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Floor Maintenance Philosophies

Scott Bartlett

BY Scott Bartlett /

There are two philosophies when it comes to floor maintenance. The first is to maintain floors on a regular basis. The second is reactionary – when floors start to look less than ideal, a cleaning crew is rushed in to get it back to tip-top shape only to watch its condition begin to deteriorate again. The truth is, proactively maintaining floors is always better than reacting to wear and tear or worse, a catastrophe. When you have a scheduled maintenance program in place, whether it's quarterly, monthly, or even weekly, you’ll actually save more time and money and be better off in the long run.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

You'll Be Floored to Know What Floors Can Do

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

While it may not seem like it on the surface, floors are a critical component of our lives. If you think about it, we interact with them on a daily basis. Not only do they affect us physically, but did you know they can influence our mood and behavior? For example, you can warm up a space with carpet or carpet tile, making people feel comfortable and at home. When chosen carefully and installed correctly, commercial flooring can create the ideal space for associates and clients. That’s why it’s important to really consider what you’re investing in your floors.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

Case Study: Pointview Elementary School

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

Pointview Elementary, part of Westerville City Schools, wanted to bring all of their students closer together by doing something new and exciting. They decided to create a unique and fun learning environment that would spark their students' creativity. After gathering input from students through personal interviews and drawing inspiration from a water tower behind the school, they enlisted our help to create an ocean-themed floor that brings sea creatures and other treasures to life.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

Case Study: Ohio Statehouse

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

Over 20 years in the making, a recent floors project of ours has an interesting backstory. The Ohio Statehouse needed new carpet in both the House and Senate chambers. Back in the 90s, we installed a custom woven carpet in both, designed by a historical/architectural consultant to replicate what the carpet had looked like in the Statehouse in the 1800s. As with all flooring investments, the time had come to update the carpet. But this time, instead of bringing it into the 21st century, it had to stay true to the original 19th century design.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

3 Tips for Weather-Proofing Your Floors

Doug Dickenson

BY Doug Dickenson /

Let’s face it… the dirt starts right at your front door. Leaves, rain, snow, salt, asphalt crack filler. It’s easy to think you’ll keep it outside where it belongs, but it’s harder to actually put that into practice, unless maybe you have an air-lock vestibule as an entrance. So how do you protect your floors from the year-round elements? Here are some tips.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

3 Things You Might Not Know About Carpet Tile

Doug Dickenson

BY Doug Dickenson /

Back in the day, most carpet came on a 12 foot roll. We fought with elevators or hauled it up flights of stairs. If you were in an occupied space, everything had to come out. Your files, your desk, your Hello Kitty collection. And the problems didn’t end there. Bad stains became part of the landscape you looked at every day while you waited for the rest of the carpet to wear out. The seams raveled. Yarn snags became ten foot long “zippers” when the sweeper got a good hold of them.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

The ABCs of Commercial Floors

Continental Office

BY Continental Office /

When it comes to commercial flooring, you may come across some unfamiliar terms when researching or beginning a project with professionals. To help, we've compiled a handy list that you can reference whenever you need a refresh on these commonly used terms in the world of floors.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

How to Protect Your Floors from the Elements

Scott Bartlett

BY Scott Bartlett /

Let’s face it, the floors in our workspaces experience tremendous wear and tear at points of entry. Add unpredictable weather to the mix, and your investment loses value. But you can maximize your flooring investment by protecting it from bad weather, whether it’s the salt and snow from a blustery winter or the moisture from a rainy spring.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

Top Trends in Sustainable Flooring

Doug Dickenson

BY Doug Dickenson /

Some may think sustainable flooring can't be stylish, affordable, or functional, but that isn't the case today.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

Your Checklist for Preventative Carpet Maintenance

Scott Bartlett

BY Scott Bartlett /

Have you ever actually thought about carpet maintenance? Chances are, probably not.

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Topics: Flooring, Commercial Floors

Great Spaces Magazine - Fall/Winter 2018

FEATURED AUTHORS

Amber Konkoli

AMBER KONKOLI

CREATIVE DESIGN DIRECTOR
Cindy Eastep

CINDY EASTEP

DIRECTOR, WAREHOUSING SERVICES & SAFETY
Dustin Francis

DUSTIN FRANCIS

DIRECTOR, CONCRETE FINISHES
Marty Davis

MARTY DAVIS

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR
Michael Sharp

MICHAEL SHARP

VP, SALES
Nannette Maciejunes

NANNETTE MACIEJUNES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
Pam Blair

PAM BLAIR

EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Rich Oliver

RICH OLIVER

SVP, SALES
Scott Bartlett

SCOTT BARTLETT

VP, FLOOR MAINTENANCE GROUP
Sue Zazon

SUE ZAZON

REGIONAL PRESIDENT, HUNTINGTON BANK