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Wow your customers with bespoke flooring designs

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Hoye07_-4636bCreate striking floor finishes that set you aside from your competitors. At The National Flooring Company we offer a bespoke sample making service that allows our clients to create unique floor finishes that make premises really stand out from the crowd!

  • Include corporate brand colours within your floor
  • Use floor colours to complement the interior décor of your premises
  • Create patterns and shapes
  • Demark areas with contrasting colours
  • Match to existing floor finishes

A floor alone can help transform any outlet and with striking, bespoke designs, The National Flooring Company can help you to establish a unique look to brighten up the summer .

We offer an endless range of finishes available from simple colours, to patterns or even a glitter finish to add a bit of sparkle.

As well as creating bespoke designs we can also match to current surroundings and existing floor finishes including vinyl, terrazzo and ceramic tiles. With our free bespoke sample making service we can help you to achieve your ideal, flawless finish.

Whatever your challenge, we have a fast fitting solution that can be tailored to your requirements

Call us on 01778 343670 to request your bespoke sample.

National Flooring gets green thumbs to support local initiatives

Friday, May 13th, 2016

20160319_113611_resizedIn 2010 Peterborough Environmental City Trust (PECT) launch Forest for Peterborough, a project which aims to plant over 180,000 trees by 2030. The scheme is run in conjunction with Investors in the Environment, a not for profit environmental accreditation scheme that was first established to help local businesses in Cambridgeshire. Forest for Peterborough relies heavily on volunteered support to reach this target and as a result regularly runs volunteer days around the Peterborough area.

Working towards their green acredai for tyhe 3rd year running, The National Flooring Company, along with sister company Degafloor, volunteered to help towards this target and in the Bretton woods area of Peterborough. To gain one of their “essential actions” set out to achieve the green status, staff members, along with the support from some of their children, gave up their spare time on a Saturday morning to help plant trees. The company’s efforts meant that over 200 trees were planted which enable the initiative to reach their yearly target.

The National Flooring Company has a continued commitment towards environmental initiatives and believes that supporting a local not for profit organisation is not only beneficial in achieving the company’s aims but also in improving the local area.

The National Flooring Company is taking part in the Zero Waste Week Challenge!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Investors-in-the-EnvironmentThe not-for profit environmental accreditation scheme Investors in the Environment (iiE) is calling for businesses, households and individuals to take part in the annual Zero Waste Week challenge! Can you manage a week without putting anything in the bin?

The National Flooring Company will be taking part in the Zero Waste Week Challenge, and is urging other businesses to do the same to help the environment while saving you money. Zero Waste Week takes place on Monday 22 – Sunday 28 February 2015. Despite its name, you don’t have to go completely Zero Waste; the idea is simply to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Kim Coley, Senior Green Business Coordinator at iiE said, “Zero Waste Week is a great initiative for encouraging everyone to look at their day-to-day actions. By making small steps towards waste reduction you will become more aware of environmental issues, plus you get to take part in a challenge that’s fantastic fun!”

iiE is asking participants to share photographs of their green pledges on social media at iiEUK with the hashtag #ZeroWasteWeek. Whether it’s taping office bins shut for a week, getting a compost bin, cutting back on junk mail, cycling into work, not using office printers for one day, or eating home-cooked food to reduce packaging, iiE wants to hear your green pledges!

Zero Waste Week is a great opportunity for businesses to look at the waste they produce and take positive actions to ensure they cut down on waste to landfill and increase recycling – improving their environmental performance and importantly achieving financial gains.

For more information about taking part in the week, visit www.iie.uk.com. If you’re a business wanting to take part in the week and would like a free step-by-step guide to planning a successful Zero Waste Week as well as case studies and successes from other businesses, call Kim Coley on 01733 866436 or email kim.coley@iie.uk.com.

National Flooring gets shortlisted for two industry awards

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

resin and industrial flooring DPP_0339The Resin Flooring Association, FeRFA, which holds an annual award ceremony to highlight and celebrate the expertise and professionalism within the resin flooring industry, is due to hold the 2015 awards on 27th November at the Belfry Hotel.

The award categories, including large and small projects of the year are designed to demonstrate supplier / contractor excellence within each category field. The National Flooring Company’s efforts for 2015 have been suitably rewarded by being shortlisted for two of the six categories.

