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

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Welcome to the Bauhaus collection, a selection of meticulous and well researched print designs created to enthuse and inspire. Each design is contemporary in style and colour and will co-ordinate fully with our Nexus collection. With the Bauhaus and Nexus™ collections you have 5 ranges and 86 colours all designed to synchronise and harmonise with each other to create the perfect equilibrium - whether at home, or in work.

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The Leading Country Wide Carpet & Flooring Suppliers We can supply you with virtually any make of carpet and flooring at GUARANTEED makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list price....... Delivered direct to business premises FREE OF CHARGE. For a Speedy and Efficient Service

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

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Carpets, vinyl and real wood floors

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

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

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

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

YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST

M: 07794 048414 tbailey@furlongflooring.com

TONY CONWAY BEDS, NORTHANTS, OXON & BUCKS

JAMES DAVIES YORKSHIRE & EAST LANCS

MARTYN MORRIS SOUTH YORKSHIRE

M: 07973 403450 mmorris@furlongflooring.com

M: 07816 217549 plovell@furlongflooring.com

M: 07791 891024 jakien@furlongflooring.com

M: 07983 446969 rlockey@furlongflooring.com

jdavies@furlongflooring.com

PAUL LOVELL NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & CAMBS

JOHN AKIEN EAST & WEST SUSSEX

RICHARD LOCKEY NORTH EAST, EAST COAST

M: 07968 828516

M: 07816 217561 pfletcher@furlongflooring.com

SCOTLAND

TIM BAILEY SOUTH EAST WALES & HEREFORDSHIRE

SOUTH EAST

WALES & SOUTH WEST

www.regencycarefree.co.uk

ALAN CAIRNIE EAST SCOTLAND

M: 07976 311434 acairnie@furlongflooring.com

NORTH WEST

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

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

M: 07980 786265 mdowson@furlongflooring.com

NORMAN MacFEETERS WEST SCOTLAND

M: 07970 163372 nmacfeeters@furlongflooring.com

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

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

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

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

MIDLANDS

LONDON

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

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

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

www.furlongwoodflooring.co.uk HARD FLOORING SPECIALISTS

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

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

M: 07816 217548 jmcollins@furlongflooring.com

M: 07980 786 264 slittlewood@furlongflooring.com

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

Preston Sales

tel: 01772 696787

Gloucester Sales M: 07791 890861 dspendiff@furlongflooring.com

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

tel: 0845 520 0800

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

fax: 01772 311921 fax: 01452 222515

London Sales

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

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

Carpets to dance about!

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

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


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

Memphis

Diamond Weave

Scandic Weave

NEW

Natural Lines

COLOURS

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

Natural Weave herringbone design with a stripe option.

Denver A stylish heavy domestic tonal loop pile in 100% wool, available in 4m and 5m widths.

Supreme Stripe A heavy domestic tonal stripe in 100% wool loop pile. NEW

Supreme boucle

COLOURS

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

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

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

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

Memphis

NEW

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

Diamond Weave

Please contact your agent to ask about our domestic display options

NEW

5m width.

Scandic Weave

NEW

5m width.

Sloane Square

NEW

100% wool innovative cut and loop pile geometric design.

Our UK Sales Team Ron Fewery 07976 244892

Derek Boyd 07940 320708

Martin Gorny 07530 365125

Richard Comboy 0749 629 3150

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

Scotland

Bristol & the West Country

Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria & North Wales

Lee Palmer 07774 101640

Stephen Binnersley 07710 618754

Channel Islands

Midlands & South Wales

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

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Steven Korobjeko 0770 229 2558 Yorkshire & the North East

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Kingsmead Carpets Relay Park, Relay Drive Tamworth, B77 5PR. UK

Incorporating

Tel: +44 1827 831424 Fax: +44 1827 831425 info@kingsmead-sales.co.uk www.kingsmeadcarpets.co.uk

SALES EXECUTIVES AND CONTACT DETAILS Clint Carver - 07970 888 916 (Northern Sales Manager) clint.carver@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Adrian Garner - 07947 524 633 (DE NG LE CV ST) adrian.garner@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Dave Wood - 07980 737 278 (KW IV PH PA AB DD KY FK G ML KA) dave.wood@kingsmead-sale.co.uk Joe Bradley - 07773 046 384 (HU YO HG DN LN S) joe.bradley@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Hamish Maclean- 07968 563 016 (DL EH CA DG SR NE TD DH TS) Hamish.maclean@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Chris Sheldrake - 07980 761 347 (HX HD M SK BL OL BD LS SF) Chris.sheldrake@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Mick Garner - 07796 993 913 (CM WD AL SG LU MK NN) mick.garner@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Peter Thomas - 07779 017 950 (LL CH CW WA L WN PR FY BB LA) peter.thomas@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Colin Arber - 07976 749 552 (CO CB IP NR PE) colin.arber@kingsmead-sales.co.uk

ADORE

Adore is a luxurious, heavyweight heather carpet that comes with a 10 year stain and wear resistant guarantee. Using fine, soft 100% Everlon polypropylene fibre in a high quality two fold yarn, Adore colour palette of 11 heather shades reflects todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trends with a mix of natural and grey shades, choosing from Flint and Thatch that will provide warmth and comfort to any home. It's available in both 4m and 5m widths with fitter friendly cosy backing.

Ian Shopland - 07971 914 418 (Southern Sales Manager) ian.shopland@kingsmead-sales.co.uk To be confirmed (SY TF WS WV DY B WR) info@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Zamman Bilgrami - 07977 112 095 (CT TN BN RH BR CR SM KT) David Guscott - 07773 048 574 (ME DA RM SS IG EN N E SE) david.guscott@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Stuart Leigh - 07791 890 441 (TR PL TQ EX TA DT BA BS) Stuart.leigh@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Lee Card - 07538 836 273 (SA LD NP CF HR GL) lee.card@kingsmead-sales.co.uk

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Neal Ford - 07968 015 578 (HP OX SL HA UB TW W NW SW) neal.ford@kingsmead-sales.co.uk Steve Bates - 07971 968 517 (PO SO BH SP RG SN GU) steve.bates@kingsmead-sales.co.uk David Posnett - 07836 650 655 (Northern Ireland)

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VINYL / SMOOTH FLOORING

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

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

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

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

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

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

TWISTS - WOOL Dimensions Plain/Heathers 40 Dimensions Plain/ Heathers 50 Dimensions Heathers Stripe 50 Dimensions Plain/Heathers 60 Iconic Twist 40/50 4&5M Lingdale 4&5m Lingdale Elite 4&5m Premium Deluxe 40 4&5M Premium Deluxe 40 Stripes Premium Elite 50 4&5M Premium Finesse 60 4&4M The Berber Twist Collection 40/50 4&5M Ultimate Textures 4&5M Ultimate Berber Twist 4&5M Ultimate Luxury 4&5M

GRAPHICS / CONTRACT GELS Endurance Gel 2016 Marathon Skyline Gel

ENGINEERED WOOD COLLECTION

CARPET TILES Canterbury Capital City Capital Plus

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

ARTIFICIAL GRASS Landscape Landscape Junior Landscape Stripe

Independence!

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

Oaken Options

REVOLUTIONARY LVT FLOORING FROM CAVALIO Conceptline Projectline

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

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

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

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

Sarah Rowse Kent/Sussex 07881-502507

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

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Celestial, new super soft rich Polyester product from Victoria in two weights in a high lustre Polyester yarn which makes a beautiful addition to our established Polyester Shimmer product also available in two weights in a de lustred yarn. Both made in 4 and 5m wide. All in all a Polyester offer that as look and feel to suit all your customer’s needs. Relax and feel reassured with Victoria’s ‘Family Friendly’ easy to care for carpets that provide luxury, comfort, durability and the distinct style we are known for.

NEW CELESTIAL made from soft and rich Polyester yarn Sales Executives Joe King National Sales Manager, Channel Islands contact 07774 635354 Alan Stewart Area Sales Manager for Scotland 07774 947562 David Rockliffe Area Sales Manager for Cumbria, Lancashire, North Wales, Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire & Isle of Man 07771 614305

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CONFIDENT IN STYLE. FEELING AT HOME.

The wineo 400 is a true all-rounder for your home: every design is available for gluing, clicking in or as a Multi-Layer variant for clicking in - for maximum creative freedom.

Q 18 wood designs Q 10 stone designs Q 12 wood designs in XL, with a high-quality registered embossed surface

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GRADING FINISH PRODUCT CODE SPECIES Victoria Multilayer Oak T&G Collection R69 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED SMOKED UV OIL R71 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED UV OIL R72 OAK BRUSHED SMOKED HAND SCRAPED UV OIL RUSTIC R77 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED HAND SCRAPED DARK WALNUT STAINED UV OIL OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED POLAR WHITE UV OIL R95 R99 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED GREY STAIN UV OIL R100 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED HAND SCRAPED UV OIL R102 OAK RUSTIC UV CLEAR LACQUERED Richmond Engineered T&G Collection R22 OAK RUSTIC UV CLEAR OIL R23 OAK RUSTIC UV CLEAR LACQUER R24 OAK RUSTIC UV CLEAR LACQUER R54 OAK RUSTIC UV CLEAR OIL R63 OAK RUSTIC UV CLEAR LACQUER R65 OAK RUSTIC UV CLEAR OIL R66 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED WHITE SMOKED UV OILED R67 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED SMOKED UV OIL R74 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED LIMED WHITE UV OIL R75 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED POLAR WHITE UV OIL R76 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED ICE GREY UV OIL Chelsea 5GC Click Collection R25 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED COFFEE MATT LACQUERED STAIN R31 OAK RUSTIC EARTH NATURAL LOOK UV OIL STAIN R43 OAK RUSTIC LIGHT COFFEE MATT LACQUERED STAIN R44 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED GREY MATT LACQUERED STAIN NEW Chelsea 5GC Click Collection R89 OAK RUSTIC MUSHROOM GREY OAK BRUSHED MATT LACQUERED R90 OAK RUSTIC PEARL WHITE OAK BRUSHED UV OILED R91 OAK RUSTIC DARK MOCHA OAK BRUSHED MATT LACQUERED R92 OAK RUSTIC EARTH NATURAL OAK BRUSHED UV OILED R93 OAK RUSTIC RICH GOLDEN OAK BRUSHED UV OILED R94 OAK RUSTIC LIGHT COFFEE OAK BRUSHED MATT LACQUERED R97 OAK RUSTIC NATURAL STONE OAK BRUSHED UV OILED R101 OAK RUSTIC MINK GREY OAK BRUSHED UV OILED Kensington Engineered UNICLIC Collection R03 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED LIGHT BROWN STAIN UV OILED R11 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED WHITE SMOKED UV OILED R13 OAK AB CLEAR UV LACQUER R14 OAK AB CLEAR UV OIL R15 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED SMOKED UV OIL R73 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED SILVER LIGHT GREY STAIN UV LACQUERED Mayfair Multilayer Collection R52 OAK RUSTIC SMOKED DEEP BRUSHED WHITE UV OIL STAIN R61 OAK RUSTIC DEEP BRUSHED BLACK STAIN GREY UV OIL R62 OAK RUSTIC DEEP BRUSHED WHITE UV OIL STAIN Knightsbridge Multilayer Collection R60 OAK BRUSHED SILVER GREY/BLACK UV OIL STAIN RUSTIC Fulham Engineered UNICLIC Collection R04 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED SILVER GREY/BLACK UV OIL STAIN R78 OAK RUSTIC CLEAR UV OIL R79 OAK RUSTIC CLEAR UV LACQUER R80 OAK RUSTIC CLEAR UV OIL R81 OAK RUSTIC CLEAR UV LACQUER R85 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED GREY STAIN UV OIL R88 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED DARK WALNUT STAIN UV OIL R98 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED WHITE STAIN UV OIL Islington Multilayer Collection R82 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED POLAR WHITE UV OIL R83 OAK RUSTIC CLEAR UV OIL Belgravia Herringbone European T&G Left & Right R19 OAK RUSTIC WHITE UV OIL STAIN R20 OAK RUSTIC LIGHT GREY UV OIL STAIN R21 OAK RUSTIC FRENCH GREY UV OIL STAIN R45 OAK RUSTIC DARK GREY UV OIL STAIN R64 OAK RUSTIC CLEAR UV OIL Hampstead T&G Collection R86 AM BLACK WALNUT RUSTIC CLEAR UV OIL City 2G Click Collection R50 OAK RUSTIC BRUSHED GRAPHITE GREY STAIN MATT LACQUERED Venice Collection R190 OAK RUSTIC CLEAR UV LINE Dynamic Vinyl 2G Click Collection VLVT6001 OAK N/A SHADOW CREEK VLVT6003 SMOKED OAK N/A KIAWAH SMOKED VLVT6013 DARK WALNUT N/A AUGUSTA DARK VLVT6022 GREY OAK N/A MEDIHAH GREY VLVT6031 LIMED OAK N/A SAWGRASS LIMED VLVT6033 LIGHT WALNUT N/A RIVIERA LIGHT VLVT6045 OAK N/A CYPRESS VLVT6046 OAK N/A MUIRFIELD VLVT6051 GREY OAK N/A VALHALLA GREY VLVT6072 OAK N/A HARBOUR TOWN VLVT1611 TILE/STONE N/A LIGHT GREY VLVT1612 TILE/STONE N/A MEDIUM GREY VLVT1613 TILE/STONE N/A DARK GREY VLVT3531 WEAVE N/A BANDON DUNES VLVT3541 WEAVE N/A CRYSTAL DOWNS VLVT5431 VINTAGE OAK N/A SAND HILLS VINTAGE VLVT6154 WHITE OAK N/A PINE VALLEY WHITE VLVT6311 GREY OAK N/A PEBBLE BEACH GREY Urban/Exquisit Laminate 2G Click Collection AVENEL/HONEY OAK N/A MATTLOOK SCOTTSDALE/VENICE OAK N/A MATTLOOK CARNOUSTIE/HAVANA OAK N/A MATTLOOK SUGARLOAF/FROSTED OAK N/A MATTLOOK CONGRESSIONAL/GINGER OAK N/A MATTLOOK OLYMPIC/UMBRIA OAK N/A MATTLOOK HAZELTINE/JAKARTA OAK N/A MATTLOOK KAPALUA/SANDHILL OAK N/A MATTLOOK DIAMOND CREEK/SPRING ELM OAK N/A MATTLOOK

