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How to Choose Luxury Vinyl Flooring that Lasts

May 10, 2016 / by Alan Fennell posted in Performance

Looking at Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring samples, you can find a dozen oak-look designs at different price points – so how do you work out which option is the best fit for your needs?

After installing LVT flooring in your space, it can be difficult to know whether it will last as little as three years, or as long as twenty. So today, I’m looking at the two main factors you need to consider to ensure your LTV looks as good as new for the years -- or even decades -- to come.

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How to Choose Flooring for Your New Office Complex

Apr 5, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Performance

Choosing flooring for your new office complex is a significant investment. The choices you make will impact the day-to-day running of your organization for years to come, and affect everything from your maintenance budgets to employee well-being.

To help you make the best decisions for your organization, today I'm looking at the five most important things you need to consider when buying flooring.

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Which Type of Hard Flooring is Best for Your Organization?

Mar 8, 2016 / by Mike Brown posted in Performance

When choosing hard flooring for your organization you will need to consider many different factors, such as purchase price, cleaning and maintenance requirements, durability and aesthetics. With many different types of hard flooring available, how do you decide which is the best fit for your organization?

Today I am comparing the four major types of hard flooring and identifying the applications best suited to each flooring type.

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King County Library System: Tough Carpet That's Easy To Create

Feb 24, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Performance

Effective learning spaces utilize every inch to ignite the imagination. Each element carries the potential for dual purpose – to be incredibly functional and inspirational. King County Library System in Washington – one of the busiest library systems in the United States – believes this to be true, taking full advantage of advanced environments that can be created with Milliken floor covering.

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Everything You Need to Know About TARR Ratings

Jan 29, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Performance

When it comes to assessing the performance and longevity of your carpet, you need a clear and objective way to measure its durability.

Many industries require products to pass rigorous independent certifications, but in the carpet industry many manufacturers rely on in-house testing rather than third-party assessment. These tests can be a helpful indication of a carpet tile’s durability, but as each manufacturer has their own testing criteria,it is difficult to accurately compare the durability of products between one manufacturer and another.

Fortunately, there is an independent, third-party test used by several carpet manufacturers to offer an objective durability rating: TARR.

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Atlanta Airport Rolls Out Red Carpet For World-Class Traveling

Jan 27, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Maintenance, Performance

Every year, 100 million domestic and international travelers pass through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. As the busiest airport in the world, it experiences an incredible amount of traffic moving in and out of the travel hub. With every new traveler comes new dirt, dust, and grease from the parking lot and moisture from rain or inclement weather - all brought inside on on the heels of shoes, carts, and luggage.

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When is Solution Dyed Nylon Right for My Organization?

Jan 18, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Performance

Today I’m helping you understand the benefits of solution dyed nylon (SDN), to help you decide if SDN is the best carpet fiber choice for your organization.

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Why Carpet Fiber Face Weight is Less Important Than You Think

Jan 15, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Performance

When choosing carpet for your organization, appearance retention and carpet durability are likely to be your top priorities. You want to be sure that the carpet you choose now will meet your organization’s needs for years into the future.

Many people assume that fiber face weight plays a huge role in determining carpet durability – but in reality that isn’t the case. Fiber face weight only plays a very minor role, with other factors having a much greater impact on the longevity of your carpet.

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Why Cushion-Backed Office Carpet is More Than a Luxury

Jan 6, 2016 / by Michael Eckert posted in Performance

When you’re researching options for your office’s new flooring, you might start to think that cushion-backed carpet is just a luxury, and to keep costs down, you could make do with hardback carpet tiles.

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A Case Study: Milliken & marquardt+ inc Modernize Merchandise Mart

Jan 5, 2016 / by Mollie Williams posted in Design, Installation, Performance, Sustainability

Since 1941, the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, has been a creative mecca. The art deco landmark is a distinct mainstay of the Chicago landscape. Today, it is the largest commercial building in the world, operating as a wholesale design center and hub of international business. The epic building, which spans 4.2 million gross square feet, sits on two blocks and stands 25 stories high. For the last 47 years, thousands have flocked to the iconic building, brimming with customized showrooms, for NeoCon – the largest design event in North America.

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