First impressions count, and the way you present your space when people come through your door can make a big difference to how they approach doing business with you. Reception areas are often the hub of a company as well as a business gateway, so the flooring in these areas works extremely hard. Chosen wisely, a good-quality and well-designed carpet in the reception area can make it possible for you to scale back and simplify design details elsewhere.
Bear your type of business in mind when choosing carpet colours. Natural shades, inspired by the great outdoors, are positive statements and particularly popular for creative and new media companies. Strong colours in dark tones such as grey, brown and black are more popular with traditional organisations like accountancy and legal firms. For businesses where staff are more focused on individual output, consider cooler, calmer shades such as blues and soft greens to encourage focus.
Carpet Tiles or Fitted Carpet
For the most flexible flooring and the option to easily incorporate branding colours or patterns, the latest carpet tiles are a versatile option. Clever use of carpet tiles in the reception area offers companies the ability to outline specific areas and encourage the visitor to follow certain pathways through a space. In the long term, carpet tiles are easy to update and repair should they become worn or damaged. Our carpet company in Melbourne has a huge selection of carpet tiles specifically aimed at the commercial carpet sales market.
Alternatively, a fitted carpet can create a smart and cohesive impression, helping to unify your office space and provide a seamless transition between different areas of your company. While many prefer the option of having the same carpet throughout, fitted carpet can also be varied and blended, so high-traffic spaces such as reception areas and hallways can benefit from a darker or more boldly-patterned carpet than that used in areas where people are mainly seated.
If budget is an issue, focus on the strongest and best quality carpet, bearing in mind density and dernier, for areas such as reception and meeting rooms. Cheaper and less robust flooring may be suitable for store rooms and around desks.
Making Maintenance Easy
Even the best quality carpeting can be off-putting if it is worn, stained or damaged. A well maintained carpet in the reception area shows that your company pays attention to detail, is considerate of its staff and customers, and is able to invest in good-quality finishes.
High quality installation is essential to the final appearance of any carpet, so invest in good quality underlay and professional fitting to prolong the life of your carpet. Complete Carpet Co offers a professional fitting service for all our flooring. Darker colours and patterns are easier to maintain and keep looking good between cleanings, so unless you have an army of cleaning staff, avoid long piles and light, plain colours in areas where people walk regularly.
Call into either of Complete Carpet Co’s two Melbourne stores today to see our full range and discuss your requirements. Our staff is always happy to help, either in store or on the phone, so contact the Complete Carpet Co team today.