Vintage Style

Clitheroe's new tearoom and boutique "Callooh! Callay!" uses Floorink as a spectacular focal point which enhances it's vintage ambience.

A historical map of the local area was scaled to fit the tearoom's floor plan, and then printed onto our vinyl cushion floor product. Floorink is perfect for a cafe or restaurant environment as it is a very hardwearing floor and very easy to clean. The roll width of 4m also meant that the map could be produced and fitted as one sheet of printed flooring.

Floorink has given this outlet a completely unique floor and creates as instant talking point with the customers. Owner Rebecca Lambert says that customers always try to find their homes and schools on the vintage map floor, and reminisce on how the town used to look.

Callooh! Callay! combines this fabulous vintage map flooring with upside down teacup and teapot lighting, Alice in Wonderland themed flamingo wallpaper and Mad Hatter Tea Party-esque crockery to create a colourful and quirky atmosphere.

I cant wait to go and have a look around the shop, and enjoy a nice cup of tea!

In their own words :
"A quirky little tearoom in the heart of Clitheroe, combining all things vintage with a contemporary twist. Unwind with one of our specially blended teas, devour a delicious homemade cake and then take time to browse our beautiful jewellery, cards and fancy goods
...or indulge yourself with the ultimate British afternoon tea!"

Callooh! Callay!
5 Moor Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BE
01200 443310


Liverpool Makeover with Custom Made Wallpaper

Here at Printed Space, we are quite used to being asked to reproduce weird and wonderful photographs onto our printed wallpaper – however: when our artwork team opened up the package from make-up artist Kate Donnelly even they were a little surprised. Could we recreate a wallpaper using her favourite dress that was carefully wrapped up in the parcel?!
Never one to say “No”, our artwork team set about scanning, and photographing the dress, then used Photoshop to recreate a repeat pattern.
Our installation team went to the new salon on Liverpool’s Dale Street to measure the interior space to ensure the new design was the correct size and scale.

The resulting wallpaper really adds to the lively atmosphere inside the new salon : Peaches and Cream. We also printed a forest mural with a splash of shocking pink for the reception and seating area, and a bespoke wallpaper using their own artwork.

Peaches and Cream specialize in Bridal make up, Bridal hair and creative makeovers for all ages and occasions. Sharon from our sales team took along her daughter Leila who was given this amazing butterfly themed hair and face paint makeover!

Visit Peaches and Cream for further details on their make up services.


Travel the World with Printed Space

Our World Map mural was used recently in this inspiring photoshoot for Ideal Home. Printed Space was featured in their Travel the World article, for which the wallpaper created an impressive backdrop.
There is something about looking at a world map that I find addictive. We are surrounded with them here at Printed Space, in the form of wall murals, canvas prints and printed flooring - either on screen having artwork tweaks; on our printers; spread across the quality control room or being packaged up for shipping to customers around the world - so its a good job we admire the maps so much! We have been producing the world map wallpaper and other map products for over 5 years now, and I never tire of perusing the countries and oceans, often slipping into a daydream of future travels :)

Our World Map printed wallpapers are available in different styles and colours. The map featured here is our Executive World Map (copyright Maps International) and is available to buy online here
All our maps can be produced to fit any size wall, floor or window space, alternatively, set sizes are available to buy from our website.

For more interior design inspiration visit Ideal Home

Stylist : Sarita Sharma
Photographer : Dominic Blackmore


Street Map Style

Did any of you spot the Street Map wallpaper we printed for the BBC One series 'DIY SOS: The Big Build' to help transform the home of a family in Dartford. You can still watch it here for the next 5 days :


The son is Autistic, and the design team thought that this A-Z map of his local area would be a great feature in his room so he could visualize where his mum was when she was out at work by following the roads, and also he could see where his school, and other family members and friends lived.

We converted the standard A-Z map colours to a more subtle blue and pale green colour scheme to suit the interior decor more.

We then printed it onto our very durable Classic textured wallpaper, ideal for children's playrooms and bedrooms.

We can print your area of the UK using A-Z mapping, to fit any size wall. Map murals create a perfect feature wall for any room in your home, but street map wallpaper is also extremely popular for schools, offices, estate and letting agents for example. We can convert the colours to match your current decor too.

You can see more examples of our map wallpapers here :


Free Art @ Forbo Flooring Showroom

24th - 26th May 2011, London
As you are wandering around Clerkenwell Design Week - Look down!! You will notice our pavement graphics featuring amazing art by a wide range of artists and designers.

Come to the Forbo Flooring showroom (79 St Johns Street, EC1M) during Clerkenwell Design Week and choose your favourite piece of art to take away with you!

The art is printed onto Floorink - a pioneering new way to bring your floors to life; combining the endless design possibilities of digital printing with a hard wearing contract vinyl product, with all the usual features you'd expect from a Forbo floor, such as a 10 year wear layer guarantee and non-slip properties to make it unique in the market. Floorink is available in 2m and 4m widths which can be fitted together so your image fills the whole floor area.

Perfect for any flooring project, whether it be in a residential or commercial environment, you'll bring a completely new dimension to your space.

Floorink offers unlimited possibilities for specifiers, contractors and designers looking for something different, to create unique and inspiring flooring designs using illustrations, high-resolution photography, maps or abstract designs. Your own photographs, designs or branding can be used to create your printed to order vinyl cushion floor, to fit any size floor space. If you have an idea but don't have a suitable image, the Printed Space team will source one for you, or choose a design or mapping data from their licensed image bank.

Win a Floor - Designed by You

During next week's Clerkenwell Design Week, visitors to the Forbo showroom on St John Street will have the opportunity to win their own Floorink installation, as Forbo is giving away a bespoke floor for the winner's home, produced to their own design. Simply register details at the showroom during the Design Week to be in with a chance of winning.

