Flooring Workshop Studio

Industry Gallery and Learning Hub

The Flooring Workshop Studio is a flooring gallery and learning hub, designed to educate the public and building professionals on different types of flooring while serving the industry with a space for training, collaborative learning and showcasing great brands. Many thanks to our category partners and other sponsors for making this all possible. For upcoming events, check out our Events page. Find us at the Building Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Building Centre in Cape Town is a well-known and successful venue for building industry showcases, with over 3,500 visitors per month. In particular, their weekly architect training and CPD hosting brings consistent architect and design foot traffic, with an estimated 60 people attending each presentation. Even with COVID, the Building Centre continues to deliver regular and safe CPD programmes and other events in their presentation area.

Category Partner: Stone Plastic Composite or SPC Flooring

Using the same technology as LVT flooring (Luxury Vinyl Tile/Plank), this rigid core board has a decor paper and a wear layer fused onto its top surface. Some products include anti-scratch coatings of variable grades as a final protective layer.

Locally, wear layer thicknesses start at 0.3mm for residential purposes and escalate up to 0.55 mm for more commercial applications. Most quality products include a bonded acoustic layer underneath, of variable qualities and performance, which improves underfoot comfort, reduces sound and has thermo-insulation properties.

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Wanabiwood’s Desire SPC range is a click system, resilient SPC with an anti-bacterial and UV coating. Fit for commercial use, it has a 0.55mm wear layer, 15 year warranty and a plank size of 219.2 x 228.6 x 5mm. There are eight colour options available.

Category Partner: Engineered HDF Flooring

Parky is multi-layer parquet which combines the warmth and unique design of real wood with the advantages of laminate. Parky is as easy to install and maintain as laminate flooring. Yet there is a big difference: the top layer of Parky is real wood, and not an imitation print as with laminate. What you see and what you feel is natural wood. Parky is distributed in South Africa through Alco Exotic.

Category Partner: Aluminium Trims

Supertrims are a range of beautifully designed and manufactured aluminium trims. Available in two colours – Silver and Champagne – this extensive range of quality flooring trims come individually wrapped and with a micro-bevelled edges. Supertrim Aluminium Profiles are distributed in South Africa through Alco Exotic.

Category Partner: Luxury Vinyl Tile (Plank) or LVT Flooring

Amtico and mFLOR are two premium, internationally recognized, quality brands of luxury glue down vinyl flooring tiles and planks, made available in South Africa through Evalution Flooring. The Amtico Designer’s Choice range provides unlimited options in colour and decor designer patterns, a new and cutting edge trend in LVT. Evalution Flooring is also the first luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring supplier in South Africa with the GreenTag Certification.

Category Partner: Bamboo Flooring

MOSO® is the market leader in the development of innovative and sustainable bamboo products for interior and exterior applications, including flooring, decking, panels and beams. Bamboo products are hard, stable and extremely versatile in their application. In addition to this natural beauty, they convince with durability and sustainability benefits.

Category Partner: Laminated Flooring

Finfloor has a long-standing reputation in the South Africa as a national distributor with a broad base of quality flooring, and even more so in the laminated flooring category. This includes their signature laminate ranges: AGT Bella, Effect and Natura Line; Authentic Herringbone; Black Forest; Inovar; and Supreme.

Category Partner: Adhesives

Since 1959, the South African based Pekay Group of companies has been manufacturers and suppliers of a vast range of superior quality adhesives, coatings, sealants and waterproofing chemical compounds for the flooring, building, construction and other related industries. Product research, quality control, testing and development has always been a vital prerequisite, and is continuously pursued by industry experts in their laboratories.

Category Partner: Coatings

Osmo Africa brings 140 years of German excellence to their range of wood floor coatings. Osmo Polyx®-Oil is a general purpose hardwax-oil wood finish that is derived from natural vegetable oils and waxes. Resistant to water, dirt, beer, wine, cola and saliva, Osmo Polyx-Oil is microporous and molecularly bonds with the wood, meaning it does not crack, flake, peel or blister, and can be easily applied with a brush or roller, with no buffing necessary.

Support Partner: Solid Wood Installation

Village Timber® is a specialist service provider to owners and custodians of hardwood floors of all types. They provide top quality workmanship and service to the hardwood floor market, including timber floor installation, bespoke design and projects, maintenance and refurbishment. Their specialist team is knowledgeable, efficient and passionate about the art of timber floor excellence.

Support Partner: Protective Board

Dewpoint Industries offers a range of floor protection products that will keep your floors protected during every phase of the project. The Protective Board products offer excellent durability from constant foot traffic, tools and machinery movement on site as well as spill barrier to prevent paint, water and other liquids from seeping through.

Support Partner: Acoustic Systems

The Flooring Connection is a distribution and consulting business working in the acoustic space within the flooring industry. Their versatile, durable, environmentally friendly, and high-performance acoustic flooring solutions accommodate a variety of floor finishes. Products are locally manufactured in South Africa and are used in refurbishments, conversions and new builds around the world.

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