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‘Buggingham Pallets’ welcomes new insect arrivals

Staff at Building Adhesives in Stoke-on-Trent have all mucked-in to construct an insect hotel just...

Spa awarded sustainability certification for its clean floor renewal

ALPENTHERME Gastein Spa, in Austria, has been awarded sustainability certification by family-owned flooring company, Bona,...

Bostik UK welcomes Yuliya Nam-Wright as head of sustainability

BOSTIK UK, which describes itself as a leading manufacturer of professional-quality floor preparation products and...

BAL completes ‘successful environmental audit’

BUILDING Adhesives, which describes itself as the market leader in full tiling solutions, says it’s...

Countdown begins for the launch of the Sustainability Guide 2024

EXCITEMENT is starting to build for the release of the new CFA Guide to Sustainability...

Eco practices to be published in upcoming CFA Sustainability Guide

THE CFA Sustainability Guide is set to be published in June, featuring everything you need...

Introducing Modus: exploring nature’s influence

DECAY. Transform. Become. Nature’s force is undeniable. It’s in nature’s nature to thrive. To generate...

Flooring manufacturing gets sustainability boost with UBQ’s new sustainable materials portfolio

UBQ Materials, climate tech developer of advanced materials made from waste, has announced its sustainability...

Sustainability Guide – coming soon to a digital screen near you

THE CFA’s guide to sustainability is a supplement designed to inform the industry of useful...

‘The more sustainable way to install resilient floors’

WITH an independently verified EPD, you can be sure LION Floor is a more sustainable...

Tarkett’s new Green Building Cards streamline sustainable product selection for architects and designers

EMBRACING the pressing need for greater sustainability in the built environment, Tarkett has introduced what...

Recofloor 2024 vinyl recycling awards now open

Waste vinyl collection and recycling scheme Recofloor has announced that its 2024 annual awards are...

Recofloor ‘hits the road’ to support the industry

RECOFLOOR hosted several pop-up visits and trade events at flooring distributors during summer 2023, which...

Interface expands carbon negative product offer

INTERFACE has announced the expansion of its cradle-to-gate carbon negative product offer in Europe, growing...

Do sustainable practises benefit my company? The CFA Guide to Sustainability has the answer

The main question often asked in the industry is ‘Why does adapting to sustainable practises...

CRUK: More manufacturers displaying sustainable ranges at Harrogate

COMPARED to previous years, it was refreshing to see more sustainable product ranges being displayed...

Forbo’s flooring ‘elevates sustainability ethos’ in new eco-friendly primary school

TWO Rivers primary school in Keynsham, Somerset, is only the second school in the country...

Contractors save by going green

FLOORING professionals aren’t just saving the Earth, but also reportedly saving money by using the...

How ProKnee puts sustainability at the heart of its ‘durable kneepads’

AS ‘leaders of personal protective equipment and efficiency worthy tools’, ProKnee says it’s been servicing...

‘Statement sustainability’ with Rusticork

WITH its ‘true bark texture’, RUSTICORK from Granorte is said to bring an original, bold...

Environmental sustainability takes center stage in flooring choices

WHEN it comes to choosing flooring, comparing products by cost is second nature, but in...

Innovative sustainable strategies and product development

Flooring manufacturers and contractors are working to create greener products and develop sustainable strategies to...

Herringbone designs the sustainable way

GRANORTE’s answer to LVT and WPC flooring, SolidTREND is now available in herringbone and features...

Forbo’s Marmoleum ‘achieves climate-positive status’

IN the face of the escalating global climate crisis, specifiers, contractors and end-users are increasingly...

Sustainability: The hot topic

LIFE-threatening temperatures in excess of 50deg C were registered around the globe this summer, ensuring...

The CFA Guide to Sustainability shows how new methods are introduced to flooring industry

The CFA Guide to Sustainability shows how new methods are introduced to flooring industryTHE recently...

Carpet Recycling UK: Big increase in 2021 waste diversion figure

CARPET Recycling UK has reported a large increase in the amount of carpet and textile...

ANGLO Recycling’s eco-friendly flame-retardant underlay: Made from recycled fibre in Lancashire

ANGLO Recycling’s flame-retardant underlay is made from fibre recycled in Lancashire, says the company. Its...

BAL introduces Micromax3 ECO: An environmentally friendly and high-performance grout

BAL, which describes itself as the market leader in full tiling solutions, says its new...

