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5 Reasons to Install Social Distancing Carpet Tiles

In News by Punch Creative

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. …

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Using Carpet Design to Improve Social Distancing

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With lockdown measures slowly starting to ease in the UK and businesses looking to reopen, the question of how to maintain safe social distancing measures is on everyone’s minds. The safety measures so far have helped prevent the further spread of Covid-19, and it’s imperative we continue to stick at it. So, following the advice on Coronavirus from the UK …

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How to Create the Perfect Homeschooling Environment

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For many of us, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschooling is the norm at the moment. While teachers have provided learning packs and you may have had plenty of tips on how to assist your kids with them, it can still be a struggle finding the balance between home and school. So, Heckmondwike FB have put together some of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …