September has arrived and that means The Flooring Show in Harrogate is virtually upon us. While COBA Flooring won’t be exhibiting there, we always take a keen interest in what is going on within the flooring industry. It’s running from 21-23 September 2014 at the Harrogate International Centre.
The Demo Zones are always interesting. Very often they are used to demonstrate installation techniques for certain types of products, such as entrance matting, tiles and so on. This is one area COBA Flooring is very passionate about – mainly because where possible, our entrance matting systems and commercial flooring products are developed for easier installation, helping to the make the flooring contractor’s job an easier task.
Our Premier range of PVC/carpet interlocking entrance tiles are a good example of an ‘easy installation’ design, as are our new Tough-Lock Naturals – luxury vinyl ‘on-trend’ tiles that really do look like ceramic or ‘terrazzo’ but are loose laid and don’t require any adhesive for speedy installation.
There is also the Trends Hub at The Flooring Show which will feature cutting edge flooring materials, among many other things! We like to be at the cutting edge of entrance mat design and are our commercial flooring specialists at COBA are always looking for new innovations.
One of our own recent innovations has been Premier Surface, an ingenious entrance matting system that does not require a matwell. With ‘impact-resistant’ bevelled edges and corners, it is ideal for heavy–duty use and can withstand the weight of supermarket trolleys. In fact, we developed it with the feedback from a major supermarket and we are delighted with its performance in such environments. While being functional in trapping dirt and moisture, it looks very smart too and features hardwearing nylon carpet inserts. Another bonus is that Premier Surface has good environmental credentials; the PVC base tile is manufactured from 100% recycled materials. We’ve produced a video on it for those who want to know more about Premier Surface.
Please browse our website to view COBA’s very own ‘Flooring Show’.