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Lee Wickham - East Anglia - 077 1313 3517

VACANCY - West Midlands, South Wales

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

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

VACANCY - Scotland

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Steve Furniss - East Midlands - 07773 384 787

Steve Fletcher - North Yorkshire - 07831 818 989

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


Carpet&FlooringReview Welcoming woods

Delivering impressive performance in a broad spectrum of commercial interiors, the Concept Woods vinyl flooring collection from Itec Contract Floors has been updated for 2018, with a range of hot new looks and the introduction of the T-emboss surface wear layer.

Covering the bases of classic oak and grey planks with consummate ease in familiar designs such as Tavel and Calais, Concept Woods is already a go-to collection for many contractors and specifiers, but with new Groutless Wood and Chevron Oak, it features the manufacturer’s most forward-thinking wood looks. The entire collection is also afforded the new T-emboss technology with easier maintenance, better stain-resistance, improved aesthetics – through reduced lightreflectance - and better slip-resistance. Groutless Wood is a variation on the ‘endless’ wood look, a unique take on the aesthetic that underlines vinyl flooring’s capacity to imagine natural materials in a new perspective. Available in a whitewashed and greywashed oak, it’s a striking design that mixes the popularity of seamless finishes with the warmth and familiarity of wood. In Chevron Oak, commercial interiors have access to a classic parquet look without the fuss. Creating a vintage feel, the design is available in dark grey and light grey colourways, as well as a light-natural oak. It joins the collection to give 15 wood effect vinyl floors, all with the enduring performance that comes through a Class 34 Very Heavy Commercial rating. With Hyperguard+ PUR technology, Concept Woods retains aesthetic integrity with minimal maintenance and is available in two and four-metre widths, fully-compatible with Invisiweld. In a finish such as Groutless Wood, the combination of a four-metre width and Invisiweld is crucial in maintaining the visual ethos of the floor, reducing the number of seams and making any almost impossible to spot. Concept Woods is available from distributors across the UK for fast delivery, samples are available to order on the website. T 0800 032 3970

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Featuring the stunning Antiquarian collection, as well as new introductions to mad men and Atlantic, the Louis de Poortere 2018 Woven Rug Collection is now available to retailers across the UK.

With the re-edition of some of the maker’s most iconic designs – Hadschlu, Bakhtiari and Heriz – in modern colourways and beautifully hand-distressed, Antiquarian is a stand-out range for Louis de Poortere. Already receiving widespread praise as a collection to watch for 2018, Antiquarian could prove a landmark collection for the brand. Next to that, there is a new design in the established Atlantic series, The Streak. Representing the ripples and streaks in the sandy shores of New Jersey and Long Island, as if they were abstract paintings, it’s a stylish rug in five colourways. Inspired by the world below the surface, The Cracks is the latest design to join Mad Men. A mix of straight and broken lines, of matt and shining yarns, of smooth and ragged pencil strokes; The Cracks is cloaked in the hues of Dark Pine, Deep Mine and Abyss Blue. With a unique and diverse array of 16 designs across seven themes to accommodate today’s design-aware consumer, the 2018 Woven Rug Collection is made on electronic Jacquard looms, for beautiful and intricate flatweave styles. Crafted from 100% cotton chenille or cotton-rich blends, the rugs come in a consistent 1,500g/m2 quality for lasting comfort. Available in a range of standard sizes, from 60 x 90cm up to an imposing 290 x 390cm, the Louis de Poortere 2018 Woven Rug Collection underlines the brand’s design and manufacturing excellence. T 01505 615663 www.louisdepoortere.com

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NEWS Primer colour for sub-floors

F. Ball and Co. Ltd., has unveiled the latest addition to its range of popular primers, which is specially formulated to enhance the bond formed between the company’s floor levelling compounds and non-absorbent subfloors.

Stopgap P141 is designed to create a textured finish and provide enhanced bond performance between subfloor and levelling compound when applied over nonabsorbent surfaces, such as epoxy waterproof surface membranes, ceramic tiles and power floated concrete. It is particularly recommended where Stopgap 600 deep base levelling compound is applied at a thickness greater than 20mm to nonabsorbent surfaces. The strong bond created when using Stopgap P141 is better able to withstand the increased stress that thicker depths of levelling compound exert when drying. F. Ball’s newest primer also boasts impressive coverage capabilities. Applied neat, using a paint roller, five litres will cover an area of up to 65 square metres, and achieving an even coverage is aided by it being pigmented yellow, to create a visual guide for contractors. A further advantage of Stopgap P141 is its rapid-drying nature. From as little as fifteen minutes after application of the primer, subfloors are ready to receive levelling compounds. T 01583 361 633 www.f-ball.co.uk

Building for growth

A newly-constructed 30,000 sq ft offsite distribution warehouse will provide customers of F. Ball and Co. Ltd. with enhanced efficiency and extend the company’s ability to maintain its next day delivery guarantee as demand for products continues to grow. The new warehouse, which is located a few minutes away from F. Ball’s Staffordshire manufacturing base, provides an additional 2,000 pallet spaces and is fully integrated into the company’s computerised management information system by a secure virtual private network. As such, despatch of next day orders can be seamlessly shared between the two sites, enabling simultaneous distribution of the full range of F. Ball products from both locations. Commenting on the new warehousing facility, F. Ball Managing Director, Mark Hughes said: “As well as providing greater flexibility and efficiency, the new warehousing will enable us to accommodate medium term growth and also ensure we can meet our delivery commitments at times of peak demand.” T 01538 361 633 www.f-ball.co.uk

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NEWS Learning to care

A variety of Polysafe safety flooring products from Polyflor, the UK's commercial vinyl flooring specialist, were chosen to create a new learning environment for health and social care students at the University of Derby’s Chesterfield Campus.

Opened in 1911, the Grade II listed St Helena Building has been renovated as part of a £6.7m project for the university, led by architects Frank Shaw Associates Ltd and main contractors Henry Boot Construction Limited. Polysafe safety flooring was installed around the campus by Nottingham based contractors Diamond Flooring, including in a clinical skills suite, six bed NHSstandard mock ward and an immersive simulation suite which represent a reallife working environment for students to learn in. Polysafe Wood fx PUR vinyl safety flooring in Sun Bleached Oak was used alongside textile-effect Polysafe Arena in Steelwool in communal break areas such as the campus refectory. Polysafe Wood fx is a hard-wearing sheet vinyl flooring which combines the authentic reproduction of wood with virtually invisible aggregates to provide traction for underfoot safety without compromising the high clarity look of the floor. Polysafe Verona PUR flooring in the Dolphin Grey and Café Noir shades was selected for the mock hospital ward learning areas. The Verona range’s virtually invisible slip resistant particles and complementary tonal chips offer the high clarity look of a smooth vinyl floor with the performance of a safety floor. Designed to provide sustainable slip resistance in commercial kitchens, Polysafe Ultima flooring in Aurora Grey was also installed in the servery and food preparation areas. Tim Zijlstra, Resource Centre Manager at the St Helena Campus, commented, “We have tried to replicate the look of a real-life hospital on campus to give our students a taste of their future working environment. The choice of flooring helps add to the realism, as well as providing our students and staff with a safe environment to study in.” The Polysafe Wood fx, Arena and Verona safety flooring ranges are all fully HSE Compliant and classified as low slip potential, achieving a minimum of 36+ on the Pendulum Wet Test and meeting the 50,000 cycles abrasion test which assures slip resistance for the guaranteed life of the product. Polysafe Ultima achieves 40+ in the Pendulum Wet Test, offering enhanced slip resistance in busy kitchen environments where grease spillages may be present. Ease of maintenance in high footfall areas is important so the Wood fx, Verona and Arena product ranges are enhanced with Polysafe PUR, a cross-linked and UV cured polyurethane reinforcement to achieve superior cleaning benefits. T 0161 767 1111

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Lorna Haigh (Marketing), Tim Cater (Operations), and Martin Stevens (Sales) have recently been appointed Directors of Alternative Flooring.

Alternative appoints for innovation

The three directors have been instrumental in Alternative’s growth and delivering its powerful brand presence. Innovation and looking at things differently is key to the company’s DNA. Strong product development has included Rock ‘n’ Roll (striped carpet), Barefoot (hand woven, deep pile carpet) Iconic (classic flat weaves) and Quirky B, its British patterned carpet ranges. The fresh approach to marketing with inspirational photography, creative point of sale and dynamic digital presence has led to effective consumer brand positioning.

Chris Brammall, executive chairman of Alternative Flooring and board director of Avon Valley Holdings which owns Alternative Flooring says: ‘The executive team at Alternative is innovative and passionate about the brand. All three directors, in their respective roles, are pivotal to Alternative’s future success as we introduce more award winning and exciting products to the UK market.’ T 01264 335111 www.alternativeflooring.com

The “beasts from the East”

We loved this tweet from @Campaignforwool advising everyone to wrap up well just before the “Beast from the East” winter storm struck the UK.

