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With all the latest retail flooring news stories and unique features to your desktop, tablet or smartphone, Tomorrow's Retail Floors is your retail flooring magazine.
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Tomorrow’s Retail Floors is the go-to online publication for flooring retailers, providing coverage on the latest news, opinions and advancements in the residential flooring industry. The magazine’s unique digital format enables readers to
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Abingdon Flooring New Machines
As it looks towards increasing production capacity and boosting efficiency, Abingdon Flooring has invested in several new 1/10th gauge high-speed CAM tufting machines. Enabling the manufacturer to significantly increase annual production while
Beaulieu 60 Years
Beaulieu Flooring Solutions has announced an exciting year of customer- and employee-focused celebrations ahead to mark 60 years since the founding of the Beaulieu Company. To kick off festivities, Beaulieu Flooring Solutions will exhibit at tradeshows
Faus to Exhibit at Domotex USA
Faus International Flooring, Spanish producer of laminate flooring and premium wall sections, will be exhibiting during the first edition of Domotex USA. The event will take place in Atlanta, starting from 28th February - 2nd of March. With its
Elecosoft acquires active online
Elecosoft plc, construction software provider, has announced its acquisition of active online GmbH (active online), a visualisation software business specialising in soft furnishings and materials. active online provides visualisation software to
Ramsey's Renovation
A family-run kitchen and bathroom showroom, based in Nottingham, has undergone a £150,000 renovation as it enters its 47th year in business. After five years of blood, sweat, tears and challenges, Ramsey’s, based in Long Eaton, has just
Lacipida Fundraises £1K
Stone and tile retailer Lapicida has raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, fielding two teams to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. A ten-strong Walking Team, headed by Lapicida’s Head of Operations Steve Halpin, who
Karndean Inspire Studio
Luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring has officially launched Karndean Inspire Studios, a new concept in retail showrooms that will provide a unique and fulfilling customer experience. The first Karndean Inspire Studio has opened at
Walls and Floors New Employees
Walls and Floors has appointed Jason West as its Wholesale and Distribution Area Sales Manager for the South Wales and M4 Corridor areas. This move comes as part of the company’s plans to strengthen its Wholesale and Distribution support in all
Flooring Show 2018 Success
This year’s Flooring Show, it’s 56th edition and the first run by its new owners Ocean Media Group, has been declared a success by leading exhibitors. The three-day show, which opened from 16th-18th September at the Harrogate Convention
Ravertherm Renamed Polyfoam XPS
Ravatherm UK, the PolyFoam XPS insulation manufacturer, has been acquired by a private investor. The deal means that, from 1st October 2018, the Hartlepool-based business will operate under a new name - PolyFoam XPS. The company’s manufacturing
FN Neuhofer New Warehouse
Floor systems supplier FN Neuhofer has made further progress in its commitment to expansion with a new 2,500 m² warehouse, built in August. Commenting on the new addition, Managing Director Franz Neuhofer said: “We had the good fortune to
BIG VP Plans for Growth
The new Beaulieu Flooring Solutions Vice President, James Neuling, is building on expertise and organic growth with more investments and acquisitions to support the global flooring industry. Beaulieu Flooring Solutions, a division of the Beaulieu
CarpetRunners Shortlisted for Award
Grimsby-based CarpetRunners.com has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year award. CarpetRunners.com beat off some tough competition to make the regional shortlist, with a
LDP New Wilton Rugs
Louis de Poortere is set to launch brand-new Original Wilton Rugs, a hand-finished collection available in three qualities and 16 sizes from stock. Tempting homeowners with Richelieu Velours in 40 colours and President in 16 colours, Louis de Poortere
Made in Heaven Wins Award
From over 100 entries, the Made in Heaven polyester carpet collection from Balta Carpets has been awarded a National Flooring Innovation Award. In the inaugural awards, judged by key industry figures and Deborah Barker, editor-in-chief of Homes &
Grosvenor Wilton Willow Tea Rooms
Grosvenor Wilton is delighted to announce its partnership with the Mackintosh at the Willow in Glasgow, reopened by the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay. The historic location was saved in 2014 by registered charity 'The Willow Tea Rooms Trust' which has
EPLF
Members of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) recently held a meeting in Germany to set the course for new research projects. Under the chairmanship of recently-elected Eberhard Herrmann (Classen) and with topics driven by Jasper de
Grand Designs Live Birmingham
Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to Birmingham’s NEC from 10 – 14 October 2018. This inspiring event promises to break through the conventional limitations in home building to offer visitors the
Sylka Carpets Decorex 2018
SYLKA, one of the world’s top producers of luxury carpets and rugs, has announced that is once again returning to the Decorex International show. Having enjoyed fantastic success in previous years, the world-renowned brand will be showing off its
Stroolmount New Direction
In a move to enhance its brand, solutions specialist Stroolmount has invested in new packaging, new point-of-sale display stands and a new-look website. Gill Finch, from Stroolmount, explained the new direction: “Our specialist products are moving
ADP Distribution Balta Carpets
ADP Distribution, visual merchandising specialist, has partnered with Balta Carpets to offer a professional installation, distribution and project management service for Balta’s brand-new Made in Heaven range of luxury carpets. Working with Balta
Balterio Master Installer
The Academy for Excellence has announced a new accreditation scheme for installers of laminate brand Balterio. The Balterio Master Installer programme delivers a suite of benefits for professional fitters, most notably a Lifetime Warranty on all
Domotex Worldwide
Known for its flagship DOMOTEX event in Hannover, the DOMOTEX Worldwide portfolio is also growing in recognition year on year and is now expanding with the addition of a new location. For over 30 years, DOMOTEX has been helping exhibitors to present and
Tapi New Store Opening
Specialist in carpets and flooring Tapi Carpets has opened its 100th store, in Milton Keynes. A third-generation member of the Harris family, which itself has over 75 years’ experience in customer service, carpets, and flooring, Tapi CEO Martin
Roberto Cavalli Tiles at Real Stone & Tile
Tile and bathroom specialist Real Stone & Tile, based in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, has been selected as the exclusive stockist of Roberto Cavalli tiles in the North West. Roberto Cavalli, the high-end Italian designer known for exotic prints and
DOMOTEX 2019 Framing Trends
Preparations for the upcoming floorcoverings show DOMOTEX 2019, which will run from 11–14 January 2019, are already in full swing and dedicated university teams are working on visionary concepts which will be on display at the special "Framing
Atkinson and Kirby Website
Timber flooring specialist Atkinson & Kirby has launched its new website to enhance the overall user experience for visitors. Users can now enjoy enhanced navigation and functionality, making the experience much more accessible. The new visually
Havwoods Greenwich Property
Wood flooring from Havwoods was specified by Suzzanne Brewer Architects for a new-build property in Greenwich. As Britain’s oldest conservation area, Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a historical site of significant architectural
Atkinson & Kirby Brochure
