View Post

The Acoustic Benefits of Carpet

In Blog by Punch Creative

According to the American Society of Interior Designers, carpets are 10 times more efficient in reducing sound than other flooring types. Experts also believe carpet can reduce airborne noise by up to 35%, as well as destroying the reverberation and echo in a room. There are many reasons why noise reduction in spaces has positive outcomes. For example, it can …

View Post

Is there such a thing as the perfect learning space?

In Blog by Punch Creative

According to a study by the University of Salford, classroom design can impact learning by 25%, both positively and negatively! With children making their return to school, after a prolonged period of homeschooling, there has never been a more important time to review learning spaces. The Easter holidays provide an ideal window for interior renovations. In this blog, our commercial …

View Post

Update | National Floorcoverings Ltd’s response to Coronavirus

In Blog by Jack Eustace

Monday 4th May 2020 Further to the statement made on 31st March, National Floorcoverings Ltd would like to provide an update to all its customers and stakeholders on the changes made to Group activity due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As of today (Monday 4th May), all manufacturing and despatch departments across the Group, including Heckmondwike, Paragon Carpet Tiles, Mat.Works and …

View Post

National Floorcoverings Ltd’s response to Coronavirus

In Blog by Jack Eustace

Tuesday 31st March 2020 Further to the statement made on 25th March, National Floorcoverings Ltd would like to provide a further update to all its customers and stakeholders on the changes made to Group activity due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Group can confirm that due to concerns surrounding the safety and wellbeing of its employees, it will be closing …

View Post

5 Tips for Keeping Commercial Carpets Clean

In Blog by Punch Creative

Every business should prioritise hygiene and cleanliness, and, for offices, educational facilities and retail spaces, it’s extremely important to keep carpets clean. During this time of uncertainty, many businesses may have temporarily closed their doors, but for those who haven’t and for those who will be reopening in the coming months, here are our top cleaning tips to help prevent …

View Post

Why Easter is a Great Time to Refresh Your Carpet

In Blog by Punch Creative

It’s that time of year again when teachers are ready for a well-deserved break and are counting down the days until the Easter holidays hit. While many teachers might pop into school during the holidays to get ahead, studies have shown that students actually benefit from a teacher who has taken the time to relax and is more refreshed. And, …

View Post

5 reasons to fall in love with carpet

In Blog by Punch Creative

With so many options available, choosing the right flooring can be a very difficult decision. Here at Heckmondwike FB, we have over 50 years’ experience in providing a wide range of bonded carpets and carpet tiles to the education sector as well as commercial offices and apartment complexes. Over the last few years, hard surface floors, such as luxury vinyl …

View Post

Get Warmer Floors With Carpet

In Blog by Andy Potts

There’s nothing worse than having to work in a cold office or live in student accommodation or a residential care home when the floorcovering doesn’t offer that all important thermal performance – especially at this time of year! Carpet has been proven to offer exceptional thermal performance, but why is this? Basically, if a floorcovering has good insulation properties it …

View Post

Why carpets are a good option – now and forever!

In Blog by Andy Potts

Why carpets are a good option – now and forever! You may have noticed that we’ve recently rebranded our company, with a new logo and strapline – ‘Makers of Fibre Bonded Carpets’. The reason we did this was to reinforce messages around our history, longevity and commitment to manufacturing fibre bonded carpet, here in the UK. The branding exercise has …

View Post

Caring Carpet

In Blog by Andy Potts

Healthcare represents a particularly demanding sector of the market for manufacturers as carpets suitable for care homes, hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and sheltered housing must be resilient and easy to clean. The cleaning aspect is critical in care homes and sheltered housing settings, where elderly or infirm residents are particularly vulnerable to infections. But can care home carpets really be hard-wearing, …