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Colour coated rubber mulch project in Barcelona

News from CONICA... CosmoCaixa is the most important science museum in Spain and one of the most...

Granorte opens new central UK warehouse

GRANORTE has opened a new Telford showroom, office, and warehouse facility for its range of...

The new Color Scale office carpet collection by Balsan

TODAY, our relationship with work is undergoing rapid transformation and offices are being reinvented. The new...

New research reveals third of construction workers now suffer with anxiety

High levels of mental distress and a reluctance to seek professional help among UK construction...
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Headlam Group launches ‘industry-leading app’

Headlam Group, a floorcoverings distributor, has announced the launch of what it describes as its...
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floorwise welcomes STS Flooring Distributors

Independent wholesaler, STS Flooring Distributors, has become a member of the floorwise group.  Says the company:...

BOEN at DOMOTEX Asia 2021

The 2021 DOMOTEX Asia took place from March 24-26 at the Shanghai New International Expo...

Sustainability Report Bauwerk Group 2020

he group-wide sustainability report of the Bauwerk Group was prepared in accordance with the International...

Sport in focus for Boen

To enhance and increase Nottingham University’s standing in sport and to deliver a key requirement...

Sustainability costs more? That’s a misperception…

Jake Parks, commercial distribution manager at IVC Commercial, says it’s a myth that sustainable products...

CFA vacancy: Membership Manager

Working Hours:   9:00am to 5:00pm (including a one-hour lunch break) Salary: Circa £32K depending on...

Construction migrant workforce numbers fall while demand, costs, and wages surge

CITB’s annual migration report has revealed the number of migrant workers in construction continues to...

EXCLUSIVE: It’s time to man up about floorlayers and mental health

Men often think they don’t need to talk about their problems. But, as Brian King...

UltraTile is contractor-friendly, premium floor tile adhesive

ULTRAFLOOR’s sister brand, UltraTile, is home to a portfolio of contractor-friendly, premium floor tile adhesives...

BAL | The importance of adhesive selection

AS winter truly sets in and the weather turns colder it’s crucial to understand the...

EXCLUSIVE: Designer Contracts’ Louise Walters on a fitter future

Louise Walters, commercial director for Designer Contracts, will explain in CFJ February why the company...

The flooring industry’s skills bible is back

The definitive resource for the latest information about training opportunities in the UK including apprenticeships,...

Interface | Tomorrow’s news

Laura Light, concept design leader at Interface, talks us through what we can expect from...

Five examples where wood flooring fitted restaurants perfectly

AT The Solid Wood Flooring Company, we believe in innovation through collaboration. That’s why we...

Recofloor smashes annual target

RECOFLOOR beat its 2021 500 tonnes target more than two months early. By the end...

Designer Contracts and supplier take top industry sustainability award

DESIGNER Contracts has scooped a top industry prize for sustainability in a prestigious industry partnership...

Instarmac sets out ambitious environmental goals in latest report

WITH Cop26 still dominating our news feeds, climate change and environmental policies are at the...

Quick-Step innovates with ‘revolutionary recycling technology’

IF you thought HDF, the core of Quick-Step laminate, wasn’t recyclable, think again: Quick-Step’s recycling...

InstaFloor | Staying ahead in flooring by championing sustainability

IF you want to stay ahead in today’s flooring industry you have to champion sustainability,...

Interfloor’s sustainable credentials recognised by Cop26

Interfloor, a Europe manufacturer of carpet underlay and flooring accessories supplied 286 rolls of its...

Bureau Veritas urges UK construction firms to accelerate efforts as it strives to decarbonise the built environment in race to net zero

BUREAU Veritas is urging the UK construction industry to accelerate its efforts when it comes...

Anglo Recycling underlays ‘are reducing its environmental impact’

ANGLO RECYCLING’s big recycling project for 2021 was to reduce changeover times on its recycling...

BAL and ARDEX UK achieve international greenhouse gas emissions reporting standard

BAL and ARDEX UK achieve international greenhouse gas emissions reporting standardBUILDING Adhesives (BAL) and ARDEX...

Antimicrobials redefine the future of cleaner, more sustainable flooring

JONATHAN Clapp, international senior technical manager at Microban International, discusses antimicrobial additives and their ability...

Shaw Contract | Is local the answer: from savings to circularity?

WITH the shortage of construction materials in the UK continuing to impact the industry into...

Adhesive-free flooring installation – its crucial role in circular interior design

TO date, more than 1,000 contractors, interior design, and architectural practices have signed up to...

ProKnee kneepads ‘can be repaired and rebuilt many times’

REPORTEDLY unique from other kneepads on the market, ProKnee kneepads can be repaired and rebuilt...

