Milliken currently offers five RIBA Approved CPD presentations. All five are part of the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum.


This CPD explores the importance of a building’s acoustics on the well-being and productivity of people in the workplace and in education. It goes on to explain the various ways in which floor coverings can play a role in providing a solution for improving acoustics in the built environment.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this seminar you will have developed an understanding of:

1. The various elements of ‘acoustics’ in the built environment

2. Why managing acoustics is becoming increasingly important in today’s work and educational environments

3. The factors that should be considered when evaluating floor coverings for acoustic performance, including the ways in which sound is measured in relation to floor coverings

4. How particular floor coverings can positively contribute to a building’s acoustics

5. How floor coverings are measured and certified by the WELL v2 Building Standard for their acoustic impact on well-being

Milliken Showroom Tour: A Journey to WELL Platinum Certification

This CPD reviews the criteria required for achieving the International Well Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard and presents Milliken’s journey to achieving Platinum Certification for its London Showroom space.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this seminar you will have developed an understanding of:

1. The IWBI’s process for getting a building or space WELL Building certified

2. The criteria required for achieving the highest level of WELL Building Certification

3. The typical challenges faced in aiming to achieve Platinum Certification and how they can be overcome

4. How you can take these learnings and replicate into your own WELL Building certification project

The WELL v2 Building Standard and how floor covering impacts health and well-being

This CPD explores how design, operations and behaviours within the places where we live, work, learn and play can be optimised to advance human health and well-being. The seminar reviews specific features of the WELLv2 Building Standard, discusses how organisations like the WELL Living Lab are contributing to testing and developing future requirements of the standard and explains the ways in which floor covering can impact the health and welfare of the building’s occupants.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the key reasons for designing spaces with a primary focus on human health and well-being

2. Explore the WELL Building Standard and learn about the key features and ways to certify your next project

3. Learn how the WELL Living Lab is contributing to future WELL Building Standard features

4. Demonstrate ways floor covering can contribute to the WELL Building Standard and to designing spaces with a focus on human health and well-being

LVT - Looking Beyond Aesthetics

This presentation provides an insight into the various types of Luxury Vinyl Tile products available and considers these in terms of performance and functionality. Delegates will learn about the various areas to focus on, beyond aesthetics, when specifying a LVT product for a commercial installation. It also considers the environmental aspects of the product and provides information on ingredients typically used and relevant quality standards.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the broad product offering of Luxury Vinyl Tile

2. Identify key considerations when specifying LVT:

  • Product construction
  • The interior environment in which it will be installed
  • Sustainability attributes
  • Design

3.   Examine the various types of LVT construction and how it impacts performance and applications

4.   Explore the design flexibility afforded by LVT

End of Life Disposal of Interior Finishes: A Focus on Carpet Tiles

This seminar provides delegates with an understanding of the broad drivers for recycling of interior materials, with a specific focus on carpet. It reviews the options for disposal of carpet and opportunities for recycling of broadloom carpet and carpet tiles. The presentation goes on to explain a new Closed Loop carpet tile recycling process, which Milliken has recently developed, giving an insight into how the technology works, its capabilities, the challenges it presents and how architects and other users can engage with this process.

Learning Objectives

1. Review the factors affecting the drive to increase carpet recycling

2. Understand the complexities and options available for recycling different types of carpet

3. Learn about Closed Loop Recycling and a new process for turning old carpet into materials for manufacturing new carpet tile

4. Explore the challenges that are being addressed to increase the rate of Closed Loop Recycling for carpet tile