January 9, 2020 11:05 am
Here at Rivendell we help hundreds of customers each year serving both the domestic and commercial markets. As with any consumer goods the trends and buying choices of customers for flooring are constantly changing.
The technology behind the production of carpets, vinyl or wood flooring is also continuously being improved and tweaked. Manufacturers are constantly researching how they might make a flooring more resistant, easy to maintain or produced in a more environmentally friendly way, whilst colour palettes and style of flooring also evolves each year with culture and fashion.
So, here are just some of the changes and innovations we believe we will see more of in the flooring market as we go into 2020.
October 31, 2019 10:09 am
Increasingly the modern office is open plan allowing more employees to be positioned in the same space, increased collaboration on work and more natural light around the office.
However open spaces also mean that noise of conversations and phone calls travels more easily too, frustrating employees because their concentration is disturbed and in turn affecting their productivity.
This frustration was confirmed by research carried out by the World Health Organisation in 2018 which found that too much noise can cause annoyance and even stress.
September 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Concern for the environment is a key driver for many business owners, their employees and customers alike.
As such, many businesses are looking to reduce the impact they have on the environment across all areas of their operation.
Being environmentally friendly is no longer just a PR exercise but a real desire by the business to play its part in protecting the environment, developing sustainable products and ensuring that their processes and practices are as green as possible.
In our latest blog find out more about how you can ensure your next commercial refurbishment is as environmentally friendly as possible, no matter how big or small your business is.
July 10, 2019 2:29 pm
When refurbishing or decorating a home, it’s usually the kitchen, lounge or bedrooms that receive all of the attention. Often the hallway and stairs are one of the last areas to be considered and tackled but they can be completely transformed by choosing the right flooring.
The stairs in a great many houses are by, or in sight of, the front door. They are therefore the first thing that you and your guests see when they come into your home. Taking time to think about how you want to decorate your stairway and set the tone for your home, is therefore time and money, well spent.
We think that there are three main ways you can dress your stairs with the right flooring, hard wood, carpet runners and fully carpeted. We’ll look at each of them here to help you decide what’s best for your home.
June 8, 2019 9:45 am
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Wood flooring is a beautiful and smart way to finish your home or office, but there are some key things you can do to look after it so that it will continue to look great and last many years.
There are two ways of having ‘real’ wood flooring. Solid wood and engineered wood. Solid wood is made from a single piece of wood, whilst engineered flooring is built with different man-made layers with the final top layer being solid wood. Read more about the different types of wood flooring including laminate in our previous blog posts.
Below are some of our top tips for looking after both solid wood and engineered wood to keep them in peak condition.
April 23, 2019 12:42 pm
When planning a renovation project, whether remodelling the living room or undertaking a commercial fit out, the tremendous choice of flooring to consider can be overwhelming. No more so than when it comes to Wooden Flooring.
We are often asked by customers for “wood flooring”, not realising that the phrase encompasses a wide range of flooring types including laminate, parquet, solid or engineered boards and now also Bamboo.
In this post, we look at the different types of wooden flooring available, explain how they differ and highlight the pros and cons of each. You can’t go far wrong in remembering that wood is a species, not a colour and for that reason, we embrace its uniqueness.
March 26, 2019 3:59 pm
The process of updating the flooring in a school or nursery is a major undertaking and there are many things to consider before the flooring fitters arrive. If you are a Head Teacher, Business Manager, or Governor researching flooring options for your school’s classrooms, here’s a few things to take into consideration.
February 20, 2019 12:00 pm
The workplace has been changing rapidly over the past decade with trends for more open-plan offices, minimalist furniture and modern interior design. 2019 is set to see this change continuing with employee happiness at the centre of design choices.
If you are an Office Manager or Business Owner thinking about the possibilities of redesigning your office space read on for some ideas on what to consider in your planning.
February 5, 2019 9:11 am
As an established flooring company we are always on the lookout for new flooring brands to ensure the range we offer our customers is as comprehensive as possible. As interior enthusiasts we like to keep on top of what the latest flooring trends are and believe these are as important as the technical aspects of our products, to ensures we deliver exactly what our customers want.
We are very excited to announce that we are the exclusive South Bristol suppliers of the Harvey Maria flooring range. Like us, Harvey Maria believes that beautiful flooring is at the heart of great interior design. Through a range of vinyl flooring, they offer many different styles ranging from classic to contemporary so there are choices to suit all. Find out more about what they can offer below.
December 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Commercial flooring is a big project for a business to budget for, and when the time comes to upgrade your flooring, you need the right company working with you to get the result you want. With every business having different needs, there’s rarely one option that suits everyone, and while you are likely searching for the most affordable flooring options for your business, you should never base your flooring decision on price. Saving money on flooring and using cheaper flooring for a quick fix, is a false economy and won’t help you in the long term.
Very few spaces have surfaces that receive as much wear and tear as flooring does, and it’s also one of the most difficult to maintain in a commercial setting.
Retail, for example, requires a visually pleasing flooring option. Flooring that looks neglected loses customers, as it shows that you don’t care as much as you should about your business. When it comes to office flooring selection, there are corners that you should never cut, and we’ve highlighted some of these mistakes that should be avoided below: