Natural Terrain Tundra

Natural Terrain carpet tiles

The overall effect of this office space is befitting for this prestigious location for this firm of solicitors in Edinburgh. We love the simplicity of the design in this office space, which is complemented by the subtle yet striking patterns of the floor.  The pop of colour in some of the furnishings creates interest and works very well with the clean look of the overall design.

TUNDRA is a design from our NATURAL TERRAIN collection which uses the same colour bank, so it is possible to use them together as part of a building plan, transitioning designs from room to room yet keeping an element of harmony. With an unparalleled depth of design, the NATURAL TERRAIN collection is proving very popular with its modern yet natural designs and subtle, but distinctive colour range.

The TUNDRA design in colour SUMMIT is inspired by the blended tones formed by the Earth’s rich landscape; it is subtle and yet distinctive.

Overall, this project was a very pleasing and well-designed installation which we are very proud to have been part of, and we are confident it will retain its appearance for a long time to come.

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Hexxtile and Freedom

Hexagon carpet tiles in office space

In this office renovation, Duraflor was delighted to work with a forward thinking construction company in delivering an ambitious design scheme, which is used both as their own working environment and also a showroom for their clients, demonstrating their ability to create inspiring workplaces.

The design is bold, defined, and eye-catching, using different floor coverings including both hexagon carpet tiles and looselay vinyl flooring, demonstrating that floor coverings can indeed make a statement and can create feature areas and zoning in commercial interiors.

The concept puts together a wide range of different products from Duraflor. First and foremost is one of Duraflor’s premium carpet tile ranges, FREEDOM STORM, in colours Mineral and Boulder. This designer tile will retain its striking appearance in these offices for many years, due to its heavy-weave construction, with a high tuft density and exceptional yarn properties. This blends into areas using hexagon carpet tiles from our HEXXTILE PROGRESSION range in a mix of patterns and colours.

Into these carpet tiles a vinyl tile has been fitted in the hexagon shape which provides a defined area for the kitchen. This area features the AXIS looselay tiles in Concrete Light Grey which are 5mm thick and are therefore the same level as the carpet tiles, eliminating trip hazards and any need for floor trims.

Finally, a highlight tile from our HEXXTILE Bright Ideas range introduces a splash of colour and has been used to define a border around the boardroom table.

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Natural Terrain and Momenta

Natural Terrain & Progression home image

In what is our first ever project to feature a Natural Terrain Collection carpet tile, we are especially proud of the outstanding result achieved!

The brief from this private school in leafy Surrey was clear: “to create a timeless and sophisticated design” in their new and updated learning facility. These state-of-the-art facilities include a number of dedicated ‘studios’ each designated to particular activities, allowing for an activity based working culture. This, combined with a self-directed learning environment in a workplace-inspired theme, allows students to develop at their own pace. Our client had to design a range of different environments and zones, and Duraflor was able to meet each requirement with a product ideally suited to purpose.

NATURAL TERRAIN PLATEAU carpet tiles in colour GREY VISTA provided a stunning blend of pattern and colour in a striking seamless appearance, which mirrors one of nature’s most beautiful landscapes. PROGRESSION carpet tiles in colour BLACK ICE and MOMENTA luxury vinyl tiles in colour RUSTICANA were the perfect addition to complement the project.

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Trend and Momenta

Trend carpet tiles case study

Europcar, one of the largest vehicle hire companies globally who operate in over 140 countries, approached our client with plans to move their corporate headquarters and 130 staff to a new location near Watford.

Once the help of the design and build team had been enlisted, the pressure was on to complete the office move in a very tight time frame. However, this didn’t mean a compromise on the quality of design, and we were pleased to be able to assist with what evolved into a clean, stylish and modern office space, selecting the Trend carpet tile range in various colours and Momenta luxury vinyl tiles in the canteen areas.

Of particular note is the use of the Trend Comfrey carpet tiles as highlight pieces in the main walkway areas to complement the company’s corporate colours. The walkway areas consist of the darker neutral colours in Trend Domino, and the remaining areas used the lighter Trend Malay carpet tiles. Both were laid in a quarter-turn pattern to add texture and create further visual interest. In addition, Momenta Universal Oak was selected as a more practical, low-maintenance option for the breakout and canteen areas with specially sourced luxury vinyl tiles in matching shades of green to tie in with Europcar’s corporate colour scheme.

A fantastic looking project that provides an inviting and inspiring workspace, reflecting the professional credentials of the end user.

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Bright Ideas & Progression

A common objective with modern workplaces, the fit-out team for this project worked to deliver on the client’s brief for a fun and inspirational place to work. The fully functioning office maintains the key features of a practical office design and combines it with an on-brand and playful use of primary colours. The use of colour was an essential part of the design for this well-known children’s brand.

Duraflor was therefore in a prime position to offer its unique Bright Ideas range of highlight colours, specifically intended for this purpose. Any challenges in matching the brightly coloured furnishings and decorations to the flooring were solved as Duraflor could provide a good range of the primary colours to match. As well as the visual aesthetics, these highlight colours enabled the designers to clearly define the various zones, including meeting rooms, breakout areas and corridor space.

In addition, the Bright Ideas could then be paired with Duraflor’s popular Progression range, in colours Black Ice and Lead Pipe. A quality and universal tile, the pile is produced from a solution dyed nylon ensuring no loss of colour even in areas such as this commercial environment.

