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Arming Your Office With the Holiday Essentials

Can you believe it’s already the first week of December? Neither can we. And though this holiday season might look, feel, and be unrecognizable compared to past years, most of us are still making do with the circumstances. Truth be told, most of us could use a little festive cheer and some healthy holiday distractions after the year we’ve all had.

 

And while many businesses and restaurants have had to temporarily close their doors for the next couple of weeks due to the pandemic, there are still millions of in-person offices operating across the country. So how can you spread some joy, stay safe, and enjoy the last moments of 2020 from your place of work? As an office manager or the owner of a business, it’s time to make your interiors shine with the holiday essentials. Here are a few ideas to pull from as you begin to reimagine your workplace this December.

 

Deck the Halls

One of the best traditions of the winter holiday season is decorating spaces with all the fun and cheerful accouterment to choose from. It’s hard to be a Scrooge when there’s so much fun everywhere you look! Work with a few coworkers, do it yourself or hire a team of Interior decorators who know they’re doing to create that perfect holiday pizzazz with all the festive decor of the season. Maybe even invest some time picking out a dazzling Christmas tree, a beautiful menorah, or create a fun homage to the winter solstice! String lights up around common areas and put out little candies or treats at the reception. It may seem silly, but all of these little gestures do go a long way during the work week!

 

The gift of Personal Space

Another interior upgrade you can offer for your hardworking staff is the gift of more personal space! Seriously, physical separation from others these days is a hot commodity and something that not every worker has the good fortune of having. Enjoying some healthy personal space during the workday offers the sanctuary needed for an all-around productive day. Cubicles or other such standing wall partitions offer less visible distractions, quieter surrounding noises and fewer possibilities for run-ins with that chatty co-worker. All of these little hindrances to our workday can cause a lot of agony for workers who already struggle with focus. And now with the real danger of contracting Coronavirus at work, employees appreciate physical barriers more than ever. So whether your workplace has an open floor plan, or already uses cubicles, we have the perfect new year upgrade for your office space! Free-standing glass wall partitions from The Sliding Door Company can be installed within a matter of hours, require no construction to the building, and offer invaluable flexibility. These glass office dividers come in a wide range of glass opacities, configurations, and sizes. You can also choose the perfect handles, locks, and accessories so that your sliding wall partitions integrate flawlessly into your floor plan! Your team members will absolutely love these office upgrades and will enjoy enhanced focus and peace during their busy day. What’s more, a new line of Qubi Glass dividers can be installed as a freestanding wall partition, or as an added glass “wrap” on top of preexisting dividers. When added as a wrap, it makes cleaning, disinfecting, and preserving your office dividers a total breeze!

 

Take your office environs up a notch with these exciting ideas and inspire your hardworking team through your newly updated office interiors. Holiday cheer is so infectious! Don’t hesitate to go the extra mile for your valued employees and one of a kind coworkers. 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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The Importance of Glass

Returning to Life after COVID  

It’s safe to say that this global pandemic has been a cumbersome learning lesson for us all in with regards to our understanding of cleanliness, bacteria, and how susceptible we all are too rapid contamination. And with so many uncertainties still on the horizon, we continue to seek solutions and safety in the areas we can control. Something born out of the crisis is special attention to the materials that we build with and the obvious need for partition equipment and spatial solutions. Because these circumstances are all so new and constantly changing, much of the information and understanding we have is not necessarily rooted in fact. To arrive at undisputed facts, it takes years of trial and error, scientific testing, and data analysis. Yet because we don’t have time to waste in this battle against Coronavirus, we are forced to make micro-adjustments day-to-day when attempting to understand what works and what doesn’t.

One of the serious debates during these unprecedented times has been the question of plastic versus glass. While many establishments are choosing to integrate plastic spatial solutions and Standing Wall Partitions or medical dividers, others are opting for higher quality glass products to facilitate the need for a spatial barrier. In this article, we will examine the properties of each and how the chemical properties of partition equipment directly affect our fight against the coronavirus.

Glass versus Plexi, which is better?

Without a doubt, both materials have their own individual value and beneficial qualities. After all, Plexiglass is often considered to be a more durable, harder to crack alternative to glass that still maintains a similar function. But while Plexi may be more durable in the heavily trafficked areas, glass will always be more sanitary, easier to clean, and less porous than acrylic plastics, making them the safer choice of the two for this specific need.

“Glass tends to cost less than Plexiglass and can be more scratch resistant and more easily recycled. Though the benefits of plexiglass are that it may be stronger, more shatter-resistant, and resistant to the elements and erosion than glass.” –Binswanger Glass

 

Where to Integrate Glass in Business

For any commercial establishment, whether a place of business, a restaurant, or educational institutions, it has become a necessity to provide a physical barrier between employees and customers or faculty and student at highly trafficked points of contact. This is where durable high-quality Sliding Glass Wall Partitions are a wonderful ally in flighting the spread of COVID 19. Glass medical screens are an extremely helpful tool in creating a physical barrier between people in group settings. A lot of restaurants are now installing large-scale glass wall dividers between tables in order to create more safety and security for their customers and employees alike. Within any business, you should be considering how and where you can install glass dividers at points of contact or within heavily trafficked areas.

 

The Reopening of Schools

Now that we are quickly nearing the end of summer vacation, one of the biggest concerns on the minds of most parents is whether or not schools will be reopening this fall. As many places are adapting to be more cognizant of the transmission of illnesses, schools are also heavily rethinking the interior design of their institutions too. Since children have less spatial awareness and cleanliness standards, it may be time for a modern design solution.

While many schools are opting for home-school with online classes this fall, there are a growing number of educational establishments that are indeed returning to a physical learning environment. With this, schools will be asked to come up with solutions to ensure that all students and faculty remain physically separated and socially distanced during the school day. Introducing modular glass dividers and Glass Office Partitions into the classroom could be the spatial solution many schools are looking for. These dividers are super easy to install, offer enhanced flexibility as compared with a standard wall, and are very easy to clean and disinfect. As faculty and janitors will be asked to continuously clean surfaces and disinfect, it only makes sense to use glass rather than acrylic as it is the easiest to wipe down and disinfect.

 

By utilizing transparent spatial barriers indoors, you can help protect your employees and customers from the person-to-person transmission of Coronavirus. Make your establishment as safe as possible for everyone by integrating Glass Room Dividers and standing glass partitions. Visit Space Plus, A Division of the Sliding Door Company online to view our online catalog, and Get a quote from one of our professionals today.

 

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