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.

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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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Momenta – Macchiato

Creating a luxury, classic interior for the suite of offices at 4 Cavendish Square, located close to Oxford Street, was the perfect project for Zentura, and Duraflor were able to offer just the right product to meet their brief. Practical yet elegant, the dark rich tones of Momenta complemented the overall look chosen for this impressive Grade II listed building, which included a more modern twist, when it came to fitting out the large breakout area.

The basement was decided upon as the home for a large communal space, which was fitted out with a luxury tea point and other amenities for the occupiers to enjoy. Momenta was chosen as the floor covering, as it is easy to maintain yet authentic looking, with a beautifully textured surface.  As a luxury vinyl tile, Momenta was the perfect choice for a modern relaxing environment, which needed a more homely feel.

For more information on design trends, which consider homely comforts, take a look at our Practical Design blog on Resimercial Design.

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Momenta – Black Slate & Metallic Grey

Carbon Black wanted their new 5,500ft space to have a modern industrial look and feel to complement the buildings exposed services, whilst also reflecting the company’s brand identity.

This GTA Interiors achieved through utilising the blacks and greys of Carbon Blacks branding, with the brand’s blues and oranges used as accents throughout. Momenta Black Slate and Momenta Metallic Grey vinyl tiles proved the perfect choice for the feature breakout area. The colour choice was perfectly aligned to the design brief and enabled a high degree of creativity, to stunning effect.

Momenta is available in a range of beautiful traditional wood and stone colours, but the range also lends itself to achieving a very different look when combing Metalic Grey (or Metallic Rust) with stone designs, as in this case. All of the Momenta range can also be purchased in small Herringbone pieces, allowing for even greater originality with this versatile and hard wearing range.

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Momenta – Rusticana

For Strava Fitness Apps, McFeggan Brown wanted to create a look that brought the essence of the company into its design. We liked the innovative approach they took so much we featured this project in our Practical Design blog: Is design more important than office location.

The company used Momenta Rusticana to blend perfectly with their design scheme which was to bring outdoor activities indoors – a beautiful country scene complete with bicycles.

Momenta is a heavy contract Luxury Vinyl Tile that is perfect for high traffic areas. As a range it is carefully textured and is micro-bevelled on all sides, and has great depth of colour, so it looks stunning in almost any environment. As with all LVT products it is easy to maintain another pre-requisite of the project.

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