Because we know all too well that every detail is important, and we can help you with the big things (furniture, desks, chairs, cabinets and so on), we thought it might be a good idea to tell you about flooring options for that furniture to sit on. So we looked into the best options, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
One of the cheapest options is vinyl, and it’s been quite popular lately. It’s easy to put, it’s available in pretty much any color and design (including wood or tiles imitations), it’s easy to clean, it’s OK to use in conditions of moisture and, in general, it’s durable (thus appropriate for spaces with intense traffic). However, once the material is starting to break down, you can’t really finish it, polish it or fix it. Also, its colors are going to fade in time and you might also get dents in the surface, even though at the beginning it’s probably going to be one of the best commercial surfaces to step on.
On the opposite side of cost there’s the hardwood flooring, and its price keeps getting higher proportional with the wood itself. It just might happen that some work spaces simply have to have wood and nothing else would fit them just as good, and yes, it is one of the most elegant flooring options on the market. It’s also warm, forever in style, durable, easy to clean and there are techniques for refreshing it when it gets scratched, when its intensity fades and so on. But it’s really bad with moisture and it’s somewhat debatable if it’s appropriate for intense traffic.
Laminated flooring can be a great compromise, since it’s pretty strong (especially the one designed for intense traffic), it’s relatively cheap, it’s available in a wide array of colors and texture, but, just as hardwood, it’s not a friend of water and, the same as for vinyl, it can’t be refreshed after it gets broken.
Carpeting is also very popular, especially since it provides a certain degree of sound isolation, something quite useful in an office. It ca be very cheap (although quality and durability tend to be proportional to price), it’s pretty easy to put and change (in case you have to), you’ll find it in an almost unlimited supply of colors, textures and patterns, but it’s somewhat harder to care for and it’s quite prone to stains.
Tiles are easy to put in place, easy maintenance, not necessarily very expensive, and the huge availability of designs and colors make it suitable for any style. But there’s also the risk of cracking and, especially during the winter, it might just make the room a bit too cold.
Stone might be the most expensive solution out there and it doesn’t really fit every working space. In return, those offices that might go well with stone flooring will sure get a special vibe and elegance. But putting it is hard, maintenance has its own little quirks, it can get slippery when it’s wet and there’s also the chance that it might chipped. However, it’s also true that it is probably the most durable material for flooring.
So think about what’s happening in your office (the activity itself, the spirit of the company, traffic intensity and so on), weigh the advantages and disadvantages of every option and pick your best option. We’re also reminding you that we can offer our clients, aside from chairs and desks, solutions for carpeting.