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Exploring the Versatility and Sustainability of Milliken Carpet Tiles

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In the realm of interior design and flooring solutions, versatility and sustainability are two key pillars that modern consumers prioritise. Milliken Carpet Tiles stand out as a shining example of how innovation can meet these demands seamlessly, offering a range of benefits that cater to both aesthetics and environmental consciousness.

The Advantages of Milliken Carpet Tiles

  1. Design Flexibility: Milliken Carpet Tiles come in a vast array of designs, colours, patterns, and textures, allowing for virtually limitless customization options. Whether you’re aiming for a sleek, modern office space or a cosy, welcoming home environment, there’s a Milliken tile to suit your vision.
  2. Durability: Built to withstand heavy foot traffic and daily wear and tear, Milliken Carpet Tiles are engineered for durability. Their construction ensures long-term performance, making them ideal for high-traffic areas such as commercial spaces, schools, and healthcare facilities.
  3. Easy Installation and Maintenance: Unlike traditional broadloom carpeting, which often requires professional installation and extensive downtime, Milliken Carpet Tiles offer hassle-free installation and maintenance. Their modular design means that individual tiles can be easily replaced if damaged, minimizing disruption and saving both time and money.
  4. Acoustic Benefits: In today’s open-concept living and working environments, noise reduction is essential for productivity and comfort. Milliken Carpet Tiles not only add visual warmth to a space but also provide acoustic insulation, helping to absorb sound and create a quieter atmosphere.
  5. Sustainability: As sustainability becomes an increasingly pressing concern, Milliken leads the way with environmentally friendly carpeting solutions. Their commitment to sustainability is evident throughout the entire product lifecycle, from responsibly sourced materials to energy-efficient manufacturing processes and recyclability.

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Why Choose Milliken Carpet Tiles?

  1. Design Innovation: Milliken is renowned for its innovative approach to design, constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in terms of colour, pattern, and texture. With their extensive design portfolio, you can unleash your creativity and bring your vision to life.
  2. Quality Assurance: With over 150 years of experience in the industry, Milliken is synonymous with quality and reliability. Their products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest standards of performance and safety, providing peace of mind for designers, architects, and end-users alike.
  3. Environmental Responsibility: By choosing Milliken Carpet Tiles, you’re not just investing in a superior flooring solution – you’re also making a positive impact on the planet. From reducing waste and carbon emissions to supporting sustainable forestry practices, Milliken is dedicated to minimizing its environmental footprint.

Conclusion

Milliken Carpet Tiles offer a winning combination of style, durability, and sustainability, making them the perfect choice for any design project. Whether you’re revamping a commercial space or upgrading your home’s interior, Milliken’s versatile and eco-friendly flooring solutions are sure to exceed your expectations. Embrace the future of flooring with Milliken Carpet Tiles and elevate your space to new heights of comfort, style, and sustainability.

If you would like to know more about the Milliken range or have a project we can assist with, please do not hesitate to get in touch here.

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Linoleum Flooring – Common Problems

Linoleum Flooring - Common Problems

What are the common problems associated with Linoleum Flooring?

Linoleum flooring is a type of resilient flooring made from natural materials. It’s composed primarily of linseed oil, which is derived from flax seeds, along with other natural ingredients such as wood flour, cork dust, limestone, and pigments for colour. These materials are mixed together and then pressed onto a backing material like jute or canvas to create sheets or tiles.

Linoleum flooring is known for its durability, resilience, and environmentally friendly characteristics. It’s naturally antibacterial, biodegradable, and often comes in a wide range of colours and patterns.

However, when it comes to installing Linoleum Flooring, common problems can often arise.

 

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Common problems encountered when fitting linoleum flooring include:

