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Sphere8 terrazzo resin flooring at Harrods Wellness Clinic

Find out why Sphere8’s installation at Harrods is an award-winning project…

We are delighted to announce that Sphere8 has once again been awarded Small Commercial Project of the Year by the Resin Flooring Association, and this year it was for a truly exciting project! Earlier this year we worked on the stunning new Wellness Clinic at Harrods, Knightsbridge! Suffice to say we were thrilled to be asked to collaborate on such an illustrious installation, and it didn’t disappoint. Now that it has joined our growing list of award-winning projects we are delighted to share the very bespoke details with you…

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History of Flooring

Getting to know your floors...

There are times when it’s important to take stock – to look back on where you came from and to really appreciate how far you’ve come. 2017 marks Sphere8’s 8th anniversary – as well as the end of our rebrand and some exciting new ventures in some exciting commercial projects – and so the right time to take a look back at not just our history but the history of the flooring industry as a whole. Resin floors are a relatively new concept in the grand history of interior design, but we owe a lot to our better-known predecessors…

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Poured resin flooring in white | LuxSphere

25% Discount on LuxSphere!

In conjunction with our latest promotion, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to tell you more about our high-end residential flooring solution: LuxSphere! One of our new systems when we rebranded to Sphere8, it is our answer to a query put forward by a number of residential clients looking for the one-stop answer to perfect seamless resin floors. And for a limited time only it's available with a 25% discount!

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Bespoke glitter resin flooring by Sphere8

Product Focus: ArtSphere

Of all our latest products and systems, there is one that stands out as the most creative and innovative. Our ArtSphere floors are evidence of just how unique a Sphere8 floor can be… and we’ve had some very creative clients over the years! Although we’ve offered bespoke floors for the last 8 years, it’s only as Sphere8 that we have dedicated a specific product to finding innovative solutions to whatever you can dream up! So we thought it was time to look back at some of our most exciting ArtSphere projects…

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Pink Resin Wall Colours by Sphere8

Colour Focus: Millennial Pink

Those who have checked out our Instagram feed know that every Wednesday we like to turn our eye to our resin wall finishes - it seems unfair that they get so little attention! Our floors are definitely what we're known for, but seamless surfaces are vertical as well as horizontal. It seems particularly unjust as our wall finishes are available in over 100 colours - so you have the chance to make a really unique statement.

With so many colours to choose from it can be hard to focus on just one... so we thought we'd turn your attention to the "colour of the moment"... Millennial Pink!

 

 

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Green resin floors by Sphere8

Green floors... in every colour!

This week we were very proud to be featured in Deco Magazine as the go-to environmentally-friendly flooring of choice. The double page feature can be viewed online HERE – and you can also see Deco Magazine online with their focus on eco-friendly interior solutions. We’re delighted to be included in their list of eco-friendly interior suppliers and we thought we’d share just some of the things that make Sphere8 a “green” choice – whatever colour you choose!

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Resin floors in Sandstone by Sphere8

Decorating home spaces...

We are often asked about how suitable our floors are for residential projects – and we’re happy to say they are perfectly suited to private homes of all shapes and sizes! Warm underfoot, durable and comfortable to live with, a Sphere8 resin floor can be used in every room from kitchen and sitting room to bathroom or bedroom! However, this then raises the bigger question of how to style a home with a seamless resin floor… so we thought we’d look into some of our favourite home spaces and how they’ve been decorated!

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Sphere8 resin flooring showroom

Choosing your resin floor...

We know that a lot of our clients are unfamiliar with resin floors, and uncertain what the process involves... to help wherever possible, we've put together a guide to choosing your resin floor!

Choosing any flooring solution for your home or business is a big commitment. Whatever the colour, material or finish it will create the canvas on which you build the rest of your interior space. We appreciate that choosing a resin floor is an equally involved decision, sometimes even more so as many clients are unfamiliar with the product and need additional guidance. At Sphere8 we have spent nearly a decade installing poured resin floors and hand-applied resin wall finishes throughout the UK and the world, so you can trust that you are dealing with the experts.