The installation of a resin floor in to the new manufacturing facility at the RNLI’s Headquarters in Poole was chosen for the Large Industrial Project of the Year. The new facility, totalling 5,300m2, was designed to incorporate the production of new boats and provide a maintenance facility to repair existing boats. It is one of the biggest investment projects in RNLI history therefore every aspect of this project had to be expertly managed.

Although a relatively easy project in terms of installation, the amount of pre-contract consultation and negotiation required was considerable. Due to the scale of the project and the nature of the charity there were a large number of stakeholders involved therefore substantial pre-contract liaison was required to establish full buy-in and confidence in product and project management capabilities of The National Flooring Company. The project, which originally tendered in 2012, was completed in December 2014.

The resin floor installation within the commercial kitchens at 5* luxury Browns Hotel was chosen for the Small Commercial Project of the Year. The project, which was relatively small in size, was complex due to the age of the building, the location and its illustrious reputation.

The National Flooring Company proved its ability to provide a highly focused service, specifically designed with the protection of its customer at the forefront. It also highlighted the company’s ability to provide an expertly planned and efficiently managed installation within a potentially highly volatile environment.

Whilst The National Flooring Company provides a consistently high level of customer service to all clients it has been noticeably rewarded this year through the satisfaction of their customers who have been vocal in their gratitude.

Having previously won an award for the small project of the year in 2013 and being shortlisted again is testament to the way in which The National Flooring Company continue to approach and undertake any project, regardless of the size. The company’s hardworking values and excellence within the application of resin flooring installations continues to be recognised, not only by its customers but also by industry experts.

Winners are to be announced at the award ceremony on 27th November 2015.

Further details of the installations at Browns Hotel and RNLI are due to follow shortly, however National Flooring can be contacted 01778 343670 for further details.

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The National Flooring Company have gone green

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Green Award2015 (2)  The National Flooring Company have gained the green environmental accreditation for the 2nd year running

  • Helping the local community
  • Reducing landfill waste
  • Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
  • Working towards a paperless office
  • Reducing our carbon footprint

Picture1With the environment becoming an ever increasingly hot topic, companies are being urged to consider their environmental impact and to look at ways of making their businesses more sustainable. The National Flooring Company recognises the importance of reducing the negative impacts of daily business activities and therefore decided to take a proactive approach and enrolled on to a local environmental initiative.

The company which has now committed to the environmental principals of its business operations is aiming to achieve the Green accreditation again in 2016 and continually improve on the company’s environmental sustainability.

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Resin Flooring solutions to suit any area

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The-National-Flooring-Co-Gobstoppers--12 editThe National Flooring Company can recommend the correct flooring solution to match your requirements

  • Non Slip Flooring
  • Decorative Solutions
  • Free sample making service
  • Experienced and knowledgeable staff
  • Cleaning solutions

From the very beginning The National Flooring Company will offer you support and guidance to ensure you choose the correct floor for your location.

Throughout your installation you will speak with experienced and helpful staff members that will make sure everything runs smoothly.

 

National Flooring is rewarded for industry expertise at annual flooring awards

Friday, December 20th, 2013

commercial flooring resin DSC_1724-d05f5a22The Resin Flooring Association, FeRFA, which holds an annual award ceremony to highlight and celebrate the expertise and professionalism within the resin flooring industry held the 2013 awards on 15th November at the Belfry Hotel, Solihull. The awards are popular amongst flooring suppliers and contractors and therefore the competition is high. The number and quality of the award entries this year were excellent and the judges had great difficulty in choosing the shortlist, and the eventual winner in each category. The National Flooring Company, who were shortlisted for the Small Project of the Year and Member of the Year award were chosen as winners for the Small Project of the Year.

 The National Flooring Company nominated the installation completed at the Mortuary for Peterborough City Hospital as it demonstrated the company’s ability to provide a highly focused service within a highly volatile environment. The project was completed within an operational city hospital mortuary which had been unsuccessfully completed by others on three separate occasions within just three years since the site became operational. The various stakeholders involved, whom were extremely pessimistic due to the previous unsuccessful installations, had to be managed specifically and with compassion. Each element of this project had to be expertly planned with precision to guarantee a successful installation.

