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4 Ways Your Office Design Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

Dec 14, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Poor indoor air quality can lead to a number of health complaints from building users, including respiratory problems, fatigue and exacerbated allergies. But what actually causes poor indoor air quality? And how can you design and furnish you office in a way that improves air quality - and in turn, the health and wellness of building users?

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4 Essentials for Your New Sit to Stand Office

Dec 12, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Sit-to-stand working offers real health benefits, and can also lead to improved productivity in the workplace.

But unfortunately, mistakes in office design and equipment can inadvertently hamper the adoption of this healthy working practice. To help boost the adoption of sit-to-stand working in your office, we've outlined 4 essentials for furnishings and decor for sit-to-stand offices.

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Can Your Office Design Layout Improve Employee Recruitment and Retention?

Dec 7, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Does your office create an inspiring first impression for potential new employees? Prospective employees will be more excited about joining your company if you have an attractive workspace. But what about your current employees? With forty hours (or more) of our week spent in the office, the design of our working environments plays a huge role in job satisfaction and employee retention.

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WELL, LEED or Green Label: An Introduction to Designing Healthy Buildings

Dec 5, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

The concept of healthy buildings has been a growing priority since awareness of sick building syndrome (SBS) emerged in the 1970s. To help you design healthy buildings, we're sharing an introduction to some of the most widely-used building standards looking at health and wellness, and identifying simple ways to improve the health of building users with your designs.

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How Much Does Commercial Carpet Installation Cost?

Nov 30, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When selecting new commercial carpet, it's easy to fixate on saving money on the material cost, especially if your flooring budget is over-stretched. However, the material cost is just one element of the total cost of installing new carpet.

Today we're breaking down a typical installation quote into its separate parts, to help you identify the biggest costs that are eating into your budget, and understand where the biggest savings lie.

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Do You Really Need that Expensive Concrete Floor Sealant?

Nov 28, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

When replacing commercial flooring, there are so many steps to the removal and installation process that it can be difficult to work out which stages are essential, and which are an unnecessary addition to your particular project.

Many flooring installers take a blanket approach with their quotations, to ensure they've got all potential risks covered - even if some risks are already mitigated by other processes or products you've selected. One common example is using floor sealants as part of the moisture mitigation process, even if you've already selected products that mitigate the risk of moisture problems in another way.

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9 Questions to Ask Before Buying Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Nov 21, 2017 / by Alan Fennell

Selecting new flooring can be a minefield if you don't have access to the right information. How can you tell whether the flooring you're considering is suited to your organization's practical - as well as aesthetic - requirements?

To help you choose the right luxury vinyl tiles, we’ve put together nine essential questions, offering insights into durability, appearance retention, design and installation, to help you choose flooring that's the perfect fit for your organization.

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How to Avoid 3 Common Office Flooring Mistakes

Nov 16, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

When renovating an office, your choice of flooring can have a surprisingly big impact on the overall indoor environment, as it's one of the few materials that covers the entire space. To help you make the best choice for your office environment, as well as your budget, we're sharing three of the most common mistakes made when selecting new office flooring - and how to avoid making the same mistakes yourself.

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Flooring Types: The Pros and Cons of 7 Commercial Flooring Choices

Nov 14, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Choosing commercial flooring can be difficult, with such a wide range of flooring types available. Each type of commercial flooring creates a different aesthetic and has a huge impact on the indoor environment.

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6 Design Ideas for an Office Renovation Project

Nov 9, 2017 / by Mike Brown

An office renovation is the perfect opportunity to turn an uninspiring space into something that impresses employees and visitors. When undertaking a whole-office renovation, you want to be sure that the time, budget and effort you're investing will deliver a new space with that 'wow' factor, to help inspire and motivate current and prospective employees.

So today we're looking at six design ideas to help you create a stand-out office space.

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