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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 Guide to Sustainable Flooring – by GECA


Sustainable flooring has become a rising trend in 2020, so how do you find these environmentally and socially preferable products? And what can you do to show that your flooring is a cut above the rest? Every day, we walk upon different types of floors, wherever we live, work and play. Not only is it [...]

A Guide to Sustainable Flooring – by GECA2020-06-22T15:35:05+10:00

Rob Levin: You Can’t Buy a Good Name


Rob Levin is a much-loved and respected icon of the flooring trade with almost 50 years in the industry. His philosophy? “Be honest, do the right thing, be helpful to others no matter the cost and be happy to embrace change.” Rob Levin and his business partner Sam Grande ran Mr Carpets for over forty [...]

Rob Levin: You Can’t Buy a Good Name2020-06-22T15:32:31+10:00

Slip resistance classification and safety standards


“What are the Australian Standards of slip resistance?” – A question asked frequently by many who come to Classic Architectural Group seeking advice on their projects.  Since the first Australian Standard for slip resistance was published in 1993, it has evolved into the four primary Australian Standards and Code Requirements that all have references to [...]

Slip resistance classification and safety standards2020-06-22T15:28:17+10:00

QuickFit Subfloor Solution – fast, easy and non-invasive


Quite often we are asked about installing resilient flooring over existing or problem subfloors. It may be a heritage listed floor, old asbestos tiles, cracked concrete, to be used purely as a temporary installation or for increased acoustics performance between floors.  One solution that has proven to work well is the QuickFit subfloor system. The [...]

QuickFit Subfloor Solution – fast, easy and non-invasive2020-06-22T15:23:53+10:00

How does our business recover from COVID-19?


I write this article from within the NZ lockdown environment wondering what the landscape will look like for flooring businesses by the time this article is published in early May.  I would like to anticipate the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic will be over. Hopefully, we have passed the peak infection rate and are now [...]

How does our business recover from COVID-19?2020-06-22T15:16:34+10:00

Gibbon Group – 100 years of relationships & synergies


100 years and five generations of the Gibbon family have resulted in the Gibbon Group of today – a Wholesale Distributor of best-in-category commercial carpets, along with superior flooring installation accessories for the flooring trade.  Gibbon Group is proud to be Australian-owned, managed by Ainsley Gibbon, 4th generation, with her two daughters Georgia and Celia [...]

Gibbon Group – 100 years of relationships & synergies2020-03-25T16:10:49+11:00
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