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Now it’s gloves off

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

Stonhard Group hire ‘strengthens Kemtile’s expertise’

SEAN McIntyre, who has joined Stonhard Europe as their new linings manager, looks set to...

Tracey Glew takes over as new FeRFA ceo

FeRFA says it’s delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Glew, managing director of The...

New research shows 92% of construction workers name safety as their most important consideration in 2022

NEW research launched by WASP Site Safety has unveiled the demand for advancements in site...

SGS: how manufacturers of vinyl and laminate flooring products can better access global markets

By DAMIEN BERTHE THE global flooring market is predicted to grow substantially over the next few...

WE Rawson: Striving to offer unrivalled client support and product ranges

IN an exclusive interview with CFJ, Guy Stanton, director at WE Rawson, says the company...

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...

Interface appoints Laurel M Hurd as ceo

INTERFACE, which describes itself as a commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, has...

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...

SWFC: Sustainability is in our DNA

AT The Solid Wood Flooring Company, sustainability is in our DNA. We’re committed to helping...

Instarmac invests over £400,000 in solar energy at its manufacturing facility

AS part of its ongoing environmental commitments, Instarmac Group has recently invested more than £400,000...

‘A more sustainable way to better comfort’

COMFORTBACKEO is the new sustainable carpet tile backing from modulyss, now available on the Belgian...

Interface unveils new Clerkenwell showroom

INTERFACE, which describes itself as a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability,...

F Ball and Co appoints technical support advisor for The Netherlands

UK manufacturer of subfloor preparation products and adhesives for floorcoverings, F Ball and Co has...

It’s gloves on for charity as UKFD’s Bella lands a punch

A NUNEATON mum who spends her working week surrounded by wooden flooring signed up for...

BerryAlloc brings Smart Solutions to KBB

BERRYALLOC exhibited at KBB Birmingham 2022, revealing its Wall&Water concept to visitors at Europe’s kitchen,...

Destination Workplace revealed as theme for 2023 Workspace Design Show

WITH months to go, ‘Destination Workplace’ has been unveiled as the theme for the second...

Open day for new floor training centre

PADDY McNicholas, founder of MN Floor Training, is hosting an open day for charity. Paddy...

SampleWorx to join ADP Distribution superhero team

ADP Distribution says its sister company SampleWorx, will now join the ADP Distribution superhero team...

The Independent Flooring Group holds inaugural Conference & Supplier Sessions

THE new Independent Flooring Group (IFG) held its inaugural Conference & Supplier Sessions on Friday...

Moduleo supports Central Musical Theatre Company with £500 donation

MODULEO, a flooring brand which has its UK headquarters in Derby, has provided a £500...

Charity thanks flooring businesses for their support as work completes on new activity wing

BUSINESSES including Polyflor and Regallen Services have provided donations of goods and expertise to Derbyshire-based...
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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...
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How the Ukraine crisis will affect timber imports

News from Timber Trade Federation... Ukraine is said to be the ‘breadbasket of Europe’ with an...

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...

Granorte celebrates 50 years of ‘cork innovation’

CORK innovator Granorte is celebrating 50 years since its foundation by the Rocha family.In 1955,...

LTP welcomes first apprentice to its programme

LTP has welcomed Leah Morrell to its expanding team. Leah joins as part of the...

New director of HR for UKFD

FAYE Summers, who joined UK Flooring Direct (UKFD) in 2018 as head of HR and...

‘Innovative’ new engineered wood flooring has integral acoustic layer

ACOUSTIC insulation experts CMS Danskin Acoustics and specialist dry lay flooring company Tier Global have...

Välinge to ‘shake up hardened wood flooring sector with latest innovation’

VÄLINGE Innovation UK says it’s rewriting the rules on engineered wood flooring, introducing the Välinge...

‘Burnout build-up’: construction employee exodus warning, as demand for burnout support soars by 200%

FINDINGS come alongside reports nearly half of employees have suffered from excessive stress over the...

At 85, Mapei says it still has an eye on the future

THE multinational group ‘at the cutting-edge in chemicals for the building trade’ was founded on...

