Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Project Completed - Lothrop Associates

New Project in White Plains, NY. The design strategy and challenge was in selecting floor finishes for this architectural office that would serve as a "design lab" using materials that served the office function but also provided a variety of flooring types that would be compatible in the open office environment yet set apart the key areas of the office and use different, imaginative, but complimentary products within the construction budget. This concept came together by using hard surfaces abutting soft surfaces without transition strips and all had to be perfectly installed. The Carpets were all by Tandus, the vinyl tiles were all by Armstrong, and the rubber floor was by Mondo. Take a look!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Message from Randy

Happy 2012!

As we move into the New Year and an election year, our hope is that the economy continues to recover and grow and that all Americans find meaningful work. At the core of our recovery as a nation is our ability to remain positive about the future and feel that better times are ahead. The recession has been daunting for many families and our hope is that the future is more hopeful.

At RD Weis, we saw growth in 2011 and see 2012 at least as positive as last year, and are encouraged with the many new products and services we have launched. One such product is a new solution to bathroom tile and grout which restores the tile floor, placing a “glass” coating over the floor that unlike others in this category does not wear off and show traffic patterns. Another segment that continues to grow are products geared towards health care and senior living that have great aesthetics and are easy to install and maintain. Lastly, with all of us carrying phone charges, pda’s, IPads, and personal computers around, each day is a quest to find outlets and power to plug into to keep all of these devices functional. One such solution is a unique low profile wire management solution that can be installed in new or existing space to bring unlimited power to the work area.

RD Weis is now 21 years old and this year we will be honoring three clients who have been with us for over 20 years, a feat that we are very proud of and thank our partners Bayerische Landesbank, Sirius America Insurance Company, and Mitsubishi for their continued and ongoing support. One of our greatest achievements in business is the retention of our employees and customers … they are equally valued.

Buy American and sustainability remain central to us and many of our clients. We continue to look for ways to improve our own performance in these areas and make our own contribution to this national cause.

Our best wishes to all of our readers and continued prosperity.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

U.S. Demand for Rugs, Carpet On the Rise

From Floor Covering News, U.S. demand for carpets and rugs to reach 16.5 billion square feet in 2015.

Demand for carpet and rug products in the US is projected to increase 7.9% annually from a weak 2010 base to 16.5 billion square feet in 2015, accounting for about 64% of total floor covering demand, according to a recently released research study.

The whole nine yards here.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Project at Fairfield University

The women’s basketball suite at Fairfield University’s Walsh Athletic Center was designed using Mohawk Chengdu for the field and Coordination for the “Stags” logo. Recreating the logo was a particular challenge as it had to be water jet cut using Creative Edge.

We're very happy with the results!