Bond It drives sustainability initiatives with ‘Greener’ packaging and safer products

BOND It, which says it ranks as one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of...

Condor Group accelerates towards sustainability goals with circular developments and eco-friendly products

BY reducing emissions, reusing materials, and recycling products for circular development, the Condor Group is...

F Ball & Co expands recycling scheme: Making it easier for flooring contractors to recycle empty containers

F BALL and Co says it’s made it easier for flooring contractors to do their...

Forbo’s Marmoleum Cocoa collection: Climate positive & sustainable flooring

A new independent EPD has verified that Forbo Flooring Systems 2.0 and 2.5mm Marmoleum sheet...

Junckers launches buy back scheme for sustainable flooring

As part of its continued commitment to sustainability, Junckers has launched a Buy Back Scheme...

Mapei launches carbon neutral UltraColor Plus: Ethical & sustainable tile installation

MAPEI UltraColor Plus is reportedly the first of a new line of iconic carbon neutral...

Rawson Carpet Solutions unveils Recover: A luxurious fully recyclable carpet tile

UTILISING what’s been described as the highest grade Polyester PET, and advanced machinery, ‘a soft...

Tarkett leading the transition to a circular economy in the flooring industry, reducing CO2 emissions and promoting sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY should be open to being interpreted differently by individual businesses. While the definition of...

ULTRAFLOOR launches innovative eco-friendly underlayments, reducing carbon footprint

ULTRAFLOOR says it’s known in the flooring industry for manufacturing innovative, reliable, and high performance...

Cutting your carbon footprint: Where to start

FLOORING has an important part to play in making the built environment more sustainable which...

Going round and moving forwards: The key to a circular economy

WITH a target for the country to be net zero by 2050, set by government,...

Sustainability and sourdough

WHAT does sourdough have in common with LVT flooring? As I’ll explain, small differences in...

Collaboration is the future of sustainability

The latest edition of the CFA’s guide to sustainability has been released on the CFA...

‘The low carbon alternative’

LION Floor is described as the low carbon footprint alternative to plywood and HDF subfloors...

Embracing nature: The health benefits and importance of biophilic interiors in design and flooring choices

In last year’s Specifier’s Guide to Flooring, Scott Hosie, head of product at Crucial Trading,...

Doing things the natural way

Sustainability issues and clients’ concern for the environment is leading a movement towards naturaland alternative...

The Solid Wood Flooring Company: Our green sustainability strategy

OUR mission at The Solid Wood Flooring Company is simple. We want to make our...

Triumph for sustainability as the CFA launches its latest Guide to Sustainability

The CFA is back with its fresh sustainability concepts for 2023 in its new online...

JHS launches product range with ECONYL yarn

OCEAN Drift is the latest carpet range to join the JHS product portfolio. Manufactured using...

Condor Group and Tide Ocean join up to collect and recycle ocean-bound plastic waste

Condor is launching a partnership with Swiss-based company Tide Ocean SA to support solutions against...

Going green: Half of tradespeople concerned about the environment and sustainability

Half of tradespeople are concerned about the environment and sustainability, according to new research. The...

How Impervia helps reduce yourproject’s air pollution

What is action for clean air?Action for Clean Air is Global Action Plan’s mission to...

Recofloor can help zero waste targets

Collaboration with Recofloor can assist architects, specifiers and construction companies with minimising CO2 emissions and...

‘modulyss leads the charge in sustainable flooring solutions’

IN a world where sustainability is no longer optional but essential, architects and interior designers...

Taming the green claim machine

IF a poll were run to select the words of the century, both ‘green’ and...

Understand your existing waste and recycling contracts, says Carpet Recycling UK

CARPET Recycling UK (CRUK) is urging visitors to the Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS)...

Mapei and its dedication to quality, longevity & wellbeing

Mapei’s wide ranging products and solutions are a concrete example of its commitment to research...

2023 CFA Sustainability Guide set to go digital for second year in a row

THE CFA Guide to Sustainability is due to be released this year as a digital...

Screwfix extends refurbished power tools offering and launches new sustainability commitment

SCREWFIX, which describes itself as the omnichannel retailer, says it’s proud to extend its range...

Why should sustainability influence how carpets are made?

Sustainability and the circular economy will be even more important in 2023 as customers look...

Peru: sensational flooring products and sustainable logging practices

Harvesting Peruvian tropical wood for flooring responsibly is beneficial for the Amazon without compromising on...

