F Ball - Levelling compounds
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F Ball - Levelling compounds

F BALL’s Stopgap 800 Wearcoat is a self-levelling, commercial and industrial grade floor compound for upgrading and renovating new and existing internal floors in light to heavy duty applications and is designed to be left as a stand-alone wearing surface. These properties make it suitable for application in storerooms, workshops and warehouses, where floors will be heavily trafficked and subject...

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Weber - Levelling compounds
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Weber - Levelling compounds

A STRIKING studio complex has reportedly been built in Coventry to meet the advanced engineering standards required of automotive manufacturer, Envisage Group. The company is an international design and engineering organisation that reportedly requires the ultimate style for aspirational product development testing under clinical appraisal conditions.

‘Brilliantly illuminated, air-conditioned and ...

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Tilemaster adhesives - Levelling compounds
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Tilemaster adhesives - Levelling compounds

TILEMASTER Adhesives’ range of smoothing underlayments reportedly includes various water and latex-based levellers for all types of substrate, material and time frames. All products are manufactured in Leyland, Lancashire and are designed to help solve challenges faced by flooring contractors and tilers.

For fast-track installations, ultra-rapid setting options include water-based Rapid Level 30...

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UltraFloor - Levelling compounds
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UltraFloor - Levelling compounds

ULTRAFLOOR, part of the Instarmac Group plc, is ‘delighted’ to announce the launch of Level IT Renovate, which it says is a flexible and versatile smoothing underlayment suitable for refurbishment projects.

Developed for the renovation of existing floors, UltraFloor’s latest smoothing underlayment is said to be fibre reinforced for added strength and to minimise the risk of hairline cracks,...

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The Preparation Group - Levelling compounds
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The Preparation Group - Levelling compounds

THE Preparation Group is pleased to announce that it has partnered with National Flooring Equipment in the USA, to supply its scraping machines. The eight models offered are said to have globally proven designs, reportedly incorporating innovative technology for high downforce and removal rates with reliability and easy operation. With various accessories, including different blade and shank...

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Bostik - Levelling compounds
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Bostik - Levelling compounds

Bostik Screedmaster Speed 30 is a rapid setting and drying smoothing compound, reportedly boasting a walk on time of 30 minutes, making it suitable for contractors who require a fast track solution for their flooring project.

Said to be formulated from the latest advances in cement technology, Screedmaster Speed 30 will smooth sound, uneven surfaces prior to the laying of decorative floor...

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Gerflor - Education
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Gerflor - Education

THE magic of school sports isn't only about how a child or student can become a professional someday, or even that their team wins, but that they step out of their comfort zones and challenge themselves. It can be a lesson they take with them wherever they go in life. There are obvious health benefits as well. In this digital age we live in, organised athletics and sports activity within the...

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Forbo Flooring - Education
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Forbo Flooring - Education

RECOMMENDING floorcoverings for schools and universities can be a big challenge, as not only must the chosen products contribute to an inspiring and motivational interior, but they must also meet the practical necessities required. What’s more, it’s vital that the floor coverings are also quick and easy to install, to reduce downtime and minimise the impact of day-to-day activity.

With this in...

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Bostik - Education
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Bostik - Education

BOSTIK says it has a wealth of experience in supplying flooring preparation products and adhesives to professional flooring contractors working within the education sector. Its adhesives portfolio includes Bostik Roll, which is suitable for use in learning environments.

Bostik Roll is a solvent-free adhesive strip that has reportedly been specially designed for the fast installation of skirting, ...

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F Ball - Education
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F Ball - Education

PRODUCTS donated by F Ball and Co, including the company’s Stopgap 700 Superflex levelling compound, Styccobond F41 carpet tile tackifier and Stycco Flex rapid-curing flexible tube adhesive, have been used in the refurbishment of a thirty-year-old Routemaster bus to create a library for children with special educational needs and disabilities at Tolworth Nursery, Infant and Junior School, Surrey.

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Junckers - Education
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Junckers - Education

WHEN it’s time to replace a school’s sport or multi-use floor, considering some basic factors will help you make the right choice. Safety, longevity, ease of maintenance, durability and cost are usually high on the list of priorities, but with some sports flooring surfaces you may have to make a compromise somewhere along the way. By specifying a Junckers solid hard wood sports flooring system you ...

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Pro-Tek - Education
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Pro-Tek - Education

PRO-TEK WPC provides a reportedly safety-focused flooring option for fast-track installation in all education settings. Offered in 40 phthalate-free wood and stone effects, the engineered vinyl floors provide a surface finish that’s said to be 100% waterproof. Other features include a glueless joint system and integral IXPE foam underlay which reportedly gives impact sound performance up to 24db.

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Gradus - Education
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Gradus - Education

A HUGE project has recently been completed to deliver a new train depot at Old Oak Common for the Elizabeth line in London.  

Built by Taylor Woodrow, the four-year project saw the redevelopment of railway land at Old Oak Common to provide maintenance, stabling and office accommodation for the new fleet of trains that will eventually run from Reading and Heathrow through to Shenfield and Abbey...

