Flooring Magazine

The importance of using the right tool for the job


Flooring Magazine recently sat down with industry stalwart, Australian Flooring Supplies (AFS), to discuss tools and accessories for this month’s feature. Ask anyone with experience in the flooring industry for advice and they will tell you the same thing, you should always use the right tool for the job. Many of us have learnt this [...]

The importance of using the right tool for the job2019-11-07T14:32:57+11:00

30 Years Young


From humble beginnings in a small office in Fitzroy to a current 9,000m2 purpose-built facility in Epping, Melbourne - Signature has grown considerably over the past thirty years. It all started in 1989, when after spending his entire career in the flooring industry, Bill O’Halloran decided to use his expertise and passion for product to [...]

30 Years Young2019-11-07T18:59:45+11:00

Icon: Scott Cato – A Different Path


Scott Cato is one of a number of people who took New Zealand carpet to the World. It was the early 1970’s and Scott had just completed a three-year cadetship at Bremworth Carpets. At only twenty-two years of age, Scott was to find himself on the other side of the World promoting New Zealand carpets; [...]

Icon: Scott Cato – A Different Path2019-11-07T14:28:54+11:00

Crystalline silica dust in construction work


Identify hazards and control the risks of exposure to dust containing crystalline silica in construction. What is crystalline silica? Crystalline silica is a natural mineral found in construction materials such as concrete, bricks, tiles, mortar and engineered stone. The amount of crystalline silica in products can vary. Examples include: brick: 5-15% concrete: less than 30% [...]

Crystalline silica dust in construction work2019-11-07T14:23:56+11:00

Celebrating 100 years with Altro


The story begins in 1919 when a small group of individuals had an idea. That idea has grown into a global company with over 900 employees and one idea has become many. From inventing safety flooring and developing a hygienic walls system, to creating the world’s first adhesive-free safety floor. While the world in 1919 [...]

Celebrating 100 years with Altro2019-09-06T15:37:31+11:00

Preparation, Installation and Aftercare


As Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” The same principle applies to concrete surface and substrate preparation as it does in many other aspects of life. Preparation of concrete prior to installing floor coverings including carpets, vinyl, timber, tiles or laminate is just as important as the finished [...]

Preparation, Installation and Aftercare2019-09-06T15:30:47+11:00

Still Feeling It


Graeme Beaumont lives and breathes flooring, he’s worked in the industry since he left school. A ‘young’ 62-year old, Graeme isn’t going anywhere soon, planning to stay around for at least another ten years with his friend Jarod Hainey. Graeme Beaumont was born in Launceston, Tasmania to parents of British descent. Graeme hasn’t done the [...]

Still Feeling It2019-09-06T15:25:25+11:00

FCIA Partners with Ronald McDonald House


The FCIA partners with Ronald McDonald House (RMD) in Parkville to provide unique community training for Victorian and Tasmanian flooring apprentices. The FCIA is proud of their recent refurbishment of the flooring at the historic family accommodation at Ronald McDonald House Parkville in Melbourne. Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria and Tasmania is an iconic charity, [...]

FCIA Partners with Ronald McDonald House2019-09-06T15:18:32+11:00

Flooring Xtra – innovation, technology and relationship building


Flooring Xtra Australia was born in 2011 and the fresh, vibrant brand was readily embraced by the market. Scott Enno, Director of Flooring Xtra Australia started his career working in flooring sales and then became an owner of a flooring store which was part of the Independent Carpet Retailers (ICR) group. With the sad passing [...]

Flooring Xtra – innovation, technology and relationship building2019-08-05T14:32:57+11:00

Safe Entrances: The importance of accurate mat wells


Entrance mats are a vital feature of any modern building. Not only do they increase the aesthetic appeal of an entryway, they also assist in preventing the build-up of dust and debris and reduce the likelihood of slips and falls. Further to this they reduce cleaning time and costs. These products are remarkably durable and [...]

Safe Entrances: The importance of accurate mat wells2019-08-05T14:19:33+11:00
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