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August 26, 2021

The sound of silence: getting the most from acoustic flooring and underlays

The traditional picture of urban living, ranging from terraced housing through to detached mansions, has gradually changed over time. Mainly driven by the shortage of…

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August 10, 2021

Tiled flooring: the heat is on

Here in the 21st century, we look for improvements to our standards of living and try to move with technology in all walks of life.

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July 9, 2021

Installing wood flooring – it’s not THE SAME AS OTHER FLOORS!

The functionality and natural beauty of wood flooring has been established through centuries of use. A stroll through any National Trust property, church or other…

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June 16, 2021

Why DPMs are a necessity, not a luxury

With the time-pressures inherent in many construction projects today, it is not uncommon to hear flooring contractors question whether damp proof membranes (DPMs) are really…

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June 15, 2021

Tackling the main contractors

A couple of years ago, I attended a CFA subcommittee along with technical managers from other manufacturers of floor coverings, screed boards, acoustic systems and…

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April 27, 2021

Are you really being trained?

Ask anybody who knows me what I should have been if I hadn’t been bitten by the flooring bug and I can bet most would…

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April 26, 2021

Smoothing compounds as wearing surfaces

In the contract flooring industry, most installations are for a new or replacement floor covering. The smoothing compounds required below them won’t be subject to…

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February 10, 2021

Adhesive terminology explained

Look at any technical datasheet, marketing materials or even the adhesive bucket and you will find terminology, pictograms and recommendations that can sometimes be confusing.

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January 14, 2021

Adhesives and wood flooring

Most wood flooring manufacturers (for the purpose of this article I’m only referring to fully-bonded timber, not loose lay laminates or batten-bonded systems) will have…

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December 3, 2020

The challenges of new-builds in retail

This is the time of year when many of us would normally be setting foot in shopping centres to buy Christmas presents, but of course…

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