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Gary Anthony: Dealing with spivs, bombs, and cancer

Gary Anthony is managing director of Nottinghamshire-based Willowbank Contracts, and like many in the trade,...

Contract floorcovering now 49% of the flooring market, up from 45% a decade ago

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic the contract flooring market was seen to be growing at...

Introducing The Exact — a quantifying company designed for a changing world

The Exact Worldwide Ltd was formed by husband and wife team Chris and Laura Frost....

Employees’ wellbeing placed at forefront in office refurbishment

Thomas & Adamson is an international construction and property consultancy with offices in Scotland, London,...

Bostik stars at flooring at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Established in 1945 by the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank in Cheshire is a deep-space...

Archaeological challenges overcome at new Westin London City

Mapei and Middlesex Flooring recently completed a surface project at The Westin London City, the...

Vibrant flooring brightens contemporary workplace

A selection of floorcoverings from Forbo Flooring Systems, said to combine aesthetics, functionality, and exceptional...

BerryAlloc opens Business Design Centre studio

Leading European flooring manufacturer, BerryAlloc, has opened its first high-end showroom and studio at London’s...

Beauflor opens UK showroom

Leading Belgian cushion vinyl manufacturer, Beauflor has opened its first UK showroom at London’s Business...
Tina Chander

Too hot to work? The rules around temperature in the workplace

Whilst a spot of UK summer sun might sound appealing on the face of it,...

Just what the doctor ordered

Kevin Field, commercial director ceramic & resilient lines at Mapei, reflects on 40 years in...

Big brands and new names

Harrogate Convention Centre will open its doors to visitors from the 18-20th September for three...
Material Sources

Newhey Carpets ‘set to inspire architects, designers as new partner at Material Source Studio’

Newhey Carpets says it’s delighted to reveal its new partnership with Material Source Studio in...

F Ball still tops, but research shows changes are afoot

Two new reports have recently been published by flooring research specialists Leading Edge. These follow...
Abingdon Flooring presented new qualities across its collections

Abingdon Flooring continues its mission at BGNFS

Returning to Cranmore Park in Solihull for the Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS), Abingdon...
John Bagshaw, managing director of IDS outside Stoke-on-Trent HQ

IDS announces its acquisition by private equity investor Chiltern Capital

Surface materials specialist distributor IDS has announced it’s been acquired by private equity investor Chiltern...

Milliken tracks progress on sustainability initiatives in latest sustainability report  

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company has published its fourth annual sustainability report, a key reporting...

Now it’s gloves off

IN an escalating exchange of letters with the CPA, Michael Gove, has indicated he has...

Industry perspectives on how working practices could develop in the future

News from Futurebuild... Futurebuild recently collaborated with the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) on a piece...

Headlam on track to deliver profit expectations

Headlam Group plc, reportedly Europe's leading floorcoverings distributor, has provided a trading update in respect of...

Designer Contracts ‘Team Massive’ to conquer Three Peaks for charity

Eight employees from Designer Contracts, which claims to be the UK’s largest flooring contractor, are...
Alex McCarthy

Excitement in the tiling industry as new editor joins Tile & Stone Journal (TSJ)

Kick-Start Publishing has great pleasure in announcing Alex McCarthy will re-join the publishing house as...

Awards entries ready to be judged

ENTRIES are now closed for the 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards which are due to be held...
Pennybank Chambers

Interface drives positive change for people and the planet at Clerkenwell Design Week

Through a series of events and demonstrations of the latest flooring products, Interface will explore...

Learn how modulyss is taking shape at Clerkenwell Design Week

Belgian carpet tile manufacturer, modulyss will be holding a sneak preview of its new showroom...

Explore how natural world influences design

Join UNILIN Panels at The Gallery Clerkenwell for Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May) as it...

Unlock the power of nature at Clerkenwell Design Week

Join IVC Commercial at The Gallery Clerkenwell for Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May) as it...

CRUK offers retailers sustainable textile flooring waste solutions

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) returns to the Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS) on 17-18...

Assumptions, presumptions – and then the truth

Everybody knows engineered wood floors are more stable than solid ones… don’t they? Junckers’ technical...

