RIBA CPD Showcase

Floors and flooring

From subfloor preparation and underfloor heating to sustainable flooring and slip resistant flooring in healthcare environments. Most materials are available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by Junckers Ltd
Wood is a carbon neutral material. Specifying the correct wooden floor can produce a measurable reduction in global warming. This seminar explains how and why, and explores the potential of solid wood floors over their extended lifespan.

Junckers makes solid hardwood flooring, professional floor finishes and floor maintenance products. A leading manufacturer of sports and dance floors, all Junckers floors are guaranteed for use with underfloor heating systems, while its sports floors are designed to accommodate retractable seating and perform to the highest levels of BS EN14904.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Bona Limited
Explores a new approach to renovating resilient flooring. Instead of removing the old floor and replacing it with new flooring, there is now a fast, cost-effective and more sustainable alternative that involves deep cleaning and recoating it – allowing for the application of new colours, sports lines, graphics and logos. This seminar discusses how that process works and how to specify it.

Bona is a Swedish company with over one hundred years’ experience in the development of high-performance finishes and maintenance products for commercial and domestic wood flooring. These include lacquers, oils and hard wax oils, specialist wood floor adhesives and a refurbishment system for resilient floors. All Bona formulations are certified low emission and clean and safe to use.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Heated tiled floors are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a cost-effective, fuel-efficient heat source for rooms. The type of tile and installation products used needs to be carefully considered when designing and specifying heated tiled floors. This seminar offers guidance on how to select the appropriate combination of tile, adhesive and underfloor heating system build-up.

Instarmac Group is a specialist manufacturer and distributor of cement and bitumen-based products. It has been a global supplier for over 40 years. Instarmac’s reputation was built on the research, development and manufacture of innovative materials for use in highway maintenance, urban regeneration, tiling, commercial flooring and internal finishing. The company is committed to delivering high specification products and systems that ensure excellent standards of quality and resilience.

Duration, excluding Q&A: one hour
Provides an overview of key considerations when specifying floors in various healthcare settings. These include product performance (including slip resistance), durability (including maintenance) and design guidance applicable to both general healthcare and dementia facilities.

Gerflor manufactures and markets innovative, design-led and eco-responsible solutions for flooring and complementary interior finishes. The company’s extensive portfolio of vinyl, linoleum and carpet flooring products covers both contract and residential applications, refurbishments and new builds.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Ball, F and Co Ltd
How to select the correct smoothing underlayment and adhesive, with the correct performance characteristics, to suit your floor construction and floorcovering type.

F Ball and Co is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high quality flooring adhesives, smoothing underlayments, waterproof surface membranes and primers, plus a wide selection of professional tools and accessories. Established in 1886, the company’s market-leading products are tried and trusted throughout the contract flooring industry.
Article, by Stressline Ltd
This article looks at why thermal flooring is important and how it works. It also examines exactly how the required U-values can be achieved and how this helps housebuilders when it comes to complying with building regulations such as Part L and SAP ratings.

Stressline is a leading manufacturer and provider of structural building products, including concrete and steel lintels, cast padstones, flooring systems and decorative products like fencing and walling products. Its dedicated specification and technical team is backed by more than 50 years of company experience and expertise.
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