Installation: Fairfax Ponsonby
Product: Urban Retreat UR102 Granite
Architect: Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects
Contractor: Hills Commercial Flooring
Fairfax’s partnership with WMZ aimed to create a stimulating and creative environment that encouraged collaborative working styles.
Fairfax have a dynamic group of people working in a very dynamic industry. The fitout needed to be engaging without spending above a very tight budget.
Utilising an open plan office environment to create a collaborative workplace that is highly fluid and copes with moves, adds and changes effortlessly. The flooring needs to be able to cope with this just as effortlessly. Moving a desk and leaving a castor chair crush mark is not a good look. So carpet tile is the solution for open plan environments. But which carpet tile, there is so much rubbish tile on the market brought in by agents from Chinese non-named Mill that you have to be very careful. You need true NZ backed warranties. You need full 15 year castor chair wear warranties to be part of the warranty. It needs to have minimal VOC’s and most importantly it needs to maintain its appearance irrespective of the load placed on it over the warranty time frame.
Interface carpet tile (supplied by INZIDE Commercial in NZ) meets that brief. Add in the unparalleled product range, superior colour palette and patented dye-batch mergeable random pattern and you have a flooring solution that is very fit for purpose. What a great result. What a great space.