With so many options available, choosing the right flooring for your office can be a tough decision. You might want to consider picking sustainably sourced flooring, or you may opt for statement flooring, to make a memorable first impression with visitors to your office.
Whatever you have in mind, we are here to help you to find the solution tailored to your needs. We have collected the most popular flooring solutions for offices and their pros and cons to guide you with your decision making.
The latest generation of vinyl flooring is not only practical, but also stylish and available in a surprisingly wide variety of styles; with products available to mimic more costly designs such as wood and stone at a fraction of the price.
Pros of vinyl flooring
- Easy cleaning
- Diversity of designs
Cons of vinyl flooring:
- Some models need regular waxing and polishing
- When damaged the whole floor needs to be replaced
Luxury Vinyl Tiles – LVT
Compared to traditional vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tiles offer more creative design options to make your dream flooring layout come true. LVT is surging in popularity because it is available in tiles or boards, allowing designers to create infinite designs, shapes and forms.
LVT is also outstanding for underfoot comfort and acoustic. However, the noise absorption of carpet is slightly better.
Pros of luxury vinyl tiles:
- Creative design
- Durability (up to 20 years)
- Easy maintenance
- Environmentally friendly
- Effortless replacement
Cons of luxury vinyl tiles:
- More expensive than vinyl
- Less noise absorption than carpet
If your office is eco-conscious and recycling is important to you, look no further than marmoleum flooring. This fantastic, innovative solution is not only made from organic, environmentally friendly materials (such as cork, limestone and wood flour) but it also contains antibacterial properties to keep your office safe from germs.
What’s more: marmoleum comes in tiles, enabling you to mix colours and create fun patterns to elevate the mood of your employees and boost efficiency.
Pros of marmoleum flooring:
- Water and dust resistant
- Mix and match colours
Cons of marmoleum flooring:
- Sensitive to steam cleaner and hot water
- Higher maintenance
- Acids from food or cleaning products can leave stains
This type of flooring provides excellent acoustic benefit for your office as they absorb sound very efficiently and this also improves the productivity of your employees.
Some brands of carpet tile have cushion backing to help absorb foot traffic, this not only protects the flooring but has a health and wellness advantage. Carpet tiles are available in various colours and textures, which makes them perfect for designing dynamic, inspiring or calming spaces.
Modulyss are one of our favoured suppliers of carpet tiles, with a huge range of styles to suit your office; watch a short promo video of their latest release below.
Pros of carpet tiles:
- Extremely durable
- Easy replacement
- Heat and sound insulation
Cons of carpet tiles:
- Edges can become loose and frayed over time
The reception or entrance area is the most important space in the office, this is what customers see first and is where they get their first impression of your business. Choosing the right entrance matting design will help your business to make a statement right at the entrance.
Take a look at the unique carpet tile flooring we recently designed and installed for Channel 4 Studio’s Crystal Maze TV show, this was undoubtedly one of our favourite projects!
Pros of entrance matting:
- Wow effect
- Reduced cleaning costs
- Interior flooring protection
- Specialist flooring available for prevention of trips and falls
Cons of entrance matting:
- Naturally more susceptible to wear & tear
Need expert advice?
If you are looking to make your office flooring truly stand out, why not give one of our team a call on 0117 963 7979 or why not book an appointment to visit our flooring studio today and meet our creative experts face to face.
This post was written by Binks