Adding Your Brand To Your Office Design

You’ve registered your business name and you have a logo, but what is next in branding your business? Having your business’s decor reflect your branding will serve two purposes that affect your bottom line: you will differentiate your business from competitors to your customers and cultivate corporate branding among employees.

Imagine you are a customer. You walk into a business, but you don’t know what they do or who they are. Will you be excited about that company? Likely not.

Now imagine walking into a business with adequate signage, coordinating colors that inspire your mood, and employees who speak uplifting phrases to you. You’ll likely have a better idea of who the company is and how doing business with them makes you feel.

Ways to Brand

Business entry ideasIn addition to signage, consider using logo floor mats help brand your business from ceiling to floor. You will likely need a mat to keep your floors clean of debris and to prevent accidents during wet weather, so why not use one that incorporates your brand name, mascot or trademarked slogan?

Incorporate colors from your company’s logo in the details of your office or shop design. If your logo is blue, think about using blue wall base as an accent color in your office. You can also use colored rubber flooring for a sharp design that is easy to clean and inexpensive to maintain.

Cove-Molding-Profiles-imgConsider how the details tie into your brand. If you want to associate traditional, secure and established characteristics with your business, traditional mill work wall base or wood grain wall base will be a better fit for your office design. This is particularly good for businesses like law firms, accounting firms, doctor offices, and banks.

Remember that branding your business goes beyond how it looks or the colors in your logo (though those factors contribute to your brand). Branding is how others describe your business, and that includes how your employees engage with customers or how quickly they get their products/services or how easy it is to complete a transaction.

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Cove Molding Profiles

Cove Molding ProfilesCove moldings are used to complete the area wall and ceiling meet. They have a concave profile, and therefore are often used as corner guards or to hide joints in the interior of a house. Cove molding can also be used at the transition of a shelf.

Cove molding profiles are measured by the width, and then by the length of the profile. They are mostly made from soft wood, others from vinyl and even others made from plaster like the paper faced plaster or that of Paris. The paper faced plaster is the most preferred when making choices for domestic or household use. Lately, some of the molding profiles are made of expanded polystyrene that has a cement-based protective coating. This type of molding is however not the best for use because several environmental and health concerns have been raised as was the result of an investigation by Doroudiani. Some of the environmental concerns include the fact that disposed expanded polystyrene is that it is not biodegradable when disposed and could actually take years to degrade. It is also harmful to the marine life and could in some cases ends up in the food chain, causing complication in the health of the animals or even human beings .Cove molding profiles are measured using the length and width of the molding profile. They also vary in weight and the cost is also different depending on the material used to make them.

It is very simple to install the cove molding but one has to apply paint on the cove molding before installing. When attaching one has to use a drill and then plaster to make sure the nails used are cover and then lastly paint over the plaster.

Cove molding profiles come in different shapes but the most common as earlier mentioned is concave. It is a quarter shaped molding. The others include the Egg and Dart which is a classical molding with the shape of an egg and has V-shapes alternating. This was in the past mainly used in Jewish temples. There is also the Dentil which are small blocks spaced equally along the edge of the wall. The rope is another example profile. The rope or case molding is twisted like a rope and is in most cases used to have a decorative effect on the place where it is installed. The rope as mostly used in England, Spain as well as France. Other examples include the Roman Vine, Floral, and Victorian Gothic just to mention a few. One can choose a profile that suits their existing interior d

Cove Base

Cove BaseA cove base is a trim placed along the base of a wall in the interior of a house at the point where the wall meets the floor or in other words at the base of the wall. The cove base is normally applied in conjunction with vinyl flooring and protects a drywall. This means that in most cases, cove base is made of rubber or vinyl, the main reason being that it is cheap and easier to install than that made from wood baseboards as was the case traditionally. Also, the vinyl is very simple to sterilize and therefore appropriate for places like a doctor’s office. The cove base is used to protect the wall from damage at this same point. In addition, it also gives the wall a better and more beautiful and pleasing finishing to the area where it is placed.

Cove base comes in a wide variety of colors so that they match with most of the color schemes used in the interior, according to what each person prefers their interior to look like according to one’s lifestyle or personal preferences. The cove base is packed in rolls of different lengths. Fixing the cove base is very simple and requires just an adhesive; however, the adhesive is one of a special type since the vinyl is special. The other items required are a cutting tool and caulk. After taking the measurement of the size of trim needed, the adhesive is applied at the back of the already measured trim and then pressed firmly onto the wall. When it dries, the caulk is then applied to the space between the molding formed and the wall in order for the joint to be sealed. This adds an aesthetic look to the side of the wall. Before fixing the vinyl one has to consider the condition of the wall where the cove base is to be made. One has to make sure that the wall is clean and dry and has no trace of dust, dirt or oily and greasy. The wall should also not have any trace of loose paint on it. A point to note is that adhesive should never be allowed to freeze or dry.

Cove base is very easy to maintain the moment when it is applied. It can easily be cleaned using just the usual household cleaner but it should be mild. When it is worn out, the cove base is very easy to repair when the molding is worn out. One only needs to reapply the adhesive and then press back against the wall and then apply the caulk. If the cove base is completely worn out, it is easy to remove and then a new one fixed, following the procedure earlier given.

To conclude, some examples of adhesive used to make the cove base include Power5500 and APAC750. The APAC750 for example is light in color and does not easily stain. It is also very easy to clean and apply. It holds firmly when applied into place. These are however not the only options one has to choose from.

Cove Base Tile

Cove Base TileCove base tile is an alternative to vinyl, wood and other kinds of base. It adds finishing and an overall neat appearance to any project. Cove base tile provides watertight seal in between the base and the floor. Therefore it becomes easy to protect and clean the substrate. We can sue similar methods for grouting cove base tile and ceramic tile. In order to achieve professional results, we should first paint walls and then do grouting of cove base tile. This article will guide how one can grout tile cove base effectively and in less possible time.

First of all fill clean water in a bucket. Now pour grout in other bucket. Make sure you do not mix a lot of grout because at times it becomes difficult to handle higher quantity of grout. Usually one third of grout is enough to fulfill the job but the quantity can vary according to the required task.

Now add water to grout and thoroughly mix it. Make sure you use margin trowel. You must have seen peanut butter in creamy form; bring the exactly same consistency in the mixture of water and grout. Get grout float for working the material in joints. Fill the joints completely. Start working in small sections and try to start from the section that it located far from the door. In this way you will be able to stay away from the areas that have been freshly grouted.

Using margin trowel will allow you to cut back edges and corners where base meets walls and floors. Thick joints of grout can be eliminated in this way, especially from seams and corners. You will observe that you have achieved a true professional result. Give the 20 minutes to the mixture of grout and water to setup and become smooth. Climate conditions may affect the smoothness of the mixture.

Work with a damp and clean sponge to make the surface of grout joints smooth. Work in circular direction. Rinse the sponge repeatedly. Now allow the entire to dry so you can achieve desired result. If you will breathe while mixing water and grout, there is a chance of inhaling dust. Also fill a few buckets of water before you make a mixture. In this way you will not be filling buckets again and again.

Grouting cove base tile is not a difficult job as long as you follow exact instructions. All you need is a sack of grout, water, three or four buckets, margin trowel and a sponge. Make sure you work in circular directions while cleaning grout from the floor. Repeatedly clean the sponge in water. If you will start grouting cove base tile from the door, you will be stuck in the corner since the cove base tiles will be freshly grouted and will take a longer time to get dry. Make the mixture of water and grout, very consistent and not at all thick as it will form lumps in the corner and edges of the floor of cove base tile.

Cove Molding

Cove MoldingCove molding can be described as a concave profile molding which is usually done on the junction of wall and ceiling. One side of the room is generally shaped to provide a profile in order to compliment the architecture. Cove molding aids in making the room interesting and also helps in concealing imperfections on the meeting point of wall and ceiling.

Cove Molding Material

Cove molding can be done in different types of material. This type of molding is usually done with soft woods, plaster and vinyl. Corrosion resistant polyester resin cove molding is also done for places which demand hygiene and cleanliness.

