Wall cover and flooring suppliers you should know

There are a handful of new trends taking over the flooring market. One such trend is the growth of resilient flooring.

Dean Thompson, executive director of Resilient Floor Covering Institute said resilient flooring has gained market share over the last several years. “It is in particular capturing some share from more high-cost, labour intensive categories like ceramic and stone.”

He said that due to advancement in printing technologies, new organic-type visuals are being brought to the products. He used the example of Luxury Vinyl tiles(LVT) can now stimulate grout lines, tumbled edges and other details that mimic natural stone.

However, as with many other sectors in the industry, sustainability is still the overarching theme with commercial flooring. Most manufacturers of flooring and wall covering products have been eager to certify their products and introduce recycling products.

Another trend that’s hitting commercial circles is the demand for carpet tiles, becoming the commercial carpet of choice for countless architects and designers worldwide.

The carpet tile has many redeeming qualities such as its ease of installation; elimination of downtime in the workplace, as well as the creative freedom offered that has made this flooring product the number one choice in corporate environments. It has been a big hit mainly with multinational corporations due to its ease of shipping in contrast to broadloom.

Its popularity is boosting in the office sector since office layouts began being less defined by walls and partitions, where flooring can now be used to define collaborative workplaces by adding punches of colour in order to raise energy levels.

Looking back at LVT flooring, experts are seeing the product broadening its scope in the market by expanding into sectors such as education and healthcare. In accordance, manufacturers have begun improving the finishing levels of resilient flooring to reduce the amount of required maintenance.

LVT flooring also holds well in healthcare due to its no- wax properties, making it a product that’s easy to maintain.

Non- conventional materials are also making it into the flooring market including products such as the popular quartz tile. It is a durable material with numerous colour options that can be recycled.

Floor tiles are constantly being experimented with to find new solutions and uses, and currently even moving up to occupy walls. Thinner floor tiles are being manufactured for wall application as well as vertical surfaces that create a cohesive and seamless overall design.

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BSH Trading

Tell us about your company?
With its extensive portfolio of products, BSH Trading is one of the leading providers of quality wall and floor covering solutions. It caters to projects be it medium or small in the commercial, hospitality and residential sectors.

What are your best selling products?
Our best selling products include the Prime Wall Coverings, Diamond Raised Floor and Roya Carpet Tiles.

What’s new?
We have three new collections in our wallpaper gallery: Tosa-Washi, Silky Touch and Odyssey. Designed to suit any environment, be it commercial or residential—bold is beautiful; soothing is charming—that’s our motto.

What Projects have you been involved in?
We have done numerous projects, but to name a few, we have done Amwaaj Rotana, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Emaarat(Dubai), University of Wollongong, Commercial Bank of Dubai (All Branches) (CBD) and DNATA- Emirates Airline, Johannesburg.

Where do we find you?
We are located in Oud Metha on the Umm Hurair Road.

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Tell us about your company?
D.tales offers elegant and contemporary Scandinavian design products with superior quality, exceptional grace and timeless appeal. Whilst operating our own stores both locally and internet based, we also work as a distributor of our brands and sell directly to designers and the contract market.

What’s new?
Definitely our brand new D.tales showroom on Jumeirah Beach Road 655 in Al Manara area. Ground floor is dedicated to home accessories and personal accessories whereas in upstairs we have a wide selection of lightings and different room settings on display; dining room, living room and bedroom furniture. We have lots of new products coming in and also Kollektion & Co wallpaper showroom will be conveniently located under the same roof. We are also opening a D.tales store in Abu Dhabi in the Tourist Club area in October.

What are your latest products?
What comes to wallpaper, Mr.Perswall has launched a new collection called Adventure, which celebrates high-adrenaline momentums of extreme sports and lifestyle on land, sea and air. Marstrand from Borastapeter is one of the most classic collections where seaside patterns merge with marine stripes. This collection conveys the signature west coast lifestyle with a slight international touch.

Eco’s Happy collection is a joyful range of colorful wallpapers made for the young at heart or anyone looking for a vibrant interior. The collection consists predominately of bright floral and graphical pat- terns. Eco Renaissance and Rose are luxurious collections that make a bold statement and an extravagant complement to surroundings that are otherwise clean and simple.

What projects have you done?
Our wallpaper is used in commercial projects around the world, mostly for hotels and public spaces. In the Middle East we have been involved in restaurants, nightclubs and several clinics. We also cooperate a lot with locally based interior designers for residential projects.

What sets you apart?
What sets us apart is definitely our Scandinavian heritage and high quality, and our wide range of products that are suitable for cosy residential interiors and stylish commercial spaces.

