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CREO laminate flooring by Quick-Step Floors – Product Review

THE PRODUCT QUICK-STEP CREO Laminate flooring. For use as floor covering in buildings according to the manufacturer’s specifications CREO designs have the look and feel of wood and incorporates ‘single plank designs’ Available in packs (8 planks per pack) Each plank measures: Length: 120 cm – Width: 19 cm – Thickness: 7 mm Coverage per Box: 1.824 m² Matt Finish: Design under review is TENNESSEE OAK LIGHT WOOD and is one of eight from the CREO collection, with every design matching the characteristics of the wood, making the chosen finish more authentic Uniclic® installation system – Installation method: Floating 20 years warranty Matching accessories and cleaning aids available THE PLACE Active in over 100 countries Buy online directly from the official Quick-Step webstore (supply only) Home delivery is free for orders over £300. FIND a local installer if required or buy from a local flooring dealer FIND who will offer supply only, or installation at a cost THE PRICE CREO CR3179 12.99 £ /m² VAT incl THE PROMOTION Quick-Step flooring is designed, manufactured and produced …

7 smart reasons why UNILIN is a Growth Company

What is a growth Company? ‘A growth company is any company whose business generates significant positive cash flows or earnings, which increase at significantly faster rates than the overall economy. A growth company tends to have very profitable reinvestment opportunities for its own retained earnings’ Source: Investopedia Here follows 7 Reasons why UNILIN is one of these companies: 1. Because since first becoming established in Flanders, Belgium in 1960, UNILIN has developed into a world player and maintains a leadership position in the flooring industry with its famous brands Quick-Step (introduced in 1990) and Pergo. UNILIN also manufactures products such as roof elements, insulation panels and furniture panels 2. And because UNILIN has been part of corporate retailing giant Mohawk Industries Inc since 2005. The UNILIN acquisition established a strong European presence for MOHAWK,  as well as bringing about a leading laminate position. Aside from Europe, Mohawk Production units are situated in North and South America and Asia too   3. and UNILIN is a strong growth business because it is internationally active. UNILIN has nine production …

3M – TSS BUSINESS OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2016

What’s to know about the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company? Well, apart from the fact it is now known as 3M, there’s so much more. For a start, 3M helped put a man on the moon! Image owned by BNPS – Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575515/ 3M is an American Worldwide Enterprise Multi-Industry company which manufactures products for Business and for the Consumer. Not bad going for something that was originally a small-scale mining venture, established in 1902, by five founders 3M is fundamentally a science-based company and a global diversified technology giant of a corporate business. 3M’s many technology platforms touch almost every aspect of modern life. Nowadays, the majority of 3M products across the majority of those platforms rely on polymer processing 3M has been creating innovative products which cater for a wide variety of end markets, far too many to mention in a 500 word profile but now follows an interesting list: Image Source – MST 3M employee Richard Gurley Drew (see above) invented masking tape in the laboratory, 1923, and went on to develop a transparent tape based on cellophane, …

The VALSPAR Paint and Coatings Co

The Valspar company provides coatings, paints, (and various combinations of intermediate products) to a wide variety of customers. The brand is American, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Valspar has been manufacturing and trading for over 200 years, established in Boston, MA in 1806 the business now has a presence in 100 countries and employs around 10,000 people. While Valspar is the sixth largest coatings’ company in the world, it is a relatively new retailer to trade and consumer in the UK. Valspar was launched exclusively in B&Q stores this February (2015) COMMERCIAL BUSINESS There is a whole world of science behind the formulas that Valspar have developed, or taken up and where their involvement has never stretched to supplying anything to do with aeronautics, maritime or transport, they have applied similar performance and protection related principles when manufacturing specialty coatings for the building and construction industry, and in the production of factory applied coatings for a variety of industrial customers. The customer base however, is largely the Food, Cosmetic, Automotive and Creative industries: Food Coatings for …

BLOG FEATURE – BATHROOM REFIT

Euphoria 110 Duo consists of Euphoria 110 Duo Shower Spray (2 Sprays), 920 mm Shower riser rail and Silverflex hose 1750 mm both by GROHE before and after #bathroom Bathroom Refit pic.twitter.com/JjlWsYHliM — TSS NEWS (@TSSComms) November 19, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Wood Effect Multi-use Ceramic Tiles by commercial business British Ceramic Tile (BCT)

TSS Says: really wanting to talk about these high end tiles on the blog, so no excuse was needed to make these beautiful wood effect ceramics TSS Product of the Month for August. Having Dark Grey versions to hand and seeing the early stages of their installation on a bathroom wall, we really have been bowled over by them! The wood effect adds a mix of rustic charm and character, but also the finish is extremely contemporary. The website (with Look Book, details of whole collections, a tile finder facility, tiling tips and where to buy feature) is very slow to respond when trying to navigate around it and when defining searches, so singled out here are the ceramic tiles with Wood Effect finishes from the HD range. A range which is created using the very latest high definition inkjet technology Note: Tiles from this range are not square but are rectangular in shape. If you are interested in knowing more about the commercial side of the BCT business and its operations see its profile here …

British Ceramic Tile Ltd (BCT) is Business of the Month for August 2015

Ready to go that extra mile for their trade and industry leading customers within the world of building and design and supply chain functionality is British Ceramic Tile Ltd (BCT) BACKGROUND The extraction of naturally occurring clay from the area of Dartmoor (pictured above) has been happening for a century and a half, and has been the raw material used for tile manufacture  in the factories (both old and new),  based at Heathfield, Devon. It was founder, Frank Candy’s, Candy & Co of Great Western Potteries, Newton Abbot, who occupied the Heathfield site initially. Candy & Co manufactured drain pipes, chimney pots, wall tiles, and  ornamental bricks (pictured left)  and in an ideal South Devon location being so close to extensive white clay reserves. J Howard Fox then purchased the company from Frank Candy in 1880, and by the turn of last century Candy tiles (marketed as ‘Devon Tiles’) were gracing many a suburban building. Decoratively glazed and fired ceramic tiles appeared in porches and kitchens and around fireplaces, and later domestic wares, ornaments and art …

QUICK-STEP IMPRESSIVE LAMINATE FLOORING AND UNISOUND COMBIFLOOR UNDERLAY (UP CLOSE)

Review of QUICK-STEP IMPRESSIVE Saw Cut Oak Grey Laminate flooring and QUICK-STEP UNISOUND combifloor underlay  Q: Can I use laminate flooring in the bathroom? TSS Explores, Explains, and Evaluates THE PRODUCTS 1. QUICK-STEP IMPRESSIVE Laminate flooring. For use as floor covering in buildings according to the manufacturer’s specifications Fully resistant to water and other liquid exposure and is anti-static Designs have the look and feel of wood Available in packs (7 planks per pack) Each plank measures: Length: 138 cm – Width: 19 cm – Thickness: 8 mm Coverage per Box: 1.835 m² Finish:  Saw Cut Oak Grey (and is one of 16 authentic designs ranging from classic to reclaimed wood styles) Genuine V Groove 25 years warranty Easy to clean Matching accessories available and 2. QUICK-STEP UNISOUND Combifloor Underlay. Drum sound reducing underlay for laminate flooring   Reflection sound reduction: *** Transmission sound reduction: ΔLW=19dB 1 roll: 15m² Thickness: 2mm THE PLACE  Active in over 100 countries Buy online directly from the official Quick-Step webstore (supply only) Home delivery is free for orders over £300. FIND a local installer if required or Buy from a …