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LION Floor exhibits at FloorSkills open day

LION Floor took part in the FloorSkills open day, as ‘Europe’s largest independent flooring training centre’ welcomed flooring installers for a day of demonstrations and tour of newly extended facilities.

FloorSkills uses LION Floor in training bays when resilient flooring installation is being taught and assessed. As part of this partnership, FloorSkills spent a good deal of time independently testing LION Floor so it could recommend it as an alternative to BS-compliant plywood for use beneath sheet vinyl and LVT floors.

At the FloorSkills open day, LION Floor joined manufacturers from right across the industry to demonstrate the ease of fitting and installation reliability that it provides to fitters and installers in attendance.

Peter Jones, managing director, Finnish Fibreboard (UK) Ltd, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to support FloorSkills and the country’s next generation of installers with our hardboard that’s designed to meet the unique demands of floorcovering installation.

‘Being at the FloorSkills open day gave us the chance to meet with the people that use our boards daily and to find out the challenges they have onsite. We also took the opportunity to explain why LION Floor is a better alternative for installations than using plywood. The day was a huge success and we’ll definitely be back at the next one.’

The company continues: ‘With a construction that eliminates core gaps and overlaps commonly found in plywood, LION is denser and more rigid, yet just as easy to install. It can be cut cleanly with a knife or saw and comes pre-conditioned to eliminate wetting before installation.

‘LION Floor is fixed with ring shank nails and FloorSkills has proven it compatible with many popular screeds and feather compounds.’

LION Floor is made in Finland from wood by-products ‘making it one of the most environmentally friendly boards produced. The wood by-product used is also sourced locally and from legally managed sustainable PEFC forests.

‘The first hardboard panel to be designed and manufactured specifically for the flooring industry, LION Floor is also one of a very small number of fabricated underlays which can be used for LVT and other resilient floorcoverings that meets British Standards and CFA guidance’.

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