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Goldfinger Factory, Wellcome Trust magazine rack

Pushing the boundaries…

At Sphere8 we have spent nearly 8 (conveniently!) years building up our expertise in hand-poured floors and hand-applied wall coverings. Our resin has been adapted and perfected for this purpose, made UV-stable and durable with different build ups for almost every environment imaginable. However, we hadn’t planned for furniture! Not that this deterred us when we embarked on a project with Goldfinger Factory and Wellcome Trust to cover a bespoke magazine rack in layers of resin…

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Bright colour resin floors (turquoise)

Product Focus: New Colour Range

We are now well and truly into 2017 – nearly two weeks back in the office and mince pies and mulled wine are a distant memory! To celebrate the turning over of a new leaf, we’ve been busy in our Development Centre creating samples galore in preparation for a new year of showroom appointments, consultations and design meetings. So it seems as good a time as any to introduce you to some of the new Sphere8 colours – and give you a sneak peak of what’s to come!

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Sphere8 resin flooring under floor heating

Don't go getting cold feet!

At this time of year, with the afternoons still getting steadily darker and the temperatures dropping, it’s more important than ever to feel cosy and warm at home. Few clients think to ask about under-floor heating in those few exciting days of a British heatwave, but come Autumn and Winter we field constant questions about how our floors are compatible with under-floor heating and how necessary it is. Given the start of advent (and a recent shift into Winter weather!) we thought now was the perfect time to answer all those questions and share the advice of our under-floor heating partners Warmup! Read on for more information about types of under-floor heating, how it works, and whether you need it…

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Sphere8 team

Sphere8 take home two FeRFA Awards!

It was almost a week ago now that we headed north for the annual Resin Flooring Association Awards, and after a very busy week there’s finally time to reflect on our success! The awards ceremony features as a regular date in the Sphere8 diary, and every year we’ve been successful in taking home at least one award – this year was no different with Sphere8 accepting not one but two Highly Commended awards for both Small and Large Commercial Project of the Year!

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Sphere8 resin wet room at The Conran Shop

Design Focus: Home Spas with Sphere8 Wall Finishes

Of all the rooms in our homes, bathrooms are the most often overlooked. It's easy to think of these rooms as purely functional - there seems to be enough to consider when choosing between jacuzzi baths and waterfall shower heads without over-thinking the aesthetics. However, with Sphere8 resin wall finishes and floors you can forever banish white tiles, dirty grouting, and seahorse motifs - and create a soothing, relaxing environment to unwind in with your very own home spa. 

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Diwali with Sphere8

Celebration of Light!

Last night’s celebration of light saw friends and colleagues from throughout the industry come together in honour of Diwali, for a fantastic evening with Tom Dixon. We welcomed industry-specialists for a unique evening with a talk by Tom on his diverse and inspiring product ranges – particularly his world-renowned lighting collections. Very fitting for a party recognising the festival of light celebrated by millions around the world.

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Holly Porter and Charlotte Hammond at Women in Construction

London Build Expo… Chicks with Bricks!

This year’s London Build Expo was a really enjoyable experience for the Sphere8 team – we were shortlisted for two awards at the London Construction Awards and had an amazing evening with over 200 industry specialists; we then headed along to Day Two of the London Build Expo and made a huge number of great new contacts; but perhaps most exciting was our introduction to Chicks with Bricks at London Build’s “Women in Construction” Morning Tea – a really inspirational morning…

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DesignSphere resin floors

Product Focus: DesignSphere

Given one of our DesignSphere projects has just been nominated for Small Commercial Project of the Year, we thought this was the perfect time to shine the light on our most innovative of flooring systems! The DesignSphere system combines all the physical properties of a Sphere8 resin floor, with a seamless bespoke image that answers the client’s brief. From maps of Narnia and tromp l’oeil leaves to our latest project recreating vintage tiles, there’s nothing we won’t consider! Read more about what made this such an eye-catching and exciting project…

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Goldfinger Factory

Turning Waste into Gold…

Ever since we were introduced to Goldfinger Factory through their collaboration with Tom Dixon, we have been in awe of the work they do as part of the local community – turning waste materials and wasted talent into, well, gold! Whether that takes the form of upcycled furniture or pieces for their new Trellick range designed by Tom himself. Either way their work is hugely deserving of recognition and we were thrilled when we worked out a way we could collaborate with them! Before we’re ready to reveal what we’re working on though, we thought it was right to take a good look at all they’ve already achieved…

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Sphere8 at Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

Shortlisted at Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

Sphere8 had an amazing night out last week, as we attended the 2016 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards at the Old Truman Brewery. Now in its eighth year, these awards are a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces - so we were obviously thrilled to be involved in a short-listed project with Virgile & Partners for the Birmingham Harvey Nichols restaurant. 

