CFJ Distributor of the Year 2019

We’ve got good news! We’re delighted to announce that for the third year in a row, we are CFJ’s Distributor of the Year! The winners were voted by readers of CFJ so thank you to everyone that voted! In 2018, you may have noticed your local trade counter looked a little different. We started our…

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Victorian property in Newcastle keeps its traditional charm as it is transformed into office space

Barclay’s House, a grand listed building on Grey Street in Newcastle, has recently been refurbished into high-quality offices, reflecting the Victorian history of the building but with a modern twist. The sought after building, which had previously been the Royal Turks Head hotel, has been subject to many proposals in recent years, such as being…

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University of Salford, Peel Hall Case Study

Based just one mile west of Manchester, the University of Salford has been established since 1967. Home to over 19,500 students and 2,700 members of staff, the University is made up of two campuses which are part of a £650m regeneration scheme for the local area. In 2014 a number of areas in the main…

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Energy saving fleet upgrade for Carpet & Flooring

Carpet and Flooring, the UK’s largest independent distributor of innovative flooring products designed specifically for the healthcare, commercial, education and residential sectors, has strengthened its commitment to sustainability with an upgrade of its fleet of 77 vehicles. The distributor has invested in upgrading its fleet to the latest Euro 6 specification trucks, Leyland Daf Curtainsides….

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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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