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Milliken & Company release its third annual corporate sustainability report

GLOBAL manufacturer Milliken & Company has released its third annual corporate sustainability report, entitled Together...
garry-bateman

The impact of surface regularity

Garry Bateman elaborates on surface regularity and the impact it can have on fitting flooring...

The Macallan installs Flowcrete flooring

THE new distillery for luxury whisky brand The Macallan has installed Flowcrete UK floors to...

Forbo and Leightons

ALLURA LVT planks and Tessera Arran carpet tiles are two of the floorcovering ranges from...
Awards

CFJ/CFA Awards 2022: Save the date – Friday 9 September

The date for next year’s awards has been revealed – Friday 9 September at Coombe...
Jess Wells

From care worker to first female construction specialist

Three years after Lincolnshire care-worker Jess Wells walked into a construction careers event, she’s now...

The Flooring Show returns this week

We’re now counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the flooring industry’s big...

Junckers and FIBA announce long-term partnership

Junckers has signed a long-term agreement with FIBA, basketball’s global governing body, to serve as...

How having protection can help you survive

2021 – hindsight’s a wonderful thing. So true. COVD-19 has devastated the High Street and...

UK Operation move for Millennium

ESTABLISHED in early 2011, Millennium Weavers took the bold step on 1 April 2021 of...

SP101 Flooring Plywood – Environmental & Technical Assurance

The supply and quality of general commercial hardwood plywood continues to be compromised by the...

Floor Gear and Floorstars Harrogate

You sell it—we do the rest!Floorstars - the UK’s first APP managed remote flooring installation...

Associated Weavers launches AW Commercial Flooring

Associated Weavers (AW) is one of the leading European manufacturers of tufted wall-to-wall carpet and...

Reunite reconnect at the Flooring Show

We’re counting down until the flooring industry’s big reunion at The Flooring Show from 19-21...

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...
big-cat

40 for 40 in partnership with World Land Trust

THE Commercial Business Unit of Topps Tiles Plc has announced the ‘40 for 40’ initiative,...
recofloor

‘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...
sustainability

The ‘perfect way to connect with nature’

THE TRENDCollection by Granorte makes cork accessible to more homes and NATURTrend is the perfect...
stuart-bourne

The GREEN corner

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

In with the new

Shaun Wadsworth has all the latest on new training course dates, a new prospectus, brand-new...

Choosing the ideal training for you and your team

Before searching for any training, which of course relies on a commitment from yourself and...

Keeping your eye on the ball

John talks about the importance of continual learning and development in order for flooring contractors...
quickstep

‘Marvellous marketing’ for Master Installers

PROGRESS through the Quick-Step Master Installer programme and you’ll benefit from an unparalleled range of...
floorskills

Decent flooring will always prevail, come hell or high water

OCCASIONALLY FloorSkills is offered a property which we’re permitted to use for a few days...
instarmac

Instarmac launches online training academy

WORKPLACES have changed dramatically over the past 12-18 months with everyone rapidly adapting to the...
ukfd

Two appointments at ‘dramatically growing’ UKFD

UK online flooring retailer, UK Flooring Direct (UKFD), has a new chief commercial officer –...
fire-safety

New fire safety act prompts risk assessment review, Bureau Veritas tells duty holders

SAFETY and compliance expert, Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for...
unilin

Unilin Flooring announces agreement to acquire Salesmark

UNILIN Flooring, a division of Unilin Group, has announced the signing of an agreement to...
stauf

STAUF opens subsidiary with several facilities in Spain

AS of 1 July, the adhesives specialist STAUF has been represented by its own branch...
bostik

Bostik puts on an adhesives show on its summer road trip

FLOORING professionals throughout the UK had the opportunity to get up close with Bostik’s new...
designer-contracts

Designer Contracts launches ‘speedier service app’

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, says it’s developed a digital solution to speedier...
cfj

40% of CFJ readers insistent it remains in print as digital-only future looks some way off

ACCORDING to the CFJ readership survey conducted between May-June this year, 22% of readers want...
cfj website

Kick-Start Publishing web designer hails ‘exciting’ relaunch of CFJ website

THE Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) has relaunched its website with a fresh new look which...
construction

Post-pandemic construction recovery well underway but material cost and supply concerns mount

THE construction products manufacturing sector posted a fourth successive quarterly expansion in the second quarter...
quickstep

Quick-Step extends cycling partnership under new team name

QUICK-STEP has followed up the announcement of an extended partnership with Patrick Lefevere’s team with...
tremco

CPG’s Flowcrete and TREMCO brands ‘under the spotlight’ at expo

‘HELP for contractors from Flowcrete and TREMCO, and their technical excellence created a bang at...
expo-news

CFJ Online Flooring Expo: New stats reveal extent of event engagement

LATEST statistics released by CFJ’s external marketing company reveal the level of engagement at the...
tarkett

Tarkett publishes white paper on challenges, opportunities for hospital of the future

OBSERVING the severe stress that the Covid-19 pandemic unleashed on healthcare systems around the world,...
thumbs-up

How we are listening to our readers

In our survey, we asked readers what they read (and what they didn’t read) in...
readership-survey

CFJ Readership survey: So, that’s what you were thinking!

