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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...

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...

Artificial grass that changes colours with the seasons

CONDOR Grass says it’s introducing what it describes as a groundbreaking world-first with Colorshift technology. It...

‘Fabulously fast makeovers’ with Comfytex Deluxe Pro

IF you need a fast room makeover, Comfytex Deluxe Pro is the perfect choice, says...

Palace Chemicals unveils brand refresh and innovative Pro Gyp-Base fast track sealer

PALACE Chemicals will be rolling out a brand refresh across its product range over the...

Tilemaster Adhesives introduces eco-friendly solutions for resilient flooring

TILEMASTER Adhesives says it offers the Eco-3000 range for the resilient flooring industry, and a...

INSTARMAC announces strategic partnership with Forbo Eurocol to introduce high-performance UltraFloor adhesives

INSTARMAC, part of the ‘multi award-winning market-leading’ manufacturer, has signed a partnership with Forbo Eurocol,...

Allura Decibel range aids in creation of destination office

AFTER more than a decade of operation, 299 Lighting decided it was time to invest...

The CFA’s golden milestone

It’s the CFA’s 50th birthday! Richard Catt takes you through a quickfire tour of half-a-century’s achievements. In...

F Ball launches Stopgap 1600: Fast-drying smoothing compound specifically for underfloor heating systems

WHEN working over retrofitted electrical wired or water-fed underfloor heating (UFH) systems that are increasingly...

The CFA’s golden milestone

As we stand on the cusp of our 50th year (we were incorporated on the...

The quick and easy solution for efficient refurbishments with durable, textile-backed sheet vinyl flooring

WITH a textile back that reportedly makes it easy to install, Beauflor Quintex Pro sheet...

Visitors and staff at Sutton Civic Centre ‘wowed by stunning install’

THE London Borough of Sutton Council wanted to breathe new life into several communal areas...

Aesthetically pleasing and moisture-resistant flooring solution

PRODUCTS from F Ball and Co have been used to install vinyl safety flooring at...

Heavy-duty safety flooring for commercial kitchens with unmatched slip resistance and hygienic features

POLYFLOR, a UK manufacturer of commercial and residential vinyl flooring, has announced the launch of...

‘Smoothing compound raises the level at refurb’

F BALL’s new Stopgap 1600 smoothing compound has reportedly provided a fast-track solution for raising...

What does your construction contract say about insolvency?

Frances Antoniak, Fintan Wolohan and Nicola Deedes discuss the importance of scrutinising your contract to...

Fuzzy side up

Roy Barker looks at how the conceptual minimalisation of flooring is failing the construction industry. MOST,...

Fire Safety: New building safety regime is now live

Tom Weld elaborates on the final elements of the new building safety regime introduced by...

Oil-treated wooden floors: the full story

Richard Aylen looks at what lies behind the natural beauty of an oil-treated solid timber...

Shining the spotlight on calcium sulphates

Paul Sycamore talks through some facts when dealing with calcium sulphate screeds, including the properties...
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Flooring failure fix

Using a real example of advice provided by F Ball’s technical service team on the...

Talking away trouble

Using examples from the flooring industry, Adam Bernstein outlines why more employers are looking to...

Swallow your pride and do a deal

There are definitely times when it’s better to settle the matter and put it behind...

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...

Student flats ‘wow’ thanks to UltraFloor

ULTRAFLOOR and Tricas Flooring have completed a 7,000sq m flooring project at a new student...

Resilient system ‘offers optimal solution’ at Sharps Pixley

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

Getting tails wagging at competition winner’s HQ

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

A polished finish at Cirencester College

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

Meet us at DOMOTEX Hannover for the latest news on Asian flooring market

DOMOTEX, world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, will take place in Hannover...

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2023 Post Show Review

Shanghai August 7th, 2023: DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, opened its doors during July 26 to 28 at the...

GivBax Rewards app from ARDEX and BAL

GIVBAX Rewards from ARDEX and BAL is ‘the simplest, most rewarding loyalty app for professional...

BJELIN TO LAUNCH NEW PRODUCTS AT DOMOTEX

Bjelin will be revealing a number of exciting new products on its stand at the...

Innovative design improves commercial opportunities for golf club

In 2019, Harkin Walker, interior design firm, were appointed to refurbish the existing function room...

Complex Job at Grade I Listed Building

We’re so pleased to bring you these glorious images from a recent carpet refurbishment project...

Golden Horseshoe Casino

Maximalism to the max in this fantastically fun casino. Designed by Julian Taylor Design Associates, this...

