What is Biophilic Design?

Biophilic design is a concept in the design industry that incorporating elements of the natural environment lead to increased employee satisfaction at work. This is done through the use of direct/indirect nature, space and place conditions. Growing evidence is beginning to reveal the numerous positive affects of biophilic design, including enhanced learning, recovery from illness,…

What is wall base?

For commercial applications, a wall base is the covering that is required at the point where the wall meets the floor. Wall base protects the bottom of the wall while providing a sleek, finished look to the room. Wall base can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, rubber, vinyl or wood. Similar…

What is carpet repeat?

In patterned carpet, carpet repeat is the distance from one point to another where the design appears again. Pattern repeat is measured in length and width.

What are carpet tiles?

Carpet tiles are an alternative to traditional broadloom carpet. Rather than arriving in 10-15 foot rolls, carpet tiles are perfect small square pieces of carpet. Usually between 12″ to 36″. Carpet tiles may be used in high traffic applications where a stained or damaged tile can be easily replaced.

What are transition strips?

Transition strips, aka reducers or adapters are used every time that one type of flooring meets another. As different flooring materials will have slight height variations, they must be smoothed with transition strips to allow people to safely walk.

What are the current commercial design trends?

One of the most popular commercial design trends is the shift away from high-glossy wax finishes on resilient flooring to more no-wax, matte options. Facility managers are trying to save time and money on the maintenance for products that don’t require frequent waxing. A process that normally takes a lot of time to complete and…