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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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5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Moisture Mitigation Products

Aug 16, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

High moisture levels are a billion-dollar problem for the construction industry, and flooring is particularly affected. Changes in construction processes, materials used, and accelerated build schedules compound to create one colossal moisture problem.

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The Only Moisture Mitigation Solution You'll Ever Need

Aug 10, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Moisture causes millions of dollars of damage in the construction industry, and a lot of the time it's flooring that gets hit hardest. As a result, many flooring installers are building moisture mitigation products and processes into their installation quotes as standard.

However, many of the most commonly-used moisture mitigation products don't actually solve or prevent moisture problems from occurring - they simply isolate the moisture issues from the flooring, covering it up so it's out of sight and out of mind.

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How to Stop Mold Growing Under Your Carpet

Aug 8, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Mold and mildew is a major problem in any commercial space. Once spotted, it can be removed relatively easily and effectively - though doing so is costly and time-consuming. However, the real problem lies in its ability to spread unseen throughout your building, causing extensive damage - and health problems for building users - for weeks and months before it becomes visible. How? It grows underneath the carpet.

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How to Reduce Commercial Carpet Installation Costs

Aug 2, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

If you're renovating a commercial space, the costs can mount up quickly. One of the costs most often overlooked is carpet installation: many installers provide an all-in-one quote to supply and install, without tailoring the quote to your particular site conditions.

In many cases, however, it can be possible to save thousands of dollars on installing new carpet, if you know what to consider.

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The 7-Step Checklist for Installing Office Carpet

Jul 26, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Carpet installation can take up a significant percentage of your flooring budget - especially if removing existing flooring reveals unexpected problems, or you run into complications during the project. To help streamline your carpet installation, we've compiled a list of seven things to check - and why they're so important.

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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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5 Factors to Consider When Purchasing Airport Carpet

Jul 18, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

With an estimated 30 million passengers traveling through U.S. airports each year, carpet in airports is subject to rigors unseen in any other environment. With acres of floor to cover, carpet also has a profound impact on the look and feel of the entire airport for years to come.

To select tough, long-lasting floor covering, capable of inspiring travelers and easing them on their way, it's important to drill-down into durability and design, and identify the factors that are most important when it comes to airport carpet.

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Supporting Schools: How Milliken's Innovations Do Good in Education

Jul 5, 2017 / by Mike Patrick

Innovation has been at the heart of the Milliken ethos for over 150 years, and a desire to experiment, learn and improve runs through the company to this day. Discover how Milliken is using its culture of innovation to solve some of the biggest challenges facing schools and education facilities.

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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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