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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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The Evolution Of Office Flooring

In Blog by Andy Potts

Jeremy Broadhead, Commercial Manager at Heckmondwike FB, looks at current trends in flooring for offices. “I’ve always found it fascinating to look back over old photographs of offices dating back to the 60s, 70s and 80s, just to marvel at how interior design has evolved over the years to what we have now. In the 1960s, office design often featured …

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Student Accommodation Carpet – It’s Not Just About Durability

In Blog by Andy Potts

If you are over forty, the phrase “student accommodation” will probably conjure up a whole host of mental images. If you then add the word “carpet” to “student accommodation”, you will most likely think of words like: “durable” and “hard-wearing”. Fast forward to the world of educational facilities management in 2017, and the potential damage from high footfall and high …