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.
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.
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.
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.
Sit-to-stand working is one of the most popular workplace trends of recent years, thanks to the growing awareness of the health risks associated with extended sedentary periods. Employers are embracing the sit-stand work trend as a way to encourage their employees to be more active, and in turn to improve health and wellness across their organization.
However, it doesn't always catch-on. There's nothing worse than spending thousands of dollars investing in top-of-the-range sit-stand desks, only to realize that none of your employees use them except in the default 'seated' position.
To help you avoid this waste of resources, we've identified the three biggest barriers to adoption of sit-to-stand working, with suggestions to help you overcome them.
Sustainability has long been a priority for designers looking to make a positive impact with their work, beyond simply focusing on aesthetics and functionality. But now every major company has its own 'green' stance and sustainability measures in place, and there's a new trend emerging in sustainable design.
Increasingly, designers are turning their attentions towards health and wellness, finding ways to design a space that's good for its users. People become the focal point of the design: how will they use this space every day, and how can we design it to improve their lives?
Today we're looking at these shifting priorities in sustainable design, and exploring exactly why health and wellness is on the rise.
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.
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.
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.
Selecting commercial carpet is a much more intricate process than purchasing residential carpet. As well as considering budget and the aesthetics of each option, there are a wealth of practical considerations to balance.
To help you select commercial floor covering that's best matched to your organization's unique requirements, we're sharing ten top tips, to help you avoid the most common mistakes people make when choosing commercial carpet tiles.