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Period Flooring fire 'causes £10k damage'

One year after a tractor drove into the front of Period Flooring's showroom, a fire has caused £10,000 of damage. Martin Murray, the owner of the company, had been about to reopen his showroom before Christmas when Covid-19 forced him to shut up shop after lockdown in March. Period Flooring product ...

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CFJ EXCLUSIVE Part 3: The full story of how Covid-19 hit the flooring sector

WHEN Brian King returned to Manchester from his holiday, he was puzzled ...

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CFJ EXCLUSIVE Part 2: The full story of how Covid-19 hit the flooring sector

AT Venice airport, Brian King watched the flight information screen opposite. Being ...

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Designer Contracts moves to new HQ

THE UK’s largest flooring contractor, Designer Contracts has moved into new headquarters, ...

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CFJ/CFA AWARDS TO TAKE PLACE VIA VIDEO ON 11 SEPTEMBER

Owing to the coronavirus crisis, the CFJ/CFA Awards has been postponed and will now not take place on Friday 19 June, but on Friday 11 September by video instead. Winners have been selected in each ...

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Installation of the month

Refurb completed at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

THE County Kildare offices of Hewlett Packard Enterprise have been fitted with carpet tiles and LVT from IVC Commercial, which describes itself as the world’s fastest-growing flooring company. IVC Commercial’s Academic View carpet tile from the Art Exposure collection has ...

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Training

With an eye on your marketing challenges

Kay describes some of the marketing challenges facing companies in the contract flooring business, as our industry emerges into the post-Covid-19 world.

IT’s been a tough time for the UK flooring sector, no doubt about that.

As the lockdown forced by the pandemic has eased, all companies should be working hard to keep in touch with and retain their existing customer base. Whether that consists of architects and specifiers, tradesmen,...

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Contractor profiles

Embracing the new provides a superior service

CFJ talks to Chris Knight, commercial director at Tyrrell Flooring, about the evolution and tradition of one of London’s oldest flooring contractors by David Strydom.

IF you’re going to celebrate a significant birthday, as Tyrrell Flooring is doing, you might as well do so in a year nobody will forget. And there’s no chance anybody is going to forget 2020 in a hurry.
At 60, the company, founded in Hackney in 1960 by Ron Tyrrell, is one of the...

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Point of view

Make your website work for you

WHETHER or not we like it, Google rules the roost when it comes to finding what we want. The first thing we all say when we want to know the answer to any question is ‘Google it!’

So, if your website doesn’t comply with Google’s ‘rules’, it’s all too easy for your website to stop earning its keep and in some cases it’s all too easy for it to become an expensive waste of time.
If that sounds harsh then think of it this way, when was the last...

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Help and advice

Installing floorcoverings in damp, humid environments

Chris discusses the variables to consider when determining how to make flooring installations resistant to water, including new alternatives to traditional solutions.

MAKING flooring installations suitable for damp and humid environments, including wet-rooms, depends on how much water they will be exposed to. There are  variables to consider when determining how to make flooring installations resistant to water, including new alternatives to...

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Adapt and evolve

Richard Catt explains how he and the CFA have grappled with the challenges presented by the lockdown – and how he sees the sector being changed by...

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