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The Flooring Show Harrogate 1-3 Sept 2013
Commercial Flooring Conference 2-3 Sept 2013
Flooring CPD 2nd Sept 2013  

What did I find interesting at the Flooring Show?

TFT Wood Experts Ltd. 

Diamond Mark 

Non-destructive non-invasive testing Moisture Meters

The Campaign for Wool 

British Wool Marketing Board 

The Woolsafe Oranisation & Woolsafe Academy

Kingsmead Carpets

Kersaint Cobb Carpets
  • Possibility they produce something green but insufficient information available

Nano-technology anti-bacterial flooring
  • Graboplast Floor Covering Manufacturers Ltd.
  • Hungary
  • Sadly its PVC
  • So its not really interesting to National Green Specification
  • No mention of REACH regulations on literature picked up
  • No information on Phthalate content
  • So its not really interesting to National Green Specification
  • High phthalate content in PVC resilient flooring means its likely to change or disappear
  • 100% recyclable LEED endoresment
  • Recycleable means very little to National Green Specifiction
  • If and when recycled High Phthalate means its in circulation longer doing more harm 
  • It uses silver to kill bacteria without chemicals
  • It claims to kill 99.8% of harmful bacteria
  • Tested to ISO 27447:2009 Test Method for anti-bacterial activity of semi-conducting photocatalyctic materials
  • It still needs to be cleaned but with less cleaning chemicals
  • It uses Titanium Dioxide to help decompose germs
  • TiO2 is a very high impact material
  • So its not really interesting to National Green Specification
  • Floor scope endorsement

Carpet Recycling UK

  • Not promoting Ska

AIS Association of Interior Specialists
  • Joe Cilia promoting Ska in seminar @AISJoe


He who shouts the loudest has the weakest argument
Dont they know that bikinis and high heels to attract punters onto the stand, tells us that the product can't be up to much.
If they can squeeze past the girls in the doorway won't they then spend the time admiring the skin, not the products?
I hope the show organisers realise the 1970's was 40 years ago, we have moved on, its time the flooring sector caught up.

© BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
3rd September 2013 - 4th September 2013

The Floor Show 2013 Harrogate


Fig. 1 Event Logo

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Fig. 2 Event Website

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Fig. 3 News July 2013 cover


Fig. 4 BrianSpecMan speaking Conference Day 1

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Fig. 5 Conference day 1 Time Table

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Fig. 6 2 Day Conference Programme

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Fig. 7 Conference Day 2 Timetable

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Fig. 8 CPD Programme

© BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
25th July 2013 - 20th August 2013

The Floor Show 2013 Harrogate

A strong commercial flooring programme aimed at architects, interior designers, public and private sector facilities managers and specialist installers will feature at the 2013 Flooring Show, Harrogate, 1 – 3 September.

The event is entirely FREE-to-ATTEND and the programme includes the 2-day Commercial Flooring Conference, a 1-day series of accredited CPD seminars, and the Trends Hub located on the exhibition floor. There will also be a drinks reception hosted by the leading carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, to mark the launch of its new global product.

Commercial Flooring Conference, Harrogate 2 – 3 September

The Commercial Flooring Conference is the only event of its type in the UK. The conference programme features a combination of high profile case studies covering a range of key business sectors including entertainment and leisure, retail, office and education, plus sessions on future flooring developments, sustainability and Building Information Modelling (BIM). 
Of particular note is the special conference session on healthcare. Dedicated to the role of flooring and design in the dementia care environment, it features specialists from HC-One (one of the UK’s largest care home operators), Salford University, Medical Architecture, and the flooring manufacturer Altro.

Flooring resource efficiency – Designing to help reduce waste Brian Murphy NGS

The key to reducing waste is to think carefully about overall project design at the outset – from the layout and size of rooms, to the materials used, their delivery and storage, ongoing maintenance, and future disposal.

CPD Seminar Programme 2 Sept

Running alongside day-1 of the conference on Monday 2 September are a series of fully RIBA accredited CPD seminars run by the major flooring manufacturers, Altro, Interface, Karndean and Tarkett, plus seminars from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, RICS.