Timber flooring specialist, Atkinson & Kirby has published a new specification brochure, showcasing its new trend-led flooring ranges. The new user-friendly guide contains full product information for Atkinson & Kirby’s trend-led flooring
CFS New Underlay
CFS, a distributor of flooring products designed specifically for the healthcare, commercial, education and residential sectors, has announced the launch of a new acoustic underlay range, made from mostly recycled products. Containing a mix of different
EqoBalance Green Product Award
Beaulieu Yarns, global supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and polypropylene yarns, is the proud recipient of the Green Product Award 2018 Material category for its EqoBalance family of “biomass-balance” yarns. EqoBalance, the first
Surface Design Awards 2019 Open
The Surface Design Show has proudly announced that entry to the 2019 Surface Design Awards is now open. Now in their seventh year, the Awards will not be short of variety, with projects entries from 16 different countries entering in 2018. There are 13
Avenue Available Ireland
Retailers and homeowners across Ireland can now get their hands on all the latest styles and innovations in residential cushion vinyl flooring, as Avenue has made its full 2018 collection available in the country. With big updates to the hugely popular
B.I.G New Acquisitions
Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) has announced the acquisition of two privately-owned companies, Beaulieu Canada and Beaulieu Australia, which will be integrated into its Flooring Solutions business unit. The transactions closed at the end of
Interfloor at Flooring Show
The UK manufacturer with a reputation for quality products and excellent customer service, Interfloor, will be showcasing its underlay and edgings innovations at this year's Flooring Show in Harrogate from 16th-18th September on Stand B16/31. New to its
British Wool New Website
British Wool has launched a new website, designed specifically to support its manufacturing and retailing partners.  The new site provides access to some of the latest market research carried out by British Wool, providing valuable insight into the
Fox Marble Turkish Bathouse
Opulent marble from Fox Mable was used for a bathroom renovation inspired by the hedonistic hammams of Turkey and the Balkans. The five-bedroom detached villa in a quaint Hertfordshire village is home to an entrepreneur and business executive, who
Lano BGNFS
With developments throughout its portfolio, including showing the brand-new Pashmina polyester collection, Lano’s presence at the Buying Groups National Flooring Show saw it demonstrate why it continues to be one of the industry’s most highly
LDP at BGNFS
Visitors to this year’s Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS) saw Louis de Poortere showcase its latest in-house collections, alongside rugs resulting from its partnership with British design house Romo. Louis de Poortere has worked with the
wooden floor store
One of Scotland’s leading flooring suppliers, The Wooden Floor Store, has opened a 2,000 sq. ft. London boutique in the first phase of its ambitious growth plans. The new showroom on Fulham Road in Parsons Green is expected to increase the annual
Moduleo Exhbitions
Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Moduleo is celebrating after an impressive start to the 2018 exhibition season with stands at London’s Retail Design Expo, held at Olympia London, and a three-day stint at Clerkenwell Design Week. The events,
Decorex 2018
Decorex, the show of choice for the luxury interiors and design market, returns to the historic location of Syon Park for the 41st year. Once again the opening destination of The London Design Festival, the 2018 edition will run from the 16th to the
Balta at BGNFS
The luxury of Balta’s Made in Heaven carpet collection proved a highlight at this year’s Buying Group’s National Flooring Show,held on 15th and 16th May in Solihull, with visiting retailers captivated by the range’s luxury styles
Surface Design Awards Judges
The judging panel for the 2019 edition of the Surface Design Awards has been announced. The awards celebrate progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces for both interior and exterior projects in the built environment and attract high interest
Real Stone & Tile Interior Design
Tile and bathroom suite retailer Real Stone and Tile, located in Cheadle, has partnered with interior design specialist Debra Carroll Interiors to launch a brand new service for their customers. After nearly ten years in the industry, Debra Carroll
SYLKA Yacht and Aviation Awards
Producer of luxury rugs and carpets SYLKA has won the flooring category at this year’s Design et al, International Yacht and Aviation Awards. Held in the beautiful Italian city of Venice, the awards saw some of the leading lights in the world of
Topps Tiles Excellence in Retail
Tile specialist Topps Tiles scooped the Excellence in Retail award at The Tile Association Awards 2018. The renowned event was attended by the tiling industry’s most respected professionals, who gathered to celebrate standards of excellence in
Tapi has joined TFO
Tapi has joined The Furniture Ombudsman (TFO) to further its ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction. Tapi represents a chain of stores across the UK, specialising in carpets, laminate flooring, vinyl, and luxury vinyl flooring. Becoming a member
Craven Dunnill Floor Tile of the Year
Craven Dunnill has been voted winner of The Floor Tile of the Year 2018 in The Tile Association’s (TTA) Awards for its Chev Wood range of high-definition, parquet-styled, porcelain tiles. This is the sixth time in eight years the company has won
MTW Research Report Floooring
The new 2018 floorcoverings market report from MTW Research suggests the children’s carpet market continues to underpin optimism for the floorcoverings market, whilst wood and laminate sales continue to grow share of the UK flooring market.  
2018 UK Home Renovation
The outlook for the 2018 home renovation market remains strong despite increasing business costs, according to the 2018 Houzz UK State of the Industry report. Houzz UK Ltd, an online platform for home renovation and design, has released the 2018 Houzz
Digital Insight Report
Carpetright is finding success online despite the firm’s financial struggles, a new report has revealed. A digital insight report, produced by Chester-based digital marketing specialists Inside Online, has ranked 38 of the leading websites within
Stone Federation and Stone Gallery Renew
The natural stone industry’s lead body, Stone Federation Great Britain, has renewed its support for Surface Design Show’s Stone Gallery. Held annually in the heart of London’s design district, Stone Gallery brings together suppliers of
Havwoods New Launches Wood
International wood flooring brand Havwoods will celebrate the creativity of wood, showcasing bold forms and product developments for both the residential and contract projects market at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. The latest trend for
Moduleo LVT Showcase CDW
Luxury vinyl flooring specialist Moduleo will showcase its latest designs at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) and provide an exclusive preview of new lines launching later in the year. The Belgian-headquartered company exhibited at CDW for the first time
Karndean Designflooring Clerkenwell Design Week
Specialist in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring is returning to the heart and home of design, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), for its 8th consecutive year this May in celebration of its 45th anniversary. Visitors of the event, which takes
Carpet & Flooring Rerouting Journey
Carpet and Flooring, distributor of flooring products designed specifically for the healthcare, commercial, education and residential sectors, has made a commitment to reduce carbon use within the industry by rerouting the delivery journeys its fleet of
Connection Retail Nine New Stores
A fast-growing online flooring retailer is investing over £1 million in the opening of nine new ‘bricks and mortar’ stores across the UK in 2018. Connection Retail has already opened four stores this year – in Newport, Swindon,
