CFJ Awards

F. Ball won seven awards, including ‘Adhesives Manufacturer of the Year’ and ‘Best Use of Digital’, at the CFJ Flooring Industry Awards 2023.

Run by the flooring industry’s premier magazine, the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ), the awards celebrate the industry’s best products and installation successes across a number of categories, as well as special achievements.

This year’s awards were held at the Dallas Burston Polo Club, in Warwickshire, and hosted by nationally acclaimed comedian Justin Moorhouse.

The Adhesives Manufacturer of the Year award recognises both the range and performance of F. Ball’s adhesives, which include products for all kinds of decorative floorcoverings and specialist products, such as temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive and tackifier adhesives. The winner is voted for by readers of the Contract Flooring Journal, with F. Ball winning the accolade every year since 1997.

The company invests heavily in research and development to enhance its range and help flooring professionals to meet increasing customer expectations, with products that save time and offer enhanced performance characteristics.

Winning the ‘Best Use of Digital Media’ award, testament to the company’s use of an increasingly wide range of digital channels, in creative and complementary ways, to engage with customers and inform them about products and support services.

Installation awards categories

There were also wins for F. Ball in the following installation awards categories, celebrating projects showcasing excellence in flooring that involved partnerships between manufacturers and flooring contractors.

  • Flooring in community venues and public spaces – Wren Academy and Community Hub
  • Flooring in education (schools) – One Degree Academy
  • Flooring in healthcare (care homes) – Heathland House for Cinnamon Luxury Care, Ferndown
  • Flooring in office and workspaces (refurbishments) – Covault, Bath Street
  • Flooring in residential developments (refurbishments) – Charlton Kings DIY SOS project

Commenting on the awards success, F. Ball sales director, Darren Kenyon, said: “We are delighted to have been represented across such a wide range of categories and with so many wins at this year’s flooring awards this year, including for our use of digital media to help flooring contractors get the best out of our products, as well as to support and reward them. Winning Adhesives Manufacturer of the Year is always special because the winner is chosen by readers of CFJ, the people who use our products. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.”