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How to Protect Commercial Carpet Tiles from Wear and Tear

Jan 18, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Buying new commercial carpet is a significant investment, and the last thing you want is for your modular carpet's appearance to deteriorate rapidly from ongoing wear and tear. To help keep your floor looking new for as long as possible, we're sharing the three most important factors to protecting carpet tile against everyday rigors.

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How to Clean Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Jan 16, 2017 / by Mike Brown posted in Maintenance

Some types of hard flooring are known for being difficult to clean and maintain. Fortunately, this isn't the case for luxury vinyl tile (LVT), a resilient flooring that is much easier to clean than vinyl composite tile (VCT) or even natural hard flooring. Today we're sharing exactly how to clean LVT with top tips for removing dried-on dirt and potential stains.

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Office Flooring: Pros and Cons of 5 Floor Types

Jan 11, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Selecting new office flooring  can be difficult, with so many different types to choose from. Today, I’m sharing the pros and cons of five common office floors to help you determine which one best fits your budget, practical requirements and design intent.

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How to Encourage Blended Learning Through Classroom Design

Jan 9, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Blended learning programs combine online learning with traditional, classroom-based teaching. Technology becomes increasingly important in blended learning programs, for students and teachers alike.

Unfortunately, the majority of schools aren’t equipped to meet today’s technological requirements. As technology becomes more integral in school curriculums, many classrooms will require a renovation to provide students with access to the technology they require in class.

Today, I’m sharing four classroom design tips to facilitate blended learning.

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How to Design the Ultimate Sit-to-Stand Office

Jan 4, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Designing a sit-to-stand office is very different than designing a traditional workplace. With additional challenges to address, from comfort to privacy, your office design needs to make sit-to-stand working easy and comfortable for your clients and their employees.

Today I’m sharing seven design tips to create the ultimate sit-to-stand office.

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How to Choose the Best Carpet Tiles

Dec 20, 2016 / by Mike Brown

When you’re buying new carpet tiles, it can be difficult to compare one product with another and objectively determine the best option for your specific needs. Unfortunately, there’s a big difference in quality between carpet tiles, in terms of their performance, aesthetics and durability. How do you know what’s important, and what’s not?

Fortunately, there are a handful of universal criteria that elevate the best carpet tiles above the rest. Today I’m sharing six must-have traits of the best carpet tiles, and what to look for when you’re considering various options.

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How to Minimize Disruption During Your Office Renovation

Dec 14, 2016 / by Mike Brown

One of the biggest considerations companies make when planning their office renovation – aside from the total cost of the project – is how the renovation will affect and disrupt the day-to-day running of the company while work is underway.

Office renovations are naturally very disruptive for your clients. In the best-case scenario, employees will be able to work in a smaller sub-section of the office or work from home, but in worst-case scenarios your clients may need to close their office completely for a week or two, and will have to manage both the costs of the renovation project, and the costs of lost business as a result.

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How to Choose the Right Commercial Carpet Tile Manufacturer

Dec 12, 2016 / by Mike Brown

Choice is great for consumers: it encourages greater competition between manufacturers, and prioritizes innovation and product development. But there’s an unintended side-effect of ever-increasing choice in the flooring industry: it’s harder than ever to choose the right commercial carpet tile supplier for your organization’s unique needs.

Today, I’m looking at 4 simple hallmarks of a great flooring manufacturer, and helping you to choose the right partner, and the right product, for your business.

Featured image: NBC Sports Group HQ, Stamford, Connecticut, USA. Design firm: Mancini Duffy.

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How Stain Resistant Carpet Tiles Work to Save You Money

Dec 7, 2016 / by Mike Brown

When you get new carpet in your facility, you want to make sure it stays looking its best for as long as possible, to ensure you’re getting the maximum return on your flooring investment. One of the easiest ways to ruin your new carpet is with unsightly staining that your maintenance team can’t remove. If your new carpet gets stained, the costs of stain removal can quickly add up.

Today I’m sharing three ways your choice of carpet tiles can improve your flooring’s resistance to staining, and looking at how having stain resistant carpet can save you money over the lifetime of your flooring.

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How to Increase Teacher Retention with Inspiring School Design

Dec 5, 2016 / by Mike Brown

According to a 2003 report by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, “a third of America’s new teachers leave teaching sometime during their first three years… almost half may leave during the first five years”. In 2016 that trend shows no signs of changing; in fact, 8% of all teachers leave their jobs every single year (source).

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