Clerkenwell Design Week: Tarkett
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Tarkett

TARKETT is welcoming visitors to experience ‘The Great Indoors’ at its Great Sutton Street showroom throughout Clerkenwell Design Week 2019.

The flooring manufacturer is offering a packed programme of parties, art and music, thought-provoking workshops, roundtables and panel discussions inspired by ‘The Great Indoors’ concept, designed to imbue creative-minds with a sense of wonder and...

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Boen
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Boen

BOEN is delighted to be taking part in this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. During this year’s event the company will be displaying new hardwood floor colour shades that have been added to what it describes as its award-winning Live Pure ultra-matt lacquer range of floors, ‘developed to focus on future design trends whilst providing a naturally almost untreated looking wood floor’.  Additionally,...

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Milliken
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Milliken

MILLIKEN says it creates a full range of beautiful and considered floor coverings providing a one-stop-shop for the latest in design-led flooring. Well-being is said to lie at the core of Milliken’s design ethos; reportedly creating flooring with superior acoustic performance and exceptional underfoot comfort.

For Milliken’s 10th CDW (since the event’s inception) Milliken will launch Comfortable...

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Modulyss
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Modulyss

PREMIERING what it describes as the ‘perfectly imperfect’ pattern of Fluid&, modulyss is exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week for the second time, showcasing its range of carpet tile collections in Project, St James Church, 21-23 May 2019.

Also unveiling comfortBack, a 90% recycled content PET felt backing, that reportedly improves underfoot comfort and absorbs wear, the Belgian manufacturer ...

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Altro
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Altro

10 YEARS of CDW, 100 years of Altro! CDW 2019 will be the setting for an immersive celebration of the brand through creativity, how it has inspired over the years and an exciting look to the future.

Founded in 1919 by a small group of individuals with a big idea, Altro says it now has more than 900 employees globally, ‘with a heritage of innovation including inventing safety flooring and a...

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Clerkenwell Design Week: IVC
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Clerkenwell Design Week: IVC

EXHIBITING in Project at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, IVC is officially launching to the UK’s A&D community, showcasing what it describes as impressive flooring solutions designed and made entirely in-house.

The commercial division of IVC Group, part of Mohawk Industries, IVC says it will be demonstrating how it offers architects, designers, fit-out companies and contractors a single...

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Shaw
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Shaw

SHAW Contract will be showcasing its latest designs and products manufactured for the UK and European markets during CDW 2019, which will include new carpet tile and resilient flooring collections.

It is also collaborating with Brighton-based artist and graphic designer Lois O’Hara who will be creating a range of colourful installations at 33 Great Sutton Street, EC1, under the theme of Flow.

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Forbo
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Forbo

FORBO Flooring Systems will be showcasing the latest additions to its Marmoleum, Flotex and Tessera collections in what it calls a fresh and imaginative way by, creating a tactile and interactive experience at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW).

Committed to supporting the next generation of architects and designers, Forbo challenged undergraduate students studying two design-oriented...

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Resdev - kitchens
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Resdev - kitchens

BODYHOLIDAY St Lucia, owned by Sunswept Resorts, is set on a secluded cove of white sandy beach at the edge of the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by tropical gardens and rainforest. It’s said to be the ultimate getaway for body and mind, recognised as one of the finest destination resorts and a centre of well-being.

With restaurants designed to satisfy every taste, the kitchens are one of the focal ...

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BAL - kitchens
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BAL - kitchens

BAL has launched an improved epoxy grout specifically for floor tiling installations in hygiene critical location such as kitchens and food production areas.

Available in new Smoke and Ebony colours, BAL Floor Epoxy is a three-part hygienic impervious epoxy resin grout for floors.

With a resin-based formulation comprising liquid resin, liquid hardener and powder filler, BAL Floor Epoxy...

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Quantum - MATTING
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Quantum - MATTING

TODDINGTON Motorway Services is one of the busiest stops in the country for travelling motorists. It is run by Moto Hospitality and located on the M1 near Dunstable in Bedfordshire. The services operate 24 hours a day, which means that there is a huge amount of footfall throughout the premises, especially at peak times.

The matting in the main entrance to the Southbound section of Toddington...

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Rawson Carpet Solutions - Matting
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Rawson Carpet Solutions - Matting

UK manufacturer, Rawson Carpet Solutions says it has been producing carpets for over half a century. This includes a broad collection of entrance mat solutions. Every commercial building requires an entrance floor system, to provide a cleaning and drying surface to foot traffic, before walking on the chosen interior floor. With years of experience, Rawson says its range of products fulfil the...

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Tilemaster Adhesives - matting
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Tilemaster Adhesives - matting

TILEMASTER Adhesives’ range includes two floor preparation products that are suitable for use in entrances and walkways, prior to installing all types of entrance matting - from synthetic to stainless steel, in exterior and interior entrances and circulation areas. Tilemaster Super Flow 30 is a two-part self-levelling and smoothing compound, onto which entrance matting can reportedly be installed...

