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# ASSOCIATED WEAVERS

Flooring manufacturers and suppliers gather in the Northern spa town this September to get set for the all-important Autumn season with a host of new launches and initiatives.

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Transformation at the top pages 28

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Tribute to legend Gerry Lowe pages 55

Trends in timber flooring page 59

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adhesives

Buying groups

Carpet Company directory Carpet Trouble-shooter

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68 Carpet Types 69 Underlay

64-65 wholesaler distribution directory

66-67 woolsafe: the carpet care guide

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C O L L E C T I O N A Q U A R I U S Invictus Aquarius Lectern Stand The latest addition to the INVICTUS brand is the new Aquarius collection featuring the Modern High Performance Polyester ranges Indus and Dorado. Available on lecterns from your local Area Manager.

Look out for Dorado and Indus

Associated Weavers www.invictus-carpet.co.uk Sales: 01422 431100 Email: salesuk@awe.be

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Columbia

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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 makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list price....... Delivered direct to business premises FREE OF CHARGE. For a Speedy and Efficient Service

Call US NOW!!! 020 8443 3322 sales@columbiaflooring.co.uk www.columbiaflooringplc.co.uk Opening Times: Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday 8.30am to 12 noon Tel: 0208 443 3322 Fax: 0208 805 2346 TRAFALGAR TRADING ESTATE, JEFFREYS ROAD, ENFIELD , MIDDLESEX, EN3 7TY.

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H&V are a leading carpet manufacturer based in Belgium. We deliver direct from Belgium to the U.K supplying full rolls only, without a minimum order quantity. Delivery is 5 working days from receipt of order. Contact your local sales agent below for further details and sample books.

Representation North West, West Midlands, Southern Ireland Paul Hugo (Sales Manager) 07813 714498 North Wales, Cheshire Matt Bell 07980 223303 Scotland James Hall 07787 140136 Yorkshire, North East England Steve Allitt 07971 952873 East Midlands Charlotte Jarvis 07460 875070 Northern Ireland Norman Gray 07860 495649 South West, South Wales Adam Nicol 07885 738975 London, Berkshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, South East Jon Marsh 07976 795821 Zac Marsh 07828 663325

Carpets to dance about!

Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire Richard Cooper 07860 525 245 Belgium Office Johny Peeters 0032 475 71 08 69 0032 513 20 54 3

H&V Carpets NV, Nijverheidsstraat 26, Meulebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 8760 Belgium Email: handvuk@gmail.com


Carpets, vinyl and real wood floors

Succeed in 2018 with fresh new ranges at Regency Carpets we have launched one of our most ambitious ever programmes of product developments in 2018 to ensure you have the right carpets at the right price, when you need them.

JASON BRIMBLE AVON & GLOUCESTERSHIRE M: 07794 041266 jbrimble@furlongflooring.com BEN THOMAS MID & WEST WALES

M: 07794 048809 bthomas@furlongflooring.com STEWART WAITHMAN DEVON & CORNWALL M: 07794 048413 swaithman@furlongflooring.com

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M: 07791 891025 tconway@furlongflooring.com PETER FLETCHER HAMPSHIRE & DORSET

YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST

M: 07794 048414 tbailey@furlongflooring.com

TONY CONWAY BEDS, NORTHANTS, OXON & BUCKS

JAMES DAVIES YORKSHIRE & EAST LANCS

MARTYN MORRIS SOUTH YORKSHIRE

M: 07973 403450 mmorris@furlongflooring.com

M: 07816 217549 plovell@furlongflooring.com

M: 07791 891024 jakien@furlongflooring.com

M: 07983 446969 rlockey@furlongflooring.com

jdavies@furlongflooring.com

PAUL LOVELL NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & CAMBS

JOHN AKIEN EAST & WEST SUSSEX

RICHARD LOCKEY NORTH EAST, EAST COAST

M: 07968 828516

M: 07816 217561 pfletcher@furlongflooring.com

SCOTLAND

TIM BAILEY SOUTH EAST WALES & HEREFORDSHIRE

SOUTH EAST

WALES & SOUTH WEST

www.regencycarefree.co.uk

ALAN CAIRNIE EAST SCOTLAND

M: 07976 311434 acairnie@furlongflooring.com

NORTH WEST

Carefree bleach cleanable fibre 4 & 5 metre widths 10-year wear & stain warranty 2-ply, heavy domestic yarn action back Smart new sampling and POS

ALAN CHEETHAM GTR MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE, SOT & STAFFORD M: 07966 263571 acheetham@furlongflooring.com DANNY BROWN MERSEYSIDE, WIRRAL & NORTH WALES M: 07597 459642 mdowson@furlongflooring.com MARK DOWSON PART LANCS, FLYDE COAST & CUMBRIA

M: 07980 786265 mdowson@furlongflooring.com

NORMAN MacFEETERS WEST SCOTLAND

M: 07970 163372 nmacfeeters@furlongflooring.com

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Competitive, best-selling products - all available now from UK stock

natural solutions supplies some of the most beautiful hardwood, laminate and lVT ranges available which never go out of style.

ALAN HESLING S.W, SOUTH, S.E. LONDON, SURREY (INSIDE M25) M: 07793 244619 ahesling@furlongflooring.com JACK Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CONNOR SOUTH BUCKS, BERKSHIRE, WEST LONDON, SURREY (OUTSIDE M25) M: 07816 217550 JOConnor@furlongflooring.com ANDY THOMPSON ESSEX, HERTFORDSHIRE

M: 07816 217565 athompson@furlongflooring.com DARREN SPENDIFF KENT

MIDLANDS

LONDON

Comfortable, resilient cushion flooring all ranges available 2, 3 and 4 metres wide all products are R10 rated 5, 7, 10 and 15-year warranties available

ADAM HILTON NOTTS, DERBYSHIRE & LINCS M: 07872 964685 ahilton@furlongflooring.com WESLEY GRAHAM LEICESTER, WARWICKSHIRE M: 07968 324598 wgraham@furlongflooring.com MIKE SHUTT BIRMINGHAM/ STAFFORDSHIRE, SHROPSHIRE M: 07970 158594 mshutt@furlongflooring.com JAMIE COLLINS N.W, NORTH, EAST & CENTRAL LONDON

12x engineered ranges and a solid oak range to cover all budgets and requirements 3x exclusive laminate ranges, that offer buyer protection and include modern herringbone designs 4x exclusive LVT ranges of dryback and click Matching accessories, underlays and care kits Hard flooring specialist team for sales support

www.furlongwoodflooring.co.uk HARD FLOORING SPECIALISTS

a full range of vinyl flooring reflecting contemporary design themes in wood and ceramic tile decors.

ADAM CLARK S.YORKSHIRE, YORKSHIRE, NORTH EAST, EAST COAST, NOTTS, DERBYSHIRE, LINCS M: 07970 269730 aclark@furlongflooring.com

M: 07816 217548 jmcollins@furlongflooring.com

M: 07980 786 264 slittlewood@furlongflooring.com

JEFF COLLINS ESSEX, HERTS, N, N.W. & EAST LONDON, NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, CAMBS M: 07793 244 620 jcollins@furlongflooring.com GUY FERGUSON KENT, HAMPSHIRE, DORSET, SURREY, EAST & WEST SUSSEX M: 07816 217 558 gferguson@furlongflooring.com

Preston Sales

tel: 01772 696787

Gloucester Sales M: 07791 890861 dspendiff@furlongflooring.com

STEVE LITTLEWOOD LANCS, FLYDE COAST, CUMBRIA, GTR MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE, SOT & STAFFORD, WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE, N. WALES

tel: 0845 520 0800

RONNIE REDPATH S.W. LONDON, W. LONDON, SURREY, MIDDLESEX, BERKSHIRE, BEDS, OXON & BUCKS, NORTHANTS M: 07792 477 312 rredpath@furlongflooring.com OWEN CHENERY S.E. WALES, HEREFORDSHIRE, AVON & GLOUCESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER, WARWICKSHIRE, BIRMINGHAM, SHROPSHIRE, STAFFORDSHIRE, SOMERSET M: 07794 367 825 ochenery@furlongflooring.com

fax: 01772 311921 fax: 01452 222515

London Sales

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Danish quality by design T 01473 826870

F 01473 827274

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www.hammercarpets.com

.EW2ANGESOUTNOW Jacs Designer tonal loop pile in 100% wool available in 4m and 5m widths.

Memphis

Diamond Weave

Scandic Weave

NEW

Natural Lines

COLOURS

Super luxurious 100% wool loop pile available in 4m and 5m widths.

Natural Weave herringbone design with a stripe option. NEW

Supreme boucle

COLOURS

Our best selling level loop 100% wool product available in 12 up to the minute colours in both 4m and 5m widths.

Las Vegas A chunky luxurious loop pile in 100% wool available in 4m and 5m widths.

Sisal Boucle & Sisal Berber A heavy domestic tonal stripe in 100% wool loop pile.

The Stone Fibre Collection designs. Each design available in 4 colours, in 4m and 5m widths.

Memphis

NEW

100% wool textured loop available in 4 & 5m widths.

Diamond Weave

NEW

5m width.

Scandic Weave

NEW

Please contact your agent to ask about our domestic display options

5m width.

Sloane Square

NEW

100% wool innovative cut and loop pile geometric design.

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Our UK Sales Team Ron Fewery 07976 244892

Derek Boyd 07940 320708

Martin Gorny 07530 365125

Sandy Anderson 07445 232345

London, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, East Anglia, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire

Scotland

Bristol & the West Country

N Wales, Cheshire and the North West

Lee Palmer 07774 101640

Stephen Binnersley 07710 618754

Steven Korobjeko 0770 229 2558

Channel Islands

Midlands & South Wales

Yorkshire & the North East

Steve Acton 07957 836207 Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset

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PRETTY IN PINK AND READY TO SERVE! ORDER BEFORE 16:00 FOR OUR NEXT DAY SERVICE, DELIVERED FREE, DELIVERED WITH STYLE!!! NATURAL EFFECT

TWISTS - STAIN RESIST

VINYL / SMOOTH FLOORING

Gold Fields Ivory Coast 2015 London Life 4&5M Natural Habitat 4&5M Northern Lights 4 & 5M Promenade Rocca 2016 Southern Chic 4&5M

Carlton Club Chunky Twist Dalton 2018 Dublin Heather 2016 Dublin Twist 2018 Echo Twist 2017 4&5M Fairfield Creations 2018 Fascination 4&5M Heathertwist Supreme 40 4&5M Heathertwist Elite 50 4&5M Imagination 4&5M Kaleidoscope 4&5m Peerless Twist Supreme 4&5M Peerless Ultra 4&5M Startwist Edition 2016 4&5M Startwist Elite 2016 50 4&5M Startwist Supreme 2016 40 4&5M Super Noble Twist 4&5M Wessex Twist Elite 4&5M Wessex Twist Supreme 4&5M

Dura-Tex Eclipse 2016 - Elite Eclipse 2016 - Genesis Eclipse 2018 - Revelations High Society II Luxury Comfort II Luxury Royale Luxury Value II Moonlight Starlight Techno-Safe 2017 Multi Flex

SAXONY / SHAG PILE Fabulous 4&5m Glamorous 4&5m Saxon King 2015 Turkish Delight 4&5M

ULTRA SOFT FEEL LUXURY Cashmere 4&5M Cashmere Luxe 4&5M Fairfield Silk 4&5M Faye 4&5M Genius 4&5M Graceful Delight 4&5M Kesari (By Leonis) 4&5M Montana Silk 4&5M Noble Luxury 4&5M Pearlescent 4&5M Pure Class 4&5M Queens Saxony Salisbury Velvet 4&5M Soft Noble Deluxe Softer Style 4&5m Startwist Saxony 4&5M Startwist Silk 4&5M Tender Kiss Tender Touch Versailles Palace 4&5M

CORD, NEEDLEPUNCH & ENTRANCE MATTING Big Hit Canterbury Gel Hippo Mat Gala 2017 4&5M Gala Stripes Lone Ranger Magnum Mat Magnus Mat Supacord

CARPET TILES Canterbury Capital City Capital Plus

FINSA LAMINATE COLLECTION TWISTS - WOOL Dimensions Plain/Heathers 40 Dimensions Plain/ Heathers 50 Dimensions Heathers Stripe 50 Dimensions Plain/Heathers 60 Lingdale 4&5m Lingdale Elite 4&5m Premium Deluxe 40 4&5M Premium Deluxe 40 Stripes Premium Elite 50 4&5M Premium Finesse 60 4&4M Ultimate Berber Twist 4&5M

GRAPHICS / CONTRACT GELS Endurance Gel 2016 Marathon Skyline Gel

Finsa Original 4v (stock) Finfloor 12 4v Pure Floor 8mm 4v

ARTIFICIAL GRASS Landscape Landscape Junior Landscape Stripe

WELCOME TO Where service is EVERYTHING! We have great products, great prices and, best of all, a great team to serve you! Check out the Rackhams offer….NOW!!’

ENGINEERED WOOD COLLECTION Oaken Options

REVOLUTIONARY LVT FLOORING FROM CAVALIO Conceptline Projectline

We also stock a complete selection of underlays, accessories and entrance matting. We offer a Special Order Service on products from virtually every flooring manufacturer in existence! Express Delivery Service on Finsa, Balterio & Krono laminate ranges.

Area Sales Executives Aaron Smith London postals NW,N,E & SE 07881 502506

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Peter Lawrence London SW Postals, Surrey (West of A24), Beds, Berks, Bucks, Herts (West of A1) 07881-502508

Paul Henson Essex (Outside M25) Cambs, Suffolk, Herts (East of A1) 07837-295379

TBA Kent/Sussex 07881-502507

Antony Stapleton Sales Director 07881-502505 / 020-8498-2845 THE STOCKLISTS August 2018


Solent Wholesale Carpet Company Ltd CARPET, FLOORCOVERING & ACCESSORY WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Telephone: 01243 774623 Fax: 01243 210105 E-mail: sales@solentwholesale.co.uk Website: www.solentwholesale.com Zola Park, Barnfield Drive, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6UX.

CHECK STOCK, PLACE ORDERS AND MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT 24/7 ALL THROUGH OUR WEBSITE

Oxford, Berks, Bucks, Beds, Hants, Middlesex & Herts. . . . . Ian Cardrick, i.cardrick@solentwholesale.co.uk, mobile: 07973 406329 Sussex E & W, Surrey, South London & Kent . . . . . . . . . . . . John Robson, j.robson@solentwholesale.co.uk, mobile: 07973 898453 Hants, Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucs, & I.O.W.. . . . . . . . . . Phil Gozzard, p.gozzard@solentwholesale.com, mobile: 07973 406799 VICTORIA Atlas Aura Celestial EasiCare Morton EasiCare Heartland First Impressions Freedom Lasting Luxury Royal Victoria Simply Heathers Collection Strathmore Collection Tudor Twist Wentworth Wentworth Saxony LANO & BAJONG Cashmere Cashmere Luxe Fairfield Ceations Fairfield Silk Forum Genius Heather Twist Elite Heather Twist Supreme Montana Montana Twist Oblique Superior Pembridge Twist Star Twist Collection 40/50 BALTA Big Hit Berber Trail Luxury Heritage Heather Gala Cord - all options in stock Grand Prix Moorland Twist More Noble More Noble Soft Noble Collection Noble Heathers Paramount Playground Sarabi Saxon King Scorpio Shepherd Twist Heather Shepherd Twist Soft Noble

BROCKWAY Cavendish Collection Dimensions Dimensions Heathers Lingdale (Both Qualities) Orion/Orion Major

MOHAWK CARPETS

LUSOTUFO Nature/Nevada Safi Sahara Tangier Titan & Tital Diagonal Valencia Wool Cord Wool Dream

IDEAL carpets Dublin Dublin Heathers Echo Endurance - New Colours Grace Grass Collection Mars Monsoon Motor Car Pronto

CORMAR Apollo Comfort Apollo Elite Apollo Plus Highland Saxony Home Counties Heathers Home Counties Plains Living Naturals Malabar 2 fold Oaklands 32 Oaklands 42 Oaklands 50 Natural Berber Twist Primo Choice Super/Elite Primo Excellence Primo Plus Primo Ultra Sensation Sensation Feeling Sensation Heathers Sensation Supreme Sensation Twist Soft Focus Soft Focus Heather's IVC Atlas II Bingo Classic Limestone Comfytex Fusion Groovy Isafe Apex Isafe First - limited Isafe One Planet Presto Tile Styles Ultimate Elements Woodmark

The only distributor to offer Mohawk in the UK.

