Sunday, November 17, 2019

TILES

Modern Mosaics

Mosaics: material options, design trends, installation systems, and grouting. Offering a wealth of design possibilities, mosaics are an...

Sophisticated Surface Solutions

Large format porcelain offers unrivalled project potential. By Nicola Tresadern UK Marketing Manager Porcelanosa Group Ltd. With more than...

Reinventing Ceramics

Sourcing and using decorative and reproduction tiles. Craven Dunnill Jackfield produces the finest quality ceramic wall and floor...

Tiling in Three Dimensions

Surface relief: 3D tiles and upcoming design trends. It is not difficult to understand the attraction of three-dimensional...

Surface Solutions

Lightweight porcelain slabs: A quiet revolution in surface specification. By Colin Stanyard Group Technical Manager Domus Group. Over the...

Geometric Tiling Formats

Tiling topography: Thinking beyond squares and rectangles. By Marcus Bentley Managing Director Solus Ceramics. While there will always be...

Authentic Encaustic Tiles

Specifying encaustic floor tiles for new build and restoration projects. By Adrian Blundell Production Director Craven Dunnill Jackfield. Craven...

Swimming pool tiling

New Bremnes Ungdomsskule pool delivers a complete tile concept using Rako's Object collection. By Ann Simms, Annagram for...

VINYL / LVT

Sheet vinyl flooring

Easy to maintain, flexible and hard-wearing. By TOM ROLLO INTERNATIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR POLYFLOR UK. With a multitude of building materials at an architect’s or specifier’s disposal,...

Safety flooring

Designing with dementia in mind: Why a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach doesn’t apply to safety flooring. By Elizabeth Butch, UK Marketing Manager, Healthcare and Education, Tarkett UK. IN...

Resilient flooring

Renovate and renew rather than replace. By ALEC STACEY TECHNICAL MANAGER BONA. FOR the past 100 years wood flooring experts, Bona, has focused exclusively on wooden...

Luxury vinyl tiles

LVT: versatile, realistic designs for imaginative floors. By Paul Barratt Managing director Karndean Designflooring. KARNDEAN Design flooring has for many years been the most ‘go-to’ choice...

Sport flooring

Why quality will give you a sporting advantage. By Navjot Dhillon Marketing MANAGER & NICK EGAN TECHNICAL MANAGER GERFLOR UK. A KEY function of sports flooring...

Loose lay vinyl

Authentic designs, installed in no time. By Paul Barratt Managing director Karndean Designflooring. LOOSE lay vinyl is a unique format of luxury vinyl tile (LVT), boasting...

ADHESIVES AND GROUTS

Advanced adhesives

Next generation fixing solutions: How gel technology adhesives offer ease of specification. By Gareth Lewis Technical and Specification Manager Kerakoll UK. Kerakoll’s Biogel, the recipient of...

Lightweight Adhesives

Tomorrow’s tiling adhesives are available today. By Jason Brunt Ceramic Product Manager Mapei UK. Why do we need light weight adhesives? The simple answer is we...

Choosing grout by style, trend & functionality

50 Shades: The art of specifying coloured grouts. By Steve Ball Commercial Director Laticrete UK. While it was reported in a similar article in last year’s...

Tiling to Anhydrite Screeds

Specifying system solutions for tiling on to anhydrite screeds. By Mandy Searle Head of Technical Services Norcros Adhesives. Mandy Searle outlines the main technical issues which...

CARPET / CARPET TILES

Broadloom carpet

Carpets that are right for the task at hand. HOW broadloom carpet is constructed and what it’s made from dictates performance and appearance, so understanding...

Sustainability of carpet tiles and LVT

Designing with climate in mind. By JON KHOO REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER INTERFACE. THERE’s no question sustainability has increasingly become part of our everyday lives and we’re...

Carpet tile manufacturing

Workplace design: Pushing the creative limits of commercial flooring. By Olha Hanzlik, UK Marketing Manager, Workplace & hospitality, Tarkett UK. THE world of work is changing,...

Carpet tiles

Designed to combine for beautiful floors. By SAMANTHA DAWE MARKETING MANAGER EMEA SHAW CONTRACT. AS an interior designer when you’re designing a space, there really are...

Bespoke carpet tiles

Popularity grows for a flexible, stylish, adaptable option. By LISA TOMLIN CEO CARPET & FLOORING. HOW and why did bespoke carpet tiles become one of the...

UNDERLAY

IMO underlay

Specialist underlays for safety at sea. By LAURA ASHALL MARKETING DIRECTOR INTERFLOOR. FLOORING and accessories must fulfil certain fire protection requirements in order to be used...

Rubber underlay

Underscoring underfoot comfort and quality. By LAURA ASHALL MARKETING DIRECTOR INTERFLOOR. TODAY’s consumers want quality products which offer high levels of comfort and are fit-for-purpose. They’re...

Foam underlay

The secret to better performance. By Richard Bailey Managing Director Floorwise. THE popularity of recycled polyurethane foam underlay in the domestic sector, owing to weight, performance...

TILING SYSTEMS

Underfloor heating

Understanding modern underfloor heating technologies. By Carl Stokes Head of Marketing Schlüter-Systems Ltd. The increasing focus on a low-carbon future and improved energy efficiency is leading...

