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Watch Your Step: 4 Signs It’s Time To Update Your Hospitality Flooring

June 20, 2017 2:40 pm Published by

hospitality bell on a bar Regardless of how much effort you put into keeping your flooring in good condition, the time will eventually come when a replacement is due. There a number of problems that come with old, outdated flooring that make your premises less desirable for guests and could lead to them choosing another premises to eat or stay at.

Luckily, there are plenty of options available for replacement flooring that are cost effective and durable whilst still looking fantastic. If you’re not sure about the types of flooring that are suited to your hospitality venue or don’t know if your flooring needs replacing, have a read below and let us help.


The Right Flooring for Staging Your Housing Development

June 6, 2017 10:16 am Published by

Open plan kitchen in a staging homeAs a housing developer, you’ll need to correctly determine which type of carpet or flooring is best suited to your development project. You’ll not only be aware of staying within budget but also choosing a flooring style that compliments the look and feel of the property in order to encourage sales.

We know that that flooring is a key element for housing developers up and down the country.

With hundreds of flooring options available, we thought we’d run through some of our top recommendations for the best flooring in each room ensuring you not only make a great first impression in your staging property but meet the requirements of your residents.


Workplace Flooring: A Safe Investment for Employers

March 27, 2017 3:31 pm Published by

Yellow Triangle Slip Warning Sign It is no coincidence that most accidents in the workplace are largely attributable to trips, spills, and falls. This is particularly the case in kitchens, bathrooms, and stairways where liquids are present and balance is more likely challenged.

So, whatever premises you reside in during working hours – whether commercial offices, restaurants, bars, educational facilities, or hotels – the right flooring is key for both your employees and your customers.

The importance of safety flooring, therefore, can’t be underestimated. We’ve explored your options below, so read on and find out why you should upgrade:


Go Green in the Office

February 22, 2017 5:01 pm Published by

Wood texture Recycle icon on green leaves wall.Just a handful of years ago it seemed like the world’s resources were infinite. But we know that this isn’t the case and instead both individuals and companies need to focus on finding sustainable ways in which to grow.

At Rivendell we believe in doing our bit for the planet. From reducing our paper output to exercising a strict recycling policy and encouraging a greener commute.

So, if you don’t already operate on this ethos we’ve compiled some top tips including a selection of fantastic eco-flooring – to get you started.


Is Your Office Welcoming Clients or Chasing Them Away?

January 31, 2017 2:53 pm Published by

Modern office interiorIt may be an overused cliché, but it’s true; you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

Therefore when a new or potential client walks into your office building you should ensure that you’ve done everything in your power to create a welcoming reception.

Avoid a cold office lobby with faded carpets and snagged furniture and opt, in contrast, for an inviting yet classic and clean office space.

And where better to start than your flooring? Find out more below:


Top Considerations for the Perfect Hospitality Flooring

November 4, 2016 3:32 pm Published by

image-1-hospitalityDoes your flooring hold up to wear and tear whilst offering high end design?

If not, then it might be time for you to rethink the design and practicality of your flooring.

Whether hotels or restaurants, the hospitality industry as a whole is big on visual appeal. And let’s face it consumers have come to expect a certain level of aesthetics when visiting such places. Your flooring is therefore a crucial element to a positive customer experience.

If you’re not sure where to start have a read below and let us help.


Are You Ready for the New Term?

September 5, 2016 4:40 pm Published by

Students wokring on a project together As many of us  begin to wind down from  the Summer holidays and accept that the nights are already drawing in, University students up and down the country are just 2 months in to their potentially four month long Summer break. No, we’re not jealous either.

So, with many preparing to head back to their University cities in time for the October new term, landlords and agents need to ensure that their properties are up to scratch.

From making sure that the property is safe and in working order to ensuring that the carpet and flooring is fit for purpose, we’ve pulled together a simple checklist for landlords to think about before the new term.


Flooring Fit for the Olympics

August 18, 2016 3:45 pm Published by

Swimming at the OlympicsWith the 2016 Olympics sprinting full speed ahead, and almost straight after the euros, fitness and sport is absorbing the minds of viewers all over the world.

Whilst spectators across the globe are in awe of the record breaking athletes, we forget that the stadiums, pools, and arenas have been years in the making.

Despite reported issues across the Olympic park – did you see the green diving pool? – the planning and implementation of the correct flooring has been key. And, whilst the majority of us will never make it as Olympic medallists the country has seen a gym membership increase of 5.8% throughout 2015. This now means that 13.7% of the population are registered members of a gym or health facility.

It is therefore critical to ensure that sport arenas are fitted with top quality flooring that offer the proper amount of durability, safety features and aesthetic properties. Take our advice when we say it is incredibly important to look at all of your options when choosing flooring for your commercial leisure centre. To get started, we’ve pulled together some advice and ideas to help you get your venue in top condition this summer:


Interior Design: How Colour Impacts Office Productivity

July 20, 2016 11:01 am Published by

Cartoon light bulb with colour splashes It’s 3pm in the office and you’re starting to slow down. In an attempt to reboot your system you stretch for  a large cup of coffee and a chocolate biscuit. But we all know that it’s not really going to work.

The afternoon office slump is nothing new and certainly not unusual. But have you ever considered that you or your employees are feeling this way because of their office surroundings?

Well, according to a large number  of psychologists the colours which make up our surroundings can have a significant impact on our productivity and mood.

So whether it is a lick of paint, new carpet or flooring, or a few accessories, you might want to rethink the interior design of your office space.


An Event Venues Checklist to Commercial Flooring

June 30, 2016 3:11 pm Published by

beautiful Amtico flooring in Selfridges bar areaChoosing the right type of flooring for any property needs careful consideration. But when it comes to commercial premises you’ll need to think much more widely than your own personal taste.

Whether your venue hosts wedding receptions, exhibitions, or corporate events there are a lot of considerations you’ll need to think about before making any decisions on your flooring. With significant experience working in the commercial sector and specifically with a number of different venues, the Rivendell team have the know-how you need. We therefore thought we’d give you a head start with some of our top tips to take on board when re-flooring your event venue with our handy checklist.