And we couldn’t resist re-tweeting it with an update once the snow had arrived in depth! Don’t forget to follow The Stocklists on Twitter.. @thestocklists

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World-class carpets, rugs and service With customers in 43 countries worldwide, ITC Natural Luxury Flooring has been setting new standards for design, peerless quality, choice and availability in beautiful carpets and rugs. The company has introduced new ranges for 2018 to grace domestic and commercial settings, using soft-to-the-touch natural fibres of New Zealand wool and viscose and a stunning range of faux silk carpets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all handcrafted by specialists from across the globe. ITC's new product and innovations department constantly monitors consumer trends for the retail sector. And with eye-catching new display stands, and the ability to supply carpets and rugs from stock, ITC offers retailers that unbeatable combination â&#x20AC;&#x201C; quality and availability.

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The Classic Collection - a new range for the contract market ITC have announced the launch of The Classic Collection, a new range of carpets specifically designed for the contract market. The Classic Collection features nine contrasting carpets in a choice of nylon, polyester and wool mix, finished in loop, cut piles and frieze, all in a brilliant range of trending colours. Price competitiveness and immediate availability from stock completes an unrivalled offering to the contract market.

Jo joins the team ITC has appointed Jo Edwards as Contract Manager to work with contractors, interior designers, architects and commercial property developers. Jo's previous experience included senior client relationship roles with clients including Heathrow Airport, Marks & Spencer, BMW and Mercedes. For contract enquiries, please contact Jo at amj.edwards@itcnaturalluxuryflooring.com or call 07810 202147

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BUSINESS NEWS Carpetright warnings adds to retail chill

Carpetright has lowered the temperature still further during the winter chill in UK retail that has been dominated by the serious problems at Toys R US, maplins and New Look; and disappointing news from House of Fraser and Debenhams.

All eyes are on the key Easter trading period now in the hope that the holiday weekend can inject some much needed consumer activity into the flooring sector.

On March 1, Carpetright issued their third profits warning in three months saying in their latest trading update that said sales were below UK expectations. Most significantly, the company said it has engaged “constructive discussions” with its bank lenders in order to ensure compliance with the terms of its bank facilities, but added that the banks “currently remain fully supportive”. The statement to investors said: “Trading conditions have remained difficult, characterised by continued weak consumer confidence. While the trend in the Group’s UK like-for-like sales has improved, it remains negative. Although the important Easter trading period is still to come, UK like-for-like sales remain below management expectations and the Group now expects to report a small underlying pre-tax loss for the year ending 28 April 2018.” In December, Carpetright’s share price almost halved after it reported half year profits of £300,000, compared to £4.3m in the previous year. The news is casting a shadow over carpet manufacturers, many of whom are major suppliers to Carpetright and are already under pressure from a poor first quarter’s trading, including the adverse effects of snowy weather. Carpetright have around 400 stores today compared to 600 in 2010. Both Debenhams and House of Fraser have also said they will reduce shopfloor space – citing the impact of increased wage costs due to minimum wage changes, the poor exchange rates and the increase of online purchasing.

At the John Lewis AGM in March the group reported a decline in likefor-like profits of 22% following a “challenging year” on the high street. But John Lewis have promised to “re-invent’ their retail experience for consumers. ““This is no time for a defensive crunch. Our whole game plan is to step up to this challenge and we’ll be stepping up the pace of innovation. It’s the only way to win in this market,” said chairman Charlie Mayfield.

“This is no time for a defensive crunch. Our whole game plan is to step up to this challenge and we’ll be stepping up the pace of innovation. It’s the only way to win in this market” Charlie Mayfield, chairman of John Lewis Group The most recent numbers from the Office for National Statistics said floorcovering sales have been falling for the last three months with a 0.8% decline in January.

The UK’s largest flooring distributor Headlam announced a 2% increase in sales in its full year figures ending December 31, 2017, but said UK revenue growth had slowed to 0.9%, compared to 4.2% last year. The start to 2018 has been below expectations. But chief executive Steve Wilson said: “We are pleased with our performance during 2017, having exhibited further growth against what was qualitatively viewed as an overall flat market, robustness in the face of a weaker second half of the year, and improved profitability as a consequence of our focus on efficiency initiatives.”

Avon Valley Holdings – the parent of Alternative Flooring and the Wilton Carpet Company also reported in March saying the UK sales had gone down 4.4% in the year to September 2, 2017 though turnover was up overall due to a strong performance in the EU and US. 28 April 2018

Strong future for floor tiles

Subject as it is to the influences of consumer and business spending levels, construction output and underlying economic trends, the wall and floor tiles market delivered a strong performance between 2014 and 2017 with overall growth of 8%. However, growth rates have slowed to around 2% in 2016-17 with this more modest growth scenario likely to be a feature of the market into the medium-term.

The market has benefitted from returning confidence in the housing market in terms of both new housebuilding and RMI. The “improve not move” trend continues to positively influence the market with householders often trading up to higher value products particularly for floor tiles. Improving completions volumes for new housebuilding have provided opportunities for growth but the continuing trend for upstands and painted walls in kitchens for new houses has, to some extent, limited the potential growth for wall tiles. Non-domestic applications have continued to provide strong demand. Ceramic and porcelain tiles dominate the product mix, with natural stone accounting for around a fifth value share and the others sector accounting for the remainder. Consumer demand for durable, hardwearing and easy to maintain flooring has benefited the porcelain tiles sector in particular in recent years. A degree of polarisation is still evident at the lower end of the market where white & single coloured ceramic tiles remain popular, while in the mid-upper sectors of the market there is high demand for more decorative ceramic products as well as natural stone and stone and wood effect porcelain tiles. Textures and design elements have become increasingly important within the market with continuing production and printing innovations allowing manufacturers to easily replicate the appearance of natural materials. In addition, new technologies have meant that production turn-around times have been improved which has resulted in manufacturers being able to supply limited runs of higher value products aimed at the upper end of the market. Patterns and shapes remain a key element of the market with “random lay” decorative tiles for both walls and floors increasingly offered by suppliers. The market is dominated by imports with penetration rate estimated at around 70% in 2017 with European producers dominating import supply. UK-based manufacturers are under increasing pressure and this is likely to continue as the Brexit process advances. This may result in further corporate activity such as restructuring and the moving of manufacturing bases. Prospects for the floor and wall tile market into the medium-term remain relatively optimistic with the market forecast to grow to around by 7% between 2017 and 2021. Levels of residential RMI are forecast to increase to 2021, despite the economic uncertainty, and the trend for ‘get someone in’ - rather than DIY - is expected to continue benefiting the market. The ‘Floor and Wall Tiles Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis’ report is published by AMA Research, a leading provider of market research and consultancy services with over 25 years’ experience within the construction and home improvement markets. T 01242 235724

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Voice of the trade Mandy Powell Flooring One/AIS Why is it worth a day away from the business to visit the Buying Groups National Flooring Show in may 2018? As the show is exclusive to members of a flooring buying group, this means that supplier’s representatives can spend valuable time talking about new products and any new initiatives. I highly recommend that all members of any flooring buying group attend the show and try and visit as many of the exhibitors as possible. The suppliers invest a lot of time and money exhibiting at this show and they really look forward to spending valuable time with all buying group retailers and recognise that retailers give up their valuable time out of their business to attend this event. The show is in a great central location in Solihull with free parking, free lunch and refreshments.

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What is the biggest single advantage of being in a buying group? PROFIT! Here at Flooring One/AIS we aim to make our members more profit in the form of additional discounts, better settlement terms, preferential prices, rebates, promotional activity throughout the year, savings on credit cards, energy pricing and retail finance. Are retailers right to worry about losing their independence? No, we recognise that independents have different flooring needs and here at Flooring One/AIS it’s our aim to support independent retailers. We offer a compendium of business support that allows members to grow their businesses and improve profitability.

Are you surprised how many retailers are not members of groups? No not really, some retailers simply do not wish to be part of a buying group and that is their choice but I do think that those retailers should think about contacting one of the buying groups as things do change and evolve and they may be surprised at the services now available.

Is there a lack of understanding of how buying groups work generally in the flooring industry? No I don’t think so, I believe that suppliers and retailers have a clear understanding of how buying groups work and it’s all down to partnership and working together. Suppliers and members that are part of a buying group value this and in general the working relationship is very good.

“I believe networking, sharing information amongst individuals or groups discussing issues good and bad, working together and seeking potential partners for different ventures i.e. regional TV advertising, is what retailers value about being part of a buying group.” Can groups get in the way of long-established supplier relationships? No I think they enhance them, I believe that this industry is built on good long established relationships and working in partnership is crucial.

How important are own-label branding and exclusive ranges to retailers given the challenge from the internet? This is very important and all independent flooring retailers can differentiate themselves from the multiples and the internet and this in turn helps the retailer protect their margin. Rebranding is a great way to show that you are offering new products and new services and is a great way to show that your business is evolving.

Rebranding also makes it more difficult for competitors to match and price check products.

Do enough members get involved in group activities and meetings? We welcome as many members as possible to be involved in all group activities, however, we do recognise that our members are very busy and time away from the business is not always possible. All members that attend any group activity here at Flooring One/AIS find it extremely beneficial.

Apart from the price discounts/margin advantages, what do you think retailers value most about buying groups. I believe networking, sharing information amongst individuals or groups discussing issues good and bad, working together and seeking potential partners for different ventures i.e. regional TV advertising, is what retailers value about being part of a buying group.

Do manufacturers regard buying groups as a force for good or a necessary evil? I do hope manufacturers regard buying groups as a force for good, it’s all about partnership, working together and going from strength to strength. Cenpac, the AIS Central Payment of Accounts, which guarantees payment to all of our approved Cenpac suppliers, is a good example of this. 30 April 2018

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NEWS Let's twist again

The Scala Solutions line of imperviousbacked polypropylene carpet is famed for its practicality and home-like appeal, seeing it a popular choice in social housing, care homes and education environments. Made by Lano in Belgium, Scala Twist is a new style to add depth to this proven range through a classic 1/8th gauge twist-pile in a 1,200g/m2 weight. Featuring a two-ply Essenz solution dyed yarn, Scala Twist is stain-resistant and will not fade, even under intensive cleaning schedules. With a newly developed impervious foam back, Scala Twist is ready for the most rigorous use. Available four-metre wide, Scala Twist comes in a palette of 20 colours, reflecting its dual role in commercial and education with workman blues and charcoals and in environments needing a home-like feel in classic neutrals. “The Scala Solutions range is well-established in the contract sector and has become a stalwart for many contractors and retailers undergoing softcontract installations,” explains Gary Alp, UK sales manager. “Now with the introduction of Scala Twist we are giving the range even more depth, keeping its integrity as a true all-rounder, just as capable in an commercial environment as it is in a care home or school.” With the impervious foam backing improving the carpet’s comfort, acoustic and thermal insulation, Scala Twist enhances the performance of solutiondyed Essenz yarn, for a carpet that performs just as good as it looks. T 00800 5266 5266

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Academy partners with Uzin

The Academy for Excellence in Flooring has announced a partnership with Uzin, manufacturer of flooring preparation products and installation systems. As part of this partnership, the Academy will also be using tools from the German company’s Wolff brand, for all training courses.