Counting their lucky stars

CFJ editor, David Strydom, interviews Shire Flooring, a young, fiercely driven Derbyshire-based flooring contractor which...
Halsey Cook, president and ceo for Milliken & Company

Milliken named in World’s Most Ethical Companies for 16th straight year   

Milliken & Company has been recognised by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing...

Independent Flooring Group conference

The new Independent Flooring Group held its inaugural conference and supplier Sessions on 11 and...

The cost-effective alternative for BS 8203-compliant plywood

The extraordinary growth of LVT flooring has highlighted the need for careful subfloor preparation for...

Don’t miss your chance to enter the CFJ/CFA Awards

Time is running out for those companies wishing to enter their installations into the 2022...
Awards

Deadline date for CFJ/CFA Awards installation entries extended to Friday 15 April

The deadline for installation entries into the 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards has been extended from Thursday...

CFJ launches new online portal to flooring industry

CONTRACT Flooring Journal (CFJ) has launched a new information section on its website, designed to...

Mental health among floorlayers hit a nerve with so many readers

Every now and then an article in CFJ will provoke a surprising number of responses....
Granorte’s new Telford headquarters

Granorte supports UK Network

With the opening of a larger central facility, cork specialist Granorte says it’s providing improved...

Construction set for growth despite potential supply issues, says CPA

In its latest quarterly forecast, The Construction Products Association (CPA) forecasts that output in the...

Jo Caulfield set to floor the industry with laughs

Nationally acclaimed comedian, Jo Caulfield, has been announced as the headline speaker at the CFJ/CFA...
The Flooring Show

The Flooring Show to celebrate its 60th birthday this September

After launching in 1962, The Flooring Show will celebrate its 60th anniversary on 18–20 September...
Rugby scrum

Construction scrum: how to deliver projects easier, better and faster

'Construction Scrum: How to Deliver Projects Easier, Better, and Faster' is the first practical guide...

Voting now open for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

The product section of the CFJ/CFA Awards has now opened for voting and will close...
Newspaper

Worktops that offer you more

News from Egger... Traditionally worktops were only found in the kitchen, but due to innovation, design...
Blackpool Tower ballroom

Blackpool Tower Ballroom memories as the famous floor is restored to its former glory

News from LancsLive... The Blackpool Tower Ballroom has undergone a major restoration for the first time...
Ray Quinn, July 2007 (Peter French, Flying Tigers Studio)

Swapping red carpets for laying carpets

A celebrity singer has shone the spotlight on the domestic carpet fitting trade by putting...

Colour coated rubber mulch project in Barcelona

News from CONICA... CosmoCaixa is the most important science museum in Spain and one of the most...

New research reveals third of construction workers now suffer with anxiety

High levels of mental distress and a reluctance to seek professional help among UK construction...
Headlam app

Headlam Group launches ‘industry-leading app’

Headlam Group, a floorcoverings distributor, has announced the launch of what it describes as its...
STS Flooring Distributors van

floorwise welcomes STS Flooring Distributors

Independent wholesaler, STS Flooring Distributors, has become a member of the floorwise group.  Says the company:...

Sustainability costs more? That’s a misperception…

Jake Parks, commercial distribution manager at IVC Commercial, says it’s a myth that sustainable products...

Construction migrant workforce numbers fall while demand, costs, and wages surge

CITB’s annual migration report has revealed the number of migrant workers in construction continues to...

EXCLUSIVE: It’s time to man up about floorlayers and mental health

Men often think they don’t need to talk about their problems. But, as Brian King...

EXCLUSIVE: Designer Contracts’ Louise Walters on a fitter future

Louise Walters, commercial director for Designer Contracts, will explain in CFJ February why the company...

Likewise completes £14m fundraise, with directors acquiring 800,000 shares

Likewise Group plc, the distributor of residential and commercial flooring to retailers and contractors, is...

Likewise Group agrees to buy Valley Wholesale Carpets for £30m

Likewise Group, the UK floorings distributor, is pleased to announce that the company has entered...

