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  • The benefits of engineered oak flooring
    Round Wood of Mayfield
    Round Wood explains why engineered oak boards represent the best option for homeowners looking to replace a floor. If you are looking to replace a floor in your property, whether in isolation or as part of an overall...
  • How to combine indoor and outdoor entrance matting
    Construction Specialties
    British Standard BS 7953 recommends that entrance matting be a minimum of 2.1 metres in the traffic direction, to remove as much dirt and moisture from foot and wheeled traffic as possible. Whilst industry experts suggest...
  • Washroom and toilet refurbishment tips
    Formica Group
    Formica Group offers a top ten list of tips for designers seeking to improve washrooms and toilet facitlies. 1. Lighting Is going to the loo such an embarrassing exercise it requires a darkened room to do it in? Behind...
  • Biofilm removal by shear velocity
    Horne Engineering
    Horne Engineering has always been a strong advocate of periodic high velocity system flushing to remove biofilm from the internal pipe surfaces of domestic water systems – in particular in large buildings such as hospitals...
  • Hydrotherapy: history, principles and why it works
    Design & Form
    Hydrotherapy has a long tradition. Historical records support the medical profession’s belief in the therapeutic value of water to relax, support, restore and mend. The Romans understood the effect of water, steam and...
  • Why sensor taps are good for healthcare environments
    EcoProd Technique
    There’s been a lot of discussion over the last few years about the pros and cons of sensor taps in the context of healthcare environments such as hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and veterinary practices. After four babies...
  • Environmental impact: electric hand dryers/paper towels
    EcoProd Technique
    EcoProd Technique discusses the environmental impact of electric hand dryers versus paper towels. The environmental impact of paper towels There are two main aspects of the environmental impact of paper towels that need to...
  • The evolution of deep soaking tubs
    Design & Form
    Year by year, deep soaking tubs have been rising in popularity. A surge of recent product launches reflects increasing interest on the part of designers and manufacturers but the concept is anything but new. Many features of...
  • Interior designers, not interior decorators
    Society of British & International Design (SBID)
    Vanessa Brady is an International Interior Designer and Business Design Consultant, with over twenty- five years' experience in B2B procurement and post analysis of the design profession. She built a multi-award-winning...
  • Scandinavian style and commercial interiors
    Heckmondwike FB
    As is universally known, Scandinavian style focuses on simplicity and minimalism. Frills and unnecessary accessories are seen as a distraction. Bright colours do not feature widely.
  • Get Warmer Floors With Carpet
    Heckmondwike FB
    There’s nothing worse than having to work in a cold office or live in student accommodation or a residential care home when the floorcovering doesn’t offer that all important thermal performance – especially at this time of...
  • How the right office carpet can make all the difference
    Heckmondwike FB
    The third edition of the “What Workers Want” survey, a joint publication from the British Council for Offices (BCO) and Savills, found that neglecting office design can have a negative effect on employer’s well-being and...
  • A guide to abrasion resistance in contract fabrics
    Camira Fabrics
    This guidance is part of Camira Fabrics' CPD brochure, which can be obtained when specifiers attend the company's CPD presentation 'A guide to specifying contract fabrics'. The abrasion performance of fabrics is established...
  • Array – a sound decision by Heckmondwike
    Heckmondwike FB
    Jeremy Broadhead, Commercial Manager at Heckmondwike FB, looks at why carpet is being widely specified for its acoustic properties. “Managing noise in a building continues to present a challenge for designers, which is why...
  • Wireless “induction” charging – The definitive guide
    CMD Ltd
    Questions that our industry gets time and time again. Wireless or induction charging came from pretty much out of nowhere last year and as “cool” as it seems the understanding people have isn’t as much as they would like.