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THE GREAT BETRAYAL?

Things have been worsening for flooring contractors over the past 31 years. Why 31? The...

THE ANTI-GREENWASH CHARTER

Does the flooring industry see greenwashing as a problem? Or does the issue not even...

Designing a neuro-inclusive workplace

An introduction to research commissioned by Milliken & Company with regards to designing a neuro-inclusive...

TAXING TIMES

HMRC is targeting sole proprietors and partnerships with a new taxation regime. What will this...

Designing floors for children on the spectrum

The increasing number of children on the spectrum in mainstream education is inspiring innovation in...

Unfair dismissal: A key cause of trouble

There are many cases of employers in the sector facing employment tribunal cases brought by...

Safer by design

PROVIDING a comfortable and safe foundation in homes where more vulnerable people may live, begins...

Wood by design

Martyn Ryder provides a 101 guide to fitting engineered wood flooring in the age of...

Acting on official secrets

Accidents happen. But what firms do once an incident occurs will have repercussions on how...

Costly increases

Adam Bernstein asks: what can a firm do to protect its position in respect of...

The problem with data

The flooring industry isn’t immune to data protection issues. And as the attack on Royal...

An international affair

If you’re directly trading with a supplier or customer overseas, a currency movement in the...

How suppliers can protect themselves

There are practical steps suppliers can take to protect themselves, particularly when negotiating new contracts....

Are we making progress?

There’s lots of ‘green talk’ but the question is, within the flooring and construction sectors,...

The rise of resimercial design

Amtico’s workspace specification manager Samantha Boyd discusses the future of workplace design and how flooring...

Great expectations

What are designers’ and building users’ expectations of a floor? And what ways do heritage...

Things that don’t stick

Where sensitive equipment is housed, floors need to be static-electric safe. Berk Aydin looks at...

First time right

Gail Alcock on the key factors installers need to know if they want a successful...

Hidden benefits of going green

Adam Schreiber says we should listen to our customers’ environmental and wellbeing needs so we,...

How far can we go?

We can’t afford to produce low-quality products with high lifecycle costs where flooring has to...

Key to success

MANAGING damp is absolutely critical. If the situation isn’t taken into consideration, it can seriously...

The green rebirth

Cradle-to-cradle strategy can deliver eco benefits for vinyl flooring. Carla Eslava, Recofloor scheme manager, explains...

Just what the doctor ordered

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

Advice you can’t ignore

Rob Firman explains how to use BS 5250:2021 as a starting point for flooring design...

A hard rain is coming

As supply chains are battered by the Ukrainian crisis and more China lockdowns, the UK...

Nothing but the best

Simon Norris, ceo and founder of Flooring Projects, talks to CFJ about a range of...

The importance of a solid substrate

When planning flooring projects, the substrate must be one of the first considerations. It’s vital...

Green drive

Simon Darbyshire, general manager of Välinge Innovation UK, believes the industry, and the hardened wood...

Inside a superb refurb

Donna Dent, concept designer at Interface, explains everything you need to know about what customers...

A new space race

Fleur Carson, commercial sales director at Karndean Designflooring, discusses the future of flooring space in...

Squaring the circle

Communication and collaboration are key in enabling the move to a circular economy approach. Samantha...

The rise of agile offices

In a new world of agile offices, Alistair Shove, commercial sales manager at IVC Commercial,...

The view from the adhesives sector

Mark Ellis, product manager at Tilemaster Adhesives, gives readers a glimpse into the main issues...

A Fitter future

As the fight to retain and secure skilled flooring fitters continues, Louise Walters, commercial director...

Interface | Tomorrow’s news

Laura Light, concept design leader at Interface, talks us through what we can expect from...

The crown prince arises

As heir apparent at A Cumberlidge, Matthew Reeves will have big shoes to fill, and...

Everyone in industry is facing the same set of problems

Steve Davies, UK head of training at ARDEX UK, says things look rosy for his...

Junckers | Breathe it in

Richard Aylen, technical manager at Junckers, says his clients’ interest in emissions produced by flooring...

Think about it

Clarity, collaboration and creative thinking will help avoid future skills gaps in the flooring industry,...

The clock is ticking on skilled labour

He says, however, it’s by no means been an easy journey – especially for Loughton’s...

John Brown: ‘Price volatility needs to settle down – and quickly’

The managing director of Glasgow-based Veitchi Flooring has something to say about supply issues hitting...

Manufacturers benefit when installers have widespread access to high quality training

F Ball & Co sales director, Darren Kenyon, says there’s a need to rethink what...