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QubiGlass: The Spatial Solution We’ve Been Waiting For!

Arming your office with invaluable safety solutions will be a crucial part of your business’s game plan heading into the upcoming winter months. Rather than focusing on decorations and outfitting the workplace with seasonal accouterment, your transition to winter may look a little bit different this year!

As a business owner, this pandemic has been rough for many reasons. While the Coronavirus loomed over us, we had to steer the ship in uncertain waters, lead our team forward with little preparation or training, and continue on amidst a global crisis with an undefined end in sight. It has been our responsibility to ensure that our employees are safe and healthy, COVID-free, and comfortable enough to return to a physical office environment. This has become one of our most daunting tasks as leaders, and even more so for those of us ill-equipped to separate our workers from one another swiftly. Many of us leading an entire workforce grappled with this issue and desperately sought spatial solutions to achieve the necessary safety barriers within the workplace. Without the time or budget to completely redesign our office spaces, most of us have felt somewhat powerless- until now.

With the introduction of QubiGlass by Space Plus, A Division of the Sliding Door Company, we’ve now been able to work with what we have in our current office environments and improve the safety and quality of the workday of all of our employees. These systems have become especially important now, as more and more workers return to shared office spaces and the start of flu season is upon us! These new systems are an integral facet for those of us running businesses.

In our modern era, most office spaces and conference rooms enjoy a vast open floor plan with little physical separation or view-blocking partitions. And until this transformative year, open floor plans were celebrated! However, with the current pandemic, it’s completely unthinkable to maintain large sweeping open spaces indoors in which the virus could easily travel from workspace to workspace. That’s why the best way at stopping an airborne viral spread indoors is to put up spatial dividers and limit contact between employees.

 

How It Works

QubiGlass systems work by wrapping around pre-existing cubicles or walls to upgrade them with a glass protective layer. This new QubiGlass design makes it seamless to work with what you have and enclose your existing spatial dividers in this glass system, with hardly any disruption to the office during installation! This innovative system is affordable, quick, and painless to integrate into office interiors, and can be installed in less than one day! Compared with other alternatives that require abrasive construction taking up weeks or months, QubiGlass Partitions allow you to get back to the normal workday as soon as possible.

The best part? These sturdy glass systems are extremely versatile. Not only do they work as an addition to wall partitions and cubicle walls, but they are also available in freestanding form, with an array of unique configurations available. Spatial dividers and glass office wall partitions should be able to work with your space, not against it, especially in these turbulent times!

 

Glass VS Plastic

Throughout this pandemic, there has been much debate over the difference between glass and other plastic glass forms such as Plexi or other synthetic acrylics. So, why is it important to use glass for cubicle surfaces rather than fabric material, plastic, or wood?

Glass is much more sanitary, easier to clean and disinfect, and is far more durable than all other materials used for cubicle lining. And while plexiglass and other acrylic alternatives are shatter-resistant, glass will stand the true test of time. Acrylic is very porous, and after months and years of cleaning with harsh chemicals to disinfect, the plastic surface area used in these acrylic glass replacements will begin to wear, yellow in color, and fog while glass will remain unscathed throughout the years. QubiGlass spatial systems are designed for durability and longevity.

Putting these tips into play, you can safeguard your staff, employees, and your customers against this fall flu season! For more ideas, inspiration, and related blogs, head over to Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company for all the best in commercial space-saving solutions! From Bi-Fold doors to swing doors, wall dividers to suspended systems, Space Plus has it all! Schedule a free consultation with one of our showroom professionals and order your very own custom QubiGlass partitions today!

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Shut-downs Present the Perfect Opportunity to Remodel

Last week, California announced another round of restaurant closures due to a recent and troubling spike in COVID case numbers. This comes as the second wave of mandatory restaurant shut-downs, which will result in widespread job loss (both temporary and long term) and will be financially devastating for millions. And while the next few weeks will be exceptionally difficult for both employees and employers, there might just be a silver lining.

 

This is because customers, clients, and employees will be gone from the business over the next few weeks, allowing you (the owner) a chance to finally make those restaurant upgrades you’ve been putting off for years. Without the ability to serve in-person dining, it’s time to start thinking about the direction you would like to see your restaurant move towards. If you own a food or beverage establishment in a top California city, chances are you’ve been competing with some of the best in the business. And these top restaurants are not only judged by the quality of the food and service, but also the ambiance and aesthetic. With so many competing restaurants to choose from, you have to make your business stand out and pique the interest of passersby.  And if you haven’t put work into your business in over a decade, chances are it’s due for a serious interior upgrade. Luckily, Space Plus, A Division of the Sliding Door Company has the expert know-how and innovative ideas to bring your environs into the modern moment.

