Category Archives: Floors & Flooring

ORGANOWOOD®: THE NEW NAME IN SUSTAINABLE WOOD PROTECTION

With a strong reputation in the Nordic countries, OrganoWood is the latest name to hit the wood treatment market in the UK. OrganoWood offers architects, professionals and end users the next generation of environmentally friendly wood protection.

The complete system offers flame, rot and fungal protection, as well as extreme water and dirt repellence for any exterior wood surface. A tried and tested ecological alternative to pressure treated finishes, the OrganoWood solution is both aesthetically pleasing and sustainable, and is suitable for domestic and commercial use.

TANTALISING DESIGNS WITH FORBO’S TESSERA ALIGNMENT

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Tessera Alignment collection has recently been refreshed with a new contemporary colour palette, to provide specifiers with the ability to create truly individual designs.

Heckmondwike FB’s acoustic option for tiles is a sound solution

Heckmondwike FB, the UK’s leading fibre bonded carpet manufacturer, has released an acoustic option for its complete carpet tile range. This latest innovation, which will be welcomed by specifiers in the education, public sector and office sectors, will see carpet tiles featuring an acoustic layer to help keep noise transmission to an acceptable level.

Flexible Resin Flooring

Pioneers in resin flooring, Veitchi Industrial Flooring are uniquely placed to provide the right solution that can be tailored to each installation.

Veitchi were asked to install the floor throughout a new build house in Aberdeen, achieving a durable and functional finish in the kitchen and circulation areas, whilst offering the looks and comfort expected in the bedrooms and living areas.

Remmers Industrial Flooring System Earns it’s Stripes

Remmers Industrial Flooring Systems have been used extensively as part of an expansion project to double the size of the manufacturing area at the Promat BD warehouse. Capeland Industrial Flooring were contracted to install 1800m2 of Remmers flooring system to the new extension that was being built to create additional warehouse space, as well as a requirement for 1200m2 of flooring to the existing machining area which was over 10 years old.

KARNDEAN DESIGNFLOORING LEADS MARKETPLACE WITH NEW OPUS ENHANCE RANGE

The UK’s market leader in Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Karndean Designflooring, is unveiling its new Opus Enhance range, available from February 2015.

SCHOOL REINFORCES BRANDING WITH HECKMONDWIKE’S BESPOKE ENTRANCE AREA

Crestwood School in Kingswinford, West Midlands, has chosen bespoke entrance area carpet from Heckmondwike FB to create a striking entrance to the main school building.

Moduleo’s new range has more than Impressed

Moduleo’s brand-new Impress collection has lived up to its namesake; with the luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer reporting sales have almost doubled just one month after its release.

Impress, which features five new wood designs with 22 colour options each with registered embossing, is the epitome of realistic design; having taken inspiration from the great outdoors.

SIKA COMFORTFLOOR IS A WINNER AT LEISURE

The seamless, durable and easy to maintain Sika Comfortfloor has found a new home at a £26 million Leisure Centre in Streatham.

Constructed by Vinci Construction UK Ltd on behalf of Spenhill Regeneration in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth, the stunning new leisure centre includes an ice rink, swimming pool, sports hall, gym and forms part of the multimillion Streatham Hub Development.  With durability key for the flooring of the leisure centre changing rooms and toilet facilities, Sika Comfortfloor was up for the challenge.

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT – AND THE DAY – WITH NEW CREATIVE FLOORING RANGE!

Heckmondwike FB, one of UK’s leading commercial fibre bonded carpet manufacturers, has revealed its exciting new Night Sky range – as part of its commitment to offering specifiers even greater choice of designer carpet in the commercial sector.

Part of the Creative Flooring range, new Night Sky is a contemporary twist on traditional plain titles. With the popular charcoal colourway as its base, Night Sky features a choice of six stunning accent colours punched through to create an aesthetically pleasing surface with a stylish ‘designer’ feel.

YO! Sushi looks to Karndean Designflooring to complete new Kensington High Street restaurant

The original conveyor belt sushi bar restaurant, YO! Sushi, has specified the UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring in place of real wood at various locations throughout the country including Manchester Arndale, South Bank Festival Hall and Cheltenham.

Its latest restaurant to open in London’s prestigious Kensington High Street is no exception to the theme, with the nationwide chain specifying Karndean’s Da Vinci Australian Walnut (RP41) in all walkways and individual restaurant booths. 

Heckmondwike FB sponsors Apprentice of the Year competition

One of the UK’s leading fibre bonded carpet manufacturers, Heckmondwike FB sponsored the Apprentice of the Year competition which took place at The 2014 Flooring Show in Harrogate recently.

Apprentice Darren Simpson of Active Flooring representing Accrington & Rossendale (Accross) College in Lancashire, took on Dean Davies of Wilmac Flooring, representing Coleg Cambria College in North East Wales.  Both Darren and Dean have recently completed their two year apprenticeships.

CROYDON PRIMARY SCHOOL PUTS RIGHT FOOT FORWARD WITH CREATIVE CARPET DESIGNS

Pupils at a primary school in Croydon, South London, are guaranteed to have a bright start to their day after Supacord fibre bonded carpet and tiles from Heckmondwike FB were specified for the school’s classrooms, nursery, library, corridors and stairs.

The school’s carpets feature a wide range of colours including blue, orange, graphite, yellow and green, and a variety of inspirational designs, such as the checkered pattern in the main corridor. The carpet designs can be found across the whole of the existing school, its new build addition and its recent new build extension.

Addagrip introduces PU Floor Green Line

Addagrip, the leading resin bound and bonded surfacing manufacturer, has teamed up with Netherlands based Flowresin Group to launch a stunning new range of interior flooring called PU Floor Green Line.

