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FLOORINGNEWS

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

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ISSUE 558 : SEPTEMBER 2021 Published by Mayville Publishing Co Ltd., 219 West Ella Road, West Ella, Hull HU10 7SD @thestocklists Tel: 01482 659396 Fax: 01482 659397 www.thestocklists.com Sales Director: Diane Martin. diane@mayvillepublishing.co.uk Publication Director: David Spragg Founded by Roy Spragg in 1973.

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Get set to meet up at The Flooring Show with our 30-page guide to everything that’s happening in Harrogate! • Show guide • Highlights • Exhibitor list • Hall plans • Demo schedule

H ABINGDON FLOORING n ACG H ASSOCIATED WEAVERS

page 41 page 42 page 48 page 62-68 page 70

Beyond the mainstream

The enhanced appeal of man-made carpets that add extra value page 32-33

Star achievers The 2021 award winners are announced, celebrating the ideas that drive forward the UK flooring industry. See page 34

01274 655694 07873 223144

4-5,6-7

01422 431100

69

+32 5652 8480

t BRAMPTON CHASE

8,9

01604 664855

o CARPENTER 84

01457 861141

H CAVALIER CARPETS

01254 268000

H CLASSIS CARPETS

37

+32 1542 3151

s COLUMBIA FLOORING

10

0208 443 3322

n COMPUTERS FOR FLOORING

31

0845 869 8403

H CONDOR CARPETS

35

+31 38 477 8911

n COMPANY DYNAMICS

29

08000 728539

H CORMAR

FC

01204 881234

n CYBERGOLD

65

01494 761814

H FELLS CARPETS

01977 662211

11,67,72

01538 361633

n FITA 71

01159 506836

n FLOORWISE 81

01509 673974

H FURLONG FLOORING

Karndean launches first TV and social media campaign for LVT page 40

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2,12-14,41 01772 696787 17

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H HUGH MACKAY 18

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n INNOV8 61 — n INTERFLOOR t KAHRS t KARNDEAN DESIGNFLOORING s KELLARS

59,78

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n MERRYFIELD ENGINEERING

3

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n METRO

49

01204 393539

t MODULEO

27

01332 851500

n NICF 71

0115 958 3077

o NOVOSTRAT 47 00353 61 339287

SoftStep steps up

Popular cushion floor expansion page 25

Wool Britannia

Manx in new British yarn initiative page 52

FlooringFactsheets Adhesives Buying Groups

Premier pitch

F Ball sticks grass to FC wall page 26

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o TEXFELT

21

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n THE FLOORING SHOW

43

H THOMAS WITTER 24

— 01429 892555

s TRADECO 22 07833 660451

The industry’s knowledge-bank 72

LVT Directory

74

73

LVT Options

75

Carpet Company Directory

Underlay 78-79

Carpet Trouble-shooter

Wholesalers 80-81

Carpet Types

Woolsafe: the Carpet Care Guide 76-77

ISSN 2046-7338 © Mayville Publishing Co. Ltd. 2021. Every care is taken in compiling this magazine, but the proprietors assume no responsibility in the effects arising therefrom.

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H VICTORIA CARPETS 63

01562 749300

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Classified Adverts ................................... pages 83 H carpets/rugs/tiles t woods/laminates/smooths n accessories/services/organisations = fibres o underlay s wholesalers/distributors l adhesives

MERRYFIELD CARPET CUTTING MACHINERY British Manufactured Carpet Cutting Machines THE STOCKLISTS September 2021

Visit ‘Merryfield Carpet’ on YOUTUBE to see our full range of cutting machines or call 01422 373799 3


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Share your Sedna #sednacarpet www.sedna-carpet.co.uk THE STOCKLISTS September 2021

A UK brand since 1964 5


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Always a trailblazer when it comes to branding, Associated Weavers reinvents the in-store display & brings an experience unseen in the flooring business. With traditional samples and an intuitive digital module, Invictus® luxury vinyl flooring invites the customer on a fun-todo purchasing journey. Share your Invictus #invictuscarpetflooring

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GREAT FLOORING • INVINCIBLE PERFORMANCE

A UK brand since 1964 www.invictus.co.uk

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Discover

our latest Large collection

Plank

Modern wood designs available in both stunning large plank and contemporary herringbone sizes Herringbone

Large Plank

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Become a Protected Gold Retailer LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Talk to us about your commercial projects

• Fast, Flexible Delivery • • Marketing Support • • Free Samples • Register your interest and pre-order stands now bramptonchase.co.uk/retailers

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European Oak in large plank and herringbone sizes

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Columbia Flooring plc

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

Call US NOW!!! 020 8443 3322

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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MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN

NO TIME TO WAIT? USE F58 PLUS.

NEW FROM F. BALL FIBRE-REINFORCED, PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF LVT STYCCOBOND F58 PLUS is a fast-drying, pressure sensitive adhesive that is ideally suited for the installation of LVT floorcoverings. Fibre-reinforced for quicker installation, meaning you can get to work faster. Trust the yellow bucket.

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acheetham@furlongflooring.com

M 07966 263571

ALAN CHEETHAM GTR MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE M 07970 163372

GRANT MILLER WEST SCOTLAND

gmiller@furlongflooring.com

www.furlongflooring.co.uk

New website

enquiries@furlongflooring.com

Email enquiries

tel: 01322 628707 fax: 01322 698733

London Sales

tel: 0845 520 0800 fax: 01452 222515

Gloucester Sales

tel: 01772 696787 fax: 01772 311921

Preston Sales

dstyles@furlongflooring.com

M 07983 446969

DEAN STYLES NORTH EAST, EAST COAST

mshutt@furlongflooring.com

M 07970 158594

MIKE SHUTT BIRMINGHAM/ STAFFORDSHIRE, SHROPSHIRE

mmorrisr@furlongflooring.com

M: 07973 403450

MARTYN MORRIS SOUTH YORKSHIRE

mprice@furlongflooring.com

M: 07968 828516

M 07976 311434

acairnie@furlongflooring.com

MARTIN PRICE YORKSHIRE

ALAN CAIRNIE EAST SCOTLAND

WE’RE LOOKING AT SERVING YOUR BUSINESS FROM

Furlong Flooring. The people who can deliver your success.

A TOTALLY NEW ANGLE!


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pfletcher@furlongflooring.com

M 07816 217561

PETER FLETCHER HAMPSHIRE & DORSET

joconnor@furlongflooring.com

M 07816 217550

JACK O’CONNOR SOUTH BUCKS, BERKSHIRE, WEST LONDON, SURREY (OUTSIDE M25)

zbilgrami@furlongflooring.com

M: 07793 244620

ZEE BILGRAMI SOUTH, SW & SE LONDON

dspendiff@furlongflooring.com

M 07791 890861

DARREN SPENDIFF KENT

jakien@furlongflooring.com

M 07791 891024

JOHN AKIEN EAST & WEST SUSSEX

jbone@furlongflooring.com

M: 07816 217548

JAMIE BONE N.W, NORTH, EAST & CENTRAL LONDON

athompson@furlongflooring.com

M 07816 217565

ANDY THOMPSON ESSEX, HERTFORDSHIRE

plovell@furlongflooring.com

M 07816 217549

PAUL LOVELL NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & CAMBS

enquries@furlongflooring.com

TBA LEICESTER, WARWICKSHIRE

cmcmaster@furlongflooring.com

M 07872 964685

COLBY McMASTER NOTTS, STAFFORD, SOT, DERBYSHIRE & LINCS

NEW PORTAL! Order online 24/7 with live stock checking. Ask your rep for details.

Competitive, best-selling products - all available right away from UK stock – with rapid logistics that ensure you get what you need, when you need it.

swaithman@furlongflooring.com

STEWART WAITHMAN DEVON & CORNWALL M 07794 048413

tconway@furlongflooring.com

M 07791 891025

M 07794 048414

tbailey@furlongflooring.com

TONY CONWAY BEDS, NORTHANTS, OXON & BUCKS

jbrimble@furlongflooring.com

M 07794 041266

JASON BRIMBLE AVON & GLOUCESTERSHIRE

bthomas@furlongflooring.com

M 07794 048809

BEN THOMAS MID & WEST WALES

TIM BAILEY SOUTH EAST WALES & HEREFORDSHIRE

jgray@furlongflooring.com

M 07957 459642

JOHN GRAY MERSEYSIDE, WIRRAL & NORTH WALES

mdowson@furlongflooring.com

M 07980 786265

MARK DOWSON PART LANCS, FLYDE COAST & CUMBRIA

FULL UK COVERAGE FROM STOCK.

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Stand Apart

Transform your store with our high-impact, customer-focused in-store display modules

Uniformed sample sizes allow you

Modular system to fit your store

to move samples from one stand

and customer browsing patterns.

to another.

Beautiful, back-lit graphic displays

Display all of our flooring categories

to add impact to your store, and

together in one stand.

draw in customers.

FIRST CHOICE FLOORING FOR EVERY ROOM CARPET • VINYL • LVT • LAMINATE • HARDWOOD

www.furlongflooring.com Dartford 01322 628 700 • Preston 01772 316155 • Stonehouse 0845 520 0800 14

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Kährs Life bridges the gap between wood and vinyl. Combining the authentic look of a wooden floor with properties close to vinyl flooring - it guarantees a natural underfoot feeling plus outstanding performance.

KÄHRS LIFE

KÄHRS LIFE – EARL GREY NARROW

Easy to love. Harder to damage. Kährs Life was developed to last through real life: A matt lacquer of highest class gives a comfortable wood feeling while providing best-in-class wear and impact resistance.       

Attractive price point New Hydra Resistance technology Impact- and dirt-resistant Fast and easy installation with 5G locking technology Available in three formats in ten colours Suitable for floating or glue-down installation and underfloor heating 20 DB sound reduction if used with Kährs Tuplex underlay

Available now. Contact Kährs UK for more information: www.kahrs.com

| sales@kahrs.com

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An evolution of greatness Comfort, Elegance & Performance in Carpets

sales@kellars.co.uk 16

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Beautiful floors for beautiful spaces

FOR THE BEST PALLET PRICING CONTACT HATHAWAY FLOORING

8MM & 12MM

EASY FIT

FAST DELIVERY

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REGISTER EMBOSS

SA O M RD PL ER ES F R TO EE DA Y

AGT Effect laminate flooring delivers impressive authenticity thanks to its deep register in emboss surface finish. Available in 8mm AC4 and 12mm AC5 specifications, Effect comes in 14 original looks. Available from Hathaway Flooring for delivery across the UK.

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Where quality & durability become reality SCOTLAND JOHN STUART M: 07860 565 200 E: johnrstuart@btopenworld.com NORTH EAST & CUMBRIA BECKY MULDER M: 07970 491 215 E: rebann2@btinternet.com

EAST MIDLANDS STEVE FURNISS M: 07773 384 787 E: furnissagencies@btinternet.com WEST MIDLANDS DEAN STANLEY M: 07572 758 010 E: dssalesagencies@gmail.com

YORKSHIRE JOHN ALSOP M: 07860 572 220 E: alsopagencies@yahoo.co.uk

OXFORDSHIRE, WILTSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE ANDREW JEFFERIES M: 07831 457102 E: adj.agencies@gmail.com

LANCASHIRE & NW JOHN ROSTRON M: 07973 733 208 E: johnrostronagencies@hotmail.com

SOUTH WEST & DORSET BRENDAN HART M: 07850 130 221 E: ba.hart1@yahoo.com

NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, CAMBS, NORTH ESSEX JONATHAN HART T: 07889 264466 E: jonathan@jonathanhart.org SOUTH WALES, BRISTOL, & GLOUCESTERSHIRE PAUL POWELL M: 07968 186 150 E: paulpowellagencies@gmail.com SOUTH EAST & SOUTH LONDON DAVE BOWMAN M: 07786 265 072 E: david@dabflooring.com

N LONDON & HOME COUNTIES DAVE MARNEY M: 07794 221 443 E: d.marney@sky.com

SALES DIRECTOR KEITH MORGAN M: 07710 701063 E: keith@hughmackay.com

CENTRAL LONDON NICK WOOD M: 07976 945 505 E: nick@essentialflooring.co.uk

MANAGING DIRECTOR VINCE HOLDEN M: 07900 262 434 E: vince@hughmackay.com

NORTHERN IRELAND GARY O’BOYLE M: 07831 220 675 E: goboyle@ntlworld.com

MANAGING DIRECTOR STEPHEN DONLAN M: 07973 378 127 E: sdonlan@viewlogistics.co.uk

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND LARRY WHITE M: 03862 594 126 E: thelarwhite@hotmail.com

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Meet the team... F I N D Y O U R L O C A L R E P R E S E N TAT I V E H E R E SCOTLAND & BORDERS

NORTH EAST, CUMBRIA & ISLE OF MAN

NORTH WEST & NORTH WALES

YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER

Stephen Cawley

John Pringle

Ian Henderson

Christine Searle

07718 762236 stephen.cawley@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07825 991405 john.pringle@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07974 141919 ian.henderson@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07939 051608 christine.searle@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

Areas covered: All Scottish regions

Areas covered: Cumbria, Kirby Lonsdale via. Carnforth, Isle of Man, Cleveland, Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear

Areas covered: Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire (inc. SK9, SK10, SK11), Greater Manchester (inc. SK1 to SK8, SK12, SK14 to SK16), Clwyd, Gwynedd

Areas covered: North Humberside, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

WEST MIDLANDS, WORCESTER

SOUTH YORKSHIRE & EAST MIDLANDS

SOUTH EAST, LONDON HERTS & ESSEX

SOUTH EAST, LONDON

Sue Chapman

Chris Gee

Conway Morgan

Guy Legg

07801 538763 sue.chapman@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07919 047930 chris.gee@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07753 983714 conway.morgan@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07801 357622 guy.legg@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

Areas covered: Herts, Essex, North & West London

Areas covered: Kent, South & Central London, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex

Areas covered: Gloucester, Avon, West Midlands, Shropshire, Hereford & Worcester

Areas covered: Humberside, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire,

EAST MIDLANDS & SOUTH EAST

EAST ANGLIA, CAMBS & BEDFORDSHIRE

SOUTH WEST

SOUTH COAST & CHANNEL ISLES

Simon Beeby

Martin Hunter

Graham Wood

Nigel Woollard

07775 913380 simon.beeby@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07711 353982 martin.hunter@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07825 171482 graham.wood@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

07767 213236 nigel.woollard@ penthousecarpets.co.uk

Areas covered: Somerset, Devon, Cornwall

Areas covered: Berkshire (Split), Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Channel Isles

Areas covered: Berkshire (Split), Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire

Areas covered: Cambridge, Bedford

NORTHERN IRELAND & REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

WALES

Herbie Montgomery

James Thomas

07774 695333 herbiehsm@gmail.com

07932 458032 juncture2002@aol.com

Areas covered: Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland

Areas covered: West Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Gwent, Dyfed, Powys

Agent For Penthouse Carpets Ltd

Agent For Penthouse Carpets Ltd

Working for the independent retailer To find out more, call our sales team on 01706 639 866 or visit us at:

penthousecarpets.co.uk

Penthouse Carpets Buckley Carpet Mill, Buckley Road, Rochdale. Lancashire OL12 9DU • Fax: 01706 860 577 • Email: sales@penthousecarpets.co.uk THE STOCKLISTS September 2021

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Revolutionary

New Carpet Underlay For

Underfloor Heating Systems

Up to 10% Better Heat Transfer - 46oC Heat Transfer Recorded On a 200kW UFH System 10mm Thickness - Feels Fantastic Underfoot Perforated Air Pockets Allow Faster Heat Transfer

FREE SAMPLE

Incorporates Flame Retardant Foam For Excellent Safety Standards Faster To Fit Compared to Heavier Traditional UFH Underlays

or email sales@wilsons-underlays.co.uk

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SPRINGBOND – THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CARPET UNDERLAY ECO-ENGINEERED TO BE

GREENER, CLEANER, QUIETER, & SAFER

STAND

C10

SEE YOU THERE! UP TO

180

RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES PER ROLL

Available in 11mm, 9mm and 7mm (double stick contract) variants, and available at short lead times. Make the smarter underlay choice, for you, your customers and the environment.

