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Nothing sets the tone for a room’s atmosphere as much as its colours: they awaken emotions, create or intensify moods, stimulate or have a calming effect. With its high degree of colour saturation, the new norament 926 satura rubber floor covering from nora systems helps planners to realise individual room concepts.

“Our aim was to create a product that offers made- to-measure solutions to satisfy the demands

of our customers and to present them with a whole spectrum of new creative possibilities,” explained Andreas Müller, Managing Director at nora systems. “Consequently, before we started we asked our customers to tell us which floor covering colours would help them to realise their projects.”

norament 926 satura is available in a range of 32 colours. The spectrum of the 16 neutral architectural colours ranges from a warm


STORE PORTFOLIO Topps Tiles, the UK’s leading tile and wood flooring specialist, has boosted its UK presence with the rebranding of 12 Tile Clearing House (TCH) stores to Topps Tiles Clearance outlets.

TCH, formerly the biggest clearance tile retailer in the UK, comprised over 50 stores nationwide, primarily targeted at the value customer. The initiative follows a successful three-

year conversion programme that saw over 30 TCH stores convert to Topps Tiles outlets and 12 to the Topps Tiles Clearance brand in locations where Topps Tiles stores were already trading.

In addition to raising Topps Tiles’ UK profile, the programme has also boosted the brand’s national and local market share in each town. The final stage of the rebrand, to be completed next month,

beige through to cool shades of grey. The 16 chromatic accentuating colours have been conceived as colour pairs and thus offer a few first impressions for vibrant, colour-oriented interior design. All the colour shades in the range are mutually harmonised and can be perfectly combined both with themselves, as well as with the 32 standard colours available with norament 926 grano.

As with all nora rubber floor coverings, this new product has an uncoated and extremely hard-

will bring the total number of Topps Tiles stores to 320.

Topps Tiles Clearance offers the same brand benefits as a Topps Tiles but ultimately provides a more distinct, value-focused product range. Topps Tiles Clearance stores also allow the group’s specialist buyers to identify new product lines and trends, procuring limited stock from international suppliers, which can then be sampled in-store to gauge market demand.

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wearing surface that can be easily cleaned, so that its premium quality appearance remains preserved even when exposed to extreme conditions, and the new product is part of the certified floor covering system, nora system blue, which combines Nora’s low emission rubber floor coverings with low emission installation materials.

Topps Tiles, said: “Our experience of the brand conversions has been very positive and we see the benefit of having our whole business aligned behind the Topps Tiles brand. This initiative will help us to deliver our goal of taking market share and I am delighted that as we move forwards all colleagues can feel part of one team and part of one brand.”

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