Where do we find you?
You can visit out D.tales
main showroom:
Jumeirah Beach Road 655, Dubai
TEL: +971 4 3386395
D.tales DIFC, Dubai
TEL:+971 4 3700520
D.tales / Fanan Flowers, Abu Dhabi Tourist Club area
TEL: +971 2 645 5688

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Caparol Paints

Tell us about your company?
Caparol develops, produces and markets high quality paints, enamels, glazes, structural coatings, materials for facade and insulation technology. It is the market leader for building paints in Germany, Austria and Turkey and with approximately € 1.4 billion turnover, it is the third largest company in Europe within this business sector.

Apart from the product range mentioned, Caparol also offers industrial customers numerous tailor-made products, such as industrial enamels, colour pastes for printing dyes and for plastics, products for prefabricated houses and facade insulation systems.

What are your best selling products?
Capastone, Granito, Exterior Flexible paints and Metallocryl range.

What projects have you been involved in?
Caparol’s strong reputation for quality has secured the company with high profile contracts internationally including the Beijing Olympic Stadium, Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and the Allianz Area, Munich; the Ritz Carlton, Dubai Marina; and Khaladia Mall, Abu Dhabi.

Our projects include the CapaFlex range of exterior pure acrylic products in the Palm Project, Capastructure and Decolasur as external wall coatings, along with CapaMatt for interiors for 192 villas in Bawabat Al Sharq, CapaPlusMatt paint for internal walls of 306 villas located in the Emirates Airlines Meydan Heights pilot accommodation.

We also applied FlexoTop and FlexoShield, which are anti-carbonating and crack bridging on external areas. The floors were coated with CapaFloor 230 Solvent Free floor coating. Then there is the English School, which included Caparol FarbDesignStudio and 3D PLUS colours; the Canadian Hospital involving Fungitex was selected as the hospitals needed an anti-bacterial, anti- fungal coating for the walls of operation theatres.

We applied a Caparol range of Stone Finishes in Khaladia Mall, AbuDhabi, to give a rugged natural look to the building.

In the Ritz Carlton we used CapaTect External Thermal Insulation Composite (ETICS) system on one of Dubai’s most luxurious hotels.

And the Emirates Golf Course Villas Phase 2, which Caparol was awarded the prestigious contract for insulating phase 2 of the Emirates Golf Course villas.

What sets you apart?
Caparol is an innovative supplier of products and services, the purpose of which is to design, protect and maintain the values of living space. The national and international success of the Caparol Group is based on three core capabilities: Quality, width of product range and design expertise. Caparol has also set a new standard for non-toxic, eco-friendly paint with zero VOC content of their CapaCare range.

Where do we find you?
Caparol Showroom, Al Quoz, Dubai, TEL : +971 4 3473538
Al OHM Trading L.L.C : DIP (Dubai Industrial Park) Dubai
TEL : +971 4 8895800

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Carpets Inter

Tell us about your company?
From the largest corporate projects to the most discerning individuals, Carpets Inter has the attention to detail and expertise to help realise any vision. We are not simply a manufacturer, but have the capabilities in-house to take projects from concept all the way to installation.

Our 160,000m2 modern factory employs 1,600 people and houses an entirely vertically integrated production, including fibre and yarn extrusion, wool and synthetic yarn spinning, dyeing, twisting, heat setting, weaving, tufting, and finishing.

At Carpets Inter, we practice an environmentally sustainable approach in every step of manufacturing under the principle of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), waste minimisation and resource conservation. That’s why we are industry leaders in developing our manufacturing processes to make better quality products and generate less waste. When you send positive energy into the world, you can expect it back.

What are your latest products?
Pop Culture Collection – Our recent Nylon Carpet Tile Collection. It boasts vibrant colour and bold graphics. The collection consists of three design including Pop Art, Pop Music, and Pop-arazzi.

Today’s pop culture is an electrifying journey that explores the artistic expression of a new generation of creative, free-thinkers. It is this energetic attitude that inspired Carpets Inter to launch its own dynamic interpretation of modern pattern and colour appropriately titled – Pop Culture.

What projects have you been involved in?
We have been involved in a large range of projects that incorporate carpets that include bold graphics and pop culture, to more refined carpeting styles.

What sets you apart?
Our new generation of Carpet tile backing called “EcoSoft”; it’s made from discarded drinking water bottles.

Where do we find you?
Carpets International Thailand Public Company Limited
2054 New Petchburi Road
Bangkapi, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10310
TEL: +66(0)2314-5402
FAX: +66(0)2318-3537