CarpetRunners.com International Expansion
Family carpet business CarpetRunners.com has announced international expansion plans after posting record turnover during 2017. The third-generation company, which started with a carpet shop in Grimsby, will expand into 20 countries over the next two
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT UNITES TILING INDUSTRY
Macmillan Cancer Support is uniting with nine companies from the construction, electrical and home improvement sector for their Just Say the Word male cancer campaign. Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery, CEF, ISG, Mace, Selco Builders Warehouse, telent
DOMOTEX 2019 Keynote Theme
The new keynote theme for DOMOTEX 2019, which will be held from 11th-14th January 2019, is CREATE’N’CONNECT: New Designs for a Connected World, organisers have announced.  Both exhibitors and visitors enthusiastically embraced the 2018
Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show
Some 14% of homeowners in the South East would prefer to renovate their property rather than relocate, with a fivefold national rise since 2013, according to the latest figures released by Hiscox’s Renovations and Extensions Report 2018. For those
Brits Choose Independent Floorinng Retailers
The nation opts for independent flooring retailers over e-zines, glossy home interest titles and social media channels when it comes to getting trusted advice and interiors inspiration, new research has shown.  Over half (52%) of 1,000 homeowners
CFS 40 Years of Heritage
CFS, a distributor of innovative flooring products designed specifically for the healthcare, commercial, education and residential sectors, has marked its 40 years of heritage with a campaign that celebrates industry developments over the past four
Craven Dunnill New Tile Catalogue
When it comes to fresh inspiration for ceramic floor and wall tiles, Craven Dunnill’s new 175- page catalogue is an excellent customer sales tool. Packed with over 80 distinctive and versatile ranges, all predicted to have broad appeal, Craven
Atkinson & Kirby New Sales Manager
Atkinson & Kirby has boosted its growing specification team with the appointment of Andrew Smyth as Specification Sales Manager for London and the South East. Prior to his role at Atkinson & Kirby, Andrew worked with some of the industry’s
GRAND DESIGNS LIVE FREE TICKETS
Here at Tomorrow’s Retail Floors we have teamed up with Grand Designs Live to offer you, our readers, the chance to claim one of 500 free pairs of tickets, worth up to £34 each, to this year’s event, at London’s ExCel from
CRUK at Buying Groups Flooring Show
Carpet Recycling UK will be attending the 2018 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show, from 15th- 16th May, offering recycling advice and encouraging more retailers to start carpet takeback schemes. Laurance Bird, CRUK Director said: “Clean
EGGER starts construction in USA
In July of last year, the EGGER Group announced that it would build a wood-based material factory in Lexington, North Carolina. A first step has been taken with the ground-breaking ceremony for the office building on site. In early 2019, around 80
New President for the Society of British and
The Society of British and International Design (SBID) has appointed Diana Celella as the new SBID President for the term 2018 - 2020. Succeeding SBID’s Founding President, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, Diana is committed to further developing SBID’s
MODULEO NEW SHOWROOM CONCEPT
Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Moduleo has launched an in-store showroom concept- comprising an indoor display, seating area and on-screen product catalogue- in order to create a unique selling experience within its retailer network. Available in two
RAVATHERM NEW TEAM MEMBER
RAVATHERM UK, manufacturer of POLYFOAM XPS insulation, has expanded its team with the appointment of a new technical and specification manager. Enhancing the company’s technical support offering, Rob Firman has over a decade of technical
REAL STONE & TILE SPONSORSHIP
North West-based Real Stone & Tile has donated £2,000 to sponsor Wilmslow Lacrosse Club for the forthcoming season.   The tile and bathroom specialist signed the deal as part of the Lacrosse Development Officer (LDO) sponsorship
KARNDEAN BROCHURE
Karndean Designflooring, expert in luxury vinyl flooring, is unveiling a new-look brochure to present its wide selection of simply beautiful floors that are designed to last a lifetime. New for Spring 2018, the Karndean Designflooring brochure offers an
QSA PARTNERS WITH UZIN
The Academy for Excellence in Flooring has announced a partnership with Uzin, manufacturer of flooring preparation products and installation systems. As part of this partnership, the Academy will also be using tools from the German company’s Wolff
V4 EXPANDS SALES TEAM
V4 Woodflooring, manufacturer of hardwood flooring, has expanded its team with the appointment of a new member of the sales department.   Lee Harris, from Greater Manchester, will work across the North West, including the Cheshire, Manchester,
CRUK UPDATE
Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017, according to Carpet Recycling UK. This represents a diversion rate of 42% - up from 35% and an increase in
GRANORTE AT DOMOTEX 2018
In a hugely stylish masterpiece of stand design, created by famed Italian interior designer, Marco Carini, Granorte demonstrated to Domotex’s 45,000 visitors that cork is in the ascendancy. With a refreshed and more compact collection for 2018,
SDS 2018 BEST YET
Surface Design Show returned to London’s Business Design Centre with a bang this February as over 170 exhibitors from 15 countries showcased the very best in exterior and interior surface materials and treatments. Over 5,000 visitors attended the
QSA FACILITY REFRESH
The Academy for Excellence in Flooring has revealed a makeover to its facility with a refresh of the entire ground floor, showcasing some of the latest laminate, engineered wood and vinyl floors available from Quick-Step. Based in Stockport, Greater
WOOD IDEA BRAND NEW WEBSITE
Wooden doors, flooring and staircase supplier A Wood Idea has recently launched a brand new website, as part of its business development plan. The team, based in the North East, decided to invest in the website last year as an alternative to expanding
UNILIN EU ECOLABEL
UNILIN, division flooring, is the first flooring manufacturer to receive the much-coveted EU Ecolabel for its direct pressure laminate (DPL) flooring. UNILIN’s Pergo and Quick-Step laminate flooring and Pergo Parquet already have the Nordic Swan
REAL STONE & TILE SHOWROOM REVAMP
Tile and bathroom specialist Real Stone & Tile has undertaken a significant investment in its Cheadle, Greater Manchester, showroom to enhance the customer experience. A five-figure sum has been spent developing nine new room displays, including
HOUZZ HOME PRODUCT SHOP
Houzz, the online platform for home renovation and design, has launched its home products marketplace, the Houzz Shop, in the UK. With the Houzz Shop, UK homeowners, design enthusiasts and home professionals can buy more than 100,000 products and
QSA MASTER INSTALLER
After an intensive three-day course, Kris Keegan, Founder of Scotland-based Doors & Floors, is accredited as a Quick-Step Master Installer, benefitting his customers with a lifetime workmanship warranty on all Quick-Step wood and laminate floor
DOMOTEX USA LAUNCHED
Hannover Fairs USA has announced that it will debut DOMOTEX USA, focused on the American residential floor covering industry, from 28th February - 2nd March 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Launched in 1988 in Hannover,
INCREASED TRADE FOR DIY RETAILERS
2018 will present good opportunities for retailers specialising in the building and interior sectors, according to a report (downloadable at www.homemoverreport.com) published by life event data company TwentyCi. The research indicates that both online
WALTON FLOORING CENTRE 2018