Uzin is one of the world’s leading floor preparation and installation brands and comes to the Academy with a collection of high-performance specialist installation products, including smoothing compounds, screeds and damp-proof membranes. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, the specialist is a natural fit at the Academy. Lee Thompson, procurement and technical manager, Academy for Excellence in Flooring explains: “Our partnership with Uzin will allow us to train industry professionals with some of the world’s best preparation and installation products, ensuring they are able to deliver on some of the highest standards of work in the industry. We’re delighted to be teaching with these products as they offer excellent working time and can always be relied upon, both in the confines of the training bays and in real world situations.” German designed and engineered, Wolff tools also have a first-class reputation for quality and reliability. Trainers will be using the brand’s tools for all courses at the Academy, giving installers first-hand experience of the quality on offer and providing valuable feedback on possible improvements to the manufacturer. “Just like any installer, we are using tools day-in and day-out, so it is critical that they perform every time,” continues Lee Thompson. “With Wolff we know we can trust everything from blades and smoothing trowels through to door case saws. The tools are a pleasure to use and will undoubtedly win new fans in any course attendees at the Academy.” The Academy for Excellence in Flooring now has partnerships with Uzin, Wolff, Tramex, Dewalt and Schonox; giving course attendees experience with, and access to, the best products from some of the most respected brands in the preparation and installation sectors. www.quick-step-academy.co.uk

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NEWS Art inspired with Flair

Flair has worked with the V&A to reinvigorate four classic textile designs, creating a beautiful collection of timeless and luxurious rugs that will enhance any room in the modern home. Launching in four styles with Jazz, Fanfare, Rhapsody and Honeysuckle, the V&A Inspired range features in the new Luxmi collection of premium styles available from the UK’s largest supplier of rugs.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. From Owen Jones’s travel inspired decorative motif to the awardwinning Art Deco textile of Gregory Brown, every one of these exclusive designs tells a story from the V&A, and celebrates designs that have inspired generations of people in Flair’s exquisite rug craft. Whether they are crafted from wool and viscose or silk-soft chenille, handtufted and finished by skilled artisans or expertly woven on jacquard looms, these rugs are finished to the highest possible standard. The V&A, based in the heart of London on the South Kensington site for more than 160 years, was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today, the archives hold millions of amazing objects including world class collections of glass, textiles, graphics, photography, jewellery and fashion, and continue to intrigue, inspire and inform. The Honeysuckle design is taken from an original 1876 furniture textile by William Morris which features repeating patterns of tulips, honeysuckle and poppies. Handmade in India by craftsmen, this rich wool and silky viscose rug is skilfully tufted and finished to create a dense 8mm pile height. Jazz is a wool and viscose rug featuring monochrome chevrons inspired by a 1920s textile by F. Gregory Brown. The silvery sheen of the yarn cleverly accentuates the striking design. Rhapsody is an exquisite design based on a print by 19th century architect and designer Owen Jones, updated to suit the modern home. Hand loomed in Turkey, this soft-touch acrylic rug showcases the rich colour and design. Finally, Fanfare is a striking rug which draws on an original 1930s textile. Like the Rhapsody it is hand loomed in Turkey and offers the latest in environmentally friendly stain technology, while being gorgeously soft underfoot. With its bold, geometric forms and vibrant colours, Fanfare perfectly evokes the mood of Art Deco interiors. 01457 850660 www.flairrugs.com

Premium profiles

With its updated Profiles Portfolio, leading accessories and installations product supplier, Floorwise, is saying hello to affordable luxury with new finishes that offer premium looks and excellent endurance, while retaining quality and value. The result is a range of profiles that deliver luxurious finishes, such as chromeplate and brushed nickel, with the value and adaptability of aluminium at their heart. From coordinating perfectly with modern switches and sockets in Reflections, to colour-matched oak effects for wood, laminate and LVT in the brand-new Zenith range; this is a portfolio packed with promise. Of course, old favourites remain with the Max range for commercial use, value-focused Classic and flexible PVC; but it is the new Zenith and updated Reflections collections that really draw the attention. With two brand-new finishes in true chrome plate and an anodised brushed steel nickel, Reflections now has improved durability, making it ideal for any home looking for a luxury look without the expense of traditional extruded brass constructions. Zenith is Floorwise’s answer to wood, laminate and LVT installations. With a suite of applications including stick-down cover strip, adjustable Z-edge, square edge and cover strips; Zenith covers every conceivable need. Each profile is available in a finish to coordinate with the majority of natural, dark and grey wood-effect flooring, or high-style chrome and brushed steel nickel for a premium feel. “Our updated Reflections range and the new Zenith demonstrate that we are making sure our profiles continue to deliver retailers, installers and homeowners the very best durable, premium looks in a high-quality construction that remains affordable,” says Richard Bailey, MD of Floorwise.

These new POS materials include a comprehensive brochure and largeformat wall chart - ideal for ‘behind the scenes’ use - that make it easy to determine the right profile for the task at hand, but also super-stylish presenters that communicate the numerous benefits of Floorwise profiles to homeowners. With samples mounted on rigid board to demonstrate the variety of applications and finish styles, each board highlights the quality of Floorwise profiles. T 01509 673974

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Marketing insights Artificial grass is flourishing No longer limited to sports facilities, the market for artificial grass continues to flourish. Many flooring retailers now see it as an integral part of their flooring offer. Homeowners view outdoor space as an extension to their indoor living space, wanting the green outdoors but with minimal maintenance. extrusion technology has enabled them to develop and market the next generation of artificial grass and improve the entire Oryzon collection resulting in even higher quality, better softness and true-to-nature colours.

Lano – Easy Lawn, Anica

Lano believe that “grass is greener than ever before”. So, for Spring/Summer 2018, Lano’s Landscaping division, is launching a range of new artificial grass qualities. Replacing Aster and Marigold, Lano has overhauled its hugely popular Easy Lawn collection with the introduction of Anica and Valeria, bringing the collection up-todate in this fast maturing market. Using a new C-shaped yarn for improved resilience in a 65% polyester and 35% polypropylene construction,Valeria provides a UV-resistant monofilament quality ideal for use in residential applications. Bringing a unique fourcolour effect in an olive shade and deep 38mm pile, the style brings a relaxed, informal look to gardens. Anica takes a four-colour yarn in a 65% polyester and 35% polypropylene construction, this time presenting a meadow green shade and shorter pile for a more elegant look. The launch of Pro Lawn demonstrates just how far the artificial grass market in the UK has come over the last few years. Providing a premium collection that offers faultless performance and lasting UV-resistant colour. All styles are available in four-metre width rolls as

standard, with two-metre wide on request. In shades of green, olive and meadow there is a Pro Lawn for every style of home. Whether tightly manicured balconies of contemporary city apartments, or the relaxed courtyard gardens of country cottages, Lano Landscaping division brings lush green lawns all year round. Beaulieu International Group is a European player in the manufacture and distribution of high-quality artificial turf. Oryzon is Beaulieu’s retailoriented brand offering value-for-money products for almost any leisure or landscape application.

With some great products on offer, and much consumer interest it’s little wonder that artificial grass is a very exciting sector, offering retailers and distributors an attractive new revenue stream.

This year B.I.G. is extremely proud to confirm that, thanks to their state-ofthe-art yarn extrusion factory, they control the entire production process from yarn extrusion to distribution. It is now possible to say that the complete product portfolio of Oryzon is designed, engineered and produced in Europe.

“With some great products on offer, and much consumer interest it’s little wonder that artificial grass is a very exciting sector, offering retailers and distributors an attractive new revenue stream.” 36 April 2018

The new products made 100% with BIG yarn, are highly appreciated for their unparalleled coverage and unrivalled softness. The controlled usage of the highest grade raw materials ensures products of the highest quality. Combinations of different shaped monofilaments and a unique polyethylene fill thatch yarn, result in a wide selection of artificial grass with the softest touch, the best resilience and a true-to-nature look and feel. You decide what Oryzon grass can do for you. It’s suitable for any space: a new lush grass area for your patio, terrace, garden, playground, roofing project or event.

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As always, getting the installation right is key. Using the correct underlay ensures that installations are reliable and risk free. That’s where Ball & Young comes in, quickly establishing itself as the leading UK manufacturer of underlay with its Cloud 9 ECO Cushion. Purpose designed for cushioning artificial grass areas with moisture release and breathable properties, the underlay is constructed to allow drainage through the artificial turf for outdoor installations. This includes decking, balconies and roof gardens as well as conventional lawn replacement. The high density and hardwearing construction makes Cloud 9 ECO Cushion suitable for both domestic and contract applications. “This is an exciting new sector for us and the industry, and we are making sure that installers can get it right – right from the start,” explains Ball and Young, Sales and Marketing Director, Ann Shaw. Cloud 9 ECO Cushion is a technical product that has been developed after extensive testing with grass manufacturers. When tested to BS EN 1177:2008 – 25mm of Cloud 9 Eco Cushion with artificial landscaping turf attains Critical Fall Height (hic) value of 1.2 metres. Making it particularly suitable for use with artificial Sports Surfaces, both outdoor and indoor use.

For more information contact: Ball & Young T: 01536 200502 www.underlay.com Beaulieu International Group E: info@oryzongrass.com www.oryzongrass.com Lano T: 00800 5266 5266 visit www.lano.com

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When what you really really want is a strong selling good all-round domestic underlay which delivers a healthy margin Graphite is the way to go!. Graphite is a fine, robust, utility underlay representing superb value for money and which is already a firm favourite with many Retailers and Distributors throughout UK and Ireland. FULLY RECYCLABLE SIMPLE, QUICK AND EASY TO LAY DESIGNED FOR GENERAL DOMESTIC USE EXCELLENT SOUND REDUCTION PERFORMANCE LIGHTWEIGHT ROLLS EXCEED H&S EXPECTATIONS IDEAL FOR USE WITH UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS

Graphite is part of the Novostrat range of polyethylene foam based underlays for wood, laminate and carpeted floors. Underlays for every application - from the highest performance to utility – and to suit every budget.

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NEWS Nobility with cleanability

Balta Carpets has released The Ultimate Noble, the next premium offering in the hugely successful Noble series of StainSafe carpets.

Featuring a luxurious 15mm pile height and with a 2,000g/m2 pile weight, the quality of The Ultimate Noble speaks for itself; this is a carpet for homes looking for luxurious and enduring comfort with the promise of worry-free living. Backed by a 20-year StainSafe warranty, it’s a bleach-cleanable carpet is ready to perform in any home. Coming in 10 modern colours, including shades such as Cool Elegance and Beryl Pearl, The Ultimate Noble is a truly elegant 5/32nd velour cut-pile that brings a graceful carpet perfect for use throughout the home. Geert Vanden Bossche, marketing director, Balta: “Our Noble series, including coordinating Stripes, Heathers, Saxony, Soft and Deluxe variants, has been hugely successful and the latest in-line to the throne, The Ultimate Noble, continues this theme with a graceful rendition that’s completely timeless.” With a two-ply StainSafe 100% PP yarn, the style enjoys excellent resilience and comes with a long 15-year wear warranty to underline its status as one of the most enduring styles in the StainSafe stable. Available in four and five-metre widths, this Heavy Domestic carpet can be installed in bedrooms, living areas, stairs and hallways with complete confidence. T +32 56 62 22 11

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Ultimate cool cushion vinyl

The brand new Ultimate Tones collection of cushion vinyl flooring from Avenue, celebrates grey in authentic natural looks.

From the concrete of Oxley and mineral of Glandon, through the contemporary stone tile of Brighton and Burton, to the rustic slate of Burlington and chevron wood/stone combination of Moroso; Ultimate Tones is a fearsome collection that demonstrates the prowess of Avenue’s designers. Providing homes with an essential series of on-trend looks in shades of grey, Ultimate Tones is sure to hold ‘the look’. “In Ultimate Tones, we’ve captured the latest surface treatments theming them through a ranging grey palette,” says Maaike Dickx, product manager, Avenue. “From concrete for that ultra-cool architectural feel to the stunning mix of chevron wood and stone in the industrial reclaimed look of Moroso; we’re proud of the way Ultimate Tones has come together and we are sure it will be a leading collection for Avenue in 2018.” Featuring Natural Look & Feel for a more authentic surface, all floors in the Ultimate Tones collection deliver impressive realism, without sacrificing underfoot comfort or ease of living. Protected by Superguard, scuffs and marks can be easily removed and water isn’t a problem, making Ultimate Tones great for bathrooms and kitchens. Available in two, three and four-metre widths to accommodate any size room, every floor in the range will make a stylish addition to the home. As part of the Touch of Class collection, Ultimate Tones has the durability for the busiest family homes and comes with great comfort, warmth and sound absorption. Equipped with a long 15-year domestic warranty, the collection sits as a premium cushion floor, combining high-style with the best in performance. T 0800 032 3970

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Inspiration in print

Karndean Designflooring is unveiling a new look brochure to present its wide selection of simply beautiful floors that are designed to last a lifetime.

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New for Spring 2018, the Karndean Designflooring brochure offers an A4 design packed with 200 pages of stunning lifestyle photography and close-up imagery demonstrating the knots, grains and textures found in each realistic wood and stone design. Created to help home decorators, designers and renovators select their perfect floor, the brochure features Karndean’s complete product portfolio of gluedown, loose lay and rigid core designs including the latest Korlok, Kaleidoscope and Art Select plank, parquet and basketweave. As well as a new gallery showing how Karndean can be used in any room – kitchen, bathroom and living room – there is also a fold out designflooring component guide including all design strips, borders and features. “We’re recognised for our beautiful floors and realistic luxury vinyl designs, all inspired by real wood and stone,” commented Stella Coyle, national retail sales manager. She said: “Although a sample is a great way to see and touch our products, our brochure is designed to inspire and show home decorators, designers and renovators what’s possible with a Karndean floor. “With a step-by-step guide on designflooring and how to add borders, design strips and features, our brochure is a great starting point before thinking about visiting one of our UK retail partners. Likewise, our retail partners use our brochure to get customers inspired during their visit or when taking initial samples home to consider in the room of choice.” The new Karndean brochure can be downloaded via Karndean.com/newbrochure T 01386 820185

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Dart is about

The Dart range offers professional cleaning performance from easy to manoeuvre machines which are suitable for anyone to use.The lightweight and versatile vacuum cleaners are offered in two differently sized models, Dart 1 and Dart 2 and also comes as an ultra high speed polisher, the Dart 3.These machines are designed to be agile, easy-to-use and achieve fantastic cleaning results.

All feature a 9.5m cable; the Dart 1 has a 31cm brush and is ideal for small to medium areas. The Dart 2 has a 37cm brush and is an excellent choice for medium to large areas. The Dart 3 polisher is a cost-effective way to keep hard floors looking brand new using chemical-free diamond pads. All of the machines within the Dart range feature “flex” necks which enable rapid cleaning due to their high manoeuvrability. The twin motor design ensures reliable and powerful cleaning across all surfaces whilst the intelligent design of these models includes an automatic shut off should the brush get jammed preventing further damage to the machine and any accidents. With their incredible versatility, powerful performance and ease of use, it’s easy to see why these models are increasing in popularity. T 01494 465 533 www.sebo.co.uk from The Stocklists

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Readers’ Survey

Positive about POS? Retailers respond… Stores want new ideas to stay ahead Point-of-sale displays represent one of the biggest investments in our industry – both by the suppliers who produce them and in the floorspace that retailers are prepared to give them. In our survey, over 70% of retailers agreed POS was extremely important in motivating a sale but a surprising 86% said many manufacturers did not really understand what they needed in-store to do the job. Some 60% of our respondents all said that the general standard of POS supplied was "variable" although 25% said quality was generally high. Anecdotal reports that stores are too cluttered were backed up by our results. 52% said they felt they had too much POS in their store. In terms of what was working hardest, more than 47% of retailers confirmed that lecterns were the strongest salesman while tombolas came bottom of the list with 9% (half the appeal of wall racks and wall stands). However a reader in Kent commented: “As we are limited with space then I find tombolas very useful. Unfortunately, a large percentage of new ranges are on lecterns which only makes it increasingly difficult to accept new POS ranges.” Given the high response from readers that POS was falling short of what was required, we asked for more detail of what people really liked. Reflecting a growing trend, more than half our respondents said they liked displays with strong lifestyle or room set photography. 55% also wanted more product information to be shown on the displays. A retailer in Ireland commented: “Stand design should adapt to design trends, the old wooden display stands look dated. Better graphics or refreshed graphics on long running ranges would help keep things new and fresh.” A comment from Cumbria was: “We need brighter displays with more roomsets and product info.” In Lancashire, a reader added: “We would appreciate more bespoke displays from manufacturers and less from wholesalers which are in every other store.” A North East retailer suggested research should be carried out on the issue: “We want something different - but what? - I don't know! Can't we get a proper survey of what customers really want display wise – or more importantly, what makes them buy from POS.”

70% says POS is extremely important

86% say manufacturers don't understand what they need

52% reckon they have too much POS

56% hardly ever change their shop window

57% expect to pay for POS

42% want rebates on their POS The Stocklists polled 1,760 retailers throughout the UK during February 2017. Replies and comments are recorded anonymously. Many thanks to all those who took part.

Nearly a third of retailers have at least half of their POS as own brand or buying group branded. Across the survey, the average amount of these type of displays in store was about 30% – only about a quarter of retailers said they had only manufacturer-branded stands.

Pattern books that disappear with customers came out as a regular problem – 56% of retailers said they lost 5 or more books a year – only 20% charge a deposit to consumers. 75% said they often removed pieces from pattern books for customers to take away.

When we asked about window displays, 30% of our retailers admitted that they rarely changed it and a further 26% said only occasionally, maybe once a year.

Finally, on the vexed question of paying for point of sale, 42% said they did not expect to pay. 57% said they did expect to pay but of these, 43% said only with rebates on future sales. 16% of our sample said none of the POS in their store was paid for but across our sample, on average retailers say about 40% of all their POS is paid for.

In terms of other types of displays, 19% use large wall graphics, 18% in-store video screens and 15% mini roomsets. A third play music in their stores. Service from manufacturers and suppliers is good say retailers. 84% said they got enough sampling and 67% agreed that marketing material came quickly when new ranges were launched.

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NEWS Harrogate show already ahead for 2018

The UK’s national flooring event, The Flooring Show, is in top gear getting ready for its 56th show at Harrogate in September with strong support. Stand sales are running 16% ahead of 2017, with some long-term supporters of the show increasing their stand sizes and being joined by companies returning to exhibit at the show after a break. In total 83% of 2017 exhibitors have rebooked for 2018, with more to confirm. Karndean, Furlong Flooring, Lano, Brockway, Victoria, F Ball, Ball & Young, Interfloor and Egger have all rebooked and new companies confirmed for 2018 include Floortrain, IVC, Staingard, Barth 1873, NMC UK and Home Creations.

“It’s exciting to see companies like IVC returning to the show, having not exhibited for many years, but it’s equally satisfying to be able to accommodate space increases with loyal customers like Whitestone Weavers, Cormar, Abingdon and Distinctive Flooring,” says show consultant Wendy Adams. The 2018 floorplan is being changed to accommodate the space increases, which in turn is opening new opportunities for other manufacturers to take part in the event or move halls. The show team has been out meeting with exhibitors, supporters and Trade Association teams to listen to and discuss fresh ideas for attracting even more key retailers to the show. As the testimonials from the 2017 show prove, The Flooring Show has a solid base of support throughout the industry, but it’s our job to improve the offer where we can. By working closely with the industry, we will continue to add to the show’s content and attract more visitors,” said Wendy. Widely recognised as a key sales and networking event for the flooring industry, The Flooring Show is the biggest event in the industry’s calendar. It brings together the retail and contract sectors and key industry bodies such as the Contract Flooring Association, the National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers and the Flooring Industry Training Association and hosts the Carpet Fitter of the Year final during the show. www.theflooringshow.com

Recofloor's record-breaker

2017 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 563 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products. Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl flooring from landfill. Distributors and contractors signed up to Altro and Polyflor’s national vinyl flooring recycling initiative contributed an impressive 397 tonnes (71%) to last year’s total. The majority of material collected was smooth and safety vinyl offcuts (533 tonnes). Since 2009, the scheme’s 700-plus members throughout the UK and Ireland have collected 3,771 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring. This equates to 1,257,000 m2 of material that has been recycled with 3,016.80 tonnes of CO2 savings – an equivalent saving to driving around the equator 1,524 times in an average car. Commenting on the 2017 results, Recofloor’s Project Officer Joe Gardner said greater marketing efforts, including the Grand Tour visiting 63 distributors last year with accompanying website blogs, had made an impact and encouraged greater participation. One such example is Mike Doran, owner of Wigan-based MSD Flooring Ltd, who signed up to Recofloor last year after seeing the collection bins at one of his suppliers. “I felt it was a good idea to recycle the flooring – offcuts mainly - and the scheme works well for us with efficient collections,” said Mike. Praising the ‘tremendous achievement’ from Recofloor members towards the annual collection record, Joe continued: “Their incredible efforts have seen our annual collection figures grow year-on-year. We are around 10% up on what we collected throughout 2015.” Recofloor’s success in engaging with all levels of the flooring chain continues to drive the initiative, which has built up strong relationships with distributors and contractors. Recycling, versus landfilling, waste vinyl flooring can reduce collectors’ waste disposal costs by up to 70% and also benefits the environment. Recofloor also collects roll ends, LVT offcuts, loose lay and uplifted smooth vinyl.

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Positive POS for smart business POS is essential in a crowded, competitive market but your floor and wall space is a precious commodity that all your suppliers want a piece of. So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve selected some of the best displays for retailers to help drive your business in 2018. See pages 43-47.

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Special feature: Point-of-sale and merchandising Abingdon Flooring Crucial Trading

The eye-catching imagery that Abingdon has associated with its Love Story Collection and the gorgeous supersoft grey cat is a massive hit with retailers since they appeared on lecterns and wall racks but now you can “go large” to get some real impact in store. Abingdon are offering the opportunity to enhance your retail space with large format wall graphics, at a competitive price that includes installation. The panels are available at either 2 x 1m or 3 x 2m. The quality of the imagery is designed to create a sophisticated focal point in your showroom and encourage customers to invest a little more in premium products. T 01274 655662 www.abingdonflooring.co.uk

Distinctive Flooring

Crucial Trading’s mini consultation table becomes a central hub for your team and consumers to engage in conversation about their requirements. Whether it is style, texture or colour that they are after, they will be able to browse the variety of products Crucial Trading has to offer. If a consumer has fallen in love with a particular design, but would like to browse the other colour options, these are readily available in the supporting book stand, with beautifully handmade presentation books. If it is a rug your consumer is after the new rug display, offers larger size samples as well as the full border and broadloom collection. It is easy to follow the steps to help create the perfect rug combination for their home. T 01562 743 747 www.crucial-trading.com

Distinctive is out to impress consumers with its dramatic point-ofsale displays which have been created for its elegant Timeless range and the other latest collections. With top quality construction and a large, inspiring lifestyle graphic, the units exude premium quality and the large sample size in a small footprint gives consumers a great opportunity to appreciate the creativity of the decors. An innovative feature is the LED lighting that not only runs across the top but is embedded into the base unit, cleverly up-lighting the LVT panels to show the detail and texture of these registered embossed designs at their very best. T 01274 655694

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Fells Carpets Following on from the successful launch at The Flooring Show, Fells Carpets continues to move forward, with its black and lime display systems, inspiring retailers to be bold unique and stylish, with their in store offer. Flexibility is key, along with showing as much pattern as possible, allowing the consumer to be bold, unique and inspired. “We are taking the feature wall and creating the feature floor,” says Carl Cummings, “putting pattern back where it belongs, on the floor. T 01977 662211 www.fellscarpets.co.uk

Hugh Mackay Wall Units are a great way to maximise a colour palette for the benefit of the customer. Along with straight runs of unitary corners are available ensuring space can be optimised. Also on offer are a number of alternative stands which can be used to accommodate any space option. Tombola stands remain a firm favourite with many retailers, a perfect solution to managing a large number of samples in a confined area and interactive too. The larger lectern accommodates 2 of Hugh Mackay’s best selling ranges, Durham Twist and Ultimate, these give the product great standout in the crowd. New last year are the 4 and 12 gang sample book stands. These accommodate a number of sample books in a neat and orderly fashion allowing the retailer to keep the decks clean. T 01429 892555 www.hughmackay.co.uk

Kingsmead Carpets As well as promoting the latest range launches, Kingsmead’s new in store wall units are designed to make a distinctive first impression. They offer carpet shops and retailers the flexibility in showcasing the Kingsmead portfolio of either wool or Clean Easy Everlon carpet, whilst tailored to suit the individual retailers market. This stylish unit features sample cassettes of the featured carpet range with large feeler samples on lectern beds plus a hanging patternbook - generating real interest and presence in store. The units are in stock and available for immediate delivery via Kingsmead’s in-house merchandising team . T +44 1827 831424 www.kingsmeadcarpets.co.uk

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Natural Solutions At Natural Solutions they believe the only way to show hard flooring is with large sampling and the modular display units allow the retailer to create a hard flooring section within their store.

