30 years in the making

CFJ turns 30 this year. Its resilience in the age of the digital revolution speaks to the importance of our industry in a tumultuous world.

The Berlin Wall was torn down, rocking the foundations of the Soviet Union. No look back in time would be complete without a snapshot of where the UK was with the EU - and it'll come as no surprise that there was rancour even then. Read all about it in our digital page turner.

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Installation of the month

Harvey Maria ‘on the map’ at Bassetlaw Museum

HARVEY Maria has completed a custom-print floor project for Bassetlaw Museum, in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

The bespoke design, described as seamless depicts an antique map visual, enabling the museum to continue its storyline across walls and...

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News Story

F Ball’s 2020 RAG now available

THE latest edition of F Ball’s recommended adhesives guide (RAG) is now available and includes what the company describes as more adhesive…

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News Story

Polyflor announces P22 recommended supplier status

POLYFLOR has announced its appointment as a recommended supplier to the Procure22 (P22) Construction Procurement Framework. Administered by the…

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News Story

Autumn ball in Edinburgh proves successful for CFA

FOR the first time, the CFA moved its annual ball to autumn, with this year’s event being held at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Spa on the outskirts of…

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Editor's Blog

2020 AOTY entries now open

Shining a spotlight on the amazing apprenticeship talent the flooring industry has to offer, both the Contract Flooring Association and the Contract Flooring Journal are very excited to announce the launch of the Flooring Apprentice of the Year...

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The ultimate guide to the guide

Shaun Wadsworth, training manager, CFA.

FIRST and foremost, Happy New Year! Kicking the new year off in typical fashion, I’m pleased to inform CFJ readers that included in this month’s copy of the CFJ is the CFA 2020 Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide. This guide provides a full and comprehensive reference point for employers with training needs covering all areas within the flooring sector.

We’re more than happy to also send out...

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Contractor Profiles

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

Sixty-nine years after beginning his first job in the flooring sector, Keith Shenton is still working on his knees. His astonishing life story will be serialised by CFJ over the next few months.

WE concluded last month’s instalment of Keith Shenton’s life story describing how he was doing part-time flooring work with his friends Derek Rideout and John Butler while also working behind the bar at The Peach Tree public house opposite the Theatre...

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Point of View


Every flooring contractor should have a blog on their website.

HAVING a good website was once enough for a business. It gave you a presence online, an ‘About Us’ page, as many pages as you needed to promote your full range of products and services, and importantly, your contact details.

Now, in 2020, a website isn’t enough on its own. You need to find various ways to enhance your on-line presence and a blog is a great way to do that. And best...

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Help and Advice

The impact of surface regularity (1)

Garry Bateman, head of technical sales & support, Forbo Flooring UK.

Why is surface regularity important? British Standards refer to surface regularity and the need to ensure a floor is suitable for the use it is intended to perform. For example, an uneven, wavy surface floor will create problems for wheeled traffic and make fixtures and fittings more difficult to ‘sit level’ on the floor.

Even small localised variations can cause issues – ...

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The Flooring Library is brought to you by CFJ (Contract Flooring Journal) the leading UK magazine for the contract flooring industry. All the entries included in the library are vetted and approved by Kick-Start Publishing Ltd.

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