Installing new office flooring is a great way to completely change the look of an office or breathe new life into a tired, lacklustre office interior. Whether you decide to install new flooring as part of a complete refurbishment or simply want to update the flooring you already have; making the right choice is crucial.
Office carpeting has come a long way since the bad old days of brown carpet tiles
When it comes to choosing office flooring, it’s natural to go for something as stylish and gorgeous as possible. However, it’s also important to remember that office flooring needs to be practical and up to the job. So before rushing out and making a purchase, take a little time to think about the level of footfall your floor has to cope with, along with the type of work and processes that are carried out by the people who’ll use the floor. For example, if your office is particularly noisy – is a hard stone or wood flooring really going to be the best option? Carpets are proven to reduce sound and office carpeting has come a long way since the bad old days of brown carpet tiles…
The next stage is to set a budget. If you’d like to create a really impressive look, natural flooring materials such as solid wood or stone are hard to beat but they do come with a hefty price tag. If your budget will cover the expense of natural flooring then go for it but if not, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are now plenty of alternatives available that can look just as good but at a much lower price.
Finally, before you go ahead and take the plunge, make sure you understand in advance the maintenance requirements of your new office flooring. Bear in mind that expensive carpets are going to require lots of care and attention to stay looking good and that professional cleaning at least a couple of times a year is likely to be necessary. This also applies to natural floors such as wood or stone – professional cleaning and treatments are important to protect the surface of the floor and protect it from wear and tear.
Posted May 13, 2014