Category Archives: Floors & Flooring

Interface Introduces Composure: a Foundation for a Tranquil Environment

Drawing on the tranquillity of nature and the beauty of natural landscapes, leading carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, has launched Composure – a collection which takes its inspiration from the organic form of rock and stone.

The Composure range uses texture and tone to emulate rock formations, helping to create an interior design that inspires serenity.

What If A Green Building Exhibition Really Was Green?

Interface sponsors first pan-European virtual tradeshow for sustainable construction.

Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, will be encouraging visitors to the Construction21EXPO to view the latest sustainable innovations and possibilities, while experiencing the greenest building exhibition ever.

Rubber floors for OT ergonomics

The operating theatres of a hospital play a key role in its business success. The choice of quality, long lasting materials for the construction or renovation of OTs therefore constitutes a crucial economic factor. This holds true in particular for the floor covering, which in addition must fulfil stringent hygiene requirements. Floor coverings of rubber as they are offered by nora combine the solutions to all of these diverse requirements.

New colours and new surfaces for the anniversary

The world bestseller noraplan stone celebrates its 25th anniversary

For its 25th anniversary, the rubber floor covering noraplan stone from nora systems will be presenting itself with a revised colour range and two surface versions. This nora flooring with its characteristic granular design has now been on the market for a quarter of a century, and still ranks among the world’s bestsellers.

Orion Primary School, London Borough of Barnet

The stars are shining at the new Orion Primary School in the London Borough of Barnet thanks to its exciting new Supacord carpet, supplied by UK-based fibre bonded carpet manufacturer Heckmondwike FB.

Deliver a high performing entrance with style

Manufactured from flexible PVC and supplied in 10m long rolls, Plastic Extruders Ltd’s Frontrunner Entrance Flooring System offers attractive options and easy, quick and seamless installations for all your entrance needs.

University Square Stratford, London

Heckmondwike FB’s innovative Montage carpet tiles have been specified for a flagship new education centre, known as University Square, a collaboration between the University of East London, in partnership with Birkbeck University.

University Square, which opened in November 2013, features 4,100m2 of Montage fibre bonded carpet, which was specified by Make Architects in Flint.

SRG Apparel Headquarters, Whitefield, Manchester

Polyflor, the UK’s commercial and resident vinyl flooring specialist, has just announced a diverse range of its flooring products have been installed in the new state-of-the-art 40,000sqft head quarters of fashion house SRG Apparel, in Whitefield, Manchester. Over 750m2 Polyflor products were specified by Jenkins Design of Bury, and installed by Bramhall Flooring, including Expona Control, Expona Design, 2000PUR, Polysafe Arena and Modena PUR.

Knauf adds speed to modular Mansfield schools

Spray-applied Airless Plaster and GIFAfloor dry screed flooring from Knauf has enabled Central Site Accommodation, a modular building manufacturer and contractor based in Coventry, to speed up production and construction on a schools extensions programme in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Environmental Product Declaration Is A World First

Kingspan has become the first access flooring manufacturer in the world to issue an Environmental Product Declaration – enabling customers to see how its product ranges affect the environment throughout their lifecycle.

The EPD covers a wide range of aspects, including extraction of raw materials, production, transport, packaging and installation. It also contains information about a product’s impact on global warming, the ozone layer, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

“The Art Of A Great Carpet” As Heckmondwike Releases New Array Colours

Heckmondwike FB, one of UK’s leading commercial fibre bonded carpet manufacturers, is making it even easier for specifiers to create art in carpets by expanding its popular Array carpet tile range with six exciting new colours.

The six new colourways include Copper, Marble, Peacock, Violet, Emerald and Fuchsia, which brings the number of options within the Array range to 12.

Kährs’ Capital Collection reflects new ‘even grain’ wood trend

Kahrs has launched its new Capital Collection of wood floors. In contrast to the popular rustic look, the six new designs reflect an alternate and growing trend for even grained finishes. Each floor is crafted in Sweden from sustainable European oak and features a wide-board one-strip format. A combination of handcrafted finishing treatments, including brushing and bevelled edges, define the look and reinforce the tactile appearance.

Interface Carpet Tiles Help Further Middlesex University’s Sustainability Focus

Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, worked with Middlesex University on the refurbishment of Fenella House, Hendon Campus, to provide sustainable and innovative flooring products and services for the project.

With strict sustainability targets in place, the university required a solution that would help it to boost the environmental credentials of the project. This meant thinking beyond simply the product, and considering the wider impact of the whole project.

Athletic Nautical Club of Glyfada, Athens, Greece

Heronrib barefoot matting, manufactured in the UK by the matting division at Plastic Extruders Ltd, is being used to keep the local swimming and water polo teams safe from slipping accidents at the natatorium in Glyfada, part of the Athletic Nautical Club of Glyfada, Athens, Greece.