 The nominations for this award are for installations that are less than 250m2 in size however the size of the project does not convey its complexity. Resin flooring had been presented as the best solution for the environment when the site was originally constructed but then had to be revisited on two separate occasions. Due to previous failures there was incredible scepticism shown from the landlord, NHS Trust, NHS Staff, mortuary staff and the Facilities Management Company all of which had to be overcome. The company were able to demonstrate their ability to understand the requirements of all involved and recognise the failures whilst showing compassion when planning the project within a partially live mortuary.

 The project required precise execution and strategic planning due to the challenging environment in relation to managing daily operations and completing the project within an agreed timeframe. The existing contaminated floor, substrate and drainage system had to be removed. A new drainage system had to be purposely built due to specific requirements and the substrate and floor had to be suitable to accommodate the needs of the environment and withstand the contamination that can be generated. The Degafloor QTA System was specified as the final floor finish as it provides a slip resistant and durable finish.

 Due to previous failures and the subsequent disruption a credible time schedule had to be proposed. Failure to complete would have resulted in massive damages and irreversible bad press not only to The National Flooring Company but also the hospital. Over compensating on time would have caused further disruption to the hospital and derision as follow on trades were required to undertake a deep clean and reinstate the equipment all of which required timely precision.

 To avoid complications core samples and trials were undertaken prior to commencement. The core samples confirmed the screed was contaminated with bacteria and therefore the risks to the removal and licensed disposal of the contaminated waste had to expertly managed.

 The installation took place in a live hospital environment therefore ventilation had to be carefully planned. The hospital required access to the body store fridges at all times throughout the installation therefore the execution of the installation had to be strategically planned and managed. This included the supply of adequate floor protection by the body stores to the positioning of the skips.

 On completion of the project every stakeholder displayed an enormous amount of gratitude towards the team and the efficiency in which the installation was planned and implemented. This once relatively simple project had turned into a complex installation due to a number of significant failures.

 Sarah Westwood, General Manager of Peterborough (Progress Health) Plc commented, “We found National Flooring both professional and highly committed to working with all stakeholders on this complex piece of work.  The workmanship was of an extremely high quality and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend National Flooring.”

 The way in which The National Flooring Company approached and completed the project was rewarded not only by the gratitude of those involved with the project but also by FeRFA who decided to award The National Flooring Company for their efforts.

 Helen McGachie, Chief Executive Officer of FeRFA commented, “The judges were particularly impressed with how the many challenges were faced during both the selling process with the client and the actual installation were overcome, and the high level of customer/client support you gave throughout.”

 For further information please contact National Flooring on 01778 343670.

National Flooring gets shortlisted again for industry awards

Friday, November 8th, 2013

commercial flooring resin DSC_1724-d05f5a22The Resin Flooring Association, FeRFA, which holds an annual award ceremony to highlight and celebrate the expertise and professionalism within the resin flooring industry is due to hold the 2013 awards on 15thNovember at the Belfry Hotel.

The award categories include contractor of the year, trainer of the year, environmental initiative of the year as well as large and small project of the year. Each award is designed to demonstrate supplier / contractor excellence within each category field.

The National Flooring Company’s efforts for 2013 have been suitably rewarded by being shortlisted not only for the small project of the year award but also contractor of the year.

The nomination for the contractor of the year was focused around the company’s outstanding customer service, innovative steps for process development, environmental practice and awareness as well as their Health and Safety Awareness and implementation of safe working practice. 

Whilst The National Flooring Company provides a consistently high level of customer service to all clients it has been noticeably rewarded this year through the satisfaction of their customers who have been vocal in their gratitude and continued business and in certain circumstances the development of National Agreements.

One client in particular that benefited from the company’s high levels of customer service was Peterborough City Hospital. Their mortuary refurbishment was a relatively small project in size but had an extensive level of investment with regards to time. This was due to the fact the installation had been completed three times previously unsuccessfully. This once relatively simple project had turned into a complex installation due to a number of significant failures. 

The way in which The National Flooring Company approached and completed the project was rewarded not only by the gratitude of those involved with the project but also by FeRFA who decided to shortlist the nomination for the small project of the year award. 

Winners are to be announced at the award ceremony on 15th November 2013.

Further details of the installation at Peterborough City Hospital are due to follow shortly, however National Flooring can be contacted 01778 343670 for further details.