Carpet Council announces educational website

THE Carpet Council website (www.thecarpetcouncil.co.uk) has been created primarily to promote carpet education and correct...

UKFD: Keeping on top of trends and innovations in flooring

THREE senior members of the UK Flooring Direct team headed to the US to attend...
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...

The Flooring Show to celebrate 60th birthday at Harrogate Convention Centre in September

THE Flooring Show is to celebrate its 60th birthday this September at Harrogate Convention Centre.2021...

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...

Bostik renews talkSPORT sponsorship

BOSTIK has renewed its sponsorship of the sports headlines on talkSPORT radio for another year,...
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...

Industry mourns passing of former CFA president, Tony Dugdale

JOSEPH Anthony Dugdale, known throughout his life as Tony, has died after a long battle...

CFJ launches new online portal to flooring industry

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

Designer Contracts ‘leads the way to fitter future’

DESIGNER Contracts is spearheading a new industry initiative aimed at reversing the crisis level shortage...

TTA technical committee chair receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

BRIAN G Newell, chair, and founder of The Tile Association (TTA) technical committee, has received...

Bureau Veritas urges developers to avoid risk of costly delays ahead of introduction of gateway requirements

INTRODUCED to parliament in June 2021, the Building Safety Bill establishes a new regime that...

BerryAlloc to exhibit at KBB Birmingham

BERRYALLOC is exhibiting at the KBB Birmingham 2022 show, described as Europe’s leading kitchen, bathroom,...

58% of construction workers believe listening to music while working improves motivation and mental health

A NEW study has surveyed 2,000 UK employees and analysed Spotify data to reveal the...

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...
Awards

Don’t forget to have your say as voting now open for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

THE product section of the CFJ/CFA Awards has now opened for entries and will close...

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...
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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...
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Worktops that offer you more

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

Commercial buildings should ‘create infrastructure for future’ after electric vehicle revolution

ELECTRICAL safety expert, Bureau Veritas, has cautiously welcomed new world-leading regulations for new homes and...

Tiling industry professional joins Smart Marketing Works

SMART Marketing Works has announced Catherine Spibey has joined ‘its busy and fast-growing’ marketing team...

Valley Wholesale Carpet eyed up by Likewise

LIKEWISE Group has announced it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Valley Wholesale...

Parkside and Strata Tiles align for ‘total tile solution’

PARKSIDE and Strata Tiles are aligning to become sister brands, as the two tile specification...

Stauf Adhesives flexes its muscles

LATE last year saw Stauf Adhesives join with Metcon Gyms & JP Training to put...

Westcotes celebrates 40th birthday in style

AT a glittering event at the Cosby Golf Club in Leicester, Westcotes Flooring Company celebrated...

SDS ‘back in business’ at Business Design Centre in London

FROM 8-10 February 2022, the Surface Design Show (SDS) will return to the Business Design...

Instarmac launches new website

AFTER months of development, Instarmac Group says it’s thrilled to announce the launch of its...

Bostik ‘strengthens professional flooring team’

BOSTIK has added three members to its professional flooring team, reportedly strengthening its in-house technical...

Flooring Projects introduces luxury vinyl flooring retail offering

‘BROUGHT to you from the people behind commercial flooring giants, Nationwide Flooring – the northwest’s...

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

LIKEWISE Group, a distributor of residential and commercial flooring to retailers and contractors, has announced...

A ‘high five’ for Childline from Designer Contracts

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, sponsored the services of children’s charity Childline for...

The Colour Flooring Company to showcase Corka Format at SDS

Do you need a floor that’s not only easy to fit and hardwearing but also...
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...
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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...

Granorte opens new central UK warehouse

GRANORTE has opened a new Telford showroom, office, and warehouse facility for its range of...

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...
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floorwise welcomes STS Flooring Distributors

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

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...

Instarmac’s Martin Pouncey named Employee of the Year

INSTARMAC says it’s very proud to announce Martin Pouncey, technical training, and site support manager...

‘Key moves’ in regional management structure at Designer Contracts

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has announced a senior promotion and one new...

F Ball & Co appoints new northern area sales manager

F BALL & Co has appointed Adam Lord as northern area sales manager, while reportedly...

