Contract carpets - Gradus
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Contract carpets - Gradus

WITH winter on its way, now is the time to consider installing barrier matting solutions that minimise the risk of slip accidents caused by wet or soiled flooring – while also saving money on long-term maintenance.

The first consideration is primary barrier matting. This will remove excess moisture and dirt at exterior and interior entrances and access points, ensuring it is not tracked into the...

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Contract carpets - Invista Antron
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Contract carpets - Invista Antron

DEFINING wear-resistance, stain-resistance and appearance retention, the choice of fibre is an important part of the selection process in choosing carpet.

In the latest edition of ‘Fibre Matters’, Invista Antron carpet fibre reveals how its fibres reportedly deliver to commercial interiors a carpet that stays looking new for as long as possible.

Says the company: ‘Made from polyamide 6.6,...

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Contract carpets - Milliken
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Contract carpets - Milliken

FACET is a carpet tile collection created by Milliken’s ‘inspired, prolific’ UK design team.

Says the company: ‘Fine lines converge to create geometric outlines out of which multifaceted reflections emerge.

There are three designs in the collection: ‘Facet’, ‘Facet Accents’ and ‘Facet Transitions’. ‘These allow for flexibility, imagination and experimentation in laying out the floor plane,’...

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Contract carpets - Tarkett Desso
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Contract carpets - Tarkett Desso

TARKETT’s new DESSO Orchard collection with its ‘understated, irregular dotted pattern is reminiscent of the visual effect that’s created when viewing a cluster of planted trees from above’.

Says the company: ‘A subtle two-tone appearance inspired by organic, seasonal shades, gives the collection a simple yet sophisticated feel for contemporary workplace interiors.

‘Developed specifically to be ...

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Contract carpets - Designer Contracts
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Contract carpets - Designer Contracts

DESIGNER CONTRACTS has introduced a ‘100% polypropylene’ carpet collection aimed at the care, nursing home and hospitality sectors.

Suitable for contract installations, Duracare Twist reportedly features several practical benefits, ‘most notably an impervious backing, making it the perfect choice for more demanding environments’.

Says the company: ‘With an extensive colour bank of 20 warm toned ...

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Contract carpets - F Ball & Co
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Contract carpets - F Ball & Co

F BALL & Co’s Styccobond F3 is a water-based rubber/resin flooring adhesive, which is reportedly suitable for installing a range of textile floorcoverings, including hessian, felt, secondary latex and rubber foam- backed carpets, as well as cork tiles up to 3.2mm thick.

‘More than 50 years since its original launch, Styccobond F3 is still the UK’s most used adhesive for textile...

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Black & white - Shaw Contract
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Black & white - Shaw Contract

CONTRASTING colours in Shaw Contract’s Rapid Select carpet tiles were specified by designers at CBS Office Interiors for the Salon Supplies’ head offices in Southampton, UK.

The project included the modernisation of the furniture showroom which showcases salon furniture and fittings. The use of a black/white theme for this project reportedly gives the space an eye-catching impression. Colours...

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Black & white - Newhey Carpets
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Black & white - Newhey Carpets

THE Newhey designers say they’re looking to the future. For 2020, black-and-white remains a classic combination in minimalist and maximalist looks, adding definition and drama.

Says the company: ‘Pure black is evolving into a family of blackened darks including midnight blue, mulberry and bitter chocolate; perfect backdrops to pastels and brights. Beautiful matt blacks make contemporary foils for ...

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Black & white - VitrA
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Black & white - VitrA

TWO ranges from VitrA Tiles - Miniworx and the new Retromix, are said by the company to highlight the bold use of black-and-white in tile collections for flooring.

‘Retromix is the latest exciting range from VitrA Tiles,’ says the company. ‘It features geometric patterns to create timeless designs, managing to be traditional and modern. A highly effective creative application is the combination...

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Black & white - IDS
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Black & white - IDS

BOLD, contemporary, graphic black and white tile designs are a popular choice in today’s interiors, replacing the vintage monochrome look of days gone by.

IDS has responded with the addition of Kuvio Grey to its Malmo LVT flooring stick-down tile range, which it says replicates the look of traditional Moroccan tiled flooring to create a relaxed, eclectic aesthetic in any room.

‘Suitable for...

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Finishes - Bona
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Finishes - Bona

THE Bona Oil System has been repackaged in what’s described as a smart new livery that complements the company’s existing range of waterborne primers and lacquers. At the same time, six new base colours have been introduced to the range of two component oils – providing a total palette of 17 base colours that can be blended or mixed with tone treatments and pigment pastes to achieve what Bona...

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Finishes - Junckers
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Finishes - Junckers

Junckers has extended its popular HP SportsLine line marking paint by introducing a clear lacquer to the range. Applied to the marked court line area before the coloured paints, the clear lacquer prevents bleeding and ensures clean edges.

The new clear lacquer has improved adhesion to help bond the paint to the floor and eliminates the need to abrade a Junckers sports floor before application....

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Finishes - Osmo UK
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Finishes - Osmo UK

POLYX-Oil from Osmo UK is said to be a premium wood finish guaranteed to keep wooden surfaces in top condition.

‘Offering the professional features of a traditional oil-based finish, Polyx-Oil combines the smooth surface of conventional lacquers, and the application ease of a water-based finish. Ideal for solid engineered or laminate wood, Osmo Polyx-Oil is a high quality, water-repellent and...

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Finishes - LTP
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Finishes - LTP

LTP has introduced an eco-friendly Ecoprotec protection treatment for unpolished porcelain tiles. Apparently suitable for use indoors and outside, the new Ecoprotec Porcelain Tile Protector is a water-based ‘pre-and-post-grout’ treatment; it’s designed to protect tiles from staining and allow easy removal of residues of cement-based grouts and two-part resin-based jointing compounds, as well as...

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Finishes - Kerakoll
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Finishes - Kerakoll

BRING hardwood floors to life and keep them beautiful and maintenance-free with the use of Kerakoll’s Slc Eco Aqua-Pur HPX, says the company.

‘This two-component water-based varnish enhances the beauty of natural wood. The non-toxic polymer bonds with the wood guaranteeing perfect adhesion and develops a protective surface layer that is extremely resistant to scratching and high levels of...

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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - Forbo Flooring
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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - Forbo Flooring

THE ‘versatile and contemporary aesthetics’ of Forbo Flooring Systems’ portfolio has reportedly led to an array of its floorcoverings being installed at the UK’s first-ever Halifax flagship branch. The state-of-the-art project, which is unlike any traditional bank, has been awarded top honours in the annual Fly Forbo 2018/19 competition.

Designed by retail and brand consultancy firm, Honest, the...

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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - Harvey Maria
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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - Harvey Maria

HARVEY Maria’s Parquet Charcoal has been chosen by Bridge Baker, in southwest London, for its new artisan bakery and food store.

Located on Wandsworth Bridge Road, the new bakery’s contemporary rustic design incorporates grainy wood and bare bricks. ‘Parquet Charcoal creates an eye-catching feature in front of the main counter area, with practical benefits,’ says the company.

The flooring was...

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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - Tilemaster Adhesives
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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - Tilemaster Adhesives

IN retail floor installations, speed is a key consideration across all aspects of specification. Timescales need to be as short as possible, to minimise downtime, disruption to customers and lost revenue. In response, Tilemaster Adhesives says it offers a range of floor preparation products that enables overnight installation and tackles retail fit-out issues.

‘For ultra-rapid walk on times, in...

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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - VitrA
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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - VitrA

VITRA Tiles says it offers several different options for retail flooring. These start with ProColor – a range of ‘contemporary and attractive’ colour options for today’s designers and specifiers.

The ProColor range is said to be suited to the architectural specification market because it contains 38 RAL colours of fully-vitrified tiles, providing modularity and consistency for designers. The RAL...

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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - F Ball & Co
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Flooring in shopping centres & retail locations - F Ball & Co

F BALL & CO’s Stopgap 1200 Pro is said to be a fast-setting, fast-drying levelling compound for preparing internal subfloors prior to the installation of new floorcoverings, with the added timesaving benefit of being suitable for use over old adhesive residues.

‘When used in these situations, there’s no need to prime before application, saving further time. As such, it’s suitable for...

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Installation of the month

Parquet fitted in Berlin condominiums

PRENZELBERG, as it’s known by locals, is a well-located district in Berlin and a magnet for locals and tourists alike. The new building project called ‘nio’ fills one of the last significant urban development gaps in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg.

The...

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News Story

PRO-TEK WPC goes global

PRO-TEK WPC says it’s extended its business into South America and the United Arab Emirates, with expansion into other international and European…

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News Story

Big names sign up for CFJ/CFA Awards sponsorship

TWELVE companies have signed up as sponsors for the 2020 CFJ/CFA Awards: Carpet & Flooring; F Ball & Co; Forbo; Genesis; Hanson Plywood;…

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CRUK conference celebrates 2019 award winners

CARPET Recycling UK celebrated the achievements of its members at its eleventh annual conference and awards event, while pledging to ‘do more and be…

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‘Trusted range of products’ from First Mats

‘THE perfect flooring option for areas where extra grip or protection is required, First Mats is delighted to now offer studded rubber flooring,’ says the company.

‘Industry requirements and customer feedback have inspired First Mats to add a type...

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Training

No room for complacency

Shaun Wadsworth, training manager, CFA

Why isn’t the flooring industry being promoted alongside trades such as bricklaying, plastering, joiners and roofers to 14-18 years olds at school and colleges? asks Shaun.

OVER the course of the past year I’ve written several articles highlighting all areas of flooring from a training perspective, whether it be funding, apprenticeships, recruitment or private training. Not only has it helped me settle...

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Contractor Profiles

The amazing life of Britain's oldest floorlayer - Chapter Five

WHILE Keith had been in the army, his father had retired from the police and become a driving instructor.

During his time in the police he’d driven the old Black Maria vehicles (which had secure compartments in which prisoners could be carried), and this had given him the experience to be an instructor.

‘I once saw a policeman doing the same job my dad had done,’ says Keith. ‘I was surprised at the amount of kit he had as it showed how much...

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Point of View

How to lose everything without really trying

Don’t enter into any contract or situation with your eyes wide shut. Because if you do, it could cost you your business.

OF all the challenges flooring contractors face, taking unnecessary risks must be the one that causes the most significant problems. Construction is a tricky balance of risk against rewards, so if you’re frightened of risk, then you should find another way of earning a living. That doesn’t mean that risk is something to be...

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Help and Advice

Blowing hot and cold

Tina Chander, partner, head of the employment team Wright Hassall.

What happens when the weather gets too hot or too cold, or just too extreme? Is it unsafe to continue working? Tina has the answers…

WHEN it comes to working in extreme weather conditions, the productivity and safety of employees can be decided by a matter of a few degrees.

Summer 2019 saw record-breaking highs of 39deg in some parts of the UK, and despite such weather being...

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CFA Comments

What exactly do you expect?

GARRY BATEMAN, PRESIDENT, CFA.

Garry looks at how ‘expectation’ plays out in the flooring world, and how they vary between us all, whether corporate ...

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