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Excitement builds as Hal Cruttenden is announced as CFJ Awards host

Kick-Start Publishing, which publishes CFJ, is delighted to announce that the distinguished stand-up comedian Hal Cruttenden, will host the CFJ Awards on Friday 6...

Why do EPDs matter?

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are becoming increasingly important, and integral to sustainable operations and decision-making...

Entrance Matting CPD, RIBA Updates and How INTRA Can Help

Following the news from RIBA about the changes to their CPD requirements, we quizzed Aaron...

INTRAsystems is delighted to announce the publication of a range of Cradle to Grave EPD Certificates

Architects and specifiers looking for entrance matting products with third-party, green product certifications can now...

Get specifications right first time

Save time and confusion with INTRA’s new NBS Chorus spec writing service INTRAsystems has launched a...

Bamboo vs Aluminium: The look you want with the performance you need

Following the launch of our Wood Effect product range, we thought we’d explore its benefits. Of...

If it’s not Altro, it’s not Whiterock

The Altro Whiterock walls system was introduced to the market over 40 years ago and...

Healthcare design for hospitals

Welcome to the dynamic realm of healthcare design, where the focal point lies on the...

Free Altro samples returns service launches

At Altro, we are committed to not only providing you with the finest quality flooring...

Altro sponsors North Herts Heroes awards

Altro is a proud sponsor of the North Herts Heroes awards, an initiative organised by...

Altro products awarded NHS P23 approval

Altro has been appointed as a recommended supplier for floors, walls, doors and resins on...

Multi-purpose space created for local community

Wavendon Community Hub has been created and designed to provide local residents with a place...

CARTERS FLOORING: FAMILY-RUN TO ITS CORE

CARTERS Flooring is a nationwide flooring contractor. Family-run to its core its aim is to...

Designing a neuro-inclusive workplace

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

CPA: Construction hit by housebuilding recession

ACCORDING to the Construction Products Association’s winter forecasts, construction output is forecast to fall by...

Designer Contracts launches Sustainability Champions scheme

DESIGNER Contracts, multi-award winners over nine years in the Carpet Recycling UK Awards, has launched...

‘The Academy for Excellence in Flooring is there for when things don’t go to plan’

QUALIFIED master installers from the Academy for Excellence in Flooring reportedly benefit from round the...

UltraCare products join Mapei Zero Line

SEVEN treatments from the UltraCare range have joined Mapei UK’s Zero Line – a range...

Subfloor preparation project creates ‘stunning’ London office space

ULTRAFLOOR has partnered with flooring experts, Darcelle Flooring, to complete a 1,500sq m subfloor preparation...

A polished finish at Cirencester College

LOCATED in the countryside of the Cotswolds, Cirencester Sixth Form College has been recently refurbished...

Tilemaster Adhesives gearing up to announce exciting new developments in smoothing and levelling compounds later in 2024

TILEMASTER Adhesives, part of the Kerakoll Group says it’s been a major supplier of professional...

Bostik’s game-changing SL C955 ADVANCED high-performance smoothing compound

‘A HIGH performance’ smoothing compound that doesn’t require intensive subfloor preparation, SL C955 ADVANCED is...

Mapei’s range includes various smoothing underlayments developed to promote speed, an easy application and a flawless finish

MAPEI’s range includes various smoothing underlayments developed to promote speed, an easy application and a...

UltraFloor’s superior smoothing underlayments shine in healthcare and beyond

ULTRAFLOOR says it has a long, successful history of projects in the healthcare industry ‘and...

F BALL launches innovative fast-drying smoothing compound for underfloor heating systems

WHEN working over retrofit electrical wired or water-fed underfloor heating systems that are increasingly installed...

Learn to earn at the Academy for Excellence in Flooring

WITH the start of a new year comes the opportunity for flooring installers to make...

An alliance designed to tackle the skills crisis

Manufacturers are partnering with FITA to develop customised training courses. Shaun has the details… FITA has delivered...

TAXING TIMES

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

‘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...

Abingdon Flooring’s Stainfree family ‘graced by Pure Elegance’

PURE Elegance is the most luxurious style ever to grace Abingdon Flooring’s Stainfree family, says...

Floorwise launches new underlay sampling

FLOORWISE has launched new underlay sampling across its full collection of carpet and laminate underlays...

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl ‘proving itself a great choice at Doors & Floors Direct’

WITH two stores in the northeast, Doors & Floors Direct is an independent retailer rooted...

Classic tile designs reimagined by LeoLine’s Aspire range

LEOLINE’s Aspire range reimagines classic tile designs in a palette of cool greys and ice...

Snickers Workwear’s new Integrated Kneepad System is ‘a world first’

IN what it describes as probably the most groundbreaking Work Trouser and Knee Guard innovation,...

