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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

Concrete Expansion Joints and resilient flooring


In some circumstances flooring installers are instructed to install bonded resilient floorcoverings over cover concrete movement joints. This could be in commercial or residential projects. The explanations below are to help avoid problems when concrete joint terminologies are not fully understood or where similar terminologies are used to describe the same or similar concrete joints. [...]

Concrete Expansion Joints and resilient flooring2020-03-25T16:07:16+11:00

Mike Dunn: Fallen Icon


Mike Dunn was truly a giant of the flooring industry. A true leader who you could never underestimate, Mike always rose above expectations. Sadly, he recently passed but his wife of fifty years, Maureen, shares his inspirational story. Mike Dunn can best be described as good family man and businessman. His school English master said [...]

Mike Dunn: Fallen Icon2020-03-25T16:02:10+11:00

Adhesives Guide 2020


Flooring Magazine sat down with industry stalwarts Australian Flooring Supplies to discuss the flooring adhesives market. Here’s what they had to say. The adhesives market has changed dramatically over recent years as manufacturers have raced to keep speed with ever evolving flooring products. New manufacturing methods, new raw materials and a consumer demand for better [...]

Adhesives Guide 20202020-03-25T15:56:52+11:00

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 hard2020-03-12T21:14:06+11:00
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