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Shaw Contract - Carpet tiles
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Shaw Contract - Carpet tiles

MEET Colour Foundation from Shaw Contract. Colour Foundation brings the designer what Shaw Contract describes as an essential and specially selected palette of colours to enhance today’s modern commercial interiors.

With Colour Foundation’s 24 colours, designers can reportedly choose and easily combine bright shades with neutral tones, to create both subtle and eye-catching spaces.

Colour...

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CFS Carpets - Carpet tiles
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CFS Carpets - Carpet tiles

WITH more than 40 years’ experience in the flooring industry; CFS says it provides a wealth of service, knowledge and expertise in the ever-growing market of carpet tiles and planks. It says its high performance products offer solutions for contractors, designers, specifiers and architects alike.

With CFS’s multidisciplinary approach to flooring its carpet tile range reportedly spans a multitude...

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Milliken - Carpet tiles
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Milliken - Carpet tiles

FACET is the latest carpet tile collection to come from Milliken’s ‘inspired and prolific’ UK design team, the company says. Fine lines converge to create geometric outlines out of which multi-faceted reflections emerge. There are three designs within the collection: Facet, Facet Accents and Facet Transitions. The three designs are said to allow for flexibility, imagination and experimentation in...

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modulyss - Carpet tiles
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modulyss - Carpet tiles

DESIGNED by Jaspers-Eyers Architects, the new headquarters of KPMG Belgium have created a domestic business environment using sustainable materials, including carpet tiles from modulyss.

Proposing a biophilic design to complement the natural light and reflecting material abundant in the PassPort building, next to Brussels Airport, interior designer Natalie Schoonjans was tasked with developing...

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Tarkett - Carpet tiles
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Tarkett - Carpet tiles

WHEN the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) moved into its new HQ it set out to design a space that would embody its core values of creating a circular economy. This meant designing an innovative and inviting space, while keeping sustainability at front of mind.

Interior specialist, Action Workspace, was brought in to manage the design, specification and installation for the fit-out. With...

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Desso - Carpet tiles
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Desso - Carpet tiles

DESSO says its Resonance flooring lends itself to vast commercial spaces seeking maximum design appeal.

The company continues: ‘Resonance is an exquisite design solution for sustainability conscious organisations.’ The marbling effect creates a diagonal movement that is said to transform public areas into breathtaking lobbies, and corporate buildings into ‘modern office masterpieces’.

Made from...

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Installation of the month

All things bright and beautiful to children’s hospice

THE ‘brightest and boldest’ Altro floor-and-wall products have been used to refurbish Haven House Children’s Hospice, in Woodford Green, Essex, with rainbow staircases and ‘cleverly colour zoned areas’ reportedly making the facility strikingly...

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News Story

One unforgettable day in December for Designer Contracts

DESIGNER Contracts says it’s supported one of the country’s leading children’s charities, ChildLine, by sponsoring its services for one day on 3…

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News Story

EPLF: European laminate products combine innovation, ecology and design

EUROPEAN Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) says there are compelling reasons customers around the world are opting for European laminate – it’s…

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News Story

Charity ‘floored’ by latest donation

A NORTHEAST flooring retail group has taken the amount raised for one of the UK’s biggest cancer charities to more than £80,000. By the end of last…

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Editor's Blog

CFJ/CFA Awards now closed for entries

The judging panel will meet in London on Friday 29 March to select the winners. Winners and runners-up will be notified and details will be announced in the CFJ awards supplement in August.

We would encourage all contractors and manufacturers to...

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Training

A key shift in training

The new floorlayer apprenticeship standard is officially up-and-running and being delivered says Shaun Wadsworth.

AS stated above training providers have begun to deliver the new apprenticeship standard, but for context I feel it’s a good idea to recap on how we got here.

It all stems back to the implementation of the biggest reform of the apprenticeship system in England in recent years. In 2012 an independent report produced on the future of ...

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Contractor Profiles

EURO-FLOOR DESIGN

This month’s profile focuses on one of the most unique areas within flooring design and installation: waterjet cutting. Euro-Floor Design’s owner Steve Soulsby sat down with CFJ to talk about how the technology works, what it’s used for, and how he got involved with it in the first place.

Initially working as a shopfitter, Steve quickly saw space in the flooring market for a dedicated tile cutting specialist.

‘I had a contact who did floors...

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Point of View

HOW TO ENSURE YOU GET PAID FOR VARIATIONS (1)

Getting paid for variations is the holy grail of specialist contracting and is the most common battleground for payment disputes. But unfortunately, the ‘how to ensure you get paid for variations’ eludes many specialist contractors.

IF you’re one of the many who drive an Audi, then you may be interested to know the car manufacturer has recently won an advertising industry Gold Award for increasing the desirability of the new Audi R8.

When I...

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Help and Advice

Wood you believe it!

Bob the Builder is switching his attention away from wood and more towards LVT, as Sid Bourne discovered on a recent inspection.

THE tide is turning, as they say. I’ve noticed a significant change in complaints, with wood flooring being at one time the most common complaint – not because there’s anything wrong with the product but mainly because Bob the Builder loves to fit wood and because, as he quite often tells me, there’s nothing to it.

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CFA Comments

You get what you give

Richard Catt provides an overview of the benefits of life insurance and of how the CFA can help members in this respect.

TAKE care of your employees ...

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