Interface helps designers go minimal with new LVT collection

INTERFACE has launched its latest LVT, Northern Grain. This latest collection is described by the...

Styling the Fifth Wall with Havwoods

THE fifth wall, or ceiling, can often be overlooked when designing a space and is...

ProKnee’s ‘all-purpose kneepads utilise new innovative strap design’

NEED a compact kneepad solution that provides comfort and support on those tight space jobs?...

‘SampleWorx creates super swatches for Rhinofloor Evolution’

SAMPLEWORX is described as a dedicated flooring industry sample production company with more than 50...

Installation entries for CFJ Awards 2024 to close on Thursday 29 February – don’t miss out!

ENTRIES for the installations awards will close on Thursday 29 February, so make a note...

Flooring industry’s unsung stars to be honoured in New Employee of the Year Award

FOR 2024, The CFJ Awards is introducing a brand new award: Employee of the Year....

Beauflor builds awareness at London Build Expo

BEAUFLOR exhibited at London Build Expo, presenting its cushion vinyl floors to the UK’s construction...

Mapei named among world’s best employers in Forbes rankings

MAPEI is among the world's best employers according to the rankings compiled by Forbes in...

Kier opens doors of high spec laboratory site to get young people into construction sector

KIER recently hosted an exclusive preview of ‘Open Doors 2024’, a Build UK initiative which...

Fix Radio: Mental health crisis in construction claims the lives of two colleagues every working day

FIX Radio says it provides a guide to resources available to tradespeople to help with...

Could your flooring choice trigger an epileptic seizure?

EPILEPSY is a brain condition where sudden and intense bursts of electrical energy in the...

Workspace Design Show announces first names for speaker programme at 2024 London show

FOLLOWING on from what are described as successful shows in the UK and The Netherlands,...

Shanghai set to host latest flooring innovations at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR

THE 26th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, scheduled to take place in Shanghai between 28-30 May...

Junckers sets new standards in sustainability and performance in University of Portsmouth’s eco-friendly sports centre

A NEW sports and leisure complex built for the University of Portsmouth as well as...

Rawson Carpet Solutions elevate grammar school with innovative riven and earth creation carpet tile designs

THE Royal Grammar School High Wycombe’s’ vision is ‘to offer students an exceptional all-round education’....

F Ball and Co’s Stopgap ensures precision subfloor preparation for Harlequin dance floor

F BALL and Co’s Stopgap 300 heavy-duty smoothing compound and Stopgap Micro Rapid floor finishing...

Abacus Flooring Solutions partners with UltraFloor for flooring transformation at Grantham College

ABACUS Flooring Solutions has partnered with UltraFloor to complete a 40sq m flooring development at...

Gerflor and Gradus flooring solutions transform Gloucester’s cityheart living blackfriars residence

WHEN a high-end development of a new residential student accommodation building in Gloucester city centre...

UltraFloor transforms Marshall Park Academy school corridors with speedy subfloor solutions

THE old, tired, and unsafe corridors at Marshall Park Academy School have undergone a complete...

A sustainable blend of functionality, design, and safety with Forbo Flooring Systems

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

Answers to your carpet tile questions – from the experts

This month we’ve collated questions answered by industry specialists regarding everything to do with carpet...

Burmatx is a pioneer in sustainable UK-made contract carpet tiles and planks

BURMATEX describes itself as one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of contract carpet...

Innovative carpet tile tackifier by F Ball and Co

CARPET tile tackifiers, rather than adhesives that create a permanent bond, allow individual carpet tiles...

Payment and retention – the next chapter

Richard Catt provides an overview of the likely information large contractors must publish about their retentions...

Can it be 50 years already?

It seems amazing to think we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the CFA...

Viva Torquay ‘makes more of its floor with IVC Commercial’

LUXURY Vinyl Tiles (LVTs) and heterogeneous vinyl from IVC Commercial have given entertainment venue, Viva...

Havwoods invests in future with extensive refurb of global HQ in Carnforth

WOOD surface specialist, Havwoods, has invested in its future and staff welfare with an extensive...

Getting tails wagging at competition winner’s HQ

LAST year Altro celebrated 40 years of Altro Whiterock with a competition to win your...

Resilient system ‘offers optimal solution’ at Sharps Pixley

THE Sharps Pixley name goes back to 1778 and was originally founded through the merger...

Carpet tiles, moisture and condensation

Richard Renouf recently inspected new office blocks where carpet tiles were lifting around the edges. Here’s...

The 5 Ps: perfect preparation prevents poor performance

When it comes to floor preparation and moisture testing in particular, Shane uses the five...

The ways your hardwood floor surface can wear

Richard Aylen investigates the various factors that bring a hardwood floor to the point at...

Are you still working with DCM?

If you want me to stop banging the DCM-free drum, says Rachael Morgan, then make...