Flooring retailer Walton Flooring Centre has revealed exciting growth and expansion plans for the future after an award-winning 2017. The North West-based supplier of both domestic and commercial flooring celebrated a successful year last year after
BONA NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
Bona, wood floorcare specialist, has celebrated its biggest investment ever with the opening of a new distribution centre in Limburg, Germany. The centre doubles the capacity for handling and distributing goods and introduces a number of
QUICK-STEP ACADEMY 2018
Having undertaken a refurbishment of training bays, demonstration and breakout areas, the Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring is all set for 2018; providing course-goers with some of the best floor training facilities in the UK. With 2017
V4 WOODFLOORING NEW LOOK
UK wood floor specialist V4 Woodflooring is gearing up for an exciting 2018 with a host of product and marketing advances that will change the way the company interacts with its customers. A refreshed brand, new website, improved retailer displays and
OCEAN MEDIA GROUP FLOORING SHOW
The Flooring Show, the UK’s national flooring event, has been purchased by Ocean Media Group, provider of exhibitions, events, awards and specialist publications. Owned and organised by Wendy Adams for the past five years, the show has undergone a
ASPECT FLOORING AWARD-WINNING YEAR
After winning its first ever company awards in April, Aspect Flooring has picked up another win and a handful of local and industry nominations this autumn. Aspect won the title of Best B2B Flooring Supplier at the 2017 Greater London Enterprise
LANO AT DOMOTEX
With colour bank updates, novel qualities and a brand-new fibre development, January’s Domotex is looking to be another huge show for Lano Carpets. With a new location due to a shake-up by the organisers, Lano’s stand will continue the
LOUIS DE POORTERE DOMOTEX
Louis de Poortere will be bringing its blend of the new and the vintage to Domotex this January, as it showcases its fine rugs and broadloom carpets. An exclusive collaboration with the Romo Group brings to the market stunning rugs inspired by the
QSA TRAINING SUCCESSFUL YEAR
As the year draws to a close, the Academy for Excellence in Flooring has revealed it’s trained someone for nearly every day of the year, with 350 people passing through its doors for specialist training. Some 146 installers developed their skills
REAL STONE & TILE HELPS THE HOMELESS
Greater Manchester-based tile and bathroom suite supplier Real Stone & Tile has joined forces with its local charity, The Wellspring Stockport, to help homeless and disadvantaged people living in Stockport and the surrounding areas. Earlier in the
EGGER ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
European specialist in wood-based flooring, EGGER has achieved the new ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management standard at both UK sites. The company was the first UK wood-based panel board manufacturer to gain the new accreditation for its Hexham site
SYLKA'S SUCCESS AT DECOREX
One of the world’s top producers of luxury carpets and rugs SYLKA has enjoyed a fantastic reception at Decorex International 2017. The prestigious event saw hundreds of people flock to SYLKA’s stand to see what the firm had to offer. This
QUICK-STEP ONLINE PLATFORM
Selected retailers across the UK are the first to be able to take advantage of MyUnilin, the new online partner platform from UNILIN, the company behind Quick-Step, Pergo, Elka and Balterio. Introduced as part of its customer-centric philosophy, the new
HAVWOODS C-SUITE APPOINTMENTS
International wood flooring specialist Havwoods Ltd has announced the introduction of three senior C-Suite appointments to the company: Tony Lorenz, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Peter Jones, Global Chief Operating Officer and Andrew Barnes, Global
WALTON FLOORING CENTRE RETAILER OF THE YEAR
The Merseyside Independent Business Awards recognised Walton Flooring Centre as Retailer of the Year at their annual awards ceremony on Thursday 12th October, held at the prestigious Titanic Hotel, Liverpool. Walton Flooring Centre is an up and coming
UK Flooring Direct Move
Online flooring retailer, UK Flooring Direct, has moved to a new facility as it looks towards achieving a £100m turnover. Situated in Hinckley, Leicestershire, the new facility provides a central location for the business with easy access to major
CRUK MORE CARPET RETAILERS RECYCLING
Flooring suppliers of all sizes are rising to the challenge of recycling carpets and asking for advice on how they can offer a recycling service, while bringing down their disposal costs, reports carpet recycling and reusing association Carpet Recycling
SYLKA AT METS SHOW
Representatives from SYLKA Marine – one of the world’s leading producers of luxury carpets and rugs for superyachts – will be meeting the crowds at this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam. METS is one of the
BEST AT FLOORING 3 YEARS OF SUCCESS
One of Yorkshire’s newest flooring companies, Best at Flooring, is celebrating three full years of success, having grown extensively since opening its doors in 2015. Starting off as an idea between two people, the company now has two full stores,
STROOLMOUNT FUNDRAISING
UK provider of furniture and flooring-related products, Stroolmount is organising a Charity Ball and Concert to raise money for FORME, a charity which helps research ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Gill Finch, Managing Director of Stroolmount, said:
TOMORROW'S COMP WINNER
Tomorrow’s Contract Floors and Tomorrow’s Retail Floors magazines are delighted to announce the winner of the #TomorrowsComp treasure hunt that we held at The Flooring Show in Harrogate last week. With a little help from his young son, Paul
MODULEO AT SLEEP EXHIBITION
Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Moduleo has chosen Sleep as the place to unveil the exciting new products available in its Impress collection. Five wood, one stone and three abstract designs are being introduced to the existing product portfolio,
WIN M&S VOUCHER
Tomorrow’s Retail Floors and Tomorrow’s Contract Floors will be holding a treasure hunt at the Flooring Show this September. The competition will be open to all attendees and the winner will receive a £50 Marks and Spencer’s gift
LOUIS DE POORTERE DECOREX
At this year’s prestigious Decorex event, rug specialist Louis de Poortere (LdP), will be bringing new designs and colours to its collections of rugs, as well as showcasing its Tailor Made and Les Tisse custom programmes. With two new designs in
POSH FLOORING NEW APPOINTMENTS
Poshflooring.co.uk, the online arm of nationwide retailer Flooring Republic, has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of a new Digital Marketing Manager and Digital Marketing Executive. Alex Humphries has been hired for the role of Digital
KARNDEAN CHARITY GOLF DAY
Kind-hearted staff from luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring have raised £11,000 in support of three charities – Breast Cancer Now, Mentor Link and Evesham Adventure playground – as part of its annual charity golf
DR SCHUTZ NEW WEBSITE
Dr. Schutz UK, the floorcare expert, has updated its website to present a fresh, sleek online presence for the brand. The website has been designed as a one-stop-shop for all internal and external floorcare products, allowing visitors to recognise the
WCFG MARKETING INITIATIVE
The Wool Carpet Focus Group (WCFG), whose membership includes wool carpet and rug manufacturers, buying groups, wool yarn spinners, wool marketing organisations, environmental consultants and more, has launched its first major marketing initiative. The
NEW QSA COURSES
The Academy for Excellence in Flooring is responding to the need for more skilled, industry-qualified fitters with new course dates for this Autumn, along with a refresh of content to include new innovations in flooring and improve the benefits of being
FLAIR RUGS NEW WEBSITE
Flair Rugs has launched its new website, giving consumers an insight into the world of the established rug supplier. Cataloguing the company’s Simplicity and Core collections, as well as detailing the company’s family heritage dating back to
