June 2016

A flawless finish

One of the advantages of installing both Altro safety flooring and hygienic wall cladding is that it creates a complete, impervious system. Because this protects against water ingress and there is nowhere for dirt or bacteria to hide, it is a popular choice for kitchens and wet environments.

For the system to work as it should, how the flooring and wall cladding join is VITAL. The right choice is either a concealed transition strip, which creates a nice curve and is often chosen for areas where looks are a factor, or a two-part transition. For anywhere that water will be present regularly, a concealed transition is a must; any other join may let water in!

When neither option is used, the flooring would be laid first, then the wall cladding installed. The wall cladding would be adhered to the flooring, where it would overlap the flooring by 50mm. If the flooring then needs repairing or replacing, it has to be cut away. The only way to finish the job would be to seal the two, which doesn’t look good, wouldn’t necessarily keep out water and other contaminants and could fail completely. Thankfully we’re seeing less of this but it does still happen!

Using a concealed transition is a simple way of preventing these issues and it looks good! It means that the flooring doesn’t need to be installed first. It makes the wall cladding ‘kick-out’ at the bottom so the flooring can go underneath and sit behind it. This means the wall cladding isn’t adhered to the flooring behind, so it’s easy to replace the flooring if needed. This type of transition means that any water runs down the wall and onto the flooring rather than hitting the join. After this, the transition is silicone-sealed to avoid water bouncing back up from the floor and getting into the joint detail, creating a watertight finish.

It was the case that the concealed transition would only be specified for showers and the two-part for anywhere else. Now, because the concealed transition looks so much better and guarantees an impervious system, it’s by far the better choice and definitely what I would recommend whatever the project.

Roger Moore, Training School Supervisor

Posted: 06/06/2016 14:04:32 by Chris Edwards-Thorne | with 0 comments

Recofloor vinyl flooring recycling scheme wins an Award for Excellence

Are you a contractor working on flooring projects at construction sites?

You could benefit from Recofloor’s convenient collection services that not only helps you save on disposal costs, but also reduces waste on site.

Vinyl flooring from a variety of building projects, such as hospitals, schools and major housing and retail developments can be recycled through Recofloor, helping construction companies to achieve their Zero Waste targets.

We provide recycling containers – either bulk bags or bins - for the duration of the project and collections are completed by manufacturers’ vehicles during delivery rounds.

Join Recofloor at this year’s ‘Bacon Butty’ events

Recofloor has launched its 2016 series of ‘Bacon Butty’ events where flooring contractors and fitters can find out more about the UK’s award-winning vinyl flooring recycling scheme while enjoying welcome refreshments.

Free goodies, including travel mugs and T-shirts, along with bacon or egg rolls will be on offer at participating distributors’ premises across the UK. Find out more here.

Recofloor Awards - you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Have you wondered what you need to do in order to be a winner at the Recofloor annual awards?

It goes without saying that in order to qualify for an award, you need to collect as much waste vinyl flooring (that meets the Recofloor specification) as possible. But there are more steps that you could take to boost your award application. Read our suggestions for enhancing your next award application here.

Recofloor vinyl flooring recycling scheme wins an Award for Excellence

Recofloor has been recognised for its waste vinyl flooring recycling work with a prestigious award in the Letsrecycle.com Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management 2016.

On behalf of the judging panel Letsrecycle.com Editor, Steve Eminton said: “The judges were impressed that two companies within the industry had worked together to develop a collection network using reverse logistics. We hope that the scheme will thrive in the future.” Read the full story here

Summer Promotion

To celebrate our third annual Summer Promotion, this year we have three Red Letter Day experiences worth £100 each to present to our lucky winners.

You can choose from hundreds of fun, exciting and exhilarating experiences from racing a Harley Davidson motorbike - to a Segway safari - to a theatre show with dinner!

Look out for further details of this year’s Summer Promotion - coming soon!

New Recofloor video

Have you seen the new Recofloor video yet?

Why not use it as an easy way to explain to fitters how the scheme works, or to show to customers who might use Recofloor on their jobs?

You can view the short animated film on the Home page of the Recofloor website.

Posted: 24/06/2016 00:00:00 by Chris Edwards-Thorne | with 0 comments