Overcoming Obstacles with Open Workspaces

There are varying opinions by today’s workers about the “open office” environment. Multiple recent surveys of people in open workspaces found noise, distractions, and lack of privacy and personal space consistently cited as the biggest complaints in this new norm.

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Why Concrete Floors are the SMART Choice

 

  • Concrete floors are longer-lasting, easier to maintain, and open up a world of design possibilities compared to alternative flooring choices.
  • Polished concrete floors allow for gorgeous designs in just hours, and beautiful epoxy coatings and stains can make any color, design, or style you want within reach!
  • But is this trend headed the way of the dodo bird?
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Surprising Interior Design Trends for 2020

A great interior space considers both physical and human elements. A great interior design professional uses their creative eye to evoke physical emotions and harmonize elements within a space. These three trends are becoming more prevalent than ever, even if they may not be new!

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The Essential Holiday Gift Guide for 2019

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season for a client, associate, or even yourself? From laptop stands to the coolest coffee tins, we've got you covered with nine of our favorite additions to any great space.

 

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From Office Supplies to Great Spaces: 80 Years of Continental Office

From the birth of Batman to the first television, there’s no doubt the workplace has changed since the beginning of Continental Office in 1939. In Columbus, we were cheering for The Columbus Bullies, our pro-football team, as the last interurban trains were pulling out of the city. Since our humble beginnings 80 years ago, we’ve grown significantly, while expanding our business to Pittsburgh and Toledo.

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The CO Lab: A Case of Collaboration

Earlier this year, we announced an exciting multi-year partnership as the Proud Work Environment Partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This partnership is highlighted by the CO Lab, a creative collaboration center and modern meeting room created by our team at Continental Office.

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How Floor Maintenance Affects Your Lifestyle

You drive your car around every day, mile-after-mile. And to keep it running smoothly, you need to take care of it—to get under the hood. No matter the make or model, it’s routine to get your oil changed in order to get where you’re going with ease.

But what would happen if you didn’t change your oil, or even changed it incorrectly?  The same principle applies to your commercial floors. Choosing a regular floor maintenance program might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you purchase your commercial floors, but it’s the secret to keeping them looking good and performing their best for years to come. 

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Using Adaptive Reuse to Tell Your Brand Story

If these walls could talk, what would they say? Transforming older buildings and repurposing them into something new, known as adaptive reuse, is the latest buzz-worthy renovation trend that is influencing how we look at design.

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Build an Entire Space Quicker Than Ordering a Chair

Let’s go shopping for your dream workspace. What’s inside? Floor to ceiling glass walls for an open office feel? A chestnut mezzanine where you greet your clients? Let’s ring up your choices and see exactly how your finished space takes form and precisely how much it will cost. The best part—your space is completed faster than it takes to order a chair.

No, this isn’t a pitch for a new HGTV show. It’s prefabricated construction—our not-so-secret superpower that puts traditional construction timelines to shame.

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What You Should Know About Workplace Wellness

How to Foster Wellness in the Workplace

Employees who are physically active have lower healthcare costs, require less sick leave, and are more productive at work, according to a report prepared by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There is no “one size fits all” program, but there are several ways to foster wellness for employees. It starts with a positive company culture, followed by the physical space and environment, and then reinforcing healthy habits and lifestyles.

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