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Giveaway | Cork Flooring Explored  | Why It’s The Best Choice!

Giveaway | Cork Flooring Explored | Why It’s The Best Choice!

If when you think of cork you think of wine, then join us for this episode dedicated to cork flooring. You will think of cork in a whole new light. We visited the Graham Beck Estate, where Chris...

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Vlog S2,E16 | Difference Between Engineered Wood Floors | Price vs. Value

Vlog S2,E16 | Difference Between Engineered Wood Floors | Price vs. Value

Engineered wood flooring…so many questions and very little clear insight. That is all about to change! In this episode we chat with Dave Waddy from Zimbo’s Flooring Solutions. Dave has...

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Vlog S2,E15 | How NOT to Install Floor Transitions | #savingfloors

Vlog S2,E15 | How NOT to Install Floor Transitions | #savingfloors

Sloppy floor installations are like weeds. Left alone, before you know it, the whole garden is trashed. We have seen so many floors ruined because floating floor transitions (and floors) were...

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Vlog S2,E14 | Bosch GSL 2 Professional Laser Level | Product Review

Vlog S2,E14 | Bosch GSL 2 Professional Laser Level | Product Review

Thanks to Bosch for giving us the opportunity to play with and experience the Bosch GSL 2 Professional Laser Level. This really is a highly valuable, time and money saving tool to get onto the...

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Article | Moisture Meters – Wood Moisture WHAT?

Article | Moisture Meters – Wood Moisture WHAT?

Concrete & Wood Moisture Meter Science Simplified (Slightly)! (A starting point more directed at the emerging flooring industry than those already in-the-know) Moisture meters…we know we need...

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Vlog S2,E13 | Moisture Metres Explained | Getting Your Feet Wet

Vlog S2,E13 | Moisture Metres Explained | Getting Your Feet Wet

Moisture meters are critical tools for a successful flooring installation, yet there is so much confusion about what their readings mean and how to use them. In the interests of #savingfloors...

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Article | Exploring SPC Flooring

Article | Exploring SPC Flooring

(Stone Plastic Composite) & The Road Ahead! The floodgates are open and every supplier with a spare buck in their back pocket is climbing onboard. Locally I have seen or have heard of FIVE new...

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Vlog S2,E12 | Finfloor’s Diamond Core SPC | Product Review

Vlog S2,E12 | Finfloor’s Diamond Core SPC | Product Review

Is SPC right for you? We visit the Cape Town International Convention Centre to take a look at an SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) flooring project going down in a commercial space. Finfloor supplied...

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Article | Portamix Hippo – No Contest

Article | Portamix Hippo – No Contest

Some tools are luxuries and others are five-minute wonders. When it comes to a bulk mixer for flowable materials like screeds, grouts or epoxies, Portamix Hippo falls into the category of the...

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Vlog S2,E11 | Bosch Laser Measure Review | Fast & Accurate Flooring Measure Ups

Vlog S2,E11 | Bosch Laser Measure Review | Fast & Accurate Flooring Measure Ups

First things first…no Portamix Hippo was harmed in the making of this vlog! Yet you will kick yourself you-know-where if you don’t enter the new Portamix giveaway, ending 15 May 2019...

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Giveaway S2,E10 | Portamix Hippo Review

Giveaway S2,E10 | Portamix Hippo Review

Such an exciting and pivotal moment! Thanks so much to National Urethane Industries and Portamix Global for stepping up and supporting Flooring Africa! In today’s episode, we test out the...

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Vlog S2,E9 | Seamless Flooring and Quartz Carpet | The Competency Gap

Vlog S2,E9 | Seamless Flooring and Quartz Carpet | The Competency Gap

This past week we spent a couple of days with the team at Seamless Flooring Systems, attending their free certification installation training program for Quartz Carpet. What an incredible...

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Video Invite | Join the Plank Squad! #flooringrevolution #acceleratingopportunities #savingfloors

Video Invite | Join the Plank Squad! #flooringrevolution #acceleratingopportunities #savingfloors

When you have a dream. To go beyond where you come from. To stretch yourself into new opportunities. To make a meaningful contribution. Yet you face closed doors, walls and the vast gap of time to...

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Article | Composite Decking, Is It Ready For The South African Climate?

Article | Composite Decking, Is It Ready For The South African Climate?

Last week Friday I had the pleasure of being flown up to Gauteng South Africa to review the latest product launches of two different international manufacturers of composite decking. This was...

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Vlog S2,E8 | Composite Decking ZA | LUCKY DRAW, Trex Enhance & MoistureShield Cool Deck

Vlog S2,E8 | Composite Decking ZA | LUCKY DRAW, Trex Enhance & MoistureShield Cool Deck

We got invited to pop up to Johannesburg for the day to visit with the great team at On the Deck, who are game-changing leaders in composite decking in South Africa and surrounding countries. The...

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Vlog S2,E7 | Flooring Underlays | The Sounds of Silence

Vlog S2,E7 | Flooring Underlays | The Sounds of Silence

Sound and how sound travels through the air and various mediums is technical and complex. There is no simple cure-all single-step to achieving great acoustics as this requires a multifaceted...

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Vlog S2,E6 | Sintered Stone Review | Visit to Studio Masson!

Vlog S2,E6 | Sintered Stone Review | Visit to Studio Masson!

Did you know that today is International Tile Day? Yip, that’s right! We decided to visit Studio Masson and celebrate the day by taking a closer look at Sapien Stone, luxury porcelain tiles...

