HOW MILLIKEN ACHIEVED WELL PLATINUM CERTIFICATION FOR ITS LONDON SHOWROOM

In 2021, Milliken’s Clerkenwell Showroom was the first building of its kind in the UK to be awarded the IWBI’s highest level of certification for its WELL Building Standard. With insights into the features and practices of Milliken’s impressive showspace in London’s iconic design district, you will learn in this blog what it takes to reach and maintain WELL Platinum Certification.

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WHY GOOD ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT MATTERS FOR WORKPLACES NOW MORE THAN EVER

In this blog we consider the management of acoustics in the workplace and why we believe it is more important now than ever before. Part 2 of this blog goes on to explore HOW FLOOR COVERINGS CAN BE USED TO MANAGEMENT ACOUSTICS.

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WHY ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT SHOULD START WITH THE FLOOR

In Part 1 of this blog, we explored WHY GOOD ACOUSTICS MANAGEMENT MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER. In this blog, we explain why, when managing acoustics, the floor is the best place to start.   

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HOW USE THE FLOOR TO CREATE A MORE INSPIRING WORKPLACE

Making the office a place where people really want to be can prove challenging for many employers in today's hybrid-working landscape. Creating a physical environment where they feel stimulated, will thrive, feel mentally positive and consistently productive can go a long way to achieving this.

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HOW TO USE THE FLOOR TO CREATE A BIOPHILIC WORKPLACE INTERIOR

In our blog 5 WAYS IN WHICH FLOORING CAN IMPROVE WORKPLACE WELL-BEING we referenced how naturalistic, or ‘biophilic’ inspired workplace interiors help calm the senses and promote positive mental health in employees. Exploring this idea further, in this blog we consider what this means for today’s workplace interiors and how the latest development in floor coverings can help you achieve biophilic bliss.

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HOW TO USE FLOOR COVERINGS TO CREATE MORE COMFORTABLE, AGILE WORKPLACES

Attracting workers back into the office environment has been a challenge for many businesses since the pandemic. For those that have succeeded, ensuring employees continue to feel motivated, fulfilled and want to stay presents a whole new challenge.
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SPECIFYING FLOOR COVERINGS FOR OPTIMUM INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Between sleeping, commuting and working, it’s easy to see how we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors. Thanks to the pandemic, we’re also now much more aware of the impact that air quality can have on our health, particularly in the workplace. For companies, the importance of good air quality for employees’ comfort and well-being should not be underestimated. While we explore this further on in this blog, let’s first understand what we mean by 'poor indoor air quality' and how careful interior specification of floor coverings in particular can help.

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5 WAYS IN WHICH FLOORING CAN IMPROVE WORKPLACE WELL-BEING

Workplace well-being is now an integral part of many corporate agendas. While a business’s culture and operational practices are crucial to ensuring employees feel safe, healthy and supported, the physical space in which they work can also play an incredibly important role. While well-being initiatives often focus on improving engagement between employees, what about engagement with the environment in which they work?

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MILLIKEN COMES TO MANCHESTER: LEADING FLOORING DESIGNER TAKES SPACE AT MATERIAL SOURCE STUDIO

Milliken has strong roots in the North West with its European carpet tile manufacturing and design facility being based in Wigan, Lancashire, where all of their flooring collections for Europe, India and Africa are made. Now it’s even easier for interior designers and architects to learn more about Milliken’s floor covering innovations as Milliken become one of the newest partners to join Material Source Studio, a world class product and materials hub. The Material Source Studio is situated in the Grade II listed Hanover Building in NOMA, Manchester. 

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Promoting Wellness in the HE Sector

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I have experienced the interior environment in Higher Education (HE) as a designer, senior lecturer, parent of students and latterly as a postgraduate student. This has provided me with a range of perspectives from marvelling at my son’s en-suite bathroom (and noticing the cost) to wincing as students cut card on new studio tables. 

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