Moisture Meters

The vital role of moisture meters when assessing sub-floors for tiling. By Ronan Carrigy Marketing and Sales Manager Tramex Meters. Why do we still hear about...

Entrance Matting

Entrance matting: Specifying an effective first line of defence. By Michael Gadney Sales Director Genesis Global Systems Limited. Genesis Entrance Mattings are extremely versatile products that...

Wetrooms

A single-source solution helps wetrooms to go the distance. By Carl Stokes Head of Marketing Schluter Systems Ltd. There are so many elements to consider in...

Substrate Solutions

Specifying for fast track projects. By Gareth Lewis Technical and Specification Manager Kerakoll UK. Every specifier will have projects that need speeding up, either because of...

SUBFLOORS

Smoothing compounds

Fundamental in durability and appearance of floors. By Stewart Plant, Technical Manager, Uzin. HOW important are smoothing compounds? Whether in a newbuild or refurbishment, choosing the...

Moisture problems in subfloors

How long does a concrete slab take to dry? By Kelvin Rynhart, Sales Manager, Tramex Moisture Meters. FOR concrete and cementitious screeds to receive a floorcovering...

Fibreboard subfloors

Specifying an engineered and sustainable Hardboard. By Peter Jones Managing director Finnish Fibreboard (UK). WHAT to look for when choosing a fabricated underlay. A fabricated underlay is...

Damp-proof membranes

Protecting yourself against the perfect storm. By Neil Roberts Market manager Tremco. C LIMATE change is rarely out of the news these days. Following another wet...

Plywood subfloors

The critical importance of plywood in subfloor bases. By GARY SCOTT MANAGING DIRECTOR HANSON PLYWOOD. THE quality of general commercial hardwood plywood has steadily declined as...

WOOD

Bespoke wood flooring & herringbone

Manufacturing and innovation in wood flooring. By Martyn Ryder Managing Director The Solid Wood Flooring Company. WE’RE all familiar with engineered wood flooring which can be...

Wood floor finishes

Specifying finishes for wood floors. By Alec Stacey technical manager Bona. AN effective specification for wood floor treatment in commercial areas and busy homes should be...

Engineered wood flooring

Humble but tough: flooring with a difference. By MARCEL THOMAS MARKETING MANAGER SOLUS CERAMICS. Origins and development of engineered wood flooring Engineered flooring can be dated as...

LAMINATE

Laminate

Increased practicality in commercial environment. By James Erskine Sales manager Pergo Professiona. WITH continued technical innovation that has led...

FAÇADES

Ventilated Ceramic Façades

Supreme surfaces: Specifying and installing mechanically-fixed ventilated ceramic façades. By Werner Ziegelmeier Agrob Buchtal. One of the key features...

UNDERFLOOR HEATING

Underfloor heating systems

Understanding modern underfloor heating technologies. By CARL STOKES HEAD OF MARKETING SCHLüTER-SYSTEMS ltd. FOCUS on a low-carbon future and...

MAINTENANCE

Care & Maintenance

Stone, ceramic and porcelain care: The benefits of specifying a bespoke solution. By Lisa Breakspear Sales & Technical Director FILA UK. Stone, porcelain and ceramic are...

MATTING

Primary entrance matting

Entrance mat systems for effective dirt reduction. By Graham Harris UK GENERAL MANAGER Emco UK Ltd. ENTRANCES are what...

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability

The development of eco-sensitive tiling adhesives and grouts. By Jason Brunt Ceramic Product Manager Mapei UK. At Mapei we...

Environmental Assessment

Go thin or go home…or should we? By Pete Brown Director Bedrock Tiles Bigger, thinner, cheaper, and faster seem...

TRIMS

Movement joints

Specifying movement joints into your flooring project. By Carl Stokes Head of Marketing SCHLüTER-SYSTEMS ltd. THE designer specifying a...

Trims and stair-nosings

Unlimited freedom of design. By MICHAEL GADNEY SALES DIRECTOR GENESIS. VISION offers a range of premium profiles for commercial...

DISTRIBUTION

Distribution dynamics

Perfect partners: Selecting a specialist ceramic tile distribution partner. By Stephen Baker Sales & Marketing Director Solus Ceramics. The...

FLOORING ADHESIVES

Adhesives for resilient floorcoverings

How to get stuck into adhesive specification. By Stewart Plant, Technical Manager, Uzin. There are many different types of adhesives available to install resilient floorcoverings such...

Wood floor adhesives

Development of high performance wood flooring adhesives. By Alec Stacey Technical manager Bona. WOOD floor adhesives: a history Wood flooring has been present in buildings for hundreds...

SAFETY

Determining Slip Resistance

Slip Resistance: Test methods and surface finishes. By Rebecca Norman Marketing Manager BluePrint Ceramics. BluePrint Ceramics prides itself in...

LINOLEUM / RUBBER

Rubber flooring

Two product lines - endless possibilities. By CARMEL CYGAN COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER NORA FLOORING SYSTEMS UK. IF specifiers are committed...

Linoleum

From retro to revered. By Elizabeth Butcher, UK Marketing Manager, Healthcare and education Tarkett UK. LINOLEUM ticks all...