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Have You Visited CFJ’s Flooring Library?

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In this article, we will talk about CFJ – it is our inspiration for most of the articles we write so our London flooring professionals think it deserves its own post, its flooring library in particular. The library is free to use and provides a lot of helpful information for flooring contractors, interior designers, architects and facilities managers. You can browse through numerous products – manufacturers have provided high-quality images. You can search by location or by products - thanks to its high degree of specificity each user...

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What About The New Floorlayer Trailblazer Apprenticeship?

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While you read this article, a new floor layer apprenticeship standard is being developed by 10 employers that run floor laying businesses. The need for this standard is a result of the big changes which the government has made in all apprenticeships in England in terms of assessment, content and funding. Now let`s see what do the changes look like – our London flooring specialists will share below: We've already mentioned in one of our previous articles that in April the introduction of the apprenticeship levy states that employers...

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Underfloor Heating Meets All Your Needs

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There were many debates in which is the most appropriate way of heating up your home, unfortunately there isn’t really a one-size-fits-all solution here. Keep in mind that there are various factors like size of the property, architecture, sustainability, cost and others affecting this hard decision. London flooring contractors highly recommend the underfloor heating system, it really is all you need. If you are still undecided or sceptic, this article might be very helpful. What are the benefits of installing the underfloor heating...

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The Better New Standard For Overlayment Plywood

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There is a newly-published British Standard (BS 8203:2017) concerning overlay plywood and today our London flooring professionals will discuss the code of practice for installation of resilient floor coverings. It is of great importance for the flooring industry as for the first time there is a guidance of Contract Flooring Association included as a “normative reference” about overlay plywood. In other words, this means that anyone that works in accordance with the new version of the standard must use a plywood for overlayment which meets...

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Size Does Matter In Flooring

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It is a common scenario for London flooring contractors to have a job too big for hand application too small to pump when applying smoothing compounds. If the job is small it can be easily done by a single person or a gang that will mix the smoothing compound in a bucket using a mechanical mixer – it is a proven method and it is a piece of cake compared to 'stick and bucket' technique that was used last year by London flooring contractors. In order to provide smooth flooring, a spiked roller and trowel are typically used. When a specific...

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It’s All About Moisture

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In this article, our team of flooring professionals in London will give advice on selecting the right moisture management system. It is of utmost importance for flooring contractors to measure the moisture levels before they commence with the installation. So, what moisture management systems are available on the market? Prior to flooring installations, every London flooring contractor should take their time to assess the condition and composition of the subfloor. In this way the right subfloor preparation products will be easily...

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How To Find The Hidden Profits

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It is of utmost importance for London flooring contractors to know how to make the best of their income of every project. The requirement of producing schedule rates for use in pricing variations is incorporated in most contracts. The normal reaction is to price the variations at the rates in the schedule without considering that further. But where are the chances to enhance the prices in the schedule of rates? London flooring professionals explain that the JCT contracts state that contract rates must only be applied when the work described in...

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What Do You Know About Nanotechnology?

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In today's article, we will take a look at nanotechnology and its use in the surface treatment industry. What do you know about nanotechnology? It is used in pretty much every aspect of life – from bringing antibacterial benefits to clothing to making sports equipment lighter yet stronger, it proves to be efficient. When speaking of the flooring industry, London flooring professionals explain that in relation to surface treatment, nanotechnology has become a hot topic lately and it is widely debated. Flooring contractors in London share that...

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Handle Your Screeds With Care

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Today we will talk about the importance of handling anhydrite or calcium screeds with care in terms of the fact they become more and more popular, especially in the past two decades. As they are self-levelling and pumpable, they are very suitable for heated London flooring as they provide lower thickness. However, despite the pros of calcium sulphate screeds, London flooring experts warn that there are many potential problems that may arise in front of floor installers and tile fixers which may lead to unexpected delays. But what is the...

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The Evolution Of Social Media And How It Affects Flooring

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Networking became popular only about 10 years ago and till then it was not popular to speak online not only about flooring but also different trades. It seems to be a positive change as this was a means of communication through which flooring professionals were able to share experience and chat about their latest flooring installations. Forums are still a widespread way of expanding your knowledge on a particular topic. It's not a surprise that it is very convenient for many London flooring professionals to share their opinion and give and...

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