CONNECTION RETAIL
Connection Retail, a flooring retailer headquartered in the North East, is targeting continued growth and job creation with the launch of further stores across the UK. Already well established, the company’s initial, Birtley-based store has seen
FLOORSTORE REBRAND
Yorkshire flooring company Floorstore has recently gone through a fresh rebrand, as well as opening a new store in the centre of Wakefield, creating new jobs for local people in the process. It comes after a successful 2016 in which the company,
SYLKA RETURNS TO DECOREX
World-renowned producer of luxury carpets and rugs SYLKA will be displaying its latest collection at this year’s prestigious Decorex International show. The event, which runs from 17th – 20th September 2017 at Syon Park in London, brings
COSENTINO TKET
Surfaces specialist Cosentino UK is delighted to be supporting The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET) and is offering one of its Elite Studios a 50% scholarship to send a member of their staff on the award-winning foundation degree course in Kitchen Design
INCREASE IN CARPET RECYCLING
Energy generation, equestrian surface materials and even the power of social media raising consumer awareness are all helping to drive growth in the reuse and recycling of waste carpet. Commercial sector demand for sustainability is another factor in
QSA RISE IN LVT COURSES
With nearly 200 professionals now accredited as Master Installers of Quick-Step LIVYN, the Academy for Excellence Flooring is seeing a strong uptake in courses for luxury vinyl flooring. Reflecting the growing stature of Quick-Step LIVYN as one of the
CRUK 2017 AWARDS
Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) held its fourth annual awards ceremony in June to mark the achievements of members who have demonstrated innovation, commitment and best practice in the sector. Guest host Andrew Bird, Chair of LARAC (Local Authority Recycling
KARNDEAN RAISES HUNDREDS FOR HOSPICE
Staff from Karndean Designflooring have raised nearly £1,000 for St Richard’s Hospice by taking part in a charity bikeathon. Team Karndean 'Velo Drones', consisting of five Karndean employees, got on their bikes to cycle 64 miles around the
ARGAND ACQUIRES BRINTONS
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced the sale of Brintons Carpets Limited to funds managed by Argand Partners LP. Brintons is a global manufacturer of specialist woven carpets for residential and commercial
BOSTIK TOUR DE FRANCE
Global adhesive specialist Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for
SURFACE & MATERIALS SHOW
With a new layout and zones, dynamic education programme, innovation hub and much more, this year’s return of the Surface and Materials Show is not to be missed! A valuable aspect of UK Construction Week, The Surface & Materials Show, which
RAPID GROWTH MILEXA ATRAFLOOR
As of June 2017, North West-based interiors company Milexa is seeing a 105% YOY sales growth as new brand Atrafloor sees a rapid rise within the flooring market. Since the official launch of their vinyl flooring brand Atrafloor in March 2017, word of
V4 WOODFLOORING VIRTUAL REALITY CENTRE
A new £3 million design centre in Woking, which will offer architects, builders, specifiers and customers the opportunity to see v4 Woodflooring products in individual room settings, is set to become a reality. Chris Vincent, Owner of v4
MILLIKEN MADE IN THE UK AWARD
Milliken was amongst those to be honoured at Insider's annual Made in the North West Awards on 4th May2017, collecting the top prize for green manufacturer/sustainable manufacturer. The awards recognise the most ambitious and innovative companies
CARPET FITTER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
After its successful comeback in 2016, NICF announced earlier in the year that they would, once again, be running the Carpet Fitter of the Year finals at this year’s Flooring Show. As one of the sponsors of the competition, The Flooring Show is
FLOORING SHOW PLAN YOUR TRIP
The 55th Flooring Show is fast approaching, with over 180 exhibitors preparing for the show and visitors still registering for fast track entry to the show. Plan your trip in advance using the useful links on the Flooring Show website to avoid any last
FLAIR RUGS E-COMMERCE SITE
Reacting to changes in the buying habits of both retailers and consumers, Flair Rugs has launched a new e-commerce website allowing its trade partners to order rugs, access stock availability and monitor deliveries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Gareth
SCS DIRECTOR CONFIRMS DEPARTURE
Long-serving ScS Director Kevin Royal has confirmed he will be departing the business during 2018, after over 35 years of service. Kevin has played an instrumental role in the development of the business and its transformation from a four store
NEW DELIVERY SERVICE FROM AXMINSTER CARPETS
Axminster Carpets has announced a significant improvement in their delivery service to offer faster deliveries and increased flexibility. From 9th June, they will be providing named day deliveries throughout the week as standard on all their carpets and
KARNDEAN AT CDW
Specialist in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring presented its array of bespoke Kaleidoscope sculptures along the official trail at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW)(23rd – 25th May), designed and curated in collaboration
BRITISH WOOL HEAD OF MARKETING
British Wool, the organisation that sells and promotes British-grown wool to the international textile industry, has appointed Graham Clark as its new Head of Marketing. A Masters graduate in Marketing, Graham has come from a background in joinery and
CRUK GROWING RETAILER FOLLOWING
Retailers and flooring contractors are showing a growing interest in diverting waste carpet from landfill and recognising the opportunities that this can generate for their businesses, Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has reported. Speaking after exhibiting at
CERAMIQUE NEW AREA SALES MANAGER
Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has boosted its senior sales team with the appointment of a new Area Sales Manager for the Midlands region. John Nelmes joins Ceramique Internationale from CTD Group, where he spent ten years forming strong
CROWN FLOORS ONLINE PRESENCE
Joining a new and updated carpet portfolio for 2017 is the brand new Crown Floors website, an intuitive online resource that allowing homeowners to find their perfect carpet with grace and precision. The new portal is fully optimised for desktop, tablet
BENCHMARX TEAMS WITH QSA
Kitchen specialist Benchmarx, part of Travis Perkins PLC, has undergone a staff development programme at Quick-Step’s Academy for Excellence in Flooring. With a total of over 600 stores across the country, the commitment of these companies
CORMAR SOUTHERN DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
Carpet manufacturer Cormar Carpets is investing in a new purpose-built distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead, consolidating its regional hub network across the South of England. Work is already underway at the £15m, 130,000 sq ft facility which
VINNIE JONES BGNFS
Arguably the most talked about residential carpet launch in recent years, the Deacon Jones by Crown Floors collection took centre stage at this year’s Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show, helped by an appearance from Vinnie Jones
ASPECT FLOORING CEO OF THE YEAR
The husband and wife team behind Aspect Flooring took the title of CEO of the Year at the European Business Excellence Awards. Laura and Chris Frost, who own Aspect Flooring, were thrilled to collect the award at a black-tie event at Harrogate
SEMINARS FLOORING SHOW
The Flooring Show in Harrogate is once again partnering up with a selection of speakers to bring a full Seminar Programme to industry attendees throughout the three-day exhibition. From 17th to the 19th September, the seminars will take place in the
BROCKWAY CARPETS GROVESNOR WILTON CARPETS
Brockway Carpets (Holdings) Ltd. has announced the acquisition of one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious independent carpet manufacturers, The Grosvenor Wilton Company Limited, heralding a new era for the historic brand. The deal sees