Dealing with movement joints

Using a real-life example, Jason Tatton looks at issues arising when installing floorcoverings where movement...

Handling an employment tribunal claim

Adam Bernstein explains why taking legal advice at an early stage will ensure an employer understands...

Marketing for flooring contractors this year

2024 won’t be so much about doing new things, as building on proven activity in...

EcoSense – the future of carpets – Our latest innovation

Proud to be a pioneer of Future Fabrics in Sustainable Flooring. This groundbreaking carpet range takes...

100% Waterproof Laminate Flooring

Uberwood is perfect for durability, aesthetics, and the environment! It's a laminate flooring is a...

Furlong unveils Endura: The next generation engineered vinyl floor

Introducing our latest breakthrough in flooring technology, Endura engineered vinyl floor. This revolutionary product represents...

Furlong launches innovative SafetyFlor vinyl flooring: The perfect blend of safety and style

Furlong Flooring is delighted to announce the launch of its cutting-edge Safetyflor vinyl flooring. This...

Introducing the Ecosense collection: Unveiling the Enchantment and Avondale ranges

Introducing our ground-breaking EcoSense range. This remarkable collection of carpets features the Enchantment collection made...

Furlong Flooring introduces UberWood Laminate: The ultimate blend of durability and elegance

Furlong Flooring is excited to unveil its latest breakthrough innovation - Uberwood Laminate flooring. This...

National Flooring Equipment opens First UK Facility

FOLLOWING what it describes as a successful expansion into the UK market in 2016, and...

BAL raises money for Douglas Macmillan Hospice

COLLEAGUES at Stoke-on-Trent building products manufacturer Building Adhesives Limited (BAL, part of ARDEX Group), are...

Cevisama 2024 achieves 90% occupancy in the year it turns 40

THE ‘foremost trade fair for the ceramic tile, natural stone and bathroom equipment industry’ is...

UltraFloor is ‘nessie-cessary’ at popular Scottish tourist attraction

ULTRAFLOOR says it’s delighted to have played a part in the £1.5m refurbishment of The...

Customer confidence is ‘biggest benefit for Master Installers’

IN research conducted by the Academy for Excellence in Flooring, Quick-Step Master Installers revealed that...

The CFA Flooring Apprentice of the Year competition 2024 – enter now!

Shaun urges contractors to take note of the deadline for entries for this year’s competition...

Designing floors for children on the spectrum

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

Recofloor ‘hits the road’ to support the industry

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

Leoline revealed its new premium display at The Flooring Show

WITH its point-of-sale display at Harrogate, Leoline says it showed how it’s shaking up the...

F. Ball & Co supports flooring contractors with comprehensive range of point-of-sale materials

F BALL AND CO says it supplies distributors with a wide range of support materials...

Being a family business is our USP

AJAX Flooring Company, founded in 1956 by a returning member of the navy, is a...

Interface expands carbon negative product offer

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

Adhesives advancements

Stephen Boulton talks through some of the latest innovations regarding continuous advancements in adhesives technology. CONTINUOUS...

ARDEX Introduces S1 adhesive with extended pot life and rapid setting

ARDEX X 11 W is described by the company as a new enhanced flexible S1...

Tremco CPG UK launches SF110: A high-performance acrylic-based carpet adhesive

SF110 is an acrylic-based multi-purpose carpet adhesive, said to be suitable for bonding a wide...

Carpet tile that ‘tailored for today’s office spaces’

PART of the Pattern carpet tile collection from IVC Commercial, Tailored is described as a...

‘Sound-reducing’ hexagonal acoustic elements

WITH this unusual wall decoration, you can bring the walls to life and create an...

ProKnee custom-fit kneepads get silicone strap upgrade

PROKNEE says the Model 0714/0714E is backed by an ‘industry-leading eight patents and offers unmatched...

‘Worry-free waterproof floors’ with Alpha Vinyl

QUICK-STEP Alpha Vinyl comes with Hydroseal and Uniclic technologies for a 100% waterproof luxury vinyl...

‘The world’s first Work Trousers with built-in, certified kneepads’

SNICKERS Workwear has been inventing and reinventing Work Trousers with Kneepads since 1975. Said to...

Mapei unveils Ultrabond ECO MS1: High-performance adhesive for resilient and textile floorcoverings

MAPEI has launched Ultrabond ECO MS1 which it describes as a high performance adhesive for...

‘Fulfil your Destiny’ with Abingdon Flooring

DESTINY is reportedly the first ever roll-only carpet from Abingdon Flooring’s ‘popular Love Story family...

Mapei introduces Mapecontact Plus: Solvent-free, double-sided adhesive strip

MAPEI has introduced Mapecontact Plus – a new solvent-free, double-sided reinforced adhesive strip for fast-track...

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