SUPPORTER S OF

Your perfect alternative to PU foam underlay

UP TO

57dB

GREENER The ultimate eco-friendly underlay that’s 100% recyclable and contains up to 180 recycled plastic bottles in every roll.

CLEANER Chemical free, dust free, odour free and waste saving with 1.5 metre wide rolls.

QUIETER Industry leading acoustic performance, with sound absorption of up to 57dB.

SAFER Virtually zero VOC’s & Hypoallergenic. Springbond is safer to fit, and safer in the home.

GET IN TOUCH 01274 905411 texfelt.co.uk

MADE IN THE UK

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TR ADECO NEW PRICE LIST – SEPTEMBER 2021

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Updated Rates Exclusively for The Stocklists Magazine Trade Price List

PATTERN BOOK RANGES

Cuts Unit Rate

Rolls Unit Rate

Westminster Saxony – 2200gr/m2 – 100% Millsoft Polypropylene Heavy Weight Saxony

£11.23/m2 +VAT

£8.99/m2 +VAT

Luxe Super Soft – 1450gr/m2 – 100% Polyester Micro Fibre Tech Soft Touch Fine Cut Pile

£8.38/m2 +VAT

£6.99/m2 +VAT

Mayfair – 20mm Artificial Grass 100% PET Exterior Grade Polyester

£5.50/m2 +VAT

£3.15/m2 +VAT

Chelsea – 30mm Artificial Grass 100% PET Exterior Grade Polyester

£6.99/m2 +VAT

£4.15/m2 +VAT

Kensington – 40mm Artificial Grass 100% PET Exterior Grade Polyester

£7.99/m2 +VAT

£5.15/m2 +VAT

Velvet Soft Touch – 40mm Artificial Grass 65% Polyethylene / 35% Polypropylene Exterior Grade Mix

£8.99/m2 +VAT

£6.99/m2 +VAT

Violet – 32mm Artificial Grass 70% Polyethylene / 30% Polypropylene Exterior Grade Monofilament Mix

£10.50/m2 +VAT

£7.99/m2 +VAT

Wilder – 47mm Artificial Grass 70% Polyethylene / 30% Polypropylene Exterior Grade Monofilament Mix

£10.99/m2 +VAT

£8.50/m2 +VAT

Tradeco’s famous Grade A & second choice clearance job lots. A. Category Clearance Roll Stock B. Category Clearance Roll Stock C. Category Clearance Roll Stock D. Category Clearance Roll Stock E. Category Clearance Roll Stock F. Category Clearance Roll Stock G. Category Clearance Roll Stock H to Z Categories are available in same pricing pyramid structure

N/A £1.50 m N/A £2.50 m2 N/A £2.99 m2 N/A £3.50 m2 N/A £3.99 m2 N/A £4.50 m2 N/A £4.99 m2 Continued as above 2

“DON’T FORGET” MAKE SURE TO REGISTER YOUR TRADE NEW ACCOUNT TODAY, sales@tradeco.uk – 01144 000 120 or contact our trade sales manager Ms Chloe Wright on 07833 660 451 + We are also looking for new sales reps/agents to join our team, apply now to chloe@tradeco.uk

TRADE SHOW QUICK DEALS DEAL 1

Grade A 80/20 woold twist and wool Berber clearance package Average of 2500m2 stock lot – equal to 1 x 7.5tonne lorry load. Mixed job lot in various sizes, colours, and types. Full load of materials as allocated. While stocks last.

DEAL 2

Grade B Car Tech carpet full container package 80% + grey mixed. Approx 15.000 sq.m. Full container.

£0.79m

2

+VAT

£1.99m2 +VAT

Last minute, grade A, clearance artificial grass deals Mayfair 20mm

£3.99 £3.15m

2

+VAT

Kensington 40mm

£6.50 £5.15m

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MAKE SURE TO TRY TRADECO’S SECOND CHOICE PACKAGES 2 Starting at just £1.50m +VAT

With more then 7,000 Rolls of Job Lot & B Grade stock deals, Tradeco has become the leading name in the UK’s volume clearance carpet industry.

TRADE SHOW QUICK CLEARANCE DEALS ENDLESS JOB LOT SPECIALS AVAILABLE ON ON 07833 660 451 OR 07586 993 821

INDUSTRIAL GRADE CARPET TILES • 1000 x 1000 mm Heavy Duty • 100% Nylon, PVC Backed Now just £8m2+VAT

8mm & 10mm contract felt carpet underlay. Grade A. • 14.7 sq m. per roll • UK 100% recycled material

from £13.99+VAT per roll based on more than 100 rolls ordered

Beading & Door Bars for Laminate and Wood Flooring • Grade A, old stock package • Job lot mixed pallet deal – average of 3500 pieces per pallet

now just 50p +VAT each on pallets

LIMITED STOCK AVAILABILITY

Chelsea 30mm

£5.50 £4.15m2 +VAT Windsor Velvet 40mm

£7.99 £6.99m2 +VAT

THE UK’s LARGEST NATIONWIDE INDEPENDENT CARPET, FLOORING & ARTIFICIAL GRASS WHOLESALER Call Tradeco on 01144 000120 / 07833 660451 Visit our main warehouses at: Unit 1, Kiveton Park Ind Est, Manor Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 6PB

• Stauf Adhesive PUK 447 • Stauf Adhesive D3/D5/D8

just £10

PER TUB +VAT

(ON ORDERS OF MORE THAN 36 TUBS)

Rubber Crumb Underlay – GRADE B non-composite • 5mm/6.5mm/7mm Thickness

from just £11 PER ROLL +VAT per roll based on more than 100 rolls ordered


Exclusive to Verona ClickLux is a collection of 10 premium, realistic planks reminiscent of natural wood, but with several added benefits. Our new, next generation SPC (stone polymer composite) is extremely durable, waterproof and rigid, making it suitable for both domestic and commercial projects. ClickLux features an easy to install locking system, without the need for messy adhesives and there’s no need to worry about a separate underlay, as ClickLux already has underlay built in to each plank.

Get in touch today to find out more about our extensive marketing materials including a bespoke display stand, sample swatch book, inspirational consumer brochure and lifestyle imagery. Dean Smith National Sales Manager 07917 972 500 dean.smith@veronagroup.co.uk Chris Lamb Business Development Manager North/Scotland 07909 039 867 chris.lamb@veronagroup.co.uk www.veronagroup.co.uk • sales@veronagroup.co.uk • 0113 244 4984 THE STOCKLISTS September 2021

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Accolade This superb heathered range is made from quality wool in a perfect 80/20 blend. Available in 2 weights (40oz & 55oz) and 20 shades, this range adds effortless style to any home.

SCOTLAND MARK VINTER M: 07775 902 376

NORTH WEST & CUMBRIA JOHN ROSTRON M: 07973 733208

NORTH EAST BECKY GIBBONS M: 07970 491 215

EAST MIDLANDS STEVE FURNISS M: 07773 384 787

YORKSHIRE ALDO BERETTONI M: 07971 173 560

WEST MIDLANDS DEAN STANLEY M: 07572 758010

SALES DIRECTOR

SOUTH WALES, BRISTOL, & GLOUCESTERSHIRE PAUL POWELL M: 07968 186150

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FLOORINGNEWS Softstep steps up Softstep is Abingdon Flooring’s popular cushion flooring range that’s been enhanced with two new collections made to bring homes the latest in floor style. The perfect accompaniment to Abingdon Flooring’s carpet collections, Softstep is a range of cushion vinyl flooring that provides homes with a comfortable, water-resistant, durable and easy to look after floor finish that’s ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and utility areas. Popular with homeowners looking for a great value vinyl floor, Softstep has been updated with Brazil and Mexico, two collections that make sure homes can enjoy the latest in modern designs and classic wood and stone effects.

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Offering 14 modern looks across wood, stone and tile designs, Brazil makes sure that homeowners can choose a natural look that feels fresh and modern, enjoying the fuss-free practicality and affordability of cushion vinyl flooring available in two, three and four-metre widths. With Mexico, Abingdon Flooring has looked to create a collection of 15 expressive looks in geometric designs and colourful ceramic tiles, as well as timeless wood and stone effects. Martin Peace, sales and marketing director, Abingdon Flooring, says, “Softstep has been a successful part of our product line-up for many years and in that time has established itself as a firm favourite with many of our retail customers. It’s combination of comfort, stylish design, excellent all-round performance and great value makes it a superb option. Brazil and Mexico ensure that Softstep’s designs continue to provide homeowners with a floor that’s not only practical, but that feels fresh and modern too.” Brazil and Mexico are replacing Amazon, Cuba and Panama which have been discontinued. Joining the textilebacked I-Tex, Fab-Tex and Grey-Tex, all of which can be installed over existing floors and provide excellent comfort; these affordable new cushion vinyl floors make sure that Softstep continues to deliver the right mix for today’s busy family homes.

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Accessible art on the floor Designed by the famed Swiss textiles and fabric house, Christian Fischbacher, the Prêt-à-Porter Carpet Collection is made in Belgium and distributed in the UK by Louis de Poortere. Christian Fischbacher is one of Switzerland’s most famous interior design houses with a long history in beautiful fabrics, bed linen, wallpapers and now rugs through the Prêt-àPorter Carpet Collection made by Louis de Poortere. Drawing upon references such as Portuguese azulejo tiles, riverbeds, the night sky above deserts and macro studies of flowers, the collection is crafted by Louis de Poortere from cotton and polyester chenille, with selected designs also featuring metallic polyester, in flatweave rugs made to Christian Fischbacher’s brief. Alan Russell, UK sales director, Louis de Poortere, says: “We’re delighted that Christian Fischbacher has chosen our expertise to realise its Prêt-à-Porter Carpet Collection. The Swiss interior design house is renowned for its attention to quality and the rugs are testament to that. As it has also chosen to use our well-established nationwide retail network, the collection also provides new opportunity for our retailers to welcome a highly regarded and desired brand into their product offer.” Whether colourful and bold or elegant and discreet, the rugs are an expression of the brand’s experience and flair; statement pieces that redefine their surroundings. The Prêt-à-Porter designs are drawn from the rich mix of signature patterns as well as from the brand’s newest collection. The collection is made of six designs, each beautifully captured in an exclusive brochure. A sample presentation cataloguing the range in 14 large samples (30 x 30cm) is available from Louis de Poortere. Christian Fischbacher has been creating luxurious fabrics for more than 200 years. During this time, the family-run business with its headquarters in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, has become a globally successful purveyor of the finest bed linen, home accessories, rugs, wallpaper, box-spring beds as well as furnishing fabrics for private and public spaces.

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FLOORINGNEWS Making an entrance With traditional coir, fibre-bonded polypropylene and heavyduty nylon scraper mats, your local floorwise distributor is ready to fulfil almost any domestic or commercial matting requirement so that you can make sure newly installed floors stay looking great. Proving popular as an all-round solution for domestic duty, floorwise coir matting makes for a great add-on sale for new floors in hallways and kitchens with external doorways. Excellent at scraping dirt from the bottom of soles and looking smart when installed into a mat well, floorwise coir matting features a waterproof vinyl back to protect floorcoverings and retain moisture within the matting until removal. Most popular in natural, coir matting is also available in a range of colour-fast colours. In flat or rib styles, Java is a 100% polypropylene synthetic coir mat that’s ideal for tackling a range of entrance duties. With the crumb rubber backed Flat and latex backed Rib, it can tackle use in contract environments, so perfect for smaller public and commercial buildings looking for a natural look. For heavy-duty commercial use, Alba’s scraper filaments are made from hollow polyamide for excellent water absorbency that ensures excellent dirt and moisture removal performance through all seasons. In a range of practical colours, the two-metre wide mat is ready for public and commercial entrances. Granati is a heavier weight of the polyamide mat that comes in five colours. For lighter duty applications, the contract grade of Viking brings the performance of 100% polyamide in four shades. Made from polypropylene with a latex backing, Mat Rib and Mat Noppa are a low-cost solution for scraper duties in contract projects. T 01509 673974

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Premier pitch on the Ball Executives at a Premier League football club are now enjoying their very own indoor patch of turf, thanks to the strength of F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s Styccobond F3 adhesive for textile floorcoverings, which has been used to create a striking grass wall-effect focal point in their offices. The project, part of an extensive refurbishment of a 1000m2 office area, sees the wall ‘pitch’ taking pride of place in the club’s business support departments, including fans’ membership and ticket services. Additionally, carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles were also used to make a bright, open-plan working environment for the staff. To create the grass wall feature, contractors PMH Flooring applied Styccobond F3 adhesive to plywood panels affixed to an internal wall and placed artificial grass strips vertically, in a similar fashion to putting up wallpaper. Once in position, the ‘grass’ was pinned with nails as the adhesive dried to secure the fixture. Styccobond F3 was recommended for its high initial wet grab and early build-up of strength, meaning it was quickly able to adhere the artificial grass to the wall before drying in just 20 minutes. On the floor, a mixture of grey Milliken Clerkenwell Triangular Path and Naturally Drawn Watercolour Lesson carpet tiles were positioned randomly to create a unique installation in the open-plan area, with light green versions adding a pop of colour inside the seven meeting rooms. Complementing the ‘grass’ feature wall, Forbo Allura wood LVT planks were installed in a chevron formation, also known as ‘Hungarian herringbone’, to complete a natural-looking breakout meeting place. Speaking of the unique installation, Glenn Hitchin at PMH Flooring, said: “The club wanted something with the ‘wow factor’ for their staff, so we captured the spirit of the beautiful game by giving them their own piece of pitch. We were grateful for the help of F. Ball’s expert Technical Services team, who advised on how to approach the project.” T 01538 361 633

