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5 January 2009

THE STOCKLISTS January 2005

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FlooringNews

BRITAIN’S No. 1 FLOORCOVERING MAGAZINE FOR THE RETAIL AND CONTRACT MARKET

Stocklists delivers for the trade The

Happy New Year!

As the UK’s top title for flooring retailers we’re going to be working hard this year to deliver the information you need to give your business the best chance of success in tough times. In this issue:

Stocklister pages Range data and announcements from top manufacturers and distributors

Flooring News Our detailed section of product news and features about companies, people and events

Voice of the Trade Our popular new feature where key industry figures speak out

Flower on Flooring Industry topics from leading industry commentator Dennis Flower British Wool Column The latest news in natural fibre

Domotex 2009 Our ground plan for the Hannover show

Interiors Show Preview A snapshot of this important furnishing show in Birmngham later this month

Regional Wholesaler Directory Our new feature to help you find suppliers in your area

Flooring factsheets Reference guides for key flooring issues: • Carpet trouble-shooter • Carpet care • Fibre types Pattern book changes • • Underlay guide

The Stocklists Classified Sales, services and situations vacant

WE REACH FURTHER, SO YOU CAN AIM HIGHER! BRITAIN’S NO. 1 FLOORCOVERING MAGAZINE FOR THE RETAIL AND CONTRACT MARKET

Stocklists New Regional Wholesalers Directory

Your local service guide - see pages 10 & 11

The

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS!

Page No Telephone Price list date

Index

Monthly ‘Stocklisters’ shown in BOLD

s AFS...............................................................................................................13.......020

8805 8620 ..........September 2008 .......

= BRITISH WOOL.....................................................................29, 34, 35.......01274 688 666 ..........—................................ H BROCKWAY

CARPETS LTD. .....................................................14.......01562 828200............8/8/2006 ....................

H BRONTE

..................................................................................................15.......01282 862736............—................................

H CARPETS

OF KIDDERMINSTER. .....................................18 ,19.......01299 827477............1/3/2006 ....................

o CARPENTER .........................................................................................16.......01457

s COLUMBIA

FLOORING ................................................................17.......0208 443 3322 ..........—................................

H CONTEMPORARY H EDEL TELENZO. H FELLS

LIFE ...........................................................................—.......01254 296829............—................................

........................................................................................37.......01422 374417............—................................

CARPETS..................................................................................20.......01977 662211............—................................

n FITA................................................................................................................47.......01159

n FLOORSTYLE .............................................................................................49.......01892 n FLOORWISE H FURLONG s LITTNER H LOUIS

861141............—................................

506836............—................................

752400............—................................

.........................................................................................BC.......01509 673974............—................................

FLOORING ..............................................................22, 23.......01772 696787............January 2007

HAMPTON ......................................................................—.......0208 520 8474 ..........—................................

DE POORTERE.....................................................................—.......0032 56 393 316.......—................................

H MOHAWK................................................................................................21.......01282 n NICF ..............................................................................................................36.......0115

606992............—................................

958 3077 ..........—................................

s RACKHAMS ...........................................................................................24.......02085319225 .............Jan/Feb/Mar

2009.......

© SELECT FLOORING.................................................................................45.......01945 420222............—................................ s SOLENT

WHOLESALE CARPET CO. LTD ........................25.......01243 774623............Jan-Feb 2009...............

n STAIRRODS s

FlooringNews

Domotex 2009 preview

Looking forward to the highlights of Hannover......29-34

Retailers hold their nerve for year ahead

Special survey of prospects for 2009...............................49

Interiors, Birmingham preview

Flooring and more at the NEC later this month..........46

What’s on in 2009

A diary of the top events in the year ahead ..................39

Cormar steps to heaven

Dreamy bedroom collection with colourful choice .....27

Axminster earns its stripes

Simply Natural adds extra fashion....................................39

Luxury nylon

Touching story of Mohawk’s Durasoft fibre...................27

‘Flooring needs green catch-up’

Laurence Bird is our Voice of the Trade .........................44

Flower on Flooring

Sound advice - a look (and listen) at acoustics .............43

British Wool Column ........................................34,35 Classified ..................................................................50, IBC

FlooringFactsheets

SUPERTEX FURNISHING LTD ................................................26.......01772 457070............—................................

Woolsafe: the carpet care guide............................4-5

THE ESTIMATORS ....................................................................................—.......01782 566626............—................................

Pattern book..................................................................8

nT n

UK LIMITED ............................................................39.......01207 591176............—................................

5 January 2009

Published by Mayville Publishing Co Ltd 219 West Ella Road, West Ella, Hull HU10 7SD Tel: 01482 659396 Fax: 01482 659397 www.thestocklists.com Sales Manager: Diane Martin diane@mayvillepublishing.co.uk Publication Manager: David Spragg. Founded by Roy Spragg in 1973.

& E DISPLAY GROUP .......................................................40, 41.......0121-585 7600 ..........—................................

n THE

WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.....................................4, 5.......01943 850817............—................................

n TRIPLE

KING.................................................................................................1.......01274 582056............—................................

H VICTORIA .................................................................................................._.......01562

749300............—................................

= WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND...............................................................33.......01943 603888............—................................ H carpets/rugs/tiles © woods/laminates/smooths n accessories/services/organisations = fibres o underlay s wholesalers/distributors l adhesives

Carpet trouble-shooter.............................................6-7 Wholesaler Directory NEW ...........................10-11

Carpet types ..................................................................9

Underlay........................................................................12 ISSN 0950-5024  Mayville Publishing Co. Ltd. 2009 Issue: 405 Every care is taken in compiling this magazine, but the proprietors assume no responsibility in the effects arising therefrom.

Flooring factsheet Carpet care guide from WOOLSAFE The WOOLSAFE Mark has gone Green! The WOOLSAFE Organisation has teamed up with ecolabelling authorities Green Seal and EcoLogo in North America, to enable those WOOLSAFE approved products that are ecologically responsible to be recognised and promoted as such.

The Green WOOLSAFE Mark identifies those products that not only are the most suitable for wool and other quality carpets, but also have the right environmental characteristics.

Regular Maintenance

Regular cleaning will extend the life of a carpet and maintain its appearance.Vacuum clean regularly and thoroughly, which removes gritty dirt that can damage the fibres.

Deal with spillages as soon as possible, preferably the moment they occur.

Periodic Cleaning

When the carpet or rug reaches a stage where it could do with a really good clean, you can either do the job yourself, or you can call in a specialist carpet cleaning company.

If you are considering cleaning the carpet or rug yourself make sure to use only WOOLSAFE-approved products. Look for this mark on the bottle or package: WOOLSAFE-approved carpet care products have been independently and scientifically tested and are safe and effective for cleaning and maintaining all types of carpets and rugs.

General Rules for Spot Removal • Soak up liquids with white kitchen roll, tissues, toilet roll or clean cloth

• Scoop up or scrape off solids

Chemspec Europe is one of the first WOOLSAFE Licensees in the UK to have a ‘green’ product certified. It is expected that other products will follow shortly.

For the widest range of WOOLSAFE approved products www.chemspec-europe.com

• Try to identify unknown spots prior to treatment – if unsure, use solvent first • Always work from the edge of the spot inwards • BLOT, do NOT rub

• Use small quantities of spot remover at a time, applied to a cloth, NOT directly to the spot; work into the spot with a small, soft brush or sponge

• Take care with applying solvents to bitumen-backed carpet tiles • When using solvents always ensure there is plenty of fresh air ventilation • Always thoroughly rinse out water-based spotters with clean water • Dry the spot, if possible, with a hair dryer

Housekeeping Tips for Carpets and Rugs Entrance or walk-off mats

The use of entrance mats at all outside entrances to the house is highly recommended, as they will significantly reduce the rate at which the carpet will soil.They should be of adequate size to allow street dirt to be removed from shoe soles and must be cleaned regularly themselves. Protective treatments Many carpets come with a protective fibre treatment to reduce problems with staining and soiling.These treatments, while effective in many ways, are not bullet-proof and will eventually wear off. Quick response to spills and regular cleaning is still required.

Carpets that have no protector applied by the manufacturer can be treated after installation on the floor by a WOOLSAFE accredited carpet cleaning company. (To find the nearest WOOLSAFE Certified Operator in your area visit our website: www.woolsafe.org and go to the PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDER section.)

Beware of products claiming to be safe on all fibres, including wool. It might be true, but if it does not have the WOOLSAFE mark, it is not endorsed by most carpet manufacturers!

Treatments 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Blot with white kitchen roll or paper tissues

Vacuum clean Cold water

Warm water

WOOLSAFE-approved carpet shampoo solution (diluted) WOOLSAFE-approved spot remover for water-based stains WOOLSAFE-approved spot remover for greasy/oily stains

Absorbent paper or paper tissue and hot iron

Chewing gum remover (solvent or freeze type)

10. Nail varnish remover or acetone

11. White spirit or turpentine substitute

12. Surgical spirit (ethyl alcohol or ethanol) 13. Rub with a coin

14. Rub gently with coarse sand paper

15. WOOLSAFE-approved disinfectant or deodorizer 16. Rust remover

17. Carpet re-colouring kit

(Treatments used by professional carpet cleaners)

maintenance • cleaning • spot removal • protection • inspection Never use any detergents such as dishwashing liquids, soaps or other cleaners recommended for general household use. Although they may clean the carpet satisfactorily they will almost certainly cause problems such as rapid re-soiling, colour bleeding or other damage to the pile or backing of the carpet.

They are fully qualified to investigate carpet and rug complaints on-site on behalf of carpet manufacturers, retailers, cleaning companies and carpet owners.They can carry out or commission tests where required, and will provide comprehensive reports.

To contact an inspector in your area call 0800 731 5688, email: inspector@woolsafe.org, or visit: www.woolsafe.org It is best to engage the services of a professional carpet & upholstery cleaning / Private Householder / Registered Inspectors company.To get a really expert job done entrust the work to a WOOLSAFE accredited carpet cleaning company. For information These companies are fully trained, have On a WOOLSAFE Certified Carpet Cleaning been in business for a considerable Company nearest to you, length of time, are members of one or more recognised A free copy of the Directory of WOOLSAFE Certified professional trade associations related to the cleaning Professional Carpet Cleaners, industry and have a reputation for top quality service. And A free copy of the Directory of Registered Carpet they use only WOOLSAFE-approved cleaning agents on Inspectors, your wool carpets and rugs!

• •

WOOLSAFE Approved Carpet Cleaning Products www.prochem.co.uk

Home of the Legendary Cleaning Product - Carpet Power www.ozkleen.co.uk

Life inspired cleaning innovations www.bissell.com

If you have a problem with a carpet or rug that requires an independent inspector, a network of carpet complaint investigators, trained and registered by The WOOLSAFE Organisation is available throughout the UK and Ireland.

WOOLSAFE Registered Inspectors have extensive experience in investigating the causes for carpet complaints based on their practical involvement with carpets and rugs over many years.

contact:

The WOOLSAFE Organisation 49 Boroughgate, Otley, LS21 1AG, Tel: 01943 850 817 E-mail: info@woolsafe.org or visit: www.woolsafe.org

Difficult Spots Spot or stain

Spot or stain

Try 1st Try 2nd Try 3rd

Burn/scorch marks

5

6

Butter

13

14

Candle wax

7

5

Chewing gum

8

7

3

Try 1st Try 2nd Try 3rd

Artificially coloured drinks 3 Bleach

Easy Spots Blood

• Or just advice on anything to do with carpet care,

C/heating radiator fluid

3

17

5

6

Felt-tip pen

4

6

7

5

Ink (ballpoint pen)

3

6

5

Milk

7 5

15

Paint (oil)

10

Soot

16 5

2

Urine (fresh stain)

7 15

Vomit

Coffee

Furniture polish

7 or 11 12

Glue/adhesive (plastic base)10 Ink (fountain)

Chocolate/cocoa

9

Cola

5

7

6

Cream

3

5

6

Egg

7

5

Floor wax

5

6

Fruit juice

7

5

Gravy and sauces

3

5

Herbal tea

5

6

Metal polish

3

6

Mustard

5

Oil and grease

5

6

Paint (emulsion)

7

5

Shoe polish

3

5

Tea

7

5

3

5

6

6

The Clean Carpet you Expect... the Service you Deserve www.servicemaster.co.uk

Environmentally Aware for Superior Carpet Care www.envirodri.com

16 5

11

Lipstick

12

Nail varnish

4

Rust

11

Tar (asphalt)

6

Urine (old stain)

3

5

6

15

Red wine

5

6

1

6

15

These may require repeated attempts with stronger spot removers. Some stains you may find impossible to remove completely in which case the assistance of a professional carpet cleaner is required.

Vacuum Cleaners the Choice of Cleaning Professionals www.sebo.co.uk

British Wool makes a Better Carpet... Naturally www.britishwool.org.uk This information is provided with the support of WOOLSAFE members for the benefit of all carpet retailers and fitters.

Flooring factsheet Carpet trouble-shooter COLOUR MATCHING

Carpets are produced in batches - known as creels - and usually each batch produces between 500m2 - 3000m2 in a single width, depending on the creel size. Whilst the recipe used by the dyer remains constant, and is followed to the letter, in each separate production the colour reproduction will vary from batch to batch. However production is matched back to the original or master sample to ensure that the colour remains ‘within a commercial tolerance’.

This process if not an exact science and a commercial tolerance is subjective but nevertheless is usually the professional judgement of the head dyer based on his/her experience. A greater level of tolerance is required on blended colours (Heathers etc). To ensure perfect colour matching it is advisable that a single width be used in any installation requiring exact colour matching.

N.B. Carpets which are laid with the pile travelling in different directions, even though they be from the same batch will appear not to match. For further information please check with the manufacturers recommendations.

SAMPLES

The samples held by individual retailers may not be from the same batch as current production and therefore should be used as a guide and not an exact colour match.

The original carpet tile

SHEDDING

All cut pile carpets will lose short fibre, which is created during production when spun yarn is cut for tuft formation. These fibres fall onto the surface of the pile and appear as ‘fluff’.

The effect varies with yarn type and may be removed without detrimental effect upon the carpet by vacuum cleaning. This excess fibre is only a small fraction of the total fibre contained in the carpet.

PULLED LOOPS

This information is given by responsible manufacturers to help you help your customer to make an informed choice.

Pulled loops occur only in looped pile carpet where one or more loops in the continuous pile is pulled through the primary backing of the carpet. This is usually due to some local condition, possibly some sharp object which has caught in a loop in situ and has resulted in a pull. Pulled loops are easily dealt with by trimming the offending end level with the rest of the pile. They should not be left as this could result in further loops being pulled and developing into a ladder.