To help get you started, we’ve provided a few interior design tips and tactics for your new project.

 

Expand the Space

These days, we tend to feel most at ease within wide-open spaces and sleek open floor plans that ooze contemporary modernism. And this considered style doesn’t just apply to restaurants but also is integrated into workspaces, retail shops, and homes. The truth is, the decade-long transition to a more light-filled, open-air environment creates a breathable space and allows your patrons to feel included in the greater experience. Providing easy interior visibility broadens the space and creates a kinship between patrons. A great way to achieve expansive interiors is to adopt a minimalist approach and reduce the number of physical barriers and even tables within the space. Though if your restaurant requires a few physical barriers within the dining area, we suggest installing beautiful glass wall partitions or Glass Room Dividers to achieve this medium. This way, you can enjoy some spatial separation between tables or entire dining rooms, all while retaining an open floor plan and the same visibility.

 

Modernize it

Lately, the interior design industry is promoting the use of natural textiles, rustic materials and timeless pieces. Juxtapositions of natural elements such as wood with metal, or glass paired with earthen materials like stucco create a fascinating narrative for your customers to appreciate while they dine. Integrate metalwork with comfortable opposites like velvet, linen or corduroy to use for upholstery like seat cushions. Also, don’t forget to update your bathrooms to reflect the rest of the renovation. Pair modern Sliding Glass Bathroom Doors with rustic concrete floors and finish the room off with worldly wall textiles. Women in particular will truly appreciate the extra effort

 

Now that you have a springboard of ideas, it’s time to jump into the interior remodeling. After all, you may only have a few weeks until restaurants are allowed to reopen! By implementing these spatial solutions into your interior space, you’ll be able to compete with your surrounding restaurants and attract the customers you’ll need to emerge from this crisis unscathed. For more ideas, inspiration, and related blogs, head over to Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company for all the best in commercial space-saving solutions! From Bi-Fold doors to Swing Doors, wall dividers to suspended systems, Space Plus has it all! Schedule a free consultation with one of our showroom professionals and order your very own custom Qubi Glass partitions today!

 

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Wellness Facilities Enjoy Recent Success Amid COVID 19

This year has worked in mysterious ways, birthing and destroying entire industries almost overnight, and defining the new normal for each of us in our daily lives, and in business. It’s true that this year, entire businesses have crumbled while others effortlessly take flight. From the travel tourism industry to restaurants, car sales, and theme parks, these once heavy-hitting industries are experiencing a tremendous downturn while Covid restrictions and fears remain in place. Yet one industry that has positively thrived during this global crisis, is the modern wellness facility. It’s no coincidence that people have health on their mind more than usual this year, though admittedly, the current cultural zeitgeist has, without question, turned towards a more health-centered lifestyle. From vegan food to yoga obsessed

What exactly are wellness facilities?

These modern meccas are any and all health and wellness businesses that promise to improve your physical or mental well-being through a wide range of different therapies, or products that claim to aid your physical self. These businesses range from the now infamous CryoTherapy to Yoga Centers, Immunity Boosting tonic bars, to Stretch Labs (where you pay to be stretched by a professional).

What’s more, many of these health and wellness facilities have managed to stay afloat by assuring their clientele that their facility is safe and responsible during this global pandemic. So what kind of precautions and steps have these cutting edge businesses undergone in order to retain relevance during a panic-driven global pandemic?

Client Screening

One of the best ways that wellness facilities have safeguarded their establishments from spreading the virus has been by extensively screening their clientele. Oftentimes, appointments must be scheduled in advance and the facility will only allow a number of visitors at a time to protect everyone’s safety. And because most wellness facilities require person-to-person contact or at the very least, close proximity to the practitioner, extra steps have been taken to ensure safety for both parties. Pre-screening methods such as temperature checks, extensive questionnaires, recent travel information and symptom assessments have been made to protect against the virus.

Strict Sanitation

Secondly, thriving wellness facilities have made sure that their facility is expertly cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected between visitors to ensure a safe space for people to enjoy. Most facilities now have a full time cleaning staff on each day to keep a well-maintained environment for everyone. Wiping down surfaces often, such as Glass Wall Partitions and glass room dividers is an absolute must during all open hours of the day. Additionally, masks and gloves are worn by practitioners and in most cases, required by clients upon arrival into the facility.

