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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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How to Choose The Best LVT for New Offices

Jun 27, 2017 / by Alan Fennell

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is an increasingly popular flooring for commercial installations. But with concerns over rising noise levels impacting employee productivity, there's growing uncertainty over the use of particular hard flooring in office environments.

Today we're exploring whether LVT is an ideal fit for an office as well as three crucial factors to consider to ensure you select the best LVT for your specific space.

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How One Library Saved $130,000 in Flooring Installation Costs – and Finally Beat Subfloor Moisture

Jun 20, 2017 / by Michael Eckert

Subfloor moisture is the unseen enemy of flooring projects worldwide: high moisture levels can cause extensive delays, necessitate costly repairs, and even lead to total flooring failure. Sno-Isle Libraries experienced first-hand the problems subfloor moisture can cause, with one of their sites plagued by recurring moisture issues year after year.

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How Modular Carpet Tiles Can Transform A Hospitality Environment

Jun 14, 2017 / by Michael Smith

Hospitality environments endure high levels of foot traffic for long hours every day. As such, it's essential to select flooring that can withstand the rigors of a demanding hospitality environment, without compromising on design or ambiance. Today we're sharing five factors that make modular carpet the ideal flooring option for hospitality interiors.

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