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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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Meet Jeremy, Commercial Manager at Heckmondwike

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In our new ‘People of Heckmondwike’ blog series, we’re showcasing the faces behind the commercial carpet tiles manufacturer. This week, we introduce you to our Commercial Manager, Jeremy Broadhead. Read on to find out his vision for the future of carpet manufacturing, his favourite product range and his preferred biscuit to dunk in a brew. How long have you worked …

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7 reasons to install our NEW Odyssey range

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The relaunch of our popular Odyssey range is coming soon, ready to take offices and commercial spaces to another world. This one-of-a-kind range delivers a bold and modern look, perfect for the residential, learning and commercial spaces. With a durable structure, unique design and a wide-ranging colour bank, there are a whole universe of benefits to the refreshed range. You …

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The Impact of Brexit on the Commercial Flooring Market

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Following the 2016 Referendum, Brexit saw the United Kingdom withdraw from the European Union on the 31st January 2020. With much uncertainty surrounding the move, one can only predict the consequences to follow. We can relate to Brexit, in the way that our Supacord carpets were launched in 1973 – the same year that Britain joined the EEC. This goes …

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How to Get Cosy in the Classroom this Winter

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A freezing office can really affect your mood, work ethic and concentration. It is therefore no surprise that a cold classroom has the same effect on students. To combat the winter chill, it is increasingly important that students and teachers are comfortable and cosy. Although most primary and high school students have been back for a few months now, they …

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5 Reasons to Install Social Distancing Carpet Tiles

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In March 2020, the world as we knew it completely changed. Here at Heckmondwike FB, following government advice on COVID-19, our market-leading Supacord carpet tiles range has been transformed to emphasise safe social distancing in schools, colleges, universities and commercial working environments as they gradually adapt to new safety measures. Understandably, there are times when mistakes will be made and …

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How Universities Will Change This September Due To COVID-19

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This month, it’s back to school and back to university for many but what does the new normal look like? University has for generations been strongly associated with socialisation, as well as education. However, with stringent covid-secure measures in place until further notice, on campus will be a lot different, as will the student experience. According to UCAS, young people …

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The importance of classroom design on student learning

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According to a recent study by the University of Salford, the design of a classroom can impact student performance by 25%. This study alone goes to show just how important it is to create a space which motivates and inspires students. The relationship between classroom design and student learning is by no means a new discussion. Many forward-thinking teachers, headteachers …

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How Classrooms Will Change Due to COVID-19

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With social distancing in effect until further notice and, like many other institutions, schools must adapt to the ‘new normal’. Interior design within classrooms and workspaces need to change to allow improved hygiene and personal space. There is a lot of debate over how this will happen when schools fully reopen in September, but here’s what we predict will change. …