An all-encompassing readership survey has given CFJ the clearest indication yet of what our readers...

CFJ/CFA AWARDS 2021: JUST THE SHOT IN THE ARM THE FLOORING INDUSTRY NEEDED

THE awakening of the flooring industry from its enforced lockdown-related hibernation – at least with...
roger-moore

My one golden tip: test for damp!

Time and again, we’ve seen a damp subfloor causes floors to fail. Regardless of the...
sid-bourne

The dangers of going cheap

Sid Bourne was incredulous when, while attending a complaint, the consumer told him she chose...

The correct adhesive is key to a successful stair-nosing

Stair-nosings can be quite a troublesome part of a flooring installation, but choosing the correct...
andrew-coy

UFH and floorcoverings: get up to speed

Andrew Coy explains why selecting the right sort of flooring to go with underfloor heating...
louisdepoortere

Collection is ‘perfect tool for interior designers’

THE Richelieu collection by Louis de Poortere is showcased in what’s described as a high-quality...
shaw-contract

Carpet tiles collection: ‘Be well Suited with Shaw Contract’

SHAW Contract has introduced two carpet tile styles for its Suited collection. These styles also...
engel

‘X-TREME’ 4-Way Stretch flexible comfort from Engel Workwear

Reportedly recognised for its comprehensive range of well-fitting, stylish and practical workwear, Danish manufacturer ENGEL...
proknee

Kneepad ‘in a class of its own’

THE ProKnee Model 0714/0714E kneepad is reportedly in a class all of its own with...
engel

Engel introduces range of hi-vis flexible workwear

A NEW range of high visibility, flexible workwear which reportedly stretches to follow the movements...
floorwise

‘Quieter wood, laminate and LVT floors’ with floorwise

FLOORWISE’s range of underlays reportedly reduce the noise of wood, laminate and LVT for a...
modulyss

Carpet tiles ‘shaped by the landscapes of Flanders’

SHAPED by the diverse landscapes of Flanders, Heritage is the latest carpet tile from modulyss,...
snickers-workwear

Climate Control clothing delivers exceptional comfort, performance’

SNICKERS Workwear will give your workday working clothes a good foundation, says Snickers.‘Upgraded, innovative and...
malmo

Malmo stickdown LVT ‘answers market demand’

THE Malmo luxury vinyl tile (LVT) collection has undergone a major design update with 13...
amorimwise

‘The ultimate cork flooring for projects’

CORK is arguably one of the preferred materials of the A&D community. Comfortable, silent, and...
berryalloc

Making floors a dream to work with’

DREAMCLICK is BerryAlloc’s answer to faster, more creative LVT installations. Says the company: ‘For contractors...
matthew-clark

New rules for witness evidence in business and property courts

6 April 2021 heralded significant change in the way factual witness evidence is presented in...
forbo

New carpet tile collection ‘delivers a feeling of luxury’

MANUFACTURED using cut-and-loop technology, the tip-sheared aesthetic of Forbo Flooring Systems’ new high-end Tessera Perspective...
snickers-workwear

Snickers Workwear ‘will stretch your visibility’

INSTANT recognition and continuous protection at work is a lifesaver in hazardous conditions. That’s why...
anna-bithrey

Is long Covid-19 a disability?

For those employers in the flooring industry wondering whether long Covid-19 constitutes a disability, Anna...

Carefully does it

Richard Renouf attends a failed flooring complaint and wonders whether the developer will be more...
laboutiqueduparquet

Flooring studio showcases ‘most unique, innovative’ designs

WALKING into the flooring studio, with its elegant dark blue walls and comfy velvet seating...
tarkett

Tarkett carpet tiles designed for a return to the office

WORKING from home has not only laid bare just how much we miss interaction with...
harriet-whitaker

Why social media is so important for your flooring business

We’re spending so much of our free time behind a screen, which has led to...
alison-relf

Floor the competition with professional marketing

How can a flooring contractor market itself in the most efficient way possible?Alison Relf has...
r-tek

Pedal-to-the-floor for interlocking looselay system

THE R-Tile interlocking looselay flooring system is said to have reached the pinnacle of garage...
mapei

Mapei products used for installation of vinyl and safety flooring

WORKS to a new, state-of-the-art maternity suite at a hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham has...
adam-fox

Build up your troubles in your old kitbag

Adam Fox retells the interesting story of Norm Mason and the invention of the efficient...
leister

