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Reimagining the Workplace for a Post-COVID World

June 17, 2021

As we’re all learning to navigate a new normal, laying the grounds for an office where employees feel comfortable starts and ends with safety. It’s about adapting the workplace to solve issues like distancing, wayfinding, acoustics, and sustainability – all while maintaining a sense of style. 

Assessing when to replace the carpet flooring of a facility

May 18, 2021

Carpet tiles in general have a long life but this mainly depends on the quality of carpet tiles, the volume of foot traffic your flooring has experienced, and the maintenance schedule adopted. Although regular cleaning and proper maintenance can help to increase the life of your carpet, regular use will mean that it will eventually…

Things to consider when renovating your office floor

May 13, 2021

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…

Bringing our carbon negative carpet tile to market

March 24, 2021

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.

Why Ikigai is the Design Philosophy We All Need Right Now

March 24, 2021

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.

Increase floor life by adopting right floor maintenance practices

March 16, 2021

The corona virus pandemic has thrown everything out of place, especially our workspaces. We have been working from home, but as we start returning to our offices, we need to ensure cleanliness which brings safety and peace of mind to the people using it. Unlike other surfaces such as office furniture, light switches and door…

5 Things to Think About When It Comes to School Flooring

March 10, 2021

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…

Safe & hygienic flooring options for schools and universities in India

February 26, 2021

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…

Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

January 7, 2021

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

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Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath

As a leading figure in biophilic design, Oliver is working with global modular flooring manufacturer Interface to raise the awareness of the benefits of design inspired by nature. A prominent thinker in the architecture industry and owner of Heath Design Ltd, Oliver is also a writer and TV presenter.

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