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 NEWS

New CFA president and council elected
THERE was a good attendance at Contract Flooring Association (CFA) annual general meeting held at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, on June 3. Tony Mathe of Hillside Flooring was elected as new CFA president with outgoing president Alan Gayle having completed his two year term of office. Tony will lead a highly experienced council, whose members include former CFA presidents Alan Gayle, John Butler, Hamish Read more

Three workers injured as new floor collapses
TWO building firms have been ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs after a...
Distributor blasts flooring contractor for CFJ comment
THE letter which appeared in CFJ (May 2014) by Scottish flooring contractor Neil Carmichael...

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

EXIT EU AND RETURN TO RECESSION
IF, as expected, the European elections on May 22 resulted in a roll-call of victories for candidates clamouring for the UK to sever all ties from the EU, then there will be much to worry about for the UK business community, including the flooring industry. Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
VOCs in buildings can kill you

Flooring and other products contribute to poor indoor air quality. Sustainability consultant Alan Best reveals growing concerns about the effect of flooring and some other products on worsening indoor air quality; THERE is a clear focus these days on energy-efficient construction which is leading to increasing concerns about indoor air quality (IAQ) and the extent to which flooring and other products contribute to poor IAQ. We spend most of our lives indoors and the air that we breathe inside buildings is generally Read more

 CFA COMMENT
Manufacturers offer the CFA extensive technical support

THE CFA has always been based around contractors and they remain our focus and the reason for being. Consequently many of our member benefits are directly targeted
at the contractor and the typical small
to medium sized... Read more

 HELP AND ADVICE
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 BUYERS GUIDE

Slab happy

Stone and ceramic floor tiles come in a very large choice:
Bostik produces a range of professional adhesive and grout products suitable for work with stone and ceramics. For example, Bostik Vitri-Flex is a rapid set adhesive, said to be suitable for adhering most non-porous tiles, including natural and artificial stone, to most standard wall and floor Read more

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