This project with Shaw Contract was a complete transformation for Salon Supplies head office in Southampton, UK, as the building was in need of modernisation. The commercial offices were moved from the first floor to the second floor, and the first floor became the salon furniture showroom space for trade clients. CBS Office Interiors also carried out a complete refurbishment of the cash and carry on the ground floor.
“With an exposed ceiling and painted brick walls, we wanted a carpet tile that would fit the industrial feel, with texture and an organic pattern to bring the scheme together. Rapid Select allowed us to provide a cost-effective solution, without compromise on the design, texture or impact.” – Lucy Northway, CBS Office Interiors.
The brief for the first floor was to create an area which showcased the vast range of salon furniture and provide enough flexibility to be able to change the space completely for product launches and seasonal promotions.
The showroom hosts eight different brands under one roof including REM, Salon Ambience, Takara Belmont, Luca Rossini, Karisma, Insignia Plus, PJS and GVS, and Salon Supplies can offer anything from supply of a single unit to a full salon refit.
The flooring design had to be cost effect due to the sizable spend on the project as a whole, but still give the client the impact they needed. To give the client flexibility for colour choices and trends, the flooring needed to be neutral without compromising on the look. Designers CBS Office Interiors proposed the herringbone design to give it the ‘wow factor’ as soon as you walk into the space, while also giving the client a blank canvas to work with.
Shaw Contract’s Rapid Select Roam tile in colours Flint and Cobblestone was specified for an area of 270 sq m on the first floor. Roam from Rapid Select is made in Shaw Contract’s facility in the UK and is Cradle to Cradle Bronze certified. Roam is a 25 x 100 cm multi-level pattern loop plank tile which provides a soft organic movement and textural interest.
The project was completed in September 2018, and CBS Office Interiors were appointed as the designers, main contractors and flooring contractors for Salon Supplies. Have you read Shaw Contract’s latest regulations article in regards to Carpet Tiles on Design Insider?