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Mike Brown

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How to Overcome the 3 Biggest Barriers to Adoption of Sit-to-Stand Working

Sep 7, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Sit-to-stand working is one of the most popular workplace trends of recent years, thanks to the growing awareness of the health risks associated with extended sedentary periods. Employers are embracing the sit-stand work trend as a way to encourage their employees to be more active, and in turn to improve health and wellness across their organization.

However, it doesn't always catch-on. There's nothing worse than spending thousands of dollars investing in top-of-the-range sit-stand desks, only to realize that none of your employees use them except in the default 'seated' position.

To help you avoid this waste of resources, we've identified the three biggest barriers to adoption of sit-to-stand working, with suggestions to help you overcome them.

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Health and Wellness: the Next Era of Sustainable Design

Aug 29, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Sustainability has long been a priority for designers looking to make a positive impact with their work, beyond simply focusing on aesthetics and functionality. But now every major company has its own 'green' stance and sustainability measures in place, and there's a new trend emerging in sustainable design.

Increasingly, designers are turning their attentions towards health and wellness, finding ways to design a space that's good for its users. People become the focal point of the design: how will they use this space every day, and how can we design it to improve their lives?

Today we're looking at these shifting priorities in sustainable design, and exploring exactly why health and wellness is on the rise.

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6 Hot Interior Design Trends We've Seen in 2017

Aug 16, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When you're investing in an office redesign, you want more than a fresh coat of paint: you want to improve the space and how your employees, customers and visitors experience it. The desire to improve your experience of a space is one of the driving forces behind this year's hottest interior design trends.

We've spent a lot of time talking with architects and designers, and visiting trade shows like NeoCon 2017, to uncover emerging design ideas to keep your renovation project on-trend. From color, to materials, to concepts, we're sharing 6 of the hottest interior design trends of 2017.

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Does Sit-to-Stand Working Improve Health and Wellness at Work?

Jul 20, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Sit-to-stand working is one of the biggest office trends of recent years, but the motivation behind the movement is over 60 years old.

Ideas of a relationship between health and sitting first appeared in the 1950s. Cutting-edge research explored the heart attack risks of London bus drivers and bus conductors - finding that the sedentary drivers were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack than their more active conductor counterparts.

Since then, the link between sitting and health concerns has been explored further, and now, the movement to sit-to-stand work environments has compelling evidence in its corner.

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How Often Should Carpet be Replaced in Commercial Environments?

Jun 29, 2017 / by Mike Brown

The most common reason for replacing commercial carpet is that the appearance of the carpet has deteriorated due to ongoing wear and tear unless it is damaged.

With that in mind, we're explaining how often commercial carpet should be replaced, as well as four factors that have the most significant impact on the longevity of your carpet.

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Top 10 Tips for Choosing Commercial Carpet Tiles

Jun 5, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Selecting commercial carpet is a much more intricate process than purchasing residential carpet. As well as considering budget and the aesthetics of each option, there are a wealth of practical considerations to balance.

To help you select commercial floor covering that's best matched to your organization's unique requirements, we're sharing ten top tips, to help you avoid the most common mistakes people make when choosing commercial carpet tiles.

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The Pros and Cons of Carpet Tiles

May 24, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Modular carpet tiles are one of the most popular flooring options in commercial environments. Today I'm sharing the pros and cons of this versatile floor covering, to help you determine whether carpet tiles are a good fit for your next project.

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The Key to Buying Inexpensive Commercial Carpet

May 22, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Are you tired of overpaying for carpet that is quickly damaged? Today, we're giving you the knowledge needed to specify durable carpet at a fraction of the expected total cost.

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How to Choose the Most Durable Carpet

May 10, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When selecting new carpet, you're weighing various priorities depending on your client's needs: aesthetics, budget, longevity and practical requirements. If your client's top priority is creating a long-lasting space, then selecting the most durable carpet available is essential. But what affects carpet durability, and how do you know the carpet you've chosen will continue to perform well and look beautiful in years to come?

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4 Unique Design Considerations when Selecting Commercial Carpet Tiles

Apr 24, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Commercial carpet tiles offer greater design flexibility than broadloom carpet or hard surface flooring. With an ever-increasing range of colors, patterns and textures available, decision-making can be overwhelming - and that's before you consider the practicalities of different types of carpet tile.

To help you select the best modular carpet and create the look you envisioned for your client, we're sharing four important design considerations that are unique to carpet tiles.

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