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INDUSTRY NEWS: IOBAC on ASBP Reuse Summit Panel

INDUSTRY NEWS: IOBAC on ASBP Reuse Summit Panel

Re-launched in 2023, Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP)'s Reuse Now campaign aims to encourage greater reuse of building materials within the construction industry and accelerate the transition to a more resource efficient, low carbon, circular economy...

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COMPANY NEWS: IOBAC Launch Flooring Reuse Promise

COMPANY NEWS: IOBAC Launch Flooring Reuse Promise

The IOBAC Flooring Reuse Promise Futureproof Your Flooring SpecificationThe missing part of the circular flooring puzzle is often the installation method. Flooring installed using traditional adhesive-based methods can be difficult to cleanly uplift, making it...

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COMPANY NEWS:  Sample IOBAC Sustainably with Material Bank

COMPANY NEWS: Sample IOBAC Sustainably with Material Bank

It's now super easy to get hold of IOBAC product samples with Material Bank® Europe!  Material Bank Europe hold samples of our best-selling adhesive-free flooring installation products - MagTabs®, TabIt® and Ezy-Install™ Underlay - along with thousands of other...

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IN THE NEWS: Forbo Flooring Go Adhesive-Free with MagTabs

IN THE NEWS: Forbo Flooring Go Adhesive-Free with MagTabs

Forbo Flooring recently approved the use of our adhesive-free MagTabs™ system with their Tessera carpet tiles and planks, Flotex planks and tiles and Allura Flex LVT ranges. Paul Woolvine, our CEO at IOBAC, explained the benefits for installers, building owners and...

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NEW PAGE: Easily Specify IOBAC Products with NBS Source

NEW PAGE: Easily Specify IOBAC Products with NBS Source

IOBAC ANNOUNCES LISTING ON NBS SOURCE TO INCREASE REACH WITH SPECIFIERS   IOBAC is the latest manufacturer to join NBS and list its products on NBS Source, the highly successful manufacturer product platform. With specifiers a key audience and increasingly...

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NEW PAGE: Follow our Timeline of Innovation & Awards

NEW PAGE: Follow our Timeline of Innovation & Awards

We are particularly pleased that the UK Green Building Council has recently included both our adhesive-free flooring solutions and Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating in their Sustainable Solutions Library. Launched in June 2021, the Library is "designed to address shared...

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ARTICLE: IOBAC launch Scale for Flooring Sustainability

ARTICLE: IOBAC launch Scale for Flooring Sustainability

Much has been written about and actioned by the flooring industry to improve the circularity of floor coverings. In February 2021, the Contract Flooring Association (CFA) published a comprehensive report entitled “Zero Avoidable Waste in Flooring – Towards a Circular...

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NEW PRODUCT: Ezy-Fit Tile Access Panel Kits

NEW PRODUCT: Ezy-Fit Tile Access Panel Kits

  When specialist contractor ASHBURY TILES LIMITED needed a better solution for installing tile access panels in their prestigious Nine Elms regeneration project in London with property developer Telford Homes, our patented Dual-Grip technology came to the...

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Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating Wins Innovation Award

Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating Wins Innovation Award

The National Flooring Innovation Awards recognise everything that’s genuinely new, exciting and innovative in the UK flooring industry. Organised by The Stocklists and independently judged, we are delighted to announce that our recently launched Ezy-Warm Underfloor...

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Ezy-Install Scoops DIY Week Award!

The DIY Week Awards are a leading scheme for the recognition of excellence from across the DIY, home improvement and garden sectors, organised by DIY Week publisher Datateam Business Media.  Since 2011, the scheme has been honouring forward-thinking companies,...

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CASE STUDY: Shell Malaysia Forecourt Fit Out Program

CASE STUDY: Shell Malaysia Forecourt Fit Out Program

Check out our latest case study describing how Shell Malaysia saved time, money and the planet using IOBAC Express Cure resin for their refit programme of 20 forecourt shops. By going directly over the existing ceramic floor with IOBAC resin, then installing magnetic...

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In the News: Ezy-Install in CFA Guide to Sustainability

In the News: Ezy-Install in CFA Guide to Sustainability

The Contract Flooring Association publish an annual guide to sustainability in flooring.  Described as "the flooring industry's definitive source for the latest information about sustainability", the 2021/22 guide features and article from our partner InstaFloor...

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IOBAC launches Adhesive-Free Flooring CPD for  specifiers

IOBAC launches Adhesive-Free Flooring CPD for specifiers

We are delighted to announce we have launched a adhesive-free flooring CPD which explores the benefits of flooring installed using adhesive-free methods, including improved sustainability, increased design freedom and better operational efficiency. Developed for...

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Ezy-Install Receives Glowing Review from DIY Week

Ezy-Install Receives Glowing Review from DIY Week

Many thanks to DIY Week , who put Ezy-Install Underlay through its paces in an independent product test recently. We are delighted to report it passed with flying colours! Read the product review in full in this month's edition here or in full below. It’s not often we...

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Speedy Forecourt Shop Refurbishment Roll-Out

Speedy Forecourt Shop Refurbishment Roll-Out

This is a project we’re really happy to be working on, proving great global teamwork with both client and contractor. Having trialled IOBAC adhesive-free flooring installation in the UK, Shell are now rolling out refits of 20 of their forecourt shops across Malaysia....

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Double Awards for Ezy-Install Underlay!