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Leading in laminate water-resistant tech Marking a revolution in the laminate flooring industry, BerryAlloc first introduced its water-resistant Hydro+ technology to the market in 2008. Some 13 years on and Hydro+ is still regarded as the leading water-resistant laminate technology available. Hydro+ uses precision engineering and a hydrophobic varnish that’s applied to the edges of the plank to form a seal that prevents moisture reaching the water-repellent HDF core. The result is a floor that can hold off standing water for up to 24 hours, plenty of time to mop away excess spills. Hydro+ is available on the Ocean+ laminate collection that features impressively lifelike wood, and stone designs. From elegant oaks to rustic woods full of knots and cracks, there’s 30 original looks to suit any interior, including a stylish stone design and the unique Retro Chic tile to round things off beautifully. Wood effects come in a range of natural structures to enhance the surface of the floor. The highlight is the deep wood structure, an ultra-deep embossed texture and super-matt finish that brings the knots and cracks of grains to life. The collection is made of four different specifications: Ocean 8 V4, Ocean 8 XL, Ocean 12 V4 and Ocean 12 XL so that it can be enjoyed in all sizes of room and in both homes and businesses. Despite its 100% water-resistance, maintaining Ocean+ is no different than any other BerryAlloc laminate. A tough and highly scratch-resistant surface fights off the signs of daily life. T +32 56 52 84 80 www.berryalloc.com 26

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FLOORINGNEWS Lab’s flawless flooring Stopgap subfloor preparation products from F. Ball and Co. Ltd. and the company’s Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive have been used to create a laboratory-standard flooring finish at a new facility for international laboratories operator Tentamus Group, at Pride Park in Derbyshire. Contractors from JDF Flooring used F. Ball’s dual-purpose Stopgap Fill and Prime and Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling compound to prepare 1,500m² of metal raised access panels over two floors before installing vinyl sheet safety flooring throughout. The upper floor was partitioned to create multiple laboratories. Stopgap Fill and Prime is a cement-based primer with a thixotropic consistency, meaning it is easily applied by hand but sets to a gel-like consistency on standing, allowing it to fill gaps at joints between panels, preventing depressions resulting from a subsequently-applied levelling compound sinking into them while setting. Once the primer had cured, F. Ball’s Stopgap 1200 Pro levelling compound was applied to create a perfectly smooth base for the installation of floorcoverings. The product is a fast-setting, fast-drying, two-component levelling compound for preparing sound internal subfloors. Its protein-free formulation makes it suitable for use in clinical and biologically sensitive areas, such as hospitals, laboratories and clean rooms. It can also be used over old adhesive residues, without the need to prime subfloors beforehand. Contractors then used F. Ball’s Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive to install Polyflor Polysafe Standard PUR heavy-duty vinyl safety flooring. Styccobond F44 is a solvent-free, acrylic emulsion adhesive, which provides high bond strength, strong initial tack and a long open time. It is protected against biodegradation and suitable for securing a wide-range of vinyl sheet and tile floorcoverings, rubber floorcoverings and some PVC or polyurethane-backed textile floorcoverings. Finally, Quantum PVC capping and coving was installed at the junctions between the floorcoverings and walls to produce a neat finish and allow for easy cleaning. T 01538 361 633

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Sustainable style Altro Ensemble modular flooring has been used throughout a new development of 21 modern, sustainable holiday homes; part of a new ‘eco’ hotel complex in Thuringia, Germany. The chalet-style, solid wood accommodation has been built with high-quality natural materials, and sustainably equipped as part of an ecological construction project. The build, including the interior design, required sustainable materials, sourced from local companies, helping to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint by keeping delivery miles low. This local supply chain also helped to contribute to the environmental balance of the hotel’s construction. Flooring company, Alexander Oertel, recommended Altro Ensemble modular flooring for the interior floors due to Altro’s membership of the German Sustainable Building Council (DNGB). Other contributing factors included Altro’s policy of sourcing raw materials locally and these products being manufactured at the company’s nearby German site in Dessau. “It was important to us that we found a floor that fits our sustainability concept and at the same time looks stylish and modern,” explains Katrin Schlottke of Bio-Seehotels. Altro Ensemble has up to 15dB impact sound reduction with added comfort underfoot, making it perfect for front of house areas in hotels including foyers and reception areas, restaurant and café dining areas, retail, offices, and student accommodation – any environment where design is key. With four modular sizes, you can mix and match to create unique patterns utilising colour and design. It combines with Altro Whiterock wall designs for a unique interior statement. T 01462 489 516 www.altro.co.uk 28

Domotex aims to inspire Domotex 2022 opens its doors in Hannover from 13 to 16 January with numerous innovations. The organisers used the pandemic timeout to adapt the world’s leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings to changing market conditions and develop it strategically. The most important aspect is the so-called 2-world-concept with the division of the trade show structure into the two labels ‘Carpets & Rugs’ for carpets and mats (Halls 2-7) and ‘Floor & Wall’ for floor coverings and wall products for the parquet, carpet and resilient LVT segments (Halls 11-13). In addition, many new formats await exhibitors and visitors alike in the halls. “There will be lots of new elements to discover at our next Domotex. We have used the last year intensively to develop new participation opportunities for companies and to create a new brand experience for visitors,” says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director of Domotex. The upcoming Domotex will offer new formats and new places to be in all product areas. These include the new Mood Spaces, six booths designed by interior designers that represent current trends and express the interaction between floors and walls. Also new on board are the Material Selections, which provide an overview of the most important application and trend topics for architects, interior designers and contractors, but also for trade and industry partners. The Material Selections for wall and floor coverings offer orientation and inspiration. The Retailers’ Lounge is the new meeting place for retailers in which to enjoy the exchange among experts on equal terms. It is also a source of inspiration for retail visitors, as the lounge will be directly integrated into the Mood Spaces. www.domotex.de

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FLOORINGBUSINESSNEWS Carpet imports double to catch up

Flooring surge accelerates to 22%

Surging imports from Belgium and Dutch carpet manufacturers are starting to catch up on lost turnover in the first half of 2021 and now exceeding 2019 levels.

The sales surge in flooring is outperforming UK retail sales by a remarkable 22% as pent-up demand is sustained despite a slowdown in the furnishing sector generally.

Carpet imports doubled in June according to figures from HM Revenue & Custom analysed by The Furnishing Report. The total value of imports for the first six months of 2021 was £467.8 million, a 58% increase on 2020 figures and 4% up on 2019.

Analysis of ONS retail data by The Stocklists shows floorcovering sales grew 22.1% between May and June 2021, following growth in April to May of 5.2%. This compares with a 17% decline in furniture sales between May and June and a 10.9% fall in household goods for the same period. Other data from the Bank of England suggests furniture stores are being held back by logistical issues that have reduced the availability of products to meet demand.

Belgium and the Netherlands – the largest two importer for British carpet buyers were up 63% and 50% respectively in the first half of 2021. However, Belgian imports still remain below first half 2019 levels. But Turkey and India enjoyed even bigger gains, taking advantage of European shortfalls, with Turkey up 111% and India up 76%.

Likewise raises £10m on London trading launch Likewise Group plc, the fast growing UK floor coverings distributor, has raised £10m for future growth as its shares started trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on August 18. The share placing to raise £10m at a price of 25p per share makes the market capitalisation of Likewise approximately £48m. Chief Executive of Likewise, Tony Brewer, said: “Likewise is delighted to be listed on AIM in order to create access to capital and accelerate our growth aspirations. We would like to thank all our advisers and we very much appreciate the endeavours of our excellent Management and Staff to establish a business in the last 3 years. Particular thanks to our Suppliers and Customers for their support in our brief history to date and look forward to continue developing that relationship to our mutual benefit in the future.”

ScS orders up 23% in “strong trading” Leading flooring and furniture retailer ScS says orders were up 24% in June and July after a strong performance in postlockdown sales. In its full year trading update to shareholders for the 12 months ended July 31, 2021, the plc said: “The current and prior year have been impacted by regional and national store closures across the UK as a result of COVID-19. Encouragingly, when our stores have been open, performance has been strong, with the final seven weeks of the [financial] year seeing like-for-like orders growth of 23.7% when compared to 2019.

“Encouragingly, when our stores have been open, performance has been strong with the final seven weeks of the [financial] year seeing like-for-like orders growth of 23.7% when compared to 2019. ” “The same period in the prior year benefited from strong pent up demand following the re-opening of our stores in May 2020 after the first national lockdown,” it said. Despite ScS stores being closed for 17 weeks in the last financial year, it says the full year like-for-like order intake was down only 6.5% compared to 2019. The Board’s statement added: “The Board is encouraged by the strong trading performance since reopening and therefore believes that the Group is in a strong position as we enter the new financial year.

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“Floorcovering sales grew 22.1% compares with a 17% decline in furniture sales between May and June and a 10.9% fall in household goods for the same period.” The ONS data overall reports that UK retail sales were up just 0.5% between May and June with the growth coming from increased food sales. Non-food stores reported a fall of 1.7% in sales volumes. Anecdotal evidence from the floorcovering industry suggests that July and August sales have slowed a little with the warmer weather but the sector’s performance since stores re-opened in April means many retailers continue to have full order books.

Salesmark adds to Unilin growth Unilin Flooring is to purchase Salesmark Ltd, the UK regional distributor, to further its strategic growth ambitions – allowing Unilin to offer a greatly enhanced level of service to customers across England and Wales. It will enhance Unilin’s existing distribution model by more than doubling the current fleet of delivery vehicles and adding additional warehouse capacity, adding to Unilin Flooring’s operations in the UK where currently, through Unilin Distribution Ltd, they offer a wide and innovative range of flooring products.. In commenting on the acquisition, Nigel McManus, General Manager at Unilin Distribution said: “Unilin Distribution Ltd was the first distributor acquired by the Unilin Group back in 2009 and since then we have experienced impressive growth and high levels of customer satisfaction. The acquisition of Salesmark will greatly add to this growth by incorporating their excellent customer service model into our own.”

Flooring Superstore accelerates expansion Flooring Superstore is driving ahead with ambitious growth plans which could deliver 50 UK stores, adding to its high profile online presence. More than a dozen new stores have been opened since the retail unlocking in April with the two latest arrivals in Preston and Glasgow and outlets in Leicester and Southampton “coming soon” adding up to a current portfolio of around 40 sites. The group lays claim to offering the biggest selection of flooring in the UK and says it has “great ambitions for expansion”. Flooring Superstore and its co-brands DWF (Direct Wood Flooring) and Grass Direct are operated by Connection Flooring based in County Durham.

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Moving beyond the mainstream Man-made fibres are the mainstay of the UK flooring industry and an impressive commitment to fibre development has seen a steady improvement in appearance and performance alongside the familyfriendly cleanability that consumers love. Increasingly now there are several synthetic ranges that are moving beyond the mainstream with enhanced appeal, recognising that some consumers are less price sensitive this year as they unlock those unspent savings that haven’t been squandered on holidays and socialising! Given that these products are still highly price competitive, the extra quality gives retailers an opportunity for better margins while offering their customer added value.

homeowners a reassuring lifetime of stain-performance, but also a far better feel that’s akin to premium fibres such as polyamide or polyester,” she says. Through developments in technology, Abingdon has been able to create a polypropylene yarn that feels far softer without trading anything in terms of performance. “Using this new yarn in luxurious pile heights and pile weights, rather than engineering the product to hit a particular price-point, means we’re able to achieve a man-made carpet that delivers added-value, bringing a feeling of luxury that’s hugely accessible,” says Millie. Invictus Carpet, the award winning brand by Associated Weavers, has turned adding value to man-made carpets into an artform with sophisticated products backed up by class-leading instore merchandising. The brand’s message is: invincible comfort – stunningly rich texture – superior stain resistance and Associated Weavers are using a new generation of iVinci polypropylene yarn, for an extra bulky and comfortable look and feel. All are available in 3m, 4m and 5m widths. The all time Invictus favourites Orion and Sirius received an update to the colourbank, giving the range a modern look and making it ready for 2021 (and beyond) to meet customer needs.

“The all time Invictus favourites Orion and Sirius received an update to the colourbank, giving the range a modern look and making it ready for 2021.”

Abingdon Flooring StainFree Aristocrat in Mercury

“The StainFree collection underlines our ability to deliver homes stain-resistant carpets that are among the best value on the market.” This approach is exemplified in the latest development from Abingdon Flooring, Stainfree Aristocat. “While the StainFree collection underlines our ability to deliver homes stain-resistant carpets that are among the best value on the market, we’re also focused on making sure that it offers the appealing benefits of manmade fibres in mid and upper tiers too,” says Millie Barlow, head of marketing, Abingdon Flooring. “StainFree Aristocat is a new carpet which demonstrates just how far man-made fibres have come in the last few years, not only offering 32

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“Re-introduced to the market with significantly enhanced features, it now comes at 180,000 tufts per square metre, an increase of more than 20,000, is 3oz heavier than its predecessor and offers a more pinpoint and refined finish as well as enhanced performance.”

Anywhere Shadow from Alternative Flooring

“Any place, any time Anywhere is an ingenious indooroutdoor flooring collection ideal as a carpet and with the Anywhere border range, it can be made into rugs and runners.”

Elegance from Furlong Flooring

Furlong Flooring plays a leading role in building the core ranges for many retailers and Elegance has long been its signature range, with its natural wool look combined with the practical benefits of stain and moth resistance - it’s the perfect choice for customers who desire a sophisticated and elegant carpet, which is affordable and hard-wearing. Elegance completes a full overhaul of Furlong’s twist collection. Re-introduced to the market with significantly enhanced features, it now comes at 180,000 tufts per square metre, an increase of more than 20,000, is 3oz heavier than its predecessor and offers a more pinpoint and refined finish as well as enhanced performance. The range also now features Furlong’s award-winning Combi-bac backing for stress free installation as standard. Finally, Furlong’s signature range comes with an industry leading 10-year warranty, protecting against all stains except gloss paint, and is available in 16 on-trend plain and heathered tones.