Record number of entries for SDS as 2022 finalists announced

THE 48 finalists of the 2022 Surface Design (SDS) Awards have been announced with a...

Studio Moods wins at SBID International Design Awards

IVC Commercial’s Studio Moods modular vinyl design floor has won another award, this time in...

Floorwise says its rewards are back, ‘better than ever’

FLOORWISE rewards are back and better than ever with new rewards across the best lifestyle...

Stars aligning for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

WITH most sponsors in place for the 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards (Junckers; F Ball & Co;...

F Ball & Co launches RAG 2022

F BALL & Co has unveiled an updated version of its ‘highly anticipated’F Ball Recommended...

Top flooring companies look into the crystal ball for 2022

CFJ spoke to several flooring companies, including contractors and manufacturers, asking them what their predictions...

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...

Sponsors continue to sign up for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

THE CFJ/CFA Awards 2022, which will be at held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on...

Hull industrial flooring specialists enter soft flooring market

DIRECTORS of a Hull-based industrial flooring company have expanded their offer with the launch of...

Kemtile commits to further growth with appointment of business development manager

AKEEL Ahmed is the latest addition to the Kemtile team – having just been appointed...

The Queen (of Flooring) visits Battersea Power Station

LOUGHTON Contract’s sales director and CFA board member Beverley McFarlane recently got the opportunity to...

Ardex takes up majority stake in wedi

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

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...

Verona hires team to drive sales for new flooring collection

FOLLOWING the launch of its flooring collection, Verona has recruited three new members of the...

Why Harrogate 2021 couldn’t have gone any better

By BRIAN KING | HARROGATE I’M just back from The Flooring Show at Harrogate 2021 and...

Abingdon Flooring uses show as launchpad for collections

ABINGDON Flooring used The Flooring Show as the launchpad for new collections that are ready...

BerryAlloc marks its intentions at show

SHOWCASING its roster of LVT, laminate, HPF, and wood floors, BerryAlloc says it had a...

F Ball & Co ‘demonstrates excellence with ambitious exhibition stand’

WITH the return of The Flooring Show, F Ball & Co realised its most ambitious...
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...

Parkside strengthens team with three specification consultants

AS it continues growth in the commercial tile market, Parkside is welcoming three team members...

Junckers and FIBA announce long-term partnership

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

Workspace Design Show returns in November

BETWEEN 4-5 November, Workspace Design Show will open its doors, welcoming the commercial interiors community...

New website ‘will supply carpet tiles to contractors at factory gate prices’

THE new website Carpettilesfd.com will, the company says, supply carpet tiles to contractors at factory...

SATRA invests in new equipment

SATRA’s floorcoverings team has recently taken delivery of a new, state-of-the-art, castor test machine for...

Milliken transforms, relaunches ship-from-stock programme

MILLIKEN says it’s transformed and relaunched its ship-from-stock programme. The new ‘24 Hour Despatch from...

Bureau Veritas urges developers to prepare for major regulation shake-up due early next year

BUILDING control and regulation expert Bureau Veritas has welcomed the publication of government’s Building Safety...

Spectre from Parkside wins Wall Tile of the Year

SPECTRE from Parkside has won Wall Tile of the Year in the TTA Awards 2021....

Isocrete Flowing K Screed secures industry award for ‘game-changing liquid screed technology’

ISOCRETE Flowing K Screed has secured a national award in recognition of the transformational impact...

F Ball & Co to attend Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe

F BALL & CO will showcase its range of products for creating what it describes...

Bostik launches new rewards scheme

BOSTIK has launched Bostik Pro Rewards, a new loyalty programme that offers its members a...

CFJ/CFA Awards 2022: Industry excitement as chartered surveyor prepares to complete our independent panel of judges

AS entries open for the CFJ/CFA Awards 2022, CFJ is delighted to announce that the...

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...
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Floorwise appoints new product manager

FLOORWISE has appointed Andrew Gill to the role of group product manager, as the supplier...
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British Wool launches consumer-facing e-commerce website

AS part of its consumer-focused marketing strategy British Wool has launched a consumer facing e-commerce...
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Conren celebrates ‘impressive 50-year milestone’

CONREN says 50 years of trading is an impressive milestone. The specialist manufacturer and installer...
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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...
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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...

