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May 2021

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Three lucky respondents to our 2021 CFJ readership survey will receive a magnum of champagne each in a special prize draw to take place on Thursday 24 June. The survey aims to test readers' opinions on everything from CFJ content to their views on current developments in the flooring sector ...

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The Flooring Show to take place in September 2021

The Flooring Show, the UK’s biggest national flooring event, will next take ...

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New warehouse purchase enables Factory Direct Flooring to reduce prices, delivery lead time and environmental impact

Midlands-based flooring manufacturer and retail firm Factory Direct Flooring (FDF) has invested ...

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By ALEX MCCARTHY THE question above was recently posed to several manufacturers ...

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Confessions of a carpet fitter

This month, CFJ talks to Brian King about some of the hilarious incidents that haven’t made it into his monthly column. WHEN his boss emigrated to Canada, Brian King was just 19. It was during ...

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Installation of the month

Brand ID reflected at Aberdeen Offices

CARPET tiles and LVTs from IVC Commercial have been installed in the Aberdeen offices of EY UK. IVC Commercial’s striking Ceppo terrazzo-look LVT and Balanced Hues carpet tiles have been used across 800sq m of floorspace in the Aberdeen offices ...

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Business benefits with the Master Installer badge

COMPLETING the Quick-Step Master Installer programme at the Academy for Excellence in Flooring reportedly helps installers to unlock a range of business benefits.

As the only Quick-Step approved installers, professionals holding the prestigious Master Installer card are able to enjoy a range of exclusive business benefits, most notably a manufacturer-backed lifetime warranty on workmanship.

Alongside, all Master Installers feature on the...

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Contractor profiles

The business end of things

As seems to happen so much in the world of flooring, those that enter the sector appear to have done so by chance. And so it was for Dave Caldwell, managing director of OSS Commercial Flooring…

IN his own words, Dave Caldwell, managing director of OSS Commercial Flooring, says: ‘I got into the industry by chance; I didn’t really know what I was applying for - I simply sent off four job applications and got an interview at CFI which was then...

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Point of view

What do you do? That's the question!

AS in most areas of life, habits, trends, and technology advances all change the way we function. Think ‘Zoom’, as a recent example of change. How many of us had even heard of Zoom before the pandemic, let alone used it?

Changes in website design and the way we consume information and shop are others.

This month I’m taking a quick peep into the massive changes that have gone on in website design in recent years, and how these might impact on...

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Help and advice

Look behind the logo

With respect to environmental product certification and approval, Richard gives an indication of what to look out for.

IN the past year, there has been a marked increase in the demand for flooring products that carry environmental accreditation.

Clients, architects, and main contractors are becoming more and more invested in designing and building with minimal negative impact on the environment and contributing positively to mitigating the...

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