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Lockdown statement from CFA president: Hamish MacGregor (MacGregor Flooring Company Limited)

A statement from Hamish MacGregor, CFA president, regarding the latest lockdown: Transmission rates are now the key and I cannot stress enough that while Construction and Contract Flooring remains open, we MUST focus on the Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) and how we apply them to play our part in maintaining the ...

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Latest Lockdown Restrictions – Commercial Flooring to Continue

England has entered a new lockdown with no confirmed end date, and ...

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Weak dollar, price of PVC, freight surcharges push cost of Chinese flooring imports to all-time high

THE cost of importing LVT from China, where the bulk of product ...

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CFJ has launched the big main event under the banner of CFJLIVE, ...

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ENTRIES have officially opened for the CFJ/CFA Awards 2021, to be held at Coombe Abbey in September. Because installations have undoubtedly been affected by Covid-19, CFJ has this year decided to extend the timescale for ...

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Installation of the month

A ‘modern, fresh outlook’ for St Albans Library

INGLETON Wood LLP was tasked with refurbishing St Albans Library into a modern and inviting facility that reflected the ambitions and values of Hertfordshire Libraries. Using a combination of Forbo Flooring Systems’ Tessera carpet tiles, the contemporary colour palettes and ...

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An insider’s tour of the Training Guide

Shaun introduces the 2021 Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide and takes a closer look at what it includes.

FIRST and foremost, happy new year, I’m probably not the only one happy to see the back of 2020! Starting the new year in familiar fashion I’m pleased to inform CFJ readers that included in this month’s copy of CFJ is the CFA 2021 Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide.

As in the previous Training Guide, this year’s content...

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Contractor profiles

Stand your ground on flooring

CFJ talks to Stuart Clark, director of Peterborough-based Stanground Carpets & Flooring, about how he’s today running a thriving business

STUART Clark, director of Stanground Carpets & Flooring, based in Peterborough, took an interesting and circuitous route into the world of carpets and flooring. Some might even say it was pure accident. But no matter the route, his business appears to be thriving.

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Point of view


IT’s a new year and for many a time to reflect and plan for the future – particularly in marketing. Many contractors don’t really get to grips with marketing, so getting a bit smarter at it is a great way to overshadow your competitors.

Marketing takes many forms. From detailed analysis of the buying habits of customers, to email marketing, to social media, it all comes under a vast umbrella. However, have you considered how important your...

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Help and advice

Adhesive terminology explained

Martin analyses important adhesive terminology in an effort to make them clearer for readers.

LOOK at any technical datasheet, marketing materials or even the adhesive bucket and you’ll find terminology, pictograms and recommendations that can often be confusing. This article is intended to clarify, from a Bostik perspective, what these various terminologies actually mean.

Waiting time
Sometimes referred to as ‘airing’ time. This is the length...

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