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The 5 Best Carpets for School Renovations

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While the kids might be enjoying time off school, the rest of us are hard at work – renovating the school! Throughout the summer, many school procurement teams may be using this time to begin some much-needed classroom enhancements. This is an even greater concern as we manage the hygiene considerations of the pandemic. With this in mind, every piece …

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Meet John Barraclough, Yorkshire Area Sales Manager at Heckmondwike

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Welcome to the latest instalment of our ‘People of Heckmondwike’ blog series, where we showcase the faces behind the commercial carpet tiles manufacturer. This week, we caught up with Yorkshire Area Sales Manager, John Barraclough. Continue reading to learn about his favourite product range, visions for the future and his famous feature in a special edition of Weetabix Top Trumps …

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How to Choose the Best Carpet for Apartments

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Choosing the right carpet is a crucial consideration when designing any space, especially when planning interior design for apartment complexes. Many values must be considered, including design, durability and even acoustics. In this blog, our commercial carpet company outlines which carpet styles are ideal for apartment buildings, to create the perfect blend between well-being and practicality. Iconic Design   In …

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New Odyssey Carpet Tiles Ready for Launch

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Heckmondwike FB has launched its celebrated design-led commercial carpet tile range, Odyssey. Pairing a bold design with durable features, Odyssey is completely unique to the fibre bonded carpet sector. One of a kind, eye-catching interiors have never before been so easy to create. Contrasting colours are ideal for walkways, social distancing, or contemporary breakout spaces. The 50cm x 50cm tiles …

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How important is sound in the classroom?

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Since children have returned to the school environment, many academic professionals have reflected their concerns over the impact that lockdown had on learning. In fact, a survey by Young Minds revealed that almost three-quarters of teachers feel students’ mental health has been affected. Communication is key to a smooth and positive transition back to the classroom. This blog explores how …

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The Acoustic Benefits of Carpet

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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 …

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Is there such a thing as the perfect learning space?

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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 …

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Update | National Floorcoverings Ltd’s response to Coronavirus

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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 …

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National Floorcoverings Ltd’s response to Coronavirus

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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 …

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5 Tips for Keeping Commercial Carpets Clean

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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 …