Alternative Flooring lives up to its name with its intriguing Anywhere range which is an eye-catching option to interest discerning consumers. Any place, any time Anywhere is an ingenious indoor-outdoor flooring collection ideal as a carpet and with the Anywhere border range, it can be made into rugs and runners. Anywhere has the visual texture of sisal with the benefit of being able to be fitted and used anywhere. It can be cleaned easily and is extremely hardwearing. It is suitable for any room in the house including kitchens and bathrooms and can be made into rugs for outside. This synthetic look a-like, sisal-style flooring is available in five textured patterns – Bouclé, Panama, Herringbone, Rope and Shadow in a classic and contemporary natural palette.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABINGDON FLOORING • 01274 655 694 • www.abingdonflooring.co.uk ALTERNATIVE FLOORING • 01264 335111 • www.alternativeflooring.com ASSOCIATED WEAVERS / INVICTUS • 01422 431100 • www.invictus.co.uk FURLONG FLOORING • 01772 696787 • www.furlongflooring.co.uk

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Shining stars! The culmination of the 2021 awards scheme to celebrate the ideas, imagination and innovation that drive forward the UK flooring industry.

The star achievers: 2021 winners announced After more than 100 top quality submissions and the first round of judging, the “stars” of the Flooring Innovation Awards have been announced. The judges selected the winners (shown right) across 10 categories for the distinction of the prestigious awards, covering all flooring types, design, accessories, installation products, environmental, marketing and technology. “This award scheme has become hugely popular since we launched it in 2018 but we did wonder how the industry would respond after everything that has gone on in the last year or so,” said organiser Bridgette Kelly. “But, needless to say, the industry rose to the challenge and the quality of entries was very high.” The National Flooring Innovation Awards are designed to be different to the usual ranked prizes given out across the industry and instead sets out to identify products and services that are genuinely new and exceptional in the sector. “The winners demonstrate exceptional initiative in making a difference in difficult times,” said awards judge David Spragg, of the scheme’s sponsors, The Stocklists magazine. “Product development has been held back of course but there is clearly no shortage of good ideas out there.”

1. CARPETS NATURAL No Bother Sisal by Alternative Flooring Woodland Heather Twist by Cormar Carpets Durham Tweed by Hugh Mackay Royal Velvet by Victoria Carpets 2. CARPETS – MAN-MADE Stainfree Wilton Collection by Abingdon Flooring Anywhere by Alternative Flooring Marble Fusion by Balta Elegance by Furlong Flooring 3. SMOOTHS Carbontex by Avenue Floors Ocean+ Collection by BerryAlloc Hurst Herringbone by Harvey Maria Kährs Life by Kährs 4. DESIGN, CARPETS Wool Enigma by Crucial Trading Grand Designs by Fells Carpets Galaxy by ITC Natural Luxury Flooring Natura by Ulster Carpets 5. DESIGN, SMOOTHS Invictus LVT by Associated Weavers Northmore Collection by Harvey Maria Vitality by Leoline LayRed Woods by Moduleo 6. UNDERLAY + ACCESSORIES Feel The Difference by Floorwise renu by Interfloor Q-Range DUO by Quantum Flooring Supplies 7. INSTALLATION PRODUCTS ECO FusionBac by Associated Weavers Flowing K Screed by CPG Flowcrete Stopgap Micro Rapid by F. Ball and Co. Ltd F596 Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive by Floorwise UZIN NC 151 Smoothing Compound by Uzin 8. ENVIRONMENTAL Recycled PP Backing by Balta PP Carpet Recycling by Innovate Recycle Limited Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating System by Iobac 9. MARKETING Colour Tin & Creations by Cavalier Modular POS Displays by Furlong Flooring New Brand Concepts by Kellars Carpet Cake Stand by Victoria Carpets 10. TECHNOLOGY Carmen Companion by Computers for Flooring Virtual Site Visits by F. Ball & Co Ltd CFJ Live by Kick-Start Publishing Digital Printing Technology by i4F Patents & Technologies

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Now that all the category award winners have been announced, the judges will turn their attention to selecting the “best of the best” - the Gold winner in each category. Judging will be completed early in September and the winners will be announced at The Flooring Show, Harrogate, on Sunday, September 19.

• Check out the website right now for more details at www.flooringinnovationawards.com • Look out for the orange award stars on show at The Flooring Show, Harrogate.

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FLOORINGNEWS Recofloor drives Fantasy success Named 2021 Brand Ambassador in the annual Recofloor Awards, Fantasy Flooring Ltd says the Recofloor brand and recycling waste vinyl flooring is a ‘huge part’ of their business that carries a lot of weight with larger building companies. Since joining Recofloor in 2015 as a drop-off site user, the Bristol-based flooring contractor’s commitment to collecting and segregating material for recycling has earned them a number of accolades. Their previous awards include 2015, 2017 and 2019 Drop-off Site User of the Year and Managing Director, Mark Purnell, securing the Recofloor Champion title in 2016 and 2018.

Great to be recognised South Wales-based Commercial Flooring Contractors Ltd won the 2021 Project of the Year award in the annual Recofloor Awards for their dedication to collecting waste vinyl flooring for recycling from temporary NHS Rainbow Hospitals - a 290-bed facility at Wales Rugby Union’s National Centre of Excellence in Cardiff and the Parc Y Scarlets Rugby Stadium in Llanelli. The hospitals were set up in 2020 to provide invaluable beds and equipment to treat coronavirus patients, if needed, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial Flooring Contractors Ltd specialises in commercial and public sector flooring projects, including a lot of work for the NHS. Since joining Recofloor eight years ago, the company recycles all its waste vinyl flooring through the waste vinyl flooring take back scheme

Outlining how the scheme works for them, Mark explains that their fitters separate the vinyl waste into the Recofloor bags from 7am every day, removing any possible contamination. The bags are either dropped off at their local distributor 3D Flooring for collection by Recofloor or collected by the flooring distributor when delivering fresh vinyl supplies. Mark continues: “It’s surprising how much waste vinyl can be generated. Sorting our installation waste is an important daily task at the warehouse; 12 fitters striving to make a difference to our environment. Recofloor carries a lot of weight with larger building companies. For example, Skanska recognises our commitment to recycling as we can show them our Recofloor certificate as evidence that we are 100% committed to recycling our vinyl flooring waste.” Mark says: “More and more customers are supportive of what we do with our waste materials. We are always proud to tell the story of our journey with Recofloor; this has made our company more successful with both existing and new clients.”

Early on in the pandemic, their 34-strong team worked tirelessly for eight weeks laying Polyflor vinyl safety flooring at four field hospital sites in South Wales. When the temporary NHS facilities were decommissioned, having fortunately not received any coronavirus patients, Commercial Flooring Contractors MD Chris Hutchings specified the use of Recofloor at the sites. “Having continually used Recofloor for many years, it was an obvious choice to deploy the scheme on these hospital projects. Recycling is part of our ethics, so it makes complete sense to recycle this flooring and prevent it from being landfilled,” he said. More than 11 tonnes of uncontaminated recyclable waste vinyl were collected for recycling. Chris commented: “It’s great to get the recognition with this Recofloor award, which acknowledges the environmental efforts of flooring sector participants across the UK. And it’s a pat on the back for my lads as well.” Set up in 2009 by flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, Recofloor is the flooring sector’s sustainable take-back scheme for commercial waste vinyl to be recycled into new products, including flooring. T 0161 355 7618

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Andrew adds experience floorwise has appointed Andrew Gill to the role of group product manager, as the supplier continues to develop its portfolio of flooring accessories and installation solutions. Richard Bailey, managing director, floorwise says: “I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to the team. His experience in the industry and knowledge of the key issues facing the built environment will undoubtedly help us to shape future products that respond to the challenges of our retail and contract customers.” Andrew joins the floorwise team with a mission to drive product development and deliver solutions that provide retailers, installers and contractors with better quality and value. He has 30 years experience in the construction products industry, working in senior roles at established manufacturers. Andrew is also active in trade associations on issues such as sustainability and ethics within the built environment. Andrew Gill, product manager, floorwise says: “Joining the team here at floorwise represents a really exciting challenge. With our nationwide network of independent distributors, we are lucky to receive great feedback from our customers on what they want and need from their flooring accessories and installation solutions. I’ll be working hard to deliver on that.” T 01509 673974 www.floorwise.co.uk 36

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Multi-format Van Gogh designs. Available in gluedown and rigid core.

Installation flexibility and product versatility are just some of the benefits that can be found in our Van Gogh multi-format offering with simply beautiful floors in both gluedown and rigid core formats. Our Van Gogh rigid core range showcases eight wood looks in a standard 48" x 7" plank size and four designs in a larger 56” x 9” plank size also available in an on-trend 28” x 7” herringbone. Meaning you can take your favourite gluedown Van Gogh colour and benefit from the sound reduction and easy installation of rigid core.

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News Feature Autumn sales of LVT set to increase thanks to Karndean Designflooring campaign Karndean Designflooring, the UK’s leading supplier of luxury vinyl flooring (LVT), is set to support increased sales for independent retailers this autumn with a new consumer campaign. Launching on 1st September, the ‘Life Lived On These Floors’ campaign will raise awareness of Karndean flooring as a practical choice for every home. Featuring real life homes and families, activities will see Karndean Designflooring launch its first TV advertising as well as online and social media promotions.

“LVT is increasingly seen as a convenient and hygienic alternative to carpet, wood and stone flooring across the home and this has been reflected in a year on year increase in sales.” As home decorators turn their attention away from life lived outdoors during the summer to creating cosy indoor spaces, the campaign will highlight the benefits of LVT and encourage them to consider how Karndean flooring can bring their home all the beauty of wood and stone flooring but without any of the practical downsides. LVT is increasingly seen as a convenient and hygienic alternative to carpet, wood and stone flooring across the home and this has been reflected in a year on year increase in sales in this category. In particular, the rigid core format is acknowledged as a more durable and waterproof alternative to laminate or engineered hardwood over uneven floors or new floors that are still drying out. Responding to the trend for interesting laying patterns and a coherent room to room look, Karndean Designflooring continues to innovate and has recently introduced a multi-format Van Gogh collection, including designs in a rigid core herringbone option, which offers maximum flexibility to match flooring across different subfloor conditions. Sophisticated style, and hard wearing Karndean’s rigid core Van Gogh and Korlok designs offer the sophisticated style and hard wearing surface that customers expect from the market leader as well as its registered K-Core technology, a preattached acoustic layer and a familiar 5G clicklocking mechanism for quicker installation with less subfloor preparation. Showcasing brand advocates who have used Karndean flooring to create a home that reflects their unique family life and the memories that connect them, the campaign features their stories of life’s ups and downs. Each social media influencer will explain how their Karndean floor enables their family to live life their own way and why they can count on Karndean to be with them every step of the way. Scott Cochrane, retail sales director at Karndean Designflooring, said: “Practicality and hygiene are currently top of everyone’s agenda and this has resulted in an increased demand for LVT. Our latest campaign promotes the desirability of Karndean flooring as a product that is not only designed to look beautiful but is also resilient to everything that life can throw at it. “At Karndean we have always been proud to say we design floors that people will love for a lifetime. Home decorators are just as proud to show off their Karndean floors and have been enthusiastic about sharing their experiences of living life on a Karndean floor. Taking their stories as our inspiration, this campaign will highlight why Karndean flooring is not only designed for life but designed for every single moment of every single day for every different life.” Visit karndean.com or follow @karndean_uk on Instagram 40

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UNMISSABLE SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2021 Flooring Innovation Hub

Sustainability and climate change are of rising importance, so this new dedicated feature will shine a spotlight on how the flooring industry can really make a difference. Trend forecaster, Sally Angharad, will curate the most pioneering products on display at the exhibition. Samples will be on display to help retailers, architects, designers and contractors make selections to help with the autumn buying season for upcoming projects and showrooms.

Floor Art Gallery

Master fitters from McNicholas Flooring and Peter Jones Carpets & Beds, will produce two dramatic pieces of art created from LVT and carpet at the brand-new Floor Art feature. Enhance your skills in LVT and carpet fitting, learn about working with new products, and understand how to create unique and bespoke designs using the latest carpet and flooring products. After watching these talented master fitters at work, join them for the final reveal of their amazing creations at the end of the show.

Demo Zone

New floor laying techniques and insights into working with the latest products will be found at the Demo Zone, run by the Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) and supported by the Contract Flooring Association (CFA) and National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers (NICF). Positioned in Hall B, these live demonstrations will focus on best practice installation techniques covering a wide range of flooring types within the domestic and commercial sectors, a full programme will be available across all three days.

LVT Fitter of the Year 2021

For the first time, six talented finalists will work with LVT rather than carpet and battle it out to be crowned LVT Fitter of the Year under the watchful eyes of NICF judges, with the winner being declared at 4.30pm on Monday 20 September.

The Wool Trends Centre

British Wool are teaming up with wool specialists Adam Carpets, Axminster, Brockway, Cavalier, Penthouse, Ulster and Westex to champion the benefits of wool flooring products. To reinforce the eco-friendly credentials and natural benefits of wool, this year’s theme is ‘50 Shades of Green’, and buyers will be greeted with an impressive display of wool carpet in various shades of green. Feel the quality of the products on offer as well as learn how stocking wool carpet can benefit not only your business, but your clients and the environment too. To some it may be a forgotten fibre, but to us it is ‘The Fibre of The Future’!

The Flooring Showroom

This year’s show will be filled with buyers catching up with new and existing suppliers, so we highly recommend you start planning which suppliers and products you would like to see in advance of the show. Make sure you visit The Flooring Showroom; an exciting new online platform connecting buyers with the leading manufacturers and suppliers, all year round. Whether you are looking for carpet, LVT, laminate, wood, or more, The Flooring Showroom has everything you need to ensure you use your time wisely come 19-21 September 2021. For more information visit theflooringshow. com/the-showroom.

