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3 Sustainable Design Ideas for Interior Designers

May 17, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

When most people think about sustainability, end-of-life becomes their focal point: using recycled materials and selecting products that can be recycled after use. The concern with focusing on recycling is that it puts your attention on the end of a product's life, rather than working to maximize its useful life.

Additionally, products with a high percentage of recycled content are often less durable than products using virgin materials, meaning the lifecycle of each product is shorter than it could be - and as a result things need replacing sooner.

Fortunately, there are many ways to be sustainable that may be a better fit for your client's organization. Today, I'm sharing three ideas to inspire interior designers to make sustainability a priority - without compromising on the quality of design or product.

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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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Linoleum vs Vinyl Flooring: What's the Difference?

May 8, 2017 / by Alan Fennell

Selecting long-lasting, durable hard flooring can be a difficult choice. There are many types of flooring available, yet it can be difficult to understand the differences between various floorings to choose the ideal option that best suits your facility.

Today we're comparing two common types of resilient flooring - linoleum and vinyl - and sharing four key differences between them.

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Redefine Connections Between People, Nature, and Technology with the IMMIX Collection

May 3, 2017 / by Mollie Williams

Man-made, natural influences converge for an innovative floor covering collection debuting at HD Expo 2017, booth #4346

Every day, society experiences an increasingly blurred line between people, technology and nature. Milliken explores this convergence between the real and the virtual, the haptic and the emotional, and the past and the present through an innovative floor covering collection, IMMIX, premiering at HD Expo 2017.

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What to Look for in Commercial Carpet Tile Adhesive

May 3, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

A significant amount of time and effort goes into selecting the right commercial carpet for clients - marrying desired aesthetics with practical requirements - but the type of adhesive used is often overlooked in the decision-making process.

However, not all flooring adhesives are the same: they may have different tolerances for moisture, or react differently to other products used in the installation process. So, how do you select the best adhesive to suit your install requirements?

Today we're sharing five key aspects to look for when reviewing carpet tile adhesive.

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4 Reasons to Switch to Dry Carpet Cleaning

May 1, 2017 / by Stephen Lewis

Deep cleaning plays an essential role in keeping carpet looking great - but not all types of deep cleaning are created equal. Today, we're looking at the benefits to your carpet's appearance and longevity that come from switching from wet carpet cleaning to a dry carpet cleaning method.

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3 Examples of Inspiring School Interiors

Apr 26, 2017 / by Mike Patrick

Research has repeatedly shown that school design has a significant impact on student outcomes. With learning no longer confined to the classroom, it's important to consider the entirety of a school, not just the classrooms, when planning a school redesign.

To help inspire your school redesign project, today I'm sharing three school design ideas that will help you create learning spaces to motivate and excite students and teachers alike.

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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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The Important Role of an LVT Wearlayer

Apr 19, 2017 / by Alan Fennell

There are two common types of vinyl flooring tiles: vinyl composite tile (VCT) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT). One of the most significant differences between the two flooring types is that luxury vinyl tiles have a wearlayer on top of their printed design, whereas vinyl composite tiles do not. This impacts everything from maintenance requirements to durability.

But what is the wearlayer, and why is it such an important consideration when you're selecting new vinyl flooring?

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5 Office Carpet Cleaning Tips from Flooring Professionals

Apr 17, 2017 / by Stephen Lewis

We asked two flooring experts - Milliken's Herb Oshiro and Millicare's Stephen Lewis - for their top tips for cleaning, maintaining and extending the life of office carpet.

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