  1. Subfloor Preparation: Inadequate preparation of the subfloor can lead to unevenness or imperfections that may show through the linoleum or cause it to wear unevenly over time.
  2. Moisture Issues: Moisture trapped beneath the linoleum can cause it to warp, bubble, or lift from the subfloor. Proper moisture testing and moisture mitigation measures should be taken before installation.
  3. Adhesive Problems: Incorrect application of adhesive or using the wrong type of adhesive can result in poor adhesion, causing the linoleum to peel or loosen prematurely.
  4. Seam Sealing: Improperly sealed seams can allow moisture or dirt to penetrate, leading to damage or discoloration of the linoleum over time.
  5. Expansion and Contraction: Linoleum can expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity, leading to buckling or gaps between seams if not properly accounted for during installation.
  6. Cutting and Fitting Errors: Incorrect measurements or cutting mistakes can result in gaps, overlaps, or misaligned seams, detracting from the overall appearance of the flooring.
  7. Damage during Installation: Rough handling or improper installation techniques can cause tears, scratches, or other damage to the linoleum surface.
  8. Subfloor Movement: If the subfloor is not adequately stable or if there is excessive movement, it can cause the linoleum to shift or crack over time.
  9. Improper Cleaning and Maintenance: Using harsh cleaning chemicals or abrasive tools can damage the linoleum surface, leading to premature wear or discoloration.

To avoid these problems, it’s essential to carefully follow manufacturer guidelines for installation, ensure proper subfloor preparation, use high-quality adhesives and seam sealers, and employ skilled installers familiar with linoleum flooring techniques. Additionally, regular cleaning and maintenance according to manufacturer recommendations can help prolong the life and appearance of linoleum flooring.

If you would like to know more about how we can help supply and install Linoleum Flooring please get in touch by clicking here.

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BAM Charity Golf Day raise’s funds for Cancer Charities.

BAM’s UK Construction division, recently held their annual South East Charity Golf Day at the picturesque Foxhills Golf and Country Club in Surrey. Three members of staff were invited to take part in the day accompanied round the course by a member of the BAM team. There was a variety of competitions running throughout the day to help raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and Breast Cancer Now. Although the teams overall performance didn’t secure the top spot, our Floor Preparation & Screed Director, Asa Nuttall did manage to win the “Nearest the Pin in 2” competition on the 10th hole!!!

Prostate Cancer UK’s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. Money raised from events such as this help to fund research to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives. One in 8 men in the UK will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is not always life threatening and when caught early enough has a good chance of being cured.

Breast Cancer Now is a charity that funds almost 290 of the brightest minds in breast cancer research, finding ways to prevent, save lives and live well with breast cancer.

A great day was had by all, with vital funds raised for both charities. A big thanks to BAM for organising, the team are looking forward to next years event already!

 

 

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Canary Wharf Contractors Dragon Boat Race 2023

Last week saw the return of Canary Wharf Contractors annual Dragon Boat Race, held at The Docklands Sailing & Water Sports Centre.

The event, organised by Canary Wharf Contractors, brings together local businesses to raise money for local charities and is always supported by Loughton Contacts.

As with previous year’s, we managed to recruit 10 team members from across the business to take part in the Dragon Boat Race. The event is a great opportunity for people across our business to come together, work as a team and test themselves mentally & physically. The weather was not as favourable as last year but the team dug deep in both of their races and were supported by other members of the business.

This years team was kindly sponsored by Karndean UK and Mapei, both key supply chain partners of ours, who have supported us on hundreds of flooring projects, including some at Canary Wharf itself. Also a big thank you to Keep Attacking for supplying the teams tops, they were easy to spot out on the water!

A big thank-you to those who took part, our sponsors and the people that braved the weather to come and support!

Below are a few pictures from the event.

Team Loughton Contracts

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Plus Floor Showroom Visit

Before we finished up for the Christmas Festivities, some of the Team from Loughton Contracts were lucky enough to meet up with Lincoln Gibson from Plus Floor, to find out a little more about the products they offer. The companies strap line is “Visually Better” and their Clerkenwell Showroom certainly sticks to this mantra, offering a warm and friendly space to peruse the different vinyl products that Plus Floor supply.

Members of our Sales, Estimating and Pre-construction teams  were given an insight into how Plus Floors approach to serving their clients has lead to them becoming a major player in the flooring market. Lincoln updated the team on the latest innovations within their product range as well as talking about the sustainability goals of the business.

Plus Floor offer a range of vinyl products, both stick down and loose lay/click systems, that replicate the look and feel of timber and stone flooring. They even have timber LVT that matches the popular timber finishes offered by there sister company Havwoods, making them a great option when trying to offer the client a cheaper alternative without compromising the projects aesthetics.

The team took a lot of positives from the visit and they certainly managed to expand their product knowledge. A massive thanks Lincoln and Ayesha for their time and hospitality – the Christmas beers and pizza were definitely appreciated!

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