The Flooring Show 2-3 Sept

Meanwhile, down on the exhibition floor, the Trends Hub, which will offer an exciting insight into the future of flooring and surfaces. Located on the show floor and adjoined to the cafe, attendees will find a visionary zone styled as a Workspace Laboratory. 
The space will showcase an inspiring presentation of the latest products from exhibitors, alongside a unique preview of the major colour, texture, material and styling trends for 2014. It will also showcase ‘The Next Generation’ of surface pattern / flooring designers from Yorkshire’s top design schools 
• For more information, visit

© BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
25th July 2013 - 20th August 2013

The Floor Show 2013 Harrogate
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NGS Presentation at Harrogate:

Resource Efficient Flooring

REAP Resource Efficiency Action Plan





  • REAP Resource Efficiency Action Programme
  • FSP Flooring Sustainability Partnership
    • BrianSpecMan has attended the Committees
    • Picked up a minutes action point
    • Propose resource efficiency tools
    • Working with Alan Best Sustainability
    • Proposals presented to Committee
    • So far the Committee has not discussed proposals


  • Flooring Resource Efficiency Calculator (Project Ambition)
  • WasteCost® Lite



  • NGS ECHO Confirmation of Manufacturer's Self-declaration to ISO 14021

© BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
25th July 2013 - 20th August 2013

PRESS RELEASE: 13 June 2013


A packed line-up of best practice technical presentations and case studies means the second annual commercial flooring conference will run for two full days (2-3 September 2013) alongside this year's Flooring Show at Harrogate International Centre.

Following the success of last year's first ever national commercial flooring conference, organisers Wendy Adams Associates and Media Generation have extended the conference and put together an enticing programme of presentations and demonstrations from the industry's top names.

Organiser Paul Stott said: "The programme is designed to give delegates access to information about the latest product innovations in practice, and there's also a new Trends Hub, offering an exciting insight into the future of flooring and surfaces."

Presentations will showcase high profile projects include The St Pancras International Hotel by Brintons, the award-winning new offices of York City Council by So Vibrant and the new Leeds Arena by Populous and Leeds City Council.

In addition, there will be a special panel presentation and discussion on flooring for football stadia. Facilities managers from top football clubs have been invited to explain how their facilities utilise the various flooring options for a diverse range of activities and requirements other than sport - from conferences and banquets, to retail and museums.

Sectors covered by the conference programme will include education, healthcare, sport, health & fitness, hotels & restaurants, office, entertainment & leisure, and housing including social housing. In addition, there will be a special focus on the important areas of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Sustainability.

Last year's hugely popular Demo Zone returns, with flooring installation innovations and techniques demonstrated by top names and spearheaded by the Contract Flooring Association (CFA), The Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) and the National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers (NCIF). There will also be a parallel series of CPD workshops relevant to the CPD needs of surveyors, interior designers and architects.

The Flooring Showexhibition, taking place 1-3 September, is the perfect industry networking event, and this year boasts new initiatives and an impressive line-up of exhibitors and "show-stopper" speakers.

New for this year, the Business Enrichment Theatre will host a series of inspirational speakers hoping to provide guidance, suggestions and support designed to help with a wide range of business issues. Delegates will be able to hear from The Society of British Interior Design President, Vanessa Brady; Sian Astley, Channel Five's presenter of Half Built House; Scarlet Opus Trend Forecaster, Victoria Redshaw; and Google's Industry Manager Flooring, Finlay Clark.

For further information and to register, visit


Notes for Editors

Held since 1962, The Flooring Show is the one and only national flooring event displaying the entire spectrum of floor coverings and related products and services:

Carpets - man-made and natural fibres; rugs - contemporary, traditional and classical; wood and parquet floorings; laminate coverings; resilient floor coverings; natural stone flooring; man-made stone flooring; artificial grass and sport floorings; fibres, yarns and textiles; installation and cleaning technology; trade associations and publications; luxury vinyls; underlays; tools and adhesives; and training.

The show attracts a specialist trade-only audience made up of key buyers, decision-makers, designers and specifiers of flooring products from across the UK and beyond, including: specialist wholesalers; specialist retail traders; architects; interior designers; property developers; hotel owners and investors; facility managers; floor layers; importers; exporters; consultants; contractors; and trade media.

For further information:

Media contacts:

Georgia PickEvent Manager, The Flooring Show 01423 779967

Helen Kitchen, PR Consultant, 07870 213974

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