RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Floor finishes

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA
Solus Ceramics Ltd - An Overview of Tile Specification
An Overview of Tile Specification
Seminar, by Solus Ceramics Ltd
A very practical guide to wall and floor tile specification, including advice on product selection and slip resistance.

Solus Ceramics offers a complete solution to the specifier, regardless of the size or complexity of their project. Using only quality materials from market-leading factories, whatever the requirement Solus Ceramics will almost certainly have the answer. In addition to first class customer service, Solus Ceramics can provide initial samples, advice on suitability, durability and budget, bespoke cutting and fabrication, and cleaning method statements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 55-60 minutes
Norcros Adhesives, trading division of Norcros Group (Holdings) - Avoiding Common Failures When Specifying Wall and Floor Tiling
Avoiding Common Failures When Specifying Wall and Floor Tiling
Covers installation best practice and advice on materials to use in everyday tiling projects. An interactive and informative seminar that will leave the architect and specifier with a much clearer understanding of the tiling process.

Norcros Adhesives, based in the heart of the country, is a leading manufacturer of preparation, adhesives and finishing products for the tile and natural stone industry. Its range carries a lifetime guarantee when used in conjunction with its M40 specifications. Innovation is at the core of Norcros’ ethos and it has systems to cope with any building circumstance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
burmatex ltd - Carpet Tiles: from Manufacture to Specification
Carpet Tiles: from Manufacture to Specification
Seminar, by burmatex ltd
How to evaluate carpet tiles’ performance characteristics and environmental qualities. This seminar examines: how the component materials and manufacturing processes of carpet tiles impact on durability, the different structural elements of carpet tiles and how these impact on performance and appearance, carpet tiles within the spectrum of responsible flooring solutions, and the main international environmental standards that apply to carpet tiles.

Burmatex is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of contract carpet tiles and planks, offering a high-quality range of tufted, structure bonded and fibre bonded carpets in sheet and tile formats, supported by specialist barrier and entrance matting products. Focusing on innovative design and flexible manufacturing, Burmatex products offer the architect, specifier, contractor and end-user a creative, yet practical, choice. The company’s good reputation extends across a broad range of sectors, including education, leisure, accommodation, commercial interiors, healthcare and public buildings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Flowcrete UK Ltd - Floor Screeds and How to Avoid Failure
Floor Screeds and How to Avoid Failure
Seminar, by Flowcrete UK Ltd
Covers the different types of floor screeds and their applications, identifies areas of failure, offers advice on problem avoidance and provides guidance on choosing the correct specification.

Flowcrete UK has dedicated itself to the pursuit of flooring excellence since 1969. Its comprehensive product range includes floor finishes, antimicrobial flooring, floor screeds, underfloor heating and car park decking.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes