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Avenue Gets On The Road To Ireland

Retailers and homeowners across Ireland can now get their hands on all the latest styles and innovations in residential cushion vinyl flooring, as Avenue has made its full 2018 collection available in the country.

With big updates to the hugely popular Bubblegum & Liquorice range and the enduring Ultimate Timber PU, along with the brand-new Ultimate Tones collection, homes in Ireland can now enjoy the latest looks for the floor including herringbone woods, contemporary stone and Moroccan tiles in shades of duck egg blue.

One for the adventurous, the updated Bubblegum & Liquorice shows a mature side for 2018/2019, with some of the more outlandish looks replaced by intelligent approaches to tile and geometric design. New exotic designs

Lano Lights Up the BGNFS

With developments throughout its portfolio, including showing the brand- new Pashmina polyester collection, Lano’s presence at the Buying Groups National Flooring Show saw it demonstrate why it continues to be one of the industry’s most highly regarded carpet manufacturers.

Joining the Halcyon family of premium super-soft styles that includes Cashmere and Cashmere Luxe, Pashmina offers lasting colour and stain-resistance and was shown in an available suite of timeless colours, including of course, on-trend grey. Lano’s first foray into polyester, Pashmina typifies the Belgian manufacturer’s approach to product development.

Gary Alp, National Sales Manager, explained: “We have a reputation for

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in Shalimar and Magali come in of-the- moment duck egg blue, while the new Siena brings a twist on the resurgent black and white diamond found in the existing York. Lattice also joins as an overscale weave, alongside colour updates in tonal grey and duck egg blue for many existing styles.

Brand new for 2018, Ultimate Tones celebrates the ever-present grey in authentic natural looks, from the concrete of Oxley through the modern stone of Brighton to the rustic slate

bringing carpets to the market that are technically excellent and this is certainly the case with Pashmina. We believe it represents the very best in current technology for the yarn and the response we received from our customers and visitors was excellent. Pashmina looks ready to raise the game in polyester carpets.”

The show also saw Lano present new styles and colours in its premium X-Collection concept. Oasis, Mayfair Velvet and Satine all showed new colour palettes inspired by the latest home interior styles, alongside a new- look Bamboo and Touch and Bamboo Velvet. Two new nylon ranges offering a silk-look in Pleasure and Serenity have also been introduced to the line-up.

The show also saw Lano present new colours in the popular Pembridge Heathers and Fairfield Creations

of Burlington and chevron wood/ stone combination of Moroso. From an ultra-cool architectural look to the stunning mix of wood and stone for that warehouse apartment feel, Ultimate Tones is certain to make a stylish addition in any home.

Adopting the new V-groove technology for a deep embossed ‘edge’ that enhances the plank look, Ultimate Timber PU brings super-stylish wood plank effects in Jacobsen, Cartier, Edgewood and Cimarron; with Pamera taking care of chevron duties and Bristol ideal for small rooms needing a narrow plank. Almost an entirely refreshed collection, Ultimate Timber PU continues to dominate as the benchmark in high-quality, authentic wood-effect cushion vinyl flooring.

These new collections are rolling out to existing Avenue displays across Ireland right now.

from the Essenz collection of value- engineered polypropylene, and the improvement of its artificial grass products with updates to Easy Lawn and the launch of premium Pro Lawn.

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