• shedding • pulled loops

SPROUTING

Occasionally an odd tuft or two can work its way to the surface and stand proud of the rest of the pile. This is probably due to one end of the tuft being longer than the other i.e. J shaped tuft instead of V shaped. Remedial action merely requires that the offending tufts be scissor trimmed level with the rest of the pile. They should never be pulled out.

SHADING

Shading occurs because the pile of the carpet has become crushed, flattened or brushed in a different direction to the natural lie of the pile whilst in situ. This causes light reflection at differing angles resulting in the creation of light and dark patches on the carpet. This will occur on all pile fabrics but can be more noticeable on plainer carpets because the shadows created by pile pressure will not be disguised by a heavy pattern or design.

STATIC

Carpets do not produce static but like other household fabrics and objects have the capacity to store it. Static is caused by the build up of static electricity upon personnel in a dry environment and is discharged when a person makes contact with an object which can conduct electricity (i.e. door handle or filing cabinets, etc). The static charges will vary in intensity depending upon the individual, air humidity and the contact materials. Static is more usually associated with synthetic materials as they do not retain moisture very well but it can and does occur with wool in very dry room conditions.

include the measures Preventative introduction of moisture into the room or in situ carpet treatment.

FADING ON WOOL

Carpets made from wool can and do fade in use. The degree of fade can vary depending on the colour chosen and the local conditions to which the carpet is subjected. Fading can be caused by exposure to ultra violet light which is found in daylight, but is accelerated when sunlight shines directly onto the carpet. This has the effect of lightening or “Bleaching” the colour just as exposure to sunlight will lighten human hair. Wool is after all animal hair. Protection should be given to carpets exposed to such conditions just as you would protect other furniture or fabrics.

A complaint on fading would be considered justified if it failed to meet the required shade standard when tested to the British Standard BS1006 (1990).

• sprouting • shading • static • fading • pile reversal • shedding • flattening • soiling

PILE REVERSAL (SEE SHADING)

Like shading, this occurs when the pile or nap of the carpet changes direction and thus reflects light at different angles showing the effects of shading which can become permanent. It is also described as ‘watermarking’. This can happen to every carpet construction be it Axminster, Wilton, Tufted, Hand Woven, Persian, Chinese, Indian or even Coir Matting. Like shading it can be more apparent on plain carpet because heavy patterns can disguise the effects. It can occur quite quickly after installation. A tremendous amount of research has been carried out over many years by many institutes to determine the cause of this phenomenon but none of it has proved conclusive. There is no commonly known manufacturing process which can cause or cure this phenomenon and therefore it is not a manufacturing fault. For further information please check with individual manufacturers recommendations.

INDENTATIONS

When a carpet is subjected to a heavy point load, such as under the legs of furniture, it is unreasonable to expect the carpet not to indent. Usually, the longer the load is in place, the longer will be the time for the pile to recover. In the case of very heavy loads in place for a considerable time, the recovery time can be very considerable. It must be remembered that it is not only the pile of the carpet that becomes indented. the underlay will also indent and the backing of the carpet may also distort into the indentation in the underlay. Some underlay’s will recover well and some less well depending upon their composition, thickness, density etc. The use of cups below furniture legs can spread the load and the net result is a larger area of less deeply indented carpet.

The ability of a carpet to recover from a heavy static load can be measured in the laboratory, using the test method described in BS 4939 and many manufacturers will have data on this aspect of carpet performance. In this test the carpet is loaded for 24 hours and the degree of recovery is measured after 1 hour and 24 hours. Since there are so many different underlay’s however, it is very rare for the recovery from a heavy static load to be evaluated on carpet and underlay. Often normal maintenance (vacuum cleaning with a rotating brush machine) will speed up recovery but in the case of serious indentations the use of an iron and damp cloth or a steam iron together with a blunt darning needle to carefully tease up the pile can be beneficial. Care must be take not to over wet the carpet, of course.

FLATTENING

Flattening will occur as a result of traffic which eventually flattens the pile particularly in the main areas of use. All pile fabrics will flatten to greater or lesser degree dependant on the amount of traffic to which it is subjected and the construction (tuft density/pile fibre/height/weight) of the product concerned.

SOILING

Soiling is usually the result of some local condition to which the carpet has been subjected to, or maintenance, or lack of maintenance programme. There is nothing we as manufacturers can do to prevent soiling in use. There are several types of soiling which are quite common:

Spillages

- Liquids such as soft drinks, cordials or any drink which contains sugar, particularly hot drinks, is likely to leave a stain. In such instances, professional help should be sought.

Shampoo - if incorrectly applied, can leave

sticky soap residues in the fibres which can result in the soiling reappearing quite rapidly.

Dust - which is carried on draughts can soil

carpets in various ways, apart from the obvious soiled edges, at gaping skirting boards for instance, dark lines appearing on surface might suggest airborne dust vacuumdrawn through poorly fitted floorboards. Sometimes the shape of floorboards can be seen quite clearly. Air borne dust sometimes shows itself as spots on the carpet, this is due to the air carried on a draught under the carpet escaping through minute holes both in the underlay and the carpet, leaving dust deposited on the pile much like a filter action. In such installations, the use of a lining paper is essential as a preventative measure.

T HE R EGENCY

Collection

It is the responsibility of the retailer to advise the consumer when the carpet is measured of any poorly fitting doors, skirtings, or floorboards and the consumers responsibility to ensure any remedial work to seal draughts, is carried out before the carpet is fitted, if a resulting complaint is to be avoided.

INSTALLATIONS

We recommend that all carpets are laid in accordance with BS5325:2001 (a copy of which can be obtained from your library or HMSO) or as per National Institute of Carpet Fitters installation manual (Tel 0115 958 3077) for further information.

This information is given by responsible manufacturers to help you help your customer to make an informed choice.

The Stocklists Pattern book changes The month’s changes are brought together on one page so that pattern books can be quickly up-dated. 4 New ranges/designs

Manufacturer

6 Withdrawn ranges/designs

AFS AXMINSTER BROCKWAY CARPETS OF KIDDERMINSTER CAVALIER CONCEPT DRURY LANE FELLS FURLONG GENERAL INTERWEAVE LITTNER HAMPTON LTD MOHAWK RACKHAMS

4 GALA TRIO 4 SAPPHIRE 4 STATESMAN 4 IVORY COAST 4 HALF CENTURY 4 NEW CENTURY 4 EASY TWIST 4 SUMMER SKIES 4 RENAISSANCE 4 ECONOFLEX VINYL 4 CELTIC STONE VINYL 4 SHERWOOD OAK VINYL 6 FINGALS CAVE 6 FIELDS OF GOLD 6 ALASKA 6 BROADFORD TWIST 6 HALIFAX TWIST 6 TUSCANY TWIST 45/55 6 VISTA TWIST 6 FINISTERRE 6 FINISTERRE DELUXE

SOLENT SUPERTEX VICTORIA

Wholesaler directory

XYLO

Wholesaler

s AFS s COLUMBIA s FELLS

FLOORING

CARPETS

s LITTNER

Page

Telephone

Price list date

13

0208 805 8620

September 2008

17

0208 443 3322

20

01977 662211

0208 520 8474

HAMPTON

s RACKHAMS

24

02085 319225

Jan/Feb/Mar 2009

s SOLENT

25

01243 774623

Jan - Feb 2009

26

01772 457070

WHOLESALE CARPET CO. LTD

s SUPERTEX

FURNISHING

Abbreviations and codes used in The Stocklists Main abbreviations used throughout this publication are S — Stock, LS — Limited Stock, 1W — 1 Week etc, NM — Not Made, D — Discontinued, NR — Not Remaking. RTM — Refer to Manufacturer, RW — Refer to Works, SM — Straight Match, DM - Drop Match, NA — Not Available, CPR — Carpet Performance Rating. Other abbreviations may be used by individual firms and these will be indicated on their pages.

CarpetGuideCD

The A-Z of the carpet industry on a searchable CD £49 for CD • £69 for hard-bound copy • Orders and credit card hotline 01482 659396

• carpet qualities • manufacturers • distributors • importers • wholesalers • fitters

Flooring factsheet Carpet types TUFTED

With advances in manufacturing technology, 95% of all carpet produced today is tufted. It takes about an hour to make a roll of carpet that might take eight hours to weave.To make tufted carpet, hundreds of yarn-threaded needles are pushed through the primary backing fabric to form loops or tufts, which may be left as is or cut. A heavy adhesive coating is applied to hold the tufts in place and a secondary backing is usually glued on for strength and stability. A wide variety of styles and textures can then be created using various techniques.

LOOP PILE Berber • Berber carpets look like and are named after a handmade, bulky wool carpet made by the Berber tribes of North Africa and Asia. The loops are made from thick or bulky yarns of wool, nylon, polypropylene or a blend of these fibres to give a cushioned effect underfoot.These carpets are available in an assortment of colours and may be flecked and can be either level loop or multilevel loop.

Level Loop • When all the loops are of the same height, a highly flexible and durable carpet is created which has a natural, casual appearance even when (commonly) it is made from synthetic fibres. The tight loop texture tends to hide marks so it’s a good blend between luxury and practicality.

Multi-level loop • The loops vary to two or sometimes three loop heights to create informal, random textures which are very forgiving for marks and stains and therefore very suitable for high traffic areas and busy family rooms.

CUT PILE Freize • Frieze (pronounced free-say) carpets are similar to saxony, but the yarns are more tightly twisted and should always be heat set. They have a dense, low pile surface which creates a coarse, pebbly texture. Frieze carpets are very durable and hide footprints, dust and dirt, which makes them suitable for heavy traffic areas.

Saxony • Saxony textures are made of twisted yarns, which should be heat set.The tips remain very distinct, rather than blending together to form a very elegant finish. Saxony textures show footprints and vacuum marks so are suitable for more occasional rooms in the home. More textured variations improve the practicality of saxonies.

WOVEN

Woven carpet may be in a tiny minority of today’s production but still produces some of the finest carpets which are used for prestigious installations.

Axminster • The pile of the carpet is inserted into the backing as it is woven and cut to length, creating U-shaped tufts to give a velvety surface.The process locks in the fibre to create a carpet of high durability and performance retention as well as a luxury feel. The process allows for intricate designs and colours to be used – although modern trends mean that the traditional patterned axminster has given way to current fashion trends for plain carpets.

Wilton • Wilton woven carpets are produced in a similar way to axminsters – the principal difference being that a continuous fibre is woven all the way through.The carpet can be sheared to create a range of cut and loop textured effects.The result is a high quality carpet of unrivalled durability.

Flat weave • Manufactured in the same way as wilton, flat weave is a loop pile which allows the yarn to be woven across a wider area to created a flatter, more textured effect.

ends blend together which then further enhances the overall finish. These carpets tend to ‘shade’ with heavy use. Footprints show easily and the colour looks different from place to place because fibres lying in different directions reflect the light differently. A luxury for occasional rooms.

CUT AND LOOP When some of the pile is cut and other left as loop, a variety of surface textures and patterns can be created (in a variety of colours).The multi-level surface is excellent for hiding footprints and stains so cut and loop is good for high traffic areas and general purpose rooms in the home. Shag pile • Shag pile has varied in popularity.The pile is up to 50mm long and the texture is casual and loose but the surface flattens easily and lacks durability.

Twist • The popular twist carpet is the cut-pile standard.The yarn is tightly twisted and often heatset to retain this feature and the result is BONDED Tip Sheared Level Loop Tip Sheared Level Loop Sheared Level Loop a versatile, textured finish that is idealTipfor plain colours. Bonded carpets (sometimes called ‘fibre-bonded’ or ‘fusion bonded’) are created by firing fibres into an adhesive material – the fibres are Velvet • Velvet textures (sometimes called ‘velour’ or ‘plush’) all have not stitched into the backing in any way. The technique is principally a level surface pile of approx 5mm to 10mm height, which is then used for commercial carpet tiles. sheared to give a smooth finish. With very little twist in the yarn, the Random Sheared Random Sheared

Random Sheared Multi-Level Multi-Level Loop Loop

Multi-Level Loop

Tip Sheared

Velvet/Plush Velvet/Plush Level Loop

Velvet/Plush Frieze Frieze

Frieze

Random Sheared

Twist TwistLoop Multi-Level

Twist BerberBerber

Berber

Velvet/Plush

SaxonySaxony Frieze

Saxony Shag Shag

Shag

The Stocklists Wholesalers Directory National

Fells Carpets Goole Tel: 01977 662211 Email: fellscarpets@aol.com Web: www.fellscarpets.co.uk See page 20 for details

Scotland

Bathgate & Co. Ltd Edinburgh Tel: 0131 554 5485 Email: bathgateco@aol.com

Fyfe & McGrouther Glasgow Tel: 0141 552 4966 Email: glasgow.029@decco.co.uk

McMillan Flooring Distribution Edinburgh Tel: 0131 202 0030 Email: info@mcmillanflooring.com Web: www.mcmillan-floors.com Neil Smith Ltd Ayr Tel: 01292 287948

North East

Adamms Wholesale Carpets North Shields Tel: 0191 296 0074 Artfloor Ltd Huddersfield Tel: 01484 540099

Barnsley Flooring Barnsley Tel: 01226 321316

Carpet Line Direct Ltd Hartlepool Tel: 01429 892523 Email: info@carpetlinedirect.co.uk

Delta Carpet Distributors Leeds Tel: 0113 240 4144 Email: sales@deltacarpets.com Web: www.deltacarpets.com

Fells Carpets Goole Tel: 01977 662211 Email: fellscarpets@aol.com Web: www.fellscarpets.co.uk See page 20 for details

Floorwise (North East) County Durham Tel: 0191 410 7070

M S Contract Carpets & Carpet Tiles Shelf Tel: 01274 691511

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details

North West A & A Carpets Ltd Manchester Tel: 01204 701188

A & S Carpets Bolton Tel: 01204 706401 Email: ascarpet@talk21.com

Carpet Fitters Supplies Blackburn Tel: 01254 51661

Dyne Carpet Tile Company Salford Tel: 0161 877 8877 Email: info@dynecarpettile.com Web: www.dynecarpettile.com

Haldon Thompsons Stockport Tel: 0161 430 1420 Email: haldonthompson@headlam.com HBS Floortrade Stockport Tel: 0161 430 1435 Email: Gary.Prophet@hbs-sales.co.uk

John Talbot Wholesale Flooring Blackpool Tel: 01253 751777 Lee Floorstok Ltd Liverpool Tel: 0151 708 7420 Email: leefloorstock@aol.com Web: www.leefloorstock.co.uk

Pennine Flooring Carlisle Tel: 01228 591002 Email: enquiries@pennineflooring.com Web: www.pennineflooring.com R G N Flooring Supplies Stockport Tel: 0161 406 7557 Email: sales@rgn.net Web: www.rgnflooringsupplies.co.uk