Sika launches ‘industry-first’ thin-layer screed system for damaged or contaminated flooring

BUILDING products manufacturer Sika has launched a pioneering thin-layer screed system that it says can...

Engineered wood flooring prized for price, looks, durability

ENGINEERED wood flooring is the most popular type of hardwood flooring on the market. There...

Interface unveils refresh of Heuga 727 range

INTERFACE, which describes itself as a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability,...

Dressing for the cold? Start with a good foundation

THE Snickers Workwear Baselayer clothing for professional tradesmen and women reportedly uses high-tech breathable fabrics...

Safety shoe designed for performance and safety

SOLID Gear’s fastest safety shoe is designed for performance and safety to keep you going...

‘Grand Majestic is a floor for those who like to think big’

WITH planks measuring 30cm wide by 2.4m long, BerryAlloc says there’s no doubt Grand Majestic...

‘Verona flooring collection will diversify your product offering’

FOLLOWING the reported success of its ClickLux flooring collection, tile distributor, Verona, has launched what...

Instarmac’s Martin Pouncey named Employee of the Year

INSTARMAC says it’s very proud to announce Martin Pouncey, technical training, and site support manager...

‘Key moves’ in regional management structure at Designer Contracts

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has announced a senior promotion and one new...

F Ball & Co appoints new northern area sales manager

F BALL & Co has appointed Adam Lord as northern area sales manager, while reportedly...

Record number of entries for SDS as 2022 finalists announced

THE 48 finalists of the 2022 Surface Design (SDS) Awards have been announced with a...

Polyflor makes a meal of Norwegian office

POLYFLOR’s Palettone collection has been chosen to reflect the branding of a Norwegian online advertiser. Describing...

Studio Moods wins at SBID International Design Awards

IVC Commercial’s Studio Moods modular vinyl design floor has won another award, this time in...

Junckers | A light-coloured floor ‘which aids daylighting’

WHEN roof window manufacturer Velux built a new extension at its UK and Ireland head...

IVC Commercial ‘solves problems at London offices’

A RANGE of carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) from IVC Commercial has been...

Floorwise says its rewards are back, ‘better than ever’

FLOORWISE rewards are back and better than ever with new rewards across the best lifestyle...

Stars aligning for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

WITH most sponsors in place for the 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards (Junckers; F Ball & Co;...

Small Steps puts its best foot forward

WHEN charity, Small Steps, secured its new home in the heart of Richmond, it required...

Altro in the thick of ‘ambitious revamp’ at Cornish holiday park

A COMPREHENSIVE package of Altro floors and walls has been used throughout the new restaurant,...

F Ball & Co launches RAG 2022

F BALL & Co has unveiled an updated version of its ‘highly anticipated’F Ball Recommended...

Why the correct surface prep is the key to outstanding flooring

Given that correct surface preparation is key to obtaining beautiful flooring, Claude Besson explains the...

Moisture behaving badly

Richard Renouf elaborates on the updated British Standard code of practice for the management of...

Flooring is exciting! (Now to persuade the youth…)

Getting younger generations involved in flooring is a challenge, says Martin Cummins. But we must...

Combatting racism in the workplace

No sector, including construction and floorlaying, can afford to ignore discrimination in the workplace –...

Raising the level

In a break from the usual technical advice format, John Green explains how to raise...

Sales and marketing: Not all that again!

Sales pushes while marketing persuades. And people don’t like to be pushed. They like to...

Palace Chemicals growth has been driven by innovation in the latest technology

A FAMILY business established in 1978, Palace Chemicals says its growth has been driven by...

Tilemaster Adhesives offers Eco-3000, a universal high-temperature flooring adhesive

FOR resilient flooring, Tilemaster Adhesives offers Eco-3000, a universal high-temperature flooring adhesive for installing LVT,...

The ‘Ultimate’ range from ROCATEX

THE ‘Ultimate’ range from ROCATEX, the company says, offers world-class performance. ‘With the professional tiler’s...

THIS TOO SHALL PASS

A new year means a clean slate – and the continuation of old issues. But...

Father & sons: A Lincolnshire flooring story

Graham Jefferson tells CFJ about the journey his business, Lincolnshire Flooring, has been on since...

Top flooring companies look into the crystal ball for 2022

CFJ spoke to several flooring companies, including contractors and manufacturers, asking them what their predictions...

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...

Healthappy – The support system for your business and employees

THE mental wellbeing of a workforce is one of the greatest challenges faced by an...

It’s time to man up about male floorlayers and mental health

Men often think they don’t need to talk about their problems. But, as Brian relates...

