Flooring

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

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Products for floor revamp at Waterfront restaurant
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a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied three key products for the refurbishment of the floors of the popular Panama Jacks restaurant at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. For the new flooring, a.b.e. – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – supplied: abecote primer; abeflo HPU; and Dow Corning 813. Johnie Emmerich, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to tile over existing tiles successfully
keyboard_arrow_downHow to tile over existing tiles successfully

Tiling over your existing tiles can save you money and time but not all tiled surfaces are suitable for this type of installation. What are the most important factors to consider when completing a successful tile-on-tile application? We offer some tips on how to get it right.

keyboard_arrow_upFlorim Magnum now available exclusively from Union Tiles
keyboard_arrow_downFlorim Magnum now available exclusively from Union Tiles

Union Tiles is proud to announce that Florim Magnum large format sintered porcelain stoneware tiles are now exclusively available from its stores nationwide.

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. expands dustless range with new pre-mixed version of popular floor screed
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. expands dustless range with new pre-mixed version of popular floor screed

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has expanded its range of dustless cementitious products with the launch of a dustless version of abe.dur – the company’s popular non-metallic high-strength floor screed.

keyboard_arrow_upTAL’s quick-setting high traffic grout
keyboard_arrow_downTAL’s quick-setting high traffic grout

TAL High Traffic Grout is a quick-setting grout designed to provide a durable, scratch and water-resistant finish in installation areas subjected to high traffic volumes, or heavy loads. TAL High Traffic Grout is ideal for car showrooms, retail centres and stores, as well as exterior installations.

keyboard_arrow_upPentaFloor sponsorship at the new GBCSA offices
keyboard_arrow_downPentaFloor sponsorship at the new GBCSA offices

The GBCSA wanted its new offices to target a 4-Star Green Star Interiors certification and called for sponsorships to assist with the fitout. PentaFloor supplied and installed carpeting products that will contribute significantly to the Green Star submission. In terms of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Shaw products are certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute […]

keyboard_arrow_upSurrounded by sandstone
keyboard_arrow_downSurrounded by sandstone

Sandstone is generally formed from beds of sand below the sea or low lying areas.  As this bed of sand subsides into the earth’s crust, usually pressed down by overlaying sediments, it is heated and compressed.  Water flows slowly through all these tiny grains, importing minerals.  Minerals crystallise around the sand grains and cement them […]

keyboard_arrow_upBayferrox pigmentation for upmarket helicopter workshop floors
keyboard_arrow_downBayferrox pigmentation for upmarket helicopter workshop floors

Bayferrox pigmentation supplied by Chryso South Africa was used by OnTime Readymix Concrete for the coloured flooring of a new private helicopter workshop at Rand Airport’s Hangar 24 at the end of 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upNew generation luxury vinyl floors
keyboard_arrow_downNew generation luxury vinyl floors

Rococo Xtra, the latest addition to the Rococo suite of luxury vinyl flooring products offered by Van Dyck Floors, was launched in March, offering local consumers a new generation product with advanced features.

keyboard_arrow_upGuidelines when using granite
keyboard_arrow_downGuidelines when using granite

As previously stated in the article covering marble, the most crucial aspect to using granite is ensuring that you have the installation done by a professional with experience.

keyboard_arrow_upA floor for when life happens
keyboard_arrow_downA floor for when life happens

Finally it’s here – a floor for your home that’s fit for when life happens! Imagine a floor that’s waterproof, pet-friendly, highly scratch resistant and can be used in any room in the house – even in direct sunlight. It’s called Firm Fit from Traviata Flooring.

keyboard_arrow_upRange of vinyl floors make sustainability sense
keyboard_arrow_downRange of vinyl floors make sustainability sense

Architects and contractors often have a difficult time convincing clients that vinyl products are eco-friendly, sustainable and non-toxic. Despite industry experts and insiders recognising modern vinyl’s value and significant benefits and the decision taken in 2011 by Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) to withdraw the Mat-7 PVC Minimisation credit from the Green Star […]