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    Answering the GSA call

Answering the GSA call

Fall 2016 By K.J. Quinn An unlikely source is emerging as a trendsetter for work- place design. With building interiors long considered ugly ducklings for their mundane looks, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate owners is raising the bar for requirements in performance standards and style. “GSA has

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    Transparency today

Transparency today

Fall 2016 By Liz Switzer Transparency is taking the flooring industry in innovative directions and in the process changing the way business is done. The secretive silos of proprietary information that dominated the manufacturing landscape a decade ago are giving way to practices of inclusivity and integration, built on the

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    LVT mills help the A&D community navigate products

LVT mills help the A&D community navigate products

Fall 2016 There is no question luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has revolutionized the flooring industry. While the commercial vinyl market had once pledged its allegiance to VCT and sheet, the hottest resilient offering available today has gob- bled up market share from seemingly every other flooring category, including its closely

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    Innovations in LVT

Innovations in LVT

Summer 2016 By K.J. Quinn Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is bursting onto the scene of nearly all commercial sectors — and with good reason. Now sporting a greater variety of styles, patterns and sizes, the product is reported to be the fastest growing commercial flooring category today. Last year sales

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    Top 4 HD Expo trends

Top 4 HD Expo trends

Summer 2016 Since its inception in 1992, the Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) has remained a premier trade show for this important segment of the commercial market. Each year it offers hospitality professionals the opportunity to connect, share ideas and gain insight into the most innovative products and

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    Sustainable, active design tops corporate agenda

Sustainable, active design tops corporate agenda

Summer 2016 By Liz Switzer As the traditional C-Suite headquarters gives way to a millennial-driven workplace — multigenerational users often in remote locations — architects and designers in today’s corporate sector must have more on the drawing board than structures. Corporate design today is about far more than places or

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    Carpet tile defines today’s workspace

Carpet tile defines today’s workspace

Summer 2016 By K.J. Quinn Employees are spending more time in the office, and amenities such as interactive cafes, all-hands space, social hubs and active areas are a requirement — especially in today’s environment where talent attraction and retention are imperative. At the center of these spaces is the floor

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    Carpet colors of the world: Hospitality

Carpet colors of the world: Hospitality

Spring 2016 By K.J. Quinn As hospitality brands invest millions of dollars to renovate existing properties and build new ones, a common theme is interior spaces that make their guests feel at home. This residential design trend is not so much about creating a “home away from home,” experts say,

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    People, Planet, Profit, Sustainable Design as a Competitive Advantage

People, Planet, Profit, Sustainable Design as a Competitive Advantage

Architects and designers by nature look to the future, visualizing and planning spaces to meet the demands of tomorrow’s built environment. These leaders have taken sustainable design to the mainstream, where it has become not just a basic business tenet but a competitive advantage in a marketplace that continues to

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Fashionable Flooring, the menswear trend finds success in all segments

Durable, stylish, classic. These words can be used to describe an exceptional floor, but they also describe an excellent suit. The marriage of menswear and flooring design makes perfect sense, which might explain why flooring patterns that draw their inspiration from menswear are so popular. Green Operations spoke to a

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