2019 colour trends for flooring and interiors

With Pantone announcing Living Coral as the Colour of the Year 2019, describing it as, ‘an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge’, at CFS we have been discussing how this can impact design within the flooring industry. For 20 years, Pantone’s Colour of the…

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How to best maintain wood

Do you have customers coming to you asking about how to clean wooden floors? What is the correct way to do it? Which products to use? Whilst wood is known as a hardwearing floor, we know that without proper maintenance, any product’s lifespan will decrease. This post will outline some best practice advice to share…

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Beamish Hall is left beaming following new flooring refurbishment

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A 20th century hall hotel in the North East of England, Beamish Hall, is set in outstanding rolling parkland on the borders of County Durham and Tyne & Wear. The hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment to bring new life to the estate, whilst keeping the traditional look in line with the building’s heritage. Set…

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Difference between types of underlays

Underlays are applied for different rooms within the home and have a unique purpose. We recommend that new carpet underlay is brought with every carpet, which is why we stock a range of leading brands and range of different types; including Polyurethane Foam, Crumb and Rubber for domestic purposes. Different types: PU (Polyurethane) Foam Made…

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Tired of standing around

Who knew flooring could be detrimental to overall good health? Evidence suggests that standing on hard surfaces can in fact inflict pain and cause health complications. Many care home employees work long hours and spend a lot of time on their feet, on what can be hard, unforgiving floors that can impact physical health and…

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How flooring can be used to create a more comfortable working environment for those with physical and mental health conditions

The specification of floor coverings within a workplace environment extends further than just aesthetics and staying ‘on brand’. In many instances, flooring has functional benefits for those that use it on a daily basis, particularly for those with disabilities and mental health conditions. When specifying flooring in the workplace, it’s important to not only consider…

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A Specifier’s Guide to Entrance Matting – Know the facts!

Do you know the two types of entrance matting typically used in a commercial setting? Or the different elements that must be considered when specifying secondary entrance matting within a building? Entrance matting is often a neglected area of flooring installation. However, by including it in the specification of your floor coverings, you can protect…

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Floor maintenance myth busting

Top five floor maintenance myth busts Are you someone who worries about when to clean carpets? Or what products to use? Whilst specifying the correct flooring for a project is key in ensuring the longevity of a product, it’s true that without the proper maintenance, a product’s lifespan will be significantly reduced. This post will…

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Flooring in the leisure sector

When choosing a floor covering for a leisure setting, what would you expect from the selected product? As a priority, you would want it to be aesthetically pleasing, yet hardy enough to withstand wear and tear. But what else is there to consider? Flooring within the leisure sector presents a unique set of requirements as…

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The Pearn House: When an architect required luxury flooring, CFS delivered

A converted Grade 2 listed building, The Pearn House in Plymouth is a development of luxury apartments built for the over 55 market. The development was a refurbishment, with the property being over 125 years old. Originally opened as residential convalescent nursing home, the development was built for the people and served the community for…

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