The seamless floor collection from Addagrip and Flowresin combines traditional craftsmanship and modern technology to create a unique, durable flooring product that can be tailored to suit individual requirements.

Moduleo challenges retailers to Impress for rewards

Following the unprecedented success of its Retailer Reward Scheme in 2013, Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Moduleo, is launching another exclusive incentive for retailers, which can earn them hundreds of pounds worth of Amazon vouchers.

 

In line with the manufacturer’s brand-new Impress product range launching, the ‘Must be rewarded’ scheme will run from 1st September until 31st November, to allow its retailers to cash-in their rewards in time for Christmas.

Quality Driven by Remmers

 

Established in 2004 and formally known as Blackhorse Car Sales, Lex Autolease Car Select in Oldbury has over 500 cars displayed in their showroom.  The 2000m2 showroom space along with the 600m2 workshop space required a high gloss smooth finish flooring to upgrade the executive used car sales operation.

Bring a Bit of British Back into your Home….Feel Luxury Scottish Highland wool beneath your feet

Glen Shee is the first product to be launched as part of Kingsmead Carpets’ Highland Fleece range. Glen Shee, a flagship product, is 100% British made and is now available from local retailers offering 20 colour ways to suit any room and decor.

SBID International Design Awards 2014: Finalists Revealed!

Interface have been shortlisted in the Contract Product category of this year’s SBID International Design Awards.

The Human Nature collection has been selected as one of the qualifying projects by a technical panel of judges in the first stage of the process. The public are now invited to cast their votes for their favourite entries at www.sbidawards.com, as their votes will be counted towards the overall results.

Floors and walls put in the spotlight at Mapei’s 100% Design Gallery

Mapei is showcasing a variety of stunning decorative wall and floor finishes at 100% Design taking place in Earls Court, London. Products on show will include marble-effect and UV-resistant paints, as well as on-trend coloured grouts, and tactile oil treatments for wood flooring.

Top Safety Accreditation for Kingspan Access Floors

Kingspan Access Floors has been awarded re-accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Interface Celebrates BRE Success with 123 A+ and A rated Products

Following a recent review with BRE, 123 of Interface products are now either A+ or A rated across the six building categories, including office and education buildings. 50 office products were awarded an A+ rating, both a tremendous achievement and a reflection of the steps the global carpet tile manufacturer have taken to reduce the environmental impact of their products.

Survey shows importance of safety

Supermarkets, hospitals, stations and schools have all featured on a list of places Brits would consider suing should they take a tumble while on the premises.

A new survey by safety flooring experts Tarkett polled 1,000 people and ties in with the expansion of the company’s popular Safetred range.

nora® Introduces All-New Colour Palette For noraplan® eco

nora systems GmbH, manufacturer of commercial rubber flooring, has recolourized its noraplan® eco line with 16 new colours.

“The introduction of all-new colours to the noraplan eco palette speaks to the company’s commitment to periodically review our product offerings and ensure that they continue to align with customer needs and design trends,” explained Dirk Oswald, noraplan product manager at nora.

Stair Nosing Specification Tools

Quantum Flooring, a leading UK manufacturer of Stair Nosings, have created a number of complimentary tools that help the specifier choose the correct profile when finishing off floorcovering edges on stairs. Assistance in selecting the correct stair nosing can easily be obtained from:

The Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre/Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre , Fife

Kährs and Reflex Sports flooring has been installed throughout two leisure complexes in Fife. They include a new £18M regional sports academy in Glenrothes – The Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre – and Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre. Both centres were designed and developed in collaboration between B3 Architects/Cre8 Architecture and all wood flooring was installed at both sites by Reflex Sports for main contractor, GRAHAM Construction.

Tough vinyl lets designers get creative

A NEW range of hardwearing homogeneous compact vinyl is offering specifiers and architects an unprecedented opportunity to be creative.

Launched by flooring experts Tarkett, the Premium Collection features Eclipse Premium and Primo Premium and combines best-in-class performance with an array of appealing designs making it suitable for a variety of architectural projects.

Inspiring Beautiful Thinking From The Ground Up: Interface Reveals Latest Global Collection, Human Nature

Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface has launched its latest collection, Human Nature™, designed by David Oakey longtime Interface collaborator and world leader in sustainable design practices. Available globally, the collection is built on the premise that designing spaces which evoke the senses through light, colour, texture and detail spark the human creative spirit. The collection provides a foundation for organisation’s to curate beautiful spaces that inspire beautiful thinking.

Interface Provides Low Carbon Solution For Hertfordshire County Council

Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface has installed a combination of low carbon products at the headquarters of Hertfordshire County Council, to help the council lead by example in its quest to achieve sustainable, high quality buildings throughout Hertfordshire.

Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

Polyflor is pleased to announce that an extensive collection of it’s flooring products have just been installed in the new Maternity Unit at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth for Hywel Dda University Health Board. The new hospital marks a major investment of £38million by the Welsh Assembly Government, the maternity unit of which opened in April 2014. Craftsman Flooring Ltd of Swansea installed over 5000m2 of 2000 PUR, Pearlazzo PUR, Polysafe Hydro Evolve, Polysafe Standard PUR and Polysafe Wood FX PUR. This vast array of products featured through the delivery suits, as well as the usual support rooms and offices.

Knauf GIFAfloor helps London icon hit sustainability target

One of London’s most iconic buildings is being refurbished using Knauf GIFAfloor in a programme that will bring the 1980s building right up to 21st century standards with a BREEAM Outstanding rating.

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