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details Sundream Enterprises Ltd Manchester Tel: 0161 236 1020 Email: info@sundreamenterprises.co.uk

Sweeney Todd Blades Ltd Worsley Tel: 0161 790 7850 enquiries@sweeneytoddblades.co.uk

Flooring Supplies Anglia Ltd Norwich Tel: 01603 427247 Web: www.flooringsuppliesanglia.co.uk

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk

South East

Midlands

Floorwise D & J Ltd Southam Tel: 01926 814922 Email: fwisednj@aol.com Web: www.floorwise.co.uk

J J Wholesale & Distribution Ltd Birmingham Tel: 0121 765 4994 Email: jjwholesale@gmx.com

Myton Flooring Norwich Tel: 01603 624387

Acorn Carpet Accessories Bromley Tel: 020 8462 0422 Email: acorncarpetsacc@btconnect.com All In One Supplies Hatfield Tel: 0845 260 7055 Email: sales@allinonesupplies.co.uk Web: www.allinonesupplies.co.uk

McManus Wholesale Midlands Tel: 02476 635856

AFS Middlesex Tel: 020 8805 8620 Email: info@afsenfield.co.uk See page 13 for details

St.Ann’s Warehouse Ltd Stoke on Trent Tel: 01782 717200 Email: st.annes@totalise.co.uk

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk

Sheffield Wholesale Lino & Carpet Sheffield Tel: 0114 272 8116 Email: sales:swlltd@btconnect.com

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details Westfold Products Ltd Sheffield Tel: 0114 287 9638 Email: westfoldinfo@aol.com

Woodfloor Trade Supplies Rugby Tel: 0870 241 8847 sales@woodfloortradesupplies.co.uk www.woodfloortradesupplies.co.uk

East

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk Faithfulls (Hadleigh) Ipswich Tel: 01473 822341 Email: faithfulls@headlam.com Web: www.faithfulls.co.uk

Ashmount Flooring Supplies Tottenham Tel: 020 8808 2158 Email: sales@ashmountflooring.co.uk Web: www.ashmountflooring.co.uk

Carvall Group Flooring Supplies Chelmsford Tel: 01245 451461 Email: chelmsford@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Columbia Flooring Middlesex Tel: 020 8443 3322 Email: sales@columbiaflooring.co.uk Web: www.columbiaflooring.co.uk See page 17 for details Faithfull Floor Coverings Dartford Tel: 01322 285001

Flooring Supplies (London) Chelmsford Tel: 01245 451461 Email: chelmsford@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com Flooring Supplies (London) Tottenham Tel: 020 8808 3011 Email: sales@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Flooring Supplies (London) Greenwich Tel: 020 8853 5581 Email: greenwich@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com Hall’s Flooring Ltd London Tel: 020 8803 1400 Email: sales@hallsfloorings.co.uk

J De Bruyn Ltd Leyton Tel: 020 8558 4725 Email: enquiries@de-bruyn.co.uk Web: www.de-bruyn.co.uk

Littner Hampton London Tel: 020 8520 8474 Email: littnerhampton@aol.com Web:www.littnerhamptoncarpets.co.uk P F C Flooring Supplies Ltd Romford Tel: 01708 378801 Email: sales@pfcflooring.co.uk

Potts & Ward, Woodcocks Ltd Brighton Tel: 01273 557211 Email: pwwflooring@fastnet.co.uk Web: www.pwwflooring.co.uk Rackhams London Tel: 020 8531 9225 Email: sales@rackhamsltd.co.uk Web: www.rackhamsltd.co.uk See page 24 for details

STS Flooring Distributors Ltd Watford Tel 01923 222790 Email: sales@stsflooring.com Web: www.stsflooring.com

STS Flooring Distributors Ltd Orpington Tel: 0845 434 1000 Email: sales@stsflooring.com Web: www.stsflooring.com STS Flooring Distributors Ltd Croyden Tel: 020 8659 0971 Email: sales@stsflooring.com Web: www.stsflooring.com Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex Tel: 01243 774623 Email: sales@solentwholesale.co.uk Web: www.solentwholesale.co.uk See page 25 for details

The Wood Floor Centre UK Leigh on Sea Tel: 01702 479493 thewoodfloorcentreukltd@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.thewoodfloorcentreukltd.co.uk

South West

Ireland

Wales

Beach Bros Ltd Devon Tel: 01392 421000 Email: wholesale@beachbros.co.uk

E C O Wood Ltd Co. Wicklow Tel: 353 4046 2620 Email: eco@dol.ie

3 D Flooring Supplies Ltd Cardiff Tel: 029 2070 6706 Email: cardiffsales@3dflooringsupplies.co.uk

Balley Carpets of Bristol Keynsham 0117 986 8431 Email: baileybristol@mcd.co.uk Web: www.baileybristol.co.uk

Clarks Wood Company Bristol Tel: 0117 971 6316 Email: stag@clarkswood.com Web: www.clarkswood.com

CF Anderson & Son Ltd Colchester Tel: 01206 211666 Email: sales@cfanderson.co.uk Web: www.cfanderson.co.uk G J Flooring Wholesale Battle Tel: 01424 892411

Nutland Carpet Accessories Poole Tel: 01202 681929 Email: enquiries@nutlandcarpets.co.uk Web: www.nutlandscarpets.co.uk Nutland Carpet Accessories Chandlers Ford Tel: 023 8026 7322 Email: enquiries@nutlandcarpets.co.uk Web: www.nutlandcarpets.co.uk Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex Tel: 01243 774623 Email: sales@solentwholesale.co.uk Web: www.solentwholesale.co.uk See page 25 for details

Brooks Belfast Belfast Tel: 028 9074 4201 Email: brooks.belfast@brooksgroup.ie Web: www.brooksgroup.co.uk

Marketall Trading Ltd Dublin 11 Tel: 00 353 1 8308244 Email: joe@marketall.ie Web: www.marketall.ie

M C D Belfast Belfast Tel: 028 9035 1624 Email: mcdbelfast@mcd.co.uk Web: www.merbelfast.co.uk

3 D Flooring Supplies Ltd Swansea Tel: 01792 797970 Email: swanseasales@3dflooringsupplies.co.uk

Keepfers Flooring Accessories Cwmbran Tel: 01633 871162 Rhyl Flooring Supplies Ltd Rhyl Tel: 01745 354555

Are you a Wholesaler? If you’re not listed here and would like to be, please call Diane Martin on 01482 659396- see page 38.

Flooring factsheet Underlay In a tight market for margins, underlay for carpet and laminate flooring offers retailers one of the best opportunities to add value to every sale - with good profitability, trade-up potential once benefits are understood and high satisfaction levels with customers.

www.interfloor.com

But 50% of carpet is still sold without new underlay! Retailers should create an assumption that new underlay is always required, the only decision is which type. It’s also a good target-setter for sales staff.

www.interfloor.com

Setting up in-store demonstrations so customers can walk on samples with different grades of underlay and feel the difference has shown excellent results - some manufacturers offer point-of-sale units.

Benefits

Good underlay will... • Improve underfoot comfort • Increase appearance retention, reducing flattening • Absorb the pressure of foot traffic and reduce wear • Improve thermal insulation and warmth • Increase sound insulation • Smooth out sub-floor imperfections • Last the lifetime of the carpet Poor or old underlay will... • Feel hard and unwelcoming • Reduce carpet life • Cause wrinkling and premature wear spots • Cause carpet fibres to break down more quickly • Not meet British Standards

How thick? A maximum of 12mm is recommended (working with gripper will be difficult thereafter) but rooms with heavy traffic will need a thinner, denser pad.The combination of thickness and density is all important as a thick underlay with low density may not perform well. Typically, the thicker the underlay, the better quality it will need to be - 11mm is often used for luxury installations with 9mm and 7mm the common domestic thickness.

Sponge rubber

Combination

Crumb

PU foam

Types

Sponge rubber The market’s most popular underlay is available in flat or waffle patterns in a wide range of weights for different applications. It performs well for comfort and has a durable spring retention. PU (polyurethane) foam PU foam is a relative newcomer to the market, typically made from recycled foam offcuts.The foam provides excellent comfort and performance levels with lots of thickness options - and its light weight helps handling. The product can be re-cycled again after use. Crumb rubber Flat and dense, crumb rubber is good for heavy footfall - offering maximum protection but a little less comfort (and very good over stair nosings). Laminate underlay There’s still an opportunity to sell underlay with laminate flooring, improving the acoustic performance of the floor and helping the boards float above any imperfections in the sub-surface. Combination A rubber crumb base with a felt top layer offers a good combination of protection, durability and comfort. It also allows carpet with seaming to bed into the top felt. Underfloor heating underlay Always ask if there is underfloor heating. Most manufacturers offer specialised products. Underlay and carpet with a combined tog rating up to 2.5 can be used - which means the underlay would normally have a tog rating of 1.0. Felt This traditional (but environmentally friendly) underlay is made from recycled fibres - wool, jute and synthetic - to create a firm, dense pad with excellent thermal insulation. Still a very popular choice among contractors when stretch fitting woven carpets Pre-tackified underlay A self-adhesive single stick underlay in both needlefelt and PU. A removable system for heavy use when comfort is desired

www.floorwise.co.uk

www.carpenter.limited.uk

www.underlay.com

www.texfelt.co.uk

Specialists in pre-tacked underlays, soft fibre boards & Roberts Tools. www.estillon.co.uk

www.numa-online.co.uk

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STOCK CARPET RANGES AEGEAN (50/50 berber loop) ALASKA (manmade 44oz saxony) ASPEN TWIST (80/20 Twist 38oz) AUTUMN LEAVES (100% Polyprop Twist) BOUDOIR ELITE (Bedroom Saxony) BOUDOIR BATHROOM (Bathroom Saxony) CAMELIA (Cut pile print) CASABLANCA (50/50 Natural Loop) CHARTER COLLECTION (80/20 Twist) CONCERTO (40oz Saxony) CORAL COVE (20/80 Natural Loop) DELUXE (Polyprop Saxony) DESERT TWIST (polyprop cutpile natural colours) DOMINO (100% polyprop twist) ENTERPRISE TWIST (80/20 Twist) FREEWAY (ribbed entrance matting) GALA CORD (Loop Pile Cord) HERITAGE (100% Nylon Graphic cut pile) HOMESTEAD (100% Sysoltex) INSTAMAT (17mm Coir) ISABELLE TWIST (80/10/10 twist) KINGSTON (100% Wool Natural) LOTUS (10/90 natural loop) MATCH (100% poly twist) MONTEREY (Polyprop Loop) NATURAL PASTURES (Luxury Bathroom) NEW HAMPSHIRE 32 (80/20 Twist) NEW HAMPSHIRE 42 (80/20 Twist) NEW MAJESTIC (50/50 Twist) NOMAD (50/50 Loop Pile) OASIS ROYALE (100% Natural Wool Loop) PALACE (100% Nylon Graphic cut pile) PUNCH (Foam back Needlepunch Cord) PUNCH PLUS (Felt back Needlepunch Cord) RAMBO (100% Nylon Low Level Loop) REEDS (100% Sysoltex Natural Loop) SALSA/TEMPO (100% Polyprop Loop) SPICY TWIST (Polyprop cutpile strong colours) STAINFREE SUPREME (Nylon Saxony) STAINFREE ULTRA (Nylon Saxony) SULTAN BERBER (100% Wool Berber) TOSCANA (Man made loop - impervious back) TWILIGHT BATH (Bathroom) TWILIGHT (Bedroom Saxony) VEGAS TWIST (100% Polyprop twist felt back) WHITSTABLE TWIST (80/20 Twist) X-TRA TWIST (Frise Cut Pile)

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CARPETS IN STOCK HEAVENLY HIGHLANDER (50oz Natural Twist) BERWICK 40 BERWICK 50 HOME COUNTIES 42 HOME COUNTIES 50 BUCHANAN (40oz Natural Twist) MALABAR (100% Wool Natural) PRIMO PLUS (100% Excellon Twist) PRIMO SAXONY (100% Excellon Saxony) PRIMO TWEED NEW HAMPSHIRE 32 (80/20 Twist) NEW HAMPSHIRE 42 (80/20 Twist) STONEHAVEN (20/80 Natural) CORMAR CARPETS delivery 5/7 days COUNTRY TEXTURES(100% Wool Loop Pile) OAKLANDS (80/20 Twist) OAKLANDS 42 (80/20 Twist) PENNINE TWIST (80/20 Twist) SALISBURY (60oz 80/20 Twist) TOWN AND COUNTRY (80/20 Twist) WARWICK TWIST (80/20 Twist) STOCK UNDERLAY RANGES Interfloor underlays BOARDWALK CARNIVAL COLOURS CRUSADER SUPREME DEFENDER DUO DURAFIT DYNAMICS ELITE FIESTA HEATFLOW JUBILEE PARAMOUNT POWER SIGNATURE STERLING SUPER DURALAY SUPERIOR SUPREME SYSTEM 10 TECHNICS 5 TECHNICS 6 TREADMORE WILLOW GREEN CARPENTERS LUXURY PU UNDERLAYS DEEPSTEP FIRMSTEP GREENSTEP POWERSTEP RICHSTEP SUPER GREENSTEP UNDERLAYS FROM AIRSTEP (MK) AND TEXFELT AQUA EMERALD ENVIROLAY 42 ENVIROLAY 48 HEART ‘N’ SOUL SPRINGBACK 800

VINYL RANGES BEAUTY SONIC SAFESTEP PLUS

AFS Unit 4 Baird Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 1SJ Tel: 020 8805 8620 Fax: 020 8805 6840 Email: info@afsenfield.co.uk

PLUS A VAST RANGE OF ACCESSORIES AND TOOLS FOR CARPETS AND LAMINATES Contact our sales office or your area representative for prices on any of the above ranges. We also offer a fast service on non stock items. Phone our showroom manager for prices and samples. Our latest price list is dated September 2008

REP DETAILS: Peter Lawrence Nick Hart Tony Cook Karl Goult

Tel: 07802 422810 Tel: 07771 967609 Tel: 07860 205377 Tel: 07957 685428

Berks, Bucks, Beds, Herts Essex, Suffolk, East London Kent, Surrey, South West London, South East London North London, West London, North West London, Middlesex

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Kidderminster Trading Estate Spennells Valley Road Kidderminster Worcs DY10 1XS

Telephones:

Sales (01562) 828200 Admin (01562) 824737 Fax: (01562) 752010

New trade price list effective: 3rd March 2008

ASPEN 35/50 HEAVY/ EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT 35oz PILE WEIGHT (ASPEN 35) + 50 oz PILE WEIGHT (ASPEN 50)

AMORE

80% WOOL/20% POLYPROPYLENE 4 & 5 METRE WIDTHS

AMORE EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/CONTRACT 45oz PILE WEIGHT

