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The Contract Flooring Association was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of three small flooring associations: The Floor Covering Contractors Association, whose members specialised primarily in smooth floor coverings: the Association of Flooring Contractors (hardwood flooring) and the Carpet Planners Association. Its present membership, therefore, consists of contractors engaged in the installation of all floor finishes including in-situ floorings and sub-floor screeds, with manufacturers and distributors of flooring materials, adhesives and accessories. There is also a category of membership for flooring consultants.

CFA holds successful Manufacturers’ Committee Meeting

The CFA has held a successful Manufacturers’ Committee meeting in a hybrid format, with participants split between those physically in attendance and others joining...

CFA – Go Construct STEM Ambassadors

Richard Catt reveals that he’s become a flooring STEM Ambassador. But what exactly does that...

Be kind-#bekindinflooring

Richard Catt talks about his hope that main contractors can reflect on 2021 and review...

Are you being served?

As the time for membership renewals approaches, Hamish MacGregor runs through some of the ways...
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Garry Bateman retires from Forbo and CFA roles

The CFA is marking the retirement of Garry Bateman, who is due to step down...

A Day at the Races 2022

The CFA is able to confirm that it will once again be holding ‘A Day...

CFA Training Guide – everything you need to know about training for the contract flooring market

The 2022 edition of the Contract Flooring Industry Training Guide is now available! Containing everything...

Reflection on renewals

The CFA membership year runs from 1 April - 31 March, and so it will...

CFA – More than just a logo

Some trade bodies may pride themselves on being just a logo but, as Richard Catt...

How COP 26 takes us forward

To accelerate progress on sustainability more flooring firms need to sign up to initiatives such...

FAOTY now open!

The CFA is pleased to be able to announce that the Flooring Apprentice of the...

CFA industry survey: we asked, you told us, we act!

Richard Catt elaborates on the widest survey on members’ (and non-members’) views of the CFA...

Climate action – what you can do

No doubt debates will continue to rage regarding the extent to which last month’s COP...

Start the New year with a FITA training course!

FITA currently has availability on a number of training courses running at its Loughborough Training...

CFA Benefits – a cracker of a package

Richard Catt explains why being a CFA member can be a bit like waking up...

Comparing notes with the clergy

Richard discovered, during a chat with Rev Richard Coles at the CFJ/CFA Awards, that the...

CFA 2021 AGM: A review and where are we now?

Richard Catt gives readers an inside glimpse into the CFA’s 2021AGM on 24 August, which...

Good news at last!

Still buzzing from the high of the CFJ/CFA Awards, Hamish MacGregor celebrates the latest developments...

CISUFLO new routes for floorcoverings on the horizon

The CFA is delighted to be supporting a new project called CISUFLO that it will...
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Temporary Protection Materials

Protection of interior floor finishes is often required on both new build and refurbishment projects....

Early adopter or pioneer? Either way CAS is the way forward

Richard explains why he’s on a mission to promote the Common Assessment Standard (CAS) and...

Sustainability: Now we have to take it seriously

Hamish MacGregor says we’re at a turning point in the whole sustainability debate and how...

Professor Noble Francis addresses Manufacturers’ Committee Meeting

THE June meeting of the CFA Manufacturers’ Committee, attended by around 40 members, heard an...

Brexit support available for CFA members

The CFA is aware that there is still much uncertainty in the market about the...

Is your business too BIG or too small to join the CFA?

There is, says Richard, something good about being a member of the CFA that makes...

CFA lobbying reduces threat of post-Brexit labour shortage

Following several months of lobbying in partnership with Build UK, the CFA has been successful...

We don’t want a ‘pass the buck’ trade

Hamish hopes that improved cooperation across trades and down the contract hierarchy will have a...

Maintaining the standards – an update to BS5325

BSI asked the CFA to answer some questions about the soon-to-be-available BS5325: 2021, the British...

Managing material shortages and price increases

In this month’s column, Richard shares some of the individual drivers he’s identified with respect...

Reverse charge VAT – the Tomb Raider effect

If reverse charge VAT is removed, Richard wants members to know the role the CFA...

The bumpy road out of lockdown

At the time of writing, the nations of the UK were due to be coming...

The Coronavirus Hokey Cokey

Richard is bothered by two serious threats to the sector and makes the point that...