Algeco and Modulaire Group publish latest global sustainability report

Algeco parent company, Modulaire Group has published its global sustainability report. It details how the...

Flooring with a green heart

Because we can! We firmly believe that conducting business responsibly and creating sustainable solutions is a...

‘ProKnee’s commitment to sustainability leads to designing and producing durable kneepads which are built to last’

‘AS leaders of personal protective equipment and efficiency worthy tools, ProKnee has been servicing the...

Specifying ground floors so buildings can be more adaptable

A CRUCIAL part of our net zero future will be creating a built environment that...

Reducing energy costs in premises cleaning

GOVERNMENT targets to reduce CO2 emissions as part of the wider commitment to zero carbon...

Parkside becomes carbon balanced

TILE specification company, Parkside, says it’s become a carbon-balanced business. Says the company: ‘Continuing its...

Recofloor announces its 2023 vinyl recycling awards

VINYL take-back scheme Recofloor has announced the launch of its 2023 vinyl recycling awards. Showcasing...

IVC: Enrich experiences with dynamic textures

‘ENRICHING spatial experiences with dynamic textures’, Immersion is the new carpet tile collection from IVC...

Part two of the CRUK Sustainability Conference: Making the world of flooring more sustainable

CFJ reports on the second of a three-part sustainability special regarding the CRUK conference in...

Vinyl flooring’s recyclability means no excuse to landfill it

DURABLE, robust and recyclable, PVC is a versatile material used in countless long-life and low-maintenance...

Less energy, material and circularity for the packaging and carpet industries

AT K2022, reportedly the world’s largest trade show for the polymer industry in Düsseldorf, Germany,...

Why wool carpet matters

THE Campaign for Wool (CFW) came together with the Wool Carpet Focus Group (WCFG) for...

Bolon publishes its 2021 sustainability report

SWEDISH design brand, Bolon, has published its 2021 sustainability report, to review, measure and analyse...

CRUK annual conference: making the UK carpet and textile flooring sector more sustainable

In this in-depth analysis, CFJ reports on one of a three-part sustainability special on the...

How Impervia helps reduce your project’s air pollution

What is action for clean air?Action for Clean Air is Global Action Plan’s mission to...

Milliken & Company tracks progress on sustainability initiative in fourth annual report

DIVERSIFIED global manufacturer Milliken & Company has published its fourth annual Sustainability Report, a key...

‘The only commercial tile you’ll ever need – or want’

BRITISH tile manufacturer, Johnson Tiles, says it’s extended what it describes as its ever-popular Kerastar...

CRUK: industry support for circular economy initiatives

A ‘CLEAR shift’ in industry support for collaboration to recover textile flooring waste materials and...

Unlock the circular economy in a new CPD from modulyss

‘THE Circular Economy’ is a new RIBA-accredited CPD seminar from modulyss that explores what circularity...

UltraFloor ‘creates a truly sustainable future’

LEVELS of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are at an all-time high. While CO2 is...

Shaw Contract: Creating sustainable products with the environment in mind

WE have a vision to ensure each decision we make at Shaw Contract is knowledge-led...

World Environment Day: Balsan announces its new ‘Green Spirit’

SPEARHEADED by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually since 1974, World Environment...

LTP: it’s a good time to protect

STONE and polished porcelain floors need to be resealed periodically and, if a floor requires...

Flooring that’s sustainable by nature

SUSTAINABILITY is an essential issue for many organisations, especially when planning refurbishments. Here I’ll look...

Mapei features at carbon-neutral Braywick Leisure Centre

A FULL Mapei system forms part of the new Braywick Leisure Centre – a £33m...

F Ball and Co ‘doubles down on recycling’

F BALL and Co says it’s redoubled its efforts to reduce the amount of plastic...

Restoration ensures sustainable future

THE historic Bath Abbey has undergone extensive repair and conservation work along with the addition...

Carpet Recycling UK reports stronger support from manufacturers

CARPET Recycling UK (CRUK) returned to the Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS) in May...

What is sustainable wood flooring?

What is sustainable wood flooring? SUSTAINABLE wood flooring shouldn’t impact the environment in any way,...

Reducing carbon footprint of vinyl flooring with Recofloor

Reducing carbon footprint of vinyl flooring with RecofloorBy CARLA ESLAVA FLOORING companies participating in the Recofloor...