• Amore 45oz • 80% Wool rich • 2 fold yarn • Availble in 4 & 5M widths

80% WOOL/10% NYLON/10% POLYESTER 4 & 5 METRE WIDTHS

BERBER TWIST CLASSIC EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT

80% WOOL/10% NYLON/10% POLYESTER 4 & 5 METRE WIDTHS

Colourway featured: AM47 Silk

CRAFTSMAN ELITE EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/CONTRACT 50oz PILE WEIGHT

80% WOOL/20% NYLON 4 & 5 METRE WIDTHS

MASTER CRAFTSMAN FORTE EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/CONTRACT 40oz PILE WEIGHT

80% WOOL/20% NYLON 4 & 5 METRE WIDTHS

CRESTA SUPREME EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/CONTRACT 50oz PILE WEIGHT

80% WOOL/10% NYLON/10% POLYESTER 4 & 5 METRE WIDTH

CRESTA EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/CONTRACT 40oz PILE WEIGHT

80% WOOL/10% NYLON/10% POLYESTER 4 & 5 METRE WIDTH

E&WE CARPETS BY BROCKWAY Ranges include: Lakeland Herdwick Flatweave Collection

FAIRFIELD TWIST EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT 40oz PILE WEIGHT

80% WOOL/10% NYLON/10% POLYESTER 4 & 5 METRE WIDTH

CAVENDISH New Range

FLORIAN EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT 60oz PILE WEIGHT

80% WOOL/10% NYLON/10% POLYESTER 4 & 5 METRE WIDTH

HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT Choice of 18 Stylish Shades

ORION TWIST/MAJOR 60oz/ALPHA 32oz

SHETLAND New Range

EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT 42oz PILE WEIGHT (ORION TWIST) + 60 oz (ORION MAJOR) + 32 oz PILE WEIGHT (ORION ALPHA)

EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT Made with a natural mix of undyed Shetland & Norwegian Wool

80% WOOL/10% ACRYLIC/7% POLYESTER/ 3% POLYPROPYLENE 4 & 5 METRE WIDTH

100% TWO PLY PURE NEW WOOL 4 METRE WIDTHS

VOGUE New Range

TWINFOLD FINE TWIST EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/CONTRACT 50oz PILE WEIGHT

100% PURE NEW WOOL 4 & 5 METRE WIDTHS

80% WOOL/10% NYLON/10% POLYESTER 4 & 5 METRE WIDTH

EXTRA HEAVY DOMESTIC/GENERAL CONTRACT 80% PURE NEW WOOL, 20% NYLON TWO FOLD YARN PLAIN 4 & 5 METRE WIDTHS, STRIPED 4 & 0.66 METRE WHIPPED RUNNER

REPRESENTATIVES: Mr. T. Bradley Tel: 07968 835201 S. Humberside, Lincs., Notts, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, North Hertfordshire. Mr. S. Perks Tel: 07968 835205 W. Midlands, Northants., Beds, Warwickshire, Worcs, Herefordshire, Shropshire Mr. S. Stead Tel: 07968 835204. North Humberside, Yorkshire, The North East

Mr. R.I. Hart Tel: 07968 835202. Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, S.E London Mr. M. Humphreys Tel: 07968 835203 Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey, S.W London, Isle of Wight, Channel Isles Mr. R. Venn Tel: 07968 835206. South Wales, Bristol, South West, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall Mr L. Little Mobile: 07918 081782 Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales, Cumbria, North Staffs

Dan Milstead Mobile: 07841 565349 Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, South Beds, South Herts, North London

AGENTS: Mr. T. Tindal, Helensburgh. Tel: 01436 671421, mobile: 07836 705620, fax: 01436 671939 Scotland Mr. D. Moran Mobile: 07710 882421 N. Ireland & Eire

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Tel:01282 862736 Fax:01282 868307 Email: office@brontecarpets.co.uk

Bankfield Mill Greenfield Rd, Colne Lancs. BB8 9PD

Celebrating 25 years of bespoke manufacturing 100% Wool Saxonies Boulsworth Moorland Lowood Pendle Ferndene

All available in any colour, any width up to 12m

1/8 th gauge 1/8 th gauge 1/8 th gauge 1/10 th gauge 1/8 th gauge

42 45 55 60 68

oz oz oz oz oz

Super Ferndene Patrick Emily Charlotte

1/8 th gauge 1/10 th gauge 1/10 th gauge 1/10 th gauge

78 70 85 96

oz oz oz oz

100% Wool Shag Pile

All available in any colour, any width up to 12m Haworth Thornton

1/4 gauge 1/4 gauge

58 oz 62 oz

Wycoller Withens

1/4 gauge 1/4 gauge

96 oz 120 oz

80% Wool / 20% Nylon Classic Twist Standard 1400 Contract 1700

Available in any colour, any width up to 12m

1/8 th gauge 1/10 th gauge

41 oz 50 oz

Super 2000 Deluxe 2400

1/10 th gauge 1/10 th gauge

Sales and bespoke enquiries: 01282 862736

Sales Agents.

James Hall Area: Scotland. Mobile: 07787 140136, Fax: 0131 343 3353 E-mail: jameshall195@btinternet.com

John Rostron Area: North West/Cumbria/North Wales Mobile: 07973 733208, Fax: 01254 876548 E-mail: johnrostron@aol.com Brendan Hart Area: South West England Mobile: 07850 130221, Fax: 01626 360942

Niall Martin Area: Central London/Oxon/Berks/Bucks/Essex Mobile: 07866 735772, Fax: 01628 541497 E-mail: niallmartin@msn.com Keith Leslie Area: Northern & Southern Ireland Mobile: 07860 873838, Fax: 02894 468005

Aldo Berettoni Area:Yorkshire/North East/Humberside Mobile: 07971 173560, Fax: 01484 666703 E-mail: aldo@berettoni.freeserve.co.uk

Ian Millward Area: East Midlands/Notts/Staffs/Lincs/Derbyshire/Cambs/ Norfolk/Suffolk Mobile: 07939 319385, Fax: 0121 430 3682 E-mail: ian.millward@onetel.net Steve Acton Area: South East/South London Mobile: 07957 836207, Fax: 01323 872415 E-mail: actonsta@aol.com

James Thomas Area:West Midlands (west of M1) & South Wales Mobile 07932 458032,Tel/Fax: 01656 784514 E-mail: juncture2002@aol.com

New stand now available.

Please contact your local representative.

59 oz 70 oz

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The Leading Country Wide Carpet & Flooring Suppliers We can supply you with virtually any make of carpet and flooring at GUARANTEED maker’s list price....... Delivered direct to business premises FREE OF CHARGE. For a Speedy and Efficient Service

CALL US NOW!!! 020 8443 3322 Columbia Flooring plc

Trade Show Rooms Available *Specialist advice and terms available on contract enquiries*

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Registered office: Wilden Lane, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. DY13 9LW Tel: 01299 827 477 Fax: 01299 827 052 sales@carpetsofkidderminster.com

Visit our website on: www.carpetsofkidderminster.com

CLASSIC AXMINSTER COLLECTION

SARAKHAN BERBER COLLECTION 80% WOOL, 20% NYLON Grade 5, Very Heavy Wear,

The Axminsters

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm

Distinctive Design Classic Saxony Luxury Saxony

SM - Sarakhan Maroc SM - Sarakhan Saxony SM - Sarakhan Royale

All three styles made in the same 13 colourways

The Tufteds SS - Sarakhan Shingle Heavy 50oz-sq.yd 2ply twist Available in 19 colourways

80% WOOL, 10% NYLON, 10% POLYESTER Grade 5, Very Heavy Wear

supplied in 4m and 5m

100% WOOL Grade 5, Very Heavy Wear, Loop pile

Sarakhan Rustique

supplied in 4m and 5m

Heavy 52oz-sq.yd 4ply loop pile 6 colourways all made in 3 styles RD - Rustique Diamente RL - Rustique Linear RB - Rustique Boucle

80% WOOL, 20% NYLON Grade 5, Very Heavy Wear

Natural Elegance Extra Heavy Luxury twist 65oz-psyd In 14 colourways, 7 Heather Berber & 7 Classic Plain Shades

Tweedsdale

supplied in 4m and 5m

NEW supplied in 4m and 5m

NEW

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm

Colour

Design No.

Repeat

Match

BEIGE BERBER

41/2822

36”

H/D

BROWN BERBER

44/2822

36”

H/D

GOLD BERBER

66/2822

36”

H/D

Buckingham Colour KIRMAN ISPHAHAN HAMADAN BOUQUET ROCOCCO

FLORENCE

Colour RED PERSIAN DAMSON SAMARKAND BLUE SAMARKAND KIRMEN PANEL GREEN QUADRILLE

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm

Design No. F00001 F00002 F00003 F00007 F00008

Repeat 34” 34” 34” 34” 34”

Match H/D H/D H/D H/D S/M

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm Design No. 11/4398 10/5281 3/5281 2/403 2/4647

GRENABY Colour

80% WOOL, 20% SYNTHETIC with Meltbond Heavy Domestic

A 40oz-sq.yd FIne Twist at an attractively modest nett price in 12 subtle natural heather shades

KASHMAR

Repeat 34” 34” 34” 34” 34”

Match H/D H/D H/D S/M H/D

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm Design No.

Repeat

Match

SHAH ABBASS

16/8950

36”

set

JACOBEAN

14/8081

36”

set

RED TURKEY

23/8036

43”

set

RED KASHAN

26/803

36”

self

Royalty

10/8207

36”

self

NATURAL KASHAN

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm Design No.

Repeat

Match

PERSIAN JEWEL

10/8127

41 1/4”

H/D

GREEN CHINTZ

25/627

41 1/4”

H/D

CLEOPATRA

60/8745

41 1/4”

H/D

Colour

L a xe y Colour

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm Design No.

Repeat

Match

GREEN ISPHAHAN

72/746

27”

H/D

FAWN ELIZABETHAN

48/763

36”

H/D

PERSIAN GARDEN

23/759

36”

H/D

EMIR TURKEY

23/9036

36”

self

TARTANS Colour MURRAY OF ATHOLL LINDSEY McKELLAR BLACKWATCH (sm) BLACKWATCH (lg) ANCIENT HUNTING ROSS MACPHERSON MACLEOD OF MACLEOD

supplied in 3.66m and 91cm Design No. 5626 360/7 5555 5487S 5487L 5527 5173 5609

Repeat 12” 12” 18” 18” 36” 12” 18” 18”

Match self self self self self self self self

ALL AXMINSTERS WOVEN IN KIDDERMINSTER ROWE company

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Registered office: Wilden Lane, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs. DY13 9LW Tel: 01299 827 477 Fax: 01299 827 052 sales@carpetsofkidderminster.com

Visit our website on: www.carpetsofkidderminster.com

CONTEMPORARY AND TONAL AXMINSTERS

Chateau Royale

80% WOOL, 20% NYLON Grade 5, Heavy Wear,

supplied in 3.66m

3 ply well established pindot in 12 colours with 2 border options

Beaufort Court

80% WOOL, 20% NYLON Grade 5, Heavy Wear,

supplied in 3.66m

3 ply modern simple designs on pindot ground available in 12 colourways, 2 designs Mazarin & Crystal

Florenza

NEW 80% WOOL, 20% NYLON Grade 5, Heavy Wear,

supplied in 3.66m

3 ply subtle natural tonal textured yarns

NEW

AGENTS & REPRESENTATIVES Scotland

Rodger Adams mobile: 07970 023 159

North East /Cumbria Lancashire, Yorkshire & North Wales Lincolnshire, East Midlands East Anglia, Essex & Hampshire

John Reid mobile: 07973 741 445

Martin Lees mobile: 07974 413 992

Natural Elegance

Mario Sorano mobile: 07989 589 124

The Ultimate in style and luxury Robin Rowberry mobile: 07831 434 244

West Midlands North & West London, Home Counties & Bedfordshire South West/South Wales South London/Surrey/ Sussex & Kent

Lee Palmer mobile: 07774 101640 Andrew Jefferies mobile: 07831 457 102

Tony Cook mobile: 07860 205 377

Contract and bespoke service available. For all commercial enquiries please refer to sales reps/agents. For information or visit our new user friendly website www.carpetsofkidderminster.com

We would like to remind all customers that we have our own DEDICATED TRANSPORT FLEET offering a timely and efficient delivery service.

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Distributors of Distinction Telephone: 01977 662211 Key Contacts SALES Telephone: Facsimile:

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CUSTOMER SERVICE Telephone: 01977 660086 SALES DIRECTOR Carl Cummings Mobile: 07793 883241 Email: carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk

National Sales Team Scotland. Jimmy Thompson Helen Thompson

Mobile 07767 702928 Mobile 07903 583806

North East England (Teesside, Tyneside, Northumberland). Mark Ponting Mobile 07725 249439 West Yorkshire. Mike Craggs

Mobile 07808 572593

West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire. Chris Hook Mobile 07796 155375 Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Wirral, North Wales. Ken Brotherton Mobile 07836 384107 North Yorkshire, North / South Humberside, Lincolnshire. Mobile 07710 126115 Mike Matthews Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Fylde. Mobile 07860 475482 Joe Smith

Featured carpet Antiquity our new 100% Wool Wilton collection featuring the wood grain design shown above. Please see your representative / agent for further details.

Grand Designs now in 4 & 5m We are proud to announce that Grand Designs, one of our best selling Polypropylene Wiltons, is now available in 4m & 5M.

Sheffield, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and East Midlands. Adrian Garner Mobile 07921 408950 South Wales, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and West Midlands. Peter Stoneman Mobile 07985 279842 Essex, Herts, Norfolk, East Anglia. Jon Marsh Mobile 07861 240555 Kent, Surrey and Sussex, London. Jon Marsh Mobile 07861 240555 Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire Hampshire, Bristol and Isle of Wight. Mobile 07850 130221 Brendan Hart

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Plus superior quality wood, vinyl and laminates Furlong Flooring distributes the Regency product range through 3 distribution centres in Preston, London and Newport. Please ring your local representative or depot for details of this competitive product offering. THE ULTIMATE SALES SYSTEM Furlong’s innovative new modular displays have been launched with the top 10 Regency stain-resistant carpet ranges to suit every style and consumer budget. Mix and match up to 10 units. Islands, triangles, corners and walls. Unique, stylish, interlocking design. Total service design, delivery and installation.

