Practical Design Ideas

Our Practical Design blogs are filled with great advice on the topics design professionals and project managers want to know more about. We like to think we have struck the perfect balance between design inspiration and practical tips – why not see for yourself.

Freedom and Hexxtile carpet tiles in office

Make your next carpet tile hexagonal

May, 2019

Carpet Tiles don't have to be square.   Companies are still embracing geometric trends when it comes to flooring, and as a result hexagonal carpet…

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How to maintain your office vinyl flooring

May, 2019

  A guide to regular vinyl flooring maintenance.   You can retain vinyl floor quality through regular cleaning, including daily sweeping and weekly mopping. We…

Vinyl flooring in breakout area

The benefits of vinyl flooring

April, 2019

Have you considered all the benefits of vinyl flooring?   Flooring is a key consideration when it comes to an office refurbishment, and for that…

Company using orange and black its brand colours in breakout area.

How to integrate branding with office design

April, 2019

There are several ways to integrate branding within office design. With careful consideration, designs can also reflect a company's ethos and unify employees. How to…

Facilities manager at computer

How to save money as a facilities manager

April, 2019

To be an effective facilities manager, you need to always be learning on the job. Adaptability is key because by making even some of the…

A hexagon shape tile - mixed colours

The psychology of shapes and colour in flooring

April, 2019

The colour, shape pattern and even layout of commercial flooring can have a high impact in the workplace. Whether it’s an open office or a…

Man hands on head looking stressed in office

How to reduce stress in the office

March, 2019

Stress costs UK businesses around £6.5 billion every year. But there are simple ways your office design can reduce this. Here are some suggestions. Stress…

Using colour in the office, Progression Range grey carpet tiles with a yellow Bright Ideas

Best office colours for creativity and productivity

March, 2019

The colours we choose when designing a space can influence our mood. Similarly, the colour a business uses in the office affects the productivity of…