Developed by interior specialists Printed Space in partnership with Forbo, Floorink presents a dramatic and bespoke opportunity to create one off flooring designs. Combining unique state-of-the-art digital printing capabilities with a durable, commercial grade vinyl, Floorink offers designers free reign to flex their creative muscles.

Any high resolution photograph, illustration, vector art; even paintings, can be reproduced onto the 4m (13ft) wide vinyl cushion floor. Floorink comes with a 10 year wear guarantee.

The winner will be the first card drawn on Friday 27th May 2011. Look forward to seeing you in the showroom between 24th - 26th May!!

Art on Floors Exhibition

Next Week in London (24th - 26th May 2011), an exciting new exhibition;
Art on Floors

Clerkenwell Design Week is a three day festival in London's creative heart. Big design names and thought leaders host an exciting programme of workshops, presentations, exhibitions and debates. The festival will be filled with music, installations, parties and entertainment, truly celebrating design within this cultural hub. In 2010 London's design community flocked to Clerkenwell over the three days, with 18000 registered and over 150 events, 2011 promises to be even bigger and better!

Printed Space will be exhibiting Floorink at Forbo's EC1 showroom at Clerkenwell Design Week. We'll be there for three days from 10am til 4pm. To register for your FREE tickets, visit www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/register

More than 100 pieces of mini-art by up-and-coming artists and designers will be on display, all of them produced using Forbo's new revolutionary printed vinyl product: Floorink. Samples of the designs will be available, meaning visitors will be able to take their favourite piece of mini-art home with them.

Visitors to the showroom on St John Street will also have the opportunity to win their own Floorink installation, as Forbo is giving away a bespoke floor for the winner's home, produced to their own design. Simply register details at the showroom during the design week to be in with a chance of winning.

Developed by interior specialists Printed Space in partnership with Forbo, Floorink presents a dramatic and bespoke opportunity to create one off flooring designs. Combining unique state-of-the-art digital printing capabilities with a durable, commercial grade vinyl, Floorink offers designers free reign to flex their creative muscles.


On Location with Floorink

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of photoshoots for Floorink, our printed cushion vinyl flooring, in residential interiors.

The majority of Floorink projects to date have been in commercial environments, but we really wanted to showcase to Interior Designers the impact Floorink can have in their client’s homes.

The properties of Floorink really make it an ideal yet totally unique flooring solution for any room in the home.

Floorink has a soft touch and a great look. It is quiet and warm, durable, safe and healthy. It allows you to create flooring as individual as your client.

Floorink provides you with a scratch-resistant and extremely durable surface. It also gives superior protection against spillages and scuff marks. The top layer houses a unique safety feature – meaning the level of grip is not significantly reduced by spills or splashes of water or any other liquid, which means a floor for your client’s home that, is beautiful, practical and safer to walk on.

The top layer’s surface finish has a natural low gloss and allows for easy cleaning, also preventing dirt and scuffmarks. Floorink is safe for all rooms in the home, particularly children’s rooms, kitchens and bathrooms where it provides a more practical and hygienic flooring solution.

To give you an idea of the possibilities Floorink can open up to your design projects, we have photographed a range of interiors, with varied designs – all of which will be appearing on this website and Floorink’s dedicated site www.floorink.com – very shortly.

Printed Space would like to thank the following for their assistance in putting the props, locations and photography together for us :
Viva Interiors, Lancaster
Arteria, Lancaster
Majik House, Kirkby Lonsdale
The Wineyard, Bare
JayHellArt, Preston
World of Moose
Second Image Creative Photography
Art-Image Digital Photography
Edmondsons, Morecambe


Last week was a very exciting one for Printed Space as we held the first Floorink Press event.

We were joined by the editors and journalists from some of the UK's top Interior Design and Architectural magazines. We gave a presentation at Forbo Flooring's showroom at London's EC1, where a feature floor was on display along with a wall of samples for the journalists and specifiers to take away with them.

As the event was in the heart of London we kept this as the theme. We took a Blue Sky aerial image of the area around the London Eye and gave the Thames river an "Eastenders" blue filter, for the main floor section. For the sample wall, we printed the same area of London in 3 different map styles - Vintage from 1805, A-Z street mapping and 2010 aerial photography from Blue Sky World's data bank. We then layered these across the wall so all 3 styles were featured but the overall picture of London was apparent.

The main floor section will stay at the Forbo showroom for the next couple of weeks. If you are in the area feel free to pop in and have a look. Samples will be available from Donna Cummings at the showroom for you to take away.

Printed Space developed Floorink in partnership with Forbo Flooring Systems.
Floorink is a revolutionary new vinyl cushion floor that will allow you to get creative with your floor space. Floorink offers a dramatic and bespoke opportunity to create one off, tailor made flooring designs for commercial and residential interiors. Floorink offers unlimited possibilities for specifiers to create unique and inspiring flooring designs using graphics, high-resolution photography, maps or logos.

Floorink has already been manufactured for many high profile clients across a range of flooring p
rojects from well known restaurant brands, finance corporations and retail stores to educational buildings across the UK. Most recently, the RIBA Stirling Prize nominated Clapham Manor Primary School, which has an impressive A-Z street map floor design in the school’s new extension.

An unusual and unique way to add another dimension to interior projects, Floorink is still everything you would expect from a commercial floorcovering: a quality hard wearing finish, with a 10 year wear layer guarantee and non slip properties. Available in 2m and 4m widths, with worldwide delivery.

Our dedicated website www.floorink.com will be launched very soon.

We look forward to seeing you.

Forbo EC1
79 St John Street

Tel: 0207 553 9300
Email: EC1@forbo.com

Opening Times
Monday - Friday, 9am until 5pm