Coving Styles

One can get the coving done in any style of his choice. There is no limit to options for cove molding available. Custom designed molding is now easy to get and is undertaken at specialty stores.

Measurements

Moldings are generally calculated by the length and width of the its profile. Usually the custom made profiles come in size of 6 to 8 foot parts, one can get the custom made any time in longer sizes.

Cove Molding Installation

When someone mentions the word cove molding, picture of a professional installing the same comes in the mind. However, installing the cove molding at home you is not too tough of a job. Listed below are easy DIY steps for coving

Things Required
– Molding
– Nail set
– Nails
– Miter saw
– Putty Knife
– Drill
– Hammer

Steps
1. Measurement – Measure the walls in the room where you want the coving to be done. List the measurements on a note pad. It is recommended to have a single piece of molding for each wall.

2. Procuring – From any hardware store, purchase the cove molding. Cove molding comes in various materials; wood, vinyl and plastic being the common ones. One can choose the molding as per his choice.

3. Cutting – With the help of miter saw, cut the molding piece as per your measurements. Be careful while doing so as a slight mistake can lead to wastage.

4. Marking – With the help of a pencil, make marks on the wall for the wall studs. Predrill the molding at wall studs in order to do a quality work.

5. Finishing – Apply paint or any finishing to the molding prior to installation. Finishing is easier this way and will make the molding look better.

6. Installation – Once you have done the finishing, hold the molding pieces and nail them on the wall with the help of nail set. Installing cove molding would be more convenient if you have someone to help you.

7. Trim and touch up – If the pieces are long for the wall, then trim them to make them fit well. Also if you see any unfinished patches, give them a finishing touch to make coving look Appealing.

Other Uses of Coving

Coving or cove molding can also be done to trim a shelf or mantle. The molding, along with other molding can be used to create compound moldings too.

Cove base

Cove base

A cove base is a trim placed along the base of a wall in the interior of a house at the point where the wall meets the floor or in other words at the base of the wall. The cove base is normally applied in conjunction with vinyl flooring and protects a drywall. This means that in most cases, cove base is  made of rubber or vinyl, the main reason being that it is cheap and easier to install than that made from wood baseboards as was the case traditionally. Also, the vinyl is very simple to sterilize and therefore appropriate for places like a doctor’s office. The cove base is used to protect the wall from damage at this same point. In addition, it also gives the wall a better and more beautiful, pleasing finishing to the area where it is placed.

Cove base comes in a wide variety of colors so that they match with most of the color schemes used.  Each person prefers their interior to look like one’s lifestyle or personal preferences.  The cove base is packed in rolls of different lengths. Fixing the cove base is very simple and requires just an adhesive; however, the adhesive is one of a special type since the vinyl is unique. The other items required are a cutting tool and caulk.

After taking the measurement of the size of trim needed, the adhesive is applied at the back of the already measured trim then pressed firmly onto the wall. When it dries, the caulk is applied to the space between the molding formed and the wall in order for the joint to be sealed. This adds an aesthetic look to the side of the wall.

Before fixing the vinyl one has to consider the condition of the wall where the cove base is to be made. One has to make sure that the wall is clean and dry and has no trace of dust, dirt or oil and grease. The wall should also not have any trace of loose paint on it. A point to note is that adhesive should never be allowed to freeze or dry.

Cove base is very easy to maintain the moment when it is applied. It can easily be cleaned using just the usual household cleaner but it should be mild. When it is worn out, the cove base is very easy to repair. One only needs to reapply the adhesive and then press back against the wall and then apply the caulk. If the cove base is completely worn out, it is also easy to remove and replace with a new one following the earlier procedure.

To conclude, some examples of adhesive used to make the cove base include Power5500 and APAC750. The APAC750 for example is light in color and does not easily stain. It is also very easy to clean and apply. It holds firmly when applied into place. These are however not the only options one has to choose from.

