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Flooring industry news September 2020

WRITTEN BY Jonathon Bright
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Want to keep up to date with all the latest news, views and commentary for the flooring industry and business owners? We’ve summarised some of the stories that caught our eye during September 2020. The best way to keep up with any flooring industry news is to follow our LinkedIn account – we always post interesting news stories and article links on our page.

CICV FORUM LAUNCHES FREE ADVICE WEBINARS

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum launched a series of free advice webinars to help industry professionals improve their contractual and commercial awareness on construction projects.

Hosted by leading industry experts and running fortnightly across six sessions from September to November, the online discussions are aimed at public and private sector employers, contract and commercial managers, architects, quantity surveyors and project managers.

Fiona Hodgson, CEO of SNIPEF and Chair of the Forum’s Commercial sub-group, said: “Since March, the CICV Forum has helped countless professionals across Scotland and beyond with a wealth of information. This new development is yet another way in which the industry is coming together to help each other and assist in the rebuilding of the industry.”

The Forum’s first webinar was held on Tuesday 15 September,

Each webinar is recorded and hosted on the Forum’s YouTube channel. Links and further details can be found via the TCF website.


AWARDS

Entries to this year’s National Flooring Awards closed on September 11th.

The flooring industry’s newest awards scheme was launched by The Stocklists magazine in 2018. In 2019 there were more than 140 submissions.

In 2020, the judges will pick winners in 10 key categories and also choose a select number for the Gold awards.


DOMOTEX TRADE FAIR PUSHED BACK TO MAY 2021

Domotex – the world’s largest flooring trade fair – has pushed back its January 2021 dates for the Hannover show to May 20–22. A digital conference will now be held in January.

Organisers had been holding out for the original dates and made many special arrangements but said the “rampant Covid-19 pandemic” and its impact on worldwide travel has forced a re-think.

Deutsche Messe AG said:  “There is a general uncertainty in relation to travelling abroad. Many countries have introduced strict travel and quarantine regulations and it is impossible to predict for how long these regulations will be in place. It has therefore become difficult to deliver on the show’s core value proposition, which is linked, among other things, to the high number of international exhibitors and visitors.”

Visitors can plan their visit on this link.

Anyone interested in exhibiting can find out more on this link.


COVID’S IMPACT ON THE FLOORING INDUSTRY

Consumer focus on investing in their homes has led to demand recovering across the flooring sector, says leading UK manufacturer Victoria plc.

In a brief trading update to shareholders, the group said: “Trading has continued to be resilient since we last updated the market in July and demand has recovered in all our principal markets.

The full article can be found on this link.


CONSUMER DEMAND RECOVERING

Consumer focus on investing in their homes has led to demand recovering across the flooring sector, says leading UK manufacturer Victoria plc.

In a brief trading update to shareholders, the group said: “Trading has continued to be resilient since we last updated the market in July and demand has recovered in all our principal markets.

The full article can be found on this link.


MILLIKEN & COMPANY MOVE TOWARDS
INCREASED SUSTAINABILITY

Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company highlights its journey towards a more sustainable world in the company’s second annual corporate sustainability report. The report includes progress across its global flooring, textile, specialty chemical and healthcare divisions, gives insight into Milliken’s environmental and social commitments by 2025.

Halsey M. Cook, President and CEO of Milliken & Company, said: “Milliken is meeting the demands of a rapidly changing world. We’re driving progress for sustainability, inclusivity, zero waste, safety and more for the betterment of the planet and our company.”

Report highlights:

  • A commitment to analyse all new products applying Life Cycle Analysis
    (Milliken Flooring has conducted LCAs for nearly all flooring products).
  • In 2019 Milliken joined the UN Global Compact, the largest global
    sustainability effort.
  • Milliken named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 14th consecutive year.

The full article can be found on this link.


RUBIO MONOCOAT IS THE LATEST ADDITION TO WOOD FINISHES WORKSHOP ON CFJLIVE

CFJLIVE, CFJ’s latest innovation in the wake of Covid-19, will launch on Tuesday 6 October and will soon be followed by more online workshops.

CFJ will soon launch its first live online workshop involving wood finishes under the auspices of CFJLIVE. You’ll hear from Rubio Monocoat (which has just become the fourth company to join the workshop); WOCA; Bona’s technical manager, Alec Stacey, who will present a demonstration of the company’s unique brushing system used to introduce texture to a wood floor; and Junckers, which will take viewers through two live demos in 20 minutes.

Full details can be found on this link.

If you found this blog interesting flooring industry news from August 2020 can be found on this link.


FURTHER READING

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