Interior Surface Enterprises was selected as the flooring contractor for the new Furniture Mall of Kansas which is going into the old Benchmark building behind Bass Pro off of 119th St. What a beautiful store this is going to be! We are installing J&J Carpeting, Karndean Luxury Vinyl Planks, and much more! The vinyl is being laid in giant circles that mimic the ceiling soffits to provide elegant way finding throughout the store.
The Annual Starnet Design Awards have been written and submitted! We were able to submit on 5 of our fabulous projects from 2014 that included several of our preferred Starnet Vendors. Stay tuned for details, project descriptions and photographs.
As we wrote about in an earlier blog, Interior Surface was privileged to be a part of the Ronald McDonald House remodel project several months ago of which several contractors, designers and industry businesses came together to make it happen.
“We transformed the restrooms from dull and outdated to cheerful and bright—helping create a positive space for the families of the Ronald McDonald House, ” said Don Planinshek, tile division project manager for Interior Surface.
You can read more about the project since we were recently mentioned in several industry publications:
Lastly, what does your schedule look like? To accurately stay with-in your budget we need to know if our proposal needs to include night or weekend work. When are the slowest points of your business? This can be certain slow months, certain days of the week, or times of the year. We can create a schedule where we can phase our work out over a period of time, to do our best not to interfere with your business if you choose not to close down to remodel.
After all of these elements are established, your flooring specialist will begin preparing your proposal. We will select a budget price and will choose several brands and types of flooring based on your feedback at our first meeting. Samples will be ordered, and we will finalize quantities needed while gathering accurate time frames to obtain the product from our manufactures. Once we receive the samples, we will bring these for you to review and we will present a budget proposal based on our sample selections.
At this point you have some decisions to make. What style, color, brand, and installation pattern do you want to see in your facility? (This is the fun part, don’t over think it!) Your flooring specialist will be able to offer any information you may need to make your final decisions. Once a final decision is made, we will provide you with your final Price Proposal, reflecting the specific products you choose. After this, we are ready to get your products ordered and get construction scheduled.
You are almost to the point of having new flooring! With the help of your flooring specialist this process should be fun, educational and you should be the one making the decisions for your space.
Now that you know how this whole process works, who do you know that could use an update to their space?
Last week, in our 6-part series on updating your flooring, we talked about the maintenance of flooring in determining the kind of flooring you might choose.
Next, what style do you want to portray with your flooring?
There are options ranging from elegant marble tiles, to modern carpet tiles with pops of bright colors, to broadloom sophisticated carpets for executive suites, to crisp clean porcelain tile, and every style in-between. We can even offer any type of specialty flooring you may need to access underfloor wiring, entry mat systems, rubber athletic flooring and much more.
In fact, if you don’t know the answer to this, we are pretty good at guiding you in a direction that will suite your space. You can always come into Interior Surface and see our showroom to touch, feel and see many options next to each other.
Last week, in our 6-part series on updating your flooring, we talked about the durability – how you expect the flooring to perform in your facility.
This week, we are looking at maintenance – what type of daily/ monthly/ yearly maintenance are you willing to perform on the product?
Certain floorings require significant amounts of daily maintenance including washing, waxing, buffing, etc. While other types of flooring do not require wax at all. It is all about what you will realistically do to maintain the flooring and uphold warranties and keep the floor looking as you expect.
Your flooring specialist will educate you once a flooring option is selected on how to properly maintain your flooring.
Last week, in our 6-part series on updating your flooring, we talked about the budget – how long you expect the flooring to perform in your facility.
This week, we tackle durability. So the question you have to ask yourself is: How many people are in your facility on any given day?
This ties directly into the durability of the product. If there are specific high traffic areas, we may suggest a different option in that area to safeguard the rest of your flooring.
This also relates to the acoustics of the space. What is the space used for? You may not want a certain type flooring in a space where people are expected to be quiet as the acoustics may not be suitable for that.
So, consider durability when thinking about updating your flooring.
Next week . . . well, you’ll just have to read our blog next week to see what else to consider!
Last week, in our 6-part series on updating your flooring, we talked about how it’s important to consider several factors before you start your flooring project.
This week, we tackle budgeting. So, to get started, there is one important question to answer: how long do you expect the flooring to perform in your facility?
Flooring comes with several performance ranges. For example, we have carpeting that can be replaced every 2 years and other options that need replaced up to every 10-15 years. This varies significantly and we want to make sure if you plan on moving in a couple of years that we don’t necessarily provide you with a 15 year carpet.
Or on the other end of the spectrum, if you own your building and want the carpet to last 15 years, we need to know that up front so we can ensure we are providing you with the appropriate options for longevity in your flooring.
So, ask yourself that most important question because it could mean the difference in the bottom line.