Cove Molding Profiles

Cove Molding ProfilesCove moldings are used to complete the area where the wall and ceiling meet. They have a concave profile, and therefore are often used as corner guards or to hide joints in the interior of a house. Cove molding can also be used at the transition of a shelf.
Cove molding profiles are measured by the width, and then by the length of the profile. They are mostly made from soft wood, others from vinyl and even others made from plaster like the paper faced plaster or that of Paris. The paper faced plaster is the most preferred when making choices for domestic or household use. Lately, some of the molding profiles are made of expanded polystyrene that has a cement-based protective coating. This type of molding is however not the best for use because several environmental and health concerns have been raised as was the result of an investigation by Doroudiani. Some of the environmental concerns include the fact that disposed expanded polystyrene is that it is not biodegradable when disposed and could actually take years to degrade. It is also harmful to the marine life and could in some cases ends up in the food chain, causing complication in the health of the animals or even human beings. Cove molding profiles are measured using the length and width of the molding profile. They also vary in weight and the cost is also different depending on the material used to make them.

It is very simple to install the cove molding but one has to apply paint on the cove molding before installing. When attaching one has to use a drill and then plaster to make sure the nails used are cover and then lastly paint over the plaster.

Cove molding profiles come in different shapes but the most common as earlier mentioned is concave. It is a quarter shaped molding. The others include the Egg and Dart which is a classical molding with the shape of an egg and has V-shapes alternating. This was in the past mainly used in Jewish temples. There is also the Dentil which are small blocks spaced equally along the edge of the wall. The rope is another example profile. The rope or case molding is twisted like a rope and is in most cases used to have a decorative effect on the place where it is installed. The rope as mostly used in England, Spain as well as France. Other examples include the Roman Vine, Floral, and Victorian Gothic just to mention a few. One can choose a profile that suits their existing interior d

Vinyl Floor Base

Vinyl Floor BaseVinyl floor base is also known as cove base. It is a strip of vinyl that is applied at the bottom (or base) of a wall to hide irregularities of the wall or help protect the base of the wall. Vinyl floor base gives a finished look to a room while protecting the base of the wall from vacuum cleaners, children’s toys, and furniture that may bump or rub against it. It stops scuffs and scratches from being made on the wall.

Vinyl floor base comes in multiple sizes to fit the job. It can be purchased in strips’up to four (4) feet long. It can also be purchased in coils’up to 120′ long. There are different heights of vinyl floor base also. It comes in four (4) to six (6) inches in height. The desired height depends on the height of the ceilings in the room and personal preference of the consumer. Thickness is another measurement to consider. Vinyl floor base can be purchased in thicknesses ranging from 0.08 to 0.125 inches. A thicker base allows for more protection. It can also have a ‘toe”a small lip on the bottom of the vinyl floor base’or it can be ‘toeless’. This feature is the choice of the designer, contractor, homeowner, or installer.

Vinyl floor base can be purchased in almost any color. Sometimes it can be custom colored to match a specific room’s d

Vinyl Cove Base

Vinyl Cove Base
vinyl cove base

Vinyl cove base can help to really bring a room together. A new rec room could be a great place to bring the family closer together and spend quality time relaxing. A rec room is an informal space therefore a lot of time and effort need not be spent planning for and designing it. Your conversion plans could be as simple as new drywall, a freshly painted concrete floors trimmed with vinyl cove base board.

A garage or basement is a large space to fill, and you need to work out how that space will be used so you can be assured that you make the best use of it. A rec room has three main purposes: To serve as a place for relaxation, for entertainment and celebration, and finally, for storage. For an attached garage conversion there are certain issues that you need to take into account. One of them is heating and air conditioning. Garages are most commonly not connected to the household heating system, but that can be corrected by having a HVAC professional run an additional vent to the garage with a return vent so that the air circulates. You do need to make sure that your heating and central air system is sufficient to handle the additional square footage.

Depending on what you anticipate, using your new space for, you may need to install new lighting. Television watching requires a different kind of lighting than partying and dancing. If you think that you want to create a home theater in your basement or garage, then bright incandescent track lighting controlled by dimmer switches would be ideal. Whatever your thoughts are about basement lighting, it is important to remember that the staircase leading down to the basement be very well lit if you plan on throwing parties in your basement rec room.