X Collection Freedom 4m stock Super Freedom

vinyls Athena Black-tex Emotions Galaxy Gemini Orion - limted Spectrum Taurus entrance matting Alicante Heavy Tread Orotex - Ceylon Orotex - Magnum Orotex - Matrix MISCELLANEOUS CLASSIS CARPETS Amber Amber Plains San Diego Winter EARTHWERKS Tempo MILLENNIUM WEAVERS Desire New Millennium Twist Ultra Twist PARAGON Toccarre Carpet Tiles TELENZO London Bridge/Kings Cross

BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN CARPET MANUFACTURERS VICTORIA CARPETS KIDDERMINSTER

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 July/August 2018. THE STOCKLISTS August 2018

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SCOTLAND SCOTLAND MARK VINTER M: 07775 376 07775 902 902 376

KENT/SUSSEX/SURREY/ KENT T/SUSSEX/ /SURREY Y/ HAMPSHIRE JAMIE JAMIE BONE M: 07899 248324 07899 248324

CORNWALL/DEVON/ C ORNW NW WALL/DEVON/ SOMERSET/DORSET ERSET T/DORSET SOMERSET BRENDAN BRENDAN HART M: 07850 07850 130221 130221

YORKSHIRE YORKSHIRE ALDO BERITONNI BERITONNI M: 07971 173 07971 17 3 560

NORTH NORTH WEST WEST & CUMBRIA MARK JONES M: 07828 07828 119 279 279

WEST GLOS. MIDLANDS & GL OS. WEST MIDLANDS PETE EA AVERNS VERNS M: 07734 07734 324 324 356 356

SOUTH WALES WALES & BRISTOL BRISTOL DAVID DAVID MAY MA AY Y M: 07976 778 07976 204 778

NORTHERN NORTHERN IRELAND GARY GARY O’BOYLE O’BOYLE M: 07831 07831 220 675 675

NORTH NORTH EAST EAST BECKY BECKY GIBBONS M: 07970 491 215 07970 491

EAST EAST MIDLANDS MIDLANDS STEVE STEVE FURNISS FURNISS M: 07773 07773 384 787 787

SOUTH EAST LONDON EAST & L ONDON ANDREW GOLDSMITH GOLDSMITH M: 07432 07432 119 220

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND LARRY LARRY WHITE M: 0862 594 594 126

KEY ACCOUNTS 07815 806 783 783 NATIONAL GED AINSCOW AINSCOW M: 07815 ACCOUNTS NATIONAL SALES SALES OFFICE Thomas Witter Carpets Ltd

T: 01429 01429 892567 892567

THOMAS WITTER Support your your British manufacturer manuf acturer

T: 0844 7252 7252 034 034

Thank you for your continued support

V I E W LO IS T IC S, PARK P A RK VIEW ROAD RO AD E AST, A S T, H AR ARTLEPOOL, TLEPOOL, T TS25 S25 1 HT L O G IST

E: S SA A LES@THOMA LE S@TH O MASWI S W ITTER TTE R ..CO C OM OM

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Thomas Witter

T: 014 29 892555 0 1429 8 9 2555


Introducing Arcadia

Sales Executives

Another stunning new polyester range from Victoria Carpets in 4 & 5m widths, in 9 stylish colours. An â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;oh soâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; contemporary and complementary addition to the existing ranges Celestial and Shimmer tufted in rich polyester yarn. Please ask your local Area Sales Manager for more details.

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SPECIES PRODUCT CODE Victoria Multilayer Oak T&G Collection

OAK R69 OAK R71 OAK R72 OAK R77 OAK R95 OAK R100 OAK R102 Richmond Engineered T&G Collection OAK R22 OAK R23 OAK R24 OAK R54 OAK R63 OAK R65 OAK R66 OAK R67 OAK R74 OAK R75 OAK R76 Chelsea 5GC Click Collection OAK R25 NEW Chelsea 5GC Click Collection OAK R89 OAK R90 OAK R91 OAK R92 OAK R93 OAK R94 OAK R97 OAK R101 Kensington Engineered UNICLIC Collection OAK R03 OAK R11 OAK R13 OAK R14 OAK R15 OAK R73 Fulham Engineered UNICLIC Collection OAK R78 OAK R79 OAK R80 OAK R81 OAK R88 OAK R98 Islington Multilayer Collection OAK R82 OAK R83 Belgravia Herringbone European T&G Left & Right OAK R20s OAK R21 OAK R45s OAK R64 Hampstead T&G Collection AM BLACK WALNUT R86 City 2G Click Collection OAK R50 Dynamic Vinyl Plank Viliange 2G Click Collection TILE/STONE VLVT1611 TILE/STONE VLVT1612 TILE/STONE VLVT1613 WEAVE VLVT3531 WEAVE VLVT3541 VINTAGE OAK VLVT5431 OAK VLVT6001 SMOKED OAK VLVT6003 DARK WALNUT VLVT6013 GREY OAK VLVT6022 LIMED OAK VLVT6031 LIGHT WALNUT VLVT6033 OAK VLVT6045 OAK VLVT6046 GREY OAK VLVT6051 OAK VLVT6072 WHITE OAK VLVT6154 GREY OAK VLVT6311 Urban Laminate Vallnge 2G Click Collection OAK AVENEL/HONEY OAK SCOTTSDALE/VENICE OAK CARNOUSTIE/HAVANA OAK SUGARLOAF/FROSTED OAK CONGRESSIONAL/GINGER OAK OLYMPIC/UMBRIA OAK HAZELTINE/JAKARTA OAK KAPALUA/SANDHILL OAK DIAMOND CREEK/SPRING ELM

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BRUSHED LIGHT BROWN STAIN UV OIL BRUSHED WHITE SMOKED UV OIL CLEAR UV LACQUER CLEAR UV OIL BRUSHED SMOKED UV OIL BRUSHED SILVER LIGHT GREY STAIN UV LACQUERED

BRUSHED POLAR WHITE UV OIL CLEAR UV OIL LIGHT GREY UV OIL STAIN FRENCH GREY UV OIL STAIN DARK GREY UV OIL STAIN CLEAR UV OIL CLEAR UV OIL

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NEW TRADE PRICE LIST AND RETAIL BROCHURE NO: 8 IS OUT NOW

Gary Kendall - London North/Home Counties - 07802 661 944 Lee Wickham - East Anglia - 077 1313 3517

VACANCY - West Midlands, South Wales

Mark Broster - London South/Home Counties - 07766 255 222

John Constable - London South/Home Counties - 07836 734 322

VACANCY - Scotland

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2G CLICK 3-STRIP

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2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK

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2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK 2G CLICK

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1-STRIP 1-STRIP 1-STRIP 1-STRIP 1-STRIP 1-STRIP 1-STRIP 1-STRIP 1-STRIP

Steve Furniss - East Midlands - 07773 384 787

Steve Fletcher - North Yorkshire - 07831 818 989

Richard J Comboy - Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Wirral - 0749 629 3150 Martin Gorny - Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Isle Of White, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall - 07530 365 125


Carpet&FlooringReview Charming chevrons

with authentic wood looks and impressive durability, Concept woods vinyl flooring from Itec Contract Floors is a popular choice in commercial, health, education, leisure and accommodation projects looking for a floor to withstand intensive use. now with the introduction of a top emboss specifically developed for commercial sheet vinyl and new designs capturing recent trends in wood flooring, Concept woods is ready for the latest interiors.

Chevron Oak exemplifies the ability of Itec Contract Floors to design and manufacture products that ensure the benefits of vinyl flooring can be utilised in areas with high aesthetic principles. Available in light oak (T33) along with light (T91) and dark (T95) grey, the design gives an instant trend-led look. The same can also be said of Groutless Wood, another new design for 2018, that gives an ‘endless’ wood grain pattern. Blending a natural look with the popularity of uniform, jointless surfaces and transitions; Groutless Wood is available in light (T32) and grey (T93). The look of both designs can be maintained with Invisiweld, replacing conventional hot welding as a way of joining sheets without weld rod. Leaving an imperceptible join that’s also stronger and less prone to failure, Invisiweld can be used on all Itec Contract Floors. A four-metre width option, as well as the standard two-metre, also makes Concept Woods ideal for use in large congregation areas. Ortwin Top, product manager, Itec Contract Floors, comments on the updated collection: “Concept Woods is a popular option for projects that need a low-maintenance and durable wood-look floor and with significant improvements to the technology behind it, the collection is better than ever. The new commercial emboss and Hyperguard+ combination give all designs improved realism thanks to a realistic texture and an enhanced matt surface, while also improving cleanability, scuff and dirt resistance, and slip-restraint. The new technology gives Concept Woods the upper hand when it comes to an attractive and durable floor that’s great for use in a multitude of environments.” The Concept Woods collection is stocked at distributors across the country. T 0800 032 3970

www.itecfloors.co.uk

County set of new colours

The Cormar Carpet Company, has re-launched its popular wool twist Home Counties Plains range with nine brand new colours – increasing the total offering to a choice of 18 fashionable home furnishing shades.

Made from 80% pure new wool, 10% tuftbond and 10% polypropylene, Home Counties Plains is a premier quality tenth gauge carpet in two pile weights (42oz and 50oz), making it ideal for high traffic areas such as stairways and hallways. Branded under the Wools of New Zealand banner, Cormar’s Home Counties Plains hits the right note with its 18 strong palette including new shades Harbour Stone and Quartz. Available in both four and five metre widths, the range will retail from approximately £27 per sq m. “Home Counties Plains has been a great seller for our retailers for over four years,” said David Cormack, marketing director of the Cormar Carpet Company. “However nothing stands still and due to the change in consumer trends, this current relaunch sees an influx of more greys and stoney shades which are at the heart of this collection.” The Cormar Carpet Company produces all its wool and polypropylene carpet ranges from two production sites near Bury, in Lancashire. Its new regional distribution centre is in Hemel Hempstead, with a network of out-bases throughout the UK. It also owns its own fleet of over 60 vehicles to ensure a fast delivery service to customers, as well as servicing its retail customers through a team of 29 sales representatives throughout Britain and Ireland. T 01204 881234 www.cormarcarpets.co.uk

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NEWS Cracking new designs

designs from the Mad Men collection now rank in the best-selling rugs from louis de Poortere, with the SS18 The Cracks pattern also recently entering the manufacturer’s top 20. Echoing the golden age of advertising in the New York City of the 1960s, Mad Men is a series of bold and powerful rugs woven in an artful blend of high-gloss polyester and cotton chenille.

A mix of straight and broken lines reminiscent of the ragged pencil strokes beginning iconic brand campaigns, Jacob’s Ladder and Griff designs are full of energy and a vibrancy that has seen them become ranked among Louis de Poortere’s most popular designs. Now joined by The Cracks, introduced for SS18, which has already steamed its way into the top 20, Mad Men proves that a powerful story can drive inspirational design. Alan Russell, Sales Director UK, Louis de Poortere, says: “Manhattan in the 1960s saw the creation of many advertising campaigns and slogans that are still familiar and in use today. Our designers saw this era as the perfect inspiration for some really energetic and vibrant designs. Feeling modern yet capturing the mid-century spirit, these convention-breaking designs have grown into some of our best-selling qualities.” Inspired by the world below the surface, The Cracks is cloaked in the hues of Dark Pine, Deep Mine and Abyss Blue and just like the rest of the Mad Men collection, comes in a range of standard sizes from 80 x 150cm up to 280 x 360cm. Hand-finished and with a natural anti-slip latex backing, Mad Men is machine-woven in Belgium. T 01505 615663 www.louisdepoortere.com

amtico academy choice

Products from F. Ball and Co. ltd. have been used to create a ‘textbook perfect’ flooring finish as part of a refurbishment to create a brand new amtico training academy in Coventry. These included F. Ball’s Stopgap 300 Hd levelling compound and Stopgap P131 general purpose primer. The flooring was installed in what is now the reception area of the training centre.

Firstly, ceramic tiles were removed from the existing concrete subfloor along with remaining adhesive. Before the application of a levelling compound, F. Ball’s Stopgap P131 general purpose primer was used. F. Ball’s Stopgap 300 HD levelling compound was then applied to the prepared subfloor to create a perfectly smooth surface ready to receive the Amtico floorcoverings. Slateeffect luxury vinyl tiles with beveled edges were then installed using a solvent-free, temperature tolerant vinyl adhesive with pressure sensitive characteristics. Finally, entryway matting was installed over 50 percent of the remaining area of the prepared subfloor, next to the doorway leading into the reception area. Light-grey, PVC-backed carpet tiles were installed on the other half of the prepared subfloor. Commenting on the project, Andy Heath, the main instructor working on the job, said: “The job went extremely well. The end result had to be perfect because it’s the Amtico training centre, and the reception is the first thing people see as they walk in. F. Ball’s products helped us create a high-quality finish, quickly.” T 01538 361 633

www.f-ball.co.uk

Succeed with screed

a champion of high-level performance, versatility and value for money, Pro-Screed gold is the two-part levelling and smoothing compound from floorwise, the screed and adhesive experts.

High quality powder and latex liquid combine to make Pro-Screed Gold the go-to bag and bottle levelling and smoothing choice, this product’s far-reaching credentials making it the ideal companion to installers who demand nothing but the best. With Pro-Screed Gold there is no need to prime, meaning installers can reduce time spent on-site, with rapid setting and excellent flow properties also adding to the product’s ease of use. “Since its launch a year ago, Pro Screed Gold has been enjoyed by contractors and installers for its versatility and value for money,” explains Richard Bailey, Managing Director, floorwise. “But it is a 90-minute setting time that really sets Pro-Screed Gold apart, saving precious time no matter what conditions they may face upon arrival at site.” Pro-Screed Gold can be used over old adhesive residue to again increase the speed of a job, and is compatible with underfloor heating systems. floorwise’s latest two-part levelling and smoothing compound is also moisture tolerant, ensuring an installation of supreme quality no matter the condition of the subfloor, and even when the presence of a DPM is lacking. Meeting the performance levels of the very best competition in the market, Pro-Screed Gold lives up to its name in helping to provide gold standard installations, and is available from floorwise distributors throughout the UK and Ireland now. T 01509 673974 22 August 2018

www.floorwise.co.uk


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Marketing insights Contemporary Classics They say fashion goes in circles, well we’ve found time-honoured classic flooring designs being revitalised with fresh colours, renewed with subtle details and reengineered for present day interiors.

