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Building Products July 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | FLOORS AND FLOOR COVERINGS Oak appearance planks come in wide and long sizing 58 BUILDING PRODUCTS | JULY 2017 Keeping and eye out for vinyl tiles in retro diner A variety of commercial vinyl tile products from UK manufacturer Polyflor were recently chosen to create a retro inspired interior design scheme for Nelson’s Diner in Newbury, Berkshire. Approximately 300m² of Polyflor flooring was installed by The Hull Flooring Company Limited at Nelson’s Diner which offers American style cuisine in Kennet Shopping Centre. The refurbishment project was led by BMS Limited. Expona Commercial PUR luxury vinyl tiles in Light Grey Concrete were fitted around the booth seating area, with the Black Matrix design used for a highlight arc shade near the bar area. Expona Bevel Line PUR tiles in the pale Portland Stone design were also installed around the bar seating area. Polyflex Plus PU homogeneous tiles in the Anglian Red and Mourne Grey shades were used to create a chequerboard pattern floor in the middle of the diner Shelly Francis, owner of Nelson’s Diner said: “We’re delighted with the finished look of the diner and the flooring complements the interior design scheme perfectly. The fact it is easy to maintain is also a big bonus for our staff and the everyday running of the restaurant.” www.polyflor.com Forming part of the Tuscan wood flooring range, Grandé from IDS offers the appeal of wide floor planks in two classic options of natural oak and rustic oak, together with two contemporary finishes in dark smoked oak and white smoked oak, all FSC certified. The 220mm wide natural, rustic and dark smoked oak planks have either two or four bevelled edges and come in lengths of 2.2m, while the 190mm wide white smoked oak is 1.9m in length. All products have a 20mm thickness, The Grandé range features a multiply construction providing a highly stable flooring solution and is compatible for use with electric and water-piped underfloor heating systems. The flexible tongue and groove system allows the flooring to be installed using various methods including glue down, nailing directly to joists or as a floating floor. The Tuscan wood flooring collection offers 48 finishes including a wide range of oaks, greys, smoked woods and herringbones that can meet any design style for new build or renovation projects. www.idsurfaces.co.uk Allergy approved product is seen as the right choice for cafe With contemporary aesthetics, the ability to withstand heavy footfall and quick installation, Forbo’s Marmoleum Modular, an Allergy UK Approved floor covering, ticked all the boxes for the Life café situated in the International Centre for Life in Newcastle. Marmoleum Modular is available in 61 shades and patterns and five different tile sizes, giving specifiers the freedom to create individual, inspiring and high performance flooring designs. For the Centre of Life, Marmoleum Modular in Rocky Ice, Cliffs of Moher and Trace of Nature colourways was chosen and installed in a random pattern. Forbo’s acoustic solution Sarlon chosen for the entrance area of the building and Forbo’s Flotex flocked flooring - in the ‘Bacteria’ pattern from the Ettore Sottsass range was installed in the DNA science block, in keeping with the theme. For both Flotex and Marmoleum, the products’ “Seal of Approval” from Allergy UK was also integral to their specification. Ian Gowland, designer at Big Blue Interior Design, recommended and specified the flooring. He said: “With Marmoleum Modular we helped to create a calming, yet contemporary atmosphere. It was a massive improvement on the previous look.” www.forbo-flooring.co.uk Video explain 'how' for a variety of technical issues How To videos from Saint-Gobain Weber have been created to address the most frequently raised technical enquiries received by Weber’s technicians for tile preparation, flooring products, renders and external wall insulation systems. Teams of technical advisors are able to support and advise, either over the telephone or on site, on the correct use of a diverse product offering. Rob Speke, training academy manager, Saint-Gobain Weber, said: “In addition to the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy here in Bedfordshire, one of several across the country we now have a wide inventory of How To videos posted on You Tube for specifiers and applicators who are unable to attend a related course at the Academy.” Rob added: “The weberfloor 4310 fibre flow screed is designed for covering a variety of substrates including tiled, carpeted, flexible floor coverings and even parquet flooring. “It can be applied at thicknesses between 5 – 50mm in comparison with 100mm of a traditional concrete screed. It is also ready for covering after 1 – 3 weeks in comparison with a concrete equivalent which takes 5 – 7 weeks.” www.netweber.co.uk


Building Products July 2017
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