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Keeping the controlled environment under control


Ever since static electricity was recognised as a problem, efforts have been taken to control the risks. Centuries ago, the biggest issues caused by unwanted Electro Static Dischar¬ge (ESD) events was the ignition of gunpowder storage and other explosive or flammable material. As the electronics industry started to grow and electronics beca¬me smaller and more [...]

Keeping the controlled environment under control2020-10-05T17:42:07+11:00

Post-COVID – Influencing Our Business Performance


The basis of this article is one that I wrote some time ago; in simpler times. Now more than ever, we need to recognise those things we can control, and those we cannot. In fact, for the benefit of our mental health, the mental health of those around us, and the health of our business, [...]

Post-COVID – Influencing Our Business Performance2020-10-05T17:34:03+11:00

Insurance Matters by FloorInsure


Welcome to the first Insurance Matters article by FloorInsure. FloorInsure are proud to be involved with Flooring Magazine as their insurance partner by providing relevant and current information about the insurance sector and its effect on the flooring industry with regard to specific insurance trends, products and general information on how flooring industry businesses can [...]

Insurance Matters by FloorInsure2020-07-21T12:51:09+10:00

Ian Valentine: Fallen ICON


Ian Valentine passed away in April this year. He is described by his TAFE teaching mate Ray Cook as ‘A man for Floor Covering and training’ and ‘Good at whatever he set his mind to’ by his son, Peter Valentine. Ian Valentine was born in Preston, Victoria in 1939. He left school as many young [...]

Ian Valentine: Fallen ICON2020-07-21T12:49:10+10:00

Focus on Australia


Today’s flooring landscape offers buyers variety and choice like never before. In fact, there are sometimes so many options to choose from it can be difficult for retailers and consumers to navigate. However, new consumer research from Roy Morgan has shed some light on consumer buying preferences, and the ‘Aussie factor’ is as popular as [...]

Focus on Australia2020-07-21T12:45:27+10:00

Installing a flocking awesome floor covering


Hints and Tips Flotex is neither a carpet or resilient floor rather, it is a mix of both. A heavy duty waterproof resilient bottom with a high-density 6.6 nylon textile top.  It is also known as flocked flooring due to the electrostatic production process. Flotex has existed for some time, however, never has it been [...]

Installing a flocking awesome floor covering2020-07-21T12:42:28+10:00

A Positive Industry Slant


COVID-19 hit Australia and the World hard. But what is the feeling of industry suppliers about the recovery? Are they optimistic or are they concerned? We asked a number of suppliers of machinery, software, and hardware both here and overseas to comment and generally; the feeling is one of optimism. When it became evident that [...]

A Positive Industry Slant2020-07-21T12:32:34+10:00

2020 Product Showcase


July is normally an exciting time for the Australian and New Zealand furniture and cabinet industries with new and interesting equipment and products at the bi-annual AWISA exhibition. The show may have been cancelled but your preferred supplier is still eager to provide you with the very latest technologies available. As I write this, I [...]

2020 Product Showcase2020-07-21T12:30:08+10:00

Interpreting design trends with FENIX


Euromobil kitchens chooses FENIX, the so-called phoenix of materials, produced by Arpa, for its kitchens. To call it a finish is simplistic. FENIX is a long-lasting material, which is matt, in line with contemporary design trends, scratchproof, antibacterial and eco-friendly Euromobil is always at the cutting edge of research into the materials it uses for [...]

Interpreting design trends with FENIX2020-07-21T12:26:37+10:00
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