WITH biophilic flooring that complements a bold colour palette and adaptable furniture solutions, Karndean Designflooring has given property and construction consultants Thomas & Adamson’s Edinburgh and Glasgow offices what it describes as a comfortable, modern look that’s ready for the changing world of work.
Form Design Consultants was appointed to restructure the offices so the business could adopt a more flexible way of working. A new layout and interior design have created a welcoming environment to improve productivity, creativity, and staff wellbeing.
Fleur Carson, commercial sales director at Karndean Designflooring, explained: ‘The world of work has changed forever so workplaces need to support wellbeing and offer adaptable layouts that facilitate collaboration and creativity. Incorporating lessons learnt in the hospitality industry, workplaces are increasingly offering a welcoming style with a home from home feel. Thomas & Adamson wanted to provide a meaningful experience that centred around our connections with each other and with the local natural environment and cultural history.’
The new layout features a reduced number of traditional workstations and a versatile range of alternative work settings. In the coffee bar area where staff and visitors can eat, relax, and meet informally, large floor to ceiling windows let light flood in. The calming natural atmosphere is enhanced with a bold teal and orange colour scheme while the delicate golden sand tones and subtle grain textures of Warm Brushed Oak flooring from Karndean’s Van Gogh Rigid Core range serves to soften the exposed stonework and industrial metallic pipework.
Katherine Gibson, senior interior designer at Form Design Consultants, said: ‘Getting the floor right was key to the whole scheme. The Van Gogh range offers a wide colour choice and we were immediately drawn to the authentic colour and design of Warm Brushed Oak. It complements the stone walls beautifully!
‘The Van Gogh Rigid Core range offered the acoustic performance we needed for this busy social space and has produced a floor that’s very quiet to walk on. The rigid core format ultimately gave us a fast installation method and also future proofs the building, making further reconfigurations simpler.’
Fleur Carson added: ‘Warm Brushed Oak is one of 12 natural wood designs offered as part of our multi-format Van Gogh collection, which includes both rigid core and glue-down formats. This highly flexible range means that the same flooring can be laid throughout a project even over different sub-floor conditions.’