Brintons offers a wide selection of contemporary classics including iconic tartans, stripes and striking geometrics. They manage to refresh traditional textile patterns with current colour palettes to help keep them modern and flexible. Jodie Hatton, Creative Designer for Brintons says: “These patterns recur time and again as they offer enduring style and endless versatility. For example, the trend for vintage, reclaimed textiles gives our City Plaids carpets a modern vibrancy but the subtle colour palette adds a fashionable edge to this timeless pattern. Similarly, gingham and polkadots as seen in our Padstow series often return each season alongside florals as both a wardrobe and interiors staple.” This trend for timeless yet modern has been further accentuated with Brintons new launch for 2018 – Perpetual Textures. The name itself signifies the eternal popularity of key fabrics and patterns with the designs for this range being influenced by the beauty of chenille, corded and tweed.

Brintons - Perpetual Textures, layered Herringbone

Strawberry Meadow is an original, hand drawn Liberty Design Studio exclusive of William Morris's famous design ‘Strawberry Thief’ and features strawberry bushes and birds in tonal shades that translate beautifully as carpet.

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Due to overwhelming Strawberry Meadow demand, Ulster is adding new colourways to its highly popular Braeburn, Country House Collection Beaumont, and Tazmin ranges.

The new colours in Braeburn and CHC Beaumont expand the choice of elegant plaids on offer from Ulster. While the Tazmin new colours have been designed with the current fusion feel of interiors in mind, giving this classic range a modern feel. All of these new additional colourways are available in five colour matching multi widths and are woven in an 80% wool and 20% nylon yarn blend suitable for heavy wear.

Ulster - Country House Collection, Beaumont Inkstone

“Patterns recur time and again as they offer enduring style and endless versatility” Two great British brands that share a rich heritage of design get together to dress our floors with contemporary classics. Famous Liberty prints are reimagined as carpets and bespoke rugs by Alternative Flooring, bringing more pattern to its distinctive Quirky B collection, an award-winning range that features designs by leading interior and textile designers. There are four signature designs in a total of ten colourways. Enchanting floral, bird, garden and paisley prints that combine detailed pattern and vibrant colour have been refashioned for floors. 24 August 2018

Adam Carpets pioneered the introduction of overtuft ranges with the launch of their Inspirations collection back in 2001. This resulted in tufted carpets being available in classic ‘woven’ designs at a much lower price point than conventional woven products, due to the significantly reduced manufacturing times. The Inspirations range comes in three timeless designs; pin dots, square motifs and circular motifs. This year Adam Carpets bought these muchloved classic designs bang up to date with the introduction of three contemporary greys as the central ground colour; a clean and stunning pale grey, a subtle mid grey and a richer dark grey.

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adam Carpets - Inspirations, Cadet grey

Karndean offers 26 slate designs across its ranges, from light and neutral tones through mid to dark charcoal grey shades to blend perfectly into both traditional and modern home styles.

Avenue is welcoming the best in realism in sheet vinyl, thanks to their updated Ultimate Timber PU collection, which incorporates the new Vgroove technology on selected styles. A deep embossed v-groove enhances the wood plank look in the brand-new and super-stylish designs of Jacobsen, Cartier, Edgewood and Cimarron. Introductions in the chevron of Pamera and narrow board of Bristol, demonstrate this range has enjoyed an extensive overhaul and is ready to transform homes with its modern, ultra-realistic wood effects. Maaike Dickx, Product Manager at Avenue, comments: “As part of this refresh, we’ve not just introduced one or two new designs, but instead turned our attention to making Ultimate Timber PU the very best in cushion vinyl flooring. It’s almost an entirely new collection, but with the ‘ultimate’ in looks and performance there simply isn’t a better name to do it justice and so we stuck with the well-established Ultimate Timber name.”

Adam Carpets also upgraded their Inspirations range to premium all-British certified Platinum Wool and stock all three designs in both 4 metre and 5 metre widths to avoid joins even in larger rooms. “Our retail customers have been pleasantly surprised how these modern shades and clean lustrous wools make a fresh modern statement to fit perfectly with the style of today’s decor in modern homes”, explains Chris Adam, Managing Director at Adam Carpets.

Each floor in the collection is protected with Superguard, a PU wear layer that improves stain and wear performance on a permanent basis making maintenance easier. In two, three and four-metre widths, Ultimate Timber PU can be used everywhere from bathrooms to kitchens and living spaces, delivering ultra-realistic looks with the comfort and warmth of high-quality cushion vinyl flooring.

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Karndean Designflooring’s slate designs offer timeless yet contemporary style that can withstand the demands of busy family life and modern living. Slate designs offer subtle blends of colour that reflect the depth and character of the original stone, providing a classic look without the practical drawbacks of a real stone floor. Karndean’s designers visited quarries in the heart of the Lake District and were inspired by the slates they found there. The volcanic rocks of the region, specially selected for their individual and unique features, inspired three new slate designs, available in 12” x 18” tiles, recently launched as part of the popular Knight Tile range. Two riven slate designs, featuring natural splits in the layers of slate, create a palate of mid to dark charcoal tones with a three-dimensional appearance to add a visual depth, while a honed oyster slate design offers a lighter tone with fossilisation and linear veining features, replicating the features of 300-million-year-old slate.

Karndean designflooring - grey Riven Slate

For more information contact:

adam Carpets T: 01562 822247 visit www.adamcarpets.com alternative Flooring T: 01264 335111 visit www.alternativeflooring.com avenue Floors T: 0800 032 3970 visit www.avenuefloors.co.uk Brintons Carpets T: 0800 505055 visit www.brintons.co.uk Karndean designflooring T: 01386 820104 visit www.karndean.com Ulster Carpets T: 028 3833 4433 visit www.ulstercarpets.com

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Brand new approach to inspire savvy consumers Cormar transforms carpet marketing The market is changing and carpet market leader Cormar is transforming its appearance and the way it talks to consumers in a major drive to deliver more business to independent retailers.

“Traditional retail, both on the high street and out of town, is under pressure, but internet use is growing and can generate new opportunities to create footfall for retailers,” says david Cormack of Cormar. “70% of major purchases are researched online and consumers are more savvy than ever before.”

The accepted wisdom was that carpet brands are almost invisible to consumers and that the internet is a negative world of price comparison and direct-toconsumer selling. But Cormar are challenging all that in a digital world where social media is dominating and consumers search and share ideas for their homes. Brands are becoming increasingly important as a tag to recognise popular products.

So Cormar has upped the game to a new level with a fresh new design and a whole new digital strategy. The objective is to give the company the opportunity to grow – and take its retailers with it for valuable new sales.

The Cormar logo has not changed in over 25 years. “It looks dated compared to how the interiors market has moved forward and I think flooring in underselling itself to these consumers. The world is changing and we needed a refesh,” says david. “but it had to be just right - we want to be the home furnishings brand of choice for the carpet customer. It is not enough to invest in products, we need to invest in our brand.”

The transformation got underway at the beginning of 2017 and started with intensive research about consumer perceptions and preferences and the development of other brands in the interiors sector. The new logo is clean and modern with an open typeface and the colour palette for the brand is now fashionable blue/greys.

The re-launch of Cormar’s popular Homes Counties Plains range, adding nine colours to the colour bank of 18, is the first range in the new branding.

“ Cormar has the reputation in the trade for the quality of its service and its products but we need to invest in our relationship with our consumers to grow the business for us and our retailers.

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“ Traditional retail, both on the high street and out of town, is under pressure, but internet use is growing and can generate new opportunities to create footfall for retailers ” and there is a new message to go with it. The company strapline now says “making your home just right” to recognise the aspirations of consumers to research the detail in order to make the smartest choices for their interiors.There’s an 80-page brand guide to ensure the new approach is communicated consistently.

This new look will be seen across the industry in the months ahead in an ambitious programme that will see all the POS updated during July and august, a brand new stand at Harrogate and new liveries on the company’s fleet of over 60 vehicles, a quarter of which will be changed this year.

But one of the biggest changes is on the Cormar website which has been re-engineered and re-designed to inspire and motivate consumers. galleries of interior imagery show consumers what is possible and carpet is presented by colour and style.

Cormar aims to turn the internet into a positive force for retail sales, recognising that savvy consumers do their research online before coming to the High Street.

There are some key innovations here too. The site shows floor-level views of the carpets as well as flat samples. There are easy tools to post ideas directly to social media platforms such as Pinterest. Customer reviews are catered for and price range information is given. and there is lots of information to make Cormar the ‘go-to’ site for carpets.

we’re aiming to drive traffic to retailers,” says david Cormack. “Consumers want to research online prior to visiting a flooring retailer, so we see our job is to help inspire their interest and drive them into a store with a sample in their hand. Retailers then have a customer that knows what they want and where they can get it.”

The Cormar website is now a class-leading presentation of the company’s portfolio and has advanced facilities for consumer samples and ‘find-a-retailer.

Marketing manager Jason Steer has played a major role in the overhaul. He came to Cormar at the beginning of 2017 from sportswear brand Puma and has a track record at other major brands including the Cooperative group, Silentnight and Russell Hobbs.

“Cormar has the reputation in the trade for the quality of its service and its products, but we need to invest in our relationship with consumers to grow the business for us and our retailers,” said Jason. “we have worked hard on developing an effective new approach. It is the right thing to do and we are doing it the right way.”

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Reflecting success in Warwick ACG’s showcase of professionalism – and fun!

Floating on a lake in Warwick, ACGs’ Platinum event made something of a splash at the ultra-modern Slate conference centre in the city’s university campus. This is the flooring industry looking at its very best!

The buying group decided to set a high bar in the presentation of their annual members’ event and the sophisticated showcase provided the perfect lakeside setting to reflect the success of the associated Carpet group and its growing membership.

aCg executive director Richard Moore said: “The Slate at warwick is a top quality venue which creates a great platform for business. Our exhibitors have made a superb effort with a full turnout from all of our 22 preferred suppliers and a very high standard of presentation.

“ We have been with ACG since the 90s and it’s a lovely group to be part of. They are always having new ideas and Richard [Moore] works very hard to make things happen so that we can continue to run our business competitively. ” Tracey and Calvin Skinner of Home Comfort Carpets and Vinyl in County durham (pictured left and centre).

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“ACG is good at picking the right products and we are a big fan of the Group’s own label, having about 70% of our stock own labelled in this way. The brand looks great and we very much appreciate the protection this gives us when people are shopping around and making comparisons. ” Sian Pritchard of Blackwoods in South wales (pictured with Phil Hartley of Victoria

“We always wonder why more retailers don’t join a buying groups, it’s a no-brainer. We get a lot back in savings for a small membership fee and the group does a promotion in the key Autumn sales season that makes us even more.We literally save thousands and thousands of pounds as an ACG member. ” Chris Trott of Carpets by Chris in grimsby. Carpet&FlooringReview


“ The event sends out a strong message of professionalism and we are very vigorous in our approach to marketing to give everyone the best chance of doing the best business. As a result, we have an event aCg executive director Richard Moore (pictured right) with a real buzz about it

“The event sends out a strong message of professionalism and we are very vigorous in our approach to marketing to give everyone the best chance of doing the best business. as a result, we have an event with a real buzz about it,” said Richard. “we also have about 260 members and suppliers attending our gala dinner dance so we have plenty of fun too!”

Richard has been instrumental in the development of aCg as the UK’s fastest growing buying group which now has over 310 stores across the country. It has built up strong relationships with its suppliers so that they can work closely with retail members to get the most flexible and competitive deals.

Founded in 1985 with 32 members, aCg has enjoyed rapid growth to a collective strength of more than 300 individual members. It is a non-profit making group run as a cooperative amongst its members who pay a fixed annual subscription. aCg negotiates competitive prices, promotional discounts and percentage rebates from its suppliers and these are paid directly to retailers. Retailers are wholly independent, of course, and free to make their own arrangements and deals direct with suppliers.

Jonathan gamble at Penthouse Carpets commented: “This is an excellent show and we really appreciate the opportunity to take the time to talk to customers. we find aCg and their members are always open to new ideas and that’s important in such a competitive environment.”

Victoria presenting the Virgin Experience vouchers to (left to right) Rodney Gowans, Gowans of Castle Douglas; Andy Polhill, Superior Finish Ltd, St Ives; and Ken Mather,Mill Flooring’s, Langley Mill.

Many retailers are increasing their take up of aCg own-label branding to counter competition from “internet shoppers” but the selection is up to individual stores as to how they make the best mix of merchandising to suit their business. The aCg ‘Smart Choice’ branding is supported with a whole range of marketing materials in addition to the POS displays.

Mark Rooney at edel Telenzo was launching their brand new innovative atmosphere Collection to great acclaim and said: “The venue for this event is smart and modern and is just the right setting for an industry that wants to look relevant to today’s consumers.”

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NEWS water way to go

Beaulieu International group (B.I.g.) reports that its global multimodal logistics platform which uses waterway transport to reduce its dependency on truck transport reduced the company’s container transport-related CO2 emissions by 36% in 2017 and is scheduled to achieve a further 55% reduction in the coming years.

Since the start of the programme in 2015, it has grown substantially and now 60% of B.I.G.’s output by container is transported via barges starting at the River Terminal Wielsbeke (RTW). The RTW acts as B.I.G.’s global inland hub, connecting the company to major shipping routes and destinations around the world via the Port of Antwerp. Previously all container cargo went by truck to the Port of Antwerp, a distance of 90 km. By changing to water transport, journey times have become more reliable as traffic congestion doesn’t have to be factored in; there are fewer trucks on the roads reducing traffic for other road users; and the company’s CO2 emissions have fallen. In 2017 the company shipped 3,000 containers via combined road + barge transport, reducing CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes, compared with pure road transport.

Fit for the final

The nICF has announced the six finalists for the Carpet Fitter of the Year 2018 competition, following extremely close fought semi-finals. The successful fitters who have progressed to the Finals this year are: darren ash – Alfrick, Worcestershire dan evans – Huntingdon, Cambridgshire dan Jones – Telford, West Midlands Jamie nelson – Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire Tony newall – Coatbridge, Lanarkshire John wright – Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Many congratulations to them all!

The 'Finalists' page to the Carpet Fitter of the Year section of the NICF website is now live. The finals are taking place over two days, 16 and 17 September, in the Kings Suite of the exhibition centre during The Flooring Show in Harrogate. The winner will be announced at 4.30pm on Monday 17 September in the Kings Suite. T 0115 958 3077 www.nicfltd.org.uk

Sustainable container transport passing through the River Terminal Wielsbeke, B.I.G.’s global inland hub to the rest of the world. (Photo: © POM West-Vlaanderen) “B.I.G. is committed to providing efficient and sustainable transport solutions,” explains Isabelle Vandamme, Group Supply Chain & Procurement Director, B.I.G.. “That’s why barge transport from RTW to the Port of Antwerp is so important for B.I.G. and will continue to be so in the coming years. In fact, our target is to increase barge use by 10% this year and barge capacity is planned to increase from 60 to 90 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) in the coming years.” T 0032 56 62 59 00 www.bintg.com

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Show builds on success It’s all happening in Harrogate! The Flooring Show takes centre stage in September with packed halls in Harrogate, many new exhibitors and a busy programme of activities to start the Autumn selling season in style. Building on last year’s strong visitor support, more than 160 exhibitors will be attending the show across all flooring sectors. Tracking trends and supporting the industry with practical advice is the hallmark of Harrogate and a busy programme of events is scheduled to ensure visitors can get the most out of their time at the show.

Key features for 2018 include a Live Talks Programme, hands-on Demo Zones for every aspect of flooring installation, the popular Wool Trends Hub and a lively seminar programme. New for this year is a Trend Briefing, guided by top interior designer Laura Greenwood. And don’t miss the Carpet Fitter of the Year which will see the six finalists battle it out for the industry’s top installation achievement. The show opens on Sunday, September 16th, until Tuesday at the Harrogate International Exhibition Centre. Visitors are encouraged to register to speed up their access to the event at www.theflooringshow.com

Full details at www.theflooringshow.com The line-up of leading flooring companies The Flooring Show, Harrogate, is the only national flooring event which is open to all and represents an unrivalled networking opportunity for the trade. • A&A Carpets & Flooring • Abingdon Flooring Ltd • Adam Carpets Ltd • Akarsu Rugs • All Victory Grass (Guangzhou) Co Ltd • Ardex UK Ltd • Associated Carpet Group • AT Industries • Audiga Building Material Jiangsu Co Ltd • AYM SYNTEX LTD • AYN Textile Company • Ball and Young Limited • Barth1873 • Bautech SP • Benott Ltd • Betap • Blindshapers Limited • Bond Worth Limited • Brit Adhesives • British Wool • Brockway Carpets Ltd • Campen Machinery A/S • Canadia Flooring • Carpet Line Direct • Carpet Recycling UK • Cavalier Carpets Ltd • CFS • Changzhou Lingda Special Fibre Co Ltd • Changzhou Prestige Carpet Industry Co., Ltd. • Changzhou Voffa Investment Co Ltd • Changzhou Zhonglong Wood Co Ltd • Classis BVBA • Computers for Flooring • Condor Carpets • Contract Flooring Journal • Cormar • Cybergold UK Ltd • Dalian Jaenmaken Wood Industry Co Ltd • Darekaou Industry Co Ltd • Distinctive Flooring • Dri-Tac Flooring Products LLC • Easilift Machine 34 August 2018

• Easylay Systems • EGGER Retail Products GmbH & Co KG • Ena Shaw • EverJade Group Limited • F Ball & Co Ltd • Fair Packaging Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. • Fatra A.S • Filpa Packaging & Foreign Trade Co • FITA • Fix-a-Floor UK • Flooring Sales Ltd • Floortrain (GB) Ltd • Furlong Flooring • Furlong Wood Division • Gooch Oriental Carpets • Goral Iplik • Greenacres Artificial Grass • H & V Carpets bvba • Haima Group Corporation • Hanson Plywood Ltd • Heatseam Limited • Himalaya Carpets UK • Home Creations International • Hugh Mackay • Hunan Taohuajiang Bamboo Technology Co Ltd • Huzhou Kelai Wood Co Ltd • Huzhou Sunergy World Trade Co Ltd • Ikoustic Ltd • Interfloor Ltd • Interiors Monthly • IQ Mouldings • J2 Flooring • Jason Carpets Co Ltd,Shijiazhuang • Jelf Insurance • Jewel Blade Limited • Jiangsu Shangge Investment Co Ltd • Karndean International Ltd • KDF Co Ltd • Kellars Limited • Laifuer UK • Lano N.V. • Laticrete UK/Palace Chemicals

• Leading Edge Supplies Ltd • Lohmann Technologies (UK) Ltd • Macro Carpets • Mapei UK Ltd • MasterPiece Systems Ltd • Masterweaver • Mayne Computer Technology Limited • Measure Square ltd • Merryfield Group • Metro Group • Millennium Weavers Europe • Moduleo • Monn Carpets • Nanjing Duraturff Co Ltd • NICF • NMC (UK) Ltd • Novostrat Ltd • O Jai He Home Textile Co Ltd • Oneflor Europe Bvba • Ornate Group Limited • Packexe Ltd • Palace Chemicals • Panaget • Penthouse Carpets Ltd • Pinnacle Carpets • Project Floors (UK) Limited • PRO-TEK™ WPC flooring • PuNing ZhanLong Plastic Products Co Ltd • Q A Flooring Solutions Ltd • QEP Co UK Ltd - XPS Foam • QEP Co UK Ltd - Roberts • Quantum Flooring Solutions • Rama Carpets Ltd • RFMS-UK Limited • Ribadao Design • Roberts Tools & Accessories • Rol-lite Blinds • S M G the National Furnishing Group • SEBO (UK) Ltd • Shijazhuang Sunrise Carpet Co Ltd • Spotnails Ltd • Staingard • Stairrods (UK) Ltd

• Steinel UK Ltd • Stroolmount (UK) Ltd • Supreme Carpets (UK) Ltd • Suzhou King Decoration Material Co Ltd • T E Displays UK Ltd • Taizhou Huali Plastic Co Ltd • TCS The Carpet Specialist Ltd • Texfelt Ltd • The Stocklists • The Ultimate Home Living Group Ltd • The Vintage and Modern Rug Company • Think Rugs • Thomas Witter • Tiles Porcelain Limited • Tomorrows Contract Floors/Retail Floors • Tover S.r.l • Tramex Limited • Tremco Illbruck Limited • Tugra Rugs • Tuskbond • Ulster Carpets Ltd • Unifloor Underlay Systems • UZIN • Venture Floorcovering • Victoria Carpets Ltd • VTC Industry (WUXI) Co Ltd • W. Machell Joinery Ltd • Western Woods • Westex • Wetrooms Distribution Limited, • Whitestone Weavers • William Armes Limited • Windmoeller Flooring Products WFP • GmbH • WOLFF • Wool Carpet Focus Group • WoolSafe • WTC Workwear • Wuxi Fuxing Carpet Co Ltd • W-Win • YTD Ltd • XPS Foam

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Opening times Sunday 16th September: 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday 17th September: 9.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday 18th September: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Show Highlights for 2018 Live Talks Programme Pick up some free expert advice through the show’s Live Talks programme this year. Choose from: • What makes a company successful online? from expert digital marketeers Inside Online • Find out from ComputersForFlooring.com how to manage your business better using their tried and tested technology • Pick up great retail tips on how to stand out from the crowd from Ian Retallick, founder of Specialist Retailers Training Company • Listen in as High Street commentator and researcher Michael Weedon, of exp2 and the FSB, explains what is really happening to shops in town centres all over the UK • Even better – join in and take part in a ‘Flooring Forum’ discussion panel to share your views on the industry’s future! Contact vanessa@theflooringshow.com if you’re interested. A full programme will feature in our September issue. The Demo Zones Once again, the Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA), supported by the Carpet Fitters Association (CFA) and National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF) has put together two great programmes of live demonstrations. Demo Zone 1 in Hall B will focus on Subfloor and Tools whilst in Hall C, Zone 2 will cover Floor Finishes. The full programme of demonstrations will feature in our September issue. Carpet Fitter of The Year 2018 Six finalists will be battling it out to become Carpet Fitter of the Year over in the Kings Suite. They will be put to the test under the watchful eyes of NICF judges Ian James, Richard Renouf and Jeff Hardy, with the winner being declared at 4.30pm on Monday. Trend Briefing New this year, you will be able to book a guided ‘Trend Briefing’ at the show. Led by Laura Greenwood of specialist interior design trend forecasters Scarlet Opus, each session will last a maximum of 30 minutes and give you a quick overview of which key global consumer and design trends will affect the flooring market, not only in the coming months, but also in future years. The Trend Briefings will run at 11am and 2pm in the Trend Hub area. If you’d like to book a space, please do so via www.theflooringshow.com The Wool Trends Centre In Hall C British Wool and wool specialists Penthouse, Brockway, Cavalier, Ulster and Adam Carpets plus Westex and Bond Worth will once again be managing a soft takeover to champion the benefits of wool products in the flooring industry. Check out their striking new range of merchandising and interior displays. Wool Carpet & Rug Awards The annual Wool Carpet and Rug Awards celebrate excellence in wool carpet and rug manufacture and will be held for the first time in Harrogate. Sponsored by the Campaign for Wool in association with British Wool, the awards ceremony will be held at the Harrogate Convention Centre on Monday, September 17 at 5.30pm. Flooring Innovation Awards The culmination of the popular new awards scheme that recognises the ideas, imagination and innovation that drive forward the UK flooring industry will take place during the Harrogate show with the judges announcing their final decision on who gets ‘gold’ from more than 100 submissions. Free parking at venue + 25% discount off train travel – see www.theflooringshow.com for details.

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“This year’s Flooring Show is packed full of inspirational new products, fascinating innovation and nifty ideas for improving your business – whichever part of the industry you’re from. Most importantly, you can’t beat meeting the people behind the brands and getting hands-on with the products. It means you can be confident in your choices when it really matters.” Kane Thomas, event Manager Ocean Media

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Unifloor Fast-track sub-floors

Unifloor Underlay Systems provides acoustic, fast-track subfloor preparation solutions and are experts in free floating sub-floor technology, specializing in dry-lay floor preparation solutions. an extensive range covers virtually every kind of floor-covering and substrate situation. Unifloor’s Jumpax family consists of of 7 pre-fab, fast-track floor prep systems. Jumpax shortens down-times, as there are no drying nor waiting times. Each Jumpax family member is designed to perfectly compliment a specific type of floor finish and/or base floor situation Jumpax Strong is the new member of the family. and is a prefabricated dry-lay, fast track acoustic subfloor preparation system, especially for use over wooden subfloor constructions in renovation projects. Suitable with all types of dry-back resilient floor covering such as LVT’s, linoleum, rubber, etc. For its acoustic performance over timber floors, Jumpax Strong has exceptional results and is able to meet requirements made by various international building regulations. Hall B Stand 26 • 0845 603 0906 • www.unifloor.nl/en

British Wool Attention seeking

British wool understands how hard brands have to work to grab consumers’ attention in competitive retail environments. That's why it is supporting manufacturers and retailers with a striking new range of merchandising and displays designed to clearly communicate the benefits of buying British wool. Visitors to stand C69 will meet the team and discover more about British Wool’s extensive range of support materials and its new licensee scheme.

Celebrating the best in class at The wool Carpet & Rug awards 2018.

Join in the annual event designed to recognise excellence in wool carpet and rug manufacture, this year held as part of The Flooring Show. Sponsored by Campaign for Wool, in association with British Wool, the awards aim to promote the many benefits of wool flooring to a wide and varied audience. Categories are sponsored by well-known consumer publications, providing further opportunities for your brand to reach consumers through print, online and social media. Shortlisted entries will also be displayed as part of a high profile feature area at The Flooring Show. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday 17th September 2018. Entries close Friday 17th August. For further information, email awards@campaignforwool.org Hall C Stand 69 • 01274 688 666 • www.britishwool.org.uk

MasterPiece Cloud with silver lining

MasterPiece Cloud version continues its journey towards comprehensive support for independent flooring businesses. Either iPad, Android or tablet PC can be used, with jobs saved to the cloud. Measuring, planning and costing can be undertaken, either in the home or store, with estimates and invoices emailed to the customer. The costing function can reflect the costing rules of your individual business, to avoid mistakes of omission. Invoices can be generated for all sales, not just those where there is flooring to be fitted. As well as having PDFs of the plans, the fitter benefits from an automatically generated Fitting Sheet, where it is clear who will do what to prepare for the new flooring. MasterPiece continues to be a market leading software for new build and commercial/contracts specialists or for those retailers who also have a contracts side to their business. Hall C Stand 75 • 01737 355831 • www.masterpiece-system.com

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PRO-TEK Next generation vinyl

PRO-TeK wPC - the next generation engineered vinyl floor – will be officially launched at The Flooring Show, Harrogate.

Five collections offer a total of 40 designs, in wood and tile effects, with matching four-sided bevelled edges and a complete range of matching WPC vinyl-wrapped accessories. The new waterproof WPC engineered vinyl floor is a phthalate-free wood plastic composition design with a robust construction, measuring 7mm to 8.5mm in thickness and comprising seven individual layers. The durable commercial-grade wear resistant layer is 0.7mm thick, with a UV anti-scratch finish. Below the fade-resistant décor layer and luxury vinyl top layer, a highly stable and 100% waterproof core – with glueless locking system - sits above a premium IXPE foam underlay base. These combined features provide a flooring option that’s fast to install, can be laid over most existing hard floor coverings and which is compatible with ‘wet’ underfloor heating systems. Boards lock together to create a highly durable and dimensionally stable surface that also offers acoustic impact sound performance up to 24db. As well as performance benefits, PRO-TEK WPC’s construction brings considerable time–saving benefits. Minimal floor preparation and the product’s integral underlay cut installation time dramatically. In addition, all materials used are 100% recyclable. Hall C Stand 14 • 020 3917 5550 • www.pro-tek-flooring.com

ACG Growing retailers’ profits

The associated Carpet group is a highly respected national buying group dedicated to supporting independent carpet and flooring retailers. Considered by our suppliers to be presently the fastest growing buying group in the U.K., its main aims are to enhance retailers profitability, supply of professional and class leading point of sale at subsidized prices, own label and marketing support. ACG is delighted to be exhibiting this year at the Harrogate flooring show presenting how ACG can save you money and support your business. ACG will show how it can work and enhance many trading benefits including financial payback through improved pricing and enviable % rebates, margin protection by supporting exclusively own label ranges and business support through its extensive network of quality independent flooring retailers. If you deal with the main industry suppliers then please come and visit ACG to find out more! Hall a Stand 32a • 01942 825520 • www.acgcarpets.com

Merryfield Mosquito flies high

Merryfield would have loved to bring along their 2018 Merryfield Mosquito Cut Order Machine to Hall B at Harrogate but it’s just too big. This latest addition to the Merryfield collection of cutting machines completes their range of affordable cutting options for the flooring industry. Renown for faultless service, this UK based company offers support throughout Europe for their ever expanding range, feeding the industry with the tools to do the job. The company has built up a library of videos on YouTube and you can watch them in action by keying “Merryfield Carpet” into the site’s search window or visiting www.carpetcuttingmachines.co.uk Merryfield are the choice of leading retailers and wholesale distributors who take advantage of their UK technicians and sales facility for their daily roll cutting requirements. The in-house design team and technicians work closely with customers to advise of the correct machine selection or to tailor a solution to match a specific requirement. Hall B Stand 51 • 01422 373799 • www.carpetcuttingmachines.co.uk

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Sponsored by Campaign for Wool, in association with British Wool, the Wool Carpet & Rug Awards celebrate excellence in wool carpet and rug manufacture.

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The awards ceremony will be held during The Flooring Show, on Monday 17th September 2018 at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 5.30pm. Entries close Friday 17th August. For more information, email awards@campaignforwool.org

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Rol-lite Retailer partnerships

It will be Rol-lite Blinds third consecutive year exhibiting at the national Flooring Show and over that time they have developed successful partnerships with many carpet retailers. The company has a wide range of products available including motorised with smart home compatibility and prides itself on working with retailers to help them get the best out of the sales opportunities these ranges present. Full training is provided to the retailer in terms of surveying and selling blinds and factory visits encouraged whereby additional training can be undertaken. Rol-lite has a dedicated sales team to help guide the retailer in terms of sample books and showroom displays. Check the client area of their website which has lots of useful information from survey forms to website imagery. Hall B Stand 12 • 0161 338 2681 • www.rol-lite.co.uk

Westex Carpets Silky show

westex will be proudly displaying their brand new Silken Velvet Collection at the Flooring Show. Available in 3 opulent qualities, Vogue, Chic and Debonair and 40 contemporary shades, this collection creates an elegant, sumptuous ambience whilst still being a high performing and durable floor covering for any room. Manufactured from a development of 100% Polyamide 6.6, 2-Fold Yarn; the fibre technology has a tighter and smoother molecule structure which achieves the exceptional sheen and softness whilst still being resistant to pilling. Combined with the Westex Stain Resist, this collection is more resistant to staining and dirt, keeping it looking newer for longer. Designed in the UK, the collection is available is 5 widths; 1m, 3.66m (12ft), 4m, 4.57m (15ft) & 5m with all widths being an exact colour match. Hall C Stand 32 • +44 (0)1274 861334 • www.westexcarpets.co.uk

Steinel Light work welding

Steinel (UK) ltd. will be demonstrating their top of the range heat gun, the Hg2620 e which is ideal for floor-welding applications with accurate, electronically-controlled heat and air flow settings. As well as the HG2620 E Steinel will also be demonstrating the HG2420 E heat gun that is also aimed at the floor fitter. Both tools are much lighter than competitor products in the flooring market. The HG2620 E tool will also be used by the FITA demonstration team for floor welding applications in their show seminars. Hall B Stand 38 • 01733-366 700 • www.steinel.co.uk

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Karndean Designflooring is set to give visitors to The Flooring Show a close up look at its new Knight Tile and Opus designs, as well as the chance to be the first to preview three new additions to its Art Select woods collection. As well as expanding its modern oak offering with popular light, neutral tones and statement slates, for the first time the Knight Tile collection will feature Spotted Gum and Scandinavian Pine designs.