Did you know, both the Bright Ideas and Progression ranges are also available as hexagon carpet tiles? Create truly inspiring geometric designs incorporating textures and colours in any situation.

Agility Twist and Axis Rustico Washed

Axis Rustico Washed vinyl plank

Calibro Workspace spoke to Duraflor about their flooring requirements when taking up the challenge of designing a 5,500 sq ft workspace for their internationally-focussed technology client.

A former Linen Mill provided the perfect backdrop for creating areas where teams could work, hold meetings, focus on projects and relax. A key part of the brief was to maximise the opportunity for individual flexible-working and collaboration. A combination of carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles were chosen to match the requirements of both offices and breakout area.

The subtle blocks of colour in AGILITY TWIST perfectly complemented the exposed brickwork and steel columns of the building. Its random lay pattern provided the same flexibility of installation as many of the features associated with this comprehensive fit-out.

For the breakout area a café style was chosen and the pale wood-effect of AXIS RUSTICO WASHED was used, as it tied in with the overall aesthetics of the design – pastel finishes and grey random lay flooring with pops of colour on the soft seating and desktop screens.

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Axis, Progression and Strategy

Axis vinyl flooring and Progression carpet tiles in PSA office

PSA Finance, one of the UKs leading car finance providers, enlisted the help and expertise of design and build company Area to create a new working environment in Redhill, Surrey. Having previously operated in a very traditional, cellular style office, PSA worked closely with Area to create a flexible workspace that would facilitate collaboration and activity based working.

The specification included two of Duraflor’s most popular ranges, AXIS and PROGRESSION, which are ideally suited to workplace environments, as they are very wear resistant and provide a quality finish. The colours Steel Shot and Rustico Washed were effectively combined to create a multi-floored space ideal for facilitating activity based working. The design also included multi-functional training rooms with bi fold walls allowing for further flexibility. These spaces were fitted with Duraflor’s STRATEGY Tundra Grey carpet tiles.

Photography by Marek Sikora (www.mareksikora.com).

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For more information on how employees benefit from Activity Based Workspaces read our Practical Design article on the subject.

Freedom Storm – Mineral and Boulder

Freedom Storm Mineral in London Office

A private school in Alloa undertook a large project to install a state-of-the-art learning facility designed to enhance Self Directed Learning.

The redesign featured soundproof pods, brainstorming rooms, virtual classroom equipment and more, meaning a high quality finish was paramount. In a neutral yet stylish design, FREEDOM STORM tiles were selected. Its “heavyweave™” tufting process means it is structured to retain its outstanding appearance for years to come, even in the high traffic environment of a school.

The FREEDOM STORM range goes beyond simply providing durability, the subtlety of this pattern gives the floor an air of luxury. It is therefore no surprise STORM is our most popular designs in the FREEDOM COLLECTION – a collection inspired by both nature and the urban environment. The colours Mineral and Boulder were particularly effective at providing a classy floor suited to a modern and successful private school.

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Freedom Storm – Mineral

When market-leading furniture providers Mobili Office came to renew their showroom space, making the correct choice of flooring was of paramount importance.

In an environment that is showcasing furniture, it is important to have the perfect décor to highlight products and create the right ambience for showroom visitors. A concept Duraflor knows only too well, and something we pride ourselves on – helping create an inviting and often relaxing area for visitors.

Mobili Office wanted a luxurious, relaxing environment, with a modern clean look and a floor that would not detract from their inspiring range of practical office furniture solutions.

The Solution

The flooring had to be hard-wearing, soil-hiding, timeless and able to withstand a number of furniture moves, while continually looking its best.  The Freedom Collection was the obvious choice, its  heavyweave tufting process means that it is structured to remain as good as the day it is laid for years to come. Its tight tuft density and the fact it uses more yarn than many comparable products ensures this. The use of Antron 6.6 yarn with an in-built stain reducing technology, offers a further guarantee of a great looking floor.

But Freedom goes beyond simply providing durability, it is an available in timeless non-intrusive designs inspired by both nature and the urban environment. Working perfectly with the many different fabric colours, wood shades and metal finishes – Storm Mineral was the perfect choice to showcase Mobili’s extensive ranges.

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Freedom Storm – Flagstone

When the building offers such an imposing vista over the Thames and brings employees even closer to London’s iconic buildings, there is a need for a range that can really complement this birds-eye view.

Our client choose from the Freedom Collection – the Storm range, and they focused on the subtle combination of mid and light-grey tones, which create our Flagstone colour option. A random lay tile, that has excellent sustainability credentials; as well as a design that brings the elements of a dramatic sky right into the heart of the office.

With over 1000m² and spread over 3 floors, our client wanted a stunning floor covering for their serviced offices project, in the building that is also the home to the Daily Star, Daily Express and OK Magazine.

Freedom is particularly hard wearing and easy to clean due to it’s heavyweave™ construction and antron® 6.6 yarn with enhanced stain resistant properties. The heavyweave™ construction means there is 35% more yarn per m² than comparable products and 30% greater tuft density. That means we can guarantee that it will stay looking perfect on the floor for many years to come, providing a consistently great look to match that ever changing London skyline.

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