When it comes to flooring you have some options, but there certain things that you have to address. One of these is insulation. Attached garages are usually constructed of poured concrete. In winter, the garage floor will never warm up no matter how high you turn up the heat because it is in direct contact with the frozen ground. The floor you choose to lay down in your new garage rec room should be insulated against the cold. One solution is indoor/outdoor carpeting, which can be installed over insulated padding. That will keep you from losing heat in the room. Whatever material you use for interior walls, you will likely need to use insulation there as well. Where the walls meet the floors, you will need some kind of molding to complete the look. For this, you can use an easy-to-install coil of vinyl cove base.

For basement rec room conversions, your primary concern is going to be safety. The first order of business is to confirm that your basement staircase is up to code. There should be a handrail adequate for both adults and children to use, and the risers on the staircase should have a solid backing to keep people from slipping through when ascending the stairs in a hurry. As far as the walls are concerned, you can finish off the basement the right way with studs and drywall, but you can save money by using aluminum studs and sheet rock screws. As for flooring, there is no good reason to use either linoleum, or fabric carpet tiles to create a good-looking and comfortable floor. Carpet tiles have the advantage of adding insulating material to the cold floor. Once again, in the area where walls join with floors you need to cover those joints and for this kind of application there can be no better choice than vinyl cove base.

Vinyl Cove Base

Cove Base

Cove Base
cove base

Cove base is a product, which is set up along the base of an internal wall where the wall joins the floor. It is mainly made of rubber or vinyl and is used to guard the base of a wall from harm and to give a completed and more visually pleasant look where it is set up. Rubber and vinyl cove base molding is mostly chosen over customary wood baseboards since it is normally not costly and is generally simpler to install.

Cove base is tremendously versatile and is produced in a range of colors to go with most internal color schemes. It is put for sale in rolls of various lengths and set up is quite easy. Installation typically requires a caulk, cutting tool and adhesive. The length of cove base required is measured and cut in the required dimension. An exceptional adhesive is employed to the back of it and after that it is pushed onto the wall. If the adhesive has completely dried, caulk might be applied to the tiny gap b/n it and the wall to close the joint and enhance the aesthetics.

Following installation, it is relatively simple to maintain and can mostly be cleaned by using a mild household cleanser. Replacing and/or repairing cove base is normally easy to do and is another cause why a number of people prefer to use it. If it pulls apart from the wall, it may normally be reinstalled comparatively simply by reapplying the adhesive, pushing it in opposition to the wall, and caulking it again. If replacement is essential, the old rubber or vinyl can usually be eliminated with no trouble with small tools.

It can be available in most famous house improvement stores and in addition through the internet from specialty retailers. Installation guidebooks are put for sale in stores and free of charge video tutorials might be found on several websites that are do-it-yourself. The installation might also be managed professionally by a flooring and carpet contractor. It is vital to consider that contractors shall charge for the materials employed and the labor necessary for the process of installation, out coming in elevated costs than a project of “do-it-yourself”.

Instructions how to set up a Vinyl Cove Base

  • Determine the dimension of the piece of molding you desire to install. All the time begin with a corner.
  • Put down the piece of cove base down ward on a level piece of wood and determine to go with your molding measurement.
  • Make use of your framing square to spot a straight line.
  • Slice through the cove base, pushing down firmly on the framing square therefore your cut is straight. Make a number of passes to cut throughout the cove base.
  • Make use of adhesive to the cove base and push it tightly to the wall.
  • Determine your next strip and do again the steps to connect it next to the primary strip. If you have prepared straight cuts, you shall simply be able to detect where one piece adjoins another.
  • Carve out the curved part in the interior corner as a result it will adjoin seamlessly to the piece adjacent to it and glue to the wall.
  • Spot the backside of the part of cove base, which is to go around an exterior corner and curve the ends jointly.
  • Cut through about 1/2 of the material on the curve to allow moving around the corner simpler. Apply glue the corner part to the wall.
  • Make all over the room until you have set up vinyl cove base entirely in the whole room.

Cove Base