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ASHLEY BEST M: 07816 217558 SALES MANAGER

DAVID HOLMES M: 07816 217555 SALES MANAGER

DES BEST M: 07968 828516 NORTH EAST

SIMON BRENNER M: 07791 891024 S.W LONDON, SURREY (INS. M25)

PAUL LOVELL M: 07816 217549 NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & CAMBS

GEOFF ABERNETHY M: 07970 229717 POTTERIES, CHESHIRE, SHROPSHIRE & FYLDE COAST

ROB SHERGOLD M: 07791 890988 S.E. LONDON & SURREY (OUTS. M25)

COLIN FIELDER M: 07816 217561 HAMPSHIRE & BERKSHIRE

IAN COLLACOTT M: 07816 217550 MIDDLESEX, W. LONDON

KRIS KOBYLKA M: 07816 217563 E & WEST SUSSEX

DARREN SPENDIFF M: 07791 890861 KENT

TONY CONWAY M: 07791 891025 BEDS, NORTHANTS, OXON & BUCKS

RAY SMITH M: 07816 217565 ESSEX

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PAUL REILLY M: 07816 217548 N, N W & E LONDON

RICHARD GREEN M: 07980 786265 NOTTINGHAM/DERBY

Fast, efficient delivery fleet Wood Floor Specialists JOHN POWERS SALES MANAGER M: 07792 477312

MIKE SHUTT M: 07970 158594 BIRMINGHAM/STAFFORD SHIRE

JOE SEPEDE M: 07791 890855

MARTYN REA M: 07968 324598 LEICESTER/WARWICKSHI RE/LINCS

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London Sales tel: 01322 628707 fax: 01322 698733

MIKE HATFUL M: 07966 263571 GREATER MANCHESTER BOB CHRISTIE M: 07980 786264 MERSEYSIDE, WIRRAL & N. WALES

RAY ANDREW M: 07973 719801 YORKSHIRE MARTIN MORRIS M: 07973 403450 EAST COAST/SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Scotland GEORGE WISELY M: 07967 148665 SCOTTISH SALES DIRECTOR

Wales ALLAN MCDONALD M: 07787 148435 SALES MANAGER

COLIN RICHFORD M: 07970 163372 WEST SCOTLAND & CUMBRIA

SAMANTHA EVANS M: 07973 389799 S./MID & W. WALES

ALAN CAIRNIE M: 07976 311434 EAST SCOTLAND

JASON BRIMBLE M: 07912 879796 AVON & GLOUCESTERSHIRE TIM BAILEY M: 07841 204657 S.E. WALES & HEREFORDSHIRE STEWART WAITHMAN M: 07854 968144 DEVON & CORNWALL

Preston Sales tel: 01772 696787 fax: 01772 311921

Newport Sales tel: 01633 283959 fax: 01633 275454

Email: enquiries@furlongflooring.co.uk

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CARPETS • VINYLS • TILES • UNDERLAYS Ask to see our new ‘Carpets of Simplicity’ range – Extreme Value for Extreme Times! GRAPHICS / CONTRACT GELS Arena Cherokee Multi-Floor Gel Sapphire Sentinel Statesman

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SAXONY / SHAG PILE Berber Trail 4&5M Big Softie Midas Touch 4&5M Mont Blanc Montana 4&5M Half Century New Century Stainblock Berber 4&5M Stainfree Saxony 4&5M Stainblock Supreme 4&5M Tennessee Ventura 4&5M

Clyde Easy Twist Heathertwist / Heathertwist Supreme Herdsman Twist Montana Twist 4&5M Premier Harvest Twist 4&5M Shepherd Twist Startwist / Startwist Supreme Summer Skies Supatwist

TWISTS - WOOL Dundee Twist Eden Twist 30/40/50 4&5M High Life 4&5M Home Twist Supreme 4&5M Iconic Twist 40/50 4&5M Inspirations 40/50 4&5M The Berber Twist Collection 40/50 4&5M Ultimate Textures 4&5M Woodford Twist 4&5M Ultimate Berber Twist 4&5M Ultimate Twist 40/50 4&5M Ultimate Tweed

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VINYL / SMOOTH FLOORING Avalon Casino Celtic Stone Eclipse Econoflex Geno Masterpiece Medley Mojo Sherwood Oak

CARPET TILES Capital Plus Capital Primo Electron Magnesium Neutron Oxygen Positron Proton Quark Titanium

We also stock Ball & Young Underlays, Rugs, Accessories, Entrance Matting and offer a Special Order Service on products from virtually every flooring manufacturer in existence!

Area Sales Managers North, East & Central . London, Essex & Middx (within M25) Paul Henson 07881 502506

Sales Office Antony Stapleton 0208 498 2845 M. 07881 502505

Essex (outside M25), Cambridgeshire, Suffolk Richard Chappell 07837 295379

Kent, Surrey, Sussex, S.E. London Chris Walker 07881 502507

Herts, Bedfordshire, Essex (west of M11), Pt Middx James White 07881 502508

SW, W & NW London, South Middx, West Surrey, Berks, Bucks John Imbrey 07875 714269

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Solent Wholesale Carpet Company Ltd CARPET, FLOORCOVERING & ACCESSORY WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Telephone: 01243 774623 Fax: 01243 533636 E -mail: sales@solentwholesale.co.uk Website: www.solentwholesale.co.uk Zola Park, Barnfield Drive, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6UX Oxford, Berks, Bucks, Beds, Hants, Middlesex & Herts . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Cardrick Tel: 01235 535070, mobile 07973 406329 Sussex E & W, Surrey, South London & Kent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Robson Tel: 01323 504798, mobile: 07973 898453 Hants, Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucs, & I.O.W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Ayling Tel: 01202 683257, mobile 07973 406799

Now stocking EleEase Woods/Tile and Signature - please phone for details VICTORIA Baronet Castillion Celtic Heathers Crown Twist Duchess Elite Gaelic Heathers Natural Companions (Sisal, Chenille, Ridge) Regal Twist Suede Tudor Twist Coll Tudor Manor Wool Tweed LANO Bolero Bolero Tiles Campus X-treme Greenfield Havana Heathertwist Coll Inspiration 40/50oz Matrix 100 Tiles Pembridge Twist Rustic Berber Rustic Sensations Scala Scala Tonals Sentinel Startwist Coll Twilight Coll Wilton Naturals Xtra Twist BALTA Autumn Leaves Berga Birnam Twist Cassarella /Wooldesign Cobblestone Desert Twist Fairfield Twist Fiesta Gala Cord Rustic Twist Supreme Shepherd Twist Spicy Twist Stainsafe Tweed Stainsafe Comfort Stainsafe Heathers Stainsafe Olympic Super Wiltax Tempo/Salsa Twisty Versailles ‘NOW

IN STOCK’

Memory Foam Mattresses & Pillows

CORMAR Berwick 40/50 Buchanan Home Counties 42/50 Malabar Oaklands 32 Oaklands 42 Pennine Twist Primo Plus Warwick

BROCKWAY Amore Craftsman Collection (Elite/Forte) Orion/Orion Major

TARKETT Salsa 14mm Combi-loc - limited stocks Viva 8.5mm Ultra-loc - limited stocks VINYLS Living New Optic Oasis Prestige Rustic Living So Tropical

DOMO Absolut Luxury Alpina Auvergne Limelight Twist Collection Merino Metropolitan Ocean Breeze Orlando Planet Playground Portofino Scorpio Traditionals Weavers Twist

BERRY GROUP Adventure Twist Comfort Grip Vinyl Dublin Durham Twist Fashion/Gallery Heavy Tread I-Twist Isis/Mentu Majestic - limited stocks Mirage Natural Life Selections Studio Vinyl Sonata Vinyl Supreme Twist 3m/4m Sweet Homes Texalino Sup Vinyl Urban Vinyl laminates Essentials (previously Casa) Cottage - new range

ITC Check Checkmate Concerto Consul Jaguar - new colours Kreta New Dimensions Palace Sophistication Stainblock Berber Stainblock Heathers Stainblock Tweed Sweet Dreams TAPIBEL Cachet Chiltern Galaxy Melody Nevada Reeds Sysoltex Homested/Aran/Crofter Toscana

We carry other products not listed above, and can also provide a swift special order service on non stock lines. Our reps and sales office would be pleased to answer all enquiries. Our last Price List is dated January/February 2009.

HALO CARPET MILLS Barbados Genua Halifax Padua Panama Salamanca Sydney BAJONG Home Twist Supreme Montana Montana Twist Sahara

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Manchester: Gerry Whittle 07966 557803 Yorkshire: Haydn Boocock 07966 557804

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Merseyside/Southport: Gary Clay 07966 557801, 07734 106729 Lancs/Cumbria/Fylde/N. Wales: Paul Wilson 07966 557802 Midlands: Dean Spencer 07966 557808 Stoke-on-Trent/Staffs: Pending

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Email: sales@supertexfurnishing.co.uk www.supertexfurnishing.co.uk

FlooringNews Cormar steps to heaven Cormar Carpets are offering consumers the chance to ‘sink your feet into a slice of heaven’ with their brand new bedroom range.

Made from 100% easy care, hard wearing polyester, Heavenly is a 1/8th gauge carpet, tufted at 24oz and features a luxurious deep pile.

The dreamy collection, available in a 4m width only, is ideal for bedrooms and at £16 per sq m represents great value for money, making it affordable for most families or first time buyers on a restricted budget. But it is the palette of 12 fashionable plain and flecked colours which looks set to make Heavenly a best seller. Soft and gentle pastels, such as Silver Cloud and peachy Starburst, add a fresh modern touch to the bedroom whereas the core of natural beiges including Cherub and Harvest Moon bring a classic feel.

“While colour is making a welcome return, people still want a calm, uncluttered neutral look in their bedroom,” said David Cormack, marketing director at Cormar Carpets. “In Heavenly we believe we have come up with a balanced collection of natural creams and browns as well as subtle shades such as moody blues and delicate greens that are the perfect combination for a serene bedroom.” Tel. 01204 881234 www.cormarcarpets.co.uk

Luxury with a tough tufted The Mohawk Group’s Mohawk International range of residential carpets are proving a big hit among consumers and retailers alike including the luxurious Knightsbridge (pictured left).

Offered in both plain and berber styles, Knightsbridge is made from 100% Durasoft nylon for a soft to the touch feel that also provides performance for the busiest areas of the home, making this long cut pile style suitable for bedrooms, living rooms and everywhere in between. Using the flexibility of Knightsbridge’s eight plain colours and five berber colours, homeowners can use the carpet to add variety to carpet within the home, while also ensuring that performance is not sacrificed.

The Durasoft nylon featuring in Knightsbridge has a look more in keeping with wool carpets, thanks to some clever fibre characteristics, but it comes without the maintenance drawbacks and with a brilliance and saturation of colour that is virtually unparalleled.

Coping well with daily life, Knightsbrisdge is an ideal ‘whole house’ carpet as Howard Lindsay, Sales Manager, residential division explains: “Knightsbridge is a premium tufted carpet that uses nylon to provide excellent performance levels. Commonly used in high traffic office environments, nylon is ideal for households looking for a tough and hardwearing carpet. However, tough and hardwearing doesn’t have to mean hard to the touch and Knightsbridge has a beautifully soft texture which many would have trouble separating from wool carpets.” All colours and styles within the tufted Knightsbridge collection are available in a 3.66m width with a pile weight of 65oz. Tel. 01480 479830 www.themohawkgroup.com

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News The rich tapestry of tiles The new Tapestry range of carpet tiles from InterfaceFLOR is designed to mimic traditional wallto-wall broadloom carpet while enjoying all the benefits of modular flooring.

The exciting, multicoloured, textured loop pile range combines a handcrafted feel with a modern look. Tapestry is designed to copy the warm and hardwearing characteristics of coarse and chunky woollen fabrics.

The range of 12 colours includes mainly natural, warm shades with one or two contrasting colours to complement the palette. True to form, InterfaceFLOR has developed Tapestry as one of the most sustainable loop piles ever; it is made of both recycled BCF nylon yarn and recycled backing. Tapestry has been designed for installation in, for example, commercial offices, government and public spaces, libraries, schools, universities and retail outlets T 01274 698503 www.interfaceflor.eu

Novostrat builds on range ‘Graphite’ Carpet Underlay is an ‘economy’ underlay, produced by Novostrat which Novostrat has positioned as a product offering real, solid, value for money.

Graphite is 7mm in thickness and is delivered in 12metre rolls at 1.2metres in width. It is made from Polyethylene foam which makes it extremely light in weight and thus easier to store, transport and install. Graphite is fully recyclable and Environmentally Responsible in that it is manufactured neither using nor producing any harmful HCFC’s or other unpopular by-products. The products is designed to be compatible with underfloor heating systems.

But most of all, Novostrat believe Graphite is produced to a price which is right for today’s economy market with retailer and distributor networks both providing Novostrat with rapidly increasing sales volumes and market penetration. Novostrat is building its reputation on a comprehensive range of High Performance Underlays for wood and laminate floors with their award winning Sonic Gold Excel leading their market drive. ‘Graphite’ will soon be joined by other carpet underlays in the product portfolio which now boasts a product to suit every application and every budget. T 00353 61-339287 www.novostrat-insulation.com

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DOMOTEX 2009 A unique variety of products and services will be on display at Domotex, Hannover 2009, as carpets and floor covering providers continue to rely heavily on the leading trade fair for their sector.The coming event will feature a diverse range of offerings, presented by some 1,350 exhibitors from 60 different nations.

Hall 6 - Stand E42

Hall 4 - Stand A14

Hall 5 - Stand B05, B06

Hall 3 - Stand B63

Hall 6 - Stand D35

Hall 4 - Stand A21

Lesley Inman 07703 337989

The show will feature the latest designs and trends as well as new products in the categories of handmade and machinemade carpets, textile and resilient floor coverings, parquet floors and laminated coverings, plus applications and installation technology. Domestic and international market leaders will display a wealth of innovations, making Domotex a barometer of trends and a genuine "Who's Who" of the industry. The trade show is impressive in its international scope, with about 80 percent of exhibitors coming from outside Germany. The ten main exhibiting nations are Germany, Belgium,Turkey, India, the Netherlands, China, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt and the United States, in that order - plus a modest UK contingient see our floor plan (right) for details.

Tony Mauriello 07831 455913

Gordon Hugo +44 7976 607 657

Ian Hammond 07768 404861

Joanna Ramsden +44 07908 224011

Ivan Dekeyser +49(0)171 6255309

FITTEST FITTERS

A total of seven teams will be competing in this remarkable sporting competition designed to test the speed and skills of skilled tradesmen. Competing for the first time alongside teams from Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will be a team from Romania.

Steve Ramsden

Mark Saunders

Matthew Blackbourn

Scott Carter-Dowding

Their tasks will consist of laying carpeting, vinyl tiles, carpet tiles, linoleum and laminate flooring.The resulting display of manual dexterity and seasoned knowledge is always a great hit with the visiting public.

Speed, skill and quality of workmanship are the criteria by which the international jury will judge the teams' performance.The competition offers more than just exciting entertainment, as visiting tradesmen can also seize the opportunity to learn helpful tricks of the trade. The Stocklists is proud to be a sponsor of Team GB at this event.

