Blizzard Whirlwind outside Sydney Meeting Area

Ideas for the Destination Offices

As a company we like to follow the latest trends and one that we are hearing more about is the “destination office”. No real surprise that after the pandemic, companies must do more to attract their workforce back to the office. Also, no real surprise that employers want to change the way that office space is used.

The key elements of this are:

Placing technology at the centre of thinking, particularly relevant with hybrid working. Also creating technology enabled spaces for quiet and collaborative work.

Collaboration is a key aspect – one of the key reasons for coming to the office is to collaborate with colleagues face to face rather than virtually. Furniture and space need to accommodate this. Considerations also needs to be given to an increased desire for safety and wellbeing.

Flooring is a great enabler of zoning and a consideration when it comes to noise levels. There are multiple benefits to transition cues given by changes in the floor covering, as you move to different environments.

We also appreciate that 2022 has been besieged with issues of stock levels and rising prices, so create a “destination office” in the current environment can be taxing. We genuinely believe we are the solution. We can offer a selection of popular floorcoverings that are competitively priced and available for next day delivery.

Take a look at our blog on “Destination Offices” and be sure to make Duraflor your next destination when it comes to finding the right flooring for your revamp project ideas. Call 01592 630 030 now, we are here to assist.



Festive Closures and Deliveries


We would like to thank all your customers for their continued support in 2021, we wish you the very best for the holiday season.

The 24th of December 2021 is our last day before the holiday period. Our last day for orders before Christmas is therefore the 23rd December.

We reopen at 7am on the 4th January 2022.

2022 if going to be a very exciting year for us with new ranges already being planned. We look forward to sharing these with you throughout the year.


Collage with 4 new colours and room scene Checkstar and Nebula


New colours added to popular Checkstar and Nebula Ranges

Our highly practical Nebula Range has had a refresh. Still a tight range of just 6 colours, but it has been given a more on trend colour bank. A cost effective,  hardwearing carpet tile, that is ideal for commercial offices and schools – it also benefits from being classified as Bfl-s1 (Fire Resistant). Plus, the solution dyed nylon pile means no colour loss, ensuring the new deep rich blue of Nebula Jupiter and the dark, black depths of the newly introduced Nebula Blackhole, won’t fade with wear.

Checkstar is the polypropylene offering within the Duraflor range. An attractive and popular option for general office use, schools, storerooms and dilapidations. And now with two new colours, an on-trend light grey Checkstar Flint, and a fresh new look black Checkstar Onyx – it is an even stronger choice.

To help showcase these ranges to clients, we have put them side by side in a new folder. Speak to your Duraflor Business Development Manger for more details.


Espressa Savannah Oak - New Colour shown in gallery

New Espressa LVT colours available from stock

The Espressa LVT Range has proved exceptionally popular from the day it was launched, and as with all strong ranges, a regular refresh of colours to keep it on-trend is always essential.

Four new woods have been added to the range Dove Grey, Honey Grain, Mocha Oak and Savannah Oak. Modern designs created to meet differing needs – a light, almost bare grey; a rich honey colour; a dark wood and a mid-tone / very traditional looking wood.

Additionally 2 new stone designs have been added to the range. Launched due to the popularity of our Concrete Mist stone effect tile design. You can now offer your clients light, mid, and dark grey tiles – all with a natural concrete effect pattern. These designs are perfectly suited for offices and interiors that have a more industrial feel.

There is nothing better than seeing these products for yourself. The new range of colours are being launched at CDW Unlocked, for those visiting our London Showroom, the range can also be seen at our Leeds showroom, and of course your Duraflor Business Development Manger would be happy to show you the range in person. Sample swatches are also available to order.



Banner Advert for CDW Unlocked and CFJ Virtual Expo

CFJ Virtual Expo and CDW Unlocked


We are excited to be taking part in not 1 but 2 exhibitions this July. We will be available virtually at the CFJ Online Expo to discuss new ranges and to show you our Group Companies. PLUS, for those who want to see us face to face and see the new ranges on our showroom floor, we will be joining the many showrooms that are opening their doors and sharing their new initiatives, as part of CDW Unlocked.

New ranges shown include the Blizzard range, with a chance to see it on the floor in our Clerkenwell showroom, the short plank Eleganza range again can be seen at our London showroom, and lastly “hot off the press” new colours for our popular Espressa range will be revealed.

CFJ Online is a new concept that many in our industry will be taking part in. A virtual exhibition running from 2pm – 7pm on the 1st July, that is packed with activities, product launches and more. To read about our Group Programme take a look at the SASGO website, we will be at their booth at the show.

Whether we get to meet you in a virtual meeting room or face to face, we are very much looking forward to catching up.


Blizzard Mountain Spring and Smoke Twist Green and Grey in harmony

The BLIZZARD range is certainly a success story, popular, stylish, affordable and now it has 5 more colours that have extra standout.

We all know that ‘affordable design’ is going to be a winner, and that is firmly where BLIZZARD is positioned. Popular, subtle random patterns that merge into each other with an almost nebular, snow storm or blizzard type feel. This means you can create a unique and classic look in every room. BLIZZARD was originally partnered as a set with the MAGNITUDE range, so that the same colour-way could transition from subtle swirls to linear patterns as you moved to a different zone or room. The new colours are very different again, this time two contrasting colour tones in one tile adding even more depth, style and vibrancy to your floor. The tiles share a common colour, so mixing and matching creates the perfect combination.

