Sustainability

24 June, 2021

St John Bosco College

Architect: Santelli Architects Project: St John Bosco College, Piara Waters, Western Australia Segment: Education Products: Human Connections, Near & Far and World Woven Project size: 3,830 sqm   Santelli Architects are a WA-based architectural studio whose work spans more than 40 schools for Catholic Education WA. The brief for St John Bosco College was to…

13 May, 2021

Things to consider when renovating your office floor

There can be many reasons to renovate your office flooring. Maybe the flooring is too old and need replacing, or the office is getting rebranded, and flooring needs to adjust to the revised brand guidelines. Whatever might be the reason, there are some important things to keep in mind while you need to optimize the…

24 March, 2021

Bringing our carbon negative carpet tile to market

In October last year, we achieved an incredible milestone: we launched our first cradle to gate carbon negative carpet tiles in the Americas. I’m proud to share that from today our customers across the Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia (EAAA) region can specify our first carbon negative carpet tile collection, Embodied Beauty™, and our first carbon negative microtuft product, Flash Line.

24 March, 2021

Why Ikigai is the Design Philosophy We All Need Right Now

Whether organising your way to happiness or embracing hygge, the Danish philosophy of cosy living, it always seems that just when you catch up to a design craze, insiders are already on to the next. So while the ascendance of ​Ikigai​ was intriguing, skepticism seemed wise. ​Ikigai​, which translates to “having a purpose” in English, is of Japanese origin, associated with the feeling of self-fulfillment earned by pursuing a meaningful life. Today, it’s being embraced by the creative community.

10 March, 2021

5 Things to Think About When It Comes to School Flooring

Choosing the right school flooring should be an easy choice. And while there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, here are five criteria to help you select flooring that looks good and works hard. 1. Longevity Ideally, whatever flooring you choose for your school facilities will last a long time, and good flooring will be backed up with a…

26 February, 2021

Safe & hygienic flooring options for schools and universities in India

A safe, comfortable, and hygienic learning environment has a unique opportunity to influence not only the students and staff who occupy the classrooms, auditoriums, and administrative areas on a campus, but also the community in which it is located. We can’t deny that flooring is the foundation to foster positive learning in schools, colleges, and…

7 January, 2021

Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Last month we celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, where the goal set was to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius. Recent data from the World Meteorological Organization notes we are not headed in the right direction with carbon dioxide levels set to continue at record numbers

7 December, 2020

Coffee Chat with Erin Meezan at the Global Compact Network Singapore Virtual Summit

This article was jointly authored by Ms Esther Chang, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), the Singapore local network of the United Nations Global Compact, and Ms Maxine Chen, Sustainability Communications Specialist (Asia Pacific) at Interface, Inc. We have just ten years left to meet the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.…

25 November, 2020

Observing nature: what has it taught us?

‘The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world severely, representing the most severe threat to human health in more than a century. The environment from local to global scales has witnessed apparent positive and negative impacts. Global lockdowns have drastically altered the patterns of energy demand and have caused an economic downturn but at the same…