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Masterpiece System

MasterPiece flattens the curve MasterPiece Cloud is really easy to pick up and run with, via a 60 minute ‘hands on’ familiarisation over the phone. Now used by all national coverage flooring retailers, MasterPiece is the ‘go-to’ software for measuring, planning and estimating. Over 100 estimators and salespersons were trained over Zoom during lockdown. A retailer can pick and choose just the functions of interest:: Auto-planning, manual planning or both; just plans and fitting sheet, or else including costing of jobs, with estimates and invoices; advanced selling module with on screen signature taking, T&Cs & presentation of margins; and the LVT estimate module (Amtico, Karndean & Moduleo) for LVT specialists. MasterPiece Cloud runs on Android, Ipad, Windows or Mac, to suit both the on-site estimator and in-store operations. For New Build and Commercial/Contracts specialists, the Windows MasterPiece offers highly valued functions including autoplanning to multiple whole rolls of carpet and ability to hold within a job multiple permutations of what rooms will be in which material’. Hall C Stand 76 • 01737 355831 • www.masterpiece-system.com

Carpet Recycling UK Trend in refurb recycling

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) says it is seeing emerging trends on the repurposing of carpet and textile flooring waste as a resource in all types of refurbishment projects. The independent non-profit membership association works with companies across the flooring sector and wider industries to develop viable solutions for carpet, carpet tiles and other textile flooring waste. Commenting on several emerging trends, Adnan Zeb-Khan, CRUK Manager welcomes the shift towards better ‘outcomes’ for unwanted carpet, carpet tile and textile flooring that is increasingly being moved up the waste hierarchy – one of their key aims. The flooring trade has continued to remain busy and CRUK has seen a surge in enquiries from a new sector, the fit out/demolition contractors stripping out textile flooring such as carpet tiles from offices and quality broadloom from hotels. Built With: Workplace Experts has become CRUK’s first fit out member. Hall A Stand 45 • 0161 440 8325 • www.carpetrecyclinguk.com

Adam Carpets Commitment to colour Adam’s commitment to colour and design developments show in its new products shared with visitors to its stand at Harrogate this year. The understated simplicity of Adam’s new designs slot into the trends ‘all geometric and organic’. Adam has embraced new and exhilarating shades into its flag ship range, Fine Worcester Twist which will lend themselves to a broad spectrum of life and interior styles. Adam’s displays will demonstrate how its product portfolio of plains and patterns can co-ordinate beautifully together to create a harmonious effect in any environment. Hall C Stand 69 • 01562 822247 • www.adamcarpets.com

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Stainfree Wilton Balmoral Silver The Stainfree Wilton Range is made from high-quality polypropylene yarn and enjoys a Stainfree for Life and 10-year warranty, meaning that it is a bleach cleanable, long-lasting option for your home.

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Packexe Suits every surface Creators of Packexe Handy Wrap and high quality self-adhesive surface protection, the Packexe range has a roll suited to every surface. With uniquely designed adhesives that work in harmony with each intended surface, Packexe provide protection for carpet, hardfloor, interior surface, and glass & glazing. The most recent innovation, Packexe Fleece, provides a protective layer from impact damage; it can be reused up to ten times and is ideal for use on delicate surfaces. All Packexe films are 100% recyclable and the unique colour coding system guides customers in selecting the correct film for the job. With high quality products delivering on reliability, safety and performance Packexe continue to lead market innovation. Hall B Stand 61 • +44 (0)1392 438191 • www.packexe.co.uk

Envy Exclusive fashion for floors Born in 2017, Envy was designed and developed to promote a wide selection of exclusive fashionable floorcoverings from around the world. The carefully selected products offer fantastic quality and value for money complimented with a number of features and benefits you expect from a luxury brand. Each durable product is covered by a 10 year wear and lifetime stain warranty enabling you to buy confidence from a brand you can trust. The distinctive branding has been created to provide luxurious style and desire for any home or retail showroom. The choice of display offers something for every showroom including mini lecterns with a small shop floor footprint, larger 22 x 27 lecterns to showcase distinctive ranges and an easy to use vinyl collection browser.

The future and brand management of Envy looks strong with a further roll out of carpet lecterns, new carpet wall modules, new laminate & LVT displays. Envy will be exhibiting at this year’s The Flooring Show (Stand B57) featuring further developments and experiences for retailers to interact with. Come see for yourself and make people jealous! Halls B Stand 57 • 0113 380 2800 • www.mercado.co.uk

TLC LVT updates in style The Mercado group of companies are pleased to announce the launch of two new collections within their TLC Luxury Vinyl Tile brand. The stunning updates to their Forest & Mineral and Massimo TLC luxury tile collections have introduced new trend led and inspirational designs to compliment their existing and well-balanced portfolio. TLC Forest & Mineral is suitable for use in residential and light to moderate commercial applications, whereas TLC Massimo is suitable for heavy commercial installations but also looks amazing in the home. Combined, the collections offer 44 wood, stone, concrete and slate designs, featuring realistic surface textures and replicating natural materials. Both collections offer extensive flexibility, planks can be installed in a variety of laying patterns, including the ever-popular herringbone. Designs can also be further enhanced with the additional of available inlay accessories including Grout Strips, Feature Strips, Marquetry Strips and Cross Grain Marquetry Strips. Both the TLC Forest & Mineral collections and Massimo collection are beautifully presented within a sampling package which includes a product brochure, shadecard and large retail presenter. Products can also be digitally previewed in any space using the new TLC floor visualiser. Samples can be ordered free of charge on the TLC website or by emailing samples@tlcflooring.co.uk Halls B Stand 57 • www.tlcfloors.co.uk

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Go Pro for 2021 Visit stand B52 to experience the new EGGER PRO Flooring Collection 2021+ for yourself. New for 2021, the collection is packed full of new decors, available in a variety of thicknesses, board formats and styles. EGGER’s team will be on hand throughout the event to show highlights, and answer any questions about their new, international collection. It offers an unrivalled range of choice and flexibility, providing a flooring solution for nearly all application areas. The collection is available in 177 decors across three ranges, PRO Laminate, PRO Comfort and PRO Design Flooring GreenTec. Each range has been refreshed following the success of EGGER’s 2018 -2020 collection, with upgraded products, realistic textures, and a new flexible CLIC it! Installation system. EGGER’s award-winning EGGER PRO Laminate Flooring with Aqua+ technology will also be on show. Available in 34 woodgrain and ceramic reproductions, the range offers protection from moisture ingress for up to 72 hours. Craig James, UK National Sales Manager, EGGER flooring, said, “Quality and style are perfectly matched in the new EGGER PRO Flooring Collection 2021+. Our products are better than ever before and we cannot wait to share with visitors at the Harrogate Flooring Show”. Widely available across the UK and Ireland, all floor boards are manufactured using sustainably sourced, PEFC wood fibres, from timber harvested from sustainable forests, and are 100% PVC-free with no softeners or toxic dyes. Hall B Stand 52 • 01434 602191 • www.egger.com THE STOCKLISTS September 2021

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Exhibitors List 2021

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 M28 • Abingdon Flooring Ltd A25 • Adam Carpets C69 • Associated Carpet Group C11 • Associated Weavers M14 & M19 • Axminster Carpets C40 • Ball & Young Limited M27 • Balta Group Club Room & Library, St George Hotel • Barrettine Product Lltd B51 • Basmat Matting Systems SL B48 • BerryAlloc B27 • Betap Reading Room, Majestic Hotel • Bostik Limited B60 • British Wool C70 • Brockway Carpets Ltd C8 • Bulut Sentetik M60 • Campen Machinery A/S C58 • Carpetline Direct A9 • Carpet Recycling UK A45 • Carpet Runners UK M63 • Cavalier Carpets Ltd C32 • CFJ/CFA B14 • Classis BVBA Billiard Room, Majestic Hotel • Computers for Flooring A31 • Condor Carpets Drawing Room, St George Hotel • Cormar A28 • Cost My Job C23 • Curtain Express B43 • Cybergold UK Ltd A8 • Easylay Systems B53 • Egger UK B52 • Elliott Anti-Slip M58 • EnviroBuild B41 • Envy B57 • Erdemoğlu C50 • ETF Machinefabriek B.V C27 • Factory Flooring M28 • F Ball & Co Ltd B1 • Fells Carpets Ltd A5 48

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• Firm Fit by BMK

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• Packexe Ltd

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• Floors by Lewis Abbot

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• Floorgear

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• Floors N Carpets

M25

• Floorstars Limited

B63

• Ford Motor Co Outside The Royal Hall • Furlong Flooring

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• Furlong Wood Division

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• Penthouse Carpets Ltd • Q Floors

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• QEP Co UK Ltd

B9

• Quantum Profile Systems Ltd

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• Rama Carpets Ltd

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• Rana Hasir

M51

• SMG the National Furnishing Group C6 • Satra Technology Centre

M9

• Simpson Strongtie

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• Smart Tuft N.V • Gooch Oriental Carpets Wharfdale Suite, St George Hotel • Sonixx • H & V Carpets M28 • Spotnails Ltd

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• Staingard Limited

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• Stairrods (UK) Ltd

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• Stroolmount (UK) Ltd

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• Supreme Carpets (UK) Ltd

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• Hadfields

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• Hanson Plywood Ltd

B16

• Hardcore Rigid SPC Flooring

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• Hathaway Flooring

C28

• Hugh Mackay

A40

• T E Displays UK Ltd

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• Hydrolock

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• Ted Todd

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• Innovate Recycle

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• Interfloor Limited

B22

• Interiors Monthly

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• Kellars Limited

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• Kingsmead Carpets

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• Lano N.V.

M24

• Lifestyle Floors

B29

• Likewise Floors

M28

• Likewise Matting

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• Likelawn M28 • Manx Tomkinson

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• MasterPiece Systems Ltd

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• MAT-TAR

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• Mercado

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• Metro Group

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• Millennium Weavers Europe

C30

• My Hali

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• NICF

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• Thomas Witter

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• TLC

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• Tomorrow’s Retail Floors

B56

• TradeCo Ltd

A37

• Tramex Limited

B8

• Tuskbond UK

M12

• Ulster Carpets Ltd

C33

• Unifloor BV

B20

• US Floors International LLC

M35

• Uzin Ltd

B15

• Verona

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• Victoria Carpets & Design Floors A11 & A20 • Westex Carpets

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Manx Tomkinson Seasonal Views with Wool Britannia Manx Tomkinson is proud to launch the first carpet range to utilise the Wool Britannia yarn, named Seasonal Views. Wool Britannia is a yarn which has been developed by the Headlam Group Plc in partnership with British Wool and with the support of Campaign for Wool. The yarn includes wool sourced from farms situated in each of our four nations – England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales, making it a truly British wool. The aim of this yarn is to increase the usage of British wool in carpets and, in turn, help local farmers and the environment. The Wool Britannia yarn, which is manufactured in England, will be launched into multiple ranges of new wool carpets, the first being Manx Tomkinson’s Seasonal Views range. Seasonal Views is a new wool twist carpet range from Manx Tomkinson featuring the exclusive 100% British yarn – Wool Britannia – sourced from the four nations of our country, spun in Yorkshire and manufactured in Lancashire. This range is inspired by the landscapes, the people, our towns, cities and countryside. Seasonal Views is being officially launched on the Manx Tomkinson stand on Sunday 19th of September at 2pm. Hall A Stand 38 • www.manxtomkinson.co.uk

Woolsafe

Exploring easy clean wool carpets WoolSafe will be offering lots of services, many of them free, to carpet retailers attending the Flooring Show including the ‘one stop carpet and rug care package’, a complete and comprehensive solution to all aftercare. WoolSafe will be showing the carpet care advice iFrames, spot removal videos and spot removal guide app as well as demonstrating, live, how easy it is to remove common household spills from wool carpet. When it comes to carpet and rug care, on wool or any other fibre, The WoolSafe Organisation has the solutions. Be sure to visit their stand to find out more. Hall C Stand 1/2 • +44 1943 850 817 • www.woolsafe.org

PREVIEW SNAPSHOTS – see our August issue for full details

FITA Gaining from training

Fitter of the Year The grand finals

Visit the FITA demo zone in Hall B which will be showcasing floorlaying best practice in a packed schedule.

Come along to the Fitter of the Year stand in Hall C and support the finalists over two days of competition on 19 and 20 September.

The Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA), provides courses for the complete beginner just starting out in the industry as well as for those already working in the sector who want to enhance their skills.

Halls B Demo Area • 0115 950 6836 • www.fita.co.uk

Penthouse Carpets Setting the standard

Penthouse Carpets has been setting the standard for superb woollen tufted carpets for nearly 50 years; using traditional fibres to create beautiful fashion in floorcoverings.

A prime example at the show will be the upgraded Vermont, a class-leading 80/20 plain twist with a fine, double-sheared finish which has now added six new contemporary colours to complete 18 options in the range. Hall C Stand 7 • 01706 639866 • www.penthousecarpets.co.uk 52

The grand final of the Fitter of the Year – LVT 2021 competition showcases the UK’s most talented LVT fitters engaging in a little bit of healthy competition.

Hall C • 0115 958 3077 • www.nicfltd.org.uk/FOTY-Competition/

Unifloor Jumpax solves sticky issues

Unifloor regularly received questions about the direct sticking of engineered wood flooring onto a Jumpax product so rigorous tests were carried out in a climate chamber. Two Jumpax products were tested successfully with both a three-layer engineered wood with a varnish coating and a two-layer with oil in a temperature up to 35°C and the relative humidity to 78%. Hall B Stand 20 • 0570 85 55 33 • www.unifloor.nl THE STOCKLISTS September 2021


QUICK, EASY AND COST EFFECTIVE LVT INSTALLATION * OVER CHIPBOARD! With UZIN RR 620 Underlay and UZIN KE 66 High Temperature Adhesive, please visit www.uzin.co.uk for more information.

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ACG are a national carpet and flooring buying group dedicated to helping independent flooring retailers achieve business growth and increased profit without risk!

ACG has become one of the UK’s most popular buying groups by focussing on what retailers really want – better profits, bigger discounts, protected margins in the internet era and, above all, keeping their independence!

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The Platinum Trade Show & AGM is a key networking and social event for members and suppliers.

Members say what they think!... “I joined ACG because I get to keep my own independence and also benefit from industry leading rebates which are paid directly from suppliers into my business.“ Laura Bellamy Brookside Carpets • T 01858 433334

“ACG source us the best deals from the best suppliers. There’s no catch. If you’re not in ACG, you should ask yourself why not.“ Ryan and Linda ST Flooring • T 01536 712 573

“Joining ACG was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my business. I always did well on my own but the benefits of being a member has further strengthened my competitiveness and profitability.“ Gary Tyler Bradfords of Evesham • T 01386 293949

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Carpet Recycling UK Sustainability

Carpet Recycling UK is an independent nonprofit membership association working with companies across the sector to develop viable solutions for carpet and other flooring waste.

With its network spanning the carpet supply chain and waste recovery sector, this allows its members to take advantage of emerging opportunities in reuse and recycling including sustainable raw materials for manufacture, take-back schemes and identifying suitable outlets nationwide and innovations in material processing.Through CRUK, manufacturers are helping their clients to segregate their fitting and uplifted wastes, saving costs and helping to save resources. Hall A Stand 45 • 0161 440 8325 • www.carpetrecyclinguk.com

Cavalier Carpets Family carpet maker

As a second generation British family owned business, Cavalier’s commitment to quality, product knowledge and building lasting relationships remains key. Families are all about relationships, and today, Cavalier’s lineage extends far beyond just its owners. Its family values are at the core of the business, and it counts its employees, its customers and industry partners as valuable members of the Cavalier family. The firm offers a diverse range of quality carpets for the whole family, featuring environmentally friendly wool based options. Hall C Stand 32 • 01254 268000 • www.cavaliercarpets.co.uk

BerryAlloc Innovation on show

With the Ocean+ water-resistant laminate collection, patented Rigid Composite Board (RCB) vinyl floors with DreamClick, the world’s strongest floor in Grand Majestic and the Ultimtec advanced hybrid finish for wood floors, BerryAlloc’s stand is one not to be missed at The Flooring Show.

BerryAlloc will showcase these latest innovations designed to make flooring easier to install, easier to maintain, longer lasting and more beautiful; demonstrating its ability to provide homes and businesses with products made in Europe to exceed expectations. Hall B Stand 27 • +32 56 52 84 80 • www.berryalloc.com

F. Ball & Co Demonstrating excellence

F. Ball and Co. Ltd. will realise its most ambitious exhibition stand to date, debuting live demonstrations of products provisions facilitated by the new F. Ball Centre of Excellence.

The F. Ball demonstration area, adjacent to the company’s main stand, will be used to unveil its latest product innovations, including its new flexible, rapid-drying floor finishing compound, Stopgap Micro Rapid. Darren Kenyon F. Ball Sales Director, said: “We’re particularly excited about the opportunity that the demonstration area provides to let people see the benefits of our latest product innovations for themselves.” Hall B Stand 1+2 • 01538 361 633 • www.f-ball.co.uk

Axminster Carpets The true authentic

Royal Warrant holder Axminster Carpets has been a byword for quality and craftsmanship for over 250 years. Britain’s best known and most prestigious carpet designer and manufacturer. Its high quality carpets can be found in royal palaces, the best hotels and private houses.

Axminster Carpets will showcase its latest stocked and woven to order collections, including True Authentic Underlay made from recycled materials. They will also be launching two new ranges at the show and a new bespoke point of sale item to further enhance presentation of the Axminster Carpets samples at point of purchase. Hall C Stand 40 • 01297 33533 • www.axminstercarpets.uk

Contract Flooring Association

Professional productivity

The Contract Flooring Association is a leading independent professional voice of the contract flooring industry in the UK. CFA’s objectives are to promote the highest standards of professionalism, safety and training while at the same time, providing essential services and expert information to ensure the quality and productivity of members’ businesses. Members of the Association include contractors, manufacturers, distributors and consultants. Many of the most well-known companies from throughout the flooring sector supply chain are CFA members. Hall B Stand 14 • 0115 941 1126 • www.cfa.org.uk

SMG Making independents stronger

SMG has something for every retailer, large or small, long established or just starting out. Members run their business as they see fit but gain advantage from the most comprehensive package of benefits available.

Independent retailers join SMG as the Group guarantees that members can retain their complete independence while at the same time benefitting from preferential discounts, rebate schemes and promotions from a comprehensive range of Approved Suppliers. Members can also access products from any Approved Supplier via their Central Purchasing Scheme, even without a direct account. As well as access to preferential terms for flooring, SMG offers members a comprehensive business support package, the chance to buy furnishings and beds and the chance to sell own branded product. Hall C Stand 6 • 0118 932 3832 • www.smg-group.co.uk 56

Texfelt Greener and cleaner

Texfelt offer a wide range of performance underlays and are manufacturers of Springbond the UK’s fastest growing underlay brand.

Springbond is eco-engineered in a brand new state of the art manufacturing facility in West Yorkshire and was developed to provide an environmentally conscious alternative to PU Foam that doesn’t compromise on performance. Designed to be; Greener - it uses over 85% recycled PET plastic, the equivalent of over 180 bottles per roll plus the material is 100% recyclable after use. Cleaner - Springbond is dust free and emits virtually no VOC’s. Quieter - Springbond offers industry leading acoustic protection from impact sound transference. Safer made from clean and inert recycled PET, Springbond is also chemical free, making it safer for fitters and users and is a hypoallergenic product. Hall C Stand 10 • +44 01274 905411 • www.texfelt.co.uk THE STOCKLISTS September 2021


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Abingdon Flooring Delivering delight

After the successful launch of its StainFree Wilton patterned carpet collection earlier this year, Abingdon Flooring will be coming to Harrogate with more fabulous styles ready to delight homeowners.

One of the key launches at the show is StainFree Aristocrat. Developed after the success of StainFree Sophisticat, this heavier weight style uses the same yarn for a soft feel without any tradeoff in everyday practicality. A range of heathered colourways complement Sophisticat’s plain tones for a carpet that can be used as a harder wearing alternative for living rooms, hallways and stairs. Abingdon Flooring will also preview Velvet Touch, a carpet with the British manufacturer’s widest colour bank yet. Hall A Stand 25 • 01274 655 694 • www.abingdonflooring.co.uk

Ball & Young Never follow, always lead

The Brand Leader

Ball & Young’s ambition is to lead the ESG agenda within the industry. Quite simply, it sees operating more sustainably, being a more vital partner in its communities, and improving as an employer as good for customers, employees, and everyone who interacts with the business.

Sustainability is in our DNA

Sustainability sits at the heart of Ball & Young’s new product innovation. Its underlay, Cloud 9, is no different. 100% of the foam used in the manufacture of Cloud 9, and all Ball & Young PU underlay, is derived from excess trim from a known source. Plus, there is zero waste which means this Brand Leader range of underlays saves thousands of tonnes going to landfill, a truly magnificent achievement. www.underlay.com

t: 01536 200502

The company you can trust with over 25 years of Sustainability and Innovation

Hall M Stand 27 • 01536 200502 • www.underlay.com

Wool Trends 50 shades of green

The popular Wool Trends Centre is back this year with British Wool and the Campaign for Wool teaming up with wool specialists Adam Carpets, Axminster, Brockway, Cavalier, Penthouse, Ulster and Westex to champion the benefits of wool flooring products.

To highlight the sustainability and ecological benefits of wool, the theme of the Trends Centre will be “50 shades of green” and renown wool industry designer Joanna Ramsden has developed a spectrum of green shade slices to form the oval pie chart for the main floor area. The Campaign for Wool have arranged for contemporary seating covered in green wool to complement the theme. Hall C • www.britishwool.org.uk

Fells Carpets Grand Designs

Fells Carpets are delighted to be back, supporting The Flooring Show in 2021, During the last 12–18 months, Fells has continued to develop exciting and new flooring products.

Grand Designs will get its first outing during the September show with three snake skin colours along with a leopard design. In addition, this collection has depth and balance with some old favourites appearing within the collection. The Flooring Show will also form a launch pad for several new concept collections, with various trials and ideas for future collections. Hall A Stand 5 • 01133071900 • www.fellscarpets.co.uk

NICF Installation excellence

Hugh Mackay Q by Hugh

The aims of the NICF include promoting excellence and ethical practice within the field of domestic installations of carpet, laminate, domestic sheet vinyl, wood and luxury vinyl tile flooring

Using the highest quality materials, Qfloors are offering superb ranges and unitary for retailers across the UK.

The NICF provides advice and resources for the professional floorlayer to help make running a business as simple, profitable and stress-free as possible.

Hugh Mackay will be introducing a brand-new wool range, Durham Tweed, the brand-new online ordering portal and a very exciting relaunch of Durham Twist featuring brand new colours and stripes.

The National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (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.

Hall B Demo Area • 0115 958 3077 • www.nicfltd.org.uk

Lano Impressive innovations

It has been a strange year and the team at Lano say they have never been more excited to showcase at The Flooring Show.

You can expect inspiration in Lano’s Essenz and Touch Down collections, a completely new and revamped X Luxury concept fully in line with the latest trends in interior design, and some impressive point-of-sale on the SmartStrand Forever Clean side. And not to forget, Lano officially kicks-off its ecological program ‘enso’ with a new landscaping concept. As always, there will be lots of new and innovative products to discover at the stand and Lano are so looking forward to seeing you all. Hall M Stand 24 • +32 (0)56 65 40 00 • www.lano.com 58

Qfloors is a brand-new flooring concept from the team at Hugh Mackay. The latest flooring brand to hit the market, Qfloors offer carpets and LVT ranges that are crafted for ‘living’. Made for busy households, the ranges on offer are built on the vision that flooring can be both strong and beautiful.

Hall A Stand 40 • 01429 892555 • www.hughmackay.co.uk

Cormar Carpet Co Back with a twist

point of sale material.

Voted Britain’s Best Carpet Manufacturer for the past nine years, Cormar is delighted to return to The Flooring Show with not only exciting new ranges, such as the 80% Pure New Wool carpet, Woodland Heather Twist, but will also be unveiling their recent brand refresh - showcasing new in-store display options and

Alongside Cormar’s latest wool launch, a new range will enjoy the spotlight at the show. The Easy Clean polypropylene carpet brings a premium feel to an affordable priced range, and has a palette of 14 on trend shades, featuring popular tonal greys and some new bold shades, brightening the company’s stunning portfolio. Hall A Stand 28 • 01204 881234 • www.cormarcarpets.co.uk THE STOCKLISTS September 2021


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ACG Smart showcase

ACG’s uniquely independent approach to group buying will be the focus of their presentation at the Flooring Show as the organisation sets itself apart with its hands-off model of cost-effective membership.

ACG ensures independent retailers continue to trade directly with their suppliers, receiving the discounts and percentage rebates that are paid directly into their own bank. ACG encourages members to support group suppliers maximising the benefits of membership. The members, of which there are now over 320, pay a small subscription which the group guarantees they will quickly recoup. Hall C Stand 11 • 01942 825520 • www.acgcarpets.com

Kellars Rising to the occasion

Kellars, a major UK independent wholesaler will be showcasing an extensive array of products, ranges, and collections in its 137.5 sqm branded showroom.

Dave Francis, Kellars director says: “This will be my 34th Harrogate Show and for me this is a massive occasion. In football terms Harrogate is the cup final.” “This year will be Kellars’ third show and it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase our new products and new point of sale. We are looking forward to attending this year and meeting new retailers.” Hall A Stand 17 • 0161 443 0970 • www.kellars.co.uk

Stroolmount U.K. Ltd Love your floor

The fact is that flooring and furniture are foes, not friends. While opposites attract, if you love your flooring, it’s best to keep a little distance between them.

At Stroolmount, the Protect & Care range of specialist protection features a heart sign. This symbolises the care needed so that when flooring and furniture cosy up together, they don’t rub each other up the wrong way: only scrapes, scratches and scars can come of that. From the best felt pads to repair kits and radiator pipe rosettes, Stroolmount has it all to keep your floor flawless. Hall B Stand 44 • 01942 271271 • www.stroolmount.co.uk

Associated Weavers Show debut

This year’s show will see the launch of AW Commercial Flooring: a one-stop-shopping solution for commercial projects (hospitality, office, care, retail, education and housing). Whatever your project, AW Commercial Flooring has a tailor-made solution to suit your needs.

With luxury vinyl flooring, carpet tiles and wall-to-wall carpet, Associated Weavers is now also determined to become a trustworthy name in commercial flooring. Always a marketing trailblazer, Associated Weavers is sure to create commercial concepts as successful as its notorious residential brands. This is a launch at Harrogate you can’t afford to miss. Hall M Stand 14+19 • 01422 431100 • www.carpetyourlife.com

Interfloor Looking to the future

Come and visit Interfloor’s stands and hear how they responded to environmental trends to create innovative products. At the acoustics stand (B50) you will have an opportunity to see its award winning Decibel Soundseal and Made from what plans they have for future developments. 98% recycled materials Meanwhile, on show at B22 is Interfloor’s most 100% recyclable sustainable underlay in its history - renu - made from 98% recycled materials, using ethically sourced and genuinely recycled materials, which will keep waste from landfill and is 100% recyclable itself. Plus, you can also check out the upgraded and improved Tredaire Brio range with its new look and feel. NEW from

Hall B Stand 22 & 50 • 01706 238810 • www.interfloor.com

Metro Group The original and best

The multi-award-winning Metro Group, was formed by retailers for retailers in 1979. Members retain 100% of their independence but membership improves their profitability and saves them time by offering group deals. There are 200+ top-quality own label ranges and a unique, bespoke merchandising service.

Twice yearly local meetings are where you can meet suppliers and other members. Metro offers a range of other services like phone and broadband deals. There are a fantastic range of group stands available if you want to personalise your business. Metro can design and supply everything from a business card to a new shop front. Members benefit hugely from a unique merchandising service with a free annual allowance to spend – to invest in your own business. Hall M Stand 53 • 07753 496966 • www.carpet1st.co.uk 60

Millenium Weavers Building on service

Millennium Weavers has opened its new UK facility backed up by advanced technology to enhance logistics and customer service for its high-quality, ‘on trend’ residential carpet. The Belgium company, established in 2011, is taking advantage of its PLC base in Kidderminster and will maintain significant stockholding at two distribution centres. Millennium’s Managing Director, Jan Van Damme said: “We are convinced that once operations are fully established in UK, we will continue to improve our product and service offering which will result in excellent service and growth for both United and Millennium Carpets businesses.” Hall C Stand 30 • 0333 449 808 • www.millenniumweavers.eu

Victoria Carpets Consumer-centric

Victoria will be showcasing several new carpet ranges as well as their new look LVT offer at Harrogate. The company has been busier than ever since the last show, completely refreshing its product offer and overall branding for a much more consumer centric approach.

