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July 2021

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Flooring industry mourns death of ITC’s Mr Carpets, John Constable

THE death of John Constable of ITC Natural Luxury Flooring on 9 May has saddened the flooring industry. ‘This has come as a great shock to all of us,’ ITC said in a statement. ‘There are no words to express our feelings on hearing this devastating news. Our heartfelt sympathy ...

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Tarkett publishes white paper on challenges, opportunities for hospital of the future

OBSERVING the severe stress that the Covid-19 pandemic unleashed on healthcare systems ...

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Forbo Flooring Systems joins WorldGBC’s corporate advisory board

The World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) corporate advisory board has welcomed its ...

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Construction and manufacturing sectors borrow the most to fund insurance

The construction and manufacturing sectors are the most likely to rely on ...

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Global flooring market estimated at $457.83bn by 2026

The global flooring market was estimated at $330.30bn in 2020 and is expected to reach $347.65bn in 2021 (a compound annual growth rate of 6% from 2020 to 2026), and is estimated to hit $457.83bn ...

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Installation of the month

Fulfilling the flexibility needs of a Birmingham workplace

CARPET tiles, luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) and heterogeneous vinyl floors from IVC Commercial have been used throughout the interior of a Birmingham workplace provider. In a refurbishment scheme over three phases about 2,500sq m of Birmingham office space, carpet tiles, ...

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F Ball & Co launches Centre of Excellence

F BALL & Co has redesigned and reconfigured the training and demonstration facility at its Staffordshire headquarters, with restyled course content delivered to offer a more dynamic, hands-on learning experience.

The state-of-the-art training facility has been rebranded as the ‘F Ball Centre of Excellence’ to reflect its aim of inspiring the highest levels of professional attainment and knowledge of cutting-edge flooring installation...

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Contractor profiles

Wood works

Alin Cristescu, founder of London-based Fin Wood, and whose family has been in the wood industry for three generations, talks to CFJ in the first of a two-part profile.

SOME come to flooring by accident having had no experience or connection with the sector. But others do have a longstanding connection, whether they’ve joined the family business or have worked with some of the products used to make great floors – wood being a...

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Point of view

The old and the new

DRAGON’s Den sees many entrepreneurs fired up to present their latest ground-breaking gizmo that’s new, simple, profitable, and that, they hope, will change everyone’s lives overnight.

Sadly, many of these ‘innovations’ are not new, are no better than existing alternatives, are often over-valued, and result in the entrepreneur going away empty handed.

Which is why I am asking you a very simple question. Is NEW always better?

Take marketing...

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Help and advice

It’s my party, and I’ll ply if I want to…

Neal arrived onsite to find Freddie’s newly-laid LVT floor was failing dramatically - lifting and buckling like a soggy old trampoline skin. But it wasn’t an adhesive failure this time. So what could possibly have caused it?

THE phone was squawking off its cradle… funny how the panic calls seem to sound different.

‘Ahhhh… Freddie, another problem huh? Oh dear. Ahhh, only halfway through a job and it’s all going wrong.’

‘I see a newbuild,...

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