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Shaw - Offices
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Shaw - Offices

EVERYONE loves to use colour in a corporate environment. It makes a space feel more interesting and gives you flexibility in open plan office spaces. ‘With new carpet tile collection colour foundation we really wanted to bring in a selection of soft, brighter tones so they feel clean and crisp’, says Marcy Ewing, director of the global design studio at Shaw Contract. From the outset this selected...

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F Ball and Co - offices
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F Ball and Co - offices

F BALL AND CO says the improved version of its Styccobond F41 carpet tile tackifier is ideal for installing carpet tiles in areas where individual tiles may become damaged, worn or stained, such as in offices with busy walkways, and where chairs with castors are being used, the manufacturer says.

Styccobond F41 is a reportedly solvent-free, acrylic adhesive, which is designed to provide a...

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Junckers - Office
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Junckers - Office

STEPHEN Marshall Architects specified 600sq m of Junckers 185mm wide board Oak Boulevard for an office interior in London's Knightsbridge. The design brief involved knitting together three very individual, cellular and historic buildings, all with their own levels and nuances, to form what Junckers describes as a ‘modern, coherent and flexible office space’.

In order to achieve this, Stephen...

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Milliken - office
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Milliken - office

IN 2017, telecommunications giant TalkTalk moved into its new northern headquarters in Salford Quays, bringing together almost 1,500 staff from two separate offices into a new building.

Workspace design and fit out agency Claremont were responsible for the interior design and used Milliken’s Laylines carpet tiles along with Laylines Transitions.  The Laylines collection is said to offer interest...

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PRO-TEK - offices (1)
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PRO-TEK - offices (1)

PRO-TEK’s range of WPC engineered vinyl floors includes 40 wood and stone-effects, each with colour and décor matched accessories. Said to be suitable for offices, the ‘floor innovation’ has a reportedly waterproof construction, with built-in underlay. During installations, minimal subfloor preparation is said to be required, cutting commercial ‘down-time’, and an integral glueless joint...

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Rawson Carpet Solutions - offices
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Rawson Carpet Solutions - offices

RAWSON says its Fanfare range has been chosen in 2 distinct colours for the Key Assets office project in Birmingham. The result is said to be a covering which meets the planned aesthetic and offers a soft, quiet and comfortable surface. Rawson Carpet Solutions have been supplying the office and education sectors for over 50 years, the company says. As the markets have evolved, so too has Rawson’s...

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Uzin - offices (1)
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Uzin - offices (1)

UZIN products were used to install a variety of floor coverings at a new Cross Keys Homes premises in Peterborough. The shop and information hub will assist people looking to learn more about the care and support services CKH provide to Peterborough residents as well as upcoming training opportunities, and self-service options for existing residents. The client required a mixture of flooring to be ...

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F Ball - Sports flooring
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F Ball - Sports flooring

FLOORING installations in sports facilities must be able to withstand high levels of foot traffic, and must offer the best in safety and hygiene. To avoid floor failure, it is imperative that optimum floor preparation products are used in order to deliver long-lasting, high quality floors in these environments.

Such was the case at Christ Church Sports Centre in Canterbury, Kent, where technical...

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Havwoods - Sports flooring
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Havwoods - Sports flooring

THE performance of a sports floor is dependent upon the interaction between the surface and its sub-construction. The Havwoods Havsport floors comprise of 22mm thick, solid hardwood planks that are combined with a reportedly high-performance range of batten systems, customised to suit various sub-floor conditions and construction heights. The 2-strip planks are currently available in beech, white...

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Gerflor - Sports flooring
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Gerflor - Sports flooring

EARLY years learning is where the backbone of education begins and delivering an environment that provides younger children with the necessary infrastructure to support good practice in sports, communal areas or teaching rooms is an essential element in the education mix. At the new flagship Pencoed primary school near Bridgend in Wales they make it their mission to ensure that every child learns...

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EnviroStik - Sports flooring
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EnviroStik - Sports flooring

ENVIROSTIK says it is an expert in the manufacture of performance adhesives for the installation of artificial grass sports surfaces. The company says its speciality is innovative, trusted products, formulated to last a lifetime.

Part of the Sandmaster Group of companies, based in Stafford, EnviroStik formulates, manufactures and supplies a range of one and two-part polyurethane adhesives for...

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Tarkett - Sports flooring
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Tarkett - Sports flooring

WITH a portfolio of green products, Tarkett says it has long been a part of creating environmentally friendly spaces. But Tarkett’s sustainable floors aren’t only of benefit to the building user, the company says. Its flooring collections are said to be designed for easy installation, whilst offering features that save contractor’s time and money.

GreenLay compatible floors reportedly require...

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Anglo Recycling - Sustainability
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Anglo Recycling - Sustainability

IT’S not that long ago when you went to the tip you always saw the bins full of dusty carpet, but you don’t today, says Anglo Recycling. The UK carpet industry has done amazing things – and it is a story worth telling.

Increasing amounts of carpet waste has been used as an energy source and still more goes into the equestrian industry as a surface material in event arenas - but a carpet recycling ...

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F Ball - Sustainability
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F Ball - Sustainability

F BALL AND CO is reportedly partnering with national vinyl take-back scheme Recofloor to provide flooring contractors with the means to recycle plastic buckets and bottles used for many of its products. This is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated by the flooring industry.