Double Awards for Ezy-Install Underlay!

We are delighted to announce that Ezy-Install Underlay has won a brace of awards so far in December. Firstly, we were proud to hear that Ezy-Install has been recognised as "Best of the Best" in the Underlay category in The National Flooring Innovation Awards.  The...

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Ezy-Install – Win-Win for Floorlayers and Clients Alike

Ezy-Install – Win-Win for Floorlayers and Clients Alike

Flooring Innovation award-winning Ezy-Install Underlay is proving to be a hit with both floorlayers and domestic clients alike with fantastic feedback all round. Floorlayers love its clean simplicity and the fact that it enables them to get a quality flooring...

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A Winning Combination for Herringbone Flooring

A Winning Combination for Herringbone Flooring

This stunning herringbone floor was created for a prestigious client in Belgium as part of their Headquarters refit. For this busy boardroom area, the choice of flooring had to combine impressive aesthetics with an installation that caused minimal disruption to...

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Ezy-Install Underlay Wins Flooring Innovation Award!

Ezy-Install Underlay Wins Flooring Innovation Award!

We are delighted to confirm that our Ezy-Install Underlay has won a Flooring Innovation Award for 2020!  Narrowed down from almost 90 submissions, Ezy-Install has been recognised for enabling clean, quick, sustainable installations with maximum design agility....

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Fantastically Flexible Magnetic Flooring at US Supermarket

Fantastically Flexible Magnetic Flooring at US Supermarket

Here's a brilliant example of how flexible flooring can be used to differentiate zones within in a commercial retail environment. US supermarket chain, Giant, wanted a flooring solution that would make the food-court in its HQ store stand out, whilst seamlessly...

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Download our whitepaper: Flexible Flooring for the US Market

Download our whitepaper: Flexible Flooring for the US Market

Following the success of our flexible flooring whitepaper developed in partnership with Loughton Contracts, we've worked with commercial flooring specification experts Division 9 Associates to create a whitepaper especially for the US flooring market. Learn The key...

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What will the workplace be like post Covid-19?

What will the workplace be like post Covid-19?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be deep-rooted and wide-ranging, and the fallout will likely touch all aspects of our lives in one way or another. Where and how we work will be no different. While the use of coworking spaces will probably experience a...

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IOBAC MagTabs Voted A Top Flooring Innovation of 2020!

IOBAC MagTabs Voted A Top Flooring Innovation of 2020!

We are delighted to confirm that our clever little squares, IOBAC MagTabs, were recently voted in the top 10 best flooring innovations of 2020 by readers of Tomorrow's Contract Floors. Coming in seventh position out of the fifty best flooring products, MagTabs were...

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In the News: Can Far Infrared Heating Combat Covid-19?

In the News: Can Far Infrared Heating Combat Covid-19?

A recent article in Health Estate Journal highlighted our call for support to research more fully the ability of Far Infrared Heating as used in our heated products to combat RNA viruses including Covid-19.  Link to the article here or read in full below. Please email...

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Video: The future of heating with graphene technology?

Another video from the IOBAC workshop – this time showing how amazing graphene technology is used with super-conductive resin to create an easily installed integrated heating solution for any environment. Imagine life without any bulky radiators or storage heaters –...

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Video: Dual Grip Strength of Ezy-Install in Action

In aid of British Science Week,  we thought we’d share some of what goes on behind the scenes in the IOBAC workshop. Here’s what happened when we compared the horizontal shear strength of LVT floor tiles across a metal sheet. A huge 6 times more horizontal force was...

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Ezy-Install specified for BRE Innovation Park

Ezy-Install specified for BRE Innovation Park

We are delighted to announce that the hugely innovative construction, intelligence and energy specialists Project Etopia specified IOBAC technology for the entire ground floor of their demonstration project at the Building Research Establishment (BRE), including...

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Magnetic flooring attracts huge praise from the retail world

Magnetic flooring attracts huge praise from the retail world

Great article in CPD Specifier discussing the benefits of using IOBAC in different retail environments - new build, refurbishment and pop-up stores. Check out the article here or read it in full below. ************** The flooring of a retail space is fundamental to...

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January exhibition round-up

January exhibition round-up

January is always a busy month for the IOBAC team with 2 major flooring exhibitions taking place. Domotex Early January saw us invited to exhibit on Unilin Technologies' fantastic stand at Domotex in Hannover. A really busy show for us with a phenomenal amount of...

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In the News: The Future of Modular Flooring

In the News: The Future of Modular Flooring

Fixture and fittings manufacturers must innovate to keep up with the modern commercial building designs and technology ..This is certainly true for modern flooring solutions. IOBAC CEO Paul Woolvine discusses how modular flooring has evolved to meet modern evolving...

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IOBAC Express Cure Resin: Quick Guide to Installation

IOBAC Express Cure Resin: Quick Guide to Installation

With IOBAC magnetic flooring, you now have even more choice! Use our new dry-laid Ezy Install underlay system to avoid wet trades, or check out this quick step-by-step video guide below to see how fast and easy it is to use Express Cure Resin. Check out our dedicated...

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In the News: The Future of Heating

In the News: The Future of Heating

From 2025 it will be illegal to install gas boilers in new build home in the UK, with gas and oil boilers to be phased out almost completely by 2050. IOBAC CEO Paul Woolvine talks about responding to this challenge and the future of heating in this article in the...

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