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.
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 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:
October 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Renovating your home or workspace can be an exciting time and laying out a new floor is a fantastic way to breathe new life into a room. Whilst on the subject of breathing, it is also important to recognise the impact that specific types of flooring have on those who suffer from allergies and have the know-how to combat that.
Indoor allergy triggers can include anything from dust mites, mould, pollen trodden in from outside and pet hair to name but a few of the more common sensitivities.
August 22, 2018 10:13 am
Selecting the right supplier or contractor for your flooring jobs can make or break an office revamping experience. These projects need to be completed according to the timescales you specify and to a very high standard.
We understand that whilst a supplier may seem that he knows what he is doing and will give you a convincing sales pitch, we believe it is so important to ask questions before any paperwork is signed to ensure you are getting exactly what you want and what you pay for.
Without being in the interior design trade, it can be tough to know what questions to ask which is why we’ve compiled a set of questions that will benefit you and keep your contractor on their toes!
June 25, 2018 2:30 pm
In environments such as care homes and hospices, the right choice of flooring is essential for the residents’ well-being and quality of life.
When choosing flooring for these unique environments, there are several factors that must be considered, some of which are often overlooked when faced with tight budgets.
In order to create the best possible environment for those living there, here are our top considerations when choosing to floor for care environments to ensure you make the best choice regardless of your budget.
December 11, 2017 1:27 pm
We can’t wait for Christmas here at Rivendell, and have been busy supplying and fitting beautiful flooring for commercial and domestic premises in and around Bath and Bristol to get our customers prepared for the busy festive period.
Is your premises up to the challenge this year? Or will a festive flooring fumble leave you with a chunk of coal in your stocking on Christmas morning?
November 23, 2017 10:21 am
Christmas is here! Well, if you ask the supermarkets it is anyway; the John Lewis advert has already debuted and mince pies line the shelves.
For restaurants, hotels, B&B’s and other establishments in the hospitality and retail sectors – Christmas and New Year’s are the busiest times of the year, so it’s essential their flooring is up to the test. For offices and other commercial premises that close over the festive period, it can be the ideal time to have their flooring updated in preparation for the New Year.
Take a look at our top flooring recommendations for different premises across the festive period.