‘We’ve really focused on not only updating the colours and specifications of our carpets, but also making our products easier to shop,” says James Caldwell, Sales Director for Victoria. “We’ve applied the same thinking to our LVT ranges too and will now be able to offer all products (except for the parquets and Tapestry) as both dryback and click. Again, making it so much simpler to understand,” he said. Hall A Stand 11 & 20 • 01562 749300 • www.myvictoria.co.uk THE STOCKLISTS September 2021


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Hall A

Stand A1 and 28

Stand A5

01204 881234 www.cormarcarpets.co.uk

A2

A3

Stand A11 and 20

Carl Cummings - 07793 883241 www.fellscarpets.co.uk

A4

A5

Stand A17

01562 749300 www.myvictoria.co.uk

A9

Harrogate GUIDE

Dave Francis – 0161 443 0970 www.kellars.co.uk

A17

A11

Hall A Visitor Entrance

A8

A28

A45

Stand A38

www.manxtomkinson.co.uk

Stand A22 and 32

01772 696787 www.furlongflooring.co.uk

A25

A44

A40

A38

A37

Abingdon Flooring Ltd Carpetline Direct Carpet Recycling UK Computers for Flooring Cormar Carpet Co. Cybergold UK Ltd Fells Carpets Ltd Filpa Packaging & Foreign Trade Furlong Flooring Furlong Wood Division Hugh Mackay

Stand A25

Colin Brown - 07774 927626 www.abingdonflooring.co.uk

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A22

A20

A36

A33

A25 A9 A45 A31 A28 A8 A5 A2 A22 A32 A40

A32

To Hall B

A31

A30

INNOV8 Merchandising A44 Kellars Limited A17 Manx Tomkinson A38 Q Floors A40 The Stocklists A3 Thomas Witter A40 TradeCo Ltd A37 Ultimate Home Living A36 Victoria Carpets & A11 & A20 Design Floors Whitestone Weavers A40

Stand A40

01429 892555 sales@hughmackay.co.uk www.hughmackay.co.uk

Stand A45

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Hall B

Stand B1 and 2

Stand B14

01538 361633 www.fball.com

Harrogate GUIDE

Stand B20

Stand B22

David Hibbert – 07802 363355 www.unifloor-underlay.com

www.interfloor.com

To Hall A B1

B6

B4

B7

B8

B9

B12

B14

B15

B15a

B63 B62

B29

B26

B27

B61

B37

B60

B58

B57a

B56

B53

B25

B24

B22

B39

B42

B20

B17 B43

B40 B41

B52

B51

B50

B48

B47

B46

B16 Demo Area Hall B

B44

B45 Demo Store

To Hall C

Barrettine Product Lltd B51 Basmat Matting Systems SL B48 BerryAlloc B27 Bostik Limited B60 CFJ/CFA B14 Curtain Express B43 Egger UK B52 EnviroBuild B41 Envy B57 F Ball & Co Ltd B1 Finsa UK B24 FITA Demo Zone B Floorgear B62

Stand B27

Scott Arundell 07803 696886

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To Hall C

Floorstars Limited B63 Genesis B6 Hanson Plywood Ltd B16 Interfloor Limited B22 Lifestyle Floors B29 MAT-TAR B7 NICF Demo Zone B Novostrat Ltd B4 Packexe Ltd B61 QEP Co UK Ltd B9 Quantum Profile Systems Ltd B12 Simpson Strongtie B58 Sonixx B50

Stand B44

www.stroolmount.co.uk (opposite Demo area)

Stand B50

Spotnails Ltd Stairrods (UK) Ltd Stroolmount (UK) Ltd TLC Tramex Limited Tomorrow’s Retail Floors Unifloor BV Uzin Ltd Verona Wolff Tools YTD Ltd

www.interfloor.com

B46 B42 B44 B57 B8 B56 B20 B15 B39 B15a B37

Stand B52

www.egger.com

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OUTSIDE THE HALLS... Stand B57

Stand B57

0113 380 2800 www.mercado.co.uk

www.tlcfloors.co.uk

Balta Group Club Room & Library, St George Hotel Betap Reading Room, Majestic Hotel Classis BVBA Billiard Room, Majestic Hotel Condor Carpets Drawing Room, St George Hotel Ford Motor Co Outside The Royal Hall Gooch Oriental Carpets Wharfdale Suite, St George Hotel

national institute of carpet & floorlayers

Stand B61

Demo Zone B

www.packexe.co.uk

Cybergold

Demo Zone B 0115 950 6836 www.fita.co.uk

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Hall C

Harrogate GUIDE

Associated Carpet Group

A C

To Hall B

Stand C6

C3

Stand C10

Stand C7

Mike Reed info@smg-group.co.uk www.smg-group.co.uk

01706 639866 www.penthousecarpets.co.uk

C6

C8

C7

C10

C11

C12

To Hall M

C35

C37

C14

01942 825520 www.acgcarpets.com

C15

FITTER OF THE YEAR

To Hall B

C2 C1

Stand C11

Michael Walsh – 01274 905411 sales@texfelt.co.uk www.texfelt.co.uk

C38

C33

C32 THE WOOL TRENDS CENTRE

C40

C31

C30

C41

C28

C27

C26

C25

C23

C44

C45

C46

C50

C52

C76 C74

C72

C71

C70

C68

C67

C66

C65

C63

C62

C61

Adam Carpets

C69

Cost My Job

C23

Kingsmead Carpets

Associated Carpet Group

C11

Erdemoğlu

C50

MasterPiece Systems Ltd C76

Axminster Carpets

C40

ETF Machinefabriek B.V C27

Millennium Weavers C30 Europe

British Wool

C70

Brockway Carpets Ltd C8 Campen Machinery A/S C58 Cavalier Carpets Ltd

C32

Demonstration areas are located in Hall B. See page 70 for details and timings of seminars and demonstrations.

Stand C1/2

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C69

Hadfields

C74

Hathaway Flooring

C28

Innovate Recycle

C12

Interiors Monthly

C37

Stand C30

C71

FLOORART

SMG the National Furnishing Group

C6

Staingard Limited

C3

Associate Carpet G

Texfelt Ltd

C10

Ulster Carpets Ltd

C33

Penthouse Carpets Ltd C7

Westex Carpets

C41

Rama Carpets Ltd

WoolSafe

C1/2

My Hali

C72 C35

Stand C32

www.milleniumweavers.eu

01254 268000 www.cavaliercarpets.co.uk

Stand C76

The Wool Trends Centre

Charles Pearson 07789 262175

C58

Stand C40

01297 335333 www.axminstercarpets.uk

Fitter of the Year 2021 0115 958 3077 www.nicfltd.org.uk/FOTYcompetition/

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Introducing the new F. Ball Centre of Excellence.

We are delighted to present our redesigned training and demonstration facility at our Staffordshire headquarters, with restyled course content to offer a more dynamic,

• Expert training from the F. Ball technical team • Free to attend

hands-on learning experience.

• Hands on training

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• Improves awareness of latest product innovations • Specialist courses available

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• New four day masterclass for apprentices

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Hall M

Associated Weavers Stand M14/19

M1

M27

Stand M53

01536 200502 bysales@ballandyoung.com www.underlay.com

www.lano.com

M4

M7

M9

Steve Depport – 07753 496966 stevedepport@carpet1st.co.uk

M12

M24

M14

M19

M25

Visitor Entrance to Hall M

M28

Stand M27

Stand M24

www.carpetyourlife.com

Harrogate GUIDE

To Hall C

M36 M35

M63

A & A Carpets

M60

M59

M28

M58

M57

M53

M52

M51

M48

M46

H & V Carpets

M28

Smart Tuft N.V

Hardcore Rigid SPC Flooring

M28

Supreme Carpets (UK) Ltd

M48

Associated Weavers

M14 & M19

Ball & Young Limited

M27

Hydrolock M28

T E Displays UK Ltd

M46

Bulut Sentetik

M60

Lano N.V.

M24

Ted Todd

M36

Carpet Runners UK

M63

Likewise Floors

M28

The Nicoman Limited

Display Stands UK

M52

Likewise Matting

M28

Tuskbond UK

M12

Elliott Anti-Slip

M58

Likelawn M28

US Floors International LLC

M35

Factory Flooring

M28

Metro Group

M53

Rana Hasir

M51

THE FLOORING SHOW Floors by Lewis Abbot M28 15-17 SEPTEMBER 2019 Gekko Flooring Adhesives M7 HARROG AT E

Satra Technology Centre

Hall M

M1

M4

Harrogate GUIDE

M9

Stand M28 Stand M28

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Events THE DEMO ZONES

Harrogate GUIDE

Hall B

New floor laying techniques and insights into working with the latest products will be found at the Demo Zone, run by the Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) and supported by the Contract Flooring Association (CFA) and National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers (NICF). All demonstrations will be shown at the dedicated demonstration stand in Hall B, with live demonstrations on subfloor preparation, carpet, resilient flooring and wood flooring products. On Tuesday 20 September FITA will be offering the opportunity for visitors to come and ask them anything as they open the stand up to bespoke demonstrations of anything covered over the course of the show..

Sunday 18 September 2021

Monday 19 September 2021

Tuesday 20 September 2021

Time

Demonstration Title

Time

Demonstration Title

Time

10.00

Subfloor Moisture Solutions

10.00

Carpet Underlay Installation

10.45

Smoothing Compounds

11.00 Stretch Fit Carpet Installation including Power Stretching

10.00 Open Forum / Requested demonstrations

11.45 Fabricated Underlays & Feather Finishes

12.00

Carpet Seaming

12.45

Hand-Sewn Bullnose and Stairs

14.45 Commercial Sheet Vinyl Installation (including welding)

13.45

Floating floor Systems Installation

14.30

Engineered Wood Floor Installation

15-45 Linoleum Installation (including welding)

15.15

Domestic Vinyl Installation

13.00

Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation

THE DEMO ZONES

Zone 2 – Hall C - Floor Finishes Demos

Time

Time

Demonstration Title

10:00

Underlay Installation

10:00 Moisture Measurement and Equipment 10:30 Damp Proof Membranes and Suppressants Repair Mortars

11:00 Carpet Installation - Stairs and Bullnoses

11:30

Fabricated Underlays Templating

11:45

Carpet Seaming

12:15

Domestic Vinyl Installation

13:00 Smoothing Compounds – Core Products 13:45

Specialist Subfloor Preparation

14:30

Tools for the Floor Layer

16:00

Wood Sanding and Sealing

16:30

Adhesive Application

13:00 Commercial Resilient Flooring Installation (Flat Area) 13:45

Cap and Cove including Welding

14:15

Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation

14:45

Linoleum Installation

15:15 Laminate and Floating Wood Installation 15:45

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* Please note that the timetables are subject to change

10:30 Stretch Fit Carpet Installation including Power Stretching

11:00

12:30 Fabricated Underlays Joints and Other Repairs

* Please note that the above timetables are subject to change

Zone 1 and Zone 2Sunday 18 September 2021

Zone 1 – Hall B - Subfloor / Tool Demos Demonstration Title

Demonstration Title

Carpet Tile Installation

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FITA provides short training courses, workshops and assessments for both commercial and domestic markets. Both our fully equipped training centres at Loughborough and Kirkcaldy are run by seasoned professional instructors with specialist knowledge of the flooring industry.

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Resilient

Resilient/LVT Fitting — Basic Resilient/LVT Fitting — Intermediate Resilient/LVT Fitting — Advanced

Wood

Laminate and Floating Wood Fitting — Basic Wood Fitting — Intermediate Wood Fitting — Advanced Wood Sanding and Finishing

Subfloors

Subfloor Preparation — Commercial Subfloor Preparation — Domestic

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Cost-Effective Estimating and Planning — Commercial Profitable Measuring and Quoting — Domestic Moisture — Preventing Floor Failures

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Flooring

Factsheet Adhesive Types Acrylic/Resin: Ideal for plasticized PVC and most modern flooring. Bitumen: A tar-like material, bitumen has a high degree of moisture resistance and is used for damp-proof membranes and installing tiles, wood blocks and mosaics. Epoxy Resin: A two-part chemical curing system that is used in aggressive environments such as conservatories, wet rooms, commercial kitchens and exterior installations.

ADHESIVES

SELECTION CHECKLIST

The criteria to select an adhesive will cover the following points. Larger manufacturers offer detailed guides to select the correct adhesive – even indexing floor manufacturer’s products by name to ensure an accurate match. For accurate and up-to-date information consult the F. Ball Recommended Adhesives Guide. Open Time: The time you have to fit the flooring into the adhesive after which the bond will no longer be ideal. The time until the floor may be walked on should be checked.

Polyurethane: An adhesive with rapid bonding characteristics, typically used for wood floors.

Odour: Low odour, solvent-free and low VOC products are increasingly favoured and now have the same performance characteristics of older products.

Polyvinyl Acetate: Typically used for close fitting joints in timber, laminate floors and panels.

Coverage: How thick and how far can the adhesive be spread.

Tackifier: An adhesive for carpet designed to increase the tackiness – or the tack range – of an adhesive.

Application Method: Different adhesives may be applied by roller, trowel or spray.

Water-based Adhesive: Many different types of adhesives now use water as their carrier to avoid odours and flammability issues which are common with chemical solvents.

Strength: Including how quickly the adhesive will “grab” the floor covering and its strength when fully cured. Underfloor Heating: A lot of modern adhesives are suitable for use with underfloor heating but this criteria must be checked where appropriate.

Subfloor: What surface will the adhesive stick to most effectively including concrete, sand cement screeds, levelling compounds, plywood and chipboard. While there are multi-purpose adhesives, specialist products will be better suited to certain surfaces. The porosity of the floor is a key determinant of the type of adhesive to be used and its performance during installation. Special Performance: Certain adhesives are more suitable for damp, humid or high temperature environments. Air Quality and the Environment: The old wisdom that the more it smells, the better it sticks is no longer acceptable to modern consumers and solvent-based products are increasingly replaced by water-based adhesives.

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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

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

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. 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. 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...

• 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,

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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

• Review all the extra benefits and services to see what you would actually use

• 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

Associated Carpet Group www.acgcarpets.com Contact: Jon Richardson Tel: 01942 825520 jon@acgcarpets.com

flexibility to run your business the way you want

Key benefits Increase margins • Group purchases to get beneficial rates • Rebates • Exclusive higher-margin products • Special promotions ne of the key reasons to join a buying group is to O 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 September 2021

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. 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.

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

www.flooringone.co.uk Peter Karra Tel: 0121 683 1426 peter.karra@flooringone.co.uk

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

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Flooring factsheet LVT Supplier Directory

If you would like to be included in this section or upgrade your listing, please contact Diane Martin on +44 (0)1482 659396 or email diane@mayvillepublishing.co.uk

Victorian Treasure by Invictus

Van Gogh Classic Oak by Karndean Designflooring

Studio Designs by Brampton Chase

Abingdon SoftStep info@abingdonflooring.co.uk 01274 655 694 www.abingdonflooring.co.uk

Earthwerks saleseurope@earthwerks.com 0800 689 1657 www.earthwerks.eu.com

Kellars sales@kellars.co.uk 0161 443 0970

Adoretouch +1.631.843.0900

www.adorefloors.com

Alsapan g.folkes@alsapan.com 03 88 59 29 89

www.alsapan.com

Altro enquiries@altro.com 01462 489 516

www.altro.co.uk

Amtico info@amtico.com 0121 745 0800 Aspecta +31 (0) 88 1662500

www.amtico.com www.aspectaflooring.com

Avenue Floors info@avenuefloors.co.uk www.avenuefloors.co.uk Beauflor sales@beauflor.com +32 56 67 66 11

www.beauflor.com

Brampton Chase support@bramptonchase.co.uk 01604 664855 www.bramptonchase.co.uk

Forbo Flooring info.flooring.uk@forbo.com 01773 744 121

www.forbo.com

Furlong enquiries@furlongflooring.com 01772 316155 www.furlongflooring.co.uk Harvey Maria info@harveymaria.com 0330 330 1231

www.harveymaria.com

Lifestyle Floors info@lifestyle-floors.co.uk 01827 831448 www.lifestyle-floors.co.uk Interface interface.uk@interface.com 0800 313 4465 Invictus Info@invictus.co.uk 01422 431100

www.interface.com

www.invictus.co.uk/lvt

IVC – Moduleo + Leoline www.ivcgroup.com Karndean Designflooring 01386 820100

www.karndean.com

www.kellars.co.uk

Kraus sales@qep.com 01283 245430

www.krausflooring.co.uk

Leoline info@leoline.co.uk 0800 032 3970

www.leoline.co.uk

Moduleo salesuk@moduleo.com 01332 851500 Polyflor 0161 767 1111 info@polyflor.com

www.moduleo.co.uk

www.polyflor.com

Quick-Step 08448 118 288

www.quick-step.co.uk

Tarkett 01622 854040 communication@tarkett.com

www.tarkett.com

Victoria Design Floors (Distinctive Flooring/Universal Flooring) info@myvictoria.co.uk 01562 749300 www.myvictoria.co.uk Wineo +49 (0) 5237 6090 info@wineo.de

www.en.wineo.de

Westex 01274 861334 www.westexflooring.com info@westexflooring.co.uk

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Flooring factsheet Vinyl Flooring Vinyl is a fast growing sector of the flooring market due to its durability at relatively low cost and huge range of designs available. Sheet vinyl and cushion floor by the roll are popular but the sector is dominated by LVT. In reality, most of the products sold today are “LVP”, Luxury Vinyl Planks, as wood decors are more popular than ceramics and stone but the term LVT is still used to cover the whole non-sheet market.