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Textile floor coverings (rolls, tiles and ready-made) Resilient floor coverings Contract business

Specialist publishers, associations, design, services from The Stocklists

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Laying skills, cleaning and application technologies, presentation of goods Natural stone Ceramic tiles

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DOMOTEX 2009 Smooth showcase from IVC IVC will be showcasing three new UK vinyl ranges for launch at Domotex 2009 in Hannover. These new collections are Woods SR and Stones SR, both in the top handling IVC quality called Matchgrip along with Luxury Touch SR which is in IVC’s super Maggiore construction. Each of these three ranges has retained the best sellers from their previous lives and has been matched with superb new designs in luxurious wood and stone effects, both in traditional and contemporary styling. Something for everyone you could say. The complete Domo collection will also be on display on the IVC stand in Hannover, alongside the Leolan family of products, following its successful integration into the IVC group in October 2008.

No changes to the Domo line up of cushioned vinyl products are planned for the first half of 2009. Another exciting new product development from IVC being launched at the next Domotex fair will be a new luxury vinyl tile collection called Stepper.

Stepper comes in four different themes with a “peel & stick” backing for ease of installation.The whole package comes with a complete merchandising programme of stocking display units and full POS. Visit IVC on its stand Hall 6 – A26 at Domotex 2009. www.ivcgroup.com

Balta promotes partnership with customers The Balta Group will be prominent at the 20th Domotex in Hannover this month, the most important international trade show for floor coverings. All Balta business units - Balta Rugs, Balta Broadloom, ITC and Balterio - will be showing their latest innovations. In these difficult times, Balta Broadloom is stepping up the efforts and investments to bring innovative products to the market.This is the time to convince customers that Balta is the reliable partner for the future with the best product offer and service.

Woolmaster carpets is the brand name for Balta's superior wool ranges. Wool is soft and "feels like heaven" but is in the mean time durable, energy saving and safe. Besides the traditional berber ranges, Balta Broadloom is launching a large number of new wool ranges with more colour than ever before. Stainsafe is the Balta brand name for PP ranges with a 10 year stainsafe warranty. Young children love to play on a carpet and sometimes carelessly make a stain so Stainsafe carpets are easy to clean. In 2009, Balta Broadloom is bringing a lot more colour and different weight options in the PP heatset collections. Other product innovations for 2009 include:

'Tempo Tonic': a textured fine gauge loop pile in bright & young tonic colours.

The highly successful face-to-face woven range 'Stainsafe Super Wiltax' will be extended with a new theme collection called "Pubs & Clubs".

Balta Broadloom is launching at Domotex its new "Healthcare Collection" with a selection of durable fully impervious carpet ranges including the well known 'Gala' and a graphics cut pile collection with different patterns called 'Techno'. Prestige - a new shag structure product from ITC will be showcased at Domotex

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'Bella Africa' is the name for a brand new flatwoven collection in trendy designs and with colours taken from the hart of the African continent. Domotex:Visit Balta Rugs, Balta Broadloom and ITC in Hall 6, stand A30 www.baltagroup.com

FlooringNews

Design copyright WoNZ (UK) Ltd

The Lace Collection by Wools of New Zealand The collection combines NEW colours INSPIRATIONAL and creative styling with HIGHLY SKILLED technical capability in carpet design. The exhibits present the very latest yarn INNOVATIONS using New Zealand wool underlining and re-introducing wool as the luxury fashion fibre for floors. Participating spinners with yarns on display include: Martinelli of Italy, Hiraku of Japan, Summit, Woolyarns and Radford Yarns of New Zealand.

Visit the Wools of New Zealand stand at Domotex Hall 3 - stand B63 to see the launch of their 2010 Trends for soft floor coverings.

British Wool at Domotex 2009 The environment and 100% natural carpet yarns will take centre stage for British Wool at Domotex 2009.

Showcasing ‘Shades of Nature’ – the latest British Wool yarn innovation presentation box at the event, the BWMB is bringing their successful 100% natural tufted carpet yarn collection to an even bigger audience.

“We have already had enormous interest in this collection of British breed and blended yarns. But we are seeing extraordinary level of interest from the international market, which has taken the environmental agenda on with force during the last eighteen months,” explained Richard Poole, European Business Manager at the BWMB. The tufted carpet yarn collection features nine breed type yarns and three blended yarns.The

…we are seeing extraordinary level of interest from the international market…

yarns are undyed and can be seen in their most unadulterated yarn form.

‘Shades of Nature’ – British Wool yarn innovations at Domotex

Richard explained, “This innovative tool is about enabling people to understand the potential of using a particular breed or type of wool to enhance their product range.

“We know the eco trend is gaining pace, particularly in the commercial sector and the importance of developing product to meet stringent buyer specifications that demand the product content and supply are verifiable and transparent to eco scrutiny, is being driven forward rapidly.

"Regulatory compliance is undoubtedly looming in the contract markets. By forging forward with our environmental agenda British Wool is not only responding to the marketing trend for the environment but also helping our licensees prepare for forthcoming regulatory change and ultimately achieve greater customer satisfaction.” British Wool can be found in Hall 5, stand F38. The stand operates as a mini business centre and always provides a useful meeting place. “We attend Domotex to promote British Wool and to support our licensees and textile industry partners that visit but do not exhibit. It is a very important gathering of the worldwide industry and we hope that the UK trade will make the effort to attend.”

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The British Wool column All the way to America…to fly the British Flag The British Wool stand will have a distinctly British theme at Surfaces 2009 - the North American flooring show held annually in Las Vegas. This year the BWMB is supported by a strong group of UK manufacturers including Brintons, Axminster Carpets, Cavalier Carpets and the designer flatweave manufacturer Fleetwood Fox.

Choosing a bold Union Jack theme with highly inspired exhibition panels designed by the British Wool in-house creative team, the BWMB has chosen to define the British Wool brand and harness the strength of American interest in all things British.

…our message is simple ‘British Wool is excellent for carpet’…

“The BWMB stand will exhibit an excellent range of British Wool carpet from leading manufacturers creating a strong stand with plenty to offer the US visitor,” said Tim Booth, product development manager at the BWMB.

“Our message is simple - ‘British Wool is excellent for carpet’. The Union Jack flag is integral to our Shepherd’s Crook logo and our British manufacturers are proud of it. Certain international markets respond well to British origin and it is important to use all our benefits to the full advantage of our manufacturing partners, which have chosen to support our US marketing programme.”

British Wool will be at Surfaces 2009 in Las Vegas

Marriott retailer prize draw pulls in entries

The general carpet trading may not be strong but the British Wool Prize Draw promotion is continuing to attract consistent entries and with eight weekend breaks for two at a sumptuous Marriott hotel as prizes, it is clearly proving an enticing promotion.

“This is a great prize for a carpet consumer and we suspect that the retailer likes it too and so those retailers that are using it as a promotional tool are having a really positive response. Some prize draws are very throwaway but the consumer has definitely not discarded this one. “Perhaps the fact that short breaks are now considered a bit of a luxury has something to do with it – as the credit crunch continues to bite, “ said Tim Booth, product development manager.

The British Wool Prize Draw is attracting good interest.

from The Stocklists

The promotion runs until the end of March and winners will be drawn during April. Winners and retailers will be featured in this column.

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News Wide appeal of worry-free twist Worry-free performance in a classic twist pile, Coniston Twist is the latest in carpet creations from Lano Carpets.

Available in the highly successful Pembridge Twist’s most popular colours, along with several new fashion-led tones, Coniston Twist gathers together nine shades and offers up a palette perfect for modern living. Using a 100% polypropylene solution dyed fibre, Coniston Twist brings great performance to the home. With the colour part of the fibre itself, Coniston Twist will not fade in prolonged exposure to sunlight, making it ideal for rooms with French doors, or large windows. Solution dyed polypropylene is also highly resistant to staining and harsh cleaning chemicals.

The 1/8th gauge twist pile is available in both four and five metre widths and as Bernard Coorevits, Marketing Manager, Lano Carpets, explains this range appeals on all fronts: “Coniston Twist brings retailers a highly competitive range packed full of performance features.To the homeowner, this means excellent value and with nine carefully chosen colours that have a proven track record, Coniston Twist looks certain to be a hit.” Proving Coniston Twist’s great resistance to stains, Lano Carpets backs the carpet with its 10-year stain resistance warranty and it is available from stock for immediate delivery. T 00800 5266 5266 www.lano.com

Stand out from the crowd and have a say in the future of your industry

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The NICF covers all types of flooring including carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl tile, timber and sheet vinyl fitting, and are the driving force behind raising standards of floor covering installation. By supporting the NICF and becoming an active member you can have a voice in the future of your chosen industry along with all the other benefits you see listed below:

• Enhance your company image • Free listing on the NICF website and broaden your opportunities for work • Free business support helpline with Croner Consulting • Technical advice line • Great discounts on FITA training courses • Discounts on quality workwear and tools • Keep up to date with industry news with Free subscriptions to Stocklists and the Contract Flooring Journal • Free newsletter

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:1 million euro investment in latest tufting technology :New, improved yarns and qualities :Fabulous new colour palettes :Versatile new POS - you choose what to display Edel Telenzo Carpets, 2-4 Southgate, Elland, West Yorkshire HX5 0BW T: 01422 374417 • F: 01422 377452 • E: sales@edeltelenzocarpets.co.uk W: www.edeltelenzo.co.uk

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New Regional Wholesalers Directory The Stocklists Wholesalers Directory National

Fells Carpets Goole Tel: 01977 662211 Email: fellscarpets@aol.com Web: www.fellscarpets.co.uk See page 20 for details

Scotland

Bathgate & Co. Ltd Edinburgh Tel: 0131 554 5485 Email: bathgateco@aol.com

Fyfe & McGrouther Glasgow Tel: 0141 552 4966 Email: glasgow.029@decco.co.uk

McMillan Flooring Distribution Edinburgh Tel: 0131 202 0030 Email: info@mcmillanflooring.com Web: www.mcmillan-floors.com Neil Smith Ltd Ayr Tel: 01292 287948

North East

Adamms Wholesale Carpets North Shields Tel: 0191 296 0074 Artfloor Ltd Huddersfield Tel: 01484 540099

Barnsley Flooring Barnsley Tel: 01226 321316

Carpet Line Direct Ltd Hartlepool Tel: 01429 892523 Email: info@carpetlinedirect.co.uk

Delta Carpet Distributors Leeds Tel: 0113 240 4144 Email: sales@deltacarpets.com Web: www.deltacarpets.com Fells Carpets Goole Tel: 01977 662211 Email: fellscarpets@aol.com Web: www.fellscarpets.co.uk See page 20 for details

Floorwise (North East) County Durham Tel: 0191 410 7070

M S Contract Carpets & Carpet Tiles Shelf Tel: 01274 691511

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details

North West A & A Carpets Ltd Manchester Tel: 01204 701188

Sweeney Todd Blades Ltd Worsley Tel: 0161 790 7850 enquiries@sweeneytoddblades.co.uk

Flooring Supplies Anglia Ltd Norwich Tel: 01603 427247 Web: www.flooringsuppliesanglia.co.uk

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk

South East

Midlands

Myton Flooring Norwich Tel: 01603 624387

Acorn Carpet Accessories Bromley Tel: 020 8462 0422 Email: acorncarpetsacc@btconnect.com

A & S Carpets Bolton Tel: 01204 706401 Email: ascarpet@talk21.com

Floorwise D & J Ltd Southam Tel: 01926 814922 Email: fwisednj@aol.com Web: www.floorwise.co.uk

Dyne Carpet Tile Company Salford Tel: 0161 877 8877 Email: info@dynecarpettile.com Web: www.dynecarpettile.com

McManus Wholesale Midlands Tel: 02476 635856

AFS Middlesex Tel: 020 8805 8620 Email: info@afsenfield.co.uk See page 13 for details

St.Ann’s Warehouse Ltd Stoke on Trent Tel: 01782 717200 Email: st.annes@totalise.co.uk

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk

Carpet Fitters Supplies Blackburn Tel: 01254 51661

Haldon Thompsons Stockport Tel: 0161 430 1420 Email: haldonthompson@headlam.com HBS Floortrade Stockport Tel: 0161 430 1435 Email: Gary.Prophet@hbs-sales.co.uk

John Talbot Wholesale Flooring Blackpool Tel: 01253 751777 Lee Floorstok Ltd Liverpool Tel: 0151 708 7420 Email: leefloorstock@aol.com Web: www.leefloorstock.co.uk

Pennine Flooring Carlisle Tel: 01228 591002 Email: enquiries@pennineflooring.com Web: www.pennineflooring.com R G N Flooring Supplies Stockport Tel: 0161 406 7557 Email: sales@rgn.net Web: www.rgnflooringsupplies.co.uk

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details Sundream Enterprises Ltd Manchester Tel: 0161 236 1020 Email: info@sundreamenterprises.co.uk

J J Wholesale & Distribution Ltd Birmingham Tel: 0121 765 4994 Email: jjwholesale@gmx.com

Sheffield Wholesale Lino & Carpet Sheffield Tel: 0114 272 8116 Email: sales:swlltd@btconnect.com

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details Westfold Products Ltd Sheffield Tel: 0114 287 9638 Email: westfoldinfo@aol.com

Woodfloor Trade Supplies Rugby Tel: 0870 241 8847 sales@woodfloortradesupplies.co.uk www.woodfloortradesupplies.co.uk

East

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk Faithfulls (Hadleigh) Ipswich Tel: 01473 822341 Email: faithfulls@headlam.com Web: www.faithfulls.co.uk

All In One Supplies Hatfield Tel: 0845 260 7055 Email: sales@allinonesupplies.co.uk Web: www.allinonesupplies.co.uk

Ashmount Flooring Supplies Tottenham Tel: 020 8808 2158 Email: sales@ashmountflooring.co.uk Web: www.ashmountflooring.co.uk

Carvall Group Flooring Supplies Chelmsford Tel: 01245 451461 Email: chelmsford@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Columbia Flooring Middlesex Tel: 020 8443 3322 Email: sales@columbiaflooring.co.uk Web: www.columbiaflooring.co.uk See page 17 for details Faithfull Floor Coverings Dartford Tel: 01322 285001

Flooring Supplies (London) Chelmsford Tel: 01245 451461 Email: chelmsford@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com Flooring Supplies (London) Tottenham Tel: 020 8808 3011 Email: sales@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Flooring Supplies (London) Greenwich Tel: 020 8853 5581 Email: greenwich@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Garrod Bros Ltd Enfield Tel: 020 8805 6767 Email: garrodbroslondon@btconnect.com Hall’s Flooring Ltd London Tel: 020 8803 1400 Email: sales@hallsfloorings.co.uk

