Flooring

keyboard_arrow_upRenovation tiling made simple
keyboard_arrow_downRenovation tiling made simple

Placing new, modern tiles over existing ones has just become easier with the introduction of Mapei’s innovative Eco Prim Grip, a ready-to-use bond-promoting primer that prepares an existing tile or stone surface to receive a new installation without the time, labour or dust of scarification. This synthetic-resin-based primer enhances the performance of mortars and their […]

keyboard_arrow_upSika head office gets a revamp
keyboard_arrow_downSika head office gets a revamp

In order to maintain its professional corporate image, Sika South Africa undertook a refurbishment project in the company’s head office reception area, which included structural and aesthetic upgrades to the walls and flooring. Sika South Africa’s head office is located in Westmead, Pinetown, and is renowned for supplying speciality chemicals to the building and automotive industries. […]

keyboard_arrow_upSaint-Gobain Weber launches innovative new Multi Fix tile adhesive
keyboard_arrow_downSaint-Gobain Weber launches innovative new Multi Fix tile adhesive

Saint-Gobain Weber recently launched Multi Fix, its latest innovative tile adhesive. Multi Fix was created in direct response to the introduction of a new tile on the market – the hard body ceramic tile – which has its own specific needs for tile adhesives. “Hardbody ceramic tiles have caused a stir in the market. Although […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. waterproofing for new battery factory in Botswana
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. waterproofing for new battery factory in Botswana

A world-renowned high-performance coating supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals was used to waterproof and protect several sections of a new Chloride Batteries factory in Botswana. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. National Sales Manager: VIP High-Performance Coatings, says a.b.e.-approved applicators, Diamond Linings, applied VIP pure Polyurea Quickspray Industrial coating to a total surface area of over 2400m2 to […]

keyboard_arrow_upStick-down and rigid click LVTs for any application
keyboard_arrow_downStick-down and rigid click LVTs for any application

Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs) combine the high-end look of hardwood (or stone) with durability. Van Dyck Floors, the exclusive distributor of Rococo and Verve, has seen a rise in popularity in these two products, and for good reason. Here is an overview of what designers and specifiers need to know about these flooring ranges. Stick-down […]

keyboard_arrow_upA great big thank you!
keyboard_arrow_downA great big thank you!

  We truly value the time given to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey. Based directly on the feedback received, we are now busy making changes that will improve your future experience. Congratulations to our winners! Five lucky participants have each won an Orthomat®! Anti-Fatigue mats can help improve your health and comfort at work. Watch […]

keyboard_arrow_upLVT trends in the hospitality, medical and education markets in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downLVT trends in the hospitality, medical and education markets in Africa

The newest ranges of “rigid core” and “glued down” LVT’s (luxury vinyl tiles) bring not only design flexibility, but also a number of practical solutions that are changing the hospitality, medical, education and residential markets across Africa. The City Lodge Group is one of the brands that has recently specified Traviata’s LVT flooring products in […]

keyboard_arrow_upTraviata flooring for workplaces and offices
keyboard_arrow_downTraviata flooring for workplaces and offices

  Floors are probably the largest single surface in any workplace and as such have a major influence on both the aesthetics and productivity of the space. From a design perspective, flooring can be used not only to achieve an overall look but can also be used to demarcate areas or to highlight activity zones.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upabecote flooring system can be used on walls too
keyboard_arrow_downabecote flooring system can be used on walls too

abecote flooring system can be used on walls too Three components of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ popular abecote flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls at the Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape. The abecote primer was initially applied as floor primer by the a.b.e.-approved applicators, Walrus Coatings of Paarl.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range
keyboard_arrow_downThree exciting new options in Van Dyck Floors’ commercial carpet range

The past few years have seen a surge in the installation of carpets within the commercial sector and flooring specialists, Van Dyck Floors, are meeting this demand with the introduction of three new broadloom options – Alethea, Spontini and Chambord. “There are many benefits associated with carpets – such as improved acoustics, noise reduction and […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpecifying vinyl flooring: 2 key considerations
keyboard_arrow_downSpecifying vinyl flooring: 2 key considerations

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice of floor covering for hospitals, schools and universities amongst others. Given that these environments require a flooring system that is durable and will last for an extended period, the old adage of getting it right the first time is especially pertinent. That is why careful attention must be paid […]

keyboard_arrow_upOldest carpet manufacturer in SA celebrates 70 years
keyboard_arrow_downOldest carpet manufacturer in SA celebrates 70 years

Van Dyck Floors embarked on a countrywide roadshow during October 2018. The roadshows, which were held in East London, PE, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit and Bloemfontein, formed part of the company’s 70th anniversary celebrations and one of their main goals was to show appreciation to their loyal customers. The company is the oldest […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Products for historic Knysna hotel’s new floors
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Products for historic Knysna hotel’s new floors

The fascinating five-star Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna is a prestigious and remarkable hotel, developed on a historic wood mill and power station site. When the concrete floors needed refurbishment and alterations, three of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals products proved ideal for the job. Leading supplier of specialist products for the construction industry, a.b.e. is […]

keyboard_arrow_upNovember news from Union Tiles
keyboard_arrow_downNovember news from Union Tiles

There is great excitement at Union Tiles right now.  A fantastic prize is on offer – any customer spending R40 000 or over will be entered into a lucky draw. Come into Union Tiles and have a look at some of the most beautiful tiles, mosaics, claddings and slabs on the market – you will be […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe importance of entrance matting for shopping centres
keyboard_arrow_downThe importance of entrance matting for shopping centres

