CharacteristicsNoise reduction, creative freedom, internal air quality, low maintenance
CertificationGECA, BLUE ANGEL, GREENGUARD, GREENGUARD GOLD, EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), contibutes to LEED credits and BREEAM certification
What makes a good office design today? Which factors should an architect take into account when planning a new workspace or refurbishing an existing one? Artigo rubber floorings are the ideal solutions for a designer looking for new ways to "give character" to a workplace, making it unique, assuring the best comfort and contributing to productivity. Rubber surfaces are a fundamental feature in office design.
Effective noise reduction to improve concentration:
Artigo acoustic rubber floorings represent a valid solution for entrances, corridors, and other heavily-trafficked or common areas. Their acoustic floorings ensure a reduction of noise due to treading up to 21 dB. Reference standard EN ISO 10140-1: 2016 – EN ISO 10140-3:2010 – EN ISO 717-2:2013. Certified by CSI, test report 0041/DC/ACU/18_2 date 08/06/2018. Also certified by Cofrac/CSTB for noise reduction 18 dB.
Uplifting design to create atmosphere and enhance performance.
Artigo rubber floorings offer the greatest creative freedom a designer could aspire to. From the possibility to cut and mix different colors and shapes to create decors and patterns in the floor, to exciting pairings between rubber and wood or textiles: so many ways to turn an office into a powerful message and, at the same time, ensure a cozy and relaxed working atmosphere.
LL versions of the Nd/Uni and Kayar collections (both in 8 colors), 5 mm thick, are available to ensure a wide range of aesthetic solutions.
Internal Air Quality
Good internal air quality to increase cognitive functions.
A collaborative study in 2015 discovered that people who work in good IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) conditions have significantly higher cognitive function scores when responding to a crisis or developing a strategy.
Twenty-four participants including architects, designers, programmers, engineers, creative marketing professionals, and managers worked in a controlled office environment at Syracuse University. Cognitive performance scores for the participants who worked in the green environment would on average double those of the participants who worked in conventional environments.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many spend most of their working hours in an office environment. Improved indoor air quality can result in higher productivity and fewer lost workdays.
Fast and economical professional cleaning procedures.
Rubber floorings can easily be cleaned with professional products, as a part of any workplace cleaning measures. The exclusive surface treatments PRO and TXL guarantee even better resistance to soiling, considerably reducing the level of detergents, water, and energy required for maintenance.
- PRO: surface treatment utilizing the latest generation UV linked polymeric coating technology. The coating protects the surface and improves performance.
- TXL: Post vulcanization treatment that achieves a higher surface density whilst increasing surface resistance to dirt and scratches.
Installation and Access
Loose Lay floorings installed on top of raised access floors to facilitate cable connections and other technical requirements. Loose lay floorings have been introduced to reduce installation time and to allow access to utilities under the raised access panels, to reach connection cables, telephone and electrical lines.
|Iskon Offices – Zagreb – architects Iva Letilovic and Morana Vlahovic - The flooring is made with Artigo's round studded BS classic: a choice that made it possible to create spaces of total color, in which the geometrical rounded shape, based on the company logo, becomes a leitmotif that is repeated in each architectural element of this space.|
|UWV Employment Center – Breda, Netherlands - architects Aswa Architecten - A wide range of products and color variations have been used: particularly interesting is the outfitting of the offices in Breda, where the combination of five color variations of Multifloor / ND-UNI has created a pattern of great visual impact.|
|Winyu House ACT Offices – Gungahlin, Australia - Architects: Peckvonhartel Architects - Artigo provided 4000 sqm Kayar flooring, designed by Sottsass Associati, in 4 different colors (K00, K27, K21, K17). In a project with a strong link to local heritage, with abundant natural sunlight, the coconut fabric adds a subtle natural presence to every floor. The building was the winner of the 2015 Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Award.|
|The Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)- Amsterdam - architects Heyligers Design + Projects -Artigo Nd/Uni rubber flooring provides the ideal surface for work and relax as well in the whole office, for a total surface of 2200 sqm.|