Flooring Magazine

Carpet – a design option that isn’t hard


Flooring Magazine recently sat down with Allan Firth from the Carpet Institute of Australia Limited (CIAL) to discuss the benefits of using one of the most popular floor coving choices available today - carpet. Design versatility With virtually unlimited choice of colours and surface textures, carpet helps to make buildings more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing [...]

Carpet – a design option that isn’t hard2019-12-17T19:23:09+11:00

40 years and still going strong


So, what does a tailor, a chef, a mechanic and a banker have in common you ask? They are the eclectic founding members of the proud Kevmor dynasty. Kevin Mort, the founder of the organisation, commenced his working career as an apprenticed tailor. This stood him in good stead when an initial career change into [...]

40 years and still going strong2019-12-17T19:20:28+11:00

Marmoleum characteristics and useful things to know


Marmoleum, a natural product, is closer to timber in composition than a vinyl. Marmoleum is a truly natural sustainable resilient and modular floor that is manufactured Carbon Neutral (cradle to gate). More CO2 is absorbed in the growing phase of the raw materials, linseed, wood flour and jute than CO2 released from the production process.  [...]

Marmoleum characteristics and useful things to know2019-12-17T19:17:40+11:00

Icon: Mike Duggan – The Carpet Man


Mike Duggan has sixty-four continuous years working in the carpet trade, almost twenty years longer than most people work in their lifetime. Mike was born in 1940 in the Sydney suburb of Greenwich. Some familiar people born that same year were Athol Guy of the Seekers; Jack Thompson; Diana Trask; artist Ken Done, and Bruce [...]

Icon: Mike Duggan – The Carpet Man2019-12-17T19:11:27+11:00

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
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