BRINTONS AT CLERKENWELL
Carpet specialist Brintons Carpets has partnered with contemporary artist and filmmaker Shezad Dawood for a pop-up art installation at a brand new creative workplace venue, 132 Goswell Road, to take place over Clerkenwell Design Week (23rd-25th May
CRUK ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Carpet Recycling UK’s 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Event will kick off at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham on 21st June, taking the theme of ‘developing towards a circular economy’ for carpet. CRUK will be celebrating the
KARNDEAN AT IDEAL HOME SHOW
Luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring partnered with house magazine Good Homes at the Ideal Home Show,which ran from 24th March – 9th April in Olympia, London, to bring to life eye-catching roomsets for visitors. Designed by
PORCEL-THIN AT NATURAL STONE SHOW
The Porcel-Thin team appreciates that a rolling stone gathers no moss so they are set to appear at their fourth tradeshow of 2017, the Natural Stone Show, from 25th-27th April on stand G36. As the only UK trade exhibition devoted solely to natural stone,
QSA PARTNERS WITH CARPETRIGHT
Flooring retailer Carpetright is working with the Quick-Step Academy to hold a series of ‘Expert Events’ for its employees; with content covering product, technical and installation across wood, laminate and LVT flooring types. The course
THE PRINCE OF WALES ITALY
The Campaign for Wool and The Woolmark Company have welcomed His Royal Highness (HRH) the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Sala Bianca at Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy. HRH the Prince of Wales toured exhibits from the best Italian wool
BRITISH CERAMIC TILE EXPANDS TEAM
To build upon British Ceramic Tile’s recent growth, Paul Fincken has been brought on board to head up the British Ceramic Tile specification sales team. Paul brings with him a great deal of experience in the specification market. Paul said:
INTERFLOOR AT BGNFS
Interfloor will showcase new contemporary looks for its heritage brands Tredaire and Duralay at this year's Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show (BGNFS), at Cranmore Park on 9th and 10th May, as well as the latest additions to its sales and
CARPET AND RUG AWARDS
This March, the wool flooring industry gathered for the second Campaign for Wool International Carpet and Rug Awards.  The prestigious event was held at Stamford Bridge (home of Chelsea FC) on 15th March, where many attendees were also exhibitors
TILE RETAILER CHARITY CHALLENGE
To mark 30 years in business, tile retailer Walls and Floors has set themselves a special challenge of running 300km in 30 days to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Gavin Spencer, one of the directors at Walls and Floors, is leading a team of staff
CONSENTINO AT CLERKENWELL
The flagship commercial design centre for Cosentino UK, Cosentino City London will be hosting three must-attend events during Clerkenwell Design Week (23rd -25th May 2017) for architects and designers. Located at 28-32 Old Street in the hub of the
LOUIS DE POORTERE AT BGNFS
Visitors to the Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS), which runs from 9th-10th May in Solihull, will be the latest audience to witness the exciting roll out of new products and services from Louis De Poortere, with developments that span the
QUICK-STEP'S MAJESTIC TRAINING SESSION
Quick-Step, manufacturer of designer floors in parquet, laminate and vinyl, proved that its new Majestic laminate collection can put a spring in your step when it was used to train on in a session held by the Quick-Step Cycling Team for the press. During
AVENUE FLOORS NEW WEBSITE
Inspiring at every click of the mouse but also adding an increased element of interactivity, the new Avenue Floors website has been developed with today’s ever-developing digital landscape firmly in mind. The new site, fully optimised for mobile
KARNDEAN ONLINE TOOLS
You can now help your customers to find their perfect floor with the new Style Finder and Moodboard tools from Karndean Designflooring. Luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring is on a mission to help homeowners find the perfect floor for
INSTARMAC BEST COMPANY AWARD
Instarmac Group plc were delighted to secure a position in the prestigious ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For’ for the 8th year at the recent awards ceremony held in London earlier this year. The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies was
THE CONTRACT ZONE
Tiling professionals will be able to discover the latest trends and innovations in the contract sector at this year’s Flooring Show with the introduction of ‘The Contract Zone'. Featuring a central display of the latest trends and innovations
INTERFLOOR NEW APPOINTMENT
Flooring manufacturer Interfloor has appointed Joffrey Godin as Head of International Sales. Mr Godin will strengthen relationships with Interfloor's international customers to scale existing operations and open up new territories. He has a wealth of
WOOL FLOOR SHOW
The Wool Floor Show is to be held at Stamford Bridge, in the grounds of Chelsea FC, this March. As the only event in the trade show calendar that focuses entirely on wool flooring, Wool Floor Show London will run from 15th-16th March Over 23 quality
CDW BOLD NEW DIRECTION
The eighth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will take place from 23rd-25th May 2017. As the annual focus for London’s leading design district, the festival has been modelled to reflect the unique nature of this vibrant and creative London
RECOFLOOR UK TOUR
This summer, Recofloor is planning to visit all its participating flooring distributors across the UK to support them with the UK’s award-winning waste vinyl flooring recycling scheme founded by Polyflor and Altro. The team will be gearing up for
QSA UPDATES COURSE CONTENT
The Academy for Excellence in Flooring has updated Master Installer course content to accommodate Quick-Step’s latest extra-wide and extra-long wood and laminate floors. Introducing Majestic laminate and Massimo engineered wood, the Master
AWARD FOR FLAIR AT JFS
This year’s January Furniture Show, at Birmingham’s NEC, proved a big hit for Derbyshire-based rug specialist Flair Rugs who scooped an esteemed Furniture Award. Taking first place in the ‘Décor’ category was the New
VINNIE JONES AT JFS
Drawing crowds from far and wide, the debut appearance of Vinnie Jones at the January Furniture Show (JFS) proved a fitting, high-impact spectacle, marking the official trade launch of the new Deacon Jones by Crown Floors collection. While
SURFACE DESIGN SHOW 2017
Get set to see thousands of interior and exterior surfaces showcased across three days, as Surface Design Show 2017 returns to London’s Business Design Centre from 6pm on Tuesday 7th February until 5pm on Thursday 9th February. If you haven’t
SALESMARK PARTNERS WITH RYDER
Flooring supplier Salesmark has partnered with transportation specialist Ryder to help improve its transport operation. Seeking a reliable and cost-effective alternative, Salesmark signed a five-year contract hire deal with Ryder. The company now has
FLOOR UPGRADES BIGGEST EXPENDITURE
Upgrading the floor is set to be the highest priority on homeowners’ house improvement lists for 2017, according to a recent study. The latest research from home services marketplace Plentific.com shows that, on average, almost a quarter of
BRINTONS WINS HOUZZ AWARD
Royal Warrant Holder Brintons has received recognition for their residential carpet designs by Houzz. Winning “Best of Design” on the online platform for home renovation and design, the Timorous Beasties Grain Du Bois carpet was selected by
SOLUS CERAMICS QUARTER MAGAZINE
Solus Ceramics, supplier of architectural wall and floor tiles, has launched its ninth issue of Quarter magazine, showcasing its new tile rages and inspirational project case studies. The trend-focused Quarter magazine provides architects and designers
CARPET WASTE DIVERSION RISES