Wigan Youth Zone, Lancashire

High clarity Polysafe Modena PUR was the safety flooring of choice for the eagerly anticipated Wigan Youth Zone in Lancashire. Wigan Youth Zone is the UK’s largest youth club and opened after the combined efforts of businessmen Martin and Bill Ainscough, Dave Whelan and Wigan Council. The youth centre offers a diverse range of facilities to local young people including a gym, sports hall, climbing wall and dance studio. Over 600m2 of Polysafe Modena’s vivid Citrina, Garnet and Angelite colourways were installed by iFloor (UK) Ltd of Liverpool.

Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli

Polyflor’s Forest fx PUR collection of wood effect Sheet vinyl floorcoverings featured extensively in Hywel Dda Health Board’s new Mynydd Mawr Rehabilitation Unit at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. The single storey extension marks an investment of £870,000 by the Health Board and opened in October 2013. Installed by Swansea based Artisan Flooring, over 500m² of Polyflor products were used in the project including Forest fx PUR to bedroom and circulation areas, Polysafe Hydro to en-suite bathrooms and Polysafe Modena PUR and Vogue Ultra PUR to utility rooms.

Shepway Civic Centre, Folkestone, Kent

Shepway Civic Centre, the offices of Shepway District Council in Folkestone, Kent, has undergone a major refurbishment, which has included specifying fibre bonded carpet tiles from Heckmondwike FB.

Porcelain paving range expands with continuing success

Greensquares has introduced two new colours to its successful Refin Porcelain Paving range. An appreciation of this alternative flooring material has seen Refin being adopted extensively in domestic, commercial and public projects.

Harlequin launch new series of public service information

Harlequin has turned to infographics to convey statistical information in an easy-to-understand graphical format to communicate important facts about dance floors.

Interface Europe reaches sustainability milestones, achieving 90% carbon reduction

World’s largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing facility in The Netherlands.

Hammersmith Academy, London

Hammersmith Academy is a secondary school for 11-18 year olds, with specialisms in Creative & Digital Media and IT. The Academy looked to develop standards for academic excellence in a brand new building with state of the art facilities.

Le Bistrot Pierre restaurant, Cardiff

Antique Parquet Oak Block Engineered wood flooring from The Solid Wood Flooring Co was chosen for the Le Bistrot Pierre restaurant in Cardiff.

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, Stoke-on-Trent

A selection of Polyflor products featured in The Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy project in Stoke-on-Trent. Part of Stoke Building Schools for the Future, the £19m new build academy in Blurton is a Business and Enterprise Maths Specialist Academy and opened in a brand new building which can accommodate 1050 students.

Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier, Manchester

Expona Control, Polyflor’s ground breaking new flooring concept has been installed at the prestigious Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier. Developed for use in busy commercial areas, Expona Control is the first flooring product of its type, combining the design benefits of a Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) with the sustainable slip resistance of an HSE compliant safety floor.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Cornwall

Foodies visiting Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Cornwall can admire more than just the cooking after Tarkett produced a bespoke floor for the popular eatery. As part of a recent renovation project, the flooring experts from Tarkett’s Floorcraft Design team were commissioned to produce a unique design.

Gloucester Academy

Supacord fibre bonded carpet in Steel Grey has been specified for the new Gloucester Academy, creating a robust, neutral base for the minimalistic, contemporary design of this exciting new building.

High Performance Floor Paint

Available in a large range of colours Bradite’s Floor Paint is a high performance polyurethane alkyd resin based semi-gloss finish paint with excellent wash and wear resistance. It is ideal for concrete, wooden floors and prepared steel floors subject to light and medium traffic, Bradite’s Floor Paint is resistant to spillage of mild chemicals, detergents and oils and can be used with low slip additive. Touch dry in just 2 hours.

Right Car, Hull and Beverley

Ceramic Tile Merchants Ltd. has completed another stunning installation using Ultra Tile adhesives and grouts after receiving advice from the brand’s technical department.

Three new designs join Kährs Artisan Collection

Kährs has introduced three new wood floor designs to its Artisan Collection. Reflecting the collection’s rustic signature look, each design has an on-trend surface finish, which is complemented by the timber’s gnarled and knotty character. All floors are crafted in Sweden from sustainable European oak and feature Kährs multi-award winning eco-construction.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Welsh Slate is helping students at a world-class music and drama school get their first feet on the career ladder.

More than 500m² of the company’s flooring products have been used throughout the public areas at Milton Court, the new £89million addition to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, rated the Number 1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013/2014.