Spatial Distancing

For facilities that allow multiple clients in at one time, they’ve had to implement strict spatial solutions throughout the floor plan in order to cut off potential contamination between patients and practitioners alike. Many facilities are choosing to use state-of-the-art glass wall partitions made by Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company, in order to achieve a perfect medium of “separate but together”. Celebrated for their durability, these free-standing glass partitions are made from real glass, and come in all sorts of flexible configurations and customizable options. With their new line of Qubi Glass wall partitions, Space Plus makes it easier than ever to outfit your wellness facility with the dividers your business needs to survive. These sliding wall partitions and Glass Room Dividers are offered in hundreds of varying configurations, shades of opacity, and unique locking and handle systems. And because they are so uniquely customizable, you can choose a system that integrates flawlessly into your facility and actually improves the overall aesthetic of your interiors with a modern upgrade! The best part? The company delivers and installs your personal systems in less than a day! That means no major construction, no disruption to the workday, and top-notch professionalism every step of the way.

By putting these spatial solutions into your wellness facility, you can ensure the safety of your dedicated staff, employees, and your customers against the winter flu season and COVID-19. For more ideas, inspiration, and related blogs, head over to Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company for all the best in commercial space-saving solutions! From Bi-Fold doors to swing doors, wall dividers to suspended systems, Space Plus has it all! Schedule a free consultation with one of our showroom professionals and order your very own custom Qubi Glass Partitions today!

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HIPAA, Patient Privacy, and the Advantages of New Solutions

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides security and data privacy provisions for safeguarding medical information. For the most part, our healthcare providers and entities covered under the Act have taken great strides to ensure patient privacy.

Numerous patient-related websites have established two-factor authentication procedures to help protect against unauthorized access and identity theft. In-patient check-in, emergency rooms, and even pharmacies around the country have enacted buffer zones with “Wait here until called” signs a few feet back from the counter in order to facilitate patient confidentiality.

But how confidential is it really?

The mass majority of these locations don’t have any sort of Glass Partitions or even basic room dividers. Just a rope.

Without even meaning to, it’s quite easy to overhear customer details while sitting in the waiting room of the local hospital. While it might not be extraordinarily useful to learn someone’s name and that they’re seeing the doctor for a coughbut hearing that someone has a critical illness or injury because there aren’t any glass walls could definitely be used against the patient.

What useful pieces of data are ER visitors and pharmacy patients always asked to verify? That’s right, DOB and home address.

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Protecting Patient Privacy

As data encryption and protection methods evolve to better thwart breaches and identity theft, so too must the actual face-to-face interactions. This is a critical area where criminals can snag a plethora of useful data simply by taking advantage of the lack of partitions, glass walls, or other privacy enablers and just “innocently” eavesdropping.

Numerous hospitals around the world are not only exposing patient data at check-in, but those with open floor plans that simply have beds separated by hanging curtains instead of glass wall partitions are also inadvertently sharing intimate details with every patient and staff member within earshot.

It’s time to update!

Privacy is a Priority

Glass partitions and privacy walls from SpacePlus, The commercial spaces division of The Sliding Door Company,come in a variety of styles andopacities and are completely customizable. This flexibility gives your healthcare institution the ability to provide better patient privacy without diminishing the aesthetics or compromising collaboration in any way.

Glass wall partitions havesliding, swing or bi-fold doors and you can choose from our proprietary regular, ramped, or recessed tracks in order to customize each to your exact specifications and needs. Additionally, unlike many partition and glass wall options, we have a line of suspended solutions that eliminates the bottom track completely, making it perfect for emergency rooms where equipment and beds are moved around considerably.

Glass walls and glass partitions can help you maintain patient privacy while enhancing the look and feel of your facilities.

 

Glass walls and glass partitions

 

Make the Call for Patient Privacy

Because our glass wall partitions allow privacy when needed for consultations and exams yet are easy to move and open in order to maximize space and natural lighting, they are perfect for medical facilities.

Our partition glass walls are made of sturdy aluminum frames that require almost no maintenance and you can choose from tempered or laminated glass. Leverage them as patient room walls, privacy partitions for check-in, billing and patient services offices, or anywhere that the healthcare facility needs to provide patient privacy without sacrificing space, functionality, or lighting.

Our semi-transparent glass partitions allow light to flow from one room to the next, enhancing privacy and functionality. Furthermore, our interior sliding doors provide further benefits to healthcare providers with large openings and smooth-gliding tracks that are completely ADA compliant.

Call (888) 869-1850 and request a free consultation for glass partitions and privacy walls today or visit a showroom near you to witness the solutions in action.