More carpet waste in the UK was diverted from landfill in 2016 with 142,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered for energy, according to latest Carpet Recycling UK figures. This 14% increase on 2015 (125,000 tonnes) represents a diversion rate
YOUNG FLOORING PAIR ON FORBES LIST
Cameron and Declan Christie, of Yorkshire-based UK Trade Furnishings Limited, have been named on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list in the Retail & Ecommerce category.  Founded in 2013 by cousins Cameron, 23, and Declan Christie, 24, UK Trade
SOLUS CERAMICS AT SURFACE DESIGN SHOW
Solus Ceramics, supplier of stylish and unique architectural wall and floor tiles, will be showcasing a number of new tile ranges at this year’s Surface Design Show on stand 102. Visitors to the event will be able to see Solus Ceramics’ brand
BENCHMARX INVESTS IN ACADEMY COURSES
Trade-only kitchen specialist Benchmarx has committed to ensuring its staff are ready to answer customer queries on flooring by booking eight Academy external training days for 2017. This continued commitment to a greater understanding of Quick-Step
FLOORING SHOW 2017
The Flooring Show 2017 will be back at the Harrogate International Centre from Sunday 17th – Tuesday 19th September, and visitor Registration and the Exhibitor List are now live. By taking two minutes to register online, you’ll save yourself
SCS NEW MANAGER
Sofa and carpet specialist, ScS, has announced the appointment of Farren Murphy as Commercial Manager. Farren has a wealth of experience in the flooring industry and, working alongside ScS’ National Flooring Controller, Charles Coombs, and National
POSH FLOORING EXPANSION
Affordable flooring supplier Posh Flooring is going from strength-to-strength following the opening of a new showroom and key personnel appointments. With five warehouses already in place across the UK, the Leeds-based company saw opportunity for further
FLAIR RUGS AT FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS
Flair Rugs was delighted to be recognised at the 2016 Midlands Family Business Awards, a prestigious event bringing together a host of like-minded businesses and business leaders to celebrate their collective successes in the year just gone. Flair fought
NEW CFO FOR BALTA GROUP
Tom Gysens has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer for Balta Group. Tom joined the Balta Group Management Committee on December 1st and will work with Carl Verstraelen on a smooth transition by the end of 2016. Tom started his career in
VINNIE JONES AT FURNITURE SHOW
The popular UK furniture and furnishings event, The January Furniture Show, is set to be a star-studded event, with appearances from a film star and a Manchester United player. Legendary football and movie hard man, Vinnie Jones, is proving he has a
RECOFLOOR AWARDS
Put a spin on your waste vinyl flooring recycling achievements and celebrate the winners’ runs of success at the cricket-themed 2017 Recofloor Awards Event, to be held at London’s world-famous Oval cricket ground on March 29th
INTERFLOOR AT JAN FURNITURE SHOW
Manufacturer of underlay and flooring accessories Interfloor will be showcasing its heritage brands, including Tredaire and Duralay, at the January Furniture Show 2017, held in Birmingham from 22-25 November 2017. Interfloor CEO John Cooper, said: 
TOPPS TILES REWARDS SCHEME
Tile specialist Topps Tiles is excited to announce the launch of its improved loyalty scheme, ‘REWARDS+’, which will be available to traders in over 340 stores nationwide from 3 October. With the new REWARDS+ card, customers earn £2 for
GRANORTE WINNERS AT HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
Cork specialists Granorte won a Silver Award at the House Beautiful Awards 2016 in London. Set in the iconic venue of the British Film Institute, London, this year saw the return of the House Beautiful Awards, a glittering event that brings
MASTER INSTALLER WOOD FLOORING COMPANY
Setting itself apart from other flooring businesses in its area, The Wood Flooring Company Cheshire Ltd, is offering its customers a two-year workmanship warranty through the Quick-Step and Pergo Master Installer accreditation schemes. Long-time advocate
F&X CARPETS TRAIN TO CHINA
The first rolls of carpet to fill the new UK warehouse of F&X Carpets took a very special journey, aboard the first train travelling the ‘New Silk Road’, an overland trade corridor linking China and Europe. As part of a $1trillion
RECOFLOOR AWARDS 2017
Recofloor is inviting entries for its annual 2017 Awards Event that recognises members’ achievements and dedication to the UK’s vinyl flooring recycling scheme. Entries can be submitted online at www.recofloor.org and winners will be
JUNCKERS NEW WEBSITE
Junckers, manufacturer of solid wood flooring for the sports, residential and commercial sectors, has re-launched its website with lots of new design features and inspiring images. An emphasis on larger images shows Junckers’ floors in some of the
NEW GM FOR BAL
Building Adhesives Limited- manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary tiling, flooring and decorating products under the BAL and Dunlop brands- has recently appointed David Hackett as its General Manager.  Formerly Sales &
SCS 15 YEARS IIP
North-East-based ScS, sofa and carpet specialist, is celebrating being accredited with Investors in People status for 15 consecutive years, reaffirming the company’s status as one of the best in the world when it comes to people management, and
QUICK-STEP TO SPONSOR PRO-CYCLING TEAM
After co-sponsoring the pro cycling team, managed by Patrick Lefevere, for the last five years, Quick-Step will return as the title sponsor of the Belgian World Tour team in 2017. Despite no longer featuring on the race kit, Etixx will remain at the head
YOUNGER HOMEOWNERS KEENER TO UPDATE
Millennial homeowners in the UK are active home upgraders, according to the 2016 Houzz & Home survey from Houzz, an online platform for home renovation and design. The survey, of more than 10,300 respondents in the UK and over 225,000 respondents
KARNDEAN NEW ONLINE SHOP
Specialist in luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring is making it even easier for consumers to choose and care for their new floor by unveiling its first online store – via www.karndean.com. It means online visitors are still able to
F&X CARPETS NEW WEBSITE
To coincide with the opening of its new UK warehouse and showroom, F&X Carpets has launched its own website, an online portal giving retailer and end-consumer a convenient and detailed insight into the company and its carpet collections. With the
KARNDEAN COFFEE MORNING
Kind-hearted staff at Evesham-based Karndean Designflooring have raised more than £1,000 in support of this year’s Macmillan Cancer Support, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning (30th September, 2016). Based at its popular Crab Apple Way
CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL WEEK
This October, The Campaign for Wool will mark its seventh successful year with its annual ‘Wool Week’. Taking place from the 10th – 16th, Wool Week will celebrate everything woolly with a week of activities in London. Retailers across
BAL SHORTLISTED FOR AWARDS
Manufacturer of building adhesives, grouts, and associated building products, Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL), has been shortlisted for The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016. The Trentham-based company will now go head-to-head with manufacturers across the
SUCCESS FOR DIESPEKER MD
Flooring specialist Diespeker & Co’s Managing Director, John Krause, recently returned from Poland flushed with success, after representing Great Britain in the 2016 ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships held in
MASTER INSTALLER COURSES GOOD FOR EVERYONE
With Master Installer from the Academy for Excellence in Flooring gaining traction as one of the industry’s most prestigious badges, even experienced installers are revealing they learnt new skills during the three-day course. An installer for
F&X CARPETS NEW UK WAREHOUSE
F&X Carpets has announced a new UK warehouse, based in Preston, which will enable the company to supply cut-lengths on all brand ranges within just three-days and in some cases the very next day. The 42,000ft2 warehouse will have capacity for some