J De Bruyn Ltd Leyton Tel: 020 8558 4725 Email: enquiries@de-bruyn.co.uk Web: www.de-bruyn.co.uk

Littner Hampton London Tel: 020 8520 8474 Email: littnerhampton@aol.com Web:www.littnerhamptoncarpets.co.uk P F C Flooring Supplies Ltd Romford Tel: 01708 378801 Email: sales@pfcflooring.co.uk Rackhams London Tel: 020 8531 9225 Email: sales@rackhamsltd.co.uk See page 25 for details

STS Flooring Distributors Ltd Watford Tel 01923 222790 Email: sales@stsflooring.com Web: www.stsflooring.com STS Flooring Distributors Ltd Orpington Tel: 0845 434 1000 Email: sales@stsflooring.com Web: www.stsflooring.com

South West

Ireland

Wales

Beach Bros Ltd Devon Tel: 01392 421000 Email: wholesale@beachbros.co.uk

E C O Wood Ltd Co. Wicklow Tel: 353 4046 2620 Email: eco@dol.ie

3 D Flooring Supplies Ltd Cardiff Tel: 029 2070 6706 Email: cardiffsales@3dflooringsupplies.co.uk

Balley Carpets of Bristol Keynsham 0117 986 8431 Email: baileybristol@mcd.co.uk Web: www.baileybristol.co.uk

Clarks Wood Company Bristol Tel: 0117 971 6316 Email: stag@clarkswood.com Web: www.clarkswood.com

CF Anderson & Son Ltd Colchester Tel: 01206 211666 Email: sales@cfanderson.co.uk Web: www.cfanderson.co.uk G J Flooring Wholesale Battle Tel: 01424 892411

Brooks Belfast Belfast Tel: 028 9074 4201 Email: brooks.belfast@brooksgroup.ie Web: www.brooksgroup.co.uk

Marketall Trading Ltd Dublin 11 Tel: 00 353 1 8308244 Email: joe@marketall.ie Web: www.marketall.ie

M C D Belfast Belfast Tel: 028 9035 1624 Email: mcdbelfast@mcd.co.uk Web: www.merbelfast.co.uk

3 D Flooring Supplies Ltd Swansea Tel: 01792 797970 Email: swanseasales@3dflooringsupplies.co.uk

Keepfers Flooring Accessories Cwmbran Tel: 01633 871162 Rhyl Flooring Supplies Ltd Rhyl Tel: 01745 354555

Are you a Wholesaler? If you’re not listed here and would like to be, please call Diane Martin on 01482 659396

Nutland Carpet Accessories Poole Tel: 01202 681929 Email: enquiries@nutlandcarpets.co.uk Web: www.nutlandscarpets.co.uk

Nutland Carpet Accessories Chandlers Ford Tel: 023 8026 7322 Email: enquiries@nutlandcarpets.co.uk Web: www.nutlandcarpets.co.uk Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex Tel: 01243 774623 Email: sales@solentwholesale.co.uk Web: www.solentwholesale.co.uk See page 25 for details

STS Flooring Distributors Ltd Croyden Tel: 020 8659 0971 Email: sales@stsflooring.com Web: www.stsflooring.com Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex Tel: 01243 774623 Email: sales@solentwholesale.co.uk Web: www.solentwholesale.co.uk See page 25 for details

The Stocklists Wholesalers Directory National

Fells Carpets Goole Tel: 01977 662211 Email: fellscarpets@aol.com Web: www.fellscarpets.co.uk See page 20 for details

Scotland

Bathgate & Co. Ltd Edinburgh Tel: 0131 554 5485 Email: bathgateco@aol.com

Fyfe & McGrouther Glasgow Tel: 0141 552 4966 Email: glasgow.029@decco.co.uk

McMillan Flooring Distribution Edinburgh Tel: 0131 202 0030 Email: info@mcmillanflooring.com Web: www.mcmillan-floors.com Neil Smith Ltd Ayr Tel: 01292 287948

North East

Adamms Wholesale Carpets North Shields Tel: 0191 296 0074 Artfloor Ltd Huddersfield Tel: 01484 540099

Barnsley Flooring Barnsley Tel: 01226 321316

Carpet Line Direct Ltd Hartlepool Tel: 01429 892523 Email: info@carpetlinedirect.co.uk

Delta Carpet Distributors Leeds Tel: 0113 240 4144 Email: sales@deltacarpets.com Web: www.deltacarpets.com Fells Carpets Goole Tel: 01977 662211 Email: fellscarpets@aol.com Web: www.fellscarpets.co.uk See page 20 for details

Floorwise (North East) County Durham Tel: 0191 410 7070

M S Contract Carpets & Carpet Tiles Shelf Tel: 01274 691511

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details

North West A & A Carpets Ltd Manchester Tel: 01204 701188

Sweeney Todd Blades Ltd Worsley Tel: 0161 790 7850 enquiries@sweeneytoddblades.co.uk

Midlands

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk

Flooring Supplies Anglia Ltd Norwich Tel: 01603 427247 Web: www.flooringsuppliesanglia.co.uk Myton Flooring Norwich Tel: 01603 624387

South East

Acorn Carpet Accessories Bromley Tel: 020 8462 0422 Email: acorncarpetsacc@btconnect.com

A & S Carpets Bolton Tel: 01204 706401 Email: ascarpet@talk21.com

Floorwise D & J Ltd Southam Tel: 01926 814922 Email: fwisednj@aol.com Web: www.floorwise.co.uk

Dyne Carpet Tile Company Salford Tel: 0161 877 8877 Email: info@dynecarpettile.com Web: www.dynecarpettile.com

McManus Wholesale Midlands Tel: 02476 635856

AFS Middlesex Tel: 020 8805 8620 Email: info@afsenfield.co.uk See page 13 for details

St.Ann’s Warehouse Ltd Stoke on Trent Tel: 01782 717200 Email: st.annes@totalise.co.uk

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk

Carpet Fitters Supplies Blackburn Tel: 01254 51661

Haldon Thompsons Stockport Tel: 0161 430 1420 Email: haldonthompson@headlam.com HBS Floortrade Stockport Tel: 0161 430 1435 Email: Gary.Prophet@hbs-sales.co.uk

John Talbot Wholesale Flooring Blackpool Tel: 01253 751777 Lee Floorstok Ltd Liverpool Tel: 0151 708 7420 Email: leefloorstock@aol.com Web: www.leefloorstock.co.uk

Pennine Flooring Carlisle Tel: 01228 591002 Email: enquiries@pennineflooring.com Web: www.pennineflooring.com R G N Flooring Supplies Stockport Tel: 0161 406 7557 Email: sales@rgn.net Web: www.rgnflooringsupplies.co.uk

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details Sundream Enterprises Ltd Manchester Tel: 0161 236 1020 Email: info@sundreamenterprises.co.uk

J J Wholesale & Distribution Ltd Birmingham Tel: 0121 765 4994 Email: jjwholesale@gmx.com

Sheffield Wholesale Lino & Carpet Sheffield Tel: 0114 272 8116 Email: sales:swlltd@btconnect.com

Supertex Furnishings Lancashire Tel: 01772 457070 Email: sales@supertexfurnishings.co.uk Web: www.supertexfurnishings.co.uk See page 26 for details Westfold Products Ltd Sheffield Tel: 0114 287 9638 Email: westfoldinfo@aol.com

Woodfloor Trade Supplies Rugby Tel: 0870 241 8847 sales@woodfloortradesupplies.co.uk www.woodfloortradesupplies.co.uk

East

Beds Flooring Bedford Tel: 01234 341234 Email: tim.groves@bedsflooring.co.uk Faithfulls (Hadleigh) Ipswich Tel: 01473 822341 Email: faithfulls@headlam.com Web: www.faithfulls.co.uk

The Wood Floor Centre UK Leigh on Sea Tel: 01702 479493 Email: thewoodfloorcentreukltd@hotmail.co.uk Web: www.thewoodfloorcentreukltd.co.uk

All In One Supplies Hatfield Tel: 0845 260 7055 Email: sales@allinonesupplies.co.uk Web: www.allinonesupplies.co.uk

Ashmount Flooring Supplies Tottenham Tel: 020 8808 2158 Email: sales@ashmountflooring.co.uk Web: www.ashmountflooring.co.uk

Carvall Group Flooring Supplies Chelmsford Tel: 01245 451461 Email: chelmsford@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Columbia Flooring Middlesex Tel: 020 8443 3322 Email: sales@columbiaflooring.co.uk Web: www.columbiaflooring.co.uk See page 17 for details Faithfull Floor Coverings Dartford Tel: 01322 285001

Flooring Supplies (London) Chelmsford Tel: 01245 451461 Email: chelmsford@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Flooring Supplies (London) Tottenham Tel: 020 8808 3011 Email: sales@carvallgroup.com Web: www.carvallgroup.com

Your local service guide - see pages 10 & 11 Wholesalers: To list your wholesale business for a nominal monthly charge, please faxback the form below to 01482 659397 or telephone 01482 659396 or email diane@mayvillepublishing.co.uk and we’ll send you all the details. Name:

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FlooringNews

News Axminster earns its stripes Fuelling the growing demand for new and interesting carpet styles for the home, Axminster Carpets’ latest addition, Simply Natural Stripe, offers another example of a quality driven, fashion-led range that is designed to meet flooring trends head-on.

First introduced to visitors at the National Floor Show, Harrogate, in early September, the new Stripe Collection is a stunning take on the already established household favourite Simply Natural.

Simply Natural Stripe comes in six colour variations and combines contrasting pinstripes with a natural backdrop tone.The multi-level loop pile construction, where the contrasting darker tone is set deep, adds a textural element to the design and underlines the fine attention-to-detail synonymous with the Axminster Carpets name. Simply Natural Stripe utilises Axminster Carpets’ unique six-ply Cable-Tec yarn, where finely spun singles are twisted together to make superior two-ply yarn before three ends of two-ply are cabled together to produce one of the most resilient carpet piles in production. Manufactured from Axminster Carpets’ Home Spun 100% pure new wool and with superb durability and appearance retention, Cable-Tec possesses all the warmth and gentleness associated with wool carpets.

Joining Grosgrain and Ribgrass in the Simply Natural collection, Stripe delivers consumers a carpet at the forefront of interior style, but thanks to its carefully chosen colourways, one that has lasting appeal and which is matched by its high quality construction. Rated for Extra Heavy Domestic use, Stripe is available in both four and five-metre widths. Richard Lawrence, Marketing Manager, Axminster Carpets, comments:“Our Simply Natural collection has been a runaway success, bringing consumers a range of fashion-led carpets possessing the very best in tufted quality.The new Stripe is set to enhance the Simply Natural portfolio even further, bringing additional scope to the collection and ensuring that retailers benefit from proven quality and the very latest in style.”

T 01297 630650 www.axminstercarpets.co.uk

What’s on in 2009 January 09

• 14 – 17 Heimtextil - Frankfurt Germany ome textiles www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com • 17 – 20 Domotex - Hannover Germany carpets floorcoverings www.domotex.de www.domotex.de • 18 – 21 Interiors Birmingham UK www.interiorsbirmingham.com www.interiorsbirmingham.com • 19 – 25 IMM Cologne - furnishings and interior design - www.imm-cologne.com www.imm-cologne.com

February 09

• 3 – 5 Surfaces Floorcoverings Show Las Vegas US www.surfacesexpo.com • 9 – 13 Las Vegas Market US home furnishings www.lasvegasmarket.com www.lasvegasmarket.com

March 09

• 29 – 1 April The Furniture and Home Accessories Fair - Dublin Ireland www.irishfurniturefair.com

May 09

• 10 – 12 Floorstyle London UK www.floorstyle09.co.uk

July 09

• 19 – 22 The Manchester Furniture Show UK www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com

September 09

• 8 – 10 National Floor Show Harrogate UK www.nationalfloorshow.co.uk • 24 – 27 100% Design London UK www.100percentdesign.co.uk • 27 – 30 Decorex London UK Interior design www.decorex.com

• 19 – 21 The London Furniture Show UK Show organisers announce show postponed until 2010 www.cabinet-maker.co.uk

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News Haggis and the high rollers Haggis and ‘high rollers’ helped raise nearly £3,000 for the Scottish Furnishing Trades Benevolent Association.

Some 95 people attended the association’s annual gala dinner at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor hotel (Wednesday November 19) where the meal included traditional haggis and was followed by a casino night and raffle. “It was a tremendous night with some incredible prizes to be won thanks to the generosity of so many companies and individuals,” said guest Nigel Blake, interim chief executive of ‘sister’ organisation, the English-based Furnishing Trades Benevolent Association. Both the FTBA and SFTBA are the only dedicated charities in the furnishings sector. Said Christina Traynor, SFTBA president: “This year we will be donating about £33,000 to members in need of financial help – made possible through events such as this and the generosity of everyone concerned.”

How FTBA help in on hand When Jennifer, a 54-year-old single woman, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, it wasn’t just the worry of treatment and what might happen that left her feeling fearful. With no partner to support her and just sick pay to live on, sliding into serious debt became a very real problem.

Thankfully, as an upholstery machinist who has spent more than 20 years working with different furniture companies, Jennifer has been able to turn to the Furnishing Trades’ Benevolent Association for a helping hand.

Now, the industry’s only dedicated charity has agreed to pay for the MOT she desperately needs to keep her car on the road. Having her own transport is vital so she can make the daily 34-mile round trip to a Midlands hospital for radiotherapy treatment. The FTBA has also agreed to pay up to £300 towards other household bills plus the cost of her next television license.

“Jennifer’s story is sadly all too common,” says FTBA interim chief executive Nigel Blake. “The worries of dealing with something like breast cancer are enough on their own without having all the attendant financial problems that can follow in its wake.

“Jennifer has been extremely concerned about falling behind with her bills and getting into debt since she was forced to take sick leave. At a time when household bills have risen significantly, her income has dropped dramatically, adding to the rest of her problems.” Malcolm Clark of Furniture World, Ayr, with SFTBA President Christina Traynor. Malcolm won ‘£1,370’ in chips at the roulette wheel making him the clear winner of the 40” Sony flat screen TV donated by Celebrity Furniture.

Christmas cheers for charity givers The Furnishing Trades’ Benevolent Association is £2, 715 better off this Christmas thanks to 29 companies who made generous donations to the FTBA. “We also owe great thanks to the four industry publications which this year supported our Christmas card initiative and helped make the campaign such a success for us,” said FTBA interim chief executive Nigel Blake.

The FTBA has run its Christmas Card Campaign since 1993.The idea is for companies across the furniture and furnishings industry to donate what they would have spent on cards for customers, suppliers and other associates, to the FTBA. In exchange, the FTBA has full page advertisements in trade press titles in December, passing on the season’s greetings of all the companies taking part and listing everyone supporting the scheme.

