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Exterior of modern office building at night
May 10, 2022

What to consider when installing multiple flooring types in commercial locations

All over the country, many of us enter numerous outlets, such as shopping centres and restaurant complexes on a regular basis – most weekends, these…

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Feet walking on hot desert floor
February 1, 2022

Underfloor heating: all the questions you need to answer

I have written before about the collaborative work carried out within the CFA manufacturers’ committee, and how utilising different viewpoints helps to create guidance…

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Young man considering career in flooring
January 20, 2022

Flooring is exciting! Now to persuade the younger generation…

A hugely significant challenge in our flooring industry is taking place right now and it really is time for us all to act. Whilst sustainability,…

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Snowy branches in winter
December 9, 2021

Beware wayward installations in winter weather

While packing for my annual holiday to take me to warmer climes this year, I couldn’t help thinking what the weather would be like on…

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October 27, 2021

Choosing the ideal training for you and your team

It’s been a few years now since I sat at a CFA Summer Ball and listened to Garry Bateman preparing for his role as CFA…

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October 8, 2021

Sensing the pressure: perusing the plethora of possibilities with PS

The terminology ‘PS’ raises its head more within flooring these days. But what is PS, what are the benefits, and are there any pitfalls? I’d…

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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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