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Portobello Dock

Harvest Festival with Tom Dixon and Goldfinger Factory

Last night we welcomed nearly 500 people on site at Ladbroke Grove to celebrate London Design Festival with a unique Harvest Festival party, in partnership with Tom Dixon. The real focus was on Tom's collaboration with Goldfinger Factory - an incredible organisation that seeks to "turn waste into gold in deprived communities". It was an exceptional evening...

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Turquoise resin walls by Sphere8

Carnival Spirit! Colourful resin floors at Sphere8…

Here in Ladbroke Grove this weekend can only mean one thing – CARNIVAL! The annual Notting Hill Carnival parades straight past our site here and every year we are blown away by the excitement, energy and enthusiasm that surrounds the event. The other thing that immediately comes to mind (along with food, music and dancing!) is the riotous display of colour that Carnival inspires. So as a tribute to our lively neighbours this weekend, we thought we’d look at our most colourful project to date…

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Sphere8 brochure

Order our new Sphere8 Residential Brochure now!

The rebranding continues and we’re making steady progress! It’s been such an enjoyable opportunity to look at everything we offer our clients and how to make it better. The literature we send out to prospective customers is the perfect example of this – so the chance to redraft everything from the content to the way it’s presented was a very exciting venture… Order one online now to see what the final product was!

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Terrazzo resin flooring by Sphere8

Terrazzo! From goat's milk to resin...

This week we embarked on the rebranding of our BrecciaSphere range – refining our colour choices and adding them to our Sphere8 flooring colour guide. Fortunately we have long used our range of terrazzo-effect resin floors, but with demand steadily increasing we thought it was time to give this collection a little extra attention!

 

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Colour Combinations in resin floors

Considering Colour Combinations in resin floors.

As many of our clients are aware, one of the great benefits of a Sphere8 poured resin floor is the complete flexibility in your choice of colour. We offer a carefully curated range of shades, as well as a unique colour-match service so our clients can have complete control over their final pigment. Whilst this is a great advantage it can be somewhat overwhelming! So we’re looking at the timeless colour combinations you can use to guide your decision…

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Sphere8 at Tom Dixon NYC

Tom Dixon and Sphere8 in NYC

It was a couple of months ago that we were first approached about the Tom Dixon Howard Street store, and since then the entire project has been a bit of a whirlwind. With the spectacular opening last week it was obvious that all of this hard work had been well worth it!

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Sphere8 Motion Sandstone

The New Sphere8 Colour Collection

Among the many changes we've experienced during our rebrand, one of the more exciting challenges was deciding how to update and refresh our colour ranges. We've had to adapt previous colours, keep our favourites and make way for some new offerings too...

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Resin alternative to polished concrete

Design Focus: Polished Concrete

One of the things we are most often asked about is replicating the look of polished concrete. It’s been a growing trend for some time, but in recent months it’s become more and more popular in people’s homes and we’ve noticed the increased interest in practical alternatives.

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Poured resin floors at Twickenham Studios

Winner of Small Commercial Project of the Year

The Resin Flooring Association annually welcomes its members to an awards ceremony and dinner, to celebrate the most impressive, innovative and exciting projects of the last 12 months. This year the event was hosted at the famous Belfry Hotel and Resort and the awards presented by comedian Fred MacAulay to a packed audience of industry specialists, suppliers and installers

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Sphere8 resin floors at Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton – collaborating with a high fashion brand

Louis Vuitton is a global super-brand, recognised across the globe. One of the most famous luxury fashion brands in the world today, the LV monogram is synonymous with high-fashion couture, and is imitated in almost every form. Obviously we were thrilled to be involved in such an exciting and high-profile installation!

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Sphere8 and Tom Dixon

The creation of a new Design Gallery…

Those clients who have visited our showroom in West London will be familiar with our dockside site – straddling the Grand Union Canal. However, those who visited us in the White Building are yet to see our new contemporary Design Gallery in the wharf building over the bridge – a small but crucial change in the sales experience.

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Resin floors with image

Project Focus: Library at Thomas’s School, Clapham

Looking back at some of our more memorable projects, it’s hard to forget our installation at Thomas’s School in Clapham, where we provided a Sphere8 DesignSphere floor with a map of Narnia! We were so pleased with the final effect, not to mention our team’s creativity and ingenuity during the planning stages. A truly unique installation.

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