Loughton Contracts looks into its crystal ball

Nick Perkins, sales director at Loughton Contracts, has told CFJ what the contractor thinks 2022...
Quick-Step says it innovates with ‘revolutionary recycling technology’

Quick-Step innovates with ‘revolutionary recycling technology’

If you thought HDF, the core of Quick-Step laminate, wasn’t recyclable, think again: Quick-Step's recycling...

Bureau Veritas backs HSE in drive to improve respiratory health in construction industry

Construction Design and Management (CDM) and Occupational Hygiene authority, Bureau Veritas, has praised the Health...
Left to right: Roy Clark and Nick Wiles

Hull industrial flooring specialists enter soft flooring market

Directors of a Hull-based industrial flooring company have expanded their offer with the launch of...
Left to right: Mark Eslamlooy, Stephan Wedi, Fabian Rechlin

Ardex takes up majority stake in wedi

Ardex, the Witten-based construction chemicals specialist is taking up a majority shareholding in wedi GmbH,...

Five reasons our flooring is perfect for commercial interior design

The Solid Wood Flooring Company says its principles have always been the same since it...

New judge to complete independent panel of experts

As entries open for the CFJ/CFA Awards 2022, CFJ is delighted to announce that the...
Michael (‘Mike’) Steventon

Likewise Group appoints independent non-executive director

Likewise Group, UK floorcoverings distributor, has appointed Michael (‘Mike’) Steventon (58) to the board as...

Global ‘green revolution’ targets: How important is flooring’s role?

The importance of construction and building design materials in ‘managing down’ the environmental impact both...

Pierre Delabie: Addressing the needs of the end-user is key

A successful flooring product comes from a deep understanding of the needs of the end-user,...

‘It’s great to be recognised for recycling waste vinyl flooring’

South Wales-based Commercial Flooring Contractors won the 2021 Project of the Year award in the...

Report: LVT will continue to grow its share of flooring industry but at a slower rate

Good growth is forecast in the LVT market over the next few years, according to...
Jess Wells

From care worker to first female construction specialist

Three years after Lincolnshire care-worker Jess Wells walked into a construction careers event, she’s now...

The Flooring Show returns this week

We’re now counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the flooring industry’s big...

Junckers and FIBA announce long-term partnership

Junckers has signed a long-term agreement with FIBA, basketball’s global governing body, to serve as...
Tony Brewer

Foot to the floor as Likewise launches on AIM to drive further growth

Likewise Group plc, which describes itself as a fast-growing UK floorcovering distributor, has announced it...

Lockdown ends Keith Shenton’s extraordinary 70-year career as a floorlayer

KEITH Shenton, the UK’s oldest floorlayer, has finally decided to end what has been a...
recofloor

Recofloor awards Absolute Flooring SW for recycling efforts

Cornwall-based Absolute Flooring SW has been rewarded for its environmental efforts in diverting waste vinyl...

Flooring industry mourns death of ITC’s Mr Carpets, John Constable

THE death of John Constable of ITC Natural Luxury Flooring on 9 May has saddened...
hosptial

Tarkett publishes white paper on challenges, opportunities for hospital of the future

OBSERVING the severe stress that the Covid-19 pandemic unleashed on healthcare systems around the world,...
parkside-woodland

Topps Tiles’ ‘40 for 40’ partnership with World Land Trust

Topps Tiles Plc has announced a ‘40 for 40’ initiative with the World Land Trust,...
WorldGBC

Forbo Flooring Systems joins WorldGBC’s corporate advisory board

The World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) corporate advisory board has welcomed its latest member, Forbo...

Force majeure: ‘Draconian price increases smack of a cartel’

The flooring industry is uniting in its concerns over force majeure. Both flooring contractors and...

Multi-million investment in future of Welsh construction

The future of the construction industry in Wales has been given a boost by the Construction...

UK SMEs failing to capitalise on tax relief innovation opportunities

Innovation taking place across the construction industry means businesses in the sector could gain significantly from the...

Global flooring market estimated at $457.83bn by 2026

The global flooring market was estimated at $330.30bn in 2020 and is expected to reach...

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 is manufactured, has...

Latest Lockdown Restrictions – Commercial Flooring to Continue

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

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...

Keep calm and carry on floorlaying

I WRITE this at a time when everything is still up in the air with...