Are you meeting your customers’ demands for an eco-friendly experience?

WE all hear the carbon-free pledges across every industry and market daily, but how has...

‘A sustainable alternative to BS 8203 compliant plywood’

‘A sustainable alternative to BS 8203 compliant plywood’ LION Floor is described as the high-grade...

Milliken tracks progress on sustainability initiatives in latest sustainability report  

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

SWFC: Only sourcing from well-managed legal sustainable forests

AT The Solid Wood Flooring Company, we care considerably about sustainability. It’s in our DNA. ...

Palace Chemicals moves to recycled plastic

Palace Chemicals has worked with its’ packaging suppliers to convert more than 2m containers so...

Hi-vis stretch work trousers with Sorona sustainable performance fibres

WHETHER its dusk, dawn, or dark, Snickers Workwear says it has a superior range of...

CRUK conference: repurposing textile flooring in the circular economy

MOVES by the textile flooring sector to redefine itself along more environmentally conscious principles will...

New construction industry report by Patrick Parsons reveals poor building material supply chains are main barrier to achieving net zero

A NEW report, ‘Sustainable by design’, by engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons, based on research with...

SWFC: Sustainability is in our DNA

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

Shaw Contract approves IOBAC MagTabs adhesive-free installation in EMEA

COMMERCIAL flooring manufacturer Shaw Contract has partnered with flooring technology experts IOBAC UK in highlighting...

F Ball and Co doubles down on recycling

F BALL and Co is redoubling its efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste...

Mindset shift required on end-of-life products

By SAMANTHA DAWE. COMMUNICATION and collaboration are key in enabling the move to a circular...

Recofloor reaches major 6,000-tonne milestone

A WHOPPING 6,000 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring has been collected through Recofloor since the...

Stopping global climate change

PARKSIDE and Strata has been pivotal in establishing a policy that is set to drive...

Moving towards a circular economy in the construction sector

GROWING interest in environmental issues is putting pressure on the construction sector to move towards...

The benefits of choosing engineered wood flooring

AT The Solid Wood Flooring Company we’re always striving to develop our products. That’s why...

Milliken & Company announces carbon-neutral flooring portfolio

GLOBAL manufacturer Milliken & Company has announced a new milestone in its ongoing sustainability journey....

‘Cold weather working with Snickers Workwear’s sustainable climate control’

DRESSING right and staying comfortable when it’s cold and wet demands the best in climate...

Far infrared underfloor heating: an answer to the heating energy crisis?

Far infrared underfloor heating: an answer to the heating energy crisis?By IAN SPREADBOROUGH WITH global prices...

Tarkett and Ragn-Sells partner to fight climate change

Tarkett and Ragn-Sells partner to fight climate changeTARKETT and the Swedish environmental company Ragn-Sells have...

Recofloor smashes annual target

RECOFLOOR beat its 2021 500 tonnes target more than two months early. By the end...

Designer Contracts and supplier take top industry sustainability award

DESIGNER Contracts has scooped a top industry prize for sustainability in a prestigious industry partnership...

Instarmac sets out ambitious environmental goals in latest report

WITH Cop26 still dominating our news feeds, climate change and environmental policies are at the...

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...

InstaFloor | Staying ahead in flooring by championing sustainability

IF you want to stay ahead in today’s flooring industry you have to champion sustainability,...

Interfloor’s sustainable credentials recognised by Cop26

Interfloor, a Europe manufacturer of carpet underlay and flooring accessories supplied 286 rolls of its...

Bureau Veritas urges UK construction firms to accelerate efforts as it strives to decarbonise the built environment in race to net zero

BUREAU Veritas is urging the UK construction industry to accelerate its efforts when it comes...

Anglo Recycling underlays ‘are reducing its environmental impact’

ANGLO RECYCLING’s big recycling project for 2021 was to reduce changeover times on its recycling...

BAL and ARDEX UK achieve international greenhouse gas emissions reporting standard

BAL and ARDEX UK achieve international greenhouse gas emissions reporting standardBUILDING Adhesives (BAL) and ARDEX...

Antimicrobials redefine the future of cleaner, more sustainable flooring

JONATHAN Clapp, international senior technical manager at Microban International, discusses antimicrobial additives and their ability...

Shaw Contract | Is local the answer: from savings to circularity?

WITH the shortage of construction materials in the UK continuing to impact the industry into...

