Product Spotlight – Flotex Flocked Flooring by Forbo

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Forbo is reinventing the 1950’s for Today with its Forbo product. Flotex is a product developed specifically for Senior Living applications. It is a completely waterproof and washable textile floor which offers both slip resistance and acoustic properties. Flotex has launched a new design collection based on the work of Tibor Reich. This ground-breaking designer from 1957 took photographs of nature and created abstract patterns. Ziggurat – This pattern was created using a detailed photograph of straw taken in the spring sunshine. Mosaic – This pattern was made from a …

Carpet/Hard-Surface Hybrid – Finally, a new type of flooring!

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For so many commercial spaces the difficult debate inevitably comes up between wanting the comfort and sound absorbing qualities of carpet and needing the easy care and low maintenance properties of hard surface flooring. Luckily, there is a new product brought to the table that beautifully combines the best qualities of both into a hybrid flooring with the look and feel of carpet, but durability of hard surface flooring. Here is more info directly from J&J Flooring Group which describes the Kinetex flooring qualities in more detail: Kinetex® is an …

Unlikely Roommates: Intergenerational Housing

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My husband’s grandmother, Grammie for short, lived most of her life in a suburb of Washington, DC. She is the longest serving crossing guard of the Alexandria police department. And if you ask her, she absolutely loved putting on the uniform and “working her corner”. She watched as generations of children went to school each morning, helping them to safely cross the road to Polk Elementary. She was there for 49 years, long enough for those children to grow up and have kids of their own. A few years ago, …

Happy Holidays from ID Collaborative

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It’s been another great year at ID Collaborative. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, manufacturers, reps, installers, and friends. We would no be able to do what we do without you. We’re looking forward to another year of new and on-going projects. ID Collaborative will close at noon on Friday, December 21 in observance of the holidays. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2. We wish you all warm and happy holidays.

Featured Designer: Teal Laughlin

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Meet Teal, the newest member of the IDC team: Where are you from? Frenchtown, NJ Where did you go to college? Savannah College of Art and Design What is your favorite color? Blues, Greens What is your favorite decade for design? Why? I appreciate it all…. But I’m a true sucker for a good mix of mid-century modern / eclectic. Embracing a variety of styles and time periods using cohesive elements like color, texture and finish. Perfection! What was your favorite food when you were a child? PIZZA…. Still is!

How to Accessorize a Book Shelf

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Have you ever dreamed of that perfectly accessorized bookshelf for your office or living room – you know, the one that looks like the bookshelves in a Pottery Barn magazine or Architectural Digest – only to find that it was WAY harder to put together than you thought? I imagine many of you are nodding your head yes. It’s not as easy as it looks, right? Never fear – here are some tips to help you: 1) In addition to putting books on a bookshelf the conventional way, turn some …