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa Keswick, UK

Situated in the beautiful English Lake District between the two market towns of Keswick and...

Malahide Castle Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Set in 260 acres of glorious parkland, just outside Dublin, Malahide Castle has a history...

ECOPROTEC® Product Selector ‘just the ticket’

LTP’s ECOPROTEC Product Selector is a diagnostic and specification tool, developed for the tile and...

Puretree Cork speaks about its Cork Inspire range

Our Cork Inspire flooring is a unique PVC free, 100% waterproof cork floor, which is...

Beach Bros elaborates on its range of engineered wood flooring

The 1868 range of engineered wood flooring is exclusively available from Beach Bros Ltd, uniting...

Junckers transforms grade II listed power station into stylish roller-skating experience

WHEN Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace planned a London venue for its roller-skating experience, it needed...

F BALL and CO products play key role in creating resilient flooring for state-of-the-art healthcare facility

F BALL and CO’s Stopgap 600 deep section base compound and Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive...

LeoLine goes premium in Harrogate

LEOLINE says it showed how it’s shaking up the cushion vinyl sector at The Flooring...

A Christmas gift – success in saving apprenticeship delivery in Scotland

Shaun Wadsworth gives a huge thank you to those who answered the call when asked...

‘Probably the best business benefits in flooring’

More than 90% of Quick-Step Master Installers surveyed believe being part of the programme brings...

Unfair dismissal: A key cause of trouble

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

Do sustainable practises benefit my company? The CFA Guide to Sustainability has the answer

The main question often asked in the industry is ‘Why does adapting to sustainable practises...

CRUK: More manufacturers displaying sustainable ranges at Harrogate

COMPARED to previous years, it was refreshing to see more sustainable product ranges being displayed...

Forbo’s flooring ‘elevates sustainability ethos’ in new eco-friendly primary school

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

Contractors save by going green

FLOORING professionals aren’t just saving the Earth, but also reportedly saving money by using the...

‘Plenty of Panache’ from Abingdon Flooring

STAINFREE Panache is the new carpet from Abingdon Flooring that’s available in what the company...

‘Make yourself seen’ with Snickers Workwear

INSTANT recognition is a lifesaver in hazardous conditions. When worksite visibility decreases, accident risks increase....

‘Happier herringbone’ with LION Floor

THE extra expense of installation of herringbone LVT means customer expectations on craft and materials...

A ‘safer and more natural’ school floor

IVC Commercial Isafe 70 can reportedly bring education environments a cost-effective vinyl floor that ‘doesn’t...

New Tessera Harmony range completes Forbo’s Tessera Union collection

FORBO Flooring Systems says it’s delighted to introduce Tessera Harmony – the third and final...

Which model of ProKnee kneepads is right for you?

PROKNEE says it offers a full line of knee protection to suit all comfort levels...

Amber expands UFH portfolio with two new thermostats

SUPPLIER of underfloor heating (UFH) systems to the retail sector, Amber Underfloor Heating, has announced...

New Altro Illustra draws inspiration from the natural world

ALTRO says it continues to innovate with the launch of Altro Illustra which it describes...

‘Make more of herringbone with IVC Commercial’

MODULEO Roots 55 Herringbone is the luxury vinyl herringbone floor from IVC Commercial. ‘With a...

MAPEI preparation products used to complete an Altro floor installation at a new community venue

MAPEI preparation products have been used to complete an Altro floor installation at a new...

Cork flooring: The sustainable solution revolutionising choices for homes and businesses

For decades flooring choices in the UK have been dictated by price, often resulting in...

The right choice

When it comes to net zero carbon and sustainability, Richard Aylen explains why you can’t...

The Solid Wood Flooring Company elevates affordable housing with rustic oak herringbone parquet flooring

THE Brick by Brick regeneration project was formed by Croydon town council to help combat...

IDS Introduces BerryAlloc high pressure floor collections

IN the world of commercial projects, the demand for tough, stylish, and low-maintenance flooring is...

BJELIN has launched ‘versatile new smaller sizes of its state-of-the art’ hardened wood flooring. Said...

MAPEI’s Ultracoat range: Water-based floor finishes for wood flooring protection

MAPEI’s Ultracoat range includes a series of water-based floor finishes, designed to protect all types...

F BALL and Co’s Stopgap 300 heavy-duty smoothing compound and the company’s Styccobond B95 flexible...

