DIAMOND With tenacious grip, floorwise Diamond Gripper is relied on by installers looking for a first-class finish.

As deep pile luxury carpet and thick PU underlays continue to rise in popularity, a gripper that holds tight and fast is worth the investment. While some fitters have to rely on an inefficient, costly and messy double run of their standard gripper to provide the necessary hold, savvy installers are turning to the legendary floorwise Diamond Gripper to do the job in a single, fuss-free pass.

Wider at 25mm, using higher quality plywood and with more nails than standard gripper, floorwise Diamond Gripper also possesses more pins for that all-important vice-like grip. In fact, in every length there’s 20% more pins over standard floorwise Premium Gripper and in medium and long formats, there’s also just the right length to grab hold of even the deepest saxony pile. In fact, the grip is so secure that Diamond Gripper takes power stretched installs in its stride with a single, clean and elegant run.

Richard Bailey, Managing Director, floorwise, said: “Pop onto our Facebook


INFORM AND INSPIRE This November, international interior design show Decorex will present a curated virtual talks programme as part of a three-day digital experience of Decorex Virtual 2020.

With talks from leading industry figures set to inform, instruct and impart invaluable insight, the programme from Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 November will offer a chance to upskill and understand key issues facing the industry so that visitors come away feeling invigorated and inspired. Each day will feature thought-leading programming and conversations from renowned designers, influential industry leaders and trailblazers across the interior design sector.

Alongside the engaging talks programme, Decorex Virtual will feature a product directory with a

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page and you’ll see plenty of installations where Diamond Gripper has been used on really high- standard work by some of the country’s best fitters. It has become a symbol of quality and its use is a sign of an installer that takes pride in their craft. In fact, it’s even been used to remedy jobs where inferior quality gripper in a double run is still not up to the task.

“Diamond Gripper has been a mainstay of our portfolio for several years now and as the popularity of deep pile carpets and luxury, extra-thick PU underlays rises, we’re welcoming more and more fitters into the Diamond Gripper club. While it’s not the cheapest gripper on the market, it’s certainly among the best and the fitters that discover it turn into loyal advocates.”

vast selection of suppliers across design and interiors. The directory can be filtered into the products the visitor is most interested in as well as highlighting suppliers that match the preferences a visitor makes during the registration process. There will also be the opportunity to request video meetings with suppliers to understand more about their collections and discuss them in more detail as well as specific times where visitors can join speed networking sessions with their community within the platform.

For the first time, Decorex Virtual 2020 will bring the industry together this winter through a three-day digital experience, focussed around core pillars of business - sourcing new products, meeting new suppliers, networking and gaining knowledge through inspiring talks.

All talks are free to join, to view the full programme and register to attend visit the decorex website.


DESIGNER CONTRACTS UK flooring contractor, Designer Contracts has welcomed two new senior members of staff to the team.

The company, which operates across 15 regional depots and employs over 300 members of staff, has recruited Aaron Underwood as area manager for its Wales and West region and Russell Beckett as senior contracts manager for the Central region.

Designer Contracts MD Peter Kelsey said: We’re delighted to welcome Aaron and Russell to the team. During such unprecedented times, it’s been reassuring to know that we have been able to continue offering the best service to our customers – both old and new and Aaron and Russell’s recent appointments further cements our strong presence within the sector.”

Aaron joins the team with a wealth of experience, predominantly as a contractor managing extensions, alterations and fit outs for well-known UK brands. He said: “I’m looking forward to ensuring our customers are given the optimum level of service and continue providing a wide selection of floorcoverings across the private and public sector.”

Russell, who joins the business with 15 years of retail and commercial experience, said: “The company has a reputation for delivering excellent customer service along with in-depth product knowledge and I’m looking forward to building and managing our client relationships further.

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