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Article | The IMPACT of Liquidation & Retrenchment

Article | The IMPACT of Liquidation & Retrenchment

The tides of industry rise and fall, and much like these waters our flooring fraternity gets buffeted here and there. While some of us are winning and reaping huge rewards, others are not doing so...

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Vlog S2,E5 | Liquidation and Retrenchment! | Invest in Your Network

Vlog S2,E5 | Liquidation and Retrenchment! | Invest in Your Network

We received some interesting and startling communications over the last week… Case 1) a friend in the UK who paid in full for her wooden flooring only to find that the company had foreclosed...

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Vlog S2,E4 | Difference Between Laminate, Vinyl & SPC Flooring | It’s a Dog’s Life

Vlog S2,E4 | Difference Between Laminate, Vinyl & SPC Flooring | It’s a Dog’s Life

Laminate, vinyl and composite products, such as SPC, seem so similar that it can be really difficult to make an informed choice that’s best for your specific needs and conditions. In this...

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Article | Bridging The Gap

Article | Bridging The Gap

Commercial Floor Cleaners Going Domestic With the ever-increasing popularity of hard surface flooring options like laminate, vinyl and engineered hardwoods, the cleaning of these materials is...

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Vlog S2,E3 | Kärcher FC 5 and BT 30/4 C Review | Floor Cleaning to the Next Level

Vlog S2,E3 | Kärcher FC 5 and BT 30/4 C Review | Floor Cleaning to the Next Level

Thanks so much to Neil Bold and Kärcher Cape Town. It was great to learn more about the Kärcher FC 5 for domestic use and the BT 30/4 C for domestic and light commercial use. This is a no brainer!...

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Article | What Maketh The Craftsman?

Article | What Maketh The Craftsman?

Having worked my way through the informal ranks of the flooring industry here in South Africa, it has always been blatantly evident the lack of professional flooring educational structures...

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Vlog S2,E2 | Floor Installation Master Craft | 10,000 Hour Apprentice

Vlog S2,E2 | Floor Installation Master Craft | 10,000 Hour Apprentice

In this episode we chat to Jo Brom, founder of Village Timber, a floor installation company specialising in solid floor and custom installations. We learn from Jo that it takes thousands of square...

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Vlog S2,E1 | 4 Top Tips to Make 2019 Awesome | Amped to Get Going!

Vlog S2,E1 | 4 Top Tips to Make 2019 Awesome | Amped to Get Going!

It’s a new year and a new series, so let’s get this party started! Barry shares his top four tips to make the most of 2019 and to do something great through your flooring work this...

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Vlog S1,E7 | LVT Flooring and Heat | Losing Control

Vlog S1,E7 | LVT Flooring and Heat | Losing Control

Let’s face it…in Summer, Africa get’s hot, hot, hot. And so do your floors! In this episode we look at the impact of heat on your luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring. We use a...

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Article | Flooring Trims | The Inconvenient Truth

Article | Flooring Trims | The Inconvenient Truth

Floating floor detailing and trims continue to be installed incorrectly at the cost of the end consumer. Why is this and can we do anything to change the installer and subsequent market mindset...

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Vlog S1,E6 | Flooring for Boats | Cape Town International Boat Show

Vlog S1,E6 | Flooring for Boats | Cape Town International Boat Show

We got so distracted by boats that we could not resist the opportunity to explore the flooring types used on boats. The Cape Town International Boat Show, hosted at the V&A Waterfront and...

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Article | Laminates Suitable For Projects

Article | Laminates Suitable For Projects

A quick review on the requirements of a laminate floor range for price conscientious projects that still require longevity and ease of installation. I’ve been a flooring nerd for quite a few years...

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Article | Is SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) the New Sliced Bread in South African Flooring Options?

Article | Is SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) the New Sliced Bread in South African Flooring Options?

With LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) being all the rage here in South Africa, many importers, distributors and wholesalers are falling all over each other trying to secure their position within our local...

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Vlog S1,E5 | Floor Review Kronotex Advanced 8mm | Keeping It Simple

Vlog S1,E5 | Floor Review Kronotex Advanced 8mm | Keeping It Simple

In this episode, we meet Hecéle Campbell from MacNeil Flooring, where we chat about a great laminate floor product – Kronotex Advanced 8mm. We cover its density, weight distribution and UV...

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Vlog S1,E4 | #Flooring #Hashtags And #SocialMedia #Marketing | David and Goliath

Vlog S1,E4 | #Flooring #Hashtags And #SocialMedia #Marketing | David and Goliath

In this episode we focus on branding and marketing in the flooring industry and the simple things you can do to to maximise your social media marketing efforts with minimal expense. Just like...

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Vlog S1,E3 | How to Clean Your Vinyl and Laminate Floors | No Wishy-Washy Here!

Vlog S1,E3 | How to Clean Your Vinyl and Laminate Floors | No Wishy-Washy Here!

After all that mud in the last episode, in this episode we quickly clean the cars and take a look at floor cleaning … how to clean your vinyl or LVT, SPC or laminate floor. Thanks to...

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Vlog S1,E2 | Screed Prep for LVT | A Bumpy Ride

Vlog S1,E2 | Screed Prep for LVT | A Bumpy Ride

In this episode we join the Coastline Specialist Screed Prep Team in Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa, as they prepare for an LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) installation. Quality results are all about...

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Vlog S1,E1 | Welcome to the Flooring Africa Vlog! | Are you FREE or are you DOM?

Welcome to the Flooring Africa Vlog! So exciting! Check out Episode 1 with Barry Doveston. It gives you a sense of what Flooring Africa is all about. We celebrate freedom in honour of Nelson...

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