A safe bet

Mark Hoskins considers one of the most common dilemmas faced by hospital estates managers and...
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Fighting the spread of infections using flooring

As one of the largest interior surfaces in any building, there’s no better place to...

UltraFloor’s Level IT two triumphs in Kingston Hospital’s flooring renovation

LONG-STANDING UltraFloor customers, Specialist Flooring Group has used Level IT Two to install 800sq m...

Passionate Aizlewoods says it offers first-class service

Alan Aizlewood and Keith Nicholson established the company in 1967. Originally called Aizlewood & Nicholson,...

Introducing the new CFA website: your gateway to excellence in contract flooring

The CFA’s new website acts as a gateway to quality and professionalism in contract flooring,...

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!

Carl Harper provides an overview of his first, very busy year as president of the...

CFA Autumn Ball 2023

This year’s event saw a long awaited and pleasant return to Slaley Hall Hotel, Golf...

Smoothing underlayment ‘helps enhance patient care’ at busy hospital

H&J Martin has used UltraFloor’s ‘game-changing leveller’, Level IT Pro30, to install 300sq m of...

Why green issues need to get the gold treatment

Flooring manufacturers across the world are companies just like any other and need to take ownership...

A laser-like focus on measuring

When it comes to measuring, Richard Renouf advises you to use whatever’s best for you,...

What are you doing to improve your installers’ work environment?

Whether you are a national contractor or a local carpet shop, the safety of your installers...
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Handling the heat

Chris McQuade gives advice to floorlayers wishing to install floorcoverings where underfloor heating is present. FLOORING installations...

Overcoming delays on construction sites with on-time deliveries

Andrew Tavener explains how to take advantage of proven software solutions such as accurate delivery...

Tooling trials

To help contractors expand their tooling portfolio and achieve effective surface preparation, Becky Duncan highlights...

Smoothing compounds selection – it’s right for you, but is it right for the job?

Adam Jones talks through the different types of smoothing compounds manufacturers such as Bostik have...

The power of the PDF for sharing and lead generation

Barry explains how the humble PDF can play an important role in sales and marketing...

Installation entries for CFJ Awards 2024 now open, to close on Thursday 29 February

ENTRIES for the CFJ Awards 2024 have opened on Kick-Start Publishing’s Award Force system. Award...

Peter Kelsey made patron of North Derbyshire Hospice

PETER Kelsey, md of Chesterfield-based Designer Contracts, has been made a patron of North Derbyshire’s...

Flanders Flooring Days ‘throws its doors wide open in 2024’

BETWEEN 13-16 May, many in the European flooring industry will gather in and around Kortrijk....

Palace Chemicals: We’re an industry leader in the market, 45 years in the making

THIS year Palace Chemicals celebrates 45 years in business. This independent company based in Speke,...

The Solid Wood Flooring Company – A quick guide to fitting wood flooring

ENGINEERED wood flooring is a visually appealing, environmentally-friendly floorcovering for sustainable living projects that can...

Moduleo ‘makes more of herringbone’

MODULEO came to September’s The Flooring Show with its shop-in-shop concept and a new herringbone...

‘An exciting way to breathe new life into an estate’

TILE and stone company, Schlüter-Systems, was involved in the renovation and restoration of The Newt...

Shaw Contract Expands Its Nordic LVT Collection with New 2.5mm Range

Leading commercial flooring solutions manufacturer, Shaw Contract, is proud to announce the expansion of its...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Our customer’s want some quiet designs and patterns’

Marcy Ewing, global design director of Shaw Contract, sheds light on her experience of being...

Exploring hardwood floor installation techniques

Richard Aylen takes a closer look at different installation methods for hardwood floors. IN my role...

Polyflor supports budding apprentices with free training courses

POLYFLOR has partnered with F Ball and Co to provide free training courses for flooring...

Don’t shoot the messenger

Richard Renouf says he sometimes feels the need for a hardhat when his inspections don’t...

Master Installers ‘benefit from masterful marketing’

THE Quick-Step website reportedly receives more than 1,000 visits a month to its Find an...

Not your typical winter working warning

Choose the right products, condition and acclimatise the materials in the intended environment, and very...

Forbo partners with FITA training programme

IT’s no secret that there is a skill demand in the flooring industry, with the...

Open Doors Construction: a gateway tothe future of the construction industry

Shaun Wadsworth delves into the Open Doors Construction Initiative, highlighting how it could be a...

Balancing price and quality

WITH inflation having a double effect on the flooring business as rising costs squeeze margins...