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Visitors to the Karndean stand will also be the first to see three brand new art Select wood designs. Karndean’s designers have explored the deciduous woodlands of europe and the historic rural heart of north america to find stunning designs that will bring a contemporary or statement look to residential spaces. with a lifetime residential guarantee, Karndean’s updated collections offer simply beautiful floors. Inspired by nature, designed to last a lifetime. For more information visit karndean.com from The Stocklists

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MasterWeaver Stylish service

Masterweaver are returning to The Flooring Show this year with an even bigger and better stand. Not only are they continuing with their classic ranges, this year they are bringing out a brand new axminster range. This very soft, stain-proof range is offered at a competitive price which adds modern luxury to any home with four stylish designs in four different colourways each. The company also offers a bespoke service to create the perfect design in high quality axminster, wilton or tufted carpet with lead times as little as 5 weeks. MasterWeaver’s design studio is constantly developing and expanding its portfolio whilst keeping up to date with the latest trends. MasterWeaver are able to offer something for everybody. Hall C Stand 71 • 01562 754 382 • www.masterweaver.co.uk

Interfloor Innovation at the edge The UK manufacturer with a reputation for quality products and excellent customer service will be showcasing its underlay and edgings innovations at this year's show. New to its market-leading professional Duralay brand is a specialist collection of luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) underlays and adhesives designed to make floors even more comfortable underfoot and to ensure the tiles look good for longer. The LVT underlays are quick to fit, easy to work with, and help to reduce the risk of damage to flooring due to uneven sub-floors. The three underlays are: Duralay LVT Multi-fit which can be fitted loose lay; Duralay LVT Low-Grab, a versatile solution for ‘click fit’ luxury tiles; and Duralay LVT Dry-back with a high grab backing. The accompanying range of LVT adhesives are suitable for single stick, double-stick or for directly sticking LVT to the sub-floor. With consumers demanding ever higher quality finishes for their interiors projects, Interfloor has introduced a high-end addition to its existing Gripperrods range to give retailers and installers an opportunity to provide the perfect detailed finish. The new Premier floor edgings are available in modern finishes that will complement the current trends in luxury home accessories. Hall B Stand 16/31 • 01706 213131 • www.interfloor.com

RFMS Measuring up

RFMS-UK will be demonstrating their unparalleled range of flooring specific software.

MeasureMobile3 – an app designed for the estimator to use on-site via their mobile/tablet device (IOS, Android, Windows). Measure Standard – windows based estimating and quoting software able to work standalone or in conjunction with the MeasureMobile3 users.

Measure Premier – aimed at the professional flooring contractor, all the features of Standard plus sophisticated incorporation of architects drawings and tiles designs etc.

Hall B Stand 46 • 01695 716 555 • www.rfms-uk.com

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H&V Carpets Long range list

H&V Carpets are a Belgium carpet manufacturer and at this year’s Harrogate Flooring show you can expect to see the launch of new ranges along with their existing product portfolio. The range includes polypropylene saxonies, structured loops budget twists, hard twists, wiltons and soft touch carpet. H&V supply a full roll only carpet service, across the U.K, with delivery within 5 working days from receipt of order. Visit stand M1 to browse through the extensive product range. Hall M Stand 1 • 0032 513 20 573 • handvuk@gmail.com

Mapei UK Diversity in depth

Mapei UK specialists will be on hand at the show to offer expert advice, showcasing innovative floor installation solutions across their product ranges. Product Managers will talk visitors through Mapei’s specialist system solutions for resilient flooring, comprising of damp proof membranes, smoothing and leveling compounds, primers and adhesives for all types of applications including LVT and wooden flooring, as well as product systems for ceramic floor installations. John Monaghan, Mapei UK Resilient Product Manager commented “We’re excited to be back at the industry’s flagship national event again this year, exhibiting a range of Mapei products for a variety of flooring installations. In particular, we’re looking forward to showcasing the new addition to the Latexplan family – Latexplan NA.” A variety of Mapei products were supplied for the installation of wooden flooring to an area of 13,000m2 throughout the prestigious Berkeley Homes Abell & Cleland Westminster apartment development. The apartments and penthouses have been completed to the highest specification using eco-rated products from Mapei’s range of resilient products, for substrate preparation ready to receive the engineered wood flooring. Mapei cemented its commitment to the UK market over 28 years ago making the UK HQ Mapei’s 47th manufacturing plant worldwide, and since then has continually invested in manufacturing facilities to accommodate the ever growing demand in the UK market. Hall M Stand 15 • 0121 508 6970 • www.mapei.co.uk

CRUK Top ten years

Carpet Recycling UK will be showcasing ten years of resource recovery from waste carpet and the focus will be on supporting the flooring sector to increase recycling and reuse of these materials, thereby helping to reduce disposal costs. In its 10th anniversary year, the industry-backed association for recycling and reusing waste carpet reports consistently higher numbers of enquiries from flooring companies that are keen to improve their efforts to divert carpet from landfill and to offer recycling services to their customers. Retailers and contractors can join as new members at the show with advice and details available from CRUK’s friendly team. CRUK Director Laurance Bird comments: “With strong on-going support from our core funders who are leading the way for sustainability within the carpet value chain, the reuse and recycling of waste carpet across the UK has continued to rise year on year since 2008 when CRUK was founded. At this year’s show, we are looking forward to following up conversations with our many enquirers and with more outlets in the North East and South East, we should be able to help more retailers and contractors.” Hall M Stand 35 • 0161 440 8325 • www.carpetrecyclinguk.com

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Ulster Carpets Pattern with texture

The team at Ulster Carpets is looking forward to unveiling Terraen, their new danish-inspired cut and loop carpet, at the Flooring Show, Harrogate. Following on from a significant investment last year in a state of the art Colorpoint machine, Ulster are looking forward to showcasing some exciting new styles. The designs in Terraen reflect familiar surfaces found in both urban and rural settings, from concrete castings to forest floors – the range is all about creating pattern with texture. The colour palette is restrained and neutral, offering four depths of tone in natural, light grey, classic stone and velvety shadow shades. Constructed using an 80% wool 20% nylon pile yarn in premium British and New Zealand wool Terraen features 4 colourways and 6 designs. Terraen is the latest addition to Ulster’s loop offering manufactured in Denmark by Danfloor (An Ulster Group Company). Ulster will also be showing the new colours added to some of their most popular ranges including York Wilton, Braeburn, Country House Collection Beaumont, Tazmin and Habitus. Hall C Stand 33 • 028 3833 4433 • www.ulstercarpets.com

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Metro Enhanced independence

The Metro group has been serving independent retailers for almost 40 years from the smallest one-man operation to multiple-outlet businesses. Retaining independence is vital to Metro members but being able to own brand products instore is becoming vital for independent retailers and by using Metro’s Marketing Service, members can use either the Group’s own label, Carpet 1st, or take advantage of the bespoke marketing service which allows them the ability to rebrand their own stores completely or selectively. This can be done as extensively as the retailer chooses to, on-site if necessary. Some retailers prefer to completely rebrand their showrooms as their business and therefore protect vital margins and also create a uniform consistent showroom. Hall M Stand 34 • 01204 393539 • www.carpet1st.co.uk

Victoria Carpets Moving up

Victoria is on the move – it has a new prominent stand position at this year’s show in Hall a. On the new stand they will be featuring new products, Wentworth and Wentworth Saxony, Arcadia and Burford Twist. The Wentworth products are an addition to the Victoria’s family friendly, bleach cleanable Easi-Care brand, 100% PP, available in 4 and 5m widths. Arcadia is an exciting new10th gauge addition to the already successful, bleach cleanable, hardwearing, polyester offer in Celestial and Shimmer. Arcadia comes in nine on-trend greys and taupe colourways and in 4 and 5m widths. Last but not least, there is Burford Twist an 80/20 wool PP product, which is a great value-formoney heather in 11 attractive colours from natural tones to stunning greys, again in 4 and 5m widths. Hall a Stand 13/21 • +44 (0)1562 749 300 • www.victoriacarpets.com

F Ball Product perfection

F. Ball and Co. ltd will use this year’s Flooring Show to focus on its ‘System lVT’ range of products, designed to deliver the perfect flooring finish for luxury vinyl tile installations, which continue to grow in popularity. The System LVT range comprises Stopgap 300 HD floor levelling compound, Styccobond F46 pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive, Stopgap P131 general purpose primer, and the newly introduced Stopgap P141 primer for non-absorbent surfaces. System LVT, along with a range of other F. Ball products will also be demonstrated in the CFA/FITA/NICF Demo Zones throughout the exhibition. Flooring contractors who attend the show will have the chance to sign up for the F. Ball loyalty card scheme at F. Ball’s stand. The scheme is free to join and rewards contractors every time they buy F. Ball products. Loyalty card members gain access to a wide range of exclusive benefits, including cashback on purchases and access to F. Ball’s monthly newsletter, F. Talk. Loyalty scheme members attending the first day of the exhibition, including visitors who sign up at the show, can claim a voucher for a free Sunday lunch, simply by visiting the F. Ball stand. Representatives from the F. Ball Marketing, Sales and Liaison teams will be at the exhibition throughout to answer any questions that visitors may have regarding F. Ball products, training, or the loyalty card scheme. Hall B Stand 1 • 01538 361 633 • www.f-ball.co.uk

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Cormar Carpet Co All brand new!

Visitors to this year’s Flooring Show in Harrogate will have their first chance to see Cormar’s brand new look and identity on its bigger than ever stand. Cormar will also unveil a new range at the show to coincide with its new branding as well as featuring its full range of updated instore display options and point of sale material. Alongside Cormar’s latest new launch, the recently introduced Apollo Comfort will enjoy the spotlight at the show. A new, softer Excellon polypropylene fibre carpet that brings a premium feel to an affordable priced range, has a palette of 12 on trend shades, featuring tonal grey and beige. It is bleach cleanable, stain resistant and includes a 10 year stain and wear guarantee. Also on display will be the refreshed updated Home Counties Plains collection containing 18 contemporary neutral hues. Made from 80% pure new wool, 10% tuftbond and 10% polypropylene, the range is available in two weights – 42oz and 50oz. This year the company has expanded its presence into an adjacent space which will be dedicated to demonstrating its recently updated online trade portal. Hall a1 Stand 17/18 • 01204 881234 www.cormarcarpets.co.uk

This super soft synthetic collection consists of 3 brand new Saxony style products called Breeze, Whisper & Cloud. A treat for your senses and a product also very strong.

Telenzo Carpets 01422 37 44 17 sales@edeltelenzocarpets.co.uk www.edeltelenzocarpets.co.uk

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XPS Foam Advanced underlays

XPS Foam is the only UK manufacturer of XPS underlay, manufacturing from fully recycled materials. Using the very latest technology in extrusion, thermoforming and recycling processes, XPS Foam offers a range of underlays compatible with a range of floor coverings including wood, laminate, vinyl and lVT, including foiling capabilities. The innovative XPS Foam range easily absorbs minor floor imperfections and repels water so will not support mould growth, whilst also offering Acoustic and Thermal insulation properties. Visit the stand to see the full XPS portfolio, product demonstrations and discuss your underlay requirements. Hall B Stand 7 • 01352 741683 • www.xpsfoam.co.uk

Furlong Flooring Setting up for the season’s best-sellers

The Furlong Flooring stand at Harrogate is always one of the best presented displays at the show – full of the latest mainstream best-sellers that will set the sales agenda for the busy autumn season ahead. The breadth of the company's offer makes it a “one-stop shop” for retailers looking for reliable ranges with built-in consumer appeal – covering the latest contemporary carpets under the Regency and Carefree brands as well as a full range of smooth flooring from their Natural Solutions division. The latest soft-touch saxony Charme will be on show together with Taurus, a new mid-range roll line, and Duchesse, a luxurious new deep pile carpet, plus some brand-new options which will not be unveiled until the show itself. The Natural Solutions portfolio offers a carefully thought-through range of laminate and wood flooring in a package that retailers find easy to work with, while Furlong’s Design Elements cushion flooring collection is presented in smart, modern POS that attracts customers with its own-trend options. Hall a Stand 14/20 • 01772 696787 • www.furlongflooring.co.uk

Lano Developing to meet demand

lano will be exhibiting developments to its Halcyon, Touchdown and X Concept collections. Pashmina and Pashmina Luxe, part of the Halcyon collection, mark Lano’s first foray into polyester qualities. Technically excellent, the fibre affords both styles lasting colour and stain-resistance, as well as incredible softness and will be a focus for this year’s stand. Joining Cashmere and Cashmere Luxe – both crafted from supersoft polypropylene – Pashmina reinforces Halcyon’s suitability for any retailer looking to capitalise on the demand for supersoft carpets. The popular Touchdown collection is also being shown, this time with a brand-new introduction in Serenade. A luxurious 60oz soft-touch saxony crafted from stain-resistant polypropylene, the style comes in 16 modern colours and in four and five-metre widths. Lano will also be bringing two other Touchdown perennials – Fascination and Imagination – together under a brand-new look for Fascination. Combining plain and heather styles and available in four and five-metre widths, the new-look Fascination keeps best-selling colours, while introducing new on-trend shades for a 16-strong palette. For fans of the premium X Concept, Lano will also use The Flooring Show to reveal the brand-new polyamide of Pleasure, a luxurious and fine velvet quality that continues to uphold the collection as one packed full of the latest and greatest carpet styles that Lano has to offer. Hall M Stand 19 • 00800 5266 5266 • www.lano.com

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Palace Chemicals Underlayment expertise

Palace Chemicals has over 40 years expertise in supplying proven high performance products for the flooring industry.

Palace Chemicals’ new flooring range of levelling underlayments and associated products not only complement the Palace tiling range, but will also provide a solid sub-floor, suited to the needs of the final working environment - the ideal solution for any flooring project. Hall B Stand 18 • 0151 486 6101 • www.palacechemicals.co.uk

Abingdon Let’s twist again!

History repeats itself on the abingdon stand at Harrogate this year as Stainfree Twist, a carpet that re-defined the industry 30 years ago, is re-born with even stronger performance credentials. “It is true to say that the original Stainfree Twist was the first of its kind when launched in 1990, it revolutionised the industry,” said Martin Peace of Abingdon. “We went head-to-head with wool twist, and the rest, as they say, is history.” He recalls how Abingdon reps impressed retailers back then by scribbling on the carpet with crayon to show how easily it cleaned up. Even more remarkable is that 30 years ago, Stainfree Twist was selling to the trade for £3.99/yard and the new version in still only £4.99 now – and with a lot more for your money. This is a fourth-generation fibre and now in tenth-gauge with 20 colours including some modern blues, greens and greys (in the 90s there was only one grey and one beige in the range!). “We’ve made Stainfree Twist even more legendary for retailers and from the launch response so far, we are feeling confident that it will have a long future ahead of it as the industry’s go-to twist,” says Martin. Hall a Stand 15/16 • 01274 655662 • www.abingdonflooring.co.uk

Woolsafe Live stain removal

woolSafe will be showing the carpet care advice iFrames, spot removal videos and spot removal app as well as demonstrating live how easy it is to remove red wine from wool carpet. Utilising section C1 of the WoolSafe stand this year is the recently launched International Textile Flooring Academy the brainchild of two carpet industry technical experts WoolSafe Chairman, Paul Bakker and Malcolm Sims, Malcom Sims and Associates. As an Affiliate Member and training course contributor to ITF Academy The WoolSafe Organisation is keen to support this unique and ground breaking educational training provider. With a rapidly expanding WoolSafe Associate membership amongst the worlds premium carpet manufacturers WoolSafe’s reputation as the authority in carpet aftercare compliments perfectly ITF Academy’s training and educational offering in all areas of carpet manufacture. Hall C Stand 1/2 • 01943 850 817 • www.woolsafe.org

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Cavalier Carpets Show-stoppers

Cavalier Carpets rolls up with a whole new set of show-stopper ranges for Harrogate in both wool and man-made fibres. Stria is a woven wilton, polypropylene with a fashionably subtle linear design and a luxurious 20mm pile height in 8 colours. Stain-less Elements follows on from Cavalier’s highly successful ‘Distinctions’ but is now in ten plain shades – a smart, stain resistant polypropylene in extra heavy domestic quality, 4 & 5m. Other man-made success stories include stain-resistent polyester Silken and polypropylene Stain-less Serenity, an extremely popular product in its two weights with three new on-trend grey tones. In wool, Cavalier comes with new Millstone, a chunky 100% wool, 3-ply loop pile, 4 & 5m widths in six contemporary colourways and carrying the company’s new ‘WOOLabilities’ branding. Icon will be a centrepiece at Harrogate, the first 1/8th gauge, 3ply twist in the market place in 80% New Zealand wool, 20% nylon and carries their new 20 year wear warranty in 4 and 5m. Harrogate will see the un-veiling of Cavlier’s new ‘Couture Collection’ Swaledale Wool Loop ‘Provenance’, in a selection of subtle design and natural colour combinations. Hall C Stand 41 • 01254 268 000 • www.cavaliercarpets.co.uk

Penthouse Esprit Nouveau

For many retailers, Harrogate will be their first chance to see the new esprit nouveau range which is set to become a new flagship in the market for quality 80/20 wool twist. At one level, the range is a replacement for the company’s popular Vantage and Aurora ranges and takes 12 of the best selling colours from each of those and adds a further six new shades, 18 in total. But in creating one new range that simplifies the offer to consumers, Penthouse has loaded up on the options with two widths (4m & 5m) and three weights, 50oz, 60oz up to a luxurious 75 oz. This is a classy tenth-gauge carpet with 80% wool, 10% nylon and 10% polyester and jute backing to give it a fine set of credentials for handling and performance and great opportunities for retailers to trade up. “The new range has a lot of appeal as an attractive 80/20 for retailers to offer, with a proven range of colours, and the first responses from the market have been extremely positive,” says Penthouse MD Shirley Jackson. “We reckon Esprit Nouveau is going to establish itself as a brand leader for people who want top quality that is right up-to-date with interior colour trends.” Hall C Stand 6 • 01706 639 866 • www.penthousecarpets.co.uk

William Armes Dandy and Disney

william armes, the home of dandy brand of rugs will be returning to the show for the first time in a number of years. On the stand you will find brand new point of sale for coir outdoor mats, for Washamats and the ever popular machine washable Kilkis mats and runners. Also to be launched at the show, is a new collection of “Disney” rugs in display boxes, and there will be promotions on rolls of coir and carpet protector. Stock up on Christmas in mats and play rugs. Hall C Stand 42 • 01787 372988 • www.william-armes.co.uk

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Karndean Designflooring Select and Scandi

Visitors to The Flooring Show in Harrogate will get a close up look at Karndean designflooring’s new Knight Tile and Opus designs. In addition, they will be amongst the first to preview three new additions to its art Select woods collection. For the first time, the Knight Tile collection (pictured left) will feature Spotted Gum and Scandinavian Pine designs. With its stylish range of modern and contemporary hues, the Opus range now features six new products featuring limed oak wood, shuttered concrete and limestone designs. Karndean’s designers have explored the deciduous woodlands of Europe and the historic rural heart of North America to find stunning designs for their Art Select collection that will bring a contemporary or statement look to residential spaces. Hall C Stand 25/26 • 01386 820100 • www.karndean.com

Thomas Witter Better baa none!

Thomas witter are not so sheepish about promoting their popular collection of wool carpets... until now. get ready for ‘baa-baa berber’, a.k.a. their new Casablanca Berber range. “Ewe’ll love the colours,” says the company though there’s no baa-baa black sheep in the colour bank! Casablanca Berber is a 100% wool loop offered in two design styles and Witter has high expectations for this impressive range. Visitors will also be able to see the latest Innovation range, re-launched in 16 new colours following extensive research into interior trends which has added some bold options such as ochre and navy blue tones as well as fashionable Chelsea Grey and White Olive. The 80/20 construction with 10% nylon and 10% meltbond delivers a robust performance that retailers can rely on. Hall a Stand 12/22 • T 01429 892555 • www.thomaswitter.com

Carpet Line Direct LVT for a perfect fit

Carpet line direct are the north’s largest independent distributor and have been building their business quickly since they became part of the Victoria group back in 2015. Substantial investment has gone into extending the product portfolio and this will be on show in Harrogate with the launch of an exciting new LVT collection, available in dry back and click which makes a a perfect fit for anywhere in the home. Alongside this there will be two new herringbone designs being shown as the latest introductions into the Nature’s Own Wood Collection. All supported by the latest POS presentations. Check out the video on the website for more about Carpet Line Direct. Hall a Stand 12/22 • 01429 892570 • www.carpetlinedirect.co.uk

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Hugh Mackay Powerful portfolio

Hugh Mackay have a powerful product development programme which has seen the company launch many new initiatives in recent months that are more interesting than the mainstream. Examples include the luxurious and distinctively different Handmade Collection and the recent launch of their new Durham Edition which many will be seeing for the first time at Harrogate – an 80/20 twist with a two-colour yarn that creates the sophisticated, subtle patterns that are so much in vogue at the moment. Brand new for The Flooring Show is the arrival of Durham Velvet. a beautiful standard-setter for the velvet sector which will be launched in 16 modern shades. Hall a Stand 12/22 • T 01429 892555 www.hughmackay.co.uk

A&A Natural Selection

a&a Carpets and Flooring is one of the best-known brands for flooring in the north west of england and wales with a long established reputation for reliability and quality that retailers can trust. The company is launching a new Natural Selection LVT collection at Harrogate in both dry back and click to add to A&A’s growing portfolio of products. There has also been extensive investment in retailer-friendly point-of-sale displays including the MIDAS presenation which offers a smart, own-brand option for retailers covering wool twists and saxonies. A&A has also promised plenty of roll specials to whet the appetite of any cost-concious retailer looking for a bargain! Hall a Stand 12/22 • 01204 701188 • sales@aandacarpets.co.uk

SMG Progress on profit

SMg is the largest and most progressive flooring buying group in the UK. with over 380 retail outlets and the most comprehensive range of approved suppliers, they have the power to negotiate the best terms, rebates and promotions to guarantee greater profitability for members. In addition to improving your profitability, you can also access all products from all suppliers without the need for a direct account. Members remain completely independent to run their businesses their own way but SMG can offer any level of assistance with marketing and branding if required, as well as guaranteeing more profit to their members’ businesses. SMG have launched their new brands ‘Pure Carpets’ and ‘Pure Flooring’ this year and will be demonstrating to members and non members alike all of the options that this initiative gives them, as well as all the other financial benefits that SMG membership brings. Hall C Stand 5a • 0118 932 3832 • www.smg-group.co.uk

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NICF Promoting excellence

The nICF is the home of professionals working in the domestic flooring trade. It is a highly respected organisation within the domestic flooring industry and is active in promoting the skilled floorlayer. The stated aims of the NICF are to: • Promote excellence and ethical practice within the field of domestic installations of carpet, laminate, domestic sheet vinyl, wood and luxury vinyl tile flooring • Promote understanding and awareness of the British Standards Codes of Practice for the installation of floorcoverings • Promote assurance of quality of workmanship to the general public The NICF provides advice and resources for the professional floorlayer to help make running a business as simple, profitable and stress-free as possible. Find them in Hall B next to the FITA demo zone to find out more. Hall B demo Zone • 115 958 3077 • www.nicfltd.org.uk

Carpet Fitter of the Year 2018 The final

The 2018 CFOTY competition is well underway with 12 semifinalists having already battled it out in a skill test (an l-shaped bay needing a join and a run of 4 straight stairs) which took place in June at FITa, loughborough. The expert judges selected the best 6 competitors to take part in the live final at the Flooring Show at Harrogate. CFOTY is a great way for fitters to showcase their talents and to engage in a little bit of healthy competition. The winner will receive some great prizes including £2000 cash, a selection of tools, NICF Master Fitter membership FREE for one year plus the winner's trophy. Come along and support the finalists in the Kings Suite on 16 and 17 September 2018. King’s Suite • 0115 958 3077 • www.nicfltd.org.uk/Carpet-Fitter-Competition

FITA Skills on show

FITa, the Flooring Industry Training association, is one of the leading providers of installer training for the commercial and domestic flooring markets and is a not-for-profit organisation. With training centres in Loughborough (Leics) and Kirkcaldy (Fife, Scotland), FITA offers courses to suit not only those already working in the sector who want to enhance their skills but also courses for the complete beginner just starting out in the industry. A wide range of courses and workshops are offered - syllabuses are listed on the website. Visit the two FITA demo zones which will be showcasing a packed schedule throughout each of the 3 days of the Flooring Show. In Hall B FITA will be demonstrating ‘Subfloor / Tool Demos’ and Hall C will feature ‘Floor Finishes’. Hall B demo Zone • 0115 950 6836 • www.fita.co.uk

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Harrogate show preview

Adam Carpets Inspiration by design

Stand by for smarter stripes from the design department of adam Carpets who have decided to do something distinctly different in a category that continues to be popular with consumers. The company has developed an 80/20 fibre contruction with premium nylon so that the pile holds a better defined pattern with sharper stripes. Three new ranges will be launched at Harrogate in the most fashionable colours with variations from a savvy pinstripe to a bright ‘deckchair’ design. Another key feature of Adam’s presentation at the show will be the company’s flagship collaboration with the Little Greene Paint Company which is now getting into top gear. Adam has developed an attractive colour guide booklet that shows combinations between the paint collections and Adam’s legendary Fine Worcester Twist and Castlemead collections. Hall C Stand 68 • 01562 829966 • www.adamcarpets.co.uk

Roberts Tools & Accessories Anniversary and innovation

established in 1938, Roberts is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a comprehensive range of speciality tools and flooring related products. Roberts has been recognised as the premier brand of carpet installation tools, adhesives and accessories for over seventy years. We’ve invented and improved many of the most common carpet tools that are in use today. We continue to introduce innovative, new products that address the new challenges of today’s flooring professional. Visit their stand to see the full range of Roberts Tools and enter a free prize draw to win a Limited Edition Anniversary Knee Kicker and Toolbox. Hall B Stand 7 • 01283 245430 • www.robertsfit.co.uk

Distinctive Flooring New directions

distinctive Flooring is taking a strong new direction in delivering classleading lVT ranges that retailers can rely on.

“We’re working with retailers very closely to ensure they have everything they need to make a success of their LVT business,” says Richard Hackett, sales and marketing director (pictured right), who is part of a new management team at Distinctive and has experience at Amtico and Gerflor to draw on to drive the Distinctive business forward. In addition to modernising the product portfolio, Richard will also be looking at marketing support to attract attention in-store and follow through on consumer interest, including a new website. A key aspect will be offering retailers product ranges that help protect them from price comparison and internet shoppers. “We are ambitious to become the favourite LVT supplier for independent UK retailers and keen to earn that trust with a high performance offer,” says Richard. Hall a Stand 3 • 01274 655694 • www.distinctiveflooring.co.uk

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Special feature

The ‘cavalier’ carpet crusader Looking back on the colourful life of Gerry Lowe

The industry lost one of its most colourful characters in June with the death of Gerry Lowe, the ‘cavalier’ character who built Cavalier Carpets into one of the sector’s best performing businesses. Although Gerry, had not been involved in the company for 10 years following his retirement, his mercurial drive, energy and inspiration laid foundations that developed an impressive international operation from his start on the Manchester market stalls. Gerry was born in 1945, one of four children, and started working life as a traveling salesman in South Manchester before getting involved with a carpet shop in Stockport selling remnants and rolls. During the 60s, Gerry would take a van load of carpets around the markets, a few years later he was already branching out – running a wholesale business and even buying yarn to have made up into carpet. The move that was to make his reputation came in 1971 when he saw the opportunity to buy a tiny carpet manufacturing firm in Darwen, near Blackburn, called Cavalier Carpets – the proud owner of a single tufting machine. And the rest is history!... Gerry grew the business throughout the 70s and 80s, manufacturing for retailers, then launching into the contract sector and adding an export business.The operation grew and moved into Blackburn. “There will be some who remember Gerry’s early days at the Harrogate show when, wearing his hallmark white suit, he would wheel and deal,” said his son, Hans Lowe. “He cut a colourful character and he drove a hard bargain!” An example of one of his most innovative developments was the start of the company’s involvement in the insurance business in 2000. “At the time no one understood what this was about and thought Gerry was losing the plot.Thankfully, he had the confidence to follow his conviction,” said Hans. “And today, Cavalier has a pre-eminent reputation in this sector.” Other earlier expansions included the acquisition of Trafford Carpets in Manchester and Traditional Weavers in Birmingham, and the launch of a significant logistics business Transfloor that serves more than a dozen leading flooring manufacturers. “Gerry was ambitious and fully focussed on what he wanted to achieve. He didn’t let much stand in his way,” said Hans. “He had nerves of steel and was prepared to take a chance – he put his money where his mouth was. He invested intensively and while not everything worked out, many things did, and in some style. “In many ways he was an uncompromising character but one whose charm and personality won much admiration across the industry and in many other walks of life,” he added. Gerry, as many will attest, certainly knew how to relax and enjoy himself and away from work had an interest in several reacehorses and a local shoot. His three sons are now all involved with the family business – Nathan as MD, Hans as sales director and Julian as production director. Daughter Amanda managed to avoid the flooring industry for a role in teaching.

“ There will be some who remember Gerry’s early days at the Harrogate show when, wearing his hallmark white suit, he would wheel and deal. In many ways he was an uncompromising character but one whose charm and personality won much admiration across the industry and in many other walks of life.”

The family asked The Stocklists to thank on their behalf all those who had sent so many messages of condolence and support for which they have been extremely grateful.

Gerry enjoyed some of the good things in life - he worked hard and played hard - and was a keen follower of horse-racing, with joint ownshership stakes in several horses. THE STOCKLISTS August 2018

Hans Lowe, sales director, is one of four of Gerry’s children. Three of them work in the family business that is Cavalier Carpets.

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Overseas ambitions

F. Ball and Co. ltd has underlined the importance of its international markets by hosting its first ‘overseas distributor conference’ at the company’s Staffordshire manufacturing headquarters. F. Ball’s international business has grown tenfold since 2004.

almost 100 submissions have been made to the Flooring Innovation awards 2018 – the major new awards scheme to recognise innovation in the flooring industry which was launched in May.

The two-day event was attended by 16 principals from a selection of the company’s international distributors and customers based in regions as diverse as Africa,The Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, and The Caribbean.

Awards scheme organiser Bridgette Kelly commented: “We have been delighted with the level of interest the industry has shown in the new scheme and by the quality of the submissions. It is clear that the flooring sector is full of innovation right now and there’s a lot of enthusiasm to shout about it!”

As well as sending a positive message to its distributor partners about the importance of their position in serving international customers, the conference was designed to enhance delegates’ awareness of the sales and technical support offered by F. Ball and improve product knowledge through a series of practical product demonstrations.

The National Flooring Innovation Awards 2018 sets out to identify products and services that are genuinely new and exceptional in the sector and the Innovation Stars will quickly be recognised as a key credential in the industry - with a distinctive star logo that can be used on promotions. Award categories not only cover flooring products, but also recognise achievements in service, technology and marketing.

Delegates were also afforded the opportunity to meet key personnel from different departments within F. Ball, including technical service, marketing, sales, accounts and operations. An in-depth tour of the Cheddleton manufacturing facilities and quality control laboratories enabled delegates to witness the state-of-the-art production and product testing operations that underpin the quality of F. Ball products.

Entries close on July 31. Judging will take place in August by a panel of industry leaders including SMG Chairman Chris Moffat, Martin West, formerly head of Kingsmead and now MD of William Armes, Deborah Barker, Editor-in-Chief of Homes & Gardens, as well as Bridgette Kelly and David Spragg, editorial director of the scheme’s media sponsor, The Stocklists. The award winners will be announced at the beginning of September and then ten exceptional “Innovation Gold” titles will be handed out at the Harrogate show. Look out for the announcements in the September issue of this magazine. www.flooringinnovationawards.com

Flooring in the frame

The programme included a series of formal presentations, covering key aspects of the business including marketing, production and floorcovering manufacturer liaison. F. Ball currently exports directly to over 40 countries worldwide, with other indirect exports via UK distributors. Following an intensive first day, delegates were entertained in the evening with a trip to Uttoxeter Racecourse to enjoy horseracing, accompanied by a meal and music from former Spice Girl, Mel C. George Agyemang from Kova Global Concepts Ltd of Ghana and Nigeria, one of the delegates who attended the conference, said: “The conference organised by F. Ball was a wonderful initiative and very worthwhile for us as distributors. Being able to meet so many people in the company helps you see how everything works and the level of back up we have as distributors. The technical presentations and demonstrations of F. Ball’s many products were invaluable in building our product knowledge.” T 01538 361 633

www.f-ball.co.uk

The redesigned domotex – with its more transparent clustering of allied products and the visually stunning “Framing Trends” showcase – has been warmly embraced by the market and is now gearing up for its second season.

Domotex 2019 will run under the banner of “Create’N’Connect”, a keynote theme that puts the spotlight on innovative flooring industry developments and ideas inspired by today’s connectivity megatrend. Powered by advanced technology and digital change, being connected is a tremendously important aspect of our daily lives and interaction at home and on the job. Connectedness is an important aspect of flooring in the sense that floors are unifying, connecting elements of room design. Floors and flooring provide the very foundation for the rooms in which we live and work. Floors inspire us, give us orientation and set the stage for human interaction. The “Framing Trends” display area in Hall 9 at Domotex 2019 is a unique opportunity for manufacturers to breathe life into the “Create’N’Connect” theme and thereby demonstrate their creative genius and position themselves as trendsetters of the flooring industry. www.domotex.de 56 August 2018

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NEWS Fine tuning from altro

Brand new altro Orchestra soft vinyl flooring is proving a big hit with pupils at The lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort. The Acting Head Teacher, said: “We fitted new Altro Orchestra flooring in the main school hall to reduce reverberation and boost overall comfort, and we are delighted with the results. The children have told us that it’s more comfortable to sit on than the flooring it replaced, and that the acoustics in the hall are much better.” Altro Orchestra has been engineered to create the ideal environment to learn and live, specifically for applications such as schools and hospitals where comfort and sound reduction are paramount. For primary schools such as Lanner, the new flooring offers the ultimate flexible, multi-purpose surface that can be used for both study and play areas throughout the school. At 2.85mm thick, Altro Orchestra offers superb comfort underfoot, making life easier on the feet of both pupils and staff and, as the children have reported, it’s very comfortable to sit on too. In addition, the low residual indentation of the flooring means furniture and equipment can be used and moved flexibly without leaving tell-tale marks. At the same time, the integrated impact sound insulation system cuts impact sound by up to 15dB. Specifying an acoustic flooring option, instead of a standard floor covering, can therefore improve the performance of space for children and those with hearing difficulties, and aid concentration, in addition to creating a more effective learning environment for teachers and support staff. With a palette of 40 colours and designs varying from calming neutrals reflecting tones of nature, to vibrant shades, Altro Orchestra allows the right atmosphere to be created every time. Lanner School selected the shade Guitar, a subtle green that creates a calm atmosphere. T 01462 489516

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Beer’s ahead while floors are flat!

a boost in retail sales for beer, barbeques and big screen TVs during the sunny, sporty summer has done little for flooring sales so far according to analysts and industry commentators are reporting flat business in the furniture sector.

Record temperatures, the world cup and Wimbledon all contributed to taking consumers eye off the ball as far as interiors purchases are concerned and according to the latest BDO High Street Sales Tracker, total in-store like-for-like sales were down by -1.7% in June compared to 2017. The result marked the fifth successive month of negative in-store growth and the ninth month in a row where in-store growth has failed to exceed 1%. Whether all this adds up to a lack of appetite for big ticket household purchases or is just delaying pent-up demand to the busy Autumn sales season is the perennial debate but a separate report from the British Retail Consortium came with a gloomy comment from their chief executive Helen Dickenson: “With household incomes still barely growing faster than inflation, conditions for consumers and retailers remain extremely tough. And things could get tougher: once the euphoria of sporting success subsides, without a deal on Brexit, shoppers face the prospect of significant price increases and shortages of everyday goods. Paul Martin, Head of Retail, KPMG, commented: “Grocers benefitted from the brighter weather and of course the World Cup, with barbeques and picnics firmly on the menu, and the weather and holiday season are also likely to be behind the uptick in online fashion sales too. But with so much attention outdoors, other household categories didn’t fare exceptionally well.”

Carpetright confident after £71m loss

Carpetright is planning an autumn ‘brand re-launch’ and a stronger push into hard flooring as the company declares confidence in its recovery plan, despite annual results which saw last year's profit of £1m plunge into the red with losses of £70.5m for the year ended 28 april 2018.

UK sales were down 5.4% overall and 7.8% down in the second half after news of its problems and consequent re-structuring became public and discouraged some consumers – the company also blamed stock shortages after saying some suppliers had withdrawn supply. Now Carpetright is firm about its future with a £65m refinancing packaging and landlords agreeing a 50% cut in rents under a CVA agreement and a store closure programme agreed for under-performing sites. "[This] offers us the chance to rebuild Carpetright which remains the clear market leader in floor coverings," said Wilf Walsh, Chief Executive. "For almost thirty years we've satisfied more customers than any other flooring retailer - so here's to thirty more as the nation's favourite," he said. Carpetright says it is planning a major brand re-launch in the Autumn to reassure consumers and overcome this year’s bad press. The company’s report noted that 227 stores in the UK have undergone the new “contemporary Graphite store-fit” with new branding and that these 58 August 2018

stores have been proven to out-perform older outlets by 9.2%. All UK stores will have completed some level of overhaul by the end of this year. Other marketing initiatives will include an increasing emphasis on hard flooring to match market trends and extending the number of products across all smooth categories from vinyl through to engineered wood. Carpetright will be promoting their own new Tegola label in this sector. The company also revealed some interesting statistics about store performance and its deal with landlords. Its 195 ‘Category A’ sites average £22,500 sales a week and have not been the subject of any deal with landlords under the CVA agreement. In ‘Category B’, another 82 stores which average £13,200 sales weekly got a 30% reduction from landlords and 31 stores with £12,200 sales weekly got a 50% reduction. Finally is a ‘Category C’ in which 81 stores don’t make a profit on average sales of £11,500 weekly. Their rent-to-sales ratio is 29% and while landlords have given a 50% reduction, these stores’ future is uncertain.

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Flower on Flooring

by Dennis Flower

Desire for natural products boosts wood flooring This month’s feature looks at the topic of wood flooring, which has long been established as providing an attractive and easy care option for all areas of the house.

Furlong Flooring states that the popularity of wood and engineered wood flooring is rising in the UK and this has much to do with its sustainability and durability, providing a classic elegance and creating a sophisticated feel to a room.

advances in technology are giving consumers a generous variety of colours and styles, such as the company’s Herringbone range, with each design bringing its own unique character. They are also great value for money as they are made from long-lasting material and often come with warranties such as Furlong’s current best-selling product, next Step 189, which has a residential guarantee of 20 years. designed for use with underfloor heating, it is quick and easy to install with a factory finish, meaning no sanding and no mess. wood is easy to clean and maintain, made even easier with the company’s woca kits and stain bottles to keep flooring looking its best, the company concludes.

The Reclaimed Flooring Company (RFC) explains that engineered wooden flooring is an attractive alternative to solid wood and is moisture resistant, suitable for underfloor heating and easy to install.

Its own products consist of layers of high-quality european birch ply bonded with a natural, formaldehyde, eU-compliant glue. It offers a wide range of colours and finishes and combines practicality with affordability.

The possibilities are endless for engineered wood flooring, the company continues. From the wide selection of colours and tones to different plank sizes, each piece is individually crafted with clients’ desires in mind.

“we currently offer over 30 colours available as engineered floors. The range encompasses not only regular planks but wide-planks,Versailles panels, herringbone, chevron and reclaimed products,” says RFC owner and creator Robert J Henry. “and we’re constantly working to bring you new products to give you even more choice to transform your home or business.” Xylo Flooring specialises in oak engineered wood flooring and says this stands out for all the right reasons: beautiful natural colouring; smooth to the touch; a distinctive grain that makes it more appealing; and it is also one of the most resilient timbers available.

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“...wood flooring technology has advanced to the point where it now offers a better, stronger and more comfortable, affordable and reliable flooring option, proven over the passage of time and through enthusiastic customer feedback”

“we offer different finishes including Staining, Smoking, Hand Scraping and Brushing with both UV Oiled and UV lacquered finishes,” the company states. “each applied finish makes our floors unique and suitable for a great many settings whether at home or in business.  

“In our colour palate this year we have introduced calming pastel shades of greys, soft beiges and earth colours in our Oak collections all proving very popular. There has also been a trend we have responded to for alternate width planks from a very slim 70mm to an extra wide 300mm and each will make a room take on its own personality,” it concludes.

YTD says wood flooring technology has advanced to the point where it now offers a better, stronger and more comfortable, affordable and reliable flooring option, proven over the passage of time and through enthusiastic customer feedback.

The installation of a wood floor within a property provides it with a notable feature that becomes a vivid part of the house. wooden flooring has emerged as a luxury, bespoke product with which no other flooring option can compete, showing a finish and colouring tailored to the customer’s own desires, the company continues.

Having been established for over 10 years,YTd states that its 14mm and 20mm products continue to be its best sellers, with oiled products proving to be the most popular finish in the UK.

For more information

Furlong Flooring RFC Xylo Flooring YTd

T 01772 696787 T 0207 250 1108 T 020 8386 8122 T 020 8941 9245

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Flooring factsheet Luxury underfoot

from Interfloor

duralay underlays for lVT create the perfect installation

Interfloor has developed a specialist collection of duralay underlays and adhesives designed to make luxury vinyl tiles (lVT) even more comfortable underfoot and to ensure the tiles look good for longer. The new LVT underlays are quick to fit, easy to work with, and help to reduce the need for sub-floor preparation and damage to flooring due to uneven sub-floors. The LVT adhesives are suitable for single stick, double-stick or for directly sticking LVT to the sub-floor. Duralay LVT Multi-Fit Underlay can be fitted loose lay, single stick or double-stick depending upon installation requirements and provides increased underfoot comfort and improved noise reduction. It also provides an excellent sub-floor, masking minor surface imperfections, and helping prevent the overstraining of joints. Duralay Multi-Fit underlay is particularly suited to larger areas and commercial installations. Duralay LVT Low-Grab Underlay is a versatile solution which can be used to install ‘click system’ luxury vinyl tiles. The underlay is loose-laid over the sub-floor or existing flooring significantly reducing sub-floor preparation times and the new flooring is positioned and laid onto the underlay’s unique low grab backing, holding the tiles in position preventing movement during and after installation. Duralay LVT Dry-Back Underlay can be used to install ‘dry back’ luxury vinyl tiles. A release film is peeled back to expose the pre-applied adhesive, the new flooring is then positioned and pressed onto the underlay’s unique high grab backing. The adhesive allows an open time whereby tiles or planks can be lifted and re-positioned.

new high-end edgings for luxury installations Interfloor has introduced new premium edgings offering a top-quality addition to its existing Gripperrods range. The new Premier floor edgings are available in two modern finishes that will complement the current trends in luxury home accessories. The Premier range includes a very on-trend brushed steel nickel or an elegant bright chrome which will co-ordinate well with other home accessories, light switches and door handles to ensure a seamless finish. Both finishes are available in six specialist trims designed to provide the perfect solution for all types of flooring. For further information, please visit www.interfloor.com

Interfloor manufactures leading brands in the underlay market, Tredaire and Duralay. Recognised by customers as brands of quality and with over 70 years of expertise, they are trusted by users throughout the world. 62

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Flooring factsheet Underlay In a tight market for margins, underlay for carpet and hard 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 customer satisfaction levels. The Carpet Foundation and its Consumer Code of Practice approved by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) recommend that new carpet underlay is bought with every new carpet.

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Many consumers are now aware of the benefits of underlay but more needs to be done to provide information about the different types available and their suitability for different areas of the home. 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 and foot testers.

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Benefits

Types

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

PU (polyurethane) foam This is now the market’s most popular underlay and is typically made from recycled foam offcuts. The foam provides excellent comfort and performance levels with lots of thickness options and densities and provides great insulation – and its light weight helps handling.

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

Crumb

Sponge rubber Introduced in the 1950s, this is a more traditionally manufactured underlay 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 foam

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-floor. 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. www.underlay.com

Felt This traditional (but environmentally friendly) undelay 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.

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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).

Underfloor heating underlay Always ask if there is underfloor heating. Most manufacturers offer specialised products. Underlay and carpet with a combined tog rating of 2.5 can be used – which means the underlay would normally have a tog rating of 1.0.

