BCFA Members to present CPD’s at Surface Design Show

This year at Surface Design Show the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) will be sponsoring the CPD Hub, with 4 of their members providing seminars, covering a huge range of topics.

Wednesday 10th February


Johnson Tiles 
Slip Resistance: Specifying floors that are fit for purpose



Commercial environment and workplace slip accidents are of a major concern for many. By looking at national statistics, Lucy Jones at Johnson Tiles will explore the extent and high-cost of casualties, the importance of risk assessments, HSE guidance and the reliability of information. By explaining the science of friction, we can understand the factors that cause slips and the considerations needed. Prevention is the best method of defence, so developing accurate ways to measure the slip resistance of surface materials, particularly in floor tiling, is of paramount importance. Stylish design and innovative materials need not come at the cost of risk, and this CPD will outline the importance of specifying floors that are fit for purpose.

For more information contact Johnson Tiles


Designing for dementia

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This CPD has been designed to give delegates an overview of the fundamental aspects of designing for dementia environments.

Altro are globally big in premium flooring and wall cladding systems for construction and transport. They love inventing things. Safety flooring and hygienic wall cladding systems are two of their most famous innovations.

For more information contact Altro


Heritage Wallcoverings
Specifying Lincrusta for use as a textured wallcovering in commercial and residential projects

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Intended to provide guidance on specifying Lincrusta as a textured wallcovering for commercial and residential projects, our CPD course offers attendees an insight into the history of this very British product, and explores product types, uses and limitations as well as looking at the production process to help provide a better understanding of the material.

Naturally, as a specialist wallcovering, we also discuss installation and decoration techniques relating to Lincrusta. And with so much history and heritage, we finish with a look at ways to restore and conserve historic examples of Lincrusta still in existence, many of which date back to the late 19th / early 20th century.

For more information contact Heritage Wallcoverings



About Alys Bryan

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  • Joel Okonkwo

    I am a graphic designer, Illustrator and Painter. Please I have passion for interior surface design, please inform me on any show or exhibitions.