The new BLIZZARD range colours are ones you really need to see to fully appreciate. We recommend ordering samples, or booking a visit with one of our Business Development Managers.

Take a look at a recent case study that used our Blizzard tiles to create a collaborative office space that really reflected our customer’s client’s brand values.



Eleganza LVT Short Plank - Vanilla Oak in a boardroom, wood matching table and chairs

Stunning new Eleganza LVT short plank – small is beautiful

We all know the saying “small is beautiful” and that has never been so true, as when specifying the new range of stylish, elegant short planks launched this month by Duraflor.

Every aspect has been considered, from the detail of the grain, the selection of light and dark woods, and the hard wearing nature and durability of product. Suitable for heavy traffic commercial areas; it is also a range that would look both warm and inviting in any home. The floor is scratch and scuff resistant.

While it can be used for large areas, we highly recommend this range for feature and break-out areas in a commercial settings. It is also suitable for bathrooms, and can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating.

The ELEGANZA LVT short plank range comes in 9 designs and we keep it in stock for immediate delivery. Discover more about the new ELEGANZA short plank range and then call us discuss how our flooring experts can help you with your next project 01592 630 030.


Leeds Showroom

Leeds showroom has a revamp in readiness for going online


Not only are we excited, that the work is now completed on the new flooring arrangement at our Leeds showroom, but that it is soon to be part of a fully interactive online experience!

Our customers will be able to walk the showroom without leaving their desk, see products they are interested in and click through to relevant information.

The showroom is a great place for designer to browse, as customers can not only learn about our flooring but see the wide range of plants available from Vantage Spaces – the resident experts in plants and living walls for commercial interiors. We will let you know when it is all available to view, so you can be transported on a journey that connects you with nature and showcases some excellent flooring ranges to boot.


Stepline used City of Glasgow

Anti-slip step inserts sales indicate projects are underway

Our Artech Systems business, which offers anti-slip integrated step inserts on large internal and external projects has once again started to motor, an indication perhaps that major construction projects are once again underway.

Our Artech Stepline range can be found in colleges, stadiums and prestigious retail stores – the list includes City of Glasgow College, SSE Hydro , Hugo Boss Manchester , Wembley Stadium and York Minster to name but a few. This business has been helping specifiers and contractors with their requirements since 2002.

Available for immediate delivery the range offers the opportunity to install onsite or pre-set into the steps during production. The products are produced in a range of sizes and shapes and include stainless steel, solid brass, carborundum and composite integrated step inserts. Suitable to be included in terrazzo, concrete, marble, natural stone, cast stone and timber.

It is not only a legal requirement to ensure steps are safe but from a design perspective you want them to also be aesthetically pleasing and the Stepline range of anti-slip step inserts meets just that need. We work with you to ensure you have just what you need in record time. Visit the Artech website for more details and call us on 01592 630030 to discuss your requirements – we are here to help with small and large project requirements. As the market picks up, we know you want a reliable UK supplier that gives you a quality product, fast delivery and that makes installation easy.


Survey Quote from Duraflor Research on Build-Environment and Flooring Industry post Covid-19

The Build-Environment and Flooring Market Post Covid-19


Last month, Duraflor conducted a market survey gauging what our customer base of architects, specifiers, fit-out companies, main contractors, flooring contractors and building contractors thought would be the key changes that our industry might see for the remainder of 2020. Do you think the build-environment and flooring market post Covid-19 will be significantly changed? This is what we found:

There was a considerable spread of feeling about the buoyancy of the market for the rest of 2020, while some expected a slightly depressed market, others were predicting a busy second half of the year. Those with the most positive outlook for the remainder of 2020 had a mixed sector portfolio, often including domestic and retail sectors. It certainly isn’t all doom and gloom out there, which is good for all to hear.

Contractors involved in the provision of commercial flooring generally expect there to be a greater requirement for anti-bacterial Safety Flooring and LVT solutions. Interestingly, there was an even spread of views across these two ‘easy clean’ flooring solutions. The need for one versus the other is most likely to be driven by the building use or a H&S specification.

Contractors involved purely in domestic projects are not expecting any flooring requirement changes and this also applies to some contractors working on a combination of domestic, retail and education projects – this is probably not unexpected and highlights further a potential shift in office flooring.

Responses also indicate that the key changes most likely to impact the work done post COVID-19 are mainly around the continuation of social distancing measures (and the 2m distancing minimum), wellbeing and the consideration of others in the design and execution of projects. By comparison, relatively few customers cited economic uncertainty as the key impact to their post COVID-19 work, which suggests that addressing the people considerations will likely dominate the sector for the foreseeable future.

At Duraflor we already offer a comprehensive range of LVT and Safety Flooring. We have also recognised the current need to offer Social Distancing Carpet Tiles and Matting, as well as providing our clients with a cost effective way to sanitise a premise.

For more information on site procedures and what to expect we recommend visiting this website.