Autumn has arrived with a bang in the UK, with wet, cold and blustery conditions rapidly turning the construction industry’s focus to those indoor jobs – like flooring – that can be completed out of the elements! It’s been a busy quarter here at Gekko – we’re still buzzing from The Flooring Show in Harrogate and it’s definitely given us food for thought as we move forward into this new season…
Flooring Trends: Health comes first
Our time in Harrogate really highlighted the growing awareness in our industry around the use of adhesives and respiratory health. We all have a responsibility to ensure the products we manufacture, sell and use are not putting people’s health at risk and we’re proud to be leading the way on healthier adhesives that don’t compromise on performance.
The Flooring Show 2021
What can we say about this incredible event? Being at a trade show after almost two years was like finding an oasis in the desert. It was so inspiring to be back amongst our industry colleagues, meeting new people and existing customers, getting to see the latest innovations in flooring and witnessing the progress that has continued despite difficult circumstances. We would like to extend our congratulations once again to everyone that took part. If you’ve not already seen it, you can find our category manager Rachael Morgan’s official review of the event on our YouTube channel.
Gekko on the job
Big jobs, small jobs – we love all jobs! Massive thanks to everyone who’s sent pictures and footage of Gekko in use on sites all over the UK and Ireland this quarter. We’re especially excited to share with you some upcoming results from a huge job at an Amazon warehouse, and a super-complex application using our G42 adhesive to create bespoke, branded mats. If you’ve got photos or video of Gekko in action, make sure you send them to us so we can share them on social!
Lay Without Limits
Have you noticed our new tagline yet? After lots of brainstorming and discussion we’ve settled on ‘Lay Without Limits’ because we believe it perfectly sums up the benefits of switching to Gekko spray adhesive for all your flooring needs. Gekko breaks down so many of the barriers flooring contractors face – things like mess, slow drying times, wastage, respiratory health, ergonomics and bond integrity. Why not try it for yourself with a free sample?
Hero product of the quarter: G57
Sites are already one of the riskiest work environments so it’s vital to safeguard health wherever possible. The G57 surface tackifier has an A+ rating under the EC1 Plus indoor air emissions certification scheme, making it one of the safest surface tackifiers on the market. Delivering a permanently tacky, high-performance adhesive in a fast and convenient spray format, it ticks every box!
We were absolutely delighted to welcome PFC Flooring Supplies into the Gekko distributor family back in August. PFC have two depots, one in Romford and one in Peterborough, with a network of experienced representatives catering for flooring contractors all over the South East. Welcome on board guys!
A few weeks ago we had the chance to talk to one of our Ireland-based distributors, PFL Floorcoverings, about their bestselling Gekko products and also how they’ve been able to overcome Brexit-related challenges thanks to their strategic locations on both sides of the Irish border. If you missed it, check out our interview with PFL’s Jessica Dunne over on the blog.