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES ANNUAL REPORT
Flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries has released its seventh annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s growth and success. The online report details Mohawk’s expansion into a global flooring
DESSO WINS CRUK AWARD
Desso, a Tarkett company, has been recognised for its impressive contribution to recycling and presented with a Recycler of the Year Award at this year’s Carpet Recycling UK Annual (CRUK) Conference on 29th June. In the UK last year, approximately
V4, FAXE & FLOORSKILLS JOIN FORCES
V4 Woodflooring, supplier of high-quality real wood floors into retail, has teamed up with Faxe, provider of wood-protection products in Europe, to become sole wholesaler of Faxe’s wood floor treatments and aftercare products in the UK market. The
FRL FLOORING UK DISTRIBUTOR FOR PICCOLO GROUP
FRL Flooring, a subsidiary brand of Flexible Reinforcements Ltd, has been appointed as the UK’s sole distributor for The Piccolo Group. Flexible Reinforcements Ltd has expanded on its 50 years of experience in the distribution of plastics with its
GERFLOR'S A TEAM PLAYER WITH SPONSORHIP OF JUNIOR
International flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor makes it a priority to engage with local charities and deserving causes; so, when a junior football team approached for help with their Under 13 Boys Team, the French flooring giant was only too
DIRECT WOOD FLOORING REVEALS NEW WEBSITE
Direct Wood Flooring is delighted to announce the unveiling of its newly refurbished and fully-responsive website. Designed with the consumer in mind, the site has gone under a complete redesign to optimise the customer purchasing experience. Offering a
V4 WOODFLOORING EXPANDS NORTH WEST REACH
Manufacturer of hardwood flooring, V4 Woodflooring, has expanded its business in the North West with the appointment of a new sales agent. David Chrystall, of West Kirby, Wirral, has worked as a sales agent for 15 years and has more than 30 years
PROFESSIONAL CYCLISTS PUT QUICK-STEP TO THE TEST
Ahead of this year’s Giro d’Italia, Quick-Step built a special warm-up stage for the Etixx – Quick-Step pro cycling team. The manufacturer of engineered hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl design flooring built the stage to put its
QUICK-STEP NEW MASTER INSTALLER
As the lack of young professionals entering the industry remains an ongoing concern for many flooring companies, the Academy for Excellence in Flooring is pleased to announce the latest addition to its group of qualified Master Installers, Sam
KARNDEAN EXPANDS DA VINCI COLLECTION
Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Karndean Designflooring, has greatly expanded on its popular Da Vinci collection with 11 new stone designs and five complementary borders. Bringing the natural beauty and intricate textures of real stone indoors, the
MODULEO HOUSING PROJECT
Wilson Development Ltd chose luxury vinyl flooring from Moduleo for a recent project at The Dial – 17 residential homes in a unique Norfolk location. The company selected the Mountain Oak and Classic Oak from Moduleo’s Impress and Transform
SYLKA CROWNED AS LUXURY BRAND
Producer of luxury carpets, SYLKA, has been named as Luxury Brand of the Unite Arab Emirates for a second year running.  SYLKA, which has offices in London, Majorca and the Middle East, was selected by to win the Luxury Lifestyle Award by a
HOMEBUILDING SHOW
The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show experienced a 12.5% year-on-year exhibitor increase and a 10.5% rise in visitor figures at this year's event, which took place from 14th-17th April at the NEC, Birmingham. As a result, exhibitors at the show,
HOUZZ NEW STUDY
The majority of UK home renovation and design businesses anticipate widespread revenue and profit growth in 2016 (75% and 70%, respectively), according to the 2016 Houzz UK State of the Industry study. The report from the home renovation and design
BRINTONS AT CLERKENWELL
Brintons will be at the centre of the creative hub during Clerkenwell Design Week, as it unveils its new QuickWeave collection and hosts a range of talks from leading interiors experts. Throughout its exciting schedule, Brintons is inviting visitors to
EDEL TELENZO CARPET AWARDS
Alongside colour updates that reflect this year’s hottest interior looks, carpet retailer Edel Telenzo is delighted to announce its newest Liberty collection has been declared Winner of the ‘Residential Tufted’ category at the 2016
AXMINSTER PARTNERS WITH THE WHITE ROOM
Specialist interiors PR agency, In The White Room, has been appointed as the new PR agency for wool carpet specialist Axminster Carpets. Priding itself on truly British design for over two centuries and with an unwavering commitment to traditional
CERAMIQUE EXPANDS TEAM
Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has extended its sales team with the creation of a new Area Sales Manager role for the Midlands.  Chris McCrady, who joins the business from Ceramic Tile Distributors, is tasked with building the
NAMASTE PARTNERS WITH GOODWEAVE
Namaste, wholesaler and retailer of fairly produced products, including a wide selection of Indian made Kilims and flatweaves, has signed up with GoodWeave, the international rug certification scheme which ensures rugs are made child labour free with no
TOPPS TILES NEW WETROOM RANGE
Tile specialist Topps Tiles aims to provide a luxury, high-end look for customers’ bathrooms at an affordable price with its brand new wetroom range. The new range includes everything you need to create a luxury wetroom at home. Topps Tiles have
FLOORING AND TILING SHOW
The wide variety of exhibitors at this year’s Flooring and Tiling Shows means that visitors across all sectors are catered for. The shows are taking place simultaneously, from 18th-20th September, at the Harrogate International Centre and are set
KARNDEAN AT FLOORING SHOW
Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer Karndean Designflooring will show its extended Van Gogh Wood collection at the Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show in Solihull on 10th-14th May. Inspired by reclaimed natural wood materials, the 12 distinct
BROCKWAY AWARD
Wool carpets manufacturer, Brockway Carpets, has scooped a top award for the Best British Wool Carpet, created with the planet in mind. Brockway’s ‘Rare Breeds’ collection won the ‘British Wool Carpet Award’ in The Campaign
BRINTONS AWARD
Royal Warrant holder, Brintons, has been awarded the Woven Carpet Design Installation of the Year Award for its Art Deco inspired carpets at Quaglino’s. Celebrating quality, style and innovation, Campaign for Wool’s International Wool Carpet
SYLKA FINALIST
For the second time in two years SYLKA, the innovators behind the globally acclaimed NuSilk carpet, have been shortlisted for the International Product Design Awards 2016, organised by Design et al and The Design Society. The prestigious annual awards
TOPPS TILES PENNIES
UK tile specialists, Topps Tiles, are celebrating their new partnership with digital money box scheme, Pennies, and the positive impact this has had on its charity fundraising drive. Over 60,000 donations have been made to Topps Tiles’ chosen
BRINTONS VIDEO SERIES
Kidderminster-based carpet manufacturer, Brintons, is continuing to invest in its marketing strategy by launching a series of videos to explore the journey of its carpets from fleece to floor.  The new videos depict the unique history and heritage
QUICK STEP MASTER INSTALLER
After receiving a Certificate of Excellence from B&Q Homefit for his exceptional service levels, Quick-Step Master Installer, Nigel Bawn, has once again received recognition from the DIY retail chain for recording the highest survey-to-sale rate of
KARNDEAN NEW WEBSITE
Luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Karndean Designflooring, is making it even easier for homeowners to view the intricate details and textures of its authentic wood and stone designs, with the launch of its new website - www.karndean.com Offering a