Benefits

• Huge choice in terms of decors across wood, ceramic, stone and geometric designs

• I mpressive realism – not just in the design but infinishing

techniques that allow for wood knots you can feel, tiles you can grout, etc. See appearance options.

• Excellent performance in durability for high traffic areas, scratch resistance and cleanability. Vinyl also tends to be much more nonslip than natural materials. Some products are water resistant for bathrooms and kitchens.

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Product options

• Dry back – a sheet or tile that needs to be fixed to the sub-floor using an adhesive.

• Self-adhesive – tiles with a peel-off backing paper to stick to the

sub-floor. Some tiles have adhesive overlaps to stick to each other rather than the sub-floor.

• Loose lay vinyl – tiles that simply drop onto the floor and rely on

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a high friction backing to keep them in place – they demand a very sound, level sub-floor but are the easiset type of tile to lay or replace.

Click – tiles that have a mechanical jointing system to attach to • Warm and soft to touch compared to ceramic and stone floors - and • one another (like a locked tongue and groove system) and ‘float’ on a good heat insulator anyhow, and suitable for use with underfloor heating systems.

• Sound reduction – vinyl has neglible impact sound compared

to the tap/click of laminate and transmits less sound and vibration compared to solid floor.

• Considerably cheaper than the ‘real’ thing – both to buy and to fit – and tile/plank approach minimises wastage.

Installation

Installation preparation Vinyl requires a dry, sound, level subfloor as the relative thinness of vinyl and its light reflection performance will quickly reveal imperfections after installation as well as cause potential wear issues. Exisitng wooden/MDF floors may need a plywood underlay up to 6mm thick and then the joints will need to be skimmed or taped. Non-wood sub-floors will need a self-levelling screed to be laid to ensure a suitable base for the floor. A damp-proof membrane may be required depending on sub-floor moisture levels. However, new rigid core products are less flexible and can be laid more easily over existing floors – see Construction.

Top Coating Wear Layer Decor Layer

the sub-floor without being glued down. There are many proprietary versions of the click system which offer fast, clean installation and stability.

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Appearance options Vinyl tiles and planks cover a hugh variety of sizes and shapes and can be mix-and-matched to achieve an infinite number of designs. Current fashions include extra wide and long planks for wood through to very small planks for wood. Border effects can be easy to achieve in LVT. Other notable options include:

• Embossed – this is where the top clear layer of the tile has been

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embossed to create a realistic texture that matches the style of the stone of wood decor. Registered embossed is the most authentic – the texture matches the design so that, for example, a wood knot or hand-scraped element in the wood design can be felt on the surface of the flooring.

• Grouting and grooving – vinyl tiles can be laid with grouting inlay strips or beads of vinyl for addewd realism – and there are acrylic grouts that can be applied. In wood decors, planks are available with v-grooves or bevelled edges between planks for added realism.

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LVT construction

Top coating – A polyurethane or aluminium oxide coating provides protection against scratches and stains and gives enhances anti-slip. Wear layer – This is a key layer - determining the performance and resilience of the product. A 0.3mm (12 mil) wear layer is a good for heavy wear areas. Commercial installations need 0.5mm wear layers or above with 0.7mm at the top end. The wear warranties and guarantees carried by products will be based on this thickness. Decor layer – This is the decor itself - in essence it is a paper- or filmbased photographic inkjet print. (A few LVT floors have the image printed directly to the surface of the floor but this implies less image definition and different wear characteristics.)

PVC Middle Layer(s) Fibre Glass Layer(s) PVC Base Layer

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PVC and fibre glass layers – The construction ‘sandwich’ can vary between products but a combination of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) layers for strength and flexibility and fibre glass layers for structural stability may be used. Any click-system profile will be incorporated into these layers. Products often use a combination of recycled vinyl which is cheaper and virgin PVC which lasts longer and is more stable. Rigid core LVT has a solid, less flexible PVC layer with maximum stability which means it can be laid over exisiting, less even flooring without showing imperfections and therefore avoiding wear problems. Base (or backing) layer – The final high density PVC layer varies according to the installation requirement and is designed for taking adhesive or as an ‘underlay’ for loose-lay and click installations. 75


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Flooring factsheet Eco-friendly underlay Sustainable underlay

Interfloor ‘Says NO to Waste’

renu® is a game changer. Interfloor’s new underlay meets the concerns of our modern world in reducing waste and being environmentally sustainable.

renu® is a sustainable, recycled carpet underlay and is without question the most sustainable underlay in Interfloor’s long history.

It’s made by bringing together raw materials that we save from going to landfill with some that have a positive effect on the environment.

We have used post-consumer waste, car tyres and plastic bottles in the manufacture of our underlay for many years. But with renu® we have gone even further responding to the aspiration for a fully sustainable product. It’s made from 98% recycled materials, using ethically sourced and genuinely recycled materials, which means keeping waste from going to landfill and is 100% recyclable itself! The main body of the underlay is made of foam reclaimed from recycled soft furnishings, this foam is them mixed with a binding agent and subjected to high temperature steam under high pressure. The backing is made from 100% recycled and unbleached paper and we use vegetable-based inks for printing. The facing film is made from an ethically produced, carbonnegative bio-based film made from sugar cane. The sugar cane actively captures CO2 from the atmosphere whilst at the same time releasing oxygen – making this material not just green, but proactively green. Let’s not forget, the point of underlay is that it feels great and prolongs the life of a new carpet and renu®, being made from highdensity foam and with a thickness of 9mm, is suitable for all areas of the home.

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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

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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.

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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. Crumb rubber Flat and dense, crumb rubber is good for heavy footfall – offering maximum protection but a little less comfort (and very good over stair nosings). Laminate underlay There’s still an opportunity to sell underlay with laminate flooring, improving the acoustic performance of the floor and helping the boards float above any imperfections in the sub-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.

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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. 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.

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The Stocklists Wholesale Distribution Directory NATIONAL Fells Carpets 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 Tradeco Ltd Sheffield - see page 22 0114 4000120 sales@tradeco.uk www.tradeco.uk Xylo Wood Flooring London 020 8368 8122 infouk@xyloflooring.com www.xyloflooring.com NORTH WEST A&A Carpets Manchester 01204 701188 sales@aandacarpets.co.uk www.aandacarpets.co.uk Choice Flooring Manchester - see Floorwise page 81 Fells Carpets Goole 0113 3071900 carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk www.fellscarpets.co.uk Kellars Limited Manchester - see page 16 0161 443 0970 sales@kellars.co.uk Lakes Flooring Supplies Kendal - see Floorwise page 81 Millbrook Carpets Darwen 01254 703999 millbrookcarpets@live.co.uk Preston Underlay Centre Ltd Preston/Lancashire - see Floorwise page 81 EAST Beds Flooring Bedford 01234 341234 sales@bedsflooring.co.uk www.bedsflooring.co.uk Salesmark Ltd St Neots Tel: 01480 212888 sales@salesmark.co.uk www.salesmark.co.uk STS Flooring Distributors Cambridge Tel: 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk NORTH EAST Fells Carpets Leeds 0113 3071900 carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk www.fellscarpets.co.uk Floorwise (North East)Ltd Birtley - see Floorwise page 81 80

Kellars Limited Darlington - see page 16 0161 443 0970 sales@kellars.co.uk Tradeco Ltd Sheffield - see page 22 0114 4000120 sales@tradeco.uk www.tradeco.uk MIDLANDS Birch Distribution Sheffield - see Floorwise page 81 Birch Distribution Leeds - see Floorwise page 81 Birch Distribution Hull - see Floorwise page 81 Cornerstone Flooring Doncaster - see Floorwise page 81 Cornerstone Flooring East Midlands and Warwickshire 01159 444711 sales@cornerstoneflooring.co.uk www.cornerstoneflooring.co.uk DMS Flooring Supplies Northampton 0845 643 5601 dmsnorthampton@ dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk Floorwise D & J Ltd Southam - see Floorwise page 81 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 81 South West BL Flooring Supplies Bristol - see Floorwise page 81 BL Flooring Supplies Gloucester - see Floorwise page 81 Fitwell Flooring Ltd Redruth - see Floorwise page 81 Fitwell Flooring Ltd Newton Abott - see Floorwise page 81 Flooring Supplies (Wessex) Amesbury 01980 625888 orders@flooringsupplieswessex.co.uk R & M Wholesale Bristol 01179 531222 Tiverton 01884 258266 sales@rmwholesale.co.uk Salesmark West Ltd Amesbury Tel: 01980 880933 sales@salesmark-west.co.uk www.salesmark.co.uk

Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex 01243 774623 sales@solentwholesale.co.uk www.solentwholesale.co.uk SOUTH EAST Acorn Carpet Accessories Bromley, Kent - see Floorwise page 81 Ashmount Flooring Supplies Tottenham 0208 808 2158 sales@ashmountflooring.co.uk www.ashmountflooringsupplies.co.uk Ballister London 020 8570 1668 london@ballister.co.uk www.ballister.co.uk Ballister Reading 0118 931 3535 reading@ballister.co.uk www.ballister.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 10 for details DMS Flooring Supplies Hemel Hempstead 0845 643 5344 dmshemel@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk DMS Flooring Supplies Milton Keynes 0845 643 5320 dmslaser@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk Flooring Storage UK Potters Bar 01707 245999 sales@flooringstorage.com www.flooringstorage.com 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 Salesmark Lancing Tel: 01903 750522 sales@salesmark.co.uk www.salesmark.co.uk

Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex 01243 774623 sales@solentwholesale.co.uk www.solentwholesale.co.uk 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 IRELAND Flanagan Flooring Distributors Belfast & Saintfield Co. Down Northern Ireland Tel: 028 9751 0932 sales@flanagan-flooring.com www.flanagan-flooring.com 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 81 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd Belfast - see Floorwise page 81 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd Limerick - see Floorwise page 81 TCS “The Carpet Specialists” Co. Louth 00353 429 351 351 info@tcsthecarpetspecialists.com www.tcsthecarpetspecialists.com SCOTLAND Flanagan Flooring Distributors Glasgow Business Park Baillieston Tel: 0141 773 1122 sales@flanagan-flooring.com www.flanagan-flooring.com Kellars Limited Glasgow- see page 16 0141 647 7685 sales@kellars.co.uk MCD Scotland Uddingston Glasgow 01698 808000 mcdscotland@mcd.co.uk www.mcdscotland.co.uk Neil Smith Ltd Glasgow - see Floorwise page 81 WALES Matty’s Wholesale Carpets Birmingham 01675 433072 sales@mattys.co.uk

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Flooring factsheet Carpet types

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

LOOP PILE

Berber ­­– Berber carpets look like and are named after a handmade, bulky wool carpet made by the Berber tribes of North Africa and Asia. The loops are made from thick or bulky yarns of wool, nylon, polypropylene or a blend of these fibres to give a cushioned effect underfoot. These carpets are available in an assortment of colours and may be flecked and can be either level loop or multilevel loop. Level loop ­­– When all the loops are of the same height, a highly flexible and durable carpet is created which has a natural, casual appearance even when (commonly) it is made from synthetic fibres. The tight loop texture tends to hide marks so it’s a good blend between luxury and practicality. Multi-level loop –­­ The loops vary to two or sometimes three loop heights to create informal, random textures which are very forgiving for marks and stains and therefore very suitable for high traffic areas and busy family rooms.

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. 82

CUT PILE

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.

Woven Woven carpet may be in a tiny minority of today’s production but still produces some of the finest carpets which are used for prestigious installations. Axminster The pile of the carpet is inserted into the backing as it is woven and cut to length, creating U-shaped tufts to give a velvety surface. The process locks in the fibre to create a carpet of high durability and performance retention as well as a luxury feel. The process allows for intricate designs and colours to be used – although modern trends mean that the traditional patterned axminster has given way to current fashion trends for plain carpets. Wilton Wilton woven carpets are produced in a similar way to axminsters – the principal difference being that a continuous fibre is woven all the way through. The carpet can be sheared to create a range of cut and loop textured effects. The result is a high quality carpet of unrivalled durability. Flat weave Manufactured in the same way as wilton, flat weave is a loop pile which allows the yarn to be woven across a wider area to created a flatter, more textured effect. THE STOCKLISTS September 2021


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Abingdon Flooring is one of the leading carpet manufacturers in the UK with some of the most recognisable brands in the industry, supplying quality carpets to the retail, contract and wholesale trade in the UK. We are currently enjoying an unprecedented level of growth and therefore are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can help develop the full potential of this established area. The ideal candidate will be tenacious, organised and professional with a willingness to develop and will have knowledge of the trade from retail or territory sales experience, however we do encourage applicants from other industries who are keen to get a foothold in this fantastic trade. An above average salary, car, phone and unlimited commission package is available together with the benefits you would expect from a blue-chip company. This role is for a flooring industry insider who knows these regions and the potential that can be realised as well as somebody who wishes to develop a fantastic long-term career within our team. Please send your CV and covering letter summarising your relevant skills and experience to: Laura Cole- HR Assistant, Abingdon Flooring, Pen-y-Fan Industrial Est, Newport, NP11 3XG. Or email to laura.cole@abingdonflooring.co.uk Closing Date of 28th September 2021

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