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The labelling and spec sheets applied to each sample and back board inform the infouk@hammercarpetsuk.com www.hammercarpets.com customer and the retailer about each individual product, giving key bullet points on finish, width and thickness, etc.

Natural Solutions has recently added a new LVT display stand that is either freestanding or can be placed back-to-back. Please call your dedicated hardflooring specialist at Natural Solutions for details. T 01322 628 707 www.furlongflooring.co.uk

Hammer Carpets The Hammer Carpets POS needs less than 1m2 of floor space and shows 8+ ranges of high quality wool loop pile carpets. All the ranges are available up to 5m wide and this unique collection is also fully mothproofed. The sturdy, well-constructed display stand can be delivered by return so please contact your local Agent or our sales office for more details or to reserve your stand. T 01473 826870 www.hammercarpets.com

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Himalaya Carpets At Himalaya Carpets the new rebranding exercise is almost ready to be unveiled and will be available very soon. The current double lecterns which feature a collection of six seriously stylish, 100% wool ranges will be upgraded to highlight new corporate identity. Two more double lecterns are on their way with 12 new wool ranges for the UK’s independent retailers. If you are discerning independent retailer who appreciates all the benefits of wool, available in a wide range of constructions, price points and styles, please call to find out more details. The U.K. & Ireland sales team will be delighted to show you the World of Himalaya Carpets. Available only through a network of Approved Retailers, Himalaya Carpets UK want you to sign up now with a special but limited offer on new double lecterns... UK Delivery Promise is 3/5 working days. T 07449 239 139

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Cavalier Carpets Cavalier’s stylish, minimalist, clean white POS collection shows off colour and texture at its best. The slim-line modular wall units have up to 15 interchangeable sample and graphics options in 500mm wide units (7.5m wide run achievable) with low voltage LED lighting and swatch storage shelf. The matching slim-lime 18" x 27" lectern has space to store patten books below. Cavalier’s new 'Selectern' unit takes between two and four ranges with a footprint of less than half a square metre and can be used in pairs to create an 'island' display or to add another dimension in conjunction with wall units. The 'Design a Drum' tombola offers a choice of 62 of 100 slot drums, mix and match sample combinations to suit your needs. T 01254 268 000 www.cavalier-carpets.co.uk

Contempo Carpets Comtempo’s Point Tombola is extremely high quality, with a clean and minimalistic ‘white’ finish and with our logo routed in corporate colours for brand prominence to the end user. The drum is completely enclosed and with a top side notch for ease of sample insertion and removal. This enclosure will help keep the integrity of sample collation whilst allowing consumers, sales people the ability to selectively remove samples for presentation. The drum size is 90-slot in 45cm x 45cm format and easy to spin. The unit is extremely robust, and with 4 high duty castors is easy to position anywhere in a modern showroom floor. Further POS innovations will be unveiled at Harrogate 2018, the springboard for the UK flooring industry. T 0800 689 4741 www.contempocarpets.co.uk 46 April 2018

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Special feature: Point-of-sale and merchandising Balta Carpets

Ten tips for top-selling stores

The striking Made in Heaven display by Balta is now rolling out to retailers across the UK. Featuring two eco-friendly, supersoft polyester styles in Angelic and Aurora, the display presents a bold look that is sure to stand-out in store. Using a new design finished in attractive purple and beautiful angel imagery, the compactfootprint Made in Heaven lectern brings a new dimension to carpet and flooring shops. “With its large 22x22” samples, this new look lectern really allows the softness and gorgeous colour palette of Made in Heaven to shine while delivering maximum visual impact,” says Geert Vanden Bossche, marketing director, Balta. “Made in Heaven, with the elegant ‘beautifully soft carpet with a hidden strength’ strapline, has been created to capitalise on the heaven-like luxury of the polyester yarn and to offer a less masculine approach to carpet branding. We’re confident these new lecterns offer something different and will help retailers by clearly communicating the benefits of this fibre that’s rapidly growing in popularity.” Made in Heaven carpets are bleach cleanable and offer really impressive stain-resistance. In a resilient two-play yarn, the eco-friendly polyester fibre is also resilient, with a 15-year wear warranty on the 2,000g/m2 Angelic. Both Angelic and Aurora are rated Heavy Domestic and come in a palette of 12 timeless neutrals and subtle pastels. T +32 56 62 22 11

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Ensure a large mix of standard and niche products to reassure consumers they have plenty to choose from – even if they ultimately go for something safe.

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Mix more expensive items with cheaper products so that the opportunity to trade up is always there – don’t place the high end products on their own or in an increasing price layout where they can be disregarded by customers.

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Use your window – too often this is a neglected area but a good display reassures consumers that you’re a smart retailer.

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Use your floor! Have the most popular of your higher margin products laid in sections of your floor. Consumers like to buy what they can see in a larger sample.

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Keep literature racks full – empty displays look tired and complacent and consumers like to have material to take away – and you can clip your business card to it.

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Create different areas for different product types so that consumers are not confused by too much on offer in the same place.

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Avoid an ‘industrial’ environment – too many stores are sheds with industrial roofs, lighting and ventilation on show. Use suspended ceilings, black paint and screens to hide the worst parts – the buying environment should be as domestic as possible.

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Use soft furnishing, furniture items and flowers around the flooring displays to create a homely environment.

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Avoid empty racks, dead bulbs and dark video screens.

10. Be careful about locating roll stock – very often it has a prominent position and lures consumers past the higher margin material. Consumers not only know it’s cheaper but the large area helps them visualise it in their own home which is more challenging with small samples.

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Flower on Flooring Increasing the sustainability credentials of flooring With concerns for the environment growing, the need to improve recycling rates and reduce waste is seeing a number of initiatives within the flooring industry.

Takeback schemes encouraged by Carpet Recycling UK are helping its retailer and contractor members to avoid landfilling carpet waste, for instance, promoting sustainability initiatives to customers while reducing disposal costs.

“It isn’t all doom and gloom though, especially for the flooring industry,” the company continues. “With improvements in technology there are now even more carpet recycling innovations available which have made the cost of recycling less than landfill.”

As well as being used as a fuel for waste to energy plants, carpet waste can also be converted into materials for underlay and equestrian flooring. Kenburn Waste management not only supplies the Kenburn Carpet Crusher for compacting waste, it also conducts free surveys to establish the financial and environmental benefits of recycling carpet and underlay waste.

Brintons explains that it offers eco-friendly underlay to complement its luxury carpets. Brinfelt is a felt and crumb rubber underlay which is made using the recycled yarn and thread waste from Brintons’ carpet manufacturing, and the rubber crumb part is created from recycled tyres.

Andrew Bird Chair of LARAC (centre) who presented the Highly Commended award to mark Purnell, Fantasy Flooring (left) and Stewart Cullingford of Cullingford Carpets and Interiors (right).

Examples include an efficient recycling service provided by CRUK member The Carpet Bureau in London consolidating carpet waste from several local retailers then baled using a Kenburn Carpet Crusher and used as an alternative fuel for cement kilns.

Installing a Kenburn baler at its Wincanton premises has helped Cullingford Carpets and Interiors recycle more than 220 tonnes of carpet and underlay since becoming a CRUK member in July 2015. Director Stewart Cullingford says: “Our Takeback scheme enables us to achieve the aims of our environmental policy to increase the amount we recycle. Plus, it really sets us apart from other carpet retailers in the area.”

Latest Carpet Recycling UK figures show that 168,000 tonnes of carpet waste in the UK were reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017.

Brinfelt underlay by Brintons

It is also keen to help retailers and homeowners responsibly dispose of end of life carpets so the company has recently joined CRUK, which works to increase the recycling of carpet waste across the UK.

Brintons group commercial director David Penn says: “We are fully committed to continually improving the products and services we offer to all of our customers while minimising any negative environmental impacts or safety risks. We already recycle our yarn and thread waste to create our Brinfelt underlay and look forward to working with CRUK to further improve our business”.

Granorte says the cork industry has worked hard to reuse all of its waste in a range of by-products such as flooring, furniture, wall coverings, fabrics and sanitary ware. The process uses the same raw material used to make wine-stoppers, meaning it is easy to take the waste without any high-impact conversion or extraction.

Recycling uses two main methods – granulation and agglomeration – both of which produce different end products. Granulation uses all the waste where the offcuts are milled into cork grains of several dimensions, sorted by size and weight and used in industries from construction to high-tech or agriculture.

Kenburn at Fineweave in Reading

Kenburn Waste Management says that to help to enable the Government to reach a landfill diversion target of 50% by 2020, landfill tax increased on 1st April. This will, of course, mean skip costs will also have to be increased. Over the past ten years landfill costs have increased by a staggering 250%. 48 April 2018

To make agglomerated cork, a binder is mixed with the cork grains and compressed into blocks. The type of cork grain, the type of binder and the amount of pressure determines the type of agglomerate; soft and low-density for insulating materials, hard and high-density for flooring.

Kenburn at Bailey and Taylor

Since the 1950s, Polyflor states it has recycled its post production waste vinyl. Although the flooring industry is not bound by law to recycle waste, the company is seeking to recover and recycle its post consumer waste vinyl flooring to minimise the flooring industry’s environmental impact and close the loop of products’ life cycles.

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The company is a co-founding and funding member of Recofloor, the waste vinyl flooring recycling scheme available throughout the UK. By providing an accessible and efficient facility for waste vinyl to be reclaimed and recycled, Recofloor helps prevent post-consumer waste from going to landfill.

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Polyflor states its vinyl flooring is 100% recyclable, so is recovered and recycled into new flooring or other useful products such as traffic cones. Through Recofloor, the company can recycle installation offcuts, smooth uplifted flooring and old stock rollends and samples.

Plastic pollution is a highly topical issue for British industry and no sector is unaccountable for the sustainability of products, says Packexe.

“making our products 100% recyclable has been a key achievement which helped us gain our Royal Warrant. However, the industry is still missing the point on durability,” the company explains.

most protection films are only intended for short-term use and need replacing throughout the job. This is why the company has formulated adhesives that last for up to six weeks, sufficient for the whole job.

Another overlooked recycling issue is traceability, it continues: “Quite often clear films end up in landfill, but we stamp our logo on our products so people can find out how to recycle them. It’s high time the protection film industry took a more responsible attitude to their products and Packexe is proud to be leading the way.”

For more information

Kenburn CRUK Granorte Brintons

T 01727 844988 T 0161 440 8325 T +44 1785711131 T 0800 505055

www.kenburn.co.uk www.carpetrecyclinguk.com www.granorte.pt www.brintons.net

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Flooring factsheet Luxury underfoot

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The Perfect match

Tredaire Colours Red is the thickest, densest sponge rubber underlay available and when combined with Gripperrods Professional Gripper, is perfect for a top quality finish.

Luxurious interiors never go out of style, but in the winter months customers are more than ever looking for a combination of comfort, luxury and cosiness and the right underlay can give their carpet choice an even more sumptuous feel. Tredaire is renowned for its underfoot comfort and adding warmth and cosiness to any room, giving an experience akin to “treading on air”. With many homeowners opting for soft furnishings which create a feeling of luxury, Tredaire Colours Red underlay is a popular choice which can help to achieve a truly indulgent underfoot experience. Colours Red is Interfloor’s top sponge rubber underlay and gives unrivalled heat and sound insulation. Its excellent shock absorber properties also help carpets look new for longer. For a flawless flooring finish, Gripperrods Professional Gripper is the UK’s finest, with a specification that exceeds all others in the marketplace. Its improved specifications include wider strips (27.11mm and 24.03mm), and more floorholding pre-nails and precision pins per length. Interfloor’s Gripperrods Professional is UK made meaning customers benefit from the excellent quality as well as knowing they will be supporting local industry. For high quality installations with a thick underlay such as Tredaire Colours Red, Gripperrods Professional is the perfect match. For further information, please visit www.interfloor.com

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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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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.