Combination

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01274 655694 01562 829966 01264 335111

Bronte Carpets Ltd 0121 550 5788 01297 32244 +32 56783250

01282 862 736

0116 284 1455

Creatuft Carpets Tu W

+32 56 35 4444

Custom Carpet Company Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

01737 830301

Dan-Floor UK W

0844 9151000

Domo Floorcovering Pr Tu Tw

Burmatex Tu

01924 262525

Cavalier Carpets Ltd Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

01254 268000

Christy Carpets Tu Clarendon Carpets Tw

020 8800 0740

Classis Carpets Tu W Ww Condor Carpets BV Tu

+32 55 335211

E & WE Carpets W

01562 825952

Edel Telenzo Carpets Ltd 019078 308777

01827 831480

Tu Tw W sales@edeltelenzocarpets.co.uk www.edeltelenzocarpets.co.uk Enterprise Weaving Co Be Ww

01422 374 417

01562 745030

0870 020 1725

+31 38 4778911

Fells Carpets

Betap Tufting BV Tu Tw W

+31 383 861 060

BIC Carpets Be Tw W

+32 56 23 54 10

Ww cummings@btinternet.com www.fellscarpets.co.uk

Contempo Carpets

0800 689 4741

sales@contempocarpets.co.uk www.contempocarpets.co.uk

Bizspoke Custom Carpets Be Tw W

01924 488882

Blenheim Carpets Ax Be Tw W Ww

020 7823 3040

BMK

0113 380 5333

Bond Worth Ltd Ax

01562 745000

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Be Tu Tw W office@brontecarpets.co.uk www.brontecarpets.co.uk

+32 56 62 2211

Belvedere Carpets

edel Telenzo’s Bakerloo

01562 828200 www.brockway.co.uk

Creative Carpets Ltd Be Tu Tw W

01422 330261

Belvedere Carpets

Brintons Ax Tu Tw W Ww

Tw W sales@brockway.co.uk

01294 558400

01422 431100

Beaulieu International Group Be Pr Tu Tw +32 56 67 66 11

Tu W sales@belvederecarpets.co.uk www.belvederecarpets.co.uk

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Craigie Carpets Be

0800 505055

Cormar Carpets Ltd Tu Tw W info@cormarcarpets.co.uk www.cormarcarpets.co.uk Couristan Carpets Ax Tu W Ww

Mohawk’s Cherbourg Check

01204 881 234

800 223 6186

Fletco Taepper A/S Tu W

01977 662211

+45 96 60 3000

Flock-living Limited Tu Wa info@flock-living.com www.flock-living.com

+44 (0)20 8440 8777

Firth Carpets & Flooring Be Pr Tu Tw W Ww

01484 721529

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Furlong Flooring Tw W enquiries@furlongcentral.co.uk www.furlongflooring.co.uk Gaskell Wool Rich Tu Tw W

01772 696 787

Georgian Carpets Tu Tw W

Halbmond Teppichwerke Be Pr Tu

01942 673232 +32 56 393 386

Lusotufo Tu

+35 12 56 750 500

Manx Carpets Tw W 01429 892525 01827 831430

Godfrey Hirst (GB) Ltd Tu

Leigh Spinners Ltd Tw Louis de Poortere W

01827 831525

Gaskell Mackay Carpets Ltd Ax Tu Tw W

0800 78 33 712

0800 526696

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infouk@hammercarpetsuk.com www.hammercarpets.com Heckmondwike FB

01924 410544

ITC Be Pr Tw Tu

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01827 831400 01827 831 424

Ax Pr Tu Tw W Ww marketing@lano.be www.lano.com

+32 56 65 4300

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+32 52 499600

01299 822300

01706 639 866

Wilton Carpet Commercial Ax Tu Tw Ww W Be

01722 746000

Thomas Witter UK Ltd Tu Tw

0870 1128318 +31 38 385 4477

Tisca Tiara Tu Ww

07860 911748

Trendy Tuft Designs Be Tu Tw W

01274 855080

Ulster Carpets Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

02838 334433

United Carpets & Beds Tw W Ww

01709 732 666

Victoria Carpets Tu Tw W Ww

01562 749300

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01282 332025

Westex Carpets Tu

01274 861334

01827 831 450

Weston Hammer W

0845 644 9090

Penthouse Carpets Tu Tw W

01706 341231

Whitestone Weavers Ltd Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

01429 892555

Phoenox Textiles Pr Tu

01484 863227

Wilkies Carpets Tw

0113 307 9955

0845 6528811

Woodward Grosvenor Ax Tu Tw W Ww

Tu Tw sales@millenniumweavers.eu www.millenniumweavers.be Modulyss Be Tu Tw Pr

+32 55 50 9050

+32 52 457211

00 800 5266 5266

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Roger Vanden Berghe.NV Tu Ww Ryalux Carpets Ltd Be Tu Tw W

Bronte’s Cream Shagpile

Tasibel NV Tw

Timzo Tufting Industry BV Tu

Pownall Carpets Tw W

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01623 481 221

01562 754 382

01937 588511 07850 935301

07976 607657

Tapibel NV Pr Tu Tw

01562 701456

+31 38 851 8700

Lano NV

John Evans Ltd Ax Tu Tw W

01422 845075

TAT Carpet

The Sultana Carpet Co Ax

0032 51 424 411

John Lanham Watts Carpets Ax Tw Ww

01675 433 501

Signature Carpets Be Tu W

01827 831 434

+49 037 421 420

01473 826870

0844 5611977

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The Grosvenor Wilton Co W Ww

Millennium Weavers Europe

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Sans Frontieres Ltd Be Pr Tu Tw W Ww

+32 56 73 57 11 0845 652 8811

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0800 526696 0207 349 1560

Woven Carpets of Kidderminster W 01299 827477

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Flooring factsheet Carpet trouble-shooter

• shedding • pulled loops

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).

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.

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.

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. 66

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. 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.

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

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

Flattening

Shedding

Flattening will occur as a result of traffic which eventually flattens the pile particularly in the main areas of use.

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’.

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.

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.

Shading

Indentations

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.

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.

Pile Reversal 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pulling Loops

Samples

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.

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.

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Installation Telephone National Institute of Carpet Fitters (NICF) for further information – 0115 958 3077.

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Flooring factsheet Buying Groups Pick the right one How to decide whether to join a buying group – and which one…

• Evaluate all buying groups as they all work differently • Talk to the main marketing contact and/or a member of the committee

Why join? Buying groups have been a highly successful feature of the floor retailing scene in the last decade or so, giving independents the extra edge they need to compete effectively with the retail park chains. More than 1000 retailers are now members of one of the several buying groups which operate in our sector and the numbers are slowly, but steadily growing.

www.flooringone.co.uk Mandy Powell Tel: 0121 683 1426 mandy.powell@flooringone.co.uk

• Get a list of members and call up two or three for a ‘real-world’ view

• Establish your territorial exclusivity – where’s the next nearest member of each buying group

• Ensure you understand the financial arrangements,

any fees that would relate to your membership, how the bills are paid and whether your fees are refundable if it doesn’t work out. Ask the buying group for a consultation to estimate your potential savings

While the benefits of bulk buying power are self-evident, the resistance to the buying group concept among nonmembers appears to be centred on fears of surrendering some control to a committee – and most particularly compromising long-established relationships and negotiated terms with current suppliers.

• Review all the extra benefits and services to see

The bottom line is the bottom line. A retailer selling across a broad range of products is likely to improve margins within a buying group – but you don’t need a leap of faith to join up. Ask the buying groups for answers...

flexibility to run your business the way you want

www.greendalecarpets.co.uk Contact: Rob Harding Tel: 01432 852000 Fax: 01432 852005 rharding@greendalecarpets.co.uk

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• Check out the product ranges offered including the own-label options and the UK/European mix

• Ensure you understand any rules that may limit your

Metro Group www.carpet1st.co.uk Contact: Jill Coward Tel: 01204 393539 jillcoward@carpet1st.co.uk

Key benefits Increase margins • Group purchases to get beneficial rates • Rebates • Exclusive higher-margin products • Special promotions One of the key reasons to join a buying group is to benefit from the discounts they negotiate as a bulk buyer from manufacturers. The way discounts and rebates are passed on to members varies between groups so make sure it’s absolutely clear how this will be done. You’ll need to work out how this compares with discounts you have already negotiated locally with preferred suppliers. Access professional services • Business and financial services • IT and internet support • Training and workshops • Professional bodies Some buying groups offer an excellent range of other services which may be valuable to your business. Financial services include invoice factoring, credit, loans and insurance. Some of the more sophisticated groups offering marketing packages, software systems to help you run your business operations and customised websites ready to use. Relationships with professional and training organisations can also offer discounts. THE STOCKLISTS August 2018

Increase sales • Best of both worlds’ proposition • Wider ranges and exclusive products • POS, displays and merchandising support Your customers will like the proposition that you are independent but with the buying power of a group – this gives them (and you) the ‘best of both worlds’ with personal service and competitive pricing. Most groups will also offer you ‘own label’ ranges and support with pointof-sale, merchandising and displays. Central stockholding may also be on offer.

www.smg-group.co.uk Contact: Mike Reed Tel: 0118 932 3832 info@smg-group.co.uk

Network with other independents

• Members-only exhibitions with preferred manufacturers • Regular meetings and supplier presentations • Regional workshops • Helpline A lot of retailers enjoy the buying group environment of being independent but not alone out there on the High Street. Groups hold regular meetings and some have their own trade shows, regional meetings and workshops to help you develop your business. The network gives you someone to call when you need advice on, for example, an unusual installation, a technical consumer complaint, legal issue or business dilemma.

Associated Carpet Group www.acgcarpets.com Contact: Richard Moore Tel: 01942 825520 richard@acgcarpets.com

www.beautifulflooring.co.uk Contact: Carl Harris Tel: 01892 549050 charris31@sky.com

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Fells Carpets

Birch Distribution Sheffield - see Floorwise page 72

BL Flooring Supplies Bristol - see Floorwise page 72

Birch Distribution leeds - see Floorwise page 72

BL Flooring Supplies gloucester - see Floorwise page 72

Birch Distribution Hull - see Floorwise page 72

Fitwell Flooring Ltd Redruth - see Floorwise page 72

Cornerstone Flooring doncaster - see Floorwise page 72

Fitwell Flooring Ltd newton abott - see Floorwise page 72

Cornerstone Flooring east Midlands and warwickshire 01159 444711 sales@cornerstoneflooring.co.uk www.cornerstoneflooring.co.uk

Flooring Supplies (Wessex) amesbury 01980 625888 orders@flooringsupplieswessex.co.uk

leeds 0113 3071900 carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk www.fellscarpets.co.uk TCS “The Carpet Specialists” Morecambe 01524 840177 info@tcsthecarpetspecialists.com www.tcsthecarpetspecialists.com Xylo Wood Flooring london 020 8368 8122 infouk@xyloflooring.com www.xyloflooring.com

North East Fells Carpets leeds 0113 3071900 carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk www.fellscarpets.co.uk Floorwise (North East) Ltd Birtley - see Floorwise page 72

North West A&A Carpets Manchester 01204 701188 sales@aandacarpets.co.uk www.aandacarpets.co.uk D. M. Miller Ltd Manchester 0161 205 9949 dm.miller@btconnect.com www.dmmillerltd.spaces.lives.com Fells Carpets goole 0113 3071900 carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk www.fellscarpets.co.uk Choice Flooring Manchester - see Floorwise page 72 MCA Floorwise Ltd Morecambe - see Floorwise page 72 Millbrook Carpets darwen 01254 703999 millbrookcarpets@live.co.uk

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DMS Flooring Supplies northampton 0845 643 5601 dmsnorthampton@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk Floorwise D & J Ltd Southam - see Floorwise page 72 J J Wholesale & Distribution Ltd Birmingham 0121 765 4994 jjwholesale@gmx.com Matty’s Wholesale Carpets Birmingham 01675 433072 sales@mattys.co.uk STS Flooring Distributors watford 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk Trade Counter Carpets leicester 0845 604 3055 tradecountercarpets@gmail.com Woodall Brothers Ltd Shrewsbury - see Floorwise page 72

East Beds Flooring Bedford 01234 341234 sales@bedsflooring.co.uk www.bedsflooring.co.uk Salesmark Ltd St neots - see Floorwise page 72 STS Flooring Distributors Cambridge Tel: 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk

Salesmark West Ltd amesbury - see Floorwise page 66 Solent Wholesale Carpet west Sussex 01243 774623 sales@solentwholesale.co.uk www.solentwholesale.co.uk see page 15 for details

South East Acorn Carpet Accessories Bromley, Kent - see Floorwise page 72 Ashmount Flooring Supplies Ltd Tottenham 0208 808 2158 sales@ashmountflooring.co.uk www.ashmountflooringsupplies.co.uk Beds Flooring Bedford 01234 341234 sales@bedsflooring.co.uk www.bedsflooring.co.uk Clifford Floors Strood 01634 285900 sales@clifford.uk.com Culpeck Strood 01634 299000 sales@culpeck.uk.com Columbia Flooring Middlesex 020 8443 3322 sales@columbiaflooring.co.uk www.columbiaflooring.co.uk see page 7 for details DMS Flooring Supplies Hemel Hempstead 0845 643 5344 dmshemel@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk

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The Stocklists DMS Flooring Supplies Milton Keynes 0845 643 5320 dmslaser@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk Kent Flooring Supplies Ltd Chatham 01634 668668 sales@kentflooring.co.uk www.kentflooring.co.uk Littner Hampton london 020 8520 8474 littnerhampton@aol.com www.littnerhamptoncarpets.co.uk John Palmer Carpets Fareham 01329 221933 sales@johnpalmercarpets.uk.net Potts & Ward, Woodcocks Ltd Brighton 01273 557211 sales@pwwflooring.com www.pwwflooring.com Rackhams london 020 8531 9225 sales@rackhamsltd.co.uk www.rackhamsltd.co.uk see page 14 for details

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Matty’s Wholesale Carpets Birmingham 01675 433072 sales@mattys.co.uk

Flanagan Flooring Distributors Belfast & Saintfield Co. down northern Ireland Tel: 028 9751 0932 sales@flanagan-flooring.com www.flanagan-flooring.com

Selected Rugs & Matting Cardiff 0844 8360650 customerservices@selectedrugs.co.uk www.selectedrugs.co.uk

Scotland Flanagan Flooring Distributors glasgow Business Park Baillieston Tel: 0141 773 1122 sales@flanagan-flooring.com www.flanagan-flooring.com MCD Scotland Uddingston glasgow 01698 808000 mcdscotland@mcd.co.uk www.mcdscotland.co.uk Neil Smith Ltd glasgow - see Floorwise page 72

Flanagan Flooring Distributors willow Business Park dublin Tel: (01) 429 7800 sales@flanagan-flooring.com www.flanagan-flooring.com Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd dublin - see Floorwise page 72 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd Belfast - see Floorwise page 72 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd limerick - see Floorwise page 72 TCS “The Carpet Specialists” Co. louth 00353 429 351 351 info@tcsthecarpetspecialists.com www.tcsthecarpetspecialists.com

Salesmark lancing - see Floorwise page 72 Solent Wholesale Carpet west Sussex 01243 774623 sales@solentwholesale.co.uk www.solentwholesale.co.uk see page 15 for details STS Flooring Distributors Basildon 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk STS Flooring Distributors Orpington/Croydon 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk Trade Carpet London wimbledon 0208 247 3891 sales@tradecarpet.com www.tradecarpet.com

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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.

BONDED Bonded carpets (sometimes called ‘fibre-bonded’ or ‘fusion bonded’) are created by firing fibres into an adhesive material – the fibres are not stitched into the backing in any way. The technique is principally used for commercial carpet tiles.

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Freize – Frieze or frisée (pronounced freesay) 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.

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 a versatile, textured finish that is ideal for plain colours.

Velvet – Velvet textures (sometimes called ‘velour’ or ‘plush’) all have a level surface pile of approx 5mm to 10mm height, which is then sheared to give a smooth finish. With very little twist in the yarn, the 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 can flatten easily and may lack durability.

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