As trends change and production methods improve in entrance matting, with more new, impressive and innovative products being introduced to market, clients are now spoilt for choice in product variety. COBA Africa points out, however, that they often encounter projects where incorrect specifications are done for entrance matting systems for high traffic environments, such as […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe greys are here to stay
keyboard_arrow_downThe greys are here to stay

Most trends come and go faster than the seasons, however, it seems that the grey trend is here to stay. In recent years greys have become the preferred base for most interior and exterior spaces. The versatility of different shades of grey offer endless pairing options that work for any space in the home whether […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. and Chryso products bring new life to wedding venue floors
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. and Chryso products bring new life to wedding venue floors

One of the Western Cape’s most popular wedding and function venues, Murasie in the Overberg, needed its floors refurbished. Products from the Chryso South Africa Group and its subsidiary, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals proved ideal for the job. Johnie Emmerich, Technical Sales Consultant: Flooring for a.b.e. in the Western Cape, says work has been completed on […]

keyboard_arrow_upPreserve the wear cycle of shopping mall floors with suitable entrance mats
keyboard_arrow_downPreserve the wear cycle of shopping mall floors with suitable entrance mats

Floors are seen as one of the most important components of shopping malls and retail stores, serving both an aesthetic and a very practical function. Floor tiles are chosen not just for their robustness, slip-resistance properties, and durability, but also for their visually appealing characteristics. It is important that floors in malls contribute to the […]

keyboard_arrow_upYour quartzite questions answered
keyboard_arrow_downYour quartzite questions answered

What can we say about Quartzite? Well, it is a wonderful, hard and strong natural stone ideal for a variety of applications. What is quartzite made from? It is a hard, non- foliated metamorphic rock that was originally pure quartz sandstone.  Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. products for two Western Cape floor refurbishments
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. products for two Western Cape floor refurbishments

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied products for the upgrading of the flooring at two premises in the Western Cape: the Supa Quick tyre and fitment centre in Robertson, and Sea Harvest fish processing facilities at Saldanha Bay. Products used abescreed SLC P; abecote primer; and abecote 441.

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck Floors releases new Craft and Graphite carpet tiles for heavy commercial market
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck Floors releases new Craft and Graphite carpet tiles for heavy commercial market

As the popularity of carpet tile ranges continue to increase, Van Dyck Floors is constantly looking at new additions to their collection to meet the market’s changing needs. The latest additions are ‘Craft’ and ‘Graphite’, two new ranges that combine aesthetics with functionality and withstand the constant traffic and weathering in the heavy commercial market. […]

keyboard_arrow_upTraviata Flooring is changing the options in the hospitality sector
keyboard_arrow_downTraviata Flooring is changing the options in the hospitality sector

Traviata is a leading importer of flooring products, supplying world-leading technology to a number of sectors in Africa.  Of specific relevance is the change which Luxury Vinyl products are bringing to the hospitality industry.  The newest ranges of “rigid core” LVT’s bring not only design flexibility but also a number of practical solutions and are […]

keyboard_arrow_upTile Africa thinks outside of the box for one of Johannesburg’s top boutique hotels
keyboard_arrow_downTile Africa thinks outside of the box for one of Johannesburg’s top boutique hotels

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa is the epitome of a hidden gem – tucked away in Sandton’s tranquil and leafy northern suburbs. Founded over 19 years ago, it is a well-established contender in the five-star boutique hotel market, popular with international travellers and Johannesburg’s well-heeled socialites. Fairlawns’ unique décor, exemplified by its 41 luxury rooms […]

keyboard_arrow_upTAL plays key role in new look Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre Menlyn
keyboard_arrow_downTAL plays key role in new look Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre Menlyn

TAL products were used as part of the refurbishment project of the existing showroom at the Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre Menlyn and the AMG showroom. The 3 500 m2 dealership is situated on the corner of January Masilela and Muriel Streets in the thriving Menlyn precinct. The challenge in this project was that the dealership was […]

keyboard_arrow_upExplaining full body porcelain tiles
keyboard_arrow_downExplaining full body porcelain tiles

Today we will chat about porcelain and the various textures found on Porcelain.  Just to create a bit of confusion we will refer to a full body porcelain and this does not imply a person with a full body!

keyboard_arrow_upNew flooring system connects offices with world outside
keyboard_arrow_downNew flooring system connects offices with world outside

Modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has launched Human Connections, a new flooring system that embraces natural elements’ relationship with urban neighbourhoods.

keyboard_arrow_upFlowcrete Africa lights the way with glowing resin system
keyboard_arrow_downFlowcrete Africa lights the way with glowing resin system

Flowcrete Africa recently launched two innovative, glow-in-the-dark flooring systems designed to provide unique health and safety benefits for industrial facilities.

keyboard_arrow_upUpgrade old tiled floors with luxury vinyl and laminate
keyboard_arrow_downUpgrade old tiled floors with luxury vinyl and laminate

Installing new tenants or just upgrading, refurbishment work comes with a unique set of challenges. These include not upsetting other tenants in the process and getting areas back into service as soon as possible.

keyboard_arrow_upBelow the surface of concrete floor renovations
keyboard_arrow_downBelow the surface of concrete floor renovations

For most homeowners who have initiated renovations, spending money and time installing floors doesn’t always cause much excitement. But fitting a flooring system properly at the outset can lead to a better more comfortable space for your family in the long term. And the good news is that it needn’t break the bank.

keyboard_arrow_upVan Dyck Floors reveals another masterpiece – the Mozart Collection
keyboard_arrow_downVan Dyck Floors reveals another masterpiece – the Mozart Collection

Every great symphony starts with the perfect composition and when it comes to interior design, Van Dyck Floors has created a masterpiece in carpet tiles – the latest Mozart Collection. This innovative range of darker shaded carpet tiles combines the latest in interior trends with comfort, style and affordability.