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Laminate underlay There’s still an opportunity to sell underlay with laminate flooring, improving the acoustic performance of the floor and helping the boards float above any imperfections in the sub-floor. Combination A rubber crumb base with a felt top layer offers a good combination of protection, durability and comfort. It also allows carpet with seaming to bed into the top felt. www.underlay.com

Felt This traditional (but environmentally friendly) undelay is made from recycled fibres – wool, jute and synthetic – to create a firm, dense pad with excellent thermal insulation. Still a very popular choice among contractors when stretch fitting woven carpets. Pre-tackified underlay A self-adhesive single stick underlay in both needlefelt and PU. A removable system for heavy use when comfort is desired.

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Crumb rubber Flat and dense, crumb rubber is good for heavy footfall – offering maximum protection but a little less comfort (and very good over stair nosings).

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

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Flooring factsheet Carpet trouble-shooter

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Fading on Wool

Carpets made from wool can and do fade in use. The degree of fade can vary depending on the colour chosen and the local conditions to which the carpet is subjected.

Fading can be caused by exposure to ultra violet light which is found in daylight, but is accelerated when sunlight shines directly onto the carpet. This has the effect of lightening or “Bleaching” the colour just as exposure to sunlight will lighten human hair. Wool is after all animal hair. Protection should be given to carpets exposed to such conditions just as you would protect other furniture or fabrics. A complaint on fading would be considered justified if it failed to meet the required shade standard when tested to the British Standard BS1006 (1990).

Soiling Soiling is usually the result of some local condition to which the carpet has been subjected to, or maintenance, or lack of maintenance programme. There is nothing we as manufacturers can do to prevent soiling in use. There are several types of soiling which are quite common: Spillages - Liquids such as soft drinks, cordials or any drink which contains sugar, particularly hot drinks, is likely to leave a stain. In such instances, professional help should be sought.

Colour matching Carpets are produced in batches - known as creels - and usually each batch produces between 500m2 - 3000m2 in a single width, depending on the creel size. Whilst the recipe used by the dyer remains constant, and is followed to the letter, in each separate production the colour reproduction will vary from batch to batch. However production is matched back to the original or master sample to ensure that the colour remains ‘within a commercial tolerance’. This process if not an exact science and a commercial tolerance is subjective but nevertheless is usually the professional judgement of the head dyer based on his/her experience. A greater level of tolerance is required on blended colours (Heathers etc). To ensure perfect colour matching it is advisable that a single width be used in any installation requiring exact colour matching. N.B. Carpets which are laid with the pile travelling in different directions, even though they be from the same batch will appear not to match. For further information please check with the manufacturers recommendations.

Sprouting Occasionally an odd tuft or two can work its way to the surface and stand proud of the rest of the pile. This is probably due to one end of the tuft being longer than the other i.e. J shaped tuft instead of V shaped. Remedial action merely requires that the offending tufts be scissor trimmed level with the rest of the pile. They should never be pulled out. 56

Shampoo - if incorrectly applied, can leave sticky soap residues in the fibres which can result in the soiling reappearing quite rapidly.

Dust - which is carried on draughts can soil carpets in various ways, apart from the obvious soiled edges, at gaping skirting boards for instance, dark lines appearing on surface might suggest airborne dust vacuumdrawn through poorly fitted floorboards. Sometimes the shape of floorboards can be seen quite clearly. Air borne dust sometimes shows itself as spots on the carpet, this is due to the air carried on a draught under the carpet escaping through minute holes both in the underlay and the carpet, leaving dust deposited on the pile much like a filter action. In such installations, the use of a lining paper is essential as a preventative measure. It is the responsibility of the retailer to advise the consumer when the carpet is measured of any poorly fitting doors, skirtings, or floorboards and the consumers responsibility to ensure any remedial work to seal draughts, is carried out before the carpet is fitted, if a resulting complaint is to be avoided.

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

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Flattening

Shedding

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

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

All pile fabrics will flatten to greater or lesser degree dependant on the amount of traffic to which it is subjected and the construction (tuft density/pile fibre/height/weight) of the product concerned.

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

Shading

Indentations

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

When a carpet is subjected to a heavy point load, such as under the legs of furniture, it is unreasonable to expect the carpet not to indent. Usually, the longer the load is in place, the longer will be the time for the pile to recover. In the case of very heavy loads in place for a considerable time, the recovery time can be very considerable.

Pile Reversal Like shading, this occurs when the pile or nap of the carpet changes direction and thus reflects light at different angles showing the effects of shading which can become permanent. It is also described as ‘watermarking’. This can happen to every carpet construction be it Axminster, Wilton, Tufted, Hand Woven, Persian, Chinese, Indian or even Coir Matting. Like shading it can be more apparent on plain carpet because heavy patterns can disguise the effects. It can occur quite quickly after installation. A tremendous amount of research has been carried out over many years by many institutes to determine the cause of this phenomenon but none of it has proved conclusive.

It must be remembered that it is not only the pile of the carpet that becomes indented. The underlay will also indent and the backing of the carpet may also distort into the indentation in the underlay. Some underlay’s will recover well and some less well depending upon their composition, thickness, density etc. The use of cups below furniture legs can spread the load and the net result is a larger area of less deeply indented carpet. The ability of a carpet to recover from a heavy static load can be measured in the laboratory, using the test method described in BS 4939 and many manufacturers will have data on this aspect of carpet performance. In this test the carpet is loaded for 24 hours and the degree of recovery is measured after 1 hour and 24 hours. Since there are so many different underlay’s however, it is very rare for the recovery from a heavy static load to be evaluated on carpet and underlay.

There is no commonly known manufacturing process which can cause or cure this phenomenon and therefore it is not a manufacturing fault. For further information please check with individual manufacturers recommendations.

Often normal maintenance (vacuum cleaning with a rotating brush machine) will speed up recovery but in the case of serious indentations the use of an iron and damp cloth or a steam iron together with a blunt darning needle to carefully tease up the pile can be beneficial. Care must be take not to over wet the carpet, of course.

Pulling Loops

Samples

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

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

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The original carpet tile

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

• Review all the extra benefits and services to see

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

flexibility to run your business the way you want

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

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: Richard Moore Tel: 01942 825520 richard@acgcarpets.com

Key benefits Increase margins • Group purchases to get beneficial rates • Rebates • Exclusive higher-margin products • Special promotions One of the key reasons to join a buying group is to benefit from the discounts they negotiate as a bulk buyer from manufacturers. The way discounts and rebates are passed on to members varies between groups so make sure it’s absolutely clear how this will be done. You’ll need to work out how this compares with discounts you have already negotiated locally with preferred suppliers. Access professional services • Business and financial services • IT and internet support • Training and workshops • Professional bodies Some buying groups offer an excellent range of other services which may be valuable to your business. Financial services include invoice factoring, credit, loans and insurance. Some of the more sophisticated groups offering marketing packages, software systems to help you run your business operations and customised websites ready to use. Relationships with professional and training organisations can also offer discounts. 58

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

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F L O O R I N G FAC T S H E E T WOOL FIBRE

The Best Carpet Wool Wool carpets have a historic reputation for quality because as a fibre it is known to withstand pressure and have excellent appearance retention properties. The best wool for carpet production is ‘strong’ wool and this is grown on sheep breeds found in Britain. British wool is bulky and resilient and offers texture and unique heathery shades to a carpet. 100% wool or 80/20 – 80/10/10 Wool Rich – Wool has yet to be matched by any man-made fibre; it has superior strength and does not need other fibres to improve its performance. However manufacturers choose to use synthetic fibres within the yarn blend for a number of reasons. These include fibre flexibility, dyeing, heat setting, stain resistance, durability and cost. These wool rich compositions offer industry standard carpets which will perform well in the home.

Benefits of Wool Carpet 1. Practical

4. Internal Environment

Strong and Resilient – Wool carpet will provide superior performance over many years as it can offer unique resilience and long lasting durability. The natural crimp of wool offers valuable ‘bounce-back’ so that pile compression is resisted and the effects of tracking and shading are reduced – maintaining good appearance over many years.

Indoor Environment – As a natural ‘smart’ fibre with a complex physical and chemical structure, wool helps to create a balanced atmosphere in the home. It breathes and absorbs humidity in the air, releasing it when the atmosphere becomes dry and helps improve air quality by absorbing airborne toxins in indoor air.

Easy care – Wool is a natural fibre that has an inbuilt resistance to soiling due to its natural oils and its outer surface of microscopic scales and as a result additional anti-soil treatments are not necessary. Simply vacuuming the carpet will keep it looking good and whilst wool initially repels spills, prompt and complete blotting with white paper towels or an absorbent cloth is advised and will address many household spillages.

Anti–allergy – The minute scales on the fibre’s surface will hold fine dust until vacuumed which helps to reduce floating particulate in the atmosphere. Wool does not give off harmful emissions or promote the growth of bacteria and wool is not a food source for dust mites.

2. Comfort Soft and Warm – Wool carpet adds luxurious underfoot comfort and warmth to the home and acts as an insulator improving heat retention and energy efficiency.

Natural and Sustainable – Grown on sheep, which graze freely, wool is both 100% natural and fully sustainable. As shearing is a necessary part of animal husbandry this means that every year there is a fresh supply of wool available for the carpet manufacturing industry.

Peace and Quiet – Wool carpet absorbs sound and cushions the home against echo and room to room noise transfer.

Energy Efficient – Wool is energy efficient in the home and also in carpet production.

3. Safety

Biodegradable – Wool fibre is biodegradable in soil and will produce nitrogen, sulphur, carbon dioxide and water which are all plant nutrients.

Fire Retardant – Wool is naturally fire resistant, has a slow ignition rate and tests show that it is self extinguishing within seconds. It meets many safety regulations without additional treatments and is favoured in contract locations for this reason. Fall Friendly – Carpet cushions and so provides a softer floor which protects against serious injury in falls by the very young or the elderly.

5. Eco/Environmental

Environmentally Assessed – Wool is an environmentally responsible fibre that has been measured in terms of its ecological impact. A Life Cycle Analysis study carried out by Leeds University to ISO 14040 standard for British Wool concludes that it compares favourably when measured against man-made fibres.

