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Mike Brown

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How to Select the Right Type of Floor Covering for Your Commercial Space

Mar 15, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When it comes to selecting flooring for your commercial space, there are various options to choose from, and they all have their respective merits and drawbacks. It can be difficult to determine which type of flooring best suits your organization's specific needs. To make the right decision, you need to look beyond the aesthetics of each flooring type and consider the day-to-day practicalities first.

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How to Refresh Office Carpet Without a Complete Redesign

Mar 13, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Redesigning an office can be a great morale booster for the entire team. Unfortunately, it's a lot of work, so it is often delayed until it's absolutely necessary. However, there are several smaller changes you can make to refresh a workplace without requiring a major renovation.

Your choice of flooring has a surprising visual impact on your office: it covers the entirety of your space and offers a myriad of color and design options. As such, your office carpet provides a fantastic opportunity for a visual refresh without going through a complete redesign. Here are four ways you can enhance the look of your office by making small changes on the floor plane.

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How to Select the Ideal Carpet for Libraries

Mar 8, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When it's time to renovate your library, one aspect that can easily become a low priority - or be altogether overlooked - is your choice of flooring. However, flooring can significantly impact the health and wellness of everyone using your library - from young elementary school children to loyal library staff. Additionally, it makes a large contribution to the visual impact of the library and how welcoming the environment is to students and visitors.

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How to Select Long-Lasting Flooring for a Hospitality Design Project

Mar 6, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When selecting flooring for hospitality interiors, it's important to balance aesthetics with longevity. In a busy hospitality environment, high levels of foot traffic mean that durable flooring is a necessity. Clients may prefer carpet or hard flooring for aesthetic reasons, so today we're sharing how to select long-lasting flooring for both flooring types.

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How to Install Carpet Tiles, Simply

Feb 22, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Installing carpet tiles can be a long, laborious process - but it doesn't have to be. Today, I'm sharing tips for quick and easy modular carpet installation, for both new build and renovation projects.

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How Flooring Can Inspire Your Organization

Feb 20, 2017 / by Mike Brown

The costs of absent employees are well known, but it’s estimated that the hidden costs of unfocused and unproductive employees are twice as much.

The physical office environment is an ideal starting point for helping employees feel motivated and happy at work. Today we're sharing how flooring can influence your workplace, and how the right choice can exponentially amplify your employees' productivity.

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Are You Covered by Your Commercial Carpet Warranty?

Feb 15, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Manufacturer warranties for flooring are often incredibly complicated: a tangle of exacting requirements to follow to the letter, or else your warranty is void.

To help minimize the risk of invalidating your warranty, and incurring the substantial costs of flooring failure, we've identified four of the most common stipulations that can catch out customers during the lifetime of their flooring.

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How Your Choice of Restaurant Flooring can Influence Ambiance

Feb 13, 2017 / by Mike Brown

A welcoming, comfortable environment is essential for attracting and keeping loyal customers, and the ambience of an interior can make or break a restaurant.

It may come as a surprise to realize that your choice of flooring makes one of the most significant contributions to the ambiance of a restaurant. Flooring covers the entirety of your space, and has a noticeable impact on guests' first impressions.

So how exactly does your choice of flooring affect restaurant ambiance?

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How is Commercial Grade Carpet Different from Residential?

Feb 6, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Some carpet manufacturers offer both residential and commercial grade carpet. Today I'm reviewing how each type of carpet is specifically designed and constructed to meet the unique needs of its environment and identifying the five main differences between commercial and residential carpet.

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7 Ways to Create a Quieter Office Space

Feb 1, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Noise levels are one of the biggest sources of workplace complaints. As well as hampering productivity, prolonged exposure to even relatively low levels of office noise leads to elevated stress levels.

To tackle the growing levels of office noise complaints, we're looking at seven changes you can make to create a quieter office space for clients.

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