As many companies begin thinking about a return to the office following lockdown, it’s clear that we are entering a new era of workplace design. Being socially distant in an office environment presents many challenges, but it’s a factor we will have to live with for months, or potentially even years, writes Laura Light, Concept Design Team Leader at Interface.

Products from F. Ball and Co. Ltd., including its Stopgap 300 HD levelling compound and Styccobond F46 pressure sensitive adhesive, have been used to create a high-quality flooring finish as part of the transformation of a former car showroom into a sterile and decontamination unit for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

In a new podcast series, world-leading sustainable flooring manufacturer Interface will explore exactly what it means to design with climate in mind. Hosted by Jon Khoo, Interface’s Regional Sustainability Manager, each episode will feature an in-depth, informative conversation with a range of leading figures from the worlds of design, sustainability and the built environment.

As we navigate through these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to create workplace environments that help people to work in a way that best suits their needs. As the base of any design, it is important that the flooring you choose incorporates the right colours, patterns and textures to support the mood and experiences you wish to create and curate, says Laura Light, Concept Design Team Leader at Interface.

Designer Contracts is preparing for a staged return to work. The company is bringing some staff out of furlough, resuming vital fitting services, pushing ahead with plans to move into a new and much bigger head office facility and opening a third unit in Scotland.

Flowcrete is contributing to the latest interior design trend by providing artistic flooring that reflects the architecture of the host building.

Europe market-leading wood flooring manufacturer Kährs Group have introduced a range of new flooring designs during Munich’s BAU show in January. Innovative wood designs for 2019 were presented, including reclaimed-themed designs, ultra matt wood floors and a brand new ‘Boardwalk’ collection of modern rustic wood floors. However, stealing the show was the Group’s exciting launch of an entirely new product category - Kährs Luxury Tiles.

When space is a premium, it’s imperative to utilise each square metre to its absolute best. Situated in North and West London, two separate residential apartments received the Surface 360 touch by turning their shabby looks, into a contemporary refurbishment to be proud of.

We offer a wide range of premium, yet excellent value, flooring products that you won’t find in the typical outlets, such as DIY Stores and Builders Merchants. All boards are cut from excellent quality materials and are finished to a high specification, making them particularly suitable for projects that require durability and a luxurious touch. Some brief background on our key ranges is provided below. For more information please visit www.roundwood.com or call our sales team. Samples and a Timber Products brochure are also available.

Human-centred design isn’t a new concept, but with a growing body of research highlighting its important role in boosting workplace productivity, it has become a key consideration for architects and interior designers, writes Laura Light, Interface Concept Design Team Leader.

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