How to Specify

Protecting Against Product Failure in Healthcare Settings

As surfaces in hospitals and other medical facilities are being cleaned more frequently with harsher chemicals in the wake of COVID, product failures in the field are becoming alarmingly more commonplace. In this episode, Julie Short discusses an innovative film product from DuPont that can be applied to virtually any surface that offers added durability and cleanability.

How to Specify for the Public Sector

Public sector projects can be daunting, but the principles of great design still apply. Here’s what you need to know about specifying for public projects. 

How to Specify for the Retail Market

Retail is a fast-paced market in the interior design industry. With quick project timelines, frequent renovations and rapidly changing trends, specifying materials for a retail space gives designers an opportunity to think about the impact of their product selections in an entirely different light. Read how now. 

How to Specify: Textiles

In this episode, guest Moira Murray of Ultrafabrics walks designers through the in’s and out’s of fabric specification for commercial design projects. From yarn construction, performance, cleaning and applications across different markets, Murray shares her insights so that specifiers can make the most informed decisions when selecting fabrics.

How to Specify: Coated Upholstery Fabrics for Healthcare

Specifying fabrics for healthcare environments can be daunting, especially in light of more stringent cleaning and performance protocols surrounding the pandemic. Members of the Association for Contract Textiles (ACT) join host Robert Nieminen to discuss important new guidelines and tests for specifying coated upholstery fabrics for healthcare settings.

How to Specify: Commercial Carpet

Think specifying commercial carpet is simple? Take another look (or listen) and join guest Bruce Campos with Starnet Worldwide Flooring Coop, as he recommends what designers and specifiers should look for when starting a project, as well as dispels some myths around carpet sanitation in light of COVID-19.