Currently in the trial stages, the new initiative is providing recycling...

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Harvey Maria - Sustainability
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Harvey Maria - Sustainability

FEATURING what the manufacturer describes as an ultra-authentic wood effect, Harvey Maria’s new Master Craftsman Series is said to offer an alternative sustainable flooring option, recognised for its low lifetime environmental impact. The MSeries includes four oak and wood plank collections, with a reportedly realistic fine wood grain and premium ‘registered emboss’ top surface. The series is...

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Kerakoll - Sustainability
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Kerakoll - Sustainability

THE Kerakoll Group’s GreenBuilding philosophy consists of developing products that cause as little harm as possible to the environment and human health. A quick look at the certification schemes in which the company participates, it says, will show it is not just paying lip service to this aim, but actively pursuing it.

Kerakoll has reportedly been certified for the International EPD System, the...

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LTP Ecoprotec - Sustainability
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LTP Ecoprotec - Sustainability

LTP Ecoprotec reportedly provides a range of sustainable surface care products developed for the contract market and manufactured in the UK. All treatments are said to benefit from the most advanced research in water-based technology and combine high performance with low odour and low VOC formulations. The range reportedly includes protection and maintenance regimes for natural and engineered...

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Pedross - Sustainability
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Pedross - Sustainability

WITH what the company describes as state-of-the-art machines and the direct digital print, Karl Pedross AG says it focuses even more strongly on sustainable products and vision for the future.

‘Digital is the new green’ describes Pedross’s approach to leading its own sustainability philosophy into the digital age. The South Tyrolean company says it is making large-scale investments in the field...

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Snickers Workwear - Sustainability
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Snickers Workwear - Sustainability

THIS season Snickers has added three new styles to its stretch assortment, developed from the reportedly popular 6241.

Stretch is added to Snickers workwear to give maximum freedom of movement, the company says. It is added to specific areas of the garment and is said to facilitate ventilation and comfort. Stretch is either placed in the bending directions or where your body expands. For example...

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Interface
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Clerkenwell Design Week: Interface

LEARNING how to Love Carbon is one of the four pillars of Interface’s Climate Take Back mission; this view of carbon as a resource, rather than an enemy will be front and centre of the company’s showroom activity during this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week.

Said to embody its commitment to Love Carbon, all the products that will be on display across the Interface showroom; from carpet tile, to...

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Installation of the month

Flotex offers Ashley Hicks ‘design freedom’

GLOBALLY-renowned interior designer, Ashley Hicks, has had his unique design ‘Specimen Marble’ digitally printed onto Forbo Flooring Systems’ Flotex flocked floorcovering, for his new studio in Oxfordshire.

Ashley is known for his intricate...

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News Story

New-look training centre for Fita

The Flooring Industry Training Association (Fita) invites the flooring industry to look round its newly refurbished training centre in…

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News Story

CRUK awards now open for entries

CATCH all the action at Carpet Recycling UK’s 2019 annual conference and awards event which opens at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, Birmingham on…

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News Story

Carpet fibre ‘underlines its worth’ at Workplace House

WORKPLACE House, a new collaborative showroom in the heart of London’s Clerkenwell district, home to the city’s thriving architecture and design…

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Entry deadline extended for the 2019 Recofloor Awards

Celebrate your company’s vinyl flooring recycling achievements by entering the 2019 Recofloor Awards. You can still submit entries before the extended March 16th deadline.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Altro and Polyflor’s scheme and big...

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Training

The Irish Connection

THE Academy for Excellence in Flooring says it not only trains industry professionals from across mainland UK, but also welcomes installers from Ireland keen to validate their expertise through the Master Installer programme.

‘Offering the same intensive skills accreditation course as the famed Quick-Step Master Installer programme, the Balterio course tests every aspect of laminate flooring installation, so that qualified installers can offer...

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Contractor Profiles

Easy to see

Formed in 2007, C and C Flooring has grown from a three-man operation to a major player in the UK commercial floorcoverings market, focusing on quality and work-ethic over chasing the lowest prices possible.

Roo Williams, director of C and C Flooring, founded the business along with two colleagues. All three had been working for a contractor who Roo ‘could see was going the wrong way’, and so they decided to take the intrepid step of setting up ...

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Point of View

The business end of things

Google’s free business entry - take control of yours now

 

WE all want our marketing to be easier and our websites to perform better, and we’d all like a stream of new customers beating a path to our door via Google, Bing, or the other search engines out there.

But, the ‘black art’ of search engine optimisation (SEO) is something few of us can hope to understand. So, where do you start without spending a small fortune on SEO?

The good news...

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Help and Advice

Thor the builder

In this month’s column, an encounter with a hammer-happy builder illustrates for Sid Bourne the issues which arise from non-flooring professionals installing LVT.

A call came in from a consumer nearly in tears. Their new LVT flooring had been installed by Bob right through the ground floor, some 80sq m, which was floated directly onto floorboards with cheap thin underlay.

The consumer said the corners of the LVT were lifting at one side and...

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