Carpet for asthma sufferers

Carpet for asthma sufferers – this has long been a bone of contention.  Thankfully, the scaremongering of days gone by has ceased.  That said, we cannot get away from the fact that the message has stuck with some.  There is still a misconception that for those with asthma, carpet should be avoided.  We as an organisation, and as an industry, have long been guarded and defensive about the contribution carpet can make to indoor air quality.  But is it time to get on the front foot? In January the Daily Mail ran a piece entitled ‘Could the air in your home be killing you’?  The text was factually accurate and drew attention to the potential effects on health from airborne toxic chemical pollutants that are not dispersed because of inadequate ventilation in UK homes.

Increasingly, however, research is producing evidence that carpet, rather than being hazardous, has distinct health benefits.  The three dimensional construction of a carpet is such that many airborne pollutants, which need to be breathed in to cause harm, become collected in the pile of a carpet, until removed by routine vacuum cleaning, so preventing their recirculation in indoor air.

Carpet is not bad for you if you have asthma – fact!

Thank you to the Carpet foundation for this blog.

Brochures – Kährs

Why Kährs

“Wood is the most eco-friendly, beautiful and versatile flooring material there is. Few materials can add as much warmth and atmosphere as wood. It softens the most minimalistic designs, while accentuating the mood of a more traditional interior. And although trends may come and go, quality and true style never goes out of fashion. That’s why a wood floor from Kährs will always be the perfect choice.”

Download Kährs brochures here Brochures – Kährs 


Karndean – Home Flooring


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Inspired by nature and designed for living, you’ll find Karndean floors available from Mawson Floors are not only attractive, but also highly practical. By offering a wide variation of colours, textures and finishes alongside design strips and borders, Karndean products allow you to get creative. With unique designs and endless opportunities for customisation, you are sure to create a look that is unique to your home – and even better, you can relax because all of our floors come with a peace of mind guarantee to last  many years to come. What’s more, we know how busy life gets with work, family and pets, so rather than offering a high maintenance product requiring even more work and effort on your part, our floors are easy to clean and maintain while still looking great! Mawson Floors offer a Karndean Floor Care kit with all our Karndean installations for peace of mind. If you’re currently in the process of renovating, moving or are thinking about getting a new floor consider the many options and styles available with a Karndean floor.  We’re here to help you find the perfect floor for your space, your needs and your style.untitled Have a question? Want to order some samples to feel and test our products yourself?  Feel free to leave a comment below, contact us via our contact form, email, phone, or follow us on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click Engineered Wood flooring from Mawson Floors

Big news this week is the new range of Click Engineered Wood flooring from Mawson Floors.

Our Engineered Wood flooring can cost a little more than solid wood but it does makes for a more stable floor with much less chance of movement such as expanding, contracting, bowing and cupping. This is due to the extra high density core which offers improved stability, greater impact resistance and improved efficiency with underfloor heating.

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The wood is sourced from the heart of the Forest of Tronçais in France, a region which produces an unusually fine textured, unblemished oak, then hand finished in Britain for unrivalled quality control.

No volatile solvents are used in the manufacturing process and formaldehyde emissions have been reduced to negligible levels.

The floors are finished with natural, VOC free, Rubio Monocoat non toxic oils to further protect the air quality in your home.

The Mawson Floors range of Engineered Wood flooring is easy to maintain and isolated scratches or damaged areas are very easy to repair.


Impressive – Van Gogh

Busy week ahead including a Quickstep Laminate installation from the new Impressive range on Monday.logo-quickstepImpressive Ultra


The rest of the week sees us installing  Karndean Design Flooring from their Van Gogh range, VGW85T French Oak, in a Lounge, Dining room, Hall and Cloakroom.

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VGW85T French Oak


Of course we can supply and install any product from the Quickstep and Karndean ranges.

Please contact us for more information.


Skala Contracts Ltd.

We have completed a number of installations for Skala Contracts Ltd. and they were the first people we thought of when our prospective customer appeared to need guidance with their new High Street commercial venture.

Our customer had asked us to quote from just an image of a competitors premises on their mobile phone !!  They hadn’t considered the layout and how their retail space could be used to maximum effect or indeed have a any kind of clear brief for us to work to.

Investing some time on design, function and form at the early stages, amongst other considerations, is vital to enable a project to run smoothly, within budget, on time and with the desired end result, a great looking profitable new business.

Lets hope they take our advice …..

Creator and promoter of original ideasInterior Design & Shop Fitting

Within their wide range of product and service offering Skala Contracts Ltd. can provide a leading edge design and build service for retail, office, bar, restaurants and domestic homes. Offering everything from product launches and retail displays, display graphics and bespoke in-store display systems.

From a simple retail display to a complete office interior, Skala can produce original stylish designs to use your space to its maximum potential and deliver a consistent company or brand image.


JHS Rimini carpet tiles

Today we’ve been installing JHS Rimini carpet tiles into a sales office on a Cameron Homes site in Tamworth.

The install included an initial all over application of a surface tackifier. This will prevent any movement or curling of tiles in the future.

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Karndean with a Keyline Border

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The pictures here show the process involved when installing Karndean, or any LVT, over a new solid floor that has residual construction moisture present. A Damp Proof Membrane (DPM) is applied to the sub-floor, then primed when dry and overlaid with a smoothing compound. When the smoothing compound is dry we can start to mark out the Keyline Border and commence the installation.

I think we could stop at the DPM … it’s a lovely colour blue don’t you think ??