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The Stocklists Carpet Company Directory Abingdon Flooring Adam Carpets Ltd Be Tu Tw W Ww Alternative Flooring Associated Weavers Tw Tu Avena Carpets Ltd Tu Ww Axwoven Carpets Ltd Ax Be Axminster Carpets Ltd Ax Be Tw Bajong Carpets NV Tu Tw W Balta Industries Tu Tw W Ww

01274 655694 01562 829966 01264 335111

Bronte Carpets Ltd 0121 550 5788 01297 32244 +32 56783250

01282 862 736

0116 284 1455

Creatuft Carpets Tu W

+32 56 35 4444

Custom Carpet Company Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

01737 830301

Dan-Floor UK W

0844 9151000

Domo Floorcovering Pr Tu Tw

Burmatex Tu

01924 262525

Cavalier Carpets Ltd Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

01254 268000

Christy Carpets Tu Clarendon Carpets Tw

020 8800 0740

Classis Carpets Tu W Ww Condor Carpets BV Tu

+32 55 335211

E & WE Carpets W

01562 825952

Edel Telenzo Carpets Ltd 019078 308777

01827 831480

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

01422 374 417

01562 745030

0870 020 1725

+31 38 4778911

Fells Carpets

Betap Tufting BV Tu Tw W

+31 383 861 060

BIC Carpets Be Tw W

+32 56 23 54 10

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

Contempo Carpets

0800 689 4741

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

Bizspoke Custom Carpets Be Tw W

01924 488882

Blenheim Carpets Ax Be Tw W Ww

020 7823 3040

BMK

0113 380 5333

Bond Worth Ltd Ax

01562 745000

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

+32 56 62 2211

Belvedere Carpets

Edel Telenzo’s Bakerloo

01562 828200 www.brockway.co.uk

Creative Carpets Ltd Be Tu Tw W

01422 330261

Belvedere Carpets

Brintons Ax Tu Tw W Ww

Tw W sales@brockway.co.uk

01294 558400

01422 431100

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

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

Brockway Carpets Ltd

Craigie Carpets Be

0800 505055

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

mohawk’s Cherbourg Check

01204 881 234

800 223 6186

01977 662211

Fletco Taepper A/S Tu W

+45 96 60 3000

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

+44 (0)20 8440 8777

Firth Carpets & Flooring Be Pr Tu Tw W Ww

01484 721529

Brockway’s Vogue

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Le Tissage d'Arcade Ax Ww

+32 05685 4747

Lecaflor Ltd Ax Be Pr Tu Tw W Ww

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

01772 696 787

Georgian Carpets Tu Tw W

Halbmond Teppichwerke Be Pr Tu

+32 56 393 386

Lusotufo Tu

+35 12 56 750 500

01429 892525

0800 526696

Master Weaver W Ww Mayfield Carpets Tu Tw W MID NL Be

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

01924 410544

ITC Be Pr Tw Tu

Joseph Hamilton & Seaton W

01827 831400 01827 831 424

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

+32 56 65 4300

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+32 52 499600

01299 822300

01706 639 866

Wilton Carpet Commercial Ax Tu Tw Ww W Be

01722 746000

Thomas Witter UK Ltd Tu Tw

0870 1128318 +31 38 385 4477

Tisca Tiara Tu Ww

07860 911748

Trendy Tuft Designs Be Tu Tw W

01274 855080

Ulster Carpets Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

02838 334433

United Carpets & Beds Tw W Ww

01709 732 666

Victoria Carpets Tu Tw W Ww

01562 749300

Vorwerk Flooring

01282 332025

Westex Carpets Tu

01274 861334

01827 831 450

Weston Hammer W

0845 644 9090

Penthouse Carpets Tu Tw W

01706 341231

Whitestone Weavers Ltd Ax Be Tu Tw W Ww

01429 892555

Phoenox Textiles Pr Tu

01484 863227

Wilkies Carpets Tw

0113 307 9955

0845 6528811

Woodward Grosvenor Ax Tu Tw W Ww

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

+32 55 50 9050

+32 52 457211

00 800 5266 5266

Mr Tomkinson Tw Ww

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

Bronte’s Cream Shagpile

Tasibel NV Tw

Timzo Tufting Industry BV Tu

Pownall Carpets Tw W

Lano NV

01623 481 221

01562 754 382

01937 588511 07850 935301

07976 607657

Tapibel NV Pr Tu Tw

01562 701456

+31 38 851 8700

Lano NV

John Evans Ltd Ax Tu Tw W

01422 845075

TAT Carpet

The Sultana Carpet Co Ax

0032 51 424 411

John Lanham Watts Carpets Ax Tw Ww

01675 433 501

Signature Carpets Be Tu W

01827 831 434

+49 037 421 420

01473 826870

0844 5611977

Shaw Home Foundations Tu

The Grosvenor Wilton Co W Ww

Millennium Weavers Europe

Hammer Carpets

Kingsmead Carpets Tu Tw W

01942 673232

Manx Carpets Tw W

01827 831430

Godfrey Hirst (GB) Ltd Tu

Leigh Spinners Ltd Tw Louis de Poortere W

01827 831525

Gaskell Mackay Carpets Ltd Ax Tu Tw W

0800 78 33 712

Sans Frontieres Ltd Be Pr Tu Tw W Ww

+32 56 73 57 11 0845 652 8811

Cormar’s Sensation Twist

Wool Classics Tu Ww

0800 526696 0207 349 1560

Woven Carpets of Kidderminster W 01299 827477

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Midlands

South West

Fells Carpets

Birch Distribution Sheffield - see Floorwise page 64

BL Flooring Supplies Bristol - see Floorwise page 64

Birch Distribution Leeds - see Floorwise page 64

BL Flooring Supplies Gloucester - see Floorwise page 64

Birch Distribution Hull - see Floorwise page 64

Fitwell Flooring Ltd Redruth - see Floorwise page 64

Cornerstone Flooring Doncaster - see Floorwise page 64

Fitwell Flooring Ltd Newton Abott - see Floorwise page 64

Cornerstone Flooring East midlands and Warwickshire 01159 444711 sales@cornerstoneflooring.co.uk www.cornerstoneflooring.co.uk

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

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

North East Fells Carpets Leeds 0113 3071900 carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk www.fellscarpets.co.uk Floorwise (North East) Ltd Birtley - see Floorwise page 64

North West A&A Carpets manchester 01204 701188 sales@aandacarpets.co.uk www.aandacarpets.co.uk D. M. Miller Ltd manchester 0161 205 9949 dm.miller@btconnect.com www.dmmillerltd.spaces.lives.com Fells Carpets Goole 0113 3071900 carl.cummings@fellscarpets.co.uk www.fellscarpets.co.uk Choice Flooring manchester - see Floorwise page 64 MCA Floorwise Ltd morecambe - see Floorwise page 64 Millbrook Carpets Darwen 01254 703999 millbrookcarpets@live.co.uk

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DMS Flooring Supplies Northampton 0845 643 5601 dmsnorthampton@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk Floorwise D & J Ltd Southam - see Floorwise page 64 J J Wholesale & Distribution Ltd Birmingham 0121 765 4994 jjwholesale@gmx.com Matty’s Wholesale Carpets Birmingham 01675 433072 sales@mattys.co.uk STS Flooring Distributors Watford 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk Trade Counter Carpets Leicester 0845 604 3055 tradecountercarpets@gmail.com Woodall Brothers Ltd Shrewsbury - see Floorwise page 64

East Beds Flooring Bedford 01234 341234 sales@bedsflooring.co.uk www.bedsflooring.co.uk Salesmark Ltd St Neots - see Floorwise page 64 STS Flooring Distributors Cambridge Tel: 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk

Salesmark West Ltd Amesbury - see Floorwise page 64 Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex 01243 774623 sales@solentwholesale.co.uk www.solentwholesale.co.uk see page 17 for details

South East Acorn Carpet Accessories Bromley, Kent - see Floorwise page 64 Ashmount Flooring Supplies Ltd Tottenham 0208 808 2158 sales@ashmountflooring.co.uk www.ashmountflooringsupplies.co.uk Beds Flooring Bedford 01234 341234 sales@bedsflooring.co.uk www.bedsflooring.co.uk Clifford Floors Strood 01634 285900 sales@clifford.uk.com Culpeck Strood 01634 299000 sales@culpeck.uk.com Columbia Flooring middlesex 020 8443 3322 sales@columbiaflooring.co.uk www.columbiaflooring.co.uk see page 8 for details DMS Flooring Supplies Hemel Hempstead 0845 643 5344 dmshemel@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk

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The Stocklists DMS Flooring Supplies milton Keynes 0845 643 5320 dmslaser@dmsflooringsupplies.co.uk Kent Flooring Supplies Ltd Chatham 01634 668668 sales@kentflooring.co.uk www.kentflooring.co.uk Littner Hampton London 020 8520 8474 littnerhampton@aol.com www.littnerhamptoncarpets.co.uk John Palmer Carpets Fareham 01329 221933 sales@johnpalmercarpets.uk.net Potts & Ward, Woodcocks Ltd Brighton 01273 557211 sales@pwwflooring.com www.pwwflooring.com Rackhams London 020 8531 9225 sales@rackhamsltd.co.uk www.rackhamsltd.co.uk see page 16 for details

Wales

Ireland

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

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

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

Scotland Flanagan Flooring Distributors Glasgow Business Park Baillieston Tel: 0141 773 1122 sales@flanagan-flooring.com www.flanagan-flooring.com MCD Scotland Uddingston Glasgow 01698 808000 mcdscotland@mcd.co.uk www.mcdscotland.co.uk Neil Smith Ltd Glasgow - see Floorwise page 64

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 64 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd Belfast - see Floorwise page 64 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd Limerick - see Floorwise page 64 TCS “The Carpet Specialists” Co. Louth 00353 429 351 351 info@tcsthecarpetspecialists.com www.tcsthecarpetspecialists.com

Salesmark Lancing - see Floorwise page 64 Solent Wholesale Carpet West Sussex 01243 774623 sales@solentwholesale.co.uk www.solentwholesale.co.uk see page 17 for details STS Flooring Distributors Basildon 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk STS Flooring Distributors Orpington/Croydon 0345 899 1000 sales@stsflooring.co.uk www.stsflooring.co.uk Trade Carpet London Wimbledon 0208 247 3891 sales@tradecarpet.com www.tradecarpet.com

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1 Neil Smith Ltd 9 Choice Flooring Ltd Glasgow Trafford Park, Manchester Tel: 0141 552 1141 Tel: 0161 872 8003 sales@neilsmithltd.co.uk choice_flooring@yahoo.com 2 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd 10 Cornerstone Flooring Belfast Doncaster Tel: 028 9075 3202 Tel: 01302 835117 Fax: 028 9075 3901 Fax: 01302 302542 salesbelfast@pfl.ie cornerstonefloor@btconnect.com 3 Floorwise (North East) Ltd 11 Birch Distribution Birtley, County Durham Sheffield, S9 5PH Tel: 0191 410 7070 Tel: 0114 243 1230 Fax: 0191 410 6116 Fax: 0114 243 5118 sales@floorwisene.co.uk n.maude@birchdistribution.co.uk 4 MCA Floorwise Ltd 12 Woodall Brothers Ltd Morecambe, Lancashire Shrewsbury, Shropshire Tel: 01524 33517 Tel: 01743 441584 Fax: 01524 381852 Fax: 01743 441629 sales@mcafloorwise.co.uk sales@woodallbrothers.co.uk 5 Birch Distribution 13 Floorwise D & J Ltd Hull, HU7 0XD Southam, Warwickshire Tel: 01482 826654 Tel: 01926 814922 Fax: 01482 878693 Fax: 01926 817899 d.ostler@birchdistribution.co.uk sales@fwdj.co.uk 6 Birch Distribution 14 Salesmark Ltd Leeds, LS10 1AG St Neots, Cambridgeshire Tel: 0113 244 4363 Tel: 01480 212888 Fax: 0113 244 8665 Fax: 01480 218585 l.sigsworth@birchdistribution.co.uk sales@salesmark.co.uk 7 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd 15 BL Flooring Supplies Ltd Dublin 12 Gloucester Tel: 00353 (0)1 626 3913 Tel: 01452 223355 Fax: 00353 (0)1 460 4669 Fax: 01452 371284 salesdublin@pfl.ie info@blflooring.co.uk 8 Provincial Floorcoverings Ltd 16 BL Flooring Supplies Ltd Limerick Bristol Tel: 00353 (0)61 227 100 Tel: 0117 955 5454 Fax: 00353 (0)61 227 000 Fax: 0117 955 2626 sales@pfl.ie info@blflooring.co.uk

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Flooring factsheet Carpet types Tip Sheared

Random Sheared

Level Loop

Multi-Level Loop

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

LOOP PILE

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

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

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

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

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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.

Berber

Frieze

Velvet/Plush

Twist

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. 65


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The Stocklists - April 2018  

The UK's favourite trade magazine for the retail and contract flooring sectors.

The Stocklists - April 2018  

The UK's favourite trade magazine for the retail and contract flooring sectors.