What’s the Best Type of Office Flooring?
When redesigning an office, there are a variety of different materials to choose from. With offices becoming more modern, spacious and open, you may wish to implement different flooring materials to suit the purpose of different areas.
The different types of office flooring are:
- Carpet Tiles
- Ceramic Tiles
- Natural Stone
- Safety Flooring
- Barrier Matting
- Branded Flooring
At CPS Interiors, we’re all about ensuring your commercial environment reaches its full potential. This article will be discussing the various benefits of different floor surfaces for different areas of the office.
Large open plan spaces
More and more companies are opting to incorporate an open-plan workspace into their business. The benefits of this are a more modern, relaxing environment, where workers are able to strike a balance between working and socialising. The flooring you choose for this environment can help to strike this balance much more accurately.
We believe that an important factor in achieving this balance is noise control. It is important that the room is not too loud, as too much noise could disrupt other workers and reduce productivity. Carpet is a good office floor surface for this type of environment; it is good at absorbing sound, so will keep the area at an optimum noise level. In addition, carpet is relatively easy to maintain, and opting for carpet tiles may be cost-effective in the long run, as any damage can be replaced by removing the tile, rather than removing the whole carpet.
Kitchen/Tea Point/Breakout Area
A kitchen or breakout area needs to ensure the flooring it uses is easy to clean and maintain. There are a number of different materials that could be beneficial in this instance, including: hardwood, laminate, vinyl and ceramic. One option may be more appropriate than the others, depending on the general design of the kitchen, but these four materials will all be sure to offer a long-lasting, easy to clean surface area.
Smaller, public areas
Areas of your workplace that are often visited by the public or other business associates can be prioritised to look exceptionally nice in order to give a great overall impression of the business. Therefore, we recommend natural stone as one particular option for these areas. Stone can be costly, and so condensing it to smaller areas such as these is a good strategy for implementation. While the cost may be higher, the premium feel and gorgeous aesthetic look of natural stone will instantly improve your visitors’ perception of your business.
In addition, natural stone comes in a variety of different types. These options include limestone, sandstone, marble, granite and more, meaning you can always find a type of natural stone that will appropriately suit the theme and design of the room.
At CPS Interiors, we help your company find its identity. We offer complete design packages that overhaul your office space and transform it into a design that suits you. Our team of expert design technicians are highly knowledgeable about the industry; they can advise you on which materials, designs and features are most suitable to your business’ philosophies and requirements. If you’d like to enquire further, get in touch with our team today.