“Charities increasingly need to build on proven ways of raising money and this particular initiative has worked well for us for several years thanks to the support of everyone involved,” said Nigel. “Christmas can be a particularly hard time for those in our industry who might find themselves up against unexpected difficulties, so it’s good to know that there are companies willing to contribute to the funds that we use to help those who have worked in our industry and are now in need of assistance.”

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The FTBA has also offered Jennifer the chance to apply for a respite break through its Edenfield holiday scheme so she can get away for a few days at a place of her choosing.

“We are able to offer many different forms of help to those who have worked long and hard in our industry when they hit hard times,” said Nigel Blake. “It might be through a weekly annuity, a grant towards an unexpected cost or through the holiday scheme.” Since August this year, the FTBA has approved £15,500 in one off grants and holiday contributions.

Said Nigel Blake: “The very experienced team who sit on our benefits committee look at each case individually to decide how best we can help people. As a result we are able to make a very real difference to the lives of many people each year.”

“We are able to offer many different forms of help to those who have worked long and hard in our industry when they hit hard times”

FlooringNews

Flower on Flooring

by Dennis Flower

Sound advice for health and happiness! The New Year again signals that Domotex is very nearly upon us.While readers can find more general information elsewhere in this month's magazine, the reason for mentioning the event in this column is that the forthcoming show will feature a special focus on the acoustic properties of a room. The two day programme on 19 and 20 January will include lectures, workshops and best practice presentations, combined with practical simulations and experiments looking at how to create attractive room settings that also take acoustics into account.The intention is to promote the message that consideration of sound reflection and absorption can create a healthier and happier environment.

Suppliers of flooring products are taking this into account when designing their products, especially in the area of sound absorption. An example of this is Sonic Gold Excel underlay from Novostrat, delivering a noise reduction of 22dB in a light weight format.The company states that a roll will only weigh a fraction of that of a roll of traditional underlay, making it easier to store, handle, deliver and, of course, to lay. To the user, the range of underlays delivers the required level of cushioning under a laminate floor, says Novostrat, even levelling out minor underfloor imperfections. Other properties include high impact resistance, damp-proofing and, because of their low tog rating, the underlays within the range will not reduce the efficiency of underfloor heating systems.

The company has found that developers are now specifying Novostrat products because they contain no harmful HCFCs, halogens or heavy metals used in their manufacture and, at the end of their working life, can be fully recycled and reused in the manufacture of other primary commercial or domestic products. The company states that it is the largest manufacturer of polyethylene foam in Ireland and its range of insulation products for domestic and commercial applications is growing steadily. From its economy underlays to its highest performance products, Novostrat says that it markets on price as well as performance and thinks this is probably the most important of the boxes to tick given the current economic situation.

Another supplier that has given thought to this subject is Interfloor, which states that all its Duralay and Tredaire products offer sound insulation when used with carpet. It has also developed three underlays for use with wood and laminate, potentially the floorcoverings known for being the noisiest.

The advanced noise reducing benefits of two of the company's Timbermate underlays also feature a built-in damp proof membrane, eliminating the need for extra moisture protection such as polythene sheeting. The three Timbermate options include Silentfloor Gold (53 SONE tested), offering the highest specification acoustic performance and built-in damp proof membrane. A high density, 4.2mm gauge underlay, it is designed as a superior product where top performance is demanded, says Interfloor. Timbermate Excel (56 SONE tested) is the original ‘all in one’ rubber underlay with a built-in damp proof membrane. A 3.75mm gauge high density resilient rubber underlay, it meets most domestic and contract needs.

Last but not least,Timbermate Duratex (57 SONE tested) is the traditional high density rubber underlay, designed for wood-based suspended floors where moisture is not an issue.This is a 3.75mm gauge, high density resilient rubber underlay suitable for domestic and contract installations, the company states. In addition to their acoustic properties, Interfloor reports that the underlays can also be used as a sub-floor where there are surface imperfections, act as a dust stop and help prevent overstraining of wood and laminate boards and are also quick and easy to install.

Richard Bailey, managing director of Floorwise, says that underlay is essential for wood and laminate floors, as they are the largest single surface within a home and therefore have the greatest impact on noise. 'These floorcoverings are renowned for their noise transmission and reflection and by using Floorwise’s Acoustica underlay products, the consumer can drastically improve their performance,' he said. Each is subject to a number of sound tests, resulting in SONE ratings of 53 for Acoustica Best, 54 for Better and the same score for Good, says Bailey. Impact noise is also considered, and the Acoustica products have achieved noise transference ratings of 24dB for Best, 23dB for Better and 22dB for Good. Both tests should be taken into account before choosing an underlay, says Bailey. He also advises retailers be aware that some manufacturers may test products without floor coverings on top and these results are of little meaning – for example a foam or rubber-based product without a wood or laminate floorcovering on top will drastically reduce the sound of a falling object, but with a floorcovering on top and under compression, the results will be very different.

Novostrat Sonic Gold Excel and product range

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OF THE TRADE

Laurance Bird - Carpet Recycling UK

Age: 66 Job Title: Consultant Years with present company: 7 Turnover of present company: Not big enough Years in flooring industry: 30 Previous roles in different companies: Sales and Marketing Europe DuPont Carpet Fibres Main non-work interests: Classic Cars, Heritage Railways,Tree Planting

How would you describe current markets conditions now, compared to a year ago?

What’s the oddest thing that’s ever happened to you in the trade?

What’s the key market challenge today?

How are environmental issues likely to impact the industry and consumer behaviour?

House moves can account for up to 38% of flooring sales. The dramatic drop in house moves plus lower consumer confidence.

What’s the single most important key to success in flooring?

We need to make flooring options stimulating in desirability and hassle free to purchase.

Which companies in the trade most impress you?

Companies that are leaders in floor fashion combining great designs with excellent service.This is best illustrated by the carpet tile companies who have combined design, service, and reduced waste for commercial premises.

What’s your favourite flooring product Carpet, carpet, carpet.

If you could ask retailers to change one thing, what would it be? Reduce choice to make purchasing less confusing.

What has changed most in the last 5-10 years? The growth of both laminates and carpet tiles, plus the advent of stylish and functional PVC.

In all your time in the trade, what has most surprised you?

The growth of laminates as fashionable floors - and the UK consumers continued allegiance to good quality wool carpets

And most disappointed you?

The main disappointment has to be the continued focus on lowering quality to keep price points in retail.

Who has been your biggest influence in business? My mentor in DuPont Dr H B Hallows “ Bert “ 44

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Being caught out on stage at Heimtex in Frankfurt with a hole in my sock. Increased environmental awareness is now providing a motivation for us in all parts of our lives. Recycling now comes naturally to us across our domestic and business lives.The flooring industry needs to catch up with other industries in recycling rates.

Domestic markets are tough, but commercial work is less affected by current economic situation.

Can we afford to be as environmentally aware now that the market conditions have deteriorated so substantially. Can we afford not to? We must find the best balance of economics and value in all our environmental decisions. Carpet Recycling UK is striving to help the carpet industry find this balance.

Increased environmental awareness is now providing a motivation for us in all parts of our lives. The flooring industry needs to catch up with other industries in recycling rates.

FlooringNews

News Amtico educates at new centre Amtico International has opened a new dedicated training centre, as part of their ongoing commitment and investment to supporting the flooring industry as a whole. Based at Amtico International's UK and European Sales office in Solihull, the training centre offers retailers specialist product and sales training to staff, as well as installation training to fitters.

Leading the blinds Market Cross Carpets of Guisborough have just launched a trade only window blind wholesale operation. As an established carpet retailer, blinds have become an intregal part of the business and have grown from being a valuable add on sale, to now being 25% of the business. Even if a customer does not like blinds, the chances are that they will want a roller for the kitchen and bathroom and a vertical for the patio door. Historically, the only thing that has put carpet shops off blinds is the fitting. Market Cross offer a full training service complete with an idiot proof manual and can usually sort out any problems over the phone.They also supply a very simple trade/retail price guide. All blinds are made to measure and can usually be delivered within five working days. T 01287-633264

Cybergold without a slip Cybergold UK now manufacture an entire range of rug anti-creep products, all of which are unconditionally guaranteed to work on any type of floor surface and are amonst the most powerful on the market. The products range from a trigger spray anti-creep, various sizes of pre-packed non-slip/anti-creep underlay and this is also available in roll form. All of these products are competively priced in the market place.

Recently developed is a water based stain remover containing no bleach or solvents, making it safe to use on all types are carpets, rugs and upholstery. It tackles the most difficult stains i.e. shoe polish, red wine, blood, tea, coffee and all other stubborn stain. T 01494 761814 www.cybergolduk.com

Two new courses have been established. The Product and Sales Training Course, gives attendees detailed knowledge about the Amtico product portfolio and teaches them valuable sales techniques. The course also includes an in depth review of the features and benefits of Amtico flooring, a unique insight into product development, a practical introductory session on installation and an overview of the marketing literature, display units and support available. A tour of the Coventry manufacturing site is also included. The Flooring Installation Course covers skills, new tools and up to date techniques in the installation of Amtico International products. Aimed at fitters and floor layers, the course enables attendees to lay products efficiently, to a high standard and with confidence. The new training centre boasts ten fitting bays and two demonstration areas and the course covers all aspects of installation including sub-floor identification and preparation, levelling compounds, adhesive selection and hands on installation including designs and layouts.

Paul Shaw, head of European technical services for Amtico International, said: "We have launched the Product and Sales Training Course in response to a high level of demand from retailers. Amtico International's customers expect high standards when it comes to the installation of their floors and with this training course we hope to deliver the necessary skills that are needed to meet those expectations.

"Our Product and Sales Training Course provides retailers with the support and information they need to sell more effectively and with confidence. On successful completion we will award attendees with either 15m2 of Amtico Essentials or 25m2 of Spacia meaning they will be able to talk about the benefits of living with Amtico products." T 0121 745 0821 www.amtico.com

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Interiors Birmingham 18-21 Jan09

Halls 1-5, 9 and The Pavilion, NEC Birmingham Birmingham International isn’t just the name of the airport adjacent to the NEC… it is the major theme of next month’s Interiors Show. From Max Clement’s showcase of new designs on the stunning Egyptian pavilion to the companies from over 32 countries at the event, Interiors Birmingham will confront the challenges of 2009 with a vigorous new look, an exciting eco-conscious seminar series and many innovations to benefit every visitor. Start the new year with a very positive new experience. Interiors Birmingham will yet again be providing designers, buyers and retailers alike with the perfect platform for exploring new and classic interior designs.Volume to high end and bespoke products will all be on display for the 2009 event. The Interiors Hub is once again set to be an unmissable hive of activity, designed to meet all your business enhancing needs. New for 2009,The Hub, situated in Hall 2, includes Unique Trend Forecasts,The Material Lab, Designers Block, Design Britain,The Seminar Theatre and Young Designers 2009.

The 2009 event will not only look at future market trends, but also consider classic British designs that have stood the test of time with the return of Design Britain. Now in its fourth year, Design Britain will be showcasing work by some of the UK’s leading designers from the 1930s to present day including, Robin & Lucien Day, Earnest Race, Kenneth Grange, Jasper Morrison, Ed Barber & Jay Osgerby as well as new talents Ed Carpenter and Alexander Taylor.

This year’s show also welcomes the addition of two new high-end halls, located all together for the first time, that are sure to dazzle visitors upon entry to the show. Hall 1 will host the high end classic designs, Hall 2 will feature high end modern interior products and the Pavilion will host Design Interiors, a stunning feature-packed area set to entice and inspire all who visit.

In addition to these features, an exciting list of seminar speakers has been lined up for the 2009 event, including Michelle Ogundehin, Editor-in-Chief, from the prestigious Elle Decoration who will be presenting a seminar on “Consumer trends, how to spot the next big thing“. Another key speaker this year is Charlie Browne, Environmental Manager at IKEA, who will be presenting "Low price but not at any price", a valuable seminar summarising IKEA’s work on environmental issues. Charlie has worked in the environmental field for 10 years and has been instrumental in increasing the store’s recycling levels to 76%.

Interiors Birmingham 2009 takes place from the 18-21 January at the NEC. It will also feature the very latest offerings for the mid to volume market in Hall 3, with Soft Furnishings, Furnishing Accessories, and mixed volume furniture in Halls 4 and 5. Hall 9 will feature a display from the UK’s largest gathering of lighting manufacturers and suppliers.

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THE HALLS furniture

The Furniture Halls; 1-5, feature the ultimate collection of upholstery, cabinet beds, living room, dining and occasional pieces with high end in Hall 1 and modern in Hall 2.

lighting

Lighting, Hall 9, hosts the entire spectrum of lighting from traditional to contemporary.

design interiors

The Design Interiors, situated in the Pavilion, homes beautiful fabrics, bespoke furniture, stylish-chic lighting and elegant accessories.

soft

Soft - Hall 3, is the paramount destination to source volume home furnishings including linens, fabrics and accessories.

furnishing accessories

Furnishing Accessories, Hall 3 - adding the complements to any interior.

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Business News - Reader Survey Our retailers hold their nerve for 2009 Prospects are looking less gloomy in 2009 than you might expect, according to a survey of readers of The Stocklists magazine – unless you particularly like selling laminate, oc course!

Nearly 60% of our readers reckon this year will see sales hold steady or improve - an impressive 35% are even predicting sales growth of 10% or more in the next 12 months. Just a gloomy 4% felt that there would be a sales slump of more than 10% in 2009.

The Stocklists surveyed 150 readers by telephone in November and December last year to ask about sentiment for the New Year and were asked which products were set for success in the new season. Consumers are coming back to carpet according to our retailers and there was an overwhelming vote of confidence by two-thirds of respondents in twist as the best seller of 2009.

In an encouraging trend, cheaper carpet is seen to be becoming less attractive whereas quality is set to sell well - although retailers mention that 100% wool was an investment too far for many consumers but 80/20 is very strong and stain-resistant popular. Vinyl products are showing increased signs of sales growth according to some stores. The loser is laminates.The biggest single vote in our survey was the response by 70% of retailers that sales of laminates were failing and that this trend would continue in 2009 – a result that is unlikely to disappoint most of the independent retailers.

We asked about what people would most like to change in 2009 and the answers were as varied as retailers individual needs but less discounting, more honesty about pricing and better promotion were singled out. Several uncharitable comments about Carpetright cannot be printed here!

A repeated response was the call for more colour. Retailers feel that consumers are more confident about colour but, despite obvious efforts in the industry, there’s a sense that they are still under-served amid the acres of beige. Brown emerged from the survey as the single most tipped colour for success in 2009 with green a close second. Stripes are seeing a surge in popularity but a rumoured resurgence in pattern appears to have been short-lived with some retailers suggesting that consumers are becoming more resistant.

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