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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...
ukfd

Two appointments at ‘dramatically growing’ UKFD

UK online flooring retailer, UK Flooring Direct (UKFD), has a new chief commercial officer –...
fire-safety

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...
unilin

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...
designer-contracts

Designer Contracts launches ‘speedier service app’

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, says it’s developed a digital solution to speedier...
cfj

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...
cfj website

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...
construction

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...
quickstep

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...
tremco

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...
expo-news

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...
tarkett

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,...
thumbs-up

How we are listening to our readers

In our survey, we asked readers what they read (and what they didn’t read) in...
readership-survey

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...
veitchi

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...
david-gatefield

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...
finnish-fibreboard

The truth about hardboard flooring

CFJ speaks to Peter Jones, managing director at Finnish Fibreboard, about the hardboard industry and...
milliken

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...
forbo

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...

Former flooring apprentice urges others to follow his success

A FORMER apprentice with a rapidly growing Midlands company has urged others to take a...

modulyss ‘makes its marks in sands of sustainability’

SAID to be well-known for great looking, off-beat carpet tiles that deliver what’s described as...

Designer Contracts expands Falkirk operation

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has expanded its Scottish operation after tripling business...

Doug Morwood to chair CFJ Expo sustainability summit

THE founder of Insight Futures, Doug Morwood, is to chair the sustainability summit at the...

Milliken celebrates century of making in the UK

FLOORING designer and manufacturer Milliken says it’s proud to be celebrating its 100th year of...