Adhesive-free flooring installation – its crucial role in circular interior design

TO date, more than 1,000 contractors, interior design, and architectural practices have signed up to...

A quick guide to sustainable hardwood flooring

IF there’s anything we’ve learnt since our humble beginnings, it’s that at The Solid Wood...

Sisal & Seagrass plant trees with the World Land Trust

NATURAL flooring and rug supplier Sisal & Seagrass has announced it’s become a Corporate Supporter...

Granorte ‘meeting demand for sustainability and style’

THE TRENDCollection from Granorte continues to push the boundaries in sustainable design, bringing four collections...

Archwood Group appoints Environmental Action Group to drive sustainability

Archwood Group appoints Environmental Action Group to drive sustainabilityARCHWOOD Group, the North Wales-based business behind...

Recofloor launches new website to support members and expand scheme use

RECOFLOOR, the vinyl flooring take-back scheme founded by flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, has recently...

Biotecture holds Greening Construction webinar

BIOTECTURE, which deals with sustainable living wall systems, hosted a webinar via Zoom entitled; Greening...

Leading the way with sustainable practice

Leading the way with sustainable practice SNICKERS Workwear and EMMA Safety Footwear, which describe themselves...

Laying the foundations for a sustainable future

THE climate conversation has never been more intense. Extreme weather and regular natural disasters are...

Fantasy Flooring: Recofloor is a huge part of our business

NAMED 2021 Brand Ambassador in the annual Recofloor Awards, Fantasy Flooring says the Recofloor brand...

Altro ‘delivers style and sustainability’ for eco-holiday homes

ALTRO Ensemble modular flooring has been used throughout a new development of 21 modern, sustainable...
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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...

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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40 for 40 in partnership with World Land Trust

THE Commercial Business Unit of Topps Tiles Plc has announced the ‘40 for 40’ initiative,...
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‘We’re flying the flag for waste vinyl flooring recycling’

LEICESTER-BASED Kilworth Flooring & Furnishing Company says it’s ‘flying the flag’ for waste recycling after...
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The ‘perfect way to connect with nature’

THE TRENDCollection by Granorte makes cork accessible to more homes and NATURTrend is the perfect...
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The GREEN corner

What does Kick-Start Publishing, publishers of Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) do to ensure it remains...

‘ARENA del Futuro’

‘ARENA del Futuro’ is described as the first worldwide collaborative innovation project for zero-emission mobility...

Junckers | Towards a net zero carbon future – every part counts

AS we move towards a net zero carbon future in the construction industry every part...

Karndean Designflooring has released its updated environmental product declarations

KARNDEAN Designflooring, which it describes itself as the UK market leader in luxury vinyl flooring...

LKAB Minerals is leading the way towards a more sustainable future

WHEN it comes to the environmental future of floor screeds, now more than ever it’s...

WOCA says ‘yes’ to ecological success despite rapid economic expansion

WOCA says ‘yes’ to ecological success despite rapid economic expansion. In fact, it’s precisely because...

modulyss is a pioneer adopter of ECONYL yarn

REPORTEDLY well-known for great looking, off-beat carpet tiles that deliver excellent value and performance, fewer...

Cavalier Carpets says it takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously

Cavalier Carpets says it takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously from its Lancashire business environment...

Granorte’s tradition cork floor tile collection

GRANORTE’s Tradition cork floor tile collection celebrates the unique aesthetic of nature’s renewable resource. If...

Snickers Workwear delivers ‘market-leading workwear solutions

COMBINING what it describes as hi-tech fabric technology with verifiable sustainability, Snickers Workwear delivers ‘market-leading...

‘Eco pouches’ for repair and floor finishing compounds

FULLY recyclable ‘eco pouches’ for its repair and floor finishing compounds are among new packaging...

KEF KIDS is a London-based charity

KEF KIDS is a London-based charity, founded in 2006, and dedicated to supporting more than...

Creating spaces with the climate in mind

Helping customers create spaces that actively support the environment is an important part of encouraging...

Striving towards a CO2 neutral future

AS the nation works towards a net zero future, Mark Bauer explains how contractors can...

Unilin’s laminate floors sits on high-density wood fiberboard

UNILIN says that at the core of its laminate floors sits a high-density wood fiberboard...

The green corner

Do you think the flooring industry has room for improvement on sustainability? If so, what...
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Recofloor awards Absolute Flooring SW for recycling efforts

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