Is now the perfect time to replace your office flooring? Like many businesses across the country, lockdown restrictions may have impacted on the way you operate.
If your office is currently empty, or on a skeleton staff with others working from home, why not take this opportunity to upgrade your flooring? When your staff return, they’ll come back to the welcome sight of a bright and vibrant office space.
What type of commercial flooring is right for your business?
When deciding on which flooring will work best, you should consider the footfall on a typical working day in your office.
High traffic will need a durable and strong material such as vinyl to withstand wear and tear. For lower traffic, you may prefer something more luxurious, like hardwood flooring.
Vinyl flooring is popular in offices as it provides a reliable, hardwearing surface that’s a practical option for pretty much any commercial premises.
If your office sees heavy traffic on a regular basis, then vinyl is a good choice as it is highly robust and resistant to damage. It’s ideal for offices with high footfall and frequent movement of furniture as it can withstand dents and scratches and stay looking in good condition.
Vinyl is also low maintenance and easy to clean, making it functional and practical.
Linoleum flooring is versatile and hardwearing, perfect for offices with heavy traffic. It comes in a huge range of colours and patterns, making it easy to harmonise with existing decor. It can also be customised with your brand or logo – to personalise your office space.
Another beauty of linoleum is that it works with a range of anti-static, Bacterio static and conductive properties – perfect for electronic environments. It also offers a high degree of safety due to its fire-resistant properties.
Linoleum is made from natural raw materials, making it environmentally friendly.
Carpet and carpet tiles
If you prefer a softer look, then carpet or carpet tiles provide comfort underfoot. They also give a warmer environment.
Another significant benefit of carpet and carpet tiles is that they offer soundproofing. This is a major advantage when you have people sharing an office and want to reduce irritating noises.
You can easily replace carpet tiles. So, if an area becomes worn or stained, you just have to replace those tiles rather than reflooring the whole office.
Rubber flooring is usually found in public premises such as hospitals, nursing homes or veterinary surgeries. However, depending on the nature of your business, it can be an option for office flooring as it’s slip-resistant and sound absorbent.
If you frequently have clients visiting your office, then you may want to go for something that looks stylish and feels luxurious.
Commercial hardwood is durable, though it can be damaged by water, so it’s not suitable for all office environments. It also requires a degree of maintenance to keep it polished and non-slip.
Would you like to know more about office flooring solutions?
FineLine Flooring specialises in the supply and installation of safety flooring and non-slip flooring to commercial and industrial sectors covering Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.
Our flooring installers are all CSCS registered and monitored to the highest standards. We meet all health and safety guidelines and are fully covered for commercial and employer’s liability insurance.