spring to mind.

However, the interior designs of healthcare settings are changing. In this discussion, I look at how they’re adapting and how a...

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