The National Trust puts its trust in National Flooring

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

commercial flooring resin belton_hs-0005-5b348966Belton House is a classic 17th century English country house which is owned by the National Trust and set amongst impressive grounds within the old market Town of Grantham. The grand building with its opulent décor and fine furnishings is a popular visitor attraction which provides its guests with the opportunity to relax and explore through the estate and enchanting gardens. Another of its appealing features is The Ride, a café and indoor play area, a favourite with families.  When the Trust wanted to create an external looking play area indoors they turned to Degafloor and The National Flooring Company for inspiration.

 

The café, which is an internal feature, was created to replicate an external picnic area with an adventure playground for children. With the project design parameters set to find a solution that would complement the theme, the National Trust contacted Degafloor and The National Flooring Company for potential solutions. It became apparent following initial discussions that the Degafloor Stone Carpet was ideally suited to the project. The attractive system encapsulates natural or coloured aggregates in a clear resin matrix, however to ensure a gravel type appearance was maintained natural aggregates were selected on this occasion.

 

The Trust decided to refurbish the existing outbuilding to provide enhanced facilities for families with young children. The restaurant, located within the same forecourt as the new café remained open to visitors throughout the development. To ensure the installation had no impact on their daily operations the project had to be carefully planned and managed.  

 

The installation which totalled over 200m2 was completed with minimum disruption and has created a modern and exciting dining facility for young children. The new café area called The Ride, has combined the contemporary with the traditional and has helped to encourage young families to visit the impressive country attraction.  

 

Anna Simpson, of National Flooring comments, “It is always interesting to work with clients on a project where there are specific design parameters set. Creating an external looking floor finish internally with a resin solution is becoming more popular, particularly with retailers but the context in which this was designed was perfect for the Degafloor Stone Carpet system and suited the imaginative playground idea perfectly. The National Trust is well known for providing interesting sites that offer an educational insight in to British history and The National Flooring Company is delighted to have worked with them on this project.”

 

For further information please contact us on 01778 343670.

National Flooring gets silver

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

commercial flooring resin Press release photo-a5a41771With the environment becoming an ever increasingly hot topic, companies are being urged to consider their environmental impact and to look at ways of making their businesses more sustainable. The National Flooring Companyrecognises the importance of reducing the negative impacts of daily business activities and therefore decided to take a proactive approach and enrolled on to a local environmental initiative.

Investors in the Environment is a not for profit environmental accreditation scheme that was first established to help local businesses in Cambridgeshire. The charity, which was designed to help businesses save money and reduce their impact on the environment, has been a huge success and now runs in various different counties. They provide all the help, support, promotion and networking needed to get a business started and ensure they get recognition for their green efforts. Bronze, Silver and Green accreditations are awarded.

Achieving accreditation requires effort from all members within the company and therefore The National Flooring Company decided to start working towards the silver accreditation with the vision of making the company more environmentally efficient.

Working with the help of the Investors in the Environment team, Kelly the ‘Green Fairy’ and Anna the ‘Enviro Elf’ started making big changes around the office.

The company took part in the ‘Zero Waste Week’ Scheme along with help from sister company Degafloor with fantastic results.

A new recycling and waste management system has been put into action with the assistance of Virridor who tailored a package that would suit the needs of National Flooring, which included a large recycling skip.

A star chart was introduced and chocolate prizes were on offer to employees that were pushing the boundaries with environmental challenges and that went out of their way to help The National Flooring Company gain the silver accreditation.

The company also took part in ‘Wear it green day’ where all employees came to work wearing something green and provided a donation. These efforts raised £50 and were given to the East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH).

The National Flooring Company attended the IiE Awards 2013 in April and received the Silver accreditation with great big smiles on their faces and thoughts of saving the world one day at a time.

The company which has now committed to the environmental principals of its business operations is aiming to achieve the Green accreditation and continually improve on the company’s environmental sustainability. 

Anna Simpson, Marketing and Sales Manager comments, “Working towards an environmental initiative has been an important part of the company’s activities over the last year. The silver accreditation was our first step towards becoming a more sustainable business and we are now working towards the Green accreditation not only to benefit from the cost savings that are associated but to actively contribute towards the environment. Whilst the company has so far managed to reduce our paper consumption our main aim this year is to become a paperless office.”

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