<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=321179481560964&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Longevity: It Shouldn’t Get Lost in the Woods

Apr 17, 2018 / by Mike Brown posted in Sustainability

Why are people so fond of whodunits? Here’s a guess: We absolutely crave the moment when we find out the guy slinking around in the trench coat didn’t do it (and you knew it — come on, he was way too obvious). No, it turns out the culprit was actually that sweet old lady from next door who made all the fruit pies. But the thing is — you weren’t really surprised, right? When you think about it, clearly something was up with her, that’s for sure.

Read More »

Scratching the surface of lvt - let's find out what's underneath

Apr 11, 2018 / by Alan Fennell

When was the last time this happened to you? You’re strolling around, maybe looking for a place to have dinner, when all of a sudden you notice everybody seems to be carrying the same backpack. Or — in a bunch of store windows you see this one particular gizmo that (conveniently!) keeps the charge port on your phone from getting clogged and destroyed
by pocket lint or junk in your purse. Meanwhile, here comes the thematic leap:

Read More »

Why being red list free is a big deal

Mar 26, 2018 / by Michael Eckert posted in Health & Wellness

 As of January 1, 2018: All Milliken modular carpet products manufactured
in North America are Red List Free, with third-party verification.

Read More »

Why acoustics should not be an afterthought

Mar 19, 2018 / by Mike Brown

Think about the spaces you’ve spent time in today. What were your impressions? Maybe you liked the furniture and the layout of an office you were in this morning because it felt so comfortable. Later you were in a room with three skylights, and they made the space seem expansive. Wood surfaces and plants give your favorite lunch spot a cozy, natural ambiance. But after that you went to see your client with the very cramped lobby — also you always notice how it’s just too bright in there. It’s not your favorite place to visit.

Read More »

Sit to Stand Working: Everything You Need to Get Started

Mar 14, 2018 / by Michael Eckert

Sit to stand working is one of the biggest workplace trends of recent years, thanks to our growing understanding of the risks posed by an extremely sedentary lifestyle. Employers are looking to the sit to stand work trend to encourage employees to be more active day-to-day, and in turn to improve health and wellness across their organization.

However, it can be difficult to make that change in your organization's culture and adopt healthy sit to stand working practices. To help your company successfully embrace the sit to stand work trend, we're sharing the health benefits of this work practice, as well as everything you need to get started from a practical standpoint.

Read More »

4 Types of Flooring Tile that Look Like Wood

Mar 7, 2018 / by Alan Fennell

Wood flooring has a timeless aesthetic, which has long been a popular choice for companies wanting to introduce an organic feel into commercial spaces. It's easy to co-ordinate with different styles, thanks to its simple, classic appeal. Unfortunately, the price and ongoing maintenance costs of wood flooring makes it unattainable for many organizations with smaller budgets.

Fortunately, there are lots of alternatives available - several different types of flooring tiles designed to recreate the wood aesthetic, but at a fraction of the cost. Here are four common flooring types that provide the same appeal as real wood flooring, to consider for use on your next design projects.

Read More »

Improve Coworking with these Collaborative Office Design Ideas

Feb 28, 2018 / by Mike Brown

Open office plans are viewed as the solution to every company's communication and collaboration challenges. With employees sharing one large workspace, it's touted as the perfect environment to cultivate creativity and encourage idea sharing and cross-team collaborative projects.

Unfortunately, the reality is often very different: with many employees sharing an open workspace, noise levels quickly escalate to the point where everyone finds it near-impossible to focus on their work. Productivity slumps, and employees are left frustrated by their working environment.

So how can you design an open office space to improve coworking and collaboration? We're sharing three ideas to address the challenges of designing a collaborative office environment.

Read More »

What to Look for in Self-Adhesive Carpet Tiles

Feb 22, 2018 / by Michael Eckert

If you're looking to cut-out the hassle of traditional flooring adhesives, it's time to turn to self-adhesive carpet tiles. From sticky backings to friction-based coatings, we're sharing the pros and cons of self-adhesive carpet tiles - and seeing how they stack-up compared to conventional adhesives.

Read More »

5 Must-See Examples of Beautiful Interior Design in Libraries

Feb 20, 2018 / by Mike Patrick

The interior design of libraries can either help to position them as a valuable community or school resource for everyone to enjoy, or leave them looking uninspiring and neglected. We're sharing five examples of stand-out library designs, as well as three design elements that are essential for creating a successful and much-loved library facility.

Read More »

The 5 Principles of Modern Healthcare Design

Feb 14, 2018 / by Mike Brown

Research has shown how interior design of healthcare facilities can help improve patient recovery times. As we become more aware of the impact indoor environments have on building users, it will be more important for designers to utilize these findings when designing for healthcare spaces.

Today we're sharing five principles of modern healthcare interiors that are proven to improve patient wellbeing and speed-up recovery.

Read More »