History was made at 12.30pm on Friday 11 September this year when the CFJ/CFA Awards 2020 was finally launched via video. It was originally to have been held on Friday 19 June at Coombe Abbey near Coventry, but was postponed because of the Covid-19 outbreak. During the video, host John ...Continue Reading
ALONG with strange times on the health and economic front, the weather ...Continue Reading
Owing to the coronavirus crisis, the CFJ/CFA Awards has been postponed and ...Continue Reading
CFJLIVE, CFJ’s latest innovation in the wake of Covid-19, will launch on Tuesday 6 October and will soon be followed by more online workshopsPerhaps Covid-19 will go down in history as much more than just ...Continue Reading
Rory MacGillivray, founder of MacGillivrays Floor Furnishing, details how he
feels about the evolution of training, how it stood him in good stead and how
the process can be improved, by ADAM BERNSTEIN.
THE line - those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it – from Spaniard George Santayana, is often quoted in one form or another. And he was right; by looking back at what we’ve done before we can improve on what we do going...
CFJ talks to Lee Kirkham who owns and runs Mystique Flooring, a carpet and
flooring business in Kinmel Bay near Rhyl, North Wales by ADAM BERNSTEIN.
A FAMILY man with a wife, six children - five of which are aged 11 or under - and a dog, Lee Kirkham has been in the flooring game since he left school. Now 40 it’s entirely clear he’s gained a wealth of experience.
An early start
Lee started by helping out his mother’s boyfriend, a self-employed...
REGULAR readers of this column will know that every other month I write about a different aspect of marketing. I haven’t covered the subject as a broader issue for some time, so here is an overview explaining what marketing is all about and why flooring contractors should embrace it to sustain and grow a more profitable business.
If you look at marketing as a process you’ll find that, without breaking the bank, you can use some of the following ...
It’s almost always essential to prime a subfloor before the application of an adhesive or levelling compound. Chris explains the reasons why and provides advice on selecting the optimum primer for a particular project.
If you find yourself asking the question: ‘Should I prime?’, the answer is probably ‘yes’, with a few exceptions.
When applied over absorbent subfloors, including porous concrete and sand/cement screeds, primers prevent the...
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