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

Setting the bar for Italian restaurant design

‘THE natural aesthetics, durable performance and extensive colour palette of Forbo Flooring Systems’ Allura Wood luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) collection have played a significant role in creating a contemporary, stand-out environment for Evoo, a new...

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News Story

Domotex asia/Chinafloor ‘expands design influence’

DOMOTEX asia/Chinafloor, a trade show for carpets and floorcoverings in the Asia Pacific region, says it’s expanding the design and conference area…

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News Story

Tarkett recognised for commitment to sustainability

TARKETT has been recognised for its commitment to the environment at the Willmott Dixon Better Together Supply Chain Awards. It picked up the…

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BAL launches architectural tiling surgeries

BECAUSE of what it describes as the success of its CPD programme, BAL is launching nationwide tiling surgeries at architectural practices across the…

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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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Training

Sole trader ‘benefits from Master Installer backing’

THE Quick-Step Master Installer programme has reportedly been a key foundation in the Academy for Excellence in Flooring’s effort to promote standards and best practices in the flooring installation sector.

‘Master Installers are given a leading manufacturer-backed lifetime workmanship guarantee that has increasingly been viewed as a benchmark for industry professionals in a competitive installer marketplace,’ says the academy.

Allan Milford,...

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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

Watch out for the Christmas Grinch...

He can’t make a profit, disguises himself as Santa and tells Trump-worthy fibs.

THE Grinch is a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling contractor with a heart ‘two sizes too small’ who preys on the merry and warm hearted subbies. His only companion is his unloved, but loyal dog that he named Stabard after himself (come on, work it out).

From his cave, the Grinch jealously listens to the noisy Christmas festivities, as the subbies celebrate having made ...

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Help and Advice

All things being level…

Neil Sanders, technical director, F Ball & Co. Neil elaborates on levelling uneven subfloors before applying a waterproof surface membrane.

WHEN a waterproof surface membrane is required, it’s preferable for it to be applied before a levelling compound, directly to a subfloor. However, there are situations where this may not be possible. Neil Sanders talks through when this may the case and considerations when levelling a subfloor before...

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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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