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Mike Brown

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5 Commercial Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions Disproved

Mar 29, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Regular cleaning and proper maintenance are essential for extending the life of commercial carpet. While carpet is relatively simple to clean and maintain, the issue is complicated by a handful of pervasive misconceptions that lead to carpets being improperly maintained - shortening their usable life.

Today, we're disproving five common misconceptions about commercial carpet cleaning so you can make informed decisions about your cleaning requirements and keep your carpet looking new for longer.

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What's the Difference Between Commercial Carpet Squares and Planks?

Mar 27, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Selecting modular carpet can seem like a never-ending list of decisions to make. Color, pattern, size, shape - small decisions that all have a significant impact on your finished project. From large square tiles to narrow carpet 'planks,' it can be difficult to determine which is the right shape and size for your organization. With that in mind, we’re identifying the most common commercial carpet tile sizes – and exploring the different uses of each.

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5 Reasons to Reconsider Wood Flooring for Commercial Interiors

Mar 22, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Wood flooring has a timeless aesthetic. In commercial spaces, it offers a great way to introduce an organic, biophilic feel into select areas, coordinating different styles around its simplicity and classic appeal.

But while wood flooring is a great fit in certain spaces, in some parts of the commercial environment, the rigorous demands of the modern workplace can mean that other flooring products might be a better choice.

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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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