Bringing the flooring home

THE Oaklands House development on Old Oak Common Lane represents London’s biggest regeneration since the...

‘HEATVENT’ is the new name in luxury carpet underfloor heating underlay

‘HEATVENT’ is reportedly the new name in luxury carpet underfloor heating underlay. It’s a soft...

Polyfoam XPS is highlighting the benefits of extruded polystyrene (XPS)

THE ongoing energy crisis is only serving to highlight how important it is that heating...
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Let’s talk about wet-room flooring

With a growing trend for wet-rooms in the commercial sector, choosing an appropriate wet-room solution...

Tarkett Safetred brand is the mark of a quality heterogeneous commercial grade safety floor

THE Tarkett Safetred brand is the mark of a quality heterogeneous commercial grade safety floor...

F Ball & Co’s Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS vinyl adhesive used to install safety vinyl sheet

SELECTED for its temperature tolerance and water resistance, F Ball & Co’s Styccobond F49 Hybrid...

The Isafe 70 collection from IVC Commercial provides slip-restraint in wet and dry conditions

THE Isafe 70 collection from IVC Commercial is said to provide 36+ TRRL slip-restraint in...

F BALL & CO supplies distributors with a wide range of support materials

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

Margaret Reid Display Solutions supplies commercial display equipment

MARGARET Reid Display Solutions (MRDS) is a UK-based manufacturer of retail and commercial display equipment...

Likewise completes £14m fundraise, with directors acquiring 800,000 shares

Likewise Group plc, the distributor of residential and commercial flooring to retailers and contractors, is...

Likewise Group agrees to buy Valley Wholesale Carpets for £30m

Likewise Group, the UK floorings distributor, is pleased to announce that the company has entered...

UZIN Floor Navigator App

UZIN are constantly looking to take advantage of new technology to help improve our service...

Milliken Visualiser – VisionLab

Milliken’s on-line VisionLab, visualisation technology allows clients to make informed decisions by taking the guesswork...

MeasureSquare Apps

It may look complicated and high tech but measuring software is not rocket science. MeasureSquare...

ECOPROTEC® Product Selector ‘just the ticket’

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

Explore design possibilities with Karndean Designflooring

Floorstyle designer toolVisualise floor design ideas in your project space with Karndean Designflooring’s Floorstyle design...

Get F. Ball’s free RAG® app

Flooring contractors can access F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s industry-acclaimed Recommended Adhesives Guide (RAG®) via...

CARMAN by Computers for Flooring

Multi-award winning, cloud-based flooring business management SOFTWARE. We have a proven track record of delivering affordable,...

Entrance Architect by Coba Flooring

Entrance ArchitectAugmented Reality for Entrance MattingEntrance Architect brings our wide range of entrance matting solutions...

Company Dynamics software is an all-embracing business solution

To survive and grow, every business owner needs to increase sales and control their costs,...

Bostik’s free app for flooring professionals

The Bostik Pro App provides instant access to product information on the go, as well...

Loughton Contracts looks into its crystal ball

Nick Perkins, sales director at Loughton Contracts, has told CFJ what the contractor thinks 2022...

Increasing the demand for floorlaying training – let’s start a conversation

By SHAUN WADSWORTHNow is the time to starting the conversation in earnest about the labour...

The skills and labour crisis: what’s the CFA plan?

As the voice of the industry, the CFA is naturally also concerned about the skills...

We need to push the boundaries

By HAMISH MACGREGORIndustry still has work to do on the skills and labour front, and...

Sponsors continue to sign up for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

THE CFJ/CFA Awards 2022, which will be at held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on...

Hull industrial flooring specialists enter soft flooring market

DIRECTORS of a Hull-based industrial flooring company have expanded their offer with the launch of...

Kemtile commits to further growth with appointment of business development manager

AKEEL Ahmed is the latest addition to the Kemtile team – having just been appointed...

The Queen (of Flooring) visits Battersea Power Station

LOUGHTON Contract’s sales director and CFA board member Beverley McFarlane recently got the opportunity to...

Ardex takes up majority stake in wedi

ARDEX, the Witten-based construction chemicals specialist is taking up a majority shareholding in wedi GmbH,...

Bureau Veritas backs HSE in drive to improve respiratory health in construction industry

CONSTRUCTION Design and Management (CDM) and Occupational Hygiene authority, Bureau Veritas, has praised the Health...

Verona hires team to drive sales for new flooring collection

FOLLOWING the launch of its flooring collection, Verona has recruited three new members of the...

Why Harrogate 2021 couldn’t have gone any better

By BRIAN KING | HARROGATE I’M just back from The Flooring Show at Harrogate 2021 and...