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8 Office Design Trends to Inspire Your Next Project

Oct 17, 2017 / by Mike Brown

We work closely with designers and architects across the country, supplying flooring to some of the hottest office design projects around. We've spent a lot of time uncovering new and emerging design trends found in huge open plan spaces and small, private offices. Whatever the size of your upcoming projects, here are eight hot design trends to inspire your next office design.

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4 Key Elements of Modern Classroom Design

Oct 12, 2017 / by Mike Patrick

School classrooms have looked the same for decades: a series of individual desks angled to face the front, where a teacher stands to address the class. But with changes in teaching styles and types of work students are doing, combined with a greater understanding of the learning process, there's a growing need for a new approach to classroom design.

We've identified four key elements of modern classrooms, to help you design a learning space that works for students today, and will continue to meet their needs for years into the future.

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4 Reasons Your Modern Office Needs Modular Carpet Tiles

Oct 10, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Modular carpet tiles are a popular commercial flooring option, but are sometimes overlooked in modern offices, in favor of hard flooring types that create a slick, polished aesthetic. While these types of flooring may create a look that is desirable in modern offices, organizations often find that they have compromised in other, practical areas, and negatively affected the office environment.

Today we're sharing how modular carpet can create a welcoming, comfortable working environment, as well as a visually stunning modern workplace. Discover four reasons why modular carpet tiles should be the top flooring choice for modern offices.

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What's the Difference Between 7 Different Types of Commercial Carpet?

Oct 5, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

When you're comparing different commercial carpet types, it can be difficult to look past different patterns and colors. However, the type of carpet you choose will have a lasting impact on your organization: different carpet types require different levels of maintenance, and some wear out and need replacing sooner than more durable options.

Today, we're comparing seven different types of commercial carpet, covering different construction and dye methods, to help you understand the practical differences between different carpet options.

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The Pros and Cons of PVC Backed Carpet Tiles

Oct 3, 2017 / by Mike Brown

In recent years, PVC products have come under increasing scrutiny, particularly from designers and architects looking to vet products containing PVC, and ensure their suitability for health-conscious projects.

Flooring is one area where PVC still has a foothold, so today, we're helping you to understand the pros and cons of using PVC-backed carpet tiles in your next project.

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Here's Why Those Waterproofing Silicates in Your Concrete Admixture Don't Work

Sep 28, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Adding silicates to concrete is a common tactic for battling the moisture problems that so often derail construction projects. But increasingly, these expensive concrete waterproofing admixtures are being rendered ineffective - or worse, completely redundant - by smart and cost-effective advances in flooring technology.

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How to Choose the Right Flooring for Elementary School Classrooms

Sep 26, 2017 / by Mike Patrick

For younger students, creating the right classroom environment is essential: students need to feel welcome and safe, in a space that reduces the anxiety of being in a new environment - especially for the youngest students and new starters. Classroom design is key for creating a welcoming space to cultivate positive associations with school and learning for young students.

We're looking at how your choice of flooring affects the classroom environment, and what you should prioritize when selecting new flooring for elementary school classrooms.

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How Modular Carpet Tiles can Breathe New Life into Your Office Design

Sep 21, 2017 / by Mike Brown

We spend upwards of 40 hours every week in the office - more of our waking time than we spend anywhere else. As such, it's becoming increasingly important to design office spaces that not only look the part, but create a comfortable working environment too. We're sharing five ways your choice of carpet can breathe new life into your office design, and create a space that improves communication, collaboration and engagement between employees.

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Is LVT a Smart Choice for Classroom Flooring?

Sep 19, 2017 / by Mike Patrick

There's lots to consider when selecting classroom flooring, and with different flooring types excelling in different areas, it can be hard to work out which is the best option.

The popularity of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is surging - but is it a smart option to use in classrooms?

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Everything You Need to Know About the WELL Building Standard

Sep 14, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

The WELL Building Standard (WELL) combines design and construction best practices with proven, evidence-based strategies for improving health and wellness. According to WELL, this is the "first standard of its kind that focuses solely on the health and wellness of building occupants".

Today we're looking at some of the key concepts that WELL focuses on, and how they affect health and wellness for building users.

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