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February 2022

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Floors, Walls & Ceilings 59 Forbo launches new sports flooring Modutherm enters new partnership Having supplied floor coverings for education buildings for more than a century, Forbo Flooring Systems is pleased to announce a new solution, which completes its education portfolio: Sportline multi use. This new high-performance vinyl sheet has been designed specifically for multi-purpose sports and community halls. Meeting the requirements of Sports England and EN 14904 (P1 classification), Forbo's Sportline multi use collection is safe, durable and low maintenance, making it the perfect solution for school and university sports halls, or local community centres that cater for a variety of activities, such as team sports, meetings, ceremonies or exams. Forbo Flooring Systems – Enquiry 68 As part of its continued growth in the UK commercial heating market, Modutherm has announced a partnership agreement with alpha innotec – a leading European manufacturer of heat pumps. The partnership brings together two companies committed to delivering quality, innovation and technical expertise, enabling contractors and building services engineers to benefit from one of the largest heat pump portfolios on the market. For more information about Modutherm and the range of alpha innotec heat pumps, please visit www.modutherm.co.uk. Modutherm – Enquiry 71 When The Oval cricket ground recently underwent a major extension, Bostik was on hand to provide subfloor preparation products and technical advice. In the early stages of the project, Bostik's technical experts visited the site to carry out initial inspections of the subfloor that would determine the best way to install the floor coverings. Based on their findings, Bostik recommended Northants Flooring use a damp-proof membrane (DPM) to suppress the residual moisture in the subfloor. To avoid any risk of compromising the adhesion of the preparation products to the floor, Bostik advised that the boards' surfaces should be cleaned, with For the new office of one of the UK's leading healthcare specialists, workplace interior design specialists, ID:SR – Sheppard Robson, specified the natural beauty of Forbo Flooring Systems' Allura Flex Wood Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) to help 'bring the outside in'. Occupying the first and second floor of a new seven-storey Grade A office building in Leeds, the healthcare specialist has brought over 250 staff together into one co-located environment. Allura Flex Wood in the Weathered Oak colourway was fitted in a herringbone pattern with bursts of Seaweed Solid Oak, Charcoal Solid Oak and Smoke Solid Oak in the main reception and staff breakout Bostik hits flooring for six on The Oval extension Grade A Forbo fit out for healthcare specialist any overspill of the existing adhesive mechanically removed. Bostik's advice and preparation products enabled Northants Flooring to install the floor coverings both on time and to specification. Noel Ryan, Area Sales Manager at Bostik, adds: "This was a fantastic project to be involved with – not only because The Oval is such a famous and prestigious site, but because it ultimately played a role in the return of crowds to sporting events. Our products are well suited for use on almost any flooring project, and our team takes pride in offering hands-on technical support to every customer we work with." Bostik – Enquiry 69 areas. Thanks to its tackified installation, the high quality, dimensionally stable Allura Flex tiles provides answers to key issues such as limiting valuable downtime, the re- use of floors and minimising environmental impact, perfect for busy office spaces. What's more, Surestep Material in Cool Concrete was specified in the kitchenette of the staff breakout area, where there is an increased risk of slip. The safety flooring combines outstanding slip resistant properties with differentiated design and through the use of Step Crystals, the natural colourway offers a clean, fresh look and improved cleaning and maintenance properties. Forbo Flooring Systems – Enquiry 70

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