We spend a lot of time thinking about the right flooring choices for our living spaces. But what about our offices? More often than not, we simply go to default options, or what is fastest, cheapest, or easiest. Just like in your home, there are a lot of factors that should play a part in the decision, including the size of the space, the industry you’re in, the amount of foot traffic you expect, the style of the rest of your space, and of course your budget. Here are 4 of the best commercial flooring options to consider having installed in your office.
Concrete seems like a very utilitarian option, but it can also be strikingly beautiful. It is incredibly durable, resistant to flood and fire, super easy to clean, and perfect for really high traffic areas. It tends to give an industrial vibe to any space, but it can be highly polished for an incredible look. More often than not, it is a poured floor, but it is also available as pre-finished panels that can be used for flooring or for walls.
Bamboo is an amazing flooring option to consider for your business. It has very similar characteristics to another hardwood flooring, but it is a very “green” renewable resource since it grows so fast. It comes in a variety of patterns and styles, offering a premium look at very affordable prices. Bamboo is also one of the hardest wood options, making it very durable for high traffic areas, while still being easy to clean and maintain.
If noise reduction is an important consideration, concrete and bamboo are not your best bets. Soft flooring like carpeting is much better for absorbing sound, and it also tends to be very cost effective. For commercial flooring, carpet tiles are a better bet than wall-to-wall because if they get damaged, the individual tiles can be removed and replaced, rather than the whole carpet. Carpet tiles also give you the option to mix colors and patterns to create “zones” in your space without needing to add additional walls. The major drawback to carpeting is that it isn’t as easy to clean as other options.
Vinyl or Laminate
If you’re looking for truly cost-effective alternatives to tile, stone, or wood flooring, vinyl or laminate are great options. They come in a range of patterns, styles, and textures that can mimic other flooring types at a fraction of the cost. They also tend to absorb sound better than the types they mimic. They are resilient, easy to maintain, and fairly easy to clean. However, if they get damaged, the whole floor must be replaced.
RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers
Have more questions about choosing new flooring or looking to make a switch in one of the rooms in your business? Our professionals at RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers can answer all of your questions and provide quality flooring for your needs. Give us a call, or visit our storeroom to check out our wide selection of commercial and residential flooring options.