A round up of the latest news from flooring manufacturers

  • All of Tarkett’s homogeneous vinyl floorings now have below quantifiable levels of VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions. The company says this will help to reassure clients that their flooring will contribute to a safe and healthy indoor environment. Tarkett’s homogeneous vinyl floorings can be used for commercial, retail and leisure applications.
  • Wood for Good has launched an online information and education resource called Wood Campus, a joint initiative of Swedish Wood, Jewson and Buildbase, in co-operation with TRADA, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association and the Wood Window Alliance. Wood Campus is designed for builders and merchant staff, and offers precise information on wood as well as updated versions of Wood for Good’s RIBA-accredited CPD modules. The content is available free to registered customers via www.greenworks-gateway.co.uk and www.buildbase.co.uk.
  • Wavin’s Thermoboard Underfloor Heating (UFH) division is offering a CPD presentation entitled Underfloor Heating: The Energy Efficient Option for Central Heating. The company says the presentation provides architects and other specifiers with current information about how UFH can offer optimum efficiency standards and energy savings. The presentation is available to view online at www.ribaonlinecpd.com.
  • Metsäliitto Group has changed its name to Metsä Group, and the names and visual identities of its business areas have been updated. Finnforest, a supplier of wood-based products including decking and structural floor systems, is now Metsä Group. The company says the new names and corporate image represent the final stage in its restructure.