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,...
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EXCLUSIVE: Loughton Contracts sales director: 2021 will be bumper year

NICK Perkins, sales director of Loughton Contracts, has told CFJ in an exclusive interview that...

‘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...
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CFJ/CFA AWARDS 2022: Sponsors sign on for next year’s event

SPONSORS are already signing on for the 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards which will be held at...
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What you need to know this month

Amid much celebration, the CFJ/CFA Awards 2021 was held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on...

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...
Awards

CFJ/CFA Awards 2022: Save the date – Friday 9 September

The date for next year’s awards has been revealed – Friday 9 September at Coombe...
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...
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Two appointments at ‘dramatically growing’ UKFD

UK online flooring retailer, UK Flooring Direct (UKFD), has a new chief commercial officer –...
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New fire safety act prompts risk assessment review, Bureau Veritas tells duty holders

SAFETY and compliance expert, Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for...
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Unilin Flooring announces agreement to acquire Salesmark

UNILIN Flooring, a division of Unilin Group, has announced the signing of an agreement to...
stauf

STAUF opens subsidiary with several facilities in Spain

AS of 1 July, the adhesives specialist STAUF has been represented by its own branch...
bostik

Bostik puts on an adhesives show on its summer road trip

FLOORING professionals throughout the UK had the opportunity to get up close with Bostik’s new...
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Designer Contracts launches ‘speedier service app’

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, says it’s developed a digital solution to speedier...
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40% of CFJ readers insistent it remains in print as digital-only future looks some way off

ACCORDING to the CFJ readership survey conducted between May-June this year, 22% of readers want...
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Kick-Start Publishing web designer hails ‘exciting’ relaunch of CFJ website

THE Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) has relaunched its website with a fresh new look which...
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Post-pandemic construction recovery well underway but material cost and supply concerns mount

THE construction products manufacturing sector posted a fourth successive quarterly expansion in the second quarter...
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Quick-Step extends cycling partnership under new team name

QUICK-STEP has followed up the announcement of an extended partnership with Patrick Lefevere’s team with...
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CPG’s Flowcrete and TREMCO brands ‘under the spotlight’ at expo

‘HELP for contractors from Flowcrete and TREMCO, and their technical excellence created a bang at...
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CFJ Online Flooring Expo: New stats reveal extent of event engagement

LATEST statistics released by CFJ’s external marketing company reveal the level of engagement at the...
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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,...
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How we are listening to our readers

In our survey, we asked readers what they read (and what they didn’t read) in...
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CFJ Readership survey: So, that’s what you were thinking!

An all-encompassing readership survey has given CFJ the clearest indication yet of what our readers...

CFJ READERSHIP SURVEY: LVT THE MOST POPULAR FLOORING TOPIC

IN one of our recent survey questions, we asked readers to rank their favourite flooring...
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...
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EXCLUSIVE Veitchi Flooring MD: We need to prepare for an economic storm

In an exclusive interview to be published in CFJ September with VEITCHI FLOORING’s MD, John...
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Two million miles with Altro: ‘It’s been a fabulous ride’

JETSETTING around the world, spreading knowledge of the correct fitting of Altro floors wherever he...
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The truth about hardboard flooring

CFJ speaks to Peter Jones, managing director at Finnish Fibreboard, about the hardboard industry and...
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Milliken London showroom first in UK to receive WELL certification

FLOORING designer and manufacturer Milliken says it’s been awarded WELL certification at the platinum level...

ARDEX UK and BAL proceed with ‘Stronger Together’ strategy

ARDEX UK and Building Adhesives Limited (BAL) have moved ahead with the next phase of...
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Forbo joins WorldGBC corporate advisory board

FORBO Flooring Systems has joined the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board which...
bostik

It’s been a summer of sporting investment for Bostik

BOSTIK has supported its range of floor preparation products and flooring adhesives with TV and...

The Flooring Show gets back to business in Harrogate

THE highly anticipated Flooring Show returns to Harrogate Convention Centre from 19-21 September 2021 with...

RPM International’s multimillion pound investment rolled out for Flowcrete and other CPG brands

CONSTRUCTION Products Group (CPG) has completed the second stage of a £20m investment package, designed...

Instarmac’s technical manager celebrates 25-year service award

CELEBRATIONS are aplenty at Instarmac as technical manager, Sham Ali, celebrates 25 years’ service. Sham joined...

Bostik UK moves to 100% renewable electricity

BOSTIK UK says it’s taken a significant step in its ongoing commitment to responsible energy...

Hip-Pep hooray! Celebrating half-a-century at Altro

IN AUGUST 1970, a packet of digestive biscuits would cost you six shillings, the Jackson...

Centre for Cities: The five-day office will be back

THE Centre for Cities has told BBC Radio 5 that the five-day office week could...

Hospitality Design Show returns in September

THE Hospitality Design Show is back and taking place at the ExCeL, London between 28-29...

Bostik increases mental health support for colleagues

Bostik has launched a new initiative that will expand the mental health support available to...

F Ball & Co appoints new London technical rep

F BALL & Co has appointed Paul Trubridge as technical representative for north London and...

Decostayle UK reflects on ‘an exciting few months’

THE new Decostayle UK operation has now been up-and-running for a few months, and according...

Moduleo helps crew race across Atlantic

MODULEO, a UK flooring brand, is rallying behind one of the boats taking part in...

Analysis shows more than 24,000 construction firms closed in six months

ANALYSIS by DSA Connect, an IT asset disposal company which specialises in the permanent deletion...

Q3 2021 to be ‘biggest challenge structural wood sector and its customers have ever faced’

THE head of technical and trade at the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has warned in...

CLC: Unprecedented demand set to stay ‘for the foreseeable future’

CO-CHAIRS of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Product Availability working group, John Newcomb, ceo of...

New warehouse enables FDF to cut prices, delivery lead time, environmental impact

MIDLANDS-BASED flooring manufacturer and retail firm Factory Direct Flooring (FDF) has invested in a new,...

Greenstream Flooring helps tackle lack of flooring in social homes

PROVIDERS of social housing in Wales have been urged to tackle the lack of flooring...

F Ball & Co joins CSI Plus

FLOORING contractors and professionals working in the design and fit-out of cruise ships interiors can...

Saint Flooring: CRUK membership contributes to sustainability goals

SAINT Flooring won Take Back Partner of the Year Award in the Carpet Recycling UK...

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

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

David Hibbert cuts short retirement to join Unifloor

AFTER a brief spell in retirement David Hibbert has joined Unifloor Underlay Systems (JUMPAX) as...

Three promotions and a senior appointment in Designer Contracts

THE UK’s largest flooring contractor, Designer Contracts, has announced three senior promotions and welcomed a...

Topps Tiles gets new head of marketing – commercial

AS it continues to develop its position in the commercial tile market, the commercial business...

Josh Ashby becomes UK Flooring Direct’s chief digital officer

JOSH Ashby, having previously held the role of chief commercial officer at UK Flooring Direct,...

Sadness at passing of Ernie Lamond, founder of Calton Floors

IT is with great sadness that the death of Ernie Lamond, founder of Livingston-based Calton...

‘Providing exactly what you want’

BESPOKE Woodflooring says it’s a brand dedicated to providing exactly what you want when it...

How Covid-19 has reshaped office space design

COVID-19 has forced office spaces to adapt in a very short period of time. Despite...

BerryAlloc wins 2020 supplier of the year award

BERRYALLOC was awarded the 2020 ‘supplier of the year’ award out of all nominated Optimera...

BAL products to feature in new TV show

A RANGE of BAL tiling products are to feature in a new bathroom make-over show...

Husqvarna and the HTC ‘combining the best of both worlds’

HUSQVARNA Construction has announced that the HTC products, services, and solutions are now fully integrated...

The Flooring Show introduces new online platform

THE Flooring Showroom is described as an exciting new online platform connecting buyers with manufacturers...

‘It’s not all a bed of roses’

RORY MacGillivray, founder of MacGillivray Floors & Furnishings, has had some great experiences, he’s also...