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Japanese store has floor made of pottery

The Maruhiro Flagship Store in Japan has installed a unique floor made from ceramic mugs and bowls.

Maruhiro is a (more…)

Five-second floor food contamination rule debunked by scientists

There is a commonly held belief that if you drop food onto the floor and pick it up within 5 seconds, then it will be safe to eat as it has not had enough time to become contaminated by bacteria. Scientists at Rutgers University in (more…)

Choosing the right wood flooring

You have a multitude of options when it comes to flooring, but let’s assume you’re only interested in wooden flooring, or at least a floor with a wood effect. Your first decision is to select between laminate, vinyl, solid wood, and engineered wood flooring. Each of these options vary in terms of their cost, appearance, feel, and suitability for different environments, so it’s important to make the right choice for your home. Let’s take a look at them: (more…)

Two-millennium-old floor tile restoration proves challenging

After finding ancient tile fragments, restoration work has begun on the tiles that covered the courtyard of King Herod’s Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Archaeologists searching through tons of (more…)

Building information modelling used to visualise floor designs

A leading vinyl floor manufacture has created visual swatch images of its floor range that can be used in building information modelling (BIM) software. This will allow for 3D visualisation of how a floor will look when (more…)