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Mike Brown

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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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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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Top 10 Tips for Choosing Commercial Carpet Tiles

Jun 5, 2017 / by Mike Brown

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.

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The Pros and Cons of Carpet Tiles

May 24, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Modular carpet tiles are one of the most popular flooring options in commercial environments. Today I'm sharing the pros and cons of this versatile floor covering, to help you determine whether carpet tiles are a good fit for your next project.

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The Key to Buying Inexpensive Commercial Carpet

May 22, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Are you tired of overpaying for commercial carpet that is quickly damaged? Today, we're giving you the knowledge needed to specify durable carpet at a fraction of the expected total cost.

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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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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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4 Office Design Ideas to Improve Collaboration

Apr 12, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Offices are embracing open-concept layouts as a way to improve communication and collaboration between employees, but removing walls and cubicles is only the starting point. There are several items you can tackle in your office design to overcome the challenges associated with open office working and encourage increased collaboration.

Here are four of the most popular design ideas to improve collaboration in open offices.

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4 Reasons to Select Plush Carpet Tiles for Your Next Flooring Project

Apr 3, 2017 / by Mike Brown

There are aspects of commercial spaces that should really stand out, be it an executive office or a meeting room. Broadloom carpets are the traditional go-to for creating a plush, luxurious floor, but they aren't always the best option for the rigorous demands of a busy workplace.

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5 Commercial Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions Disproved

Mar 29, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Regular cleaning and proper maintenance are essential for extending the life of commercial carpet. While carpet is relatively simple to clean and maintain, the issue is complicated by a handful of pervasive misconceptions that lead to carpets being improperly maintained - shortening their usable life.

Today, we're disproving five common misconceptions about commercial carpet cleaning so you can make informed decisions about your cleaning requirements and keep your carpet looking new for longer.

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