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THE BEST OF BRITISH FROM INTERFLOOR


gripper range means customers will benefit from improved quality, as well as knowing they will be supporting local industry and reducing the environmental impact associated with Chinese production.


The differentiated Gripperrods range now has improved branded packaging and POS and comprises four products: Gripperrods Standard, a competitively priced entry level gripper; Gripperrods Tackfast, the best-selling gripper; Gripperrods Professional, a top of the range gripper, which is best in class; and Gripperrods Contract, a wider gripper for more specialist commercial applications.


Flooring manufacturer Interfloor has revamped its Gripperrods carpet gripper range to give retailers a highly competitively priced British-made quality product that stands out from the competition.


Interfloor's ‘Regular' carpet gripper is now being manufactured as ‘Gripperrods Standard' gripper at its Dumfries factory using high-quality birch wood and is engineered to give a technically superior performance compared to alternative products. The entirely UK-made


The Gripperrods Professional and Gripperrods Tackfast products include a number of new features designed to give greater stability in all types and qualities of sub-floor. Both have improved specifications, including wider strips (27.11mm and 24.03mm), and more floorholding pre-nails and precision pins per length.


John Cooper, CEO of Interfloor, said: "By bringing manufacturing of our entire range back to the UK we can guarantee quality and service. This, coupled with the enhanced specification of the premium products, makes us confident that the new Gripperrods range provides clear benefits for both retailers and installers looking for quality products at an affordable price and offer unbeatable performance."


www.interfloor.com


SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH


TOPPS TILES AND BAL Trusted adhesives brand BAL is working with tile specialist, Topps Tiles, to


exclusively stock BAL Rapid-Flex Fibre Plus in over 330 stores nationwide.


The wall and floor tile adhesive is an innovative formulation set to revolutionise the lives of professional tilers. It boasts a high standard of preparation, fixing and finishing credentials to deliver powerful time- saving and multi-functional benefits.


Topps Tiles Essentials Buyer, John Forden, explained: “This really is a category- defining product and we’re delighted to stock it on an exclusive basis across our 330-strong national store network. It is only every once in a while that such an exciting product comes along and we’re sure that our busy trade customers will share our enthusiasm.”


With an extended open time of 30 minutes, the adhesive can be left exposed for longer than other rapid- sets prior to skinning over and has a working time of 60 minutes (three times that of a usual rapid-setting adhesive) , meaning that the adhesive can be mixed and left in the bucket. BAL Rapid- Flex Fibre Plus also still provides the ability to grout after just three hours,


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meaning less downtime all-round.


These time-saving and fast-setting benefits are also matched by exceptional strength, flexibility and grab thanks to BAL’s unique Fibre Strand Technology (FST). The adhesive records an excellent non-slip performance rating and easily passes the EN1308 slip test. A Topps Tiles in-house practical test also recorded a 0mm slip with a 600 x 600mm polished porcelain tile, the largest stocked tile at Topps Tiles. This means that increasingly popular, large format tiles can be fitted without the need for battens.


Another added benefit, thanks to its S1 rated superior flexibility and movement absorption, is that it is suitable for tiling directly onto plywood walls without an admix. The use of higher grade raw materials also means that the grey and white colour options deliver super- smooth mix consistency and high-clarity colouring, with the brilliant white in particular, ideal for translucent natural stone or glass mosaics.


www.toppstiles.co.uk www.tomorrowscontractfloors.com


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