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NCCA takes tough action after fraudulent misuse of its logo
THE fraudulent use of association logos by non-members is becoming a growing issue and the National Carpet Cleaners’ Association (NCCA) has begun taking strong action. Both the NCCA logo and the name of the association are both registered trade marks under the Trade Marks Act 1994 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Both the NCCA name and logo are being used by Read more

Construction to ‘boost UK economy by £11bn’
THE construction industry will grow about 10% and contribute nearly £11bn to the UK...
Carpet backing is key in giant slide charity event
CUSHION backing donated by MILLIKEN helped to create a giant water slide as part of a...

Readers choose the winners

ESTABLISHED in 1999, the annual Flooring Industry Awards
brought to you by Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) and the
Contract Flooring Association (CFA) are in their 16th year.
They are now, by a long way, the flooring industry’s most
sought after awards.

As always, these awards are chosen by the readers of CFJ.
During the years that these accolades have been presented,
thousands of CFJ readers have cast their votes. Read more

 EDITORS COMMENT

LOW SKILLS NOT BEYOND OUR KEN
VOCATIONAL education has never been a priority for Conservative governments in Britain. Many cabinet members and major supporters attended public schools where they were led to believe that their destiny is for leadership roles in society. The thought of becoming a carpenter, bricklayer Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
‘I don’t find cancer causing chemicals particularly funny’

Sustainability consultant Alan Best responds to Richard Harris of F Ball who said in CFJ last month that he appeared to show an ‘innate lack of knowledge’ about the flooring industry: MY regular CFJ column on sustainability issues affecting the flooring industry has now run for over two years and I believe has been generally well received.
I cannot begin this month, however, without referring to the response in CFJ last month to my article which appeared in the July Read more

 CFA COMMENT
You don’t have to go to heaven for payment in 30 days

THERE are three steps to heaven, according to Eddie Cochran. But to get payment there are five steps. Who would have thought it takes
longer to get paid than to get to
heaven. But if you read on, I’ll explain.
There is actually quite a lot...Read more

 HELP AND ADVICE
Terry Guilford
on repairing wood floors

 BUYERS GUIDE

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Good preparation of subfloors and screeds is vital if installations are to be successful:
BAL states that its levelling compounds are fast, strong, smooth and reliable. The range includes: BAL Solidbase, Thickbase, Rapidbase, Fibrebase and Acrybase. Every product in the Read more

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Geocel relaunches Trade Mate
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