Leister’s new automatic floor welder, the UNIFLOOR 500

WHEN it comes to welding plastic and linoleum floors, quick time-saving solutions are important. Leister’s...
leister

LEISTER’s new GROOVER 500-LP battery-operated floor groover saves time onsite

LEISTER’s new GROOVER 500-LP battery-operated floor groover reportedly saves time onsite by eliminating the need...
ivc-commercial

IVC Commercial provided the solution in LayRed 55 engineered vinyl flooring

WHEN the poor subfloor condition of a London office building presented a challenge, IVC Commercial...
tilemaster-adhesives

Tilemaster Adhesives introduces a new smoothing compound LevelFlex+ FINISH

‘IF you’re searching for the right smoothing compound to allow you to lay vinyl easily,...
fball

Transforming of a former car showroom into a sterile and decontamination unit

PRODUCTS from F Ball & Co including its Stopgap 300 HD levelling compound and Styccobond...
lewis-cooper

No noise, no adhesive, no fuss

During refurbishments where controlling impact noise is key and speed is of the essence when...
ultrafloor

Level IT Bond, now includes extra polymer liquid so each bag and bottle now goes even further

ULTRAFLOOR says it’s delighted to announce that ‘the contractor’s favourite floor leveller, Level IT Bond,...
tilemaster-adhesives

Tilemaster Super Flow 30 is a ultra-rapid setting smoothing compound

LIFTING old tiles or flooring to lay a new floor can be time-consuming and difficult...
coba-flooring

Reducing downtime in retail entrance matting refurbishment

WHEN planning retail entrance matting refurbishment, a key consideration is how quickly the entrance matting...
stopgap1200pro

What was once new is new again

SUBFLOOR preparation products and adhesives from F Ball & Co have reportedly helped deliver style...
garry-bateman

Keeping the risk of static discharges under control in industrial settings

Garry Bateman discusses how static discharge can be controlled with ESD flooring. IN factories and...
ultrafloor

UltraFloor provides contractors with trusted and proven subfloor preparation materials

WITH so many products available on the market, and the requirement of projects more demanding...
ultrasyntec

Ultrasyntec celebrates a quarter of a century to quality in industrial flooring

ON 18 September 2021, industrial flooring contractors Ultrasyntec celebrates a significant milestone. The company is...

A flooring contractor’s guide to Twitter

Twitter may not appear to be as trendy as other social media channels but it’s...
flowcrete

Flowcrete Flowchem offers best-in-class protection for concrete and steel structures

FLOOR, wall, and container corrosion is a very common problem in industrial facilities exposed to...
ppc-group

Mechanical subfloor preparation is often overlooked says PPC Group

FLOORING, whether it’s hard surface/resilient, carpeting or vinyl, is a large capital investment on any...
fosroc

Fosroc offers the Nitodek Flooring System (FS)

WHEN looking to complete flooring refurbishments, a quick turnaround and a rapid return to service...
contar-resins

Contar Resins has been developing a range of flooring systems since 1982

CONTAR Resins has been developing, supplying, and installing a range of flooring systems since 1982...
ronascreed

Ronacrete has been manufacturing specialist flooring solutions for over 50 years

FOR more than 50 years Ronacrete has been manufacturing specialist flooring solutions for the industrial...
fball

F Ball & Co’s Stopgap 850 Exterior

FLOORING in industrial settings will often be subject to greater stresses and strains than in...
ultrafloor

UltraFloor used to complete a flooring project at a historic steel forge

INDUSTRIAL flooring experts, Floor Painters, has used several UltraFloor materials to complete a 2,100 sqm...

CISUFLO new routes for floorcoverings on the horizon

The CFA is delighted to be supporting a new project called CISUFLO that it will...
contractor-profile

Bill McCallum plays a beautiful game

Bill McCallum, director and owner of Contract Flooring Services (London), runs a business perfectly at...
temporary-flooring-protection

Temporary Protection Materials

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

Vinyl flooring creates ‘safe, attractive’ environment at Cardigan Hospital

A SELECTION of Polyflor vinyl flooring products reportedly helped create safe, attractive internal environments in...

CFJ READERSHIP SURVEY: LVT THE MOST POPULAR FLOORING TOPIC

IN one of our recent survey questions, we asked readers to rank their favourite flooring...
Tony Brewer

Foot to the floor as Likewise launches on AIM to drive further growth

Likewise Group plc, which describes itself as a fast-growing UK floorcovering distributor, has announced it...

Lockdown ends Keith Shenton’s extraordinary 70-year career as a floorlayer

KEITH Shenton, the UK’s oldest floorlayer, has finally decided to end what has been a...
veitchi

EXCLUSIVE Veitchi Flooring MD: We need to prepare for an economic storm

In an